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25th Anniversary Expo of Science Society of Girls’ High School Kandy

25th Anniversary Expo of Science Society of  Girls’ High School Kandy

The Science Society of Girls’ High School Kandy marked its 25th anniversary with its annual 3-day Science Exhibition, under the guidance of Principal Mrs Malkanthi Abeygoonesekera. Ms Sujatha Dharmaratne who was one of the pioneer founders of the society, which has continued since then. Coordinator and Science Sectional Head Ms Kanshini Seneviratne said they had [...]

India grants Rs 300m for Estate schools’ development

The Indian Govt will grant Rs 300 million under the “Plantation Infrastructure Development Project” (PIDP) to improve the condition of 10 Estate schools, said the State Education Ministry. Accordingly, 7 schools from the Central Province- Kandy 3, Nuwara Eliya 4, and 1 each from Uva, Sabaragmuwa and Southern Provinces, will be selected for complete infrastructure [...]

3 fully-fledged Aesthetic Studies Schools in WP

Three schools dedicated only for Aesthetic studies will be set up in the Western Province (WP), to meet the demand for these subjects, a senior official of the WP Education Ministry said. WP Education Secretary S.G. Wijebandu told Education Times this is the first time a school dedicated to Aesthetic studies will be set up [...]

Filling Senior vacancies through gazette notice; Akila

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is to fill senior positions in the Ministry through adverts in the gazette, instead of automatic filling of vacancies through promotions, said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. He said the move comes in the wake of delays in several projects, amidst complaints that the officers handled them were incompetent. He [...]

MoE Study of Grade 3 performance an eye-opener

A Ministry of Education (MoE) study focused on the learning achievement of Grade 3 students, revealed more priority given to scholarship examination, student absenteeism, too much content to be covered and lack of training for primary teachers, as its main barriers. The “Study on Achievement Levels- Grade 3″ found many primary teachers prefer desk-work to [...]

Lyceum Wattala SCRABBLE Champs for 11th consecutive year

Lyceum International School Wattala was crowned undefeated Champions for the 11th consecutive year, at the Inter-Internaonal Schools Scrabble Championship organised by Lyceum International School Wattala, on Feb.3, with 11 International Schools participating. Dr Lalantha Amarasinghe was the Chief Adjudicator. Lyceum Wattala also won Junior Category. Lyceum Nugegoda were 1st Runner-up, Lyceum Panadura 2nd Runner-up and [...]

Artistic Lines of Hirusha

Artistic Lines of Hirusha

Hirusha Mathangadeera of St Thomas’ College, Matara, held an exhibition of pencil drawings at the Old Dutch building this week. His Principal W.P. Piyatissa, People’s Bank Uyanwatta Branch Manager Chandana Priyantha, and Zonal Education Office Art Consultant Kumara Alahpperuma were present. Pix by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk.

University of Peradeniya Alumni Association- Colombo Chapter AGM on March 4

The 27th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya (UoP)-Colombo Chapter will be held on March 4 (Sunday), at 9.30 am at the SLIDA Auditoriam, 28/10, Malalasekara Mawatha (Longdon Place), Colombo 7.(next to Sirimavo Bandaranaike Convention Centre). The Chief Guest will be UoP Chancellor Prof Silva, and the Guest [...]

30 Principals Singapore, Malaysia bound for training

Thirty school Principals from schools islandwide will be sent to Singapore and Malaysia for foreign training. They will be the first batch to receive foreign training this year, while 226 principals islandwide received overseas training last year, the Education Ministry said. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the aim is to improve planning, management, introduce [...]

Land Registrar’s Dept, Nuwara Eliya, donates books and cupboard to school

The Welfare Society of the Land Registrar’s Department in Nuwara Eliya, donated books and a cupboard to Madduma Bandara Vidyalaya, Nuwara Eliya. Land Registrar Ms W.W.M. Chandrika Weerasinghe and her staff seen making the donation. Pic by Shelton Hettiaarachchi

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