Sept 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam is to present a private members' motion on the education sector in parliament.
Kariyawasam said the bill would address all issues that ail the country's education sector today.
He observed that the education sector is faced with crises from the Grade 5 scholarship examination to university entrance.
He explained that the main aim of the bill would be to create the necessary environment to produce graduates from local universities who are suitable and qualified to engage in employment in the country.
He added that the bill also proposes that schools should not be allowed to collect monies from students and parents for various reasons.
The bill also prohibits using students in any activities except school activities. Currently students are used in national day celebrations, religious ceremonies and ceremonies to welcome foreign visitors.
Kariyawasam pointed out that so far Grade 5 students, A/Level students, teachers, graduates and university lecturers have protested over issues in the education sector and if the matter continues unattended, even Montessori children would join the protests.