20 TV channels for education-by Asela Kuruluwansa and Central Province Group Corr. Nihal Jayawardena Source:Dailynews Up to 20 dedicated TV channels will be set up to facilitate online education to overcome the problems faced by children in online education during school closures during the pandemic, said Minister of Mass Media and Information, Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella. Under this programme, which is being implemented jointly by the Ministry of Mass Media and the Ministry of Education, 13 channels from Grade One to Grade 13 and two channels dedicated to Pirivena education will be initially launched, he said. This was revealed by the minister during a scholarship awarding ceremony held at the Kundasale Divisional Secretariat yesterday where 185 children in the Kundasale Electorate received scholarships. Parallel to the Samurdhi Saubhagya program, financial assistance of Rs. 1,500.00 per person per month for education for a period of two years is provided to A / ...

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