Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena says the government is committed to safeguard the rights of teachers in the country.
Speaking during a programme to mark Teachers Day at the Isurupaya, Ministry of Education premises in Battaramulla, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said all persons including the government respect teachers who fulfil their responsibility to create a virtuous future generation.
The Education Minister said safety, growth and necessary facilities will be ensured for teachers.
He added everyone must be committed to provide a leadership that has understood duties and responsibilities, to the 4.3 million children in the country.
During the event official identity cards were issued to teachers and principals for the first time, by the Education Ministry.