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BBS condemns issuing of vouchers for school uniforms

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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), today, condemned the distribution of vouchers to buy school uniforms and said this would heighten communal and racial tensions.

The government should work out a more equitable method instead of issuing vouchers to buy school uniforms, as the present method is grossly unfair by the school children, said BBS General Secretary, the Ven. Galagodaathe Gnanasara Thera.

He said the present system would worsen social stratification and that the government leaders were creating problems for the country.

“The government should provide a fixed rate instead of distributing vouchers to buy school uniforms. When we compare the voucher rates, we find they are really unjust,” he said.

He explained that the government should devise a national policy that includes a fixed rate for purchasing school uniforms.

He said that, as a national organisation, they would suggest that giving Rs. 1000 to each student to buy their school uniforms would be fair, instead of issuing vouchers of differing amounts to different students. (Chaturanga Pradeep and Yoshitha Perera)

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  • Citizen Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:46 PM

    PLEASE REFRAIN FROM MAKING SUCH STATEMENT.

    Renuka Alahakoon Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:51 PM

    In some areas shop owners are selling the most cheapest white cotton materials available when the voucher is given. How fair is that?

    truthseeker Wednesday, 09 December 2015 01:09 AM

    for ones they are talking some truth

    Gobba Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:35 AM

    BBS better also to agitate against LIQUOR STORES, KUDU BUSINESS, CASINOS etc whatever is EVIL to society and tears the very fabric of society.

    Bala Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:45 AM

    The object of a voucher is that you decide what you buy - cheapest - or good quality from any other shopowner. Do not blame the voucher.

    Mandy Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:47 AM

    Is the voucher marked different for the different ethnic groups. Otherwise how only Sinhalese effected.

    Jayantha Wednesday, 09 December 2015 12:31 PM

    Ah,long time no see ! started again ? please stop !

    mike Wednesday, 09 December 2015 01:38 PM

    yes certain ethnic group is given higher

    pras Wednesday, 09 December 2015 09:37 AM

    BBS is right no one sees that sinhalease are the victims.


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