Local News from Sri Lanka: The official ceremony to distribute the textbooks would take place today at 10 a.m. at the Education Ministry warehouse in Homagama, Pitipana, under his patronage.
Approximately 43 million students would get free textbooks for next year, including pirivena learners across the country. Minister Kariyawasam instructed the Department of Educational Publications to distribute the textbooks to all students in the present academic year before the end of the third term of college.
There are about 448 kinds of textbooks to be distributed and the free textbooks for learners would also be given to all teachers with teachers ‘ manuals.
According to Minister Kariyawasam, students from grade 1 to grade 12 would receive free public textbooks.