MILITARY TRAINING FOR ALL ABOVE THE AGE OF 18; SAYS MINISTER

MILITARY TRAINING FOR ALL ABOVE THE AGE OF 18; SAYS MINISTER

MILITARY TRAINING FOR ALL ABOVE THE AGE OF 18; SAYS MINISTER

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Jan, 2021 | 10:29 am

Colombo (News 1st); All Sri Lankans over the age of 18 will be given military training said Minister of Public Security, Retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara on Monday (18) adding, a proposal will be tabled in Parliament in due course.

The objective of presenting such a proposal is to create a more disciplined and law-abiding society in Sri Lanka, said the minister adding, that countries that have already implemented similar programs have achieved great results.

He said the public should not panic over such a proposal or military training, adding such a program will boost self-confidence among the people and bring about leadership.

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