Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government education projects progress of first 100 days. February 25th, 2020 marks the completion of first 100 days of after assumption of office by Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

A summary of Education Project decisions and actions taken in accordance with ‘Saubhagyaye Dekma’ during this period is given below.

Sri Lanka Education Progress

  • Upgrade 1000 schools to the level of National Schools.
  • Ensure University admission for every student who qualify through A/L examination
  • A program to provide vocational training coupled with proficiency in English language and Information Technology who do not qualify to pursue higher education had been launched
  • A program to empower graduates for employment
  • Establish a Task Force to provide 100,000 employment opportunities to under-skilled youth from low income families
  • Measures are underway to offer degrees to those follow nursing and teacher training courses
  • Steps have been taken to implement the proposals to reform the education sector by establishing a Task Force on education
  • Measures are underway to establish a National Defence Academy and offer higher diploma courses in Defence Studies
  • Commenced the program to provide employments to unemployed graduates / diploma holders in order to harness their contribution to the growth of national economy
  • Increasing the maximum age limit to 45 years to apply for the Graduates Employment Scheme

Sri Lanka Government has called for applications from the unemployed youth between 18-45 years, who have educational qualifications below the ordinary level, for the establishment of the task force.

The Program to provide jobs for all unemployed graduates and diploma holders has commenced. In line with its election pledge, the new government of Sri Lanka is to provide employment opportunities in the state sector for about 50,000 unemployed graduates by 1 March this year.


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