Gota defends students being punished by teachers

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has defended students being punished by their school teachers.

He said that students who were punished in the past have gone on to become leaders in society both in Sri Lanka and overseas.

Rajapaksa said that punishing students ensured a positive and not negative future for the country.

However, he said that foreign influence and opinions have resulted in the progress of the country being stalled. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Utter BS, That’s why sri lankan society in general is a violent one, and we are still a backward nation, where are these leaders? who have transformed this country to a modern nation? So why did you son gain a good USA education? Many Leaders have a influence of a good foreign education. apart from the thugs. This man will say anything to get elected.

  2. I agree completely with Gota. The West has been dominating the world for the last 700 years and progressed tremendously. You can’t compare the Western child with the Sri Lankan child who is born in a country which fought the Asia’s longest brutal civil war for decades. Applying the Western method without having evolution will backfire on the next generation. Therefore, you cannot apply the Western method of teaching to SriLankan children.


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