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Ban tuition classes on Sundays

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday said he had requested President Maithripala Sirisena in writing to ban tuition classes on Sundays at least for several hours.

Cardinal Ranjith who was addressing the Catholic Teachers Day programme at St Joseph’s College Colombo last morning said he had written to President Maithripala Sirisena requesting him to ban tuition classes on Sundays at least for several hours.

“I wrote to President recently and made this request as I have found out that children do not have the time to go to temple or two the Church on Sundays because of tuition classes,” he said.

“I have seen school children in uniform at bus stands with their books even during late hours. Even small children in grade four or five go to tuition classes today.

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