Sri Lanka government to pay an allowance of Rs 2,500 for registered pre-school teachers from June 1, Cabinet approved the proposal. 25,000 preschool teachers to get the allowance “Guru Abhimani” as the first phase.
The Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor national policy framework has recognized the preschool teachers as key players in human resource development and paid special attention to provide a permanent allowance following to a certain training given for preschool teachers.
Accordingly, it has been identified that it is suitable to increase the existing allowance of Rs.250/= up to Rs.2500/= Accordingly the proposal tabled by the Minister of Education, to increase the existing allowance of Rs.250/= up to Rs.2500/= for eligible preschool teachers under identified criteria as effect from 1st June, 2021 and provide the said allowance to 25,000 preschool teachers as the first phase, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
Sri Lanka government to pay an allowance of Rs 2,500 for registered pre-school teachers from June 1. P. B. Jayasundara Secretary to the President has instructed officials to allocate required funds for Women and Child Development, Preschools & Primary Education, School Infrastructure & Education Services Ministry.
Currently some 45,000 preschool teachers are registered with the government. In Sri Lanka there are about 19,666 pre-schools registered with the Government.