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Tamil children still don’t have access to school

[PTI, Friday, 21 May 2010 12:16 No Comment]

Demanding release of additional developmental funds for the former LTTE controlled Wanni and other areas in Northern Sri Lanka, the country’s opposition has said that 60,000 children of this region are still to go back to schools despite one year after the victory over the tiger rebels.

"In the North, out of 300 Schools, only 194 are functioning. There are over 86,000 school going children, but only 26,000 are at the moment able to follow classes", the leader of the main Opposition United National Party (UNP), D M Swaminathan told reporters here.

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