Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says only parents of students from grades 1-5 were informed to collect the vouchers for uniform material.
The Minister also stated that 95% of vouchers are already handed over to the parents.
Speaking in Parliament the Minister said parents were asked to collect the voucher to ensure primary school children would not misplace the vouchers.
Minister Kariyawasam expressed these views in reply to allegations of inconvenience caused to parents.
Speaking in Parliament Minister Kariyawasam added it is not mandatory for the principal to authorize vouchers for retailers to claim its value.