Cabinet approval sought for urgent purchase of tabs
Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris sought Cabinet approval to purchase 96,919 tablet computers (tabs) immediately for national and provincial schools countrywide.
A sum of Rs 3,009 million, which had been set aside through the Vote on Account to purchase the tabs, is set to expire on 31 December this year, and as it is realistically impossible for the purchase of this stock of tabs during the remaining period, the Ministry has decided to carry out the purchase urgently.
Peiris has also sought the opening of a new loan scheme from Cabinet to implement the purchase of the tabs.