Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the value of the vouchers of school uniforms would be increased from next year. He said this while attending a function to commemorate former Minister H.M.A. Loku Banda. The function was held at the auditorium of the Mahawa Wijayaba National School. Minister Akila Wiraj Kariyawasam said that he has been able to save millions of rupees of public money at the Ministry of Education. When the voucher payments are increased, the students would be able to get better quality material for uniforms and more traders would be able to get the money that was earlier taken by few with political connections.