The Ministry of Education had drawn its attention to admit the children whose parents pay income taxes to the state, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
He said their children would be admitted to grade in national schools.
The decision was taken to encourage the income taxpayers as they help the government to increase the national income, the Minister said.
He said, the required criteria to admit children to grade one would be made in the future with the help of the Inland Revenue Department. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)