Audio: UNP says Govt. militarising schools

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Main opposition UNP today charged that the Government was trying to militarise schools by giving military training and military ranks to school principals.

Kurunegala district UNP MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the Government was also trying to suppress people protests over education blunders by installing principals with military training.
“The government is using various means to stop people from taking to the streets and highlighting the mistakes and blunders in Sri Lanka’s education system,” he said.

Mr. Kariyawasam said what happened in universities would also happen in schools with education being gradually ruined.
“We are asking the Government not to destroy the future of these children. Already the value and depth of the free education system and exams have been destroyed,” he said and added that the government destroying democracy and moving towards militarization. (NC)

  Comments - 8

  • LankanFellow Friday, 06 July 2012 03:02 AM

    There is no Love in War and business....

    Amarathunga Chandika Thursday, 05 July 2012 07:26 AM

    they're Iddi Ammin's policies.

    Godagampala Rohana Thursday, 05 July 2012 07:34 AM

    Rather than educatting our children, better give Military Training in Schools so that our country will prosper. Anney rattata arpoo kallee...

    Jayuantha Jayamanne Thursday, 05 July 2012 07:38 AM

    Principals become Army Commanders, the students will become Army Soldiers - then we should have a war to give them jobs. What a policy SL Govt. has.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 05 July 2012 07:42 AM

    Good idea, School Principals to carry AK 47 to control students. If this happends the students have to carry advanced weapons than the principals carry. Am I correct?

    Invictusrilankan Friday, 06 July 2012 03:37 AM

    If school Principles become Generals, Teachers become Lieutenants and children become soldiers... looks like our big match 'BATTLE of the Maroons' is going to have a little more than fire works in the future!!! ;-)

    Sudarshana Thursday, 05 July 2012 07:49 AM

    Future of the undergraduates have already been destroyed with cancellation of lectures due to non academic staff continuous strike and FUTA strike. Will the lecturers ever cover what the undergrads have missed?
    The future of the students who sat for the GCE A/Ls is also bleak due to non availability of correct results yet after sitting for the exam almost a year ago.

    shantha madawela Thursday, 05 July 2012 08:19 AM

    all world know this.....


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