Law reforms alone will not solve the burning problems of society – Prof. GL Peiris, Minister of Education
Prof. GL Peiris, Minister of Education, said that although the present government has formulated new rules and regulations in line with the Vision of Prosperity Policy Statement aimed at building a society full of values, the burning issues of the country cannot be solved by amendments to the rules alone.
The Minister made this observation participating in an event held at the Temple Trees today in connection with the “Pirivena Waruna” National Program held at Temple Trees under the patronage of the President to award foreign scholarships to 20 student monks who obtained the highest marks in the final examination of the Pirivena and the Oriental Preliminary Examination.
The Minister also participated in launching the official website of the State Ministry of Dhamma Schools, Pirivenas and Bhikku Education and presentation of educational equipment.
said that the awarding of foreign scholarships to 20 student monks who obtained the highest marks in the Preliminary Pirivena Final Examination and the Oriental Preliminary Examination in connection with the “Pirivena Waruna” National Program held at Temple Trees under the patronage of the President, Government Schools of Dhamma Schools, Pirivena and Bhikku Education Offices. Joining the launch and presentation of educational equipment.
“Child labor, inhumane treatment, rape and child abuse are on the rise. In addition, Ordinance No. 4 of 2021 has also been presented to Parliament and passed. But reforms in the legal system alone will not solve these burning issues of the Sri Lankan government at all. The complete guidance and role of the venerable Sangha is an extremely important factor in this,” the Minister noted.
He said the government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is ready to provide the necessary support, resources and environment for this. The Minister may recalled a similar program initiated by the Anuradhapura Shanthi Viharaya during the tenure of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Maha Sangha including Director of the Pirivena Ven. Watinapaha Somananda Thero, Ven. Balangoda Sobhitha Thero, Ven. Narampanawe Ananda Thero, and Ven. Bodagama Chandima Thero, State Ministers Vijitha Berugoda, Susil Premajayantha, Piyal Nishantha, Vidura Wickramanayake and Sita Arambepola, and Secretaries and officials of the line ministries were present.