( November 6, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Money allocated for school uniforms from the budget 2015 for 4 million school children in the country is Rs.2500 million. This means each student is allotted only Rs.625.
However, the President has allocated funds for himself for next year so that his daily expenses would be Rs. 28,700,000.
According to ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya Idiri Dekma’ put forward in 2010 to get votes it was stated that Sri Lanka would be made the ‘hub of knowledge’ in Asia. It stated that state expenses for education would be limited to Rs.85,000 million by 2020. It was also mentioned that the expenses by the private sector for education would be increased to Rs.100,000 million.