Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says primary education has completely halted as a result of short-sighted policies and decisions of the present government.
Taking to social media, the Opposition Leader said it was sad to witness competitive examinations being held despite schools being unable to cover the syllabus.
However, MP Premadasa pledged the support of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya to teachers and students who are engaged in a struggle to ensure freedom of education.
MP Premadasa said Advanced Level and Grade 5 Scholarship examinations were conducted without covering the syllabi and thereby leaving students helpless.
He also noted that insulting statements were made by members of the government faction against teachers of the government.
The Opposition Leader requested the government to solve salary anomalies without prolonging these issues.
He also claimed the government failed to use media resources to continue education of children during the pandemic.