Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says that 542 national schools will be commenced by the month of June this year, It will be implemented under the commencing of one thousand national school programme. The minister answering to a question raised by Parliamentarian Hesha Vithanage in parliament said that the programme will be implemented after having discussion with the provincial council. He also stated 10 girls school have been named as national schools by the Presiudent.
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