Sri Lanka Teacher Services Act to be amended

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Ministry of Education has taken steps to amend the Sri Lanka Teacher Services Minute in order to resolve a large number of unresolved problems faced by many teachers.

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed the officials to expedite measures to provide an effective and quality service from the teachers to the school system in Sri Lanka by strengthening the learning and teaching process, and by empowering the teachers to provide their service with job satisfaction.

As a result, the Ministry of Education has been able to implement the amended bill in a very short period of time.

The Sri Lanka Teachers Services Minute has been established by the extraordinary gazette notification no. 1885/38 dated 23.10.2014.

However, in the implementation of the Minute of the Sri Lanka Teachers Service from 01.07.2008, many clauses that need to be amended have been identified.

The Ministry of Education with the recommendations of the Director General of National Salaries and Cadre Commission has forwarded the proposals to amend the Act to the Public Service Commission for approval.

The Public Services Commission has accordingly granted consent to the proposals aimed to prevent the problems the teachers are facing under the conditions of the old Teacher Services Act.

Accordingly 16 points of the Act have been amended and the amended draft bill, in all three languages, has been directed to the Public Services Commission once again for approval, the Ministry of Education said.

The Ministry of Education said the amendments will provide solutions to several unsolved issues over a period of time.

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