The Higher Education Ministry and the Minneriya Infantry Training Centre denied Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) allegations that participants in the leadership training programme were exposed to sexually explicit material at the Minneriya Centre on June 4.
Minneriya Infantry Training Centre Commandant Ashoka Amunugama said none of the students was exposed to such material and added that the misleading rumours were connected to a beauty culture programme, which was conducted for three hours as part of the personal grooming course.
“The beauty culture programme was conducted by a recognized private institution in Colombo and the three-hour programme consisted of several topics including personal confidence development, beauty culture tips, public speaking and personal grooming. The programme ended with a demonstration of beauty culture tips for the participating girls,” Brigadier Amunugama said explaining the course contents of the programme.
“There are some 625 girls undergoing the training programme at this centre and as the authority responsible for these students, we can ensure that no such incidents have taken place neither will it be so in the future,” he added.
However, the IUSF insisted that the beauty culture programme held on July 4 had contained sexually explicit materials and added that it was being strongly criticized by parents as well as students. (Lakna Paranamanna)
We had company sponsored training programme like this because we are exposed to customers and what we dress, how we behave, the appearance, etiquette etc. are very important.
das Tuesday, 07 June 2011 08:36 AM
I think it will affect their future employability. :)
lnkn Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:11 AM
So much for our culture & values! Mara training ne...
ahinsaka Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:08 AM
Why they want to have a beauty culture program for leadership training program ???. To be a leader in beauty culture ???
Uni don Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:13 AM
the body politics at its best. where are we heading to?
Wara Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:09 AM
JVP, IUSF need fire. If anything they have to prove with evidence.
Bazinga Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:17 AM
HAHAH!!! IUSF doest it again... come on people this is our so called university student representatives. and these are the reasons why our university students need leadership training..
mary Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:23 AM
Not where JVP is concerned!
cman Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:20 AM
Must find out whether these beauty culture courses and materials were shown to the women cadres when they went through the training in this institution!
daham Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:31 AM
Are there any parents of students who are in the Minneriya camp reading this? They should be knowing the real picture. Could one of them throw light on this matter please?
I don't think any sane authority would do such things in Sri Lanka. Having said that we can see authorities acting insane on certain matters these days.
Utopia Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:29 AM
People who could not get in to the university are jealous, and would not mind anything that happens to the students. Tell me why would a uni student need a Beauty Culture training? Who approved these classes and why aren't the students given a chance to decide to whether attend or not.
azath Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:50 AM
JVP produced enough smoke and fire in the past. Keep off from the higher education.
LMAO Friday, 10 June 2011 07:59 AM
Brother it's called compalsary subject.. plus read the news again "including personal confidence development, beauty culture tips, public speaking and personal grooming"
shace-UK Tuesday, 07 June 2011 11:23 AM
beauty culture helps to build the personality and you need personality to do a management job!!!! not to be a leader in beauty culture. think out of the box!!!!
Rambo Tuesday, 07 June 2011 02:18 AM
Is this for 5 year olds or adults. IUSF please come out of the box.
Black Mamba Tuesday, 07 June 2011 02:24 AM
There is no smoke without fire, is what I believe!
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