'Leadership training programme, a timely move'
'The three week leadership training and positive thinking development
programme for University entrants started by the Higher Education
Ministry is a timely move which helps create a graduate who can see the
world beyond his limited horizon, said Sri Lanka Freedom Students'
Organization Senior Deputy Chairman Amantha Amaraweera.
Several political parties has turned this into a national problem
because of misunderstanding about this programme. Several persons and
groups introduced this leadership programme as a military training. But
they do not want to know the truth and do not like to change their
stance, he added. He was addressing the special press briefing organized
by the Sri Lanka Freedom Students Organization,held at the Sri Lanka
Foundation Institute (SLFI) yesterday.
This training will teach time management, first aid, conflict
management, positive thinking and it will also develop a sense of
solidarity among students. It helps students to learn about the laws of
the country as well, he noted.
Several parties are trying to stop this training while interpreting
it as a military training. They are afraid that their organizations
would collapse. They think this training will damage their
organizations' image. said Sri Lanka Freedom Students' Organization
Deputy Secretary Gihan Bandara Madhusanka Bandara Dissanayake.
Most of the political leaders are also afraid of this training and
they are trying to agitate against the government using this training.
They are trying to find some errors in this programme to create a bad
image about the Government among the public, he added.
He further noted that if someone stops this training by giving wrong
information and creating a bad image about this programme as a
respectable organization, the Sri Lanka Freedom Students Organization
will take action to counter all such measures.
Sri Lanka Freedom Students' Organization Secretary Sumudu
Wijewardhana, Administration Secretary Mahendra Perera and some other
members also participated.