A Madrassa has been reopened in Modara causing panic among the residents because the government has failed to resolve the setting up of such schools, UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardana said today.
He said this matter was conveyed to opposition MPs by agitated Sinhala and Tamil residents in the area.
“There are some 800 students enrolled in this school paying Rs.1,300 a month. We informed the Modara Police OIC about the school. He has asked the school management to keep it closed until a court order is given. The OICs across the country can’t resolve the madrassa issue. It is the duty of the government to do so,” the MP told a news briefing.
He said the National Education Commission should initiate a discussion with other stakeholders to decide on the future of such madrassas. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Closed it for good. There is no need for religious school in Sri Lanka. Religion can be taught as one subject under the guidance of the Education Ministry.
Enough of the hatred.
Dilshan Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:52 PM
It's a pity that such serious matters are not addressed promptly and decisively.
The time has come to consider the welfare of the people in this country, as opposed to appeasing certain sectors to chase votes!
We do not want a repeat of the Easter bombings. Any potential hotbed for extremism must be closed asap; including madrasahs!
Kanthaka Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:23 AM
This highlights the sheer disregard for public opinion, in spite of all the atrocities the country faced less than three months ago!
Mooshan Wednesday, 19 June 2019 04:41 AM
If its modara Colombo 15. Nothing to worry no one can out germs. Its the only city in Sri Lanka Muslim Hindu an Catholics lived peacefuly for centures.
Labalaya Wednesday, 19 June 2019 05:03 AM
Madrasa means school. If u go to Colombo zahira. Its written in Arabic madrasathul Zahira - the college zahira. U know we are still primitive that the reason world bully us by using idotic racist poiticians
ANTON Wednesday, 19 June 2019 05:57 AM
What does Mahinda says he is the mastermind for all this.
Lalu Wednesday, 19 June 2019 06:34 AM
Government can permit them when Daham Pasalas are allowed in Saudi
Ali Wednesday, 19 June 2019 06:55 AM
Have u resolve with ur home minister regarding ur Bangkok trip ... jokers
SL Wednesday, 19 June 2019 07:01 AM
This gvt has not take any steps to ban any extremists movement in this country after the ester attack. MS with his right had banned few yet RW and the crook are not doing anything.pathetic
Dee Wednesday, 19 June 2019 07:13 AM
Government should control tution shops as well!
guttermilddsiiqy@ Wednesday, 19 June 2019 07:22 AM
Look like they just mark the time, till people used to result of the blast,and seems to be will not going to have fair approach to victims,these political guys trying to sweep the issue under the mat,this is to you , Rev. cardinal Ranjith
Stop the Nonsense Wednesday, 19 June 2019 08:51 AM
All private tuition also should be banned with immediate effect.
Lima Wednesday, 19 June 2019 04:19 PM
BANNING MADRASA OR ALL OTHERS RELIGIOUS SCHOOL WE ARE CREATING TERRORIST , DRUG DEALERS , MURDERERS , ROBBERS , ETC. IF YOU ARE BANNING BETTER BAN ALL RELIGIOUS MADRASAS IN SRI LANKA. THE 4/21 DISASTER WAS THE PLAN OF MR FAMILY TO CAPTURE POWER , SINCE THE 52 DAYS COUP FAILED THEY ARE IN TROUBLE NOT TO EARN ILLEGAL MONEY
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