The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has put forward proposals that laws be formulated and implemented to ensure national security and strengthen links between different communities and races.
The proposal which was put forward in a letter by a group of SLFP Parliamentarians to the Parliament's Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security contained 11 suggestions.
The letter highlighted the insufficiency of current laws to contain the current extremism being faced in the country and the factors that led to it as a major lacuna. The onus was on MPs to rectify and formulate new laws that would prevent such attacks from taking place and those that would promote a Sri Lankan identity across all ethnic and religious groups, the letter said.
Among the proposals included, was the inclusion of an article to the constitution to set-up a common ministry for religious affairs instead of a ministry each for different faiths.
In addition, the SLFP MPs also proposed that common educational institutions should be established to cater to the educational needs of students belonging to all communities. On the same note, the letter has sought that all educational institutions should thereby function under the complete supervision of the Education Ministry.
Regarding higher educational institutions, the SLFP suggested that the syllabus and methodologies of such institutions must function under the directives of the Higher Education Ministry.
At the same time, all vocational training and tertiary training courses must be brought under the Ministry of Vocational Training, the SLFP's letter added.
Among the other proposals included that laws be formulated:
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