Over Rs 5,250 m spent for 150 Isuru Pasal
The Education Department has taken measures to construct 150 Isuru
Pasal (Schools with better facilities) in line with the 10 year
Education Sector Development Program. Rs. 5,250 million has been
allocated for this project.
Children of Mampuriya Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim Vidyalaya, the
first Isuru Pasala to be constructed under the 150 Isuru Pasal
program initiated under Education sector development program by
the Education Department. Picture by Wimal Karunatilake
These Isuru Pasal are scheduled to be constructed throughout the
country aiming to offer equal education opportunities for all students
in every part of the country.
Under a policy decision of the Education Ministry, one Isuru Pasal
will be constructed in each GA division throughout the country. However
priority is given to GA divisions which have been neglected. The project
is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and each Isuru Pasal is
allocated Rs. 35 million.
The money will be utilised to improve all academic and other
facilities such as building repairs, constructing computer laboratories,
providing water and sanitary facilities and many more infrastructure
The Education Ministry has already commenced construction of 71 Isuru
Pasal in 71 GA divisions while another 27 GA divisions have been
The Ministry has allocated Rs. 2,570 million for the 71 Isuru Pasal
at which constructions are going on. Mampuriya Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim
Vidyalaya will be the first Isuru Pasal and it will be commissioned by
President Mahinda Rajapaksa early next year.