Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed to take immediate action to halt collecting money from parents for activities at schools.
According to the Education Ministry, the Minister mentioned this at the staff officers’ progress review meeting held recently, considering the complaints received from the parents on the matter.
Minister Kariyawasam had pointed out that all officials must act abiding the provisions of the circular issued by the Ministry of Education regarding the collection of money at schools.
The government has taken measures to further expand benefits of free education. Therefore it is unbecoming to collect money from parents for school affairs.
The ministry has appointed a female officer to obtain such complaints of collecting funds from national schools. The complaints should be sent to Assistant director of Education Mrs.K.G.C.Maheshika at the National School Grant of the Ministry, Isurupaya, Battaramulla.