- A sum of Rs. 750,000 will have to be spent for a single youth for six months
By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana
Giving military training for youth over 18 years of age is not financially realistic, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka told Parliament yesterday.
Field Marshal Fonseka who is a former Army Commander said a sum of Rs. 750,000 will have to be spent for a single youth for six months. Accordingly a total sum of Rs 75 billion is needed to provide military training to 100,000 youth within the stipulated age for a period of six months.
“The proposal made by the Minister of National Security is not financially realistic,” he said.