Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara is to table a proposal in parliament to make way for military training for citizens above 18 years of age.
The Minister said the proposal was forwarded with a view to create a disciplined and law-abiding nation. He added that other countries that employed similar strategies have reaped benefits of such programmes.
“We must provide military training for young men and women above 18 years of age. This is why I will table this proposal in parliament. There is no need to fear a military training. It is through a military training that a person will be able to stand strong, build a personality and leadership skills. A military training will ensure that we have law-abiding, disciplined and responsible citizens,” the Minister said.