Claiming that there had been a talk of the education level of the parliamentarians, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella said today a mechanism should be introduced to allow the parliamentarians to gain entrance to law college or any other university of their choice to further their education.
He told Parliament that there had been such a system in the 1970s where some MPs gained entrance to the law college without facing an entrance examination.
“Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is someone who gained entrance to the law college in the 1970s and became a lawyer. There is a huge discussion in the society that the education level of the MPs are low. We can help them further their education. There are talented youths both in the Government and the opposition. They are elected to Parliament as they have some sort of a skill and intelligence.They gain some knowledge in Parliament,” he said.
Speaking during the committee stage debate of the Education Ministry, the MP said the number of students who were selected to the medical faculty have been some 200 students less when compared to the last year and requested the Minister to look into the matter.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)