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* Leadership training reduces ragging in Sri Lankan universities, education official says
Sun, Aug 3, 2014, 09:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 03, Colombo: The mandatory leadership training programme initiated by the government for the new students entering Sri Lanka's state universities has helped to reduce ragging in universities by about 90 percent, a senior education official said.

The Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne said that the programme introduced in 2011 helps to inculcate good manners, attitudinal development and leadership qualities in the students.

The fourth Leadership Training Programme for the new entrants for the universities this year will start on 7th of September.

The leadership training this year will be held under 3 stages in 23 centers for a three week period.

The three-week program covers subjects of Sri Lanka's future vision and global changes, the processing of a strategic living plan and reaching the long term objectives, physical training, first aid, leadership qualities and common law.

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