Sri Lankan student unions oppose military training scheme
A new scheme makes it compulsory for university entrants to undergo three weeks of training in military camps.
Colombo: Student unions in Sri Lanka have raised their voice against a new scheme that makes it compulsory for university entrants to undergo three weeks of training in military camps.
The unions have urged the Supreme Court to halt the programme, which is scheduled to start on Sunday, the BBC reports.
The training under the discipline "Sri Lanka``s future and global changes," includes physical drills and conflict management, aimed to increase mental and physical fitness.
The government believes it would help in developing students’ leadership skills, but the unions do no view it as a positive aspect.
The Supreme Court is poised to give a ruling on Friday.