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War history should be added to syllabus: MR


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Books written on war history such as ‘War Heroes Killed in Action’ by Retd. General Gerry De Silva and ‘Road to Nandikadal’ by Major General Kamal Gunaratne should be named as recommended books for the school syllabi, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

He said this while delivering a speech at the book launch of ‘War Heroes Killed in Action’ which was held at the BMICH last evening.

Mr. Rajapaksa said commitments, sufferings, travails and tribulations of Sri Lankan tri-forces during the war should be transcribed to literature in order to commemorate the war heroes at a time when they are being discriminated. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:45 PM

    It was a war where independent reports state that many inhuman criminal and war crimes were committed by both parties. It is further sad to note that in actual fact, it was violence between two races which culminated due to racism perpetrated by Political Leaders and in many occasions by the State Machinery itself. If those truths are taught as History, then the future generation may realize past faults, however if we are to teach what you want, then it is just another fuel to the continuation of racism instilled into the education system.

    DG Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:51 AM

    No need to teach war history but teach how to avoid wars through peaceful coexistence. Students know and read about Gemunu- Elara war and so on. The background to 30 year old internal war , loss of lives as a result and how and why we should avoid could be taught.

    Hubert Monday, 31 October 2016 10:46 AM

    He wants to repeat last 10 years

    Geoffrey Sunday, 30 October 2016 05:07 PM

    Yes exactly! And Anti Corruption and Ethnic Harmony

    sach Sunday, 30 October 2016 11:43 AM

    killing LTTE is not a war crime

    sfds Sunday, 30 October 2016 11:18 AM

    ahhh shouldn't things such as human rights and law be taught as well....

    Arnold Sunday, 30 October 2016 09:35 AM

    MR was thinking just because Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka finished the war when he happened to in power, he and his family could rob everything the country has got.

    pras Sunday, 30 October 2016 09:05 AM

    agreed with MR. today we have a future thanks to all who sacrificed. most have forgotten there was a war but we have not. we should ensure this freedom is documented via DM Android App

    Adwani Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:56 PM

    Can we also include in the syllabus the riots on various occasions that took place between 1956 and 1983?????

    Roshan Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:56 PM

    Also helping hambantota, Kris company commission, Greek Bond, Dubai and Sychelles hotela and accounts, waste mahinda .. sufefring from an hitherto unknown disease.

    dd Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:52 PM


    Casanova Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:47 PM

    Captain MR had the chance to be just below the God, his self contentedness and greediness made him look like a mouse now.

    Shelly. Saturday, 29 October 2016 06:15 PM

    What we experienced should not be termed as a war.It was a crushing of a ruthless organization which tried to unsettle our country in the guise of freedom fighters. The term war heroes there by is not applicable. via DM Android App

    buffalo Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:30 PM

    History of megalomaniacal dictators should also be taught.

    S kumara Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:30 PM

    Day by day now it's been converted to war criminalsBUT mejority of our people will bound to teach such attempts with good lessons

    ziyard Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:21 PM

    Stupid idea,what about War crimes committed by troops ?

    ananda Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:11 PM

    The war hero who commanded the war General Fonseka was imprisoned by MR for crushing the terrorists as a gratitude for ending the war. This should be in the school syllabus. via DM Android App

    sewmi Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:06 PM

    still selling the war victory via DM Android App

    SHEHAN Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:05 PM

    This is a good idea but unfortunately most Tamils and nearly all in the North and East consider the LTTE freedom fighters and the Sri Lankan army as occupational Sinhalese forces from the South. Therefore, this would certainly create ethnic tensions within Noth and East parts of the country.

    ali Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:01 PM

    Along with, it will be more useful for the future generation to know how not to rule a country with your own story sir. Probably with a title, "You Cannot Fool All the People All the Time"

    Chux Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:56 PM

    War and your corrupt dictatorship should be added

    Arjuna Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:55 PM

    without some elements names

    wickremasinghe Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:50 PM

    You are very correct Sir all about the war and the war heros, should go in to our history books.Our children will one day know what their parents have gone through.History is all about remembering the past. Shame to say that a lot of Srilankans have forgotton, allready, THE WAR AND THE SACRIFICE.Dilip

    Janathawa Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:34 PM

    What about corruption history?

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