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The Higher Education Ministry, with the support of the Defense Ministry, has decided to conduct a two-week leadership training programme at selected army camps for the next batch of university students, officials said.

Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne told Daily Mirror that all students selected for university would be given a chance to improve their presentation skills, visionary thinking and conflict resolution skills.

Also, Dr. Navaratne said that university students’ ability to work as a team would also be improved at this training programme scheduled to commence in May.

“They must have leadership skills such as patience to listen to others and take decisions. We need good leaders to develop the country. Without good leaders, we cannot develop the country,” he said.

He said, “There is a misconception because the programme is going to be conducted at army camps. We selected army camps because they are the only venues that can accommodate well over 20,000 students at once. This is a nationwide programme.” (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Saradial Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:23 AM

    You should learn the difference between singular and Plural (Camp and Camps)

    Saradial Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:25 AM

    Its good move, what about Open University students?

    Mohamed Shafraz Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:30 AM

    Its cool, also introduce this program to Government servants too.

    victoria Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:46 AM

    Two weeks training for politicians is not enough because they have not learned a lesson so far

    Rajitha Wednesday, 19 January 2011 04:49 AM

    beginning of the end of JVP dominance in local universities. JVPeras will find a hard time ragging the freshers who had gone through military training. brilliant!

    Thas Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:02 AM

    How could Modayas have leadership skills. Isn't it a joke!!!!

    Sarath Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:09 AM

    It is very hard to implement any new gaze within our land. Almost all comments reflect the common negative ideas of our community.

    Major Senaratne Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:11 AM

    Very good initiative. Though two weeks is too short ,even a little leadership skills & dicipline instilled to the future leaders will only do good to our country as a whole.

    Prof Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:51 AM

    Name another country in the world where university students are fighting among themselves

    BeMyGuest Wednesday, 19 January 2011 06:03 AM

    this is really good. we really feel that uni guys should undergo some kind of a thing like this. they always think that they rule everything. they dont see any value in this free education system as soon as they get into the uni. good move govt. make the training tight.. ;)

    renganthan Wednesday, 19 January 2011 06:08 AM

    can't we join the Politikkas to this course as well!!!

    Ananda Wednesday, 19 January 2011 06:41 AM

    This is a wonderful and very useful program for University Students. I am a Scientist in a reputed Pharm. company in USA and we get this kind of leadership training at work. I wish I got this trianing when I was at Kelaniya university. It is true, that our contry is desperatey need good leaders to take our country forward. I highly recommend this free training for our 'Futue Leaders" Excellente!!!

    Navin Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:23 AM

    I think our uni students already have enough leadership training. What they need is training not on how to give leadership but how to obey the leadership provided by university academic staff.

    MK Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:32 PM

    Give that training to the 'KASIPPU MUDALALI" at village. Coz' they are the people become so called leaders in our country, not the educated people.

    victoria Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:36 PM

    Ha Ha training 20,000 in two weeks time at one army camp??
    The Doctor must be NUTTY?

    Kolitha Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:42 PM

    This is a really good move...

    KHKaru Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:50 PM

    Great ! Leadership training by the Army and agitate training by the ISU-JVP.

    Sicillian Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:08 PM

    This is not going to work. 20,000 students in one place.

    Suneth Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:27 PM

    There could be many comments publish here suggesting this as another step in militarisation our country. Although don't forget we have an experienced army with less work now.

    ampare son Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:30 PM

    good idea. welcome future sri lanken leaders.

    Riyazi Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:12 PM

    Title should be rephrased as "Leadership skills for Uni students & Politicians"

    dpl Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:37 PM

    the leadership will come through reading books and games.

    Neomal Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:57 PM

    Why are we forgetting the Parliamentarians?

    Lakmikanth Tuesday, 18 January 2011 08:42 PM

    Won't they take cycle chains and iron bars,after training !

    elaris Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:04 PM

    Hon. minister of higher education and some of the vice chancellors should follow the 2 week programme

    adahan Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:46 AM

    Another step to strengthen the hands of thuggerism and intimidation.


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