society. Educational systems are also implicated in political contests, and the way in which the current system of education is organized does have important consequences for ethnic understanding. An increased emphasis within the system on values education could yield some dividends. Such efforts however, need to be combined with changes in pedagogy. An authoritarian classroom is not the best training for democracy and valuing the rights of others. Sri Lanka thus looks toward the twenty-first century with a clear understanding of what needs to be done, but with great material and political obstacles.
(2) Compliance with the preceding paragraph of this article shall not be obligatory if such other relevant national languages are the media of instruction for or in any like course, department or faculty either at any other campus or branch of such university or of any other like university."