The Government’s attention has been directed towards establishing a separate institute to train politicians, said Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena. He observed that in many developed countries there are similar institutes and that the need of such a body is highly felt in the country.
He was addressing a ceremony to launch a Health Promotion Diploma to train health sector employees. This diploma is offered by the Colombo University Medical Faculty to various groups including nurses, dentists, ayurvedic doctors, registered and assistant medical officers, public health inspectors and family health officers. He said the absence of such an institute is a defect in the Sri Lankan political sphere.
“There are separate courses to teach the way to speak at public audiences, associating with the public, dining etiquettes and other social manners which will help build the image as a public figure.