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* National Education Commission of Sri Lanka reappointed
Fri, Nov 16, 2012, 12:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reappointed the National Education Commission (NEC) which is mandated to advise the government and the President on education policy.

The new commission will meet for the first time on November 20.

The NEC is the statutory body that recommends National Policy on Education in all its aspects to the government and it had been defunct since April 09, 2011 after the mandate of the commission members expired.

President Rajapaksa appointed Chancellor of Wayamba University, Prof. Lakshman Jayathilake as the Chairman of the 14-member commission on April 24, 2012.

Prof. Jayathilake, an acclaimed educationalist, was the first Chairman of the National Education Commission from 1991 to 2001.

Senior civil servant and former Director General of the Consumer Affairs Authority Chandraratne Pallegama has been appointed as Secretary.

Other members of the Commission are: Chancellor, Sri Jayewardenepura University Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thero, Secretary to Education Ministry Gotabhaya Jayaratne, Secretary to Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils R. A. A. K. Ranawaka , Secretary to Higher Education Ministry Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne , University Grants Commission Chairman, Prof. Gamini Samaranayake, Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission Chairman Prof. Dayantha Wijesekara, Director, Department of National Budget Ayanthi de Silva, Ariyaratne Hewage, Pushpa Kalubowila, Vice Chancellor, Visual and Performing Arts University Prof. Jayasena Kottegoda, Prof. S. Sandarasegaram, Dr. Hiranthi Wijemanna and Anoja Wijesekara.

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