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Colombo International Book Fair 2017 at the BMICH

Colombo International Book Fair 2017 at the BMICH

The Colombo International Book Fair 2017, organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association, was declared open on Friday (15), at the BMICH, and will continue till September 24, open from  9 am-9 pm daily. It hosts 300-400 local and foreign Book stalls.  Pix by Indika Handuwala.

‘Subhaga’ Scholarship deadline extended to September 22: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has extended the deadline for ‘Subhaga’ Scholarship applications to Sept.22.  The Scholarship entitles 1,000 students who have excelled in Sports, Aesthetic activities and new Inventions will be granted a total of Rs 50,000 in 20 installments of Rs 2,500. Initially, Scholarships will be granted to Grade 12 students. Prospective candidates [...]

Dropouts, Street kids, Destitute kids made to attend school

The Govt, last year, in a non-formal Education programme, identified and educated 2,898 school dropouts and children not attending school due to poverty.  This includes 254 street children. The Ministry of Education, in its Annual Report 2016, states that Provincial level Obligatory Committees identified these children and sent them to school. Under the programme, facilities [...]

GCE O/L, A/L exam results within two months

The Govt, under its new Education Reform plan, will release the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level exam results within 2 months, in the coming years. The Ministry of Education (MoE) Annual Report 2016 states the action would enable the related candidates to apply for higher education on time. The MoE said it is also looking [...]

Teachers as ‘In-service Advisors’ to improve School Education: Akila

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is to create a new sector known as ‘In-service Advisors’ to improve quality of School Education, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told Education Times. A new Service Minute will be issued shortly creating the new sector, to which more than 3,000 teachers serving as Instructors will also be absorbed, in [...]

27% hike in Lankan students seeking Australian Education

Students migrating to Australia for their Education increased by 27% from 2016. Minister of Skills Development & Vocational Training, Chandima Weerakkody addressing the Australia Future Unlimited Education Seminar, said that, as Sri Lanka and Australia share very close diplomatic and cultural ties, the Australian Education system and Culture has made a huge impact on Sri [...]

Danced everybody else off their feet

Danced everybody else off their feet

Students of DS Senanayake National School, Beruwala, came 1st in the Western Province and 3rd All Island at the All-Island Dancing Competition 2017, in the Sabaragamu Junior Group, Girls Ananda Wannama dance. This National School has won All-Island awards on 10 previous occasions as well. Picture shows the Dancing Teacher Miss K.D. Dhammika Weerasinghe, Principal [...]

Renovation of Thotaha Junior School, Walallawita

Renovation of Thotaha Junior School, Walallawita

Renovation of the dilapidated building of Thotaha Junior School, Walallawita, which has been abandoned for nearly 25 years, was started by the Sarananda Karuna Foundation in Walallavita, recently. Work is under the guidance of Sarananda Karuna Foundation founder Ven. Walallawita Sarananda Thera, who had his elementary education at this school, and Walallawita Divisioanl Sec. Ranjan [...]

Government to strengthen implementing Convention of Rights of the Child

Cabinet approved Women & Child Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara’s proposal to strengthen the mechanism to implement the Convention on Children’s Rights, said Cabinet spokesman Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara. He explained that the Govt intends to expand the role and structure of Steering Committees which operate under Article 40 of the Convention of the Rights of the [...]

New buildings for Colombo and Ruhunu Universities

Cabinet approved Higher Education & Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella’s proposal for new buildings for Colombo and Ruhunu Universities. Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said Colombo University’s Science Faculty will get an Information & Study Centre costing Rs 516.54 million. Meanwhile, the Commerce Faculty of Ruhunu University will have new buildings as the second phase of [...]

‘Learning Promotion Grant’ for student monks: Govt.

The Govt have decided to provide a ‘learning promotion grant’ for student monks in pirivena institutions, officials said. The government is to provide the bursary to cover education related expenses of monk students, on a proposal by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to the Cabinet.

‘Smart Classrooms’ in 65 National schools before year end: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will put into effect ‘Smart Classrooms’ in 65 National schools before year end. “Accordingly, 2 classrooms in each school, between Grades 6 & 10, will have Tabs and IT facilities to teach Maths, Science and English,” said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. He said a team has already gone to [...]

Richmond’s ‘Haritha Udana 2017′ Agro Exhibition, Sept.21-23

Richmond’s ‘Haritha Udana 2017′ Agro Exhibition, Sept.21-23

The Agro Technological Exhibition- ‘Haritha Udana 2017′, organised by Richmond College, Galle, will be held from Sept.21-23 from 9 am onwards, at the school premises. The main objective of the exhibition is to promote Farming among schoolchildren and encourage students to consume healthy food, which will lead to a healthy future generation. Richmond College is [...]

“SAVIYA-Apen obata, Oben hetata”: Team Fusion’s Library for Payagala rural school

Team Fusion, a 20-member group of 1st-year undergraduates of the Faculty of Management & Finance of the University of Colombo (UoC), will set up a Library for Malegoda Junior School in Payagala, which is 130-years-old. The project is titled “SAVIYA – Apen obata, Oben hetata” Malegoda Junior School, with very little basic facilities, provides education [...]

University education is 4 years behind: Minister Premajayantha

University education is 4 years behind: Minister Premajayantha

Minister of Science, Technology & Research, Premajayantha said that, today, 6,500 undergraduates from 8 Faculties and 800 SAITM students, unaware of their fate, are on the road, not attending lectures, which means University education is 4 years behind. “It is the responsibility of all including the Govt, to solve this problem,” adding that, if he [...]

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