Oct 10, Colombo: There will be no shanties in Sri Lankan capital city from year 2023 and capital Colombo will be shanty-free, the Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka has said.
Speaking at a function held in Colombo to celebrate the International Children's Day, the Minister has said that Colombo becoming shanty free city by 2023 will be a reality in the event the promised funds are received.
Though there are many good schools, auditoriums the benefits the children of Colombo gets is minimal therefore, a request has been made to establish some national schools to change this situation. The government will definitely work to change the life style of the people living in Colombo in the future, he has said.
The Minister has explained that the education model practiced in Sri Lanka is from Germany and is known as the factory model where children are educated to face competitive exams and the best get the jobs. This model leads to many sicknesses and pressures among the children. The model introduced by Finland does not have exams and competition. They are not trained on a particular skill but guided to solve the problems faced by society. In addition due to the development of technology new technology based systems have also been introduced whereas Sri Lanka is still practicing the factory model, the Minister has pointed out.
He said the Colombo City will become one of the best economic centers in the world while the Port will change people's lives after 2019. Due to the strong steps taken by the UDA construction sector has become a driver of growth and even a small contractor can be a part of the development, the Minister has noted, according to the Government Information Department.