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Teachers, Principals agitate against Govt. inaction

Teachers, Principals agitate against Govt. inaction

Teachers and Principals protest in Colombo on Friday (6) over the failure of the Govt to resolve problems related to the Education services. The protest coincided with International Teachers Day. Pix by Amila Pramodha Gamage

Rs 100 per day for poor ‘dropouts’ of School: Akila

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has proposed in the 2018 Budget, a monthly allowance for students who do not attend school due to economic hardships and other reasons, said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. Minister Kariyawasam said that, under this programme, an allowance, of Rs 100 per day, will be paid on a monthly basis, [...]

Rs 11b for 13-Year Compulsory Education programme: MoE

Around Rs 11 billion will be allocated next year under the 2018 Budget for the 13-Year Compulsory Education programme which commenced last week, covering 4,875 students in 42 selected National Schools islandwide. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told the Sunday Times that Rs 2 billion has already been spent this year for the development of [...]

Education Trade Unions mark Teachers’ Day protesting Govt inaction

Five Education Trade Unions last week marked Teachers’ Day with a protest in Colombo, in the Western Province Education Zone, against Govt lethargy in handling issues related to teachers and principals in public schools. The Unions included the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU), the United Teachers Union, National Principals Union of Sri Lanka, Independent Education Service [...]

GCE AL Practical Exams from Oct.8 (today)-15

The GCE Advanced Level Practical Exams will be from Oct.8 (today)-15. Engineering Technology from Oct.8-15. Bio Science Technology from Oct.20-22. Home Economics & Environment from Oct.20-31. According to the Exams Dept., 56,439 candidates will sit the Practical Tests in 398 centres islandwide. For inquiries please contact 1911, 0112 784 208 / 0112 784 537 / [...]

Nishan Kumara tops Grade 5 with 198 marks

W.K. Dinuka Nishan Kumara, eldest of a family of 2, of Harischandra National School Negombo, secured the highest marks of 198 at the Grade 5 Scholarship exam. Two students, Idumini Jayaratna of Welipillewa Junior School Ganemulla and Nanayanajith Tennakoon of Thulhiriya Junior School Kegalle, each secured the second highest marks of 197, while the 3rd [...]

Oct.20 deadline for Grade 5 Scholarship exam re-scrutiny

Grade 5 Scholarship exam candidates who want a re-scrutiny of their results have been directed to apply before Oct.20. The Exams Dept said that re-scrutiny applications should be submitted through the school principal. The Grade 5 Scholarship exam 2017 results were out on Thursday (4). A student from Harischandra Vidyalaya Negombo came 1st in the [...]

Kelaniya Uni. Science Expo ‘Vidya’extended to Oct.8-9

Kelaniya Uni. Science Expo ‘Vidya’extended to Oct.8-9

‘Vidya’- The Science Exhibition organised by the Faculty of Science of the University of Kelaniya (UoK) and the Ministry of Science, Technology & Research, has been extended by 2 days, due to a a brief disruption on Thursday (5). “Considering the inconvenience to visitors and the organisers, the UoK administration decided to hold the Exhibition [...]

“Big Bad Wolf Sale” ‘Round-the-Clock’ Book Sale

“Big Bad Wolf Sale” ‘Round-the-Clock’ Book Sale

Sri Lankan book lovers are being afforded an opportunity to experience the biggest book sale of its kind ever held in the country, with the ‘Round-the-Clock’ ‘Big Bad Wolf Sale’. It opened on Thursday (5) and goes on till Oct.15. Open 24-hours, it has already attracted hundreds of visitors to the SLECC (Sri Lanka Exhibition [...]

St Sylvester’s Media Day tomorrow

St Sylvester’s Media Day tomorrow

St Sylvester’s College Kandy, founded in 1940, will hold its annual Media Day tomorrow at the College auditorium, with Hiru News Deputy News Director Upendra Herath, an Old Boy of the School as Chief Guest (CG). The College Media Circle has organized a series of events to mark the day, and held several Inter-School competitions [...]

CBA celebrates “World Children’s Day”

Welfare & Thrift Society of Ceylon Business Appliances (CBA) (Pvt) Ltd, celebrated “World Children’s Day” with their staff members’ children, under the theme of “Protect the Environment”, with an Art Competition for children, under different age groups. LB Finance and Mahabage Lions’ Club PIP Mahendra Amarasooriya supported the CBA Welfare & Thrift Society in this [...]

“Sri Jayewardenepura Pradeepa” on Oct.20

The 2nd “Sri Jayewardenepura Pradeepa”, Annual Awards Ceremony of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (UoSJ), will be held on Oct.20, from 6 pm onwards at Waters Edge, Battaramulla with President Maithripala Sirisena as Chief Guest. It is organised by the Alumni Association of the UoSJ, to recognise and felicitate distinguished Alumni of the University, in [...]

AAT Annual Conference on Oct.10

The Annual Conference of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) of Sri Lanka, will be held on Oct.10 from 6 pm onwards, at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, with Special Assignments Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama representing the President, as Chief Guest. Established in 1987, under the initiative of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, as [...]

Photographic Exhibition- 60 years of Sino-Lanka Diplomatic relations

Photographic Exhibition- 60 years of Sino-Lanka Diplomatic relations

A Photographic Exhibition to commemorate 60 years of Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China, was held on Sept.18-19, at Dharmasoka College Ambalangoda. It was jointly organised by Dharmasoka College, the Sri Lanka-China Society and the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka. Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Tilan de Silva, a distinguished Dharmasokian was the Chief Guest [...]

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