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* Sri Lankan government challenges opposition leader to prove his allegation on resources for free education
Wed, May 28, 2014, 07:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 28, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today strongly refuted the allegation made by the Opposition leader that it has reduced resources for free education on the orders of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Addressing a group of retired educationists at his office in Colombo, the Opposition and United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday said that the government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IMF to reduce the resources for free education.

The Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena addressing a media briefing held at the Government Information Department today (28) said that the government would never cut the resources for free education regardless of any pressure from the IMF or any other agency.

The Opposition Leader said an IMF delegation was currently in Sri Lanka to monitor the government's agreement with it to abolish free education but a future UNP administration would abrogate all such treaties with global organizations.

The Minister challenged the Opposition Leader to prove the allegations and said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has offered to resign if the allegations are proved.

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