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6 % of GDP allocated for education

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A total of Six percent of the GDP would be allocated to the education sector, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said while presenting the Interim Budget.

The government also proposes to increase the Mahapola Scholarship for university students to Rs.5000.

Pre-School teachers would get a monthly allowance of Rs.250 while Sunday/Dhmma School teachers would get an allowance of Rs.200.

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