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Postponing the leadership training program scheduled to commence on May 23 would be a waste of public finances, Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne today told Daily Mirror Online. 

“We have already spent Rs. 90 million for the training program and we have vacated and reserved the training camps for the scheduled three weeks. If we postpone the program it would be a waste of public money and our efforts,” Dr. Nawaratne said adding that another sum of Rs. 90 million is due to be allocated for the program.

Commenting on the speculation of contempt of court that could result through not postponing the training program, Dr. Nawaratne said that they have been advised by the Attorney General to proceed with the scheduled programs since it would not result in a contempt of court. (Lakna Paranamanna)

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  • Mr Punctilious Saturday, 21 May 2011 05:58 PM

    The money would be better spent on university infrastructure and salaries for the teaching staff.

    DeSelva Saturday, 21 May 2011 09:52 PM

    why blame this guy, he is only a mouth piece. who is really behind this laeadrship bull, ?

    Ryan Sunday, 22 May 2011 04:45 PM

    You keep your money in Doha

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 22 May 2011 03:27 AM

    The Court asked the AG to "consider" postponing. So, the AG has given his "considered" opinion to proceed. Simple as that!

    Ryan Sunday, 22 May 2011 04:45 PM

    Correct

    alex Sunday, 22 May 2011 04:58 AM

    Spend this money on research and development, or infrastructure development of the universities

    Suren Soysa Sunday, 22 May 2011 05:20 AM

    Most writers do not know who AG is & what roll he plays in the administration of Justice. Paying high salaries to academics in Lieu of training students, will not help students to have a peaceful & fruitful 3 to 4 years of university life. Strong & united student body should be established to hit the murderous JVP, like what was done with the LTTE.

    Thomas Sunday, 22 May 2011 07:24 AM

    Leadership training NOT CONDUCTED in Military Camps, but in the Universcities and at the SLAS . This is is a bogus traing.

    techy Saturday, 21 May 2011 11:41 AM

    we dont need leader, we have enough, we need deciplined wadakaarayo. This wont do that. Those who chatty and trying to be leaders arnt good wedakaarayo.

    I Hussein Saturday, 21 May 2011 11:43 AM

    We have spent...... well who asked you to spend? 90m, hmm all are super jumbo big time dealings? Wonder what actually students would learn in a weeks time.

    Amal Perera Saturday, 21 May 2011 11:51 AM

    Everyone is above the law it seems. We don't want any law-enforcing authorities in this Banana Republic

    Dr.Herath Saturday, 21 May 2011 11:55 AM

    Dr.Navarathne, we know who you are and your ambitions are. Please leave students alone. Please provide them with hostels, better pay for the academics and other staff, develop guidelines for the development of higher education for next decade and empower relevant people.I know you wont do that because you do not have that capacity.
    cheers

    cj Saturday, 21 May 2011 01:02 PM

    Hmmm Utter waste of public money. We could have conducted 90 odd research projects each worth of 1 million rupees

    mnsmart Saturday, 21 May 2011 01:57 PM

    Leadership programs should be conducted to our politicians first.

    Onlooker Saturday, 21 May 2011 01:49 PM

    Has this guy really got a PhD, has some of the Rs. 90M has gone to pockets where it cannot be accounted for....

    Concerned Saturday, 21 May 2011 02:13 PM

    So, Is he above the law?

    1shot Saturday, 21 May 2011 02:13 PM

    how was d money allocatd.was proper procedure followed.who checks on these things.whose accountable 4 all these waste?

    Minister Saturday, 21 May 2011 02:40 PM

    Well said I Hussein!

    nimkop Sunday, 22 May 2011 11:04 AM

    Banana republic has law of jungle.

    Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 21 May 2011 02:28 PM

    Waste of money oooooooooooooooooooooo

    The Liberal Saturday, 21 May 2011 03:30 PM

    Bigger waste of money to have it


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