Sri Lanka’s lack of national policies a world record – Prof. Wimalarathana Thero

Sri Lanka’s lack of national policies a world record – Prof. Wimalarathana Thero

February 23, 2017   12:50 pm

Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thero says that Sri Lanka will go down in the history books as a country with no national policies. 

“Sri Lanka has many world records. I think that this country not having any national policies on the likes of education, culture and media is also a world record,” the Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura said.

He was speaking during an event to launch the public commission formulating a national policy on international trade and agreements on Wednesday (22).

He said that in other countries no matter which government is elected or no matter which party is in power, the country’s national policies remains unchanged. 

He said that even neighboring India, which is sometimes called Sri Lanka’s “big brother,” has a national policy and that although the governments of that country changed, its national policies did not change. 

In comparison, he said, that Sri Lanka’s education system changed every time a new Education Minister was appointed. 

“Who are the victims of this? It is our children,” Wimalarathana Thero said.

He stated that the country’s media should stick to one policy no matter what government comes to power cut instead the policies continue to shift depending on the people in power.    

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