Minister Maithripala Sirisena has said that the politicians should have a theoretical understanding of politics to create the political culture aspired by the President.
The Minister said it does not mean providing training before one becomes a Parliamentarian. The majority enter politics as members of local government institutions. The Minister pointed out that he saw the need to train politicians as many will enroll to follow such courses. He said that in the developed countries there are academies to train politicians about communicating with people.
The Minister expressed these views when he participated in a ceremony to launch the Health Promotion Diploma. The Colombo University is offering the diploma to train health sector employees. Various sectors in the medical profession such as Nurses, Dentists, Ayurvedic Doctors, registered and Assistant Doctors, Public Health Inspectors and Family Health Officers have the opportunity to follow the diploma.