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Video: Counselling could have prevented cases like Kondaya's: SB

15 October 2015 12:35 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister S.B. Dissanayake today said that if good counselling had been more prevalent, a case like that of Kondaya, who was suspected for Seya Sadewmi’s murder, could have been prevented.

Speaking at the National Counselling Day celebration at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, the minister requested for a more science-based counselling to be taught to village elders such as Buddhist monks and parish priests so they could provide relief at the village level.

He explained the importance of counselling referring to the murder of Seya.

“Take the case of Kondaya. He was in the forest, lived there. This should have come into the notice of our officials, the head monk of the village, or if it a catholic area; the parish priest or police. A man like this was living in the neighbourhood but was not attended to. They have failed a very important social responsibility.”

“A lot of talent is out there in the village; our field workers should go and find them. Like we found Susanthika and Dasun,” Minister Dissanayake further added, “Kondaya might have had many skills and talents that we didn’t get to realise.” (Dinali Jayasuriya)


  Comments - 8

  • Raj Friday, 16 October 2015 12:28 AM

    The Minister too needs some counselling to prevent him talking like parading a women naked on streets!!

    G Rathnayake Sunday, 25 October 2015 11:52 AM

    Hon Minister your speak is very valuable and important on that counseling day now we have to take an action and empowerment

    Lara Friday, 16 October 2015 05:52 AM

    Its very important to have more and more counselors and psychologist. you find very small opportunities for these kind of prefessionals

    Tony Friday, 16 October 2015 02:48 PM

    Susanthika ; Oh yes we remember, looks like still heart broken

    aja Thursday, 15 October 2015 06:12 PM

    Hello Did u lose the elections hello ????

    Chandra Friday, 16 October 2015 03:07 PM

    It is a great misfortune that we have such a mentally deranged character as a minister.

    Lalith Wijeweera Thursday, 15 October 2015 09:08 PM

    MOSTLY COUNSELLING NEED FOR COUNSELLERS. (If i am wrong please enlightning me.)

    Andare Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:14 PM

    We dont know who takes what seeni bole says seriously via DM Android App

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