The Minister of Education Dr. Susil Premajayantha has appointed a committee to investigate properly the shortcomings and service issues prevailing in the Sri Lanka Principals’ Service for a long time and to report the immediate solutions for them. The committee comprised of five experts in education and administration including the Advisor in the Ministry of Education Professor Gunapala Nanayakkara has already started their activities.
The proposals from all unions of principals have been obtained and more time has been provided until 9th of May to submit further details. The arrangements have been made to conduct discussions with societies and organizations from 15th of May and the Chairperson said that they expect to take ideas from the specialists and experts in the field of education and to visit the provinces, zones and several selected schools in order to see the current situation of principals’ tasks. The minister has instructed them to forward relevant suggestions including the steps to strengthen the principals’ service considering the proposed educational reforms too. It is scheduled to hand over the report within the next two months.