UNP says Govt. militarising schools

Main opposition UNP today charged that the Government was trying to militarise schools by giving military training and military ranks to school principals.

Kurunegala district UNP MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the Government was also trying to suppress people protests over education blunders by installing principals with military training.

“The government is using various means to stop people from taking to the streets and highlighting the mistakes and blunders in Sri Lanka’s education system,” he said.

Mr. Kariyawasam said what happened in universities would also happen in schools with education being gradually ruined.

“We are asking the Government not to destroy the future of these children. Already the value and depth of the free education system and exams have been destroyed,” he said and added that the government destroying democracy and moving towards militarization. (NC)

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