It is with great pleasure, I as the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs appreciate the task being implemented by the National Youth Corps. It is a common fact that youth in Sri Lanka who leaves school is lack of skills and faces difficulties in achieving their desired goals. This definitely affects to the efficiency and the productivity of the country as a whole. Skillful and talented youth are to be empowered in order to build a self sufficient country.
I realized that the National Youth Corps is the only state organization which offer life skill competencies to the youth in Sri Lanka. Developing the life skill competencies, the sports and aesthetic skills within the youth, and providing vocational training are the salient features of the National Youth Corps. I am highly delighted that the Corps implements a series of programmes to achieve its supreme goal.
A well disciplined Younger generation with balance personality is an asset to any country. To face the present challenging situation in the country the youth is to be groomed with discipline, leadership and strong personality.
I wish the National Youth Corps would serve its invaluable service to the Sri Lankan youth and hope to extend my fullest cooperation to reach the pinnacle of the youth development of our country.