New laws to stop awarding of 'bogus' honorary titles
New laws to take action against persons and institutions which award
false honorary titles will be introduced soon, Plantation Industries
Minister D.M. Jayaratne said.
The Minister as Chairman of the Committee appointed to look into the
matter, said a final decision will be taken at the Cabinet meeting
Based on the committee recommendations, regulations will have to
passed in Parliament so that action could be taken against these
unscrupulous persons and institutions.
"There is an increase in the awarding of bogus titles. This will
disgrace the country internationally. It is tragic that awards are
bestowed upon unqualified persons whereas there are highly qualified
persons in the country who deserve such honours. This is unprecedented
in other parts of the world," Minister Jayaratne said.