When the government decides not to impose power outages during the 2022 GCE Advanced Level (A/L) exams, it is playing with children's education, according to Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) Secretary Joseph Stalin.
He said the power and energy minister says that an additional Rs. 5 billion would be required to provide continual power supply during the examination.
The Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) stated that there will be no power outages during the exam period or at night until the exam is concluded. His statement has given students fresh hope that there will be no power cut after 7.00 pm until the end of examination.
However, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) released a statement claiming that they are unable to provide a continuous power supply as requested by the PUCSL. Meanwhile, the Power and Energy Minister claimed that the continuous power supply would be provided, only if an additional Rs. 5 billion worth of fuel was provided from the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).
Stalin said the CEB and the CPC are under this government, and the government is trying to play with the education and the future of its own children. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)
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