Milinda Moragoda calls on presidential candidates to bring in 5 year ban on campus politics

Milinda Moragoda calls on presidential candidates to bring in 5 year ban on campus politics

Written by Staff Writer

28 Sep, 2019 | 8:17 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- Founder of the PathFinder Foundation and former Minister Milinda Moragoda called on presidential candidates to consider including a 5-year ban on university and campus political activities in their policy platforms.

Issuing a release the former minister says “In all democracies campus political activities are considered to be an important component of building the next generation of national leaders. Unfortunately, the vicious and vitriolic nature of campus politics in Sri Lanka has led to the whole fabric of the higher education system in the country being destroyed.” Therefore he says a 5-year ban on university political activities should be used to reset and change the existing culture within national campuses.

The release added that initiative would be complemented by the compulsory military service model that Milinda Moragoda proposed to presidential candidates. This program would require all men, in the first instance, upon reaching the age of 18 years, to serve in active duty as full-time servicemen in the Army, Navy, Air force or Police. Compulsory military service would be implemented comprehensively and apply to all Sri Lankans regardless of social position, ethnic origin or religious background.

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