Funds provided by government for school maintenance not sufficient; accusation from teacher unions.

Thursday, 14 February 2013 - 8:10

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The Lanka Teacher Services Association charges that the funds the Government provides for school maintenance is not sufficient.

Associations general secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe said at a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday that the Government should immediately increase its expenditure on schools.

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However Education Minister Bandula Gunawardhana said in Parliament recently that a new circular would soon be issued with regard to collecting funds in schools.

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Expressing his views further on this occasion, the Lanka Teacher Services' Association general secretary stated as follows:

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