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The tertiary education system in the country got a much-needed financial push for development with a US$ 60 million grant from the World Bank. The tertiary education system in the country got a much-needed financial push for development with a US$ 60 million grant from the World Bank. Country director for World Bank, Peter Harrold said the East Asian region is ahead of Sri Lanka and that the system should take examples from Malaysia and Thailand.

He also said we should increase tertiary education capacity five fold.

He also said we should increase tertiary education capacity five fold.

“We are talking about taking it up by 100 percent, 200 percent or 500 percent looking at the successful neighbors Malaysia and Thailand,” Harrold said.

He was talking to education sector stakeholders to whom he presented a copy of the latest World Bank publication on the subject.

The World Bank is supporting Sri Lanka’s education sector with a US$ 60 million grant this year.

“We are in the advanced stages of preparing a new grant of US$ 60 million that would be available though the Ministry of Education this year,” Harrold said.
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