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King coconut dansela for travellers to ancient city

King coconut dansela for travellers to ancient city

People travelling to Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa areas were provided Thembili at a dansela conducted by students of the Mahasen Maha Vidyalaya on the Puttalam-Anuradhapura main road. The event was organised on the instructions of the principal of the school, Thilakasiri Bandara and assisted by teachers, the Buddhist Society and other students. Pic by Karuwalagaswewa Jayaratna [...]

Ordinary and Advanced Level subjects to be reformed

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that educational reforms for the G.C.E Ordinary and Advanced Level exams were currently being prepared. The theme for the reforms is ‘Holistic Development of Child beyond 2020’. Among the changes, an introduction of a point system for the O/Level exam is under consideration. Minister Kariyawasam said that the reforms [...]

Ed. Ministry to scrutinise private schools, action to be taken if necessary

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has vowed to take action on complaints regarding exorbitant charges at private schools and the facilities provided. The move follows a string of complaints that the schools were overcharging parents, particularly for grade one admission. Minister Kariyawasam said that a committee will be appointed to study the complaints and take [...]

Kotelawala Defence University to absorb SAITM students

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya certified the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions) Act this week which outlines the national policy relating to the absorption of students registered with the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the KDU. The Bill was approved by Parliament mid-June and is expected to end the long [...]

Police college to get building facilities to train more policemen

The Police training school will receive additional building facilities to train more policemen, officials said. The cabinet approved the construction of a modern four-storied building for the Administration of Police Training School, Kalutara. The training school, which is spread over 209 acres, has facilities to train more than 1,000 officers, from Police Constables to Assistant [...]

Committee set up to form new policy on teacher transfers

The Education Ministry has set up a committee to form a national policy on transfers of teachers in State-owned schools. The three-member committee has called for recommendations from relevant trade unions and leading educationists on best practices to be implemented in the transfer of teachers in national and provincial schools. This follows complaints from transferred [...]

School principal who was transferred due to political whim to be reinstated

A former principal of a school in the North Central Province, who was transferred illegally, is to be reinstated in his position in the same school within the next two months. This was after the Supreme Court ruled that the Chief Minister of the North Central Province had violated the fundamental rights of the principal, [...]

KOICA supports Kalaimagal School with ICT project

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), held the opening ceremony of the ‘ICT Educational Environment Improvement Project’ at the Kalaiimagal School in Trincomalee last week. The ‘ICT Educational Environment Improvement Project’ is conducted by Kim Ji-Yeon, a computer education volunteer, and is designed to develop students’ ICT skills through hands-on ICT lessons by providing one [...]

Peradeniya ’68 (GSQ) Golden Jubilee celebrations

Students who entered the Faculty of Science, Peradeniya University in 1968 will celebrate the Golden Jubilee on October 21, at the Peradeniya University. The organisers request all those who were in the Peradeniya Science Faculty 1968 alumnus to contact C W Jayasekera (0777279054 –, Sarath Wijesinghe 0712722689 – Kamal Weerapperuma (0777774145 –

Girl Guide celebration at Galle Stadium

Girl Guide celebration at Galle Stadium

Girl Guides celebrated their anniversary at the Galle Stadium under the patronage of Southern Provincial Governor Marshall Perera. Troupes and their leaders from schools in the province participated at the event. (Galle correspondent Siranagika Lokukaravita)

Peradeniya, Essex University to sign MoU on post-grad exchange programmes

Peradeniya, Essex University to sign MoU on post-grad exchange programmes

The University of Peradeniya and the University of Essex will sign a memorandum of understanding in January next year to facilitate exchange programmes. A discussion to this effect took place following a visit to the Peradeniya University by Professor Satha Alaganankasundaran, a Sri Lankan who is on the Council of the University of Essex. He [...]

Prefects investiture ceremony at Gunarathna MMV

Prefects investiture ceremony at Gunarathna MMV

Nushara Nuwapul and Nuwani Chathurangi were appointed Senior Head Prefects, and Sasindu Abewickrema and Sasiki Sonali were appointed Junior Head Prefects of Gunarathna MMV, at the investiture ceremony held a few days ago. Five prefects took oaths as prefects for 2018, in the presence of a large gathering including Ven. Kanttegoday Saddaratne, VC of the [...]

Programme to promote menstrual hygiene and reduce absenteeism in school girls

Programme to promote menstrual hygiene and reduce absenteeism in school girls

A pilot programme on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) for schools in the Central Province was held recently. Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) and NetWwater (Network of Women Water Professionals), a partner of Global Water Partnership, have been working in school awareness programmes through SisuJalaHamuwa for over 10 years. They advocate that sustainable sanitation, which goes [...]

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