A Cabinet Sub-Committee has been appointed to prepare a National Policy Framework on Admission of Students to Grade 1 from 2011 on the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Due to the urgency of the matter, the report is to be submitted within one week for discussion at the next Cabinet meeting.
Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella explaining the Cabinet decisions before the Media yesterday, said the Cabinet had granted approval to a memorandum submitted by Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena in this regard.
Minister Rambukwella said the intention behind the move was to help parents by eradicating admission related hassles, alleviating tension and providing equal opportunities to all students.
The Committee comprises Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Higher Education Minister S.B.Dissanayake, Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premjayanth,Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardene, Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa and State Resources and Enterprise Development Minister P. Dayaratne.