Leadership training for second batch starts today
The 'Leadership Training and Positive Attitude Development Programme'
for undergraduates is in progress, equipping future leaders with
leadership qualities and a positive attitude, Higher Education Minister
S B Dissanayake said.
Training for the second intake of the 'Leadership Training and
Positive Attitude Development Programme' for new university entrants
will commence today at 22 training centres. The first intake was on
Training for the second batch will continue till February 1. The
training for the third batch will be held from February 12 to 28. All
arrangements have been finalised to commence the second phase of the
programme. Higher Education Ministry Additional Secretary P G Jayasinghe
said 7,860 students, who passed the Advanced Level examination in 2011
have been selected for the second batch.
The names of the selected students have already been published on the
website www.leardership.mohe.gov.lk and they have been informed by post.
However, if a student whose name is appeared on the website can enroll
to the second batch even if that student has not received a calling
letter. Such students are advised to bring a copy of the web page on
which their names are appeared when calling over at the relevant
Arrangements have been made to issue a certificate for the
participants and this certificate can be produced if any student does
not enter the university at this intake. Moreover, the certificate is
vital for university admission and future interviews.
The leadership and positive attitude development programme is
conducted with the objective of ensuring that citizens are nurtured with
knowledge, skills, attitudes and mental alertness to shoulder future
responsibilities as creative and enterprising leaders enhancing the
pride of Sri Lanka in a global village, the minister said.
Besides, the participants are trained on development of leadership
qualities, mental health and counseling, career guidance, challenges and
the future of Sri Lanka, building peace in Sri Lanka, historical and
social background of Sri Lanka, law and human rights, exercises and
development sustenance, cultural activities. In addition, physical
exercises, group drill, basic discipline, first aid, reproductive
health, group norms, group discussions, cultural tour, etc are also