18,500 projects operative in schools

18,500 projects operative in schools

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Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has said that 18,500 projects are operative in schools within the island. The Minister further said that the Government was discharging a colossal amount of work on behalf of the education sector.
The Education Minister said that although pageants were not held in the past two and a half years, the Government had rendered valuable services to the country. Under the past regime only sixty percent of schools had power supplies. Now there are power supplies to 95 percent of the schools. 18,500 projects are in progress in the island. 6500 school buildings are under construction. 600 buildings are under construction in the Kurunegala District alone. The Suraksha Insurance Scheme was introduced. He added that everyone collectively supported in discharging a colossal amount of work.
The Minister was speaking at a function held to mark the provision of financial assistance for 150 Pre Childhood Development Centres within the Kurunegala District. The function was organized under the guidance of the Ministry of Women’s and Children’s Affairs. Minister Chandrani Bandara and Deputy Minister Ashok Abeysinghe were among those present on the occasion.