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School uniform vouchers from Dec. 4

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday said his Ministry would issue vouchers to schoolchildren island-wide to buy school uniform materials within the next week starting from December 4.

Minister Kariyawasam told that the necessary vouchers for the free uniform materials were already sent to all provinces to be distributed among students. Rs. 2,445 million were spent on the purpose by the government. About 4.2 million students would benefit by the initiative. For Privena students, Rs. 75 million were set apart by the ministry.