Hon. (Mrs.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna,—To ask the Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training,—
(a) Will he admit that—
(i) school children in Sri Lanka generally have poor motivation for attending vocational training;
(ii) the skills the youth in Sri Lanka possess show a mismatch in fulfilling the current labour market demand in Sri Lanka; and
(iii) there exists a strong need for training children in a range of skills and generating new avenues for employment?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) whether the Ministry has taken steps in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to bring about a change in the school curriculum in order to develop vocational skills of school children from primary level to tertiary level; and
(ii) of so, what those steps are?
(c) If not, why?