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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 05.45 GMT

Funds to rebuild disaster-hit schools


The government has taken action to rebuild disaster hit schools in Central, Uva, North Central, Eastern and Southern provinces.

Accordingly, the Cabinet on a proposal by Minister of Education Mr. Bandula Gunawardena decided to allocate Rs.1029 million to rehabilitate these schools.

Cabinet also decided that rehabilitation work should be carried out immediately and a part of the Rs.33 billion previously allocated for the rehabilitation of properties damaged by the recent disaster will be made available for the purpose.

793 schools inclusive of 42 National Schools have been affected by the recent torrential rain, flood and earth slips that affected many part of the country. Most affected area is the Eastern province where 586 schools have been affected.






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