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Friday, September 05, 2014 - 06.38 GMT
Govt pays special attention on Northern education - Minister Bandula Gunawardena


The Government has taken measures to address the issues of Northern youths, said Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa as a patriotic leader took the responsibility of rebuilding what the LTTE destroyed, he said. The Minister said LTTE leader Prabakaran garlanded cyanide capsules on Tamil youths and armed them with weaponry when they should have been holding pens and books.

The Minister made these remarks at the opening ceremony of the Mahindodaya Technology Building in Moneragala Vipulanada Tamil School recently.

The Government built 103 computer labs in the East, 90 in the North but in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa the Government built only 89 labs. This shows the Government's policy of treating Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim schools in all parts of the country alike, he said.

He said President Rajapaksa, under the Mahinda Chintana Forward Vision approved to appoint 3,000 Tamil teachers to address the teacher shortage in Tamil schools.

He said Canada based Tamil diaspora collect millions of dollars but do not spend a single cent to uplift the education of the Tamils.

The Government spends Rs.20 million for a Mahindodaya Technology laboratory, he said.

Minister Gunawardena said no previous governments took measures to provide buildings equipped with computers for children to keep pace with the upcoming trends in education.





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