Peace, a subject in school soon

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The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), headed by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, had proposed to introduce a new subject called ‘Peace Education and Conflict Resolution’ to the school curricular, it is learnt.

This has been proposed to do as part of its efforts to bring about better understanding among different ethnic and religious groups of Sri Lanka.

Initial discussion has been done with the Education Ministry.

However, the Ministry has not yet given its green light for the introduction of this subject.

It is a subject currently taught at graduate and post graduate level at some universities.

According to sources close to ONUR, various multi-cultural activities have been proposed by ONUR in this direction. It is an office functioning under the Presidential Secretariat. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • Ganesha Friday, 18 December 2015 09:24 AM

    Better late than never but it should be taught without bias unlike some present history lessons about Elahara Dudugemenu saga in a distorted style

    jeff Friday, 18 December 2015 10:11 AM

    As the chair person for national reconciliation, she does her business.

    nan Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:56 AM

    CBK you need to thank MR for this

    Ruwan Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:00 AM

    Finally a move in the right direction. Well done.

    ninja Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:35 AM

    good move, the next generation should learn from a young age not to repeat our countries past sins

    Channa Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:41 AM

    What a great news. We all live for a short period. We should learn to respect each other regardless of their religion and race. This would have done many decades ago.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:43 AM

    I would prefer the introduction of a subject "Ethical Behavior" instead which will consist of respecting others for their religion, race, culture, sexual orientation, respecting road rules, practicing patience, civility, discussing and respecting the views of others and resolving amicably, despising corruption criminality thuggery and so on.... this needs to be ingrained from a very young age so that the new generation will be rid of the present.

    Sara Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:15 AM

    This ladies hare brain works always like this. She will teach "Piece Education" for the north and "Peace Education" for the south.

    A true Sri Lankan in Colombo Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:22 AM

    Can you also bring similar system to intake children of other religions to enter local schools that are being "labelled and run as Buddhist Schools and "Christian Schools in the country"? Because you clearly know that Sri Lanka is the only country in the world which has set religious quotas when taking innocent children of this country, I appreciate what former President is trying to do, as Tamils / Muslims we always like our children studying in these schools, but they never take our children citing " Religious grounds" , This is where the roots of racism begin. Get those people in robs and fathers in churches to come out of these mentality and work towards real peace, they should be taught peace before innocent children of this country!

    moodayoo Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:17 PM

    mind your own business..

    dham Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:37 PM

    Also includes Anti racist code for this curriculum via DM Android App

    ranjith Chandrasekera Thursday, 17 December 2015 06:42 PM

    Teaching of Buddhism includes much more than what CBK has proposed to include in school curriculum.

    SOBERS Thursday, 17 December 2015 01:26 PM

    Good move towards a developed society.


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