CTTU to raise Tamil medium discrimination issues

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 April 1999, 23:25 GMT]
A delegation of the Ceylon Tamil Teachers' Union [CTTU] is scheduled to meet the World Bank team, now in Colombo, on April 27 morning.

The CTTU delegation will submit a report to the World Bank team regarding the discrimination shown by the government authorities towards the Tamil medium students and teachers in implementing new education reforms in the island, said Mr.T.Mahasivam, General Secretary of the CTTU.

The new education reforms is one of the several projects now being implemented in the country funded by the World Bank.

This high-powered World Bank team has arrived in Colombo from Washingtom to assess the progress of these development projects.

During the discussion, the CTTU delegation is to request the World Bank team to launch a special project for the Tamil medium students in the country to ensure equal opportunity in the implmentation of the new education reforms, Mr.Mahasivam added.


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