Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan Education Minister challenged to an open debate
Wed, Feb 26, 2014, 06:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 26, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's education sector has challenged Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena to an open debate.

The Ceylon Teachers' Service Union (CTSU) has challenged Gunawardena to a public debate on the collection of monies from parents for school development work.

CTSU General Secretary, Mahinda Jayasinghe has issued a statement questioning Minister Gunawardena's repeated statements and assurances that schools do not request parents or students to make payments for its maintenance and development work.

He has pointed out that the 2013/07 circular is a direct contradiction of Gunawardena's assurances.

"The circular authorizes the school administration and its community to do whatever necessary to bring in finances for the continuation of the school's maintenance," Jayasinghe has said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister leaves for Geneva to attend 34th UNHRC session
-- [1 hour and 36 minutes ago]
President leads special walk to prevent stroke
-- [1 hour and 53 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Police say no interest in hunting Sri Lankan asylum seekers who sheltered Snowden
-- [3 hours ago]
Five police officers arrested in Sri Lanka over death of a suspect in custody
-- [3 hours ago]
UAE's Al Ansari Exchange and SriLankan Airlines signs agreement to facilitate ticket payments
-- [4 hours ago]
Consumer Affairs Authority raids errant traders violating MRP for rice
Sri Lankan President reiterates stance of no foreign judges in war crime probes
Sri Lanka PM seeks international assistance to create a stable economy
Top Indian politician arrested for gold smuggling from Sri Lanka sacked from post
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to visit Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.