Local News Update: The Ministry of Education has approved the proposal for the Ministry of Education to continue to issue vouchers for uniforms to school children for the year 2020. Minister Ramesh Pathirana, the Cabinet spokesperson, confirmed this during this morning’s media briefing to announce Cabinet decisions.
In addition, the Minister said that additional requirements will be made when providing the vouchers for the students in Advanced Level classes.
Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma had previously mentioned that steps will be taken by the beginning of the new term in 2020 to provide all students with school uniforms. He also stated that complaints had been received by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry claiming that higher costs were incurred by the government as a result of the previous government’s action to issue vouchers rather than uniforms to school children.