Education Minister rejects statements by Bandula

The Suraksha Insurance scheme for school children has not been suspended, The Ministry of Education said.

Co-cabinet spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardana had said yesterday that the insurance scheme offered to students had been suspended.

However, Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma said that the scheme had not been suspended.

Gunawardana had said that a decision was taken to launch an investigation over allegations around the insurance scheme and the computer tablet program.

He said that since an investigation had been launched, both schemes have been suspended.

The Suraksha health insurance scheme was introduced by former Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.

However there were reports of financial irregularities in the scheme while the issuing of tabs was also surrounded by controversy. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. If the Podujana Peramuna ministers start telling the public confusing and contradicting facts, it’s not going to help building public confidence.


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