Dr.Abdul Kalam, the former President of India said that he would admire the efforts that Sri Lanka had taken on the conservation of energy. He said this at a meeting held at the official residence of the minister of power and energy Mr. Patali Champika Ranawaka.
The people who participated in this gathering exchanged ideas about the challenges of present day about building up of a knowledge based economy. Dr.Abdul Kalam the former President planted a Red Sandalwood tree at the garden of the minister’s official residence to commemorate his visit. Minister Patali Chamipika Ranawaka presented a souvenir to the former president at this occasion.
Ven Omalpe Sobitha the president of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, Mahanayaka of Amarapura Sri Dharmarakshitha Maha Nikaya Ven. Trikunamale Ananda Theo, MP Athuraliye Rathana Thero, Western provincial council MP Mr. Nishantha Warnasinghe, Lecturer Anuruddha Pradeep and provincial council MP Ms. Nirosha Athukorala also participated the event.