This Govt. has spent most on education: PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday he was willing to have a public debate with anyone in the opposition who disputed the present government’s spending on education.

He said this at the 75th anniversary of the Erukkampody Muslim College in Mannar and added that no government had spent on education more than the present regime.

“I am proud to be the Prime Minister of the government which had spent most for education in Sri Lanka's history,” the Prime Minister said and added that the objective of the government was to spend six per cent of the GDP on education.

“We have already implemented the new policy of providing a 13-year education to the children,” he said.

Under this programme, the Prime Minister said children would not be sent away from school even if they failed the ordinary level examination.

“We will also look at the higher education and vocational training sector as well,” he said.

Minister of Trade, Resettlement of Displaced Persons, Rishad Bathiudeen was also present at the event. (Yohan Perera in Mannar)

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  • The glorious national schools Friday, 13 September 2019 09:23 AM

    "even if they failed the ordinary level examination." - so you admit children have failed even after spending so much on education ! In fact the percentage failures in national schools as against those who have shined will speak for themselves

    Jayanath Friday, 13 September 2019 09:24 AM

    But our nation never learn. If not people like you, sajith, karu who has not proven anything will not be in politics by now!

    cheers Friday, 13 September 2019 09:29 AM

    You have definitely spent on Minister of Trade, Resettlement of Displaced Persons, Rishad Bathiudeen who is the main suspect of 21st april carnage

    Student Friday, 13 September 2019 09:35 AM

    In the PCoI it had been revealed that for the first time photographs of politicians had been printed on school text books!

    crimminell lawmaker Friday, 13 September 2019 10:25 AM

    spending on education does not mean correct usefull education.

    bystander Friday, 13 September 2019 10:42 AM

    lokka can you break it down in %

    Jeeves Friday, 13 September 2019 12:11 PM

    Yes Mr PM, education is very important! So, why does that not include our politicians? International economist recently stated our government lacked expertise, talent and economic planning!

    Sunil Friday, 13 September 2019 12:13 PM

    May be you have spent. But there is hardly any improvement.


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