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Professionalism must begin at school level: Minister

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The greatness of a school is determined by the contribution its students make to the nation, not by the number of students who get through examinations, Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

Addressing a ceremony held to mark the opening of a new three storied building of the Badulla Dharmadutha Vidyalaya at a cost of Rs.20 million, Minister de Silva said the education system must focus on producing professionals for the global market.

“We are living in a highly competitive world which is changing  before we realise it. The entire trade and service sector have been subjected to rapid globalisation. If we are to face this transformation successfully we must get adjusted to the requirements of globalisation. Therefore, we must produce goods and services for the global demand,” Minister De Silva stressed. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)
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  • Nagaragiri Kiththil Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:52 AM

    Professionalism is allowing the ministers to tie up people to trees and beat the day light out of them and also setting fire to Newspaper offices who are critical of the Govt.

    Luck Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:54 AM

    yeah sure. Look who's talking!!!!!!

    kondebendapucheena Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:59 AM

    That is exactly lacking for our politicians

    Lal.Fernando Sunday, 19 February 2012 01:25 AM

    Dear Minister, I agree with you 100%. Please tell this to some of the ministers and junior ministers in the parliment.

    Sinhalaya Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:13 AM

    It is more than sufficient if it starts from politicians.

    krishan alexander Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:54 AM

    see who's talking. The need of the hour is bahaving in an ethical manner. Leading by example is more important than uttering rubbish.

    Musthafa Sunday, 19 February 2012 05:24 AM

    but end in the parliment.

    Nodrog Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:31 AM

    To be professional you first need discipline!

    amuda rala Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:05 AM

    if there were professionalism then nobody will run naked...

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:39 AM

    First and foremost you behave like a Nalandian. We will talk about professionalism later.

    Game Kolla Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:35 AM

    How many professionals in parliament?

    roshan Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:46 AM

    no it should begin in the elction meetings and inside parliment.

    Leslie Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:58 AM

    Keep the politicians away from addressing school functions. It would be a good begining in producing honest citizens. Honest and good people are the need of the day. today.

    mnsmart Saturday, 18 February 2012 08:23 AM

    and also by the least number of politicians a school produces....

    hks Saturday, 18 February 2012 08:39 AM

    Then why not introduce the most important subject (which gives the licence to students to obtain very attractive and lucrative jobs)... ........ THE APPLIED POLITICS....to the school curriculum?

    steve Saturday, 18 February 2012 08:51 AM

    "Professionalism must begin at school level"!
    Many of our law makers haven't been to school then!

    Seyed Saturday, 18 February 2012 09:30 AM

    Sri Lanka has one of the worst set of politicians in the world.

    AMT Saturday, 18 February 2012 09:42 AM

    But our minsters have not gone to school at all??

    raj Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:37 PM

    no benefit for parliamentarians as education is not a requirement to become MP.

    Sarath Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:37 PM

    Look who is preaching!
    Does any one know what is the academic record of this so called MINISTER?

    gayan Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:06 AM

    :) goes to show none of the parliamentarians have been to school

    China Pataus Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:12 AM

    Charity begins at home. Start making professionals for Sri Lanka first. This comes automatically with the economy.

    Sagarika Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:46 AM

    First Practice what you preach!

    LS Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:02 AM

    Similarly the greatness of a parliament is measured by the quality of its MP's & not by the number of it's members

    Mifaz Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:55 PM

    I agree with your statement, but one correction, professionalism can be developed at any stage. Our public will behave professionally and maintain standards when such people like you, the leaders in the country get groomed as professionals through inspiration. I hope many agree with my statement.

    Nodrog Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:26 AM

    Maybe the MPs should lead by example?

    clive Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:23 AM

    I think this is bit contradictory. How can a student make a good contribution to the nation without a good education by passing examinations?

    bash Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:25 AM

    HA HA HA........ what for the talking

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:36 AM

    How true! That's why most of the parliamentarians are thorouthly unprofessional due to lack of proper schooling.

    Ceylonese Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:10 AM

    Are you talking about corruptions or what..?!!?


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