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60th Anniversary of China- Sri Lanka Diplomatic relations

60th Anniversary of China- Sri Lanka Diplomatic relations

President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at a 60th anniversary event to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka. An intellectual dialogue was held at the BMICH, to mark the occasion, where schoolchildren were awarded certificates of participation in the event.  The picture shows the President awarding a certificate.

School Inspectorate System revived from next month: AVK

The School Inspectorate System (SIS), for the supervision of both, State and private schools, will commence next month, Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told the Education Times. A Commissioner General will be in charge of the system under which between 150 to 200 staff will supervise schools islandwide. A National Education Quality Assurance Advisory [...]

Exams Dept deploys 2,000 teams to supervise GCE AL

The Dept of Exams (DoE) has deployed 2,000 teams to supervise and monitor the GCE Advanced Level Exams at Zonal levels in each Province as well as the DoE. Commissioner General of Exams, W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara told the Sunday Times that, although these teams existed in the past, their presence has not been felt. Consequently, they [...]

Grade 5 exam tuition, workshops banned from midnight August 16

According to the Commissioner General of Exams, W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara, tuition classes, workshops and seminars for the Grade 5 Scholarship exam, scheduled in August, should end with effect from midnight August 16. The Scholarship exam is scheduled to commence on August 20, and the prohibition is effective till the end of the exam. Those found guilty [...]

Colombo University to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

The University of Colombo (UoC) this year will mark 75 years of university education and intends to publish a coffee table book in reminiscence of ‘College House’, where university education started. To this end, the UoC appeals to all past students, staff and well-wishers to contribute to submit information on their memories, photographs and drawings [...]

Sri Lanka return with a mixed bag

The Sri Lanka team that participated in the International Mathematics Competition in Lucknow, India, from July 25-31, won numerous awards including for Creativity, for the first time. In the Individual contest they won 1 Silver, 8 Bronze, 3 Merit awards and 4 Certificates. In the Team contest they won 12 Bronze, and in the Combined [...]

UK Govt’s Chevening scholarships now open

The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for UK Govt scholarships for the year 2018/2019. Applications for the scholarships are open from August 7 to November 7, and can be submitted via WWW. The scholarship offers full financial support for any eligible Master’s Degree at any UK university, whilst gaining access to a wide range [...]

Mabola Malays conduct dengue awareness at Al-Ashraff MV

The Mabola Malay Association (MMA) conducted a dengue awareness programme for students of Al-Ashraff Maha Vidyalaya,Wattala, on Wednesday (9). Around 250 students and staff attended a lecture by Head of Laboratory Services- Browns Hospital Ragama Feroze (Tony) Lantra. He enlightened the gathering on the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, explaining the breeding pattern, symptoms of dengue and [...]

St Benedict’s Ampitiya 10-years-old

St Benedict’s Ampitiya 10-years-old

St Benedict’s Ampitiya, established on February 10, 2007, by Benedictine monks, off Kandy, marked its 10th anniversary recently. According to its Rector, Rev Fr Clement Gnanaparagasa OSB., the school started with just 5 staff members and 60 students. He said, some thought the school would close down in a few weeks or, in a year, [...]

Religious ceremony at Kirama Dhammananda MV

Religious ceremony at Kirama Dhammananda MV

A religious ceremony organised by the Kirama Dhammananda MV was held at the school this week, under the guidance of its Principal M. Siriwardena. Pix by W.A.Nelka

Facebook Samaritans build security fence for rural school

A group of volunteers formed via FaceBook (FB), have initiated a project to build a 595-ft-long fence round Keda-Nekutana school in Kahatagasdigiliya, Anuradhapura, for the safety of its students. The school, located 50 km away from Anuradhapura town, presently, does not have any protection around its premises, seriously affecting student activities, as stray cattle and [...]

Colombo University General Convocation

The General Convocation of the University of Colombo (UoC), for the conferment of Bachelor’s Degrees for 2016, was held on August 1-2, at the BMICH . Degree certificates were awarded to 2,605 Graduates, of which 480 were for Business Administration, 369 for Arts Special stream, 220 for Arts General stream, 304 for Law, 195 for [...]

Secondary school whizkids to get Rs 50K each- MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) intends to award Rs. 50,000 each, to 1,000 schoolchildren who display exceptional talent in the field of new inventions, aesthetics and sports show special talent in their Secondary schooling. The Scholarship will be given in 20 equal installments. The programme for the ‘gifted’ is aimed at improving and developing children’s [...]

Pragna Pradeepa school books distribution

Pragna Pradeepa school books distribution

Distribution of school books to low income families living around the Borella area, took place recently at the office of the Pragna Pradeepa concept, Bawa Place, Borella. Picture shows Pragna Pradeepa concept initiator, Western Provincial Councillor Jayantha de Silva distributing the books.

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