Govt must pay water bills of EP schools – Imran

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Trincomalee District MP Imran Mahroof yesterday (6) said, the Government should continue paying the water bills of schools in the Eastern Province.

MP Imran said, the water bills of schools in the province have been paid by the Government to date, but he was alarmed to hear that the school administration must bear this cost going forward.

Further, the SJB MP said, the Government gives Rs 1,200 to schools in the Eastern Province to pay the electricity bills every month, but a larger sum is given to schools in other provinces.

“This amount is insufficient to settle the bills,” he added.

“At a time when schools are facing various difficulties, refusing to pay the water bill is unethical and the Government should revisit its decision,” Imran stressed.

By Naalir Jamaldeen