The Ceylon Teachers’ Union charges that the 7 1/2-hour power cut schedule today will have a significant impact on children at a time when the GCE Advanced Level Examination is being held.
When contacted by NewsRadio, the Chief Secretary of the Union Joseph Stalin said school children are affected due to the actions of the government.
Stalin vehemently objected to the move to impose the 7 1/2-hour power cut.
He said a government that upholds the future of children would never have reached such a decision.
The Chief Secretary said the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka should have considered the ongoing A/Level Exam.
Stalin said the present power crisis was not a result of any natural causes and arose due to the government’s financial mismanagement.
He urged the government to promptly provide solutions as children are facing difficulties due to government policies.