Why I am writing about some political and social issues?
As a journalist I have a social responsibility to speak for the freedom of speech. And I believe our feedback over social and political issues are highly important to point out the serious mistakes to be happened in the society. In 2021 I have added a political and social issues category to my website to ensure I have my own voice addition to my career works with other full time news and current affairs channels.
What are the basics of Military Training
A Military training is always based on obedience to the orders of military without judging them. In military, you can not question the order. Military training is set of methods to convert questioning and judging civilian to just an order and instruction implementing person without questioning and judging them.
Civilian vs Solider
Civilian is someone who does have right to decide the social and political events and solider cannot judge and solider cannot make decision their own beside instructed protocols. In general terms, Solider is some trained for follow orders without judging them. Civilians are judging and thinking in various parameters to take decision or action. That’s a right and essential to sustainable democracy. So, if someone tries to give a military training to all civilian, it is a very dangerous and unwanted idea whatsoever.
Why I am writing this?
Recently, A Sri Lankan MP, ex-military general Sarath Weerasekara made a serious statement on these type military trainings. He is proposing a mandatory military training to all youth over 18 years in Sri Lanka. I notice this as a very serious statement and threat to the democracy of the country. In China, we know there are habilitation camps or something like that to brain wash the people. So we believe is not a right thing to adopt crazy dictatorship policies from China.
The Point of MP
The proposal promoter MP has explained that the military training is for improve the disciplines among the community. But we urge that there is not need a military training to do so. Even military training is something over reacting to the discipline issue.
Then what is we are proposing to implement?
Democracy is the best solution for all the problems. We urge leaders to show their disciplines to ensure their followers get it. Without seeing discipline at leaders, there is not way to make discipline among public.
And the key to discipline is raise awareness and use main stream media to make a trend. We saw some trends backed with some main stream media to create wall arts, clean cities so and so, right among Presidential election. Some of those main stream medias are supporting current government and we believe the current president and the government can lead those media to create a discipline trend.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has taken decisions to appoint ex-military officials to civil administration and we believe this military training idea is also one of extend from those military style administration. So, we urge President to reconsider these idiotic ideas like military trainings.