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Sri Lanka to introduce new education system by May

Staff writer ▼ | March 30, 2016
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the government is committed to provide equal education opportunities to all students and will introduce a new education system by May this year.
Ranil Wickremesinghe
Education   To provide equal education opportunities to all students
The Prime Minister made these remarks while participating in the opening ceremony of the Royal MAS Arena at the Royal College in Colombo last evening.

Speaking at the event, the Premier said a new "Post School Education" program would be introduced under this new system of education to cater to the needs of the 21 century.

He pointed out that the country's development depends on the education system and the government plans to develop the school network providing all required facilities to achieve this objective.

The Prime Minister recalled that a promise was made to allocate 6 percent of GDP for education when the Maithripala Sirisena was elected as the new President and therefore, the economy should be further developed in order to keep the government's promise.

The Premier said present government will ensure all students receive a compulsory 13 year school education and he had discussed the new system of education with the subject minister and other stakeholders.