Rs. 1 billion for paying salaries to surplus teachers

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 7:30

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Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that 1 billion rupees is spent per year for paying salaries to surplus teachers.

Participating at a function held at the Maharagama National Institute of Education yesterday the Minister said that currently there is a scarcity of 60,000 teachers and there was a 40,000-teacher surplus.