Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has decided to implement the tab distribution programme to school children, sources close to the Prime Minister said yesterday.
According to sources both Prime Minister and Minister Kariyawasam are of the strong view that government should implement tab distribution programme as it is one of the pledges made in its election manifesto.
Therefore, it is expected that the programme will get off the grounds during next school term.
Meanwhile, the government has decided to implement Gam Peraliya, Enterprise Sri Lanka and Grama Shakthi programme simultaneously.
President Sirisena is to monitor Grama Shakthi programme while village development programmes worth Rs. 80 billion will be implemented under the enterprise Sri Lanka programme. Gam Peraliya programme, which will be under the preview of Finance Ministry will go-ahead with 15 major projects. (Yohan Perera)