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WUSC “One Nation, Many Colours” Art Exhibition

WUSC “One Nation, Many Colours” Art Exhibition

An Art Exhibition titled “One Nation, Many Colours” organised by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), was held from July 13-15, at the Croft Hall, Vincent Girls High School, Batticaloa. Chief Guest, Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Shelley Whiting, views the paintings on display. Pix by Deva Achchudan

Govt allocates over Rs 13b to develop Universities

The Govt will spend more than Rs 13 billion within the next 3 years, to construct buildings for Medical Faculties, Hostels for Medical Faculties and for further studies on Medical Education, said Higher Education (HE) Minister Lakshman Kiriella. According to the HE Ministry’s, Project Director P.G. Jayasinghe, Rs 5.6 billion is to be spent for [...]

Security Forces, Police on standby during exams- Exams Dept

The Exams Dept will seek the services of the Security Forces (SF) in the event of a natural disaster during the forthcoming GCE (A/L) exam, and for the Grade 5 Scholarship exam next month, as well, said Commissioner General of Exams, W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara. He said they intend to discuss with the SF and the Police [...]

Control of polythene use in schools – MoE to conduct programme

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is to introduce a programme to control the use of polythene among schoolchildren, in keeping with national plans to restrict its use. Under the programme, instructions will be issued to form a group in each school to check on the unnecessary usage of polythene and promoting the reduction of its [...]

‘People of Sri Lanka’- Heritage of all Sri Lankans on an equal footing: PM

The Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogue & Official Languages will launch a book titled ‘People of Sri Lanka’, on Tuesday, July 18, that explores the diversity of all the people of this country, which would be of special benefit to schoolchildren as well as those in Higher Education (HE) institutes. “All Sri Lankans, from schoolchildren [...]

Cabinet approves relief for schoolchildren and for re-building of damaged schools

A series of Cabinet approvals of proposals including relief for schoolchildren affected by the recent floods and landslides and re-building of damaged schools, was granted this week. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has proposed to relocate some schools, while rehabilitating the rest of the schools, providing necessary facilities such as furniture, libraries, laboratories and sports [...]

US Business Development expertise for local professionals

US Business Development expertise for local professionals

American innovation expert Cheryl Edison, worked with Sri Lanka’s leading IT entrepreneurs, Engineering students and Information & Communications Technology Agency (ICTA) representatives recently. The programme was part of US Embassy efforts to advance US-Sri Lanka Economic ties and prosperity. Edison was also the keynote speaker for this year’s ‘Disrupt Asia’ conference. “With its strategic location [...]

Students resort to drugs to overcome exam pressure- CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) said last week that competition among schools to outshine one another at public exams is creating tremendous stress among schoolchildren, driving them to drugs. It said there is a push from the Education Ministry on schools to produce outstanding results, because of which teachers, parents and children are under stress. [...]

Overseas training to develop Archaeology- MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) intends to provide overseas training to officers in the Archaeology Dept to develop Archaeology in Sri Lanka. Education Minister Akila Kariyawasam said a team of officers from the Archaeological Dept will be sent overseas to learn modern technologies in conserving and preserving Archaeological sites in the country. Around 250 Archaeological [...]

“Gilwell Re-union” in Batticaloa by Sri Lanka Scout Association

“Gilwell Re-union” in Batticaloa by Sri Lanka Scout Association

A national level “Gilwell Re-union” organised by the Sri Lanka Scout Association (SLSA) was held in Batticaloa Municipal hall during the last weekend, under the theme of “Promoting religious harmony, respect human dignity and build brotherhood”. As the first national Scout event organised in Batticaloa, by the National Scout Headquarters, it was attended by all [...]

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