The Military today made clarifications regarding the Honorary Colonel titles which were bestowed upon 21 first grade principals & 23 officials in the education administrative sector.
Under this initiative Honorary colonel titles were also conferred upon an Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Education & the Commissioner General of Publications.
Expressing his views at a media briefing which was held at the Media Centre for National Security, Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya made the following observations in this regard.
However against this backdrop the National Law Students Federation charges that the education sector is being militarised.
Convenor of the NLSF Nalin Pathirana made this observation during a media briefing which was held in Colombo today.
Meanwhile, expressing his remarks during a media briefing held at the Ministry of Education subject Minister Bandula Gunawardhana refuted allegations that the education sector was being militarised.
Instead Minister Gunawardhana quoted the measure as a civilian approach.