A serious political castigation against the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardene is being activated within the UPFA government reveal very reliable sources.
It is reported a majority of the members in the cabinet have opposed several cabinet papers he had forwarded in the recent past. It is said the opposition to Bandula Gunawardene’s cabinet papers is a scheme carried out by the government. He had to withdraw several proposals presented to the cabinet recently. Even the technology stream Minister Bandula Gunawardene attempted to introduce to the schools system has been rejected by the Ministry of Education.
Also, the proposal put forward by Mr. Gunawardene to stop students from international schools from studying in A/L classes in government schools had to be withdrawn due to opposition that came from within the government. It is revealed that the Deputy Minister of Education Mohan Lal Grero is unofficially taking over powers of the Ministry of Education.