Sri Lanka university students group to take legal action against leadership training programme

May 16, Colombo: A university students’ group in Sri Lanka has decided to file a petition before the Supreme Court against the government’s decision to provide leadership training to new entrants to universities at military camps.

The Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) has said the group would institute legal action this week against the programme to be launched by the Higher Education Ministry on the 23rd.

IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara has said there was no need for the government to conduct a compulsory leadership training programme to university students in military camps.

The IUSF has planned a series of protests to be held island wide against the government’s proposed leadership training programme.

The Higher Education Ministry has said the leadership training programme would be provided to 20,000 new entrants to the Sri Lankan universities.

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