“I am pappy about being able to promote the ministry of education to a prestigious level which had been under continuous criticism in the past” - The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam
The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that a revolutionary change in education must be done, if a social and economic development should be brought about in a country and the foundation required for this purpose has already been formulated. Everybody must work together for the future betterment of the children and he is ready to accept humbly all such proposals from intellectuals submitted through any media like letters and Face book messages, the minister says.
The minister expressed these ideas while participating in the concluding function of the annual program held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of St. Mary’s College, Kegalle recently (05). This function was held under the patronage of The Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and at this occasion the minister of education also mentioned a fact that was expressed by the Prime Minister when the portfolio of the minister of education was handed over to him.
Further expressing his ideas the minister said that he will not hesitate to take bold decisions for the development of the system of education and if there are any irregular activities happening, those will be directly dealt with. Because of this reason it was possible to promote the ministry of education to a prestigious level which had been under continuous criticism in the past, the minister said.
The minister pointed out three main parties who should work dedicatedly to regularize the education system in the country viz. the principal and the teaching staff, the government and the parents. The system of education of the country can be strengthened through the collective effort of these three parties. And he further stated that all the necessary decisions will be taken boldly for the future wellbeing of the children. The Minister Kabir Hashim, The Provincial Chief Minister Maheepala Herath and a large gathering had joined in this occasion.