UNP Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Thalatha Athulokarala speaking to Daily Mirror online today said that the government is not taking responsibility in the recent debacle regarding the Advanced Level results.
"Who is responsible for this mess? No one knows because all those in power keep passing the buck on each other, it is the lives of the children these people are playing with. I have been a part of this system and we know what a lot of hard work goes into this exam, it is the one most defining moment in a child's life and this government made a mess of it," she said.
Athulokarala went on to point out that children had utmost faith in the system and that has eroded due to the negligence of the authorities."The children have throughout the years kept their fate in the hands of those in power to give them results that were fair, but today that faith has been lost, the confidence that a child, parent and the public at large have towards the government has eroded, it's one of the most pathetic instances of total government failure," she said.
The UNP reformist group MP went on to ask as to why over hundred thousand children should pay for the mistakes of a few. "Why should the children suffer? they are the future of our country and the actions of the few of those who can't do their job properly has made all of these children suffer," she said. (Hafeel Farisz)