Connect with us

News

Sri Lanka’s literacy in danger!

Published

on

About 50 per cent of children studying at the primary section of Colombo District do not attend schools, Head of the School Health Division at the Family Health Bureau Dr. Ayesha Lokubalasuriya said.

She pointed out that the reason for this is lack of food, parents going to work, not being able to cover transportation fees and the price of school equipment.

She said that this situation may arise in other schools as well, and it will adversely affect the future of the country.

Dr. Lokubalasuriya said that inspections are being carried out by the Education Ministry not only among the schools in Colombo but also across the country.

Experts in the education sector are of the opinion that if this situation continues, it may affect the literacy rate of adults in Sri Lanka in the future.

The adult literacy rate is the percentage of people aged 15 and over who can read, write and understand short simple statements about everyday life.

In Sri Lanka, literacy rate has been increasing over the years and the experts said that the average rate of 92.25% in 2019 has increased by 0.13% in 2020 to 92.34%.

Continue Reading

News

Former Minister Ronnie de Mel no more

Published

on

By

Former Minister – Ronnie de Mel has passed away today (27) while being treated at a private hospital, reports say.

He was aged 99 years old.A former civil servant, he was the Minister of Finance from 1977 – 1988 under the United National Party government and holds the record for the largest number of budgets presented by a finance minister.

Continue Reading

News

NPP to also back NCM against Speaker

Published

on

By

The National People’s Party (NPP) has also decided to back the No Confidence Motion against Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kieirella, Professor G. L. Peiris, Tissa Attanayake, Chandima Weerakkody, Shan Wijayalal de Silva, and others have signed the motion on behalf of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and Samagi Jana Alliance.

Meanwhile, Dullas Alahapperuma, the leader of the Freedom People’s Congress has also said that they would back the NCM.

Yesterday (26), the Uttara Lanka Sabhagaya had stated they would back the motion as well. 

The motion cites several reasons, including the Speaker’s failure to appropriately present the amendments proposed by the Supreme Court for the Online Safety Bill before its passage. 

Continue Reading

News

Muthukumarana to take up Uddika Premarathne’s MP seat

Published

on

By

S.C. Muthukumarana is set to be named to the Parliamentary seat  left vacant after the resignation of Anuradhapura District MP – Uddika Premarathne.

It is reported that the Secretary General of Parliament – Mrs. Kushani Rohanadheera has informed of this to the Election Commission, in accordance with Section 64(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act No. 1 of 1981.

Related News :

Uddika Premarathne resigns as MP

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2023 Sri Lanka Mirror. All Rights Reserved