Oct 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has called the government to strengthen the country's education sector before building roads.
Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe said the government allocated more funds for the construction of roads since the commissions were higher and such earning could not be made by allocating monies to the education sector.
He pointed out that the people needed to decide if they wanted a society with a high knowledge or help politicians earn more money.
According to Wickremasinghe, the UNP has already presented a proposal to amend the Constitution to introduce the 20th Amendment that would help safeguard free education.
He noted that it was essential to pass the 20th Amendment to the Constitution to protect the country's education.
He also added that the President has not intervened yet to solve the issues faced by the university lecturers.