Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has said that
he has received information that over 25 schools had admitted children to Grade One breaching the circular.
The Minister disclosed this information joining in a national ceremony organized for Grade One admissions at the Vihara Maha Devi Balika Vidyalaya in Kiribathgoda. Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and State Minister Radhakrishnan were among those present on the occasion.
Parallel to this national ceremony Grade One admissions were carried in almost all schools today. Colourful ceremonies were organized to welcome the new children to the schools. Accordingly, students were admitted to Grade One of these schools on a formal system.
The Education Ministry stressed that the law will be enforced to the letter against parents as well as those who were involved in the admission process providing false information.