First task would be to invest heavily in education – Gotabaya
Posted on September 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

The professionals must intervene in the state as well as politics in order to have a successful government, says Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Stating that it is up to the officials to implement the policies of the country, Gotabaya said that legal measures are required to safeguard honest government officials.

The former Defense Secretary mentioned this addressing a professionals’ seminar held in Colombo, yesterday (28).

He says that many of the students, except those who admitted to universities, are lost following the GCE Advanced Level exam.

These youngsters must be given opportunities for tertiary education, he stated. Otherwise, neither the economy will be able to rise nor the frustration of the youth be alleviated, Rajapaksa added.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that if he comes into power, his first task would be to invest a large sum of money in education.

Through that, he would make changes to the existing universities and increase enrollment at universities by at least 20 percent.Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

One Response to “First task would be to invest heavily in education – Gotabaya”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Now this is very good. Thank you for prioritising education over roads (to nowhere).

    But he has given so many promises that are his firsts!

    With General Mahesh Senanayake entering the fray, Colonel Rajapaksa’s assured victory is in doubt.

    General Mahesh Senanayake – Rana Weera, Rana Shoora, Vishishta Seva Vibhushana, Uththama Seva, Passed defence services command and staff college.

    Colonel Rajapaksa – Rana Weera, Rana Shoora, Passed defence services command and staff college.

    General Mahesh’s manifesto – abrogate 13A, get rid of racist laws.

    Obviously Mahesh has made a far bigger contribution to the military. Otherwise he won’t be a General as opposed to a colonel and won’t earn additional Vishishta Seva Vibhushana and Uththama Seva. And obviously Mahesh’s manifesto is far more patriotic than Gota’s.

    SLPP must not go after the patriotic vote as it cannot ensure them victory. The patriotic vote is rightfully divided. The only way Gota can get it back is by agreeing to abrogate 13A and get rid of racist personal laws. Game on!

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