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Japanese ‘Karuta’ for Lankan Schoolchildren

Japanese ‘Karuta’ for Lankan Schoolchildren

A group of Japanese youths are in the island to introduce Karuta, a Japanese playing card game to local schools. This week they were at Sacred Heart Junior School, Galle, teaching the students the game. Pic by Sirangika Lokukarawita

MoE against WPC’s changes to Grade 1 admission criteria

The Western Provincial Council (WPC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) are at loggerheads over a new Grade 1 admission criteria implemented by the WPC. The MoE has called on the WPC to cancel the new criteria where parents could use the residential address of their parents (Child’s grandparents) to apply for admission. The WPC, [...]

CTU goes to HRC over WPC Grade 1 admission criteria

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week lodged a complaint with the Colombo Human Rights Commission against the Western Provincial Council (WPC) Education Ministry’s action to change the circular issued by the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Grade 1 admissions in 2019. In a complaint lodged on Thursday (18), bearing No. HRC 2517/18, the CTU [...]

Cabinet approves Cyber Security Strategy implementation

The Cabinet approved the proposal presented by Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure & Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando, to the Cyber Security Strategy prepared with the participation of experts in the field. The Strategy includes proposals to raise income through Digital Technology, by creating a conducive climate to improve the industry. The Strategy for the period 2019-2023, [...]

MoE reminds Schools against donations for Grade 1 admissions

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is to send a fresh reminder to National schools to refrain from accepting donations and gifts for school admission. This is in view of complaints that National schools are violating a 2015 MoE Circular directing principals to refrain from soliciting donations for admission of students, particularly to Grade 1. Education [...]

For Atawala Primary School ‘Nearest is NOT the Best’

For Atawala Primary School ‘Nearest is NOT the Best’

“The Primary School at Atawala, situated in a picturesque village close to the Dumbara Ranges or, the Knuckles Forest, has been closed down by the authorities” villagers said. There are a little over 60 families living in this village with children mostly of school-going age who eagerly look forward to attending school. Arrangements have been [...]

Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference, Philippines

Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference, Philippines

Sri Lankan Delegates at the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference in Manila, Philippines. Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scout Association, Merrille Goonetilleke. 1. Deputy Chief Commissioner Janaprith Fernando, 2. World Scout Committee Member Kapila Kalyana Perera, International Commissioner & Chief Delegate. – Member APR Adults Support Sub Committee. 3. Prabath Kularathna Special Commissioner (Media/PR) – [...]

Sri Jayewardenepura Uni. wins Appreciation award

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura (UoSJ) was recently awarded for consistently being Top User of Emerald Content for the period 2015-2017, in Sri Lanka. This award of appreciation was presented to the UoSJ Librarian, by the Emerald Publishing Group, at the International Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (ICULA) 2018 held on September [...]

KOICA conducts Korean Speech Contest

KOICA conducts Korean Speech Contest

The 11th Korean Speech Contest organized by the KOICA Office in Sri Lanka, was held recently the Colombo Public Library Auditorium. Additional Director General- Ministry of National Policies & Economic Affairs, Mrs N.R. Anees, KOICA Country Director in Sri Lanka, Lee Dong Ku and other distinguished guests participated in the event. Twelve contestants who passed [...]

Envoy pledges Pakistan Scholarships in Technical Education

Pakistan High Commissioner (PHC) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Science, Technology & Research, Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama, at the Ministry recently. During the meeting, Dr. Hashmat apprised the Minister of the forthcoming visit of the Commission on Science & Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)’s delegation to Sri Lanka. The PHC said [...]

Human Library programme by Colombo Uni.

The University of Colombo (UoC) Main Library organised a Human Library programme last week, parallel to the National Reading Month, where readers were able to meet Subject Experts at the Main Library premises. UoC Vice Chancellor- Senior Prof Lakshman Dissanayake, Prof Samantha Herath, Coordinator of the Journalism Unit, Prof Sandagomi Coperahewa, Dept of Sinhala, Dr. [...]

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