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    All qualified teachers and principals will be promoted before 31st December

    October 04, 2014

    Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena said that promotions for all qualified teachers and principals will be effected before the 31st of December, based on the recommendations of the Madihewa committee Minister Gunawardena said that the President has given specific instructions and the cabinet has granted approval in this regard.


    The minister made these observations participating in a ceremony at the Lumbini College in Colombo. He further said that the main objective of the programme is to resolve the physical as well as human resource problems in schools. Minister Gunawardena further pointed out that a special mobile programme will also be conducted in connection with the provision of promotions to 217,000 teachers.

    Granting of promotions for teachers has remained stalled for a long period. A new teacher's charter and a principal's charter were created and a committee was also setup. The teacher transfers are to be provided on the provincial as well as in the village level.

    Minister Gunawardena further emphasised that in accordance with the Mahinda Chinthana there is a big transformation in country's education sector.

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