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 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Prime Minister meets with the victims of Meethotamulla disaster
-- [11 minutes ago]
No interruptions in fuel supply despite strike threats - Petroleum Minister
-- [44 minutes ago]
Doctors' trade union not responsible for Sri Lanka's medical education - Higher Education Minister
-- [1 hour and 24 minutes ago]
President appoints seven new SLFP organizers
-- [1 hour and 54 minutes ago]
SriLankan Airlines aims to boost Middle East market
-- [2 hours ago]
Petroleum workers threaten to launch strike tomorrow against government's deal with India on oil tanks
Asia-Pacific Young Parliamentarians' regional meeting in Sri Lanka on April 25-26
Sri Lanka Navy arrests a suspect transporting 2 kilograms of 'Kerala Ganja'
Hindu outfit opposes Indian PM Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka next month
Not enough Methane to produce an explosion at Meethotamulla Garbage dump - NBRO

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.