Finally a good news for Sri Lanka's education system. 500 School buildings, built at a cost of Rs 10 billion declared open on September 9. The project covers in all 9 Provinces in Sri Lanka.
Nearest School is the Best School
Under the "Nearest School is the Best School" (Langama Pasala Hondama Pasala) program, 500 school buildings with modern facilities added to Sri Lanka education system. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declare opened the projects September 9th.
The new buildings constructed at a cost of Rs. 10 billion under the project "Nearest School is the Best School". Project is covering all districts with the objective to provide a better school system to the children.
The buildings include, Science Labs, Computer Labs, Sports Complexes, buildings for Technical studies, Libraries, Principals’ and Teachers’ Quarters. In addition buildings include Classrooms, improved Sanitation facilities and Supply of Electricity and Water.
According to Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, this project is the largest project where number of buildings opened on the same day, for school related projects.
Under the development program, 18,000 projects implemented in 9,064 schools and the total investment was Rs. 65 billion.
In parallel to the program, the "Shishyoda" National Institute of Special and Inclusive Education in Weniwelkola, Kahathuduwa, will be vested with the students on the 9th under the patronage of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe.
This new program implemented according to a concept of Sri Lanka Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.
“The concept will encourage more students to join these schools. So, instead creating an unnecessary rush to gain admission in National schools,” he added.
Hence, Government allocated a total of Rs 65 billion for education projects related to schools. And under that program about 9,000 schools covered. So, The Government has spent over Rs 44 billion for the projects.
So of the total number of 18,600 projects, 15,000 are Provincial projects and about 2,000 to National schools.