The President said this while attending the 86th birthday anniversary of the late Minister Lalith Athulathmudali held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.
“I certainly don’t like to recreate a beggar nation. We have to stand on our own,” he said at the Lalith Athulathmudali Commemorative Oration.
The President who further commented said that the government has embarked on a formal program to strengthen the banking system in order to establish the financial stability of the country.
Pointing out that Lalith Athulathmudali's concept is a concept that can elevate Sri Lanka to the top of the international arena, the President further mentioned that he will establish a university named after Mr. Lalith Athulathmudali in Sri Lanka in the future where he can study post-graduate courses.
A digital space was also introduced by the Lalith Amalamudali Foundation to provide the Sri Lankan youth with the facility of independent access to the international market.
A large number of Ministers including Mahasangharatna were present on this occasion.
The President was the chief guest at the function held today (23) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) to commemorate the 86th birthday anniversary of late Minister Lalith Athulathmudali.