World Bank pledges $ 10 m to rebuild schools in Eastern Province
The World Bank will provide US$ 10 million in July to reconstruct and
renovate school buildings damaged in the Eastern Province.
Education Minister Susil Premajayantha told the Sunday Observer
yesterday that he had already directed Education Ministry officials to
carry out a survey on damaged schools in the Province.
It has been reported that a few schools and parts of some school
buildings in the Trincomalee, Ampara and Batticaloa districts were
destroyed due to the war situation and other calamities in the past.
Minister Premajayantha said this situation has slightly disrupted the
educational activities in the Province and steps will be taken to
rectify the situation under the supervision of the newly established
Eastern Provincial Council.
When asked about the current position of the school educational
activities, the Minister said many damaged schools have been already
renovated and no children were isolated under any circumstances.