Moves are under way by Education Minister Susil Premajayantha to formulate a new National Education Policy which will consist of new rules and regulations aiming to find permanent answers to problems in the education sector.This was revealed by Premajayantha addressing the 38th death anniversary of Dr. C.W.W. Kannangara at the Rajasingha National College, Ruwanwella recently.
The Minister said education activities are carried out by the Education Ministry under the power vested by the Free Education Act in 1939.
Though the 1939 Act has been amended from time to time, the Act is not strong enough to cater to problems in the education sector. When providing qualitative and quantitative service in the education sector to meet the national level service the Education Ministry has focused its attention to formulate a new National Education Policy.
By Dharma Sri Abeyratne