Jan 18, 2021

'Military training for all above 18 yrs.'

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.