If Islamic extremist teachings removed from textbooks, why not distributing them? Minister
Posted on November 15th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

While commenting on the start of distributing textbooks for Islamic schools that contain extremist teachings, the education minister said several amendments have been made to remove certain words and sentences from textbooks through a committee appointed by the ministry.

Education Minister Susil Premajayantha told the media today after a program at the Prince College, Kotahena in Colombo that the committee had decided before he took over.

In recent times, there have been many revelations that Islamic school textbooks contain extremist teachings.

The printing of Islamic school textbooks was temporarily halted and the Ministry of Education even recalled the school textbooks that had been printed and distributed.

If the corrections were made, there is no issue with the distribution of the school textbooks as they face the upcoming Ordinary Level examination.

In addition, the minister said that a debate was in parliament claiming that children are suffering from malnutrition and do not have a meal during school time. They did not even organize any activity to distribute lunch for at least 100 children.

Another debate about prevention of drug usage. But not even a single opposition minister was present when the act was passed last Friday (11). Anyone has the right to criticize. The country will know the person who can take on the challenges and implement them. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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