Murder of PHI, result of brutalisation of society during war -
'People have lost their morals and ethics due to the brutalisation of
society during 30 years of terrorism, Education Minister Bandula
The minister who was addressing the 24th Asian Pacific Children's
Convention in Colombo yesterday said it is the erosion of these human
and social values that led to the killing of an official on an dengue
The minister handed over air tickets to six students who achieved
best result at the Year Five Scholarship examination to participate at
APCC in Fukuoka, Japan. The six students will represent Sri Lanka at
APCC as the country's ambassadors. Another 300 students from 40
countries will also attend the APCC.
APCC Projects are grass-roots inter cultural exchange programmes
designed for children to learn to become "Global Citizens" who can
respect and understand others with the spirit. Hence, APCC invites 11
year old children from various countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific
region to come to Fukuoka each summer to take part in a home stay and
exchange camp programme. The mission Project is an opportunity for the
children of Fukuoka to visit other Asia Pacific countries and regions,
and learn their local culture.
The Asian-Pacific Children's Convention in Fukuoka was founded by the
Fukuoka Junior Chamber, an event to celebrate 100th anniversary of
Minister Gunawardena also said by holding the APCC, they hope to
foster "Global Citizens", who are able to think of the world beyond
national boundaries and desire world "Peace and Co-existence".