Dallas: National youth policy in consultation with all parties


One-time Sinhala cinema heart throb, Geetha Kumarasinghe, SLFP organiser for Bentara-Elpitiya, stands behind Minister Alahapperuma at the opening ceremony.

Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dallas Alahapperuma said that the proposed national youth policy should be subject to consultations with all political parties, including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Minister Alahapperuma said that he was ready to visit Sirikotha, the JVP headquarters at Palawatte as well as meet EPDP leader Douglas Devananda and TNA leader R. Sampanthan to discuss the National Youth Policy.

The minister was speaking at the opening of a computer training institute at the National Youth Services Council at Elpitiya last Friday (Nov 28).

The minister stressed the need to address problems faced by the youth, which led to terrorism in the South and the North.

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