Circular out next week


Leader of the House, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha yesterday (7) said in Parliament that a circular will be issued next week to check bags of schoolchildren, to prevent drugs from being smuggled into schools.

In response to a question of MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera, Premajayantha said, earlier bags of students were checked in the mornings.  “However, this is not practiced in schools now. I do not know what happened. There are reports that drugs are being smuggled into schools through schoolchildren. Therefore, we will issue a circular to all schools through the Provincial Education Director to check schoolbags,” he added.

By Methmalie Dissanayake