May 07, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says that special attention should be paid to the reforms to be done in the education sector taking into account today’s commercialized society.
He was quoted in a statement saying that separating schools as Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim is not suitable in the current social context.
“Any student in the country should have the right to free education and its benefits regardless of his or her language or religious belief,” the President stated.
“Any students in the country should have a right to enter into any school in the country for education.”
“The government’s policy is to provide required physical and human resources for the schools,”
“It is the responsibility of the intellectuals in the Education Sector, National Institute of Education and the Ministry to conduct a thorough study on the current educational needs.”