The Deputy Vice Chancellor Profesor Prakrama Karunaratne said that one has to be Indenpendent in his outlook and serve in the best interests of ones self and that of the place he or she is working . He added that one has to have a stature of ones determination and Independent outlook for his future as well as for the country.
Professor Karunartne deputizing for the Vice-Chancellor was addressing the staff and some students who had gathered for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations held at the University of Peradeniya, opposite the Senate building lawn
The National Flag was unfurled by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Parakama Karunaratne, which a Guard of Honour was afforded by the Security staff of the University.
There was also a Tree planting moment in association with the Independence Celebrations
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Prfessor Parakarma Karunrane unfurling the National Flag at the Univestiy of Peradenya for the 73rd Independece Day