Distributing vouchers is more practical than providing school uniforms: Edu. Minister

28 November 2019 07:50 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Distributing vouchers instead of providing school uniforms would be the most practical and efficient method, said Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma addressing a ceremony at Dharmapala Vidyalaya at Pannipitiya today.

The minister lamented it was regrettable that steps had not been taken to provide school uniforms in time for 4.4 million students before the school holidays and said that the ministry should take responsibility for this lapse.

Following discussions with the Cabinet, the decision had been taken to provide school uniforms at least by the second week of January 2020, the Minister said.

The government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a government with responsibilities. The government is focussed on the future, the Minister added at the event. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama and Buddika Kumarasiri)

  Comments - 4

  • Anton Weerasinghe Friday, 29 November 2019 05:43 AM

    yes you had a negative attitude when the unp govet introduced this system when they were in power

    Wasp Friday, 29 November 2019 06:25 AM

    What an about turn from the morons who were deadly against this issue!!!

    Ralahamy Friday, 29 November 2019 06:53 AM

    It is wisdom to admit and appreciate a good action, even if it is taken by your adversaries.

    George Harry Friday, 29 November 2019 01:05 PM

    Yes, sir, the system which is practical could not have been followed up correctly in the CORRUPT REGIME.


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