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* Sri Lanka Ministry of Education increases school fees
Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 11:50 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education has amended the circular for the fees of the school development boards and increased the current three rupees fee substantially.

Accordingly, the schools are allowed to charge a minimum of 50 rupees up to a maximum of 600 rupees as school development board fees.

Under the amended circular the schools must collect funds only into one account and these funds are used for maintenance of school buildings, construction of new buildings, and for security and sanitary needs.

The president of Ceylon Teachers' Union Joseph Stalin said the government has legitimized raising funds from the students by school authorities through the compulsory fees for the school development boards.

The union leader said the burden of maintaining schools has completely been transferred to the parents and although the circular says minimum of 50 rupees parents will have to pay the maximum of 600 rupees anyway.

The Ceylon Teachers' Union pointed out that the circular was against the free education policy of the government.

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