|Project to set up English language labs in all provinces of |
A project to set up nine language laboratories in the nine provinces of Sri Lanka with the assistance of India got off to a start with the opening of the first lab in the Gampaha district.
The project was launched at a function held at Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya in Gampaha on Monday with the participation of Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and High Commissioner of India Y.K. Sinha as chief guests.
The project is being implemented as part of a MoU signed between India and Sri Lanka on 13th September 2011 for “Setting up of a Three-Tier English Language Training System in Sri Lanka”.
Accordingly, the Indian government is providing equipment, software and latest sophisticated teaching aids for setting up a language laboratory of 30 computer units and other equipment in each of the nine provinces that would help to train teachers from various schools and colleges in Sri Lanka.
language laboratories are to be set up at Jaffna, Polanaruwa, Ampara, Kandy, Kurunegala, Ratnapura, Badulla and Matara in the various Colleges of Education in different provinces.