A ceremony was held at Temple trees today to present letters of appointments to a batch of graduates, for teaching posts. Speaking at the event Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said, the Mandatory 13 Year Education Programme was introduced with the intention of producing trained individuals for the country. The Premier pointed out, thereby no student will leave school after their O/levels, but will be able to pursue their studies, among 20 Vocational Subjects for their A/levels. The new education system fills in a large gap that prevailed in Sri Lanka’s education system so far. The Premier added, the teachers involved in teaching these new subjects will be provided with the opportunity to obtain post graduate qualifications.
- The Gamperaliya National Programme, expanded to the Northern Province
- A discussion on holding the Provincial Council Elections as soon as possible, held at the Parliamentary Complex, today