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Collapse of school roof not our responsibility: Akila

8 April 2017 08:11 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday the ministry was not responsible for the collapse of the roof of a school in Kandy.

He said it was the result of the provincial councils not adhering to the criteria set by the ministry.

The minister said his ministry had decided to develop 7,000 schools out of the 10,161 schools under the concept of "nearest is the best school" on the recommendations of responsible authorities, but the stipulated criteria in selecting schools under this concept had been changed by some of the provincial councils.

In response to a question asked by UNP MP Lucky Jayawardane, the minister said the ministry had called for a report from the provincial councils on this matter.

"There cannot be buildings with thatched roofs or in a dilapidated state. This has happened due to the bad practice adopted by some of the provincial councils," he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • John Vgra Sunday, 09 April 2017 02:44 PM

    Then are we responsible...???

    gobbaya Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:22 AM

    yes its the responsibility of the students who were sitting in the classroom via DM Android App

    brainmaster Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:23 AM

    Typical at the end nobody is responsible. via DM Android App

    DillonDP Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:29 AM

    this is a joke then they what is the action your taking in this regard

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 08 April 2017 11:10 AM

    Mr. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, it is your duty to check the provincial councils if they are adhering to the criteria set by your ministry. Do not try to defer responsibility to others.

    Mathew Sunday, 09 April 2017 09:12 PM

    Of course you are responsible.

    adJ Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:54 PM

    We have not seen such a minster via DM Android App

    Jayanie Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:31 PM

    Typical Sri Lankan mindset. Never accept responsiblity!


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