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Rs 19 b for skills development - Minister

Nov 30, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
In a bid to assist those who were denied the opportunity to a higher education, the Government has taken measures to develop talents and skills of youth in its on going efforts to create a knowledge based development, said Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena in Parliament yesterday. He said that the Government has allocated Rs 19 billion for skills development projects through the budgetary proposals. He said that 131,000 students qualified for university entrance in 2009. A large number of students have left the country for higher education. A large amount of foreign exchange has gone out of the country as a result.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/12/01/news03.asp