Youth above the age of 18 in Sri Lanka must be subjected to leadership training in military camps, Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera said today.
Addressing an event in Panadura, the Minister insisted providing leadership training does not mean it is an attempt to convert the youth into military personnel.
He said as the country has seen a drastic drop in public discipline, it was essential to conduct leadership programmes to improve the personality of individuals to build a society free of suspicion and fear.
“Such a society can only exist without the presence of frauds and sexual abusers. At present, if a child goes missing, we cannot assure her safety and future,” he explained.
Insisting that military camps are the most suitable place to conduct such leadership training, Minister Weerasekera said this was due to the camps being well equipped and practicing discipline on a daily basis.
He further said that if a proper personality development course is introduced, it could lead to building a disciplined society in the country. (NewsWire)