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* Sri Lanka to abolish ethnic and religious divisions in schools
Sun, Mar 11, 2012, 12:28 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 10, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to abolish the ethnic and religious divisions in the island's schools, the Ministry of Education sources say.

According to the amendments to the laws, children will be able to receive education from any school island wide irrespective of their ethnicity and the religion.

The proposal has been brought sometimes back but it was not implemented due to protests from the past students' associations of some schools, the sources said.

Sri Lanka's government schools are open for students of all races and religions but some private schools maintain restrictions on other communities.

Most of such schools give priority to the children of the followers of certain minority religions of Sri Lanka.

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