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Only Musaeus did it well: President

12 October 2018 01:37 pm - 37     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena today said he was very disappointed by the level of training and discipline of the government school students by what he saw at the concluding ceremony of the National School Games held recently.

“It was obvious that they were poorly trained. Only one school stood out among others for their perfect march past and school band. I asked Akila (Minister of Education) what that school was. He said that was the Musaeus College” President said emphasizing the need to improve the training and discipline of the government schools.

President Sirisena made these remarks at the handing over of appointment letters to forest officers held at Ape Gama, Battaramulla. (Sandun Jayasekara)

Musaeus College


  Comments - 37

  • Tiredlankan Friday, 12 October 2018 02:00 PM

    They are students, there is no need to be so critical of them. I don't think our president understands that just saying things likes this is what contributes negatively to his public image

    Mohamed Friday, 12 October 2018 05:17 PM

    Discipline ,manners ,unity , equality and meditation must be thought from childhood only then we can see a great nation not otherwise . See the manners, unity ,discipline and unity of developed countries and see our youngsters at university and language of our youth

    lkboy Friday, 12 October 2018 02:14 PM

    Museus is not a government school!

    Aj Sunday, 14 October 2018 08:17 AM

    If it's a pvt school then y did they participate at this event

    Marcian Chris Friday, 12 October 2018 02:17 PM

    I wonder why he hasn't to date given a first hand update on the fantastic behaviour of our honourable parliamentarians in the House of Legislation in Sri Lanka.

    Saradiel Friday, 12 October 2018 02:22 PM

    How much allocated to Education Dept ? How much to Prez to go round the world (eg: recent Seychelles) What is the monthly salary of a govt. teacher ? Rs. 30,000/= What is the salary of a peon in a state Bank? Rs. 75,000/= Saradiel Theory is needed.

    Stan Friday, 12 October 2018 06:54 PM

    FY 2019: 12 billion rupees were allocated for the President and 150 billion was allocated for education. President's yearly costs are equivalent to about 8% of the education spending. What a sad state of affairs!

    Nimal Friday, 12 October 2018 02:28 PM

    Very unfortunate country. Still Milk to Colombo and Kakiri to rural areas. Mr.Prez ,Do not hailor praise Colombo schools only.Also do not limit to Polonnaruwa.

    Sri Wickrema Friday, 12 October 2018 02:29 PM

    Cashew nuts and similar stories..

    Rasika Friday, 12 October 2018 02:33 PM

    CRAB walk and CRAB talk ha ha ha ha ha.......

    Rasika Friday, 12 October 2018 02:36 PM

    He remember what happen in Germany ,,,,,, ha ha ha ha....with Angela Merkel she beat him in the parade .......

    DHA Friday, 12 October 2018 02:36 PM

    The problem is the allocated funding is only shown on paper and the money ends up in the admistrators wife's accounts !!!

    Nimal Friday, 12 October 2018 02:36 PM

    What time Prez told this and compare the disaster "Over 50 to 80 injured in head-on collision between buses in Lunugamwehera."

    Hiran Friday, 12 October 2018 02:48 PM

    This guy can't speak a proper sentence in English, but have no issue in criticizing others from airlines to school children. What a piece of work.

    Sofia Friday, 12 October 2018 02:50 PM

    A chief guest at a school function should touch on more erudite subjects than saying things for cheap publicity.

    Nimal Saradiel Friday, 12 October 2018 03:23 PM

    Too much for the School syllabus and local students are highly stressed and their parents similar. Akila has gone to Finland with PM and try to decrease to 6 subjects at GCE(O/L) from 9.This is commendable. He tried to provide Tabs to A/L students. How Prez. compare Colombo Private school with all others.

    Parent Friday, 12 October 2018 03:29 PM

    Mr President, Do you have any idea of the Exorbitant Fees charged by Musaeus for admitting students to the school as well as their Term Fees.Govt schools are without proper facilities for Studies, let alone Extra Curricular Activities. Also what about Political Interference in student admissions and acts such as getting school Principals to kneel down.

    Joe Friday, 12 October 2018 03:32 PM

    The Country is bleeding and the president sees the need to comment on children marching hahaha. Yes, everything else doesn't need your attention.

    til Friday, 12 October 2018 06:28 PM

    See the condition of roads,under his authority,the road lead to his home even is in very poor condition,only one lane can use, other half is almost a drain, even colombo-7 roads also day by day changing to drains

    Arthur Friday, 12 October 2018 03:59 PM

    Again out of place. What do forest officers have to do with school childrens' training and discipline.

    kumar Saturday, 13 October 2018 08:45 PM

    Stop using School children to entertain the President

    Cynical Sunday, 14 October 2018 12:40 PM

    He IS the President of this country... or did you conveniently forget that?

    Unchikun Friday, 12 October 2018 03:59 PM

    Going bananas as the curtains come down.

    AdoBooruwa Friday, 12 October 2018 05:39 PM

    Poor kids should not need to parade to old codgers who think they are so important. On the contrary they are the bane of this nation. Fix your self and the goons you're surrounded by of all colors and creed. We have a bunch of thieves ruling and wanting to rule next. Even winning a gold medal for marching perfectly is not going to prepare for the problems these kids are going to face once they grow up. All thanks to the rulers of yesterday and today and at this rate tomorrow.

    Dayawathie Sunday, 14 October 2018 04:22 AM

    Yes you are right Just look at his own children. His daughter thinks she is the first lady.

    Citizen Friday, 12 October 2018 05:41 PM

    So the only school that did well is the private school? And you are complaining that the government schools did not do well when in fact YOU are the one who needs to ensure that they have proper facilities to be able to perform up to the required standard? Doesn't that show how incompetent you and your government government are, Mr President?

    Farah Friday, 12 October 2018 06:38 PM

    "True enough"

    dingiri Friday, 12 October 2018 07:09 PM

    The people gave you your job in the hope you will improve public services such as health and education. As you are now admitting that you have failed to improve schools perhaps you should resign and hand over that job to someone more able. I suppose you must know about discipline and behavior after bringing up that fine son of yours, the night club brawler Daham Sirisena.

    Sumal Friday, 12 October 2018 09:47 PM

    Thats probably why one girl jumped to her death by suicide im school itself

    Rajitha Seneviratne Saturday, 13 October 2018 09:15 PM

    That's a totally inappropriate statement. Even if what he said was true, he shouldn't have told that in public. Could've easily discussed the issue privately with the minister instead of criticizing school children in public.

    Devika Saturday, 13 October 2018 09:29 PM

    Practice makes perfect

    Add-on Saturday, 13 October 2018 10:01 PM

    Haven't you observed these when you were a G S

    Jhone Saturday, 13 October 2018 10:26 PM

    Mr Sirisena Children learn discipline from elders like you who are governing the country. Because politicians are the people who present iv TV and boards. When you like people lieing..... what is our future..

    GH Saturday, 13 October 2018 11:27 PM

    The same way the PUBLIC looks you running the govt. Even if you cannot tolerate just a school march past, but how the fellow citizens can tolerate your administration?

    Stunned Citizen Sunday, 14 October 2018 01:55 AM

    Same can be said about your government. 3 plus years and nothing to show other empty promises and more misery to us plebs

    Educate Yourself Sunday, 14 October 2018 11:25 AM

    Musaeus College is a private girls' school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The school is named after its founding principal, Marie Musaeus Higgins from Wismar, Germany, who served as the school's principal from 1891 to 1926.

    neil Sunday, 14 October 2018 06:17 PM

    Mr. President,If you do not know at least those consultants around you should have told you Set delivery KPI to your ministry executives starting from secretaries aligning development goals or whatever planned for the county future (if any!!!!)The let those objectives/ targets cascaded down to the lowest levels in the public sector. Have mandatory reviews every six months, Review and get reported on outcomes. Productivity will improve.

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