Buddhism Online reported in Colombo: Jan 04, 2012,Sri Lanka Ministry of Higher Education has taken steps to provide the military led
leadership training to all new entrants to the universities including the monk students this year, Director General of Student
Affairs of the Ministry Keerthi Mawellage said.
Accordingly, the student monks that are to be entered to two Buddhist monks' universities are also to be provided with the leadership training. The two universities, Homagama Pali and Buddhist University and
the Buddhasravaka Dharma Faculty of Anuradhapura will take 500 student monks this year.
The Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayaka has already held two rounds of discussions in this regard with the chief monks of these universities and another
discussion is due on January 16, say the Ministry sources.
The Ministry has also taken measures to provide the leadership training also to the late admitting students of the universities this year. Ministry sources say that around 4,000 such students missed the
leadership training last year.