May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) has called on the Higher Education Minister to follow the Supreme Court directive to postpone the leadership training programme or face contempt of court charges.
The Federation says that the failure on the part of Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake to follow the Supreme Court directive to postpone the leadership program for new entrants to universities scheduled to commence on Monday (23) would be considered contempt of court.
The IUSF continuously condemned the government’s proposed leadership training programme for students to be held at military camps. The union filed a petition before Supreme Court against the programme.
The Supreme Court on Friday (20) directed the Attorney General to consider instructing the relevant authorities to postpone for one week the proposed mandatory leadership training in military camps for the students.
The Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayake has said the training would commence as scheduled on May 23.