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Tabs after considering other priorities: Akila

22 February 2018 07:34 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Education Minster Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today steps would be taken to provide Tabs to A/L students as planned after fulfilling other priorities in the education sector as stated by the President.

He told parliament that it was put on hold by the President after considering several factors such as using these funds for essential projects in the education sector.

The Minister said this in response to a question asked by joint opposition MP Dullas Allahapperuma that according to reports the President had stopped it because of problems in the tender procedure and whether it would be implemented in the future.

The Minister said they had adopted the correct tender procedure where they managed to save nearly Rs.2 billion when coming to the last stage of the programme.

"We adopted due procurement procedures to carry out this programme. Some people attempted to get involved in this project in undue ways with the help of powerful people. But we managed to select four suppliers and submit them to the Cabinet for approval," the minister said.

He said the President advised to postpone this project saying that there were other programmes in the education sector which should be given priority. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • Deen Mohamed Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:11 PM

    Please settle some of the debts than bringing in unscrupulous methods to earn a commission. The A/L students are better off studying through the text book and flourishing tuition classes.

    AL student Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:04 PM

    AL students don't even have proper text books to prepare for exams and don't even know modern techniques to use scientific calculators!

    Mohan Friday, 23 February 2018 06:17 PM

    When did A/L students get text books from the government?

    Arun Friday, 23 February 2018 08:26 AM

    Then why did you the bogus Yahapalu regime loot the innocent voters with false promises? It's now peak moment to chase you all out!

    southpaw Friday, 23 February 2018 01:48 PM

    ..such as Tab Dance ?

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