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‘Kalana Mithuru – Poth Sumithuru’ to encourage the Reading habit

‘Kalana Mithuru – Poth Sumithuru’ to encourage the Reading habit

A programme to improve the reading habit among schoolchildren, known as ‘Kalana Mithuru – Poth Sumithuru’, was ceremonially launched by President Maithripala Sirisena as Chief Guest. Students received a collection of books from the President, to mark the event. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam was present at the event held at the Presidential Secretariat.

Education compulsory for children eligible to attend school: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) this week will issue directives to schools to make Education compulsory for children eligible to attend school. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told Education Times that a circular to this effect will be issued under the existing laws of the MoE. The directive will require every school to appoint a [...]

Over 10,000 eligible teachers sans promotion to Principal grade: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week took up the case of around 11,000 school teachers who are eligible for promotions to the Principal grade, with the Ministry of Co-existence & Official Languages, claiming their promotions have been barred due to the Education Ministry’s (MoE) requirement they have proficiency in the Sinhala and Tamil Languages, [...]

CTSU against Govt loans to prospective teachers to follow Degree courses

The Ceylon Teachers Service Union (CTSU) expressed concern over a Govt proposal to offer loans to A/L candidates to follow Degree courses and join as teachers, on completion of their Degrees. CTSU Gen.Sec. Mahinda Jayasinghe told Education Times that this move will lead to teachers with ‘substandard’ Degrees joining the teaching service. “There is no [...]

New teachers posted to WP schools with sufficient teachers: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) lodged a complaint with Western Province (WP) Governor K.C. Logeswaran, last week, against discrepancies in the posting of 453 newly appointed teachers to schools in the WP. CTU Gen.Sec. Joseph Stalin charged that the WP has once again failed to post new recruits to schools with a shortage of teachers. [...]

Pakistani Alumni Society of SL courtesy Pakistan High Commission

The Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka intends to launch a Pakistani Alumni Society of Sri Lanka to provide support to prospective Sri Lankan students going to Pakistan for their higher education. The Alumni Society it is believed will strengthen close relations between the people of Pakistan and Sri Lanka by providing scholarship programmes. It [...]

9 Top Canadian Unis here to woo Lankan students

Nine of Canada’s leading universities are visiting Sri Lanka from September 9-11, to meet with Sri Lankan students and schools, to showcase Canada as a destination of choice for Higher Education(HE). Interested students and parents are invited to attend an info’ session on Sunday (10) from 2pm- 4pm at the Taj Samudra. This will mark [...]

Colombo Uni. Medical Faculty wins 15th IMSP Quiz in Malaysia

The Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (UoC), won the Prof. A. Raman Challenge trophy at the 15th Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ) held in Malaysia from August 16-17. The 5-member team from the 2013 Advanced Level intake, competed against 463 Medical students representing 103 universities from 22 countries worldwide. The IMSPQ is held annually [...]

Jaffn Primary School returned after 27 years of Army occupation

Jaffn Primary School returned after 27 years of Army occupation

A Jaffna Primary School occupied for over 27 years by the military for security reasons, was returned to the school community on Monday, to enhance resettlement and the reconciliation process within the region. Urani Primary School in Valikamam North, Jaffna, was included in the High Security Zone (HSZ), in 1990. After the new Govt took [...]

Good Shepherd Convent Nuwara Eliya ‘Walks’ its talk of 150 years

Good Shepherd Convent Nuwara Eliya ‘Walks’ its talk of 150 years

Good Shepherd Convent Nuwara Eliya celebrated its 150th anniversary with a ‘Walk’ organised by the School and its Past Pupils. Principal Mary Nilanka de Silva, staff members, students and past pupils participated in the event. Pix by Shelton Hettiaarachhi.

Hijira Muslim Vidayalya 25-years-old

Hijira Muslim Vidayalya caters to the Muslim children in the Teldeniya Education Zone, and is well away from the town. It celebrated 25 years of existence with an exhibition of paintings by the children, and also a fiesta. Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake who was Chief Guest on the occasion declared open the exhibition [...]

Five Schools to reopen on September 21

Five schools, Royal College Colombo, Kingswood College Kandy, Viharamahadevi Kandy, Swarnamalee Girls School Kandy and Seethadevi Girls School Kandy, earmarked as centres for marking of GCE Advanced Level exam papers, will reopen on Sept.21, for the 3rd Term. All other schools reopened for their 3rd Term on Wednesday (6).

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