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Pak HC delivers lecture on China -Pakistan Economic Corridor

Pak HC delivers lecture on China -Pakistan Economic Corridor

Pakistan High Commissioner Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat delivered a lecture on “China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A New Vision for Regional and Global Connectivity and Economic Cooperation” in an event organised by the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) at Naval Headquarters on Thursday. The event was attended by Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake, Navy [...]

Signal Corp’s Wave a big draw among schoolchildren

Signal Corp’s Wave a big draw among schoolchildren

The ‘Wave’ symposium and Information Communications Technology exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Army’s Signals Corp was held this week at the BMICH. Schoolchildren were among those who visited the exhibition. A group of children are seen attentively listening to an explanation given by an army officer.

Security beefed up for GCE O/L exams

Tough security measures will be in force for next week’s G.C.E.(O/L) examination with additional police security, officials said. Examinations Commissioner General Sanath Pujitha said that following a special meeting held to discuss security arrangements, they had decided to deploy three police officers to every examination co-ordinating centre, and utilise the services of about 500 police [...]

No sympathy marks: Exams Dept adopts new marking method

A new method of calculating of G.C.E. (O/L) examination marks will be introduced from this year, a top official said. Under the new system, the marks for the first paper and the second paper will be sent separately to the Examinations Department where the two scores would be added and grades would be given. “The [...]

394,000 NICs issued to exam candidates

Some 394,000 candidates sitting this year’s GCE Ordinary Level examination have so far been issued with new National Identity Cards (NIC), the Registrar of Persons Department said. Registrar General Viyani Gunatilake said the department had prioritised the issuance of National Identity Cards to examination candidates and except for about 1,000 applicants, others had been issued [...]

Pera holds international conference on humanities

Pera holds international conference on humanities

The Peradeniya University recently held a two-day international conference on humanities and social sciences under the theme ‘Development, Diversity and Harmony through Knowledge and Innovation’. The fourth edition of the event organised by the university’s arts faculty saw academics, researchers, governmental officers, professionals, administrators and graduates share their knowledge and expertise. The purpose of the [...]

Schools a major source of dengue, says HPB

Although the number of dengue patients have dropped by 70 percent this year as compared to last year, as much as one third of the country’s dengue patients are schoolchildren, with 15 percent of Sri Lanka’s schools becoming mosquito breeding places, according to the Health Ministry’s Health Promotion Bureau (HPB). The bureau says 42,663 dengue [...]

Lessons not learnt: Textbook distribution bungled again

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) has charged that the Government is yet to complete the school textbook distribution for next year, with some 13 percent of the textbooks remaining undistributed. The union’s general secretary, Joseph Stalin, said the Education Publication Department, which is the authority responsible for textbook publication and distribution, had acknowledged that they [...]

Budding scholars felicitated

Budding scholars felicitated

Kirama Dhammananda Primary School held a ceremony to felicitate students who passed the Year 5 scholarship exams at the Kirama Wimalajothi Auditorium, with the participation of Assistant Education Director W. Wijewickrema and Principal Namal Wanigaratne. Pic by W.A. Nelka.

Japan’s top honour for P.B. Munasinghe

Japan has announced the conferment of “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” on the late Punchi Banda Munasinghe, in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Sri Lanka. Mr. Munasinghe, who was an active and reliable Administration Director at the Institute of Chartered Accountants [...]

More than 200 singers to take part in Josephian Carols today

The Josephian Carol Service under the theme “Dona Nobis Pacem” will be held at 6.30pm today at the school’s Stanley Abeysekara Auditorium. Led by the 75 strong senior choir of the St. Joseph’s College well known as St. Cecilia’s Choir, the event will bring together more than 200 singers and musicians. The brass band will [...]

Ayurveda exhibition in Galle

An educational exhibition on Ayurveda was held recently in Galle. The event was opened by Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal de Silva and Governor Marshal Perera. Pic by Sirangika Lokukarawita.

Kataragama Dhamma school students to get uniforms, books and shoes

The Kataragama Ayupala Sugunatissa Dhamma School will hold a ceremony to distribute prizes, certificates and uniforms at the Dhamma school’s premises on December 2, under the patronage of the Ven. Sashthrapathi Kapugama Saranatissa Nayaka Thera of Kataragama Sri Abhinavaramaya temple. For the 12th time, this year also, philanthropists Nimal Jayantha Korala and Inoka Korala will [...]

60,000 schoolchildren receive educational aid from Zam Zam Foundation

60,000 schoolchildren receive educational aid from Zam Zam Foundation

Some 60,000 schoolchildren from rural areas and poor families were provided educational aid on Tuesday under the Zam Zam Foundation’s annual ‘School with a Smile’ project, with the theme being ‘Humanity Beyond Religion’. The relief pack given to the students contained a school bag, exercise books, stationery and a voucher to buy shoes. To distribute [...]

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