Distribution of Chinese donated school uniform material, commences



The distribution of school uniform material granted to Sri Lanka as Chinese aid, kicked off today (23).

The First 3 million meters are being dispatched to 1.34 million students in Northern, Eastern, North Central and Uva Provinces.

According to the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka, the Chinese ambassador – Mr. Qi Zhenhong and Minister of Education – Susil Premajayantha, State Minister – Arvind Kumar carefully inspected the donated school uniform materials donated before they were dispatched to the different provinces.

The embassy also notes that a shipment carrying another 06 million meters of fabric will arrive Colombo in 44 containers next week.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Education – Susil Premajayantha had said that Chinese government, which had initially agreed to provide 50% of the school uniform material requirement as a grant this year, has responded positively to the request made after becoming the Minister of Education and increased the grant to 70% of the requirement.


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