Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawsam says he signed the circular banning teachers getting gifts from students. The Minister mentioned this during a function at Naakka-watta, Mahinda Central College. He said that parents have been giving gifts to teachers and this has become a trend. Minister Kariyawasam said that he was informed about many such occasions by the parents. The Minister said that he signed the circular banning such gifts to teachers in future.