Minister of Education says schools will not reopen until the safety of students has been 100 percent ensured

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Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma has urged for various groups circulating false claims pertaining to the national programme implemented by the government for the safety of children to refrain from doing so. Speaking at a discussion held in Matara to ascertain the progress on Corona preventive measures Minister Alahapperuma said, the government will provide funds to all schools to enhance sanitary facilities. The Minister also claimed that schools will not reopen until the safety of students has been 100 per cent ensured. Minister Alahapperuma said parents therefore need not create an unnecessary fear when schools reopen.
The Education Minister requested politicians and trade union representatives to refrain from spreading false rumours based on various aspects.

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