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BY AJITH SIRIWARDANA AND YOHAN PERERA

Parliament, Dec. 6 (Daily Mirror)- Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said some buildings in the Somadevi Vidyalaya in Serunuwara were in dilapidated condition where even snakes have taken shelter in anthills inside classrooms.

He told Parliament that some 300 students in the school are in danger and requested the Education Minister to look into the matter.

Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said estimates have been called for submission before December 15 from schools with dilapidated buildings and steps will be taken to renovate them within the next year.

"I obtained details of estimates amounting to Rs.10,000 million for renovation of school buildings. We can allocate only a little amount from next year's budget for this purpose which is insufficient. I have also called on estimates from schools in all nine provinces before December 15. I assume all estimates will amount to Rs. 30,000 million. We will try to obtain support from the General Education Project (GEP) of the World Bank and complete renovations within the next year," he said. 


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  • Ram Thursday, 07 December 2023 02:19 AM

    Government has no program as they spend money on baiting opposition MPs to positions hoping that they will support at the next election. There are many other areas of mismanagement and a full page will be needed to highlight all that

    Dee Thursday, 07 December 2023 07:27 AM

    Instead of giving bus you can help this school!

    Anthills are not built in one day! Thursday, 07 December 2023 07:46 AM

    Do you expect the minister to go with pole and chase these snakes away? What were the teachers and students doing all these days? Are the snakes wearing Pohottu flags while coming out of anthills? This is the joke of the year!

    Man Friday, 08 December 2023 09:05 AM

    Not only anthills even the building there are in dilapidated condition and children are at risk. So, the government has scarce regard for children in SL other than their children like that Bandara who openly told, sometime back.

    Jeanne Friday, 08 December 2023 02:35 AM

    I would be worrying about the snakes living in Parliament House!!!!


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