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* Teaching mother tongue, religion and history to be compulsory in all schools of Sri Lanka
Sat, Mar 15, 2014, 09:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 15, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has decided to make it compulsory for private and international schools to teach the mother tongue, religion and history from next year.

The Cabinet has already approved the proposal presented by Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena.

Minister Gunawardena told the media that he had obtained Cabinet approval for his proposal and that he would issue the necessary gazette notification next week.

The gazette notification will state that the mother tongue and religion will be compulsory subjects from Grade-1 while History would be taught from Grade-6 onwards at private and international schools.

Minister Gunawardena explained that the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Education has also approved the proposal.

Sri Lanka reportedly has 78 private schools and 700 international schools with a student population of some 500,000.

The Education Ministry is to set up a special unit to regulate the operation of international schools and monitor the implementation of the proposal.

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