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SL economic crisis: printing of school textbooks halted

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Printing of school textbooks has been halted as the suppliers have run out of papers, Ceylon Today reported.

According to Deputy General Manager of State Printing Corporation Ranjith Tennakoon, placing orders for textbooks for upcoming academic years have become almost impossible.

Tennakoon said that due to the forex crisis 1 MT of papers is now costs more than Rs. 200,000.To print annual need of 40 million of textbooks, 3000 MT of paper is needed. The main income of the corporation is printing school textbooks and the situation is continued, the corporation would lose about Rs. 1.2 billion, he said.

Meanwhile, due to shortage of paper, printing of two lottery tickets has been stopped as well.

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