Sri Lanka: Sirisena Says Government To End Competitive School Admissions


Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the aim of the new government is to end the competition for school admissions of children soon.

Sirisena said the new government’s objective is to develop human and physical resources by providing similar privileges and facilities to all the schools. He added the government has allocated a huge amount of funds from its first budget on this regard.

The President was addressing the gathering of the prize giving ceremony of Zahira College, Colombo, held Monday.

Sirisena was welcomed by the students of the college with respect and honor. He also was given a Guard of Honor by the school cadet.

“It is essential to open the doors of every school in the island, giving the opportunity for education to everybody including the haves and have nots,” the President said.

Sirisena also pointed out it is not necessary to separate the schools as Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim schools, in the program to build the brotherhood and trust among everybody in the country.

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