President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) to provide free Internet facilities for all undergraduates in State universities, who had registered for e-learning, so that they may continue with their education without any interruption.
In a statement, the President's Media Division said all relevant details of these registered students have already been provided to the TRCSL by the University Administration and the University Grants Commission.
Director General of the TRCSL, Oshadha Senanayaka said steps have been taken for this program to commence from Monday (23).
Until the prevailing situation in the country returns to normalcy, Internet facilities will be thus provided free of charge.
Comments - 8
Anmanpan Sunday, 22 March 2020 06:33 PM
Had all AL and OL students Tablets how easy things would have been. Hats off to Yahapalanaya for thinking about such an idea.
Shan Jay Sunday, 22 March 2020 06:39 PM
These broad and vague statements mean what exactly? "Free Internet Facilities" means - a building that they can use free of charge? Ahem.. social distancing? Everyone is supposed to be quarantined at home which means for e-learning, they need to get their internet for free. Sure SLT can "waive" the bill, but what about students who use Dialog etc? All our network providers should have offered what other countries and given people extra GB free on their monthly allowance. SLT's most expensive Fiber package is $300 a month, In Shanghai my friend pays $300 for the year for a 200Mb line UNLIMITED data.
Sa Sunday, 22 March 2020 06:43 PM
WHAT ABOUT LAP TOP OR MONITORS????
Cisco Sunday, 22 March 2020 07:10 PM
It is very very unfair. Why private unu students grant this opportunity?
Janitha Senevirathna Sunday, 22 March 2020 08:05 PM
Excellent move. We are glad to have a president with a sense.
Paraneetharan Nada Sunday, 22 March 2020 10:00 PM
Dear Telco, Why cant you lift the bar night time and day time data, Please give us the total data without time bar, so then you also will not loose your income and we also can work from home. ( eg you gave 30 GB day time 90 Gb night time ) make it 120 Gb anytime
Channa Monday, 23 March 2020 06:19 AM
Exactly, Please lift the time bar for data permanently. it's a business trick. Most of us don't use 90% of the night data. We need our data for our money.
Our Government need to seriously consider it.
Sam Monday, 23 March 2020 08:17 AM
Its time the Higher Education Ministry plan an e Learning program method where lectures go on schedule on time and complete the course on time what ever it may be. Be it strike, curfew what ever and see that the students will have to pass out their courses and the next batch come in.
This will keep them occupied and be on track than for them to take an additional few years due to lame excuses as of now. After all its all cost borne by the public for their so called Free Education.
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