Minister of Education Professor GL Peiris says an ethical society is needed at present.
Speaking during an event held at the Temple Trees under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Education Minister said it is clear through recent events including incidents of children being employed as domestic workers and being treated inhumanely, child abuse and rape.
He stressed therefore reviving an ethical society is a timely need.
Minister Peiris stated, Lord Buddha preached that two monks should not travel along the same route, as his aim was to spread Buddhism in society and create an ethical society.
Minister GL Peiris said when thinking of the country’s current situation there is a clear need for such an effort.
He noted the government has reached several decisions in this regard, while several laws have been introduced and passed in Parliament.