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Submit Report on GCE A/L Admissions- AVK directs Officials

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has directed officials to submit a comprehensive report on the procedure adopted for admission to GCE A/L classes. The report is to include payments made for admissions and how marks were allocated at interviews currently under way, after the release of the GCE O/L results recently. Under the current marking [...]

45 Schoolchildren perished in the recent devastation

A total of 45 schoolchildren died in the recent floods and landslides. Among them are 18 from the Sabaragamuwa Province, of which 16 are from the Ratnapura District and 2 from the Kegalle District. The Western Province reported 17 schoolchildren dead, of which 8 are from the Matugama area and 9 from the Horana area. [...]

SL to host Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education summit in 2019

The Cabinet has approved a proposal by Minister of Higher Education & Highways, Lakshman Kiriella, to host the next conference on International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education, in Sri Lanka, within two years, said Cabinet Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake. He said the network, which is established with over 200 active organisations, will hold [...]

Displaced children’s Education at a standstill: MoE

The prevailing devastation in the flood-affected areas, has brought the education of displaced children there, to a standstill. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has directed to distribute 3 sets of uniform material for every child, along with textbooks, exercise books and school shoes. The MoE has also declared that all National schools in the [...]

Hindi classes at the Indian Cultural Centre

The Indian High Commission, through its Cultural Centre, announced admissions to Hindi classes for Sri Lankans, for the year 2017-2018. Classes are conducted by a specialist Hindi teacher from India and Sri Lankan experts in Hindi. Courses offered will be for Level 100 (Beginners), Level 200 (Intermediate), Level 300 (Advanced) and Level 400 (Postgraduate), special [...]

Largest number of Sea Scouts in the Negombo District for the first time

Largest number of Sea Scouts in the Negombo District for the first time

“I have noticed that schoolboy Sea Scouts who later joined the Navy, perform better than ordinary schoolboys,” said Rear Admiral (Rtd) Rohan Amarasinghe, in his address as the Chief Guest at the Investiture Ceremony of the Sea Scouts of St. Jude’s International School, Kurana, Negombo, held on Tuesday (23). It is the first time such [...]

NIBM’s maiden ‘Business Executive of The Year 2016′, award ceremony

The ‘Business Executive of The Year 2016′, award hosted by the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) was successfully concluded on May 25, at Hilton Colombo, with Minister of Skills Development & Vocational Training, Chandima Weerakkody, as Chief Guest. The ceremony acknowledged NIBM students who excelled in their respective fields in the corporate sector. NIBM [...]

South.Prov. reports 8 schoolchildren dead, 8 missing

Schools were damaged or destroyed and schoolchildren’s lives were lost in last week’s floods and landslides. Southern Provincial (SP) Council Deputy Director of Education, Ms Presanjalee Gamage said 8 students are reported dead in the SP and an equal number reported missing in the disaster. The highest number of 6 student-deaths is in the Matara [...]

Pre-school Creativity

Pre-school Creativity

A colourful exhibition showcasing creative objects turned out by Montessori kids of Balan Nursery in Chenkalady, Batticaloa, was declared open this week. With the support of their parents, the kids used mud, rigifoam, paper and plastic to create interesting objects through their imagination. (Pix by Theva Athiran)

Health Camps for Disaster Victims

Health Camps for Disaster Victims

Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Centre for Disaster Management, conducted 2 Health Camps in Thunandahela and Millakade in the Ratnapura District on May 30. More than 500 flood-affected residents were attended to through this worthy project.  More Health Camps will be conducted on [...]

‘City free of Polythene’- a la Kilinochchi MV

‘City free of Polythene’- a la Kilinochchi MV

Kilinochchi schoolchildren conducted a programme to make a “city free of polythene.” Principal of Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya, Jayanthi Dhanabalasingham and the/his teaching staff organised the cleanup campaign starting with the school premises. This was followed by a programme to educate people in the area on the harmful effects of polythene.  Pic by Romesh Madhusanka

Flood-affected schools to reopen at Principals’ discretion: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) website said the re-opening of schools in the flood-affected areas will be solely at the discretion of the respective school authorities. Several schools in Colombo, Gampaha, Matara, Galle, Hambantotal, Kegalle and Ratnapura Districts, marooned by the floods, were closed on May 30 and scheduled to open on June 2. However, [...]

An ‘island-school’ amidst flood waters

An ‘island-school’ amidst flood waters

Tudawe Primary School, Matara, was one of the schools worst hit by the recent floods, with its grounds and the surrounding area inundated owing to the heavy rains. Pic by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk.

MoE initiates relief plan for schools and students affected by the disaster

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has drawn up a relief programme for schools and children affected by floods and landslides since last week, with the number of dead students increasing to 45 and at least 8 others listed as missing. Under the scheme, students who have lost their textbooks, uniforms and shoes will be provided [...]

Update related circulars to develop Schools’ Sports: AVK

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has directed officials to update Sports-related circulars issued to schools some 28 years ago, as an initiative to promote Sports in schools. At a meeting last week with the Principals of Sports Colleges, the Education Minister directed that priority be given to the Development of Sports, for which Physical Training [...]

GCE Ord. Level 2017 Application deadline extended to June 15

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has extended the Application deadline for the 2017 GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) exam, by 2 weeks- May 31 to June 1-, in view of the floods that ravaged the country last week, according to the MoE website’s directions to the the Exams Dept. The MoE has also directed the Dept [...]

Plan for 50-less-students schools facing closure: WP Education Ministry

The Western Provincial (WP) Ministry of Education (MoE) has developed a plan to protect schools vulnerable to closure due to lack of students. The latest survey reveals the WP has 75 schools with 50 or less students, of which 38 are in the Kalutara District, 19 in the Gampaha District and 18 in the Colombo [...]

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