He says Sri Lanka was not able to enjoy full freedom or to engage in religious celebrations or carryout faith based activities.
However he says today the situation has changed and the entire society is reaping the benefits of an undivided way-of-life.
“We as a Government have created such a peaceful unified background for people,” the Ministry of Defence quoted him as saying at an event in Katuneriaya.
The event had been organized by the Old Boys Association (OBA) of St.Sebastian’s Central College, Katuneriya.
Wijewardene went on to say that the Government has made notable efforts to revive the education sector in parallel with the allocation of considerable amount of funds.
He said since the Government has allocated significant amount of funds for the Education and Defence sectors, the authorities will take measures to develop schools in the country. (Colombo Gazette)