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President says improper human rights is an obstacle in building a virtuous generation

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By ITN News Editor March 11, 2019 19:10

President says improper human rights is an obstacle in building a virtuous generation

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that improper interference of human rights in the teaching role today is a challenge in the building of a virtuous future generation. The President expressed this view at a function organized for the centenary commemoration of the Kokawala Maha Vidyalaya in Matara.
On arrival at the Kokawala Central College this morning, the students accorded a very warm welcome to the President. The President vested in the students the Primary Teaching Resource Centre constructed at the School under programme the Nearest School is the Best School. After opening the building the President undertook an inspection tour and joined in viewing the activities of the students.
The President offered floral tributes to portraits of Sirisena Wijesiriwardena a former Principal of the school and Kusuma Wijesiriwardene a former teacher both of whom were teachers of President Maithripala Sirisena.
In the meantime, the President laid the foundation stone for a sports pavilion that is to be constructed by the Past Pupils Forum of the School. The President also handed over a donation for its construction.
Addressing the gathering present, President Maithripala Sirisena said that various views had been expressed in society on the punishment meted out to children by the teachers for a rare mistake. The President said that this was done due to the unlimited task of a disciplined society.
The President said that while he was serving as the Minister of Agriculture Sirisena Wijesiriwardena was invited to Polonnaruwa and held a function attended by two to three thousand persons and feted him. The children should fete the teachers and express their gratitude to them. Teachers cannot punish children. If so the parents lodge a complaint with the Police and even they are taken to the Human Rights Commission. It is rare that a mistake is made by a teacher. But the President said that as far as he is aware 99 percent of the teachers punish children with the pure intention of doing good to the child and not with punishing them inhumanely.
The President said that within the free education system in the country, it is better to understand the problems in the present along with the past experiences, the future should be strengthened for the betterment of the nation.
The President also exchanged pleasantries with the students and the parents.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 11, 2019 19:10

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