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Students provide water for wild animals

Students provide water for wild animals

With the drought conditions worsening, students of Vidyachakrawarthi Maha Vidyalaya, Ihalapuliyankulam, provided water to wild animals around the Thabbowa wildlife sanctuary, by transporting tanks of water and emptying them into dried-up waterholes, for the benefit of the animals.  Pic by Karuwalagaswewa Jayaratna.

Proposed Schoolchildren’s Medical Insurance for Cabinet approval soon: AVK

Schoolchildren’s Medical Insurance scheme proposal will be submitted to Cabinet shortly, and will commence in September, said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. He said 4.5 million students will benefit from this scheme which will not only cover those in govt schools, but also those in private schools, international schools and pirivenas and institutes that provide [...]

Islandwide Schools Dengue Prevention Programme today too

The 3-day special Dengue Prevention Programme in schools islandwide, conducted by the Ministry of Education, will be held today as well, with the assistance of the Tri-Forces and Police. The programme which started last Friday was implemented with the participation of students, past pupils, parents and the Medical Officers of Health. In addition, special teams [...]

Legislation for Quality Assurance of private High.Ed. institutes

Higher Education (HE) & Highways Ministry Secretary D.C. Dissanayaka said a Bill will be presented to Cabinet for the Quality Assurance of non-State sector HE institutes in the country. He said the new law will provide for the setting up of an independent council similar to the University Grants Commission. He added that all Degrees, [...]

Insurance for Vocational Training students: Minister

A special Insurance scheme will be introduced for students following Vocational Training courses, as several incidents were reported causing serious injuries to students during their practical training period, said Minister of Skills Development & Vocational Training, Chandima Weerakkody. Under the programme titled “Sisu Suraksha”, more than 120,000 students following Motor Mechanics, Construction, Electricity courses etc [...]

‘English as a Second Language’, Int’l Symposium- Colombo University

The University of Colombo (UoC) Dept of English Language Teaching (DELT) will host an International Research Symposium on ‘English as a Second Language’, in September. The rise of English as a global lingua franca has encouraged more innovative, reflective and rigorous research into the area of Second-Language studies in Sri Lanka. In order to provide [...]

Meryl G.A. Gunathilake new Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scouts

Meryl G.A. Gunathilake new Chief  Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scouts

Meryl G.A. Gunathilake assumed duties as the 19th Chief Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scouts Association last Friday at the National Scout Headquarters. The appointment was made by President Maithripala Sirisena, as Chief Scout of Sri Lanka. Scouting, which is the largest voluntary movement for children, is now found in 168 countries worldwide, with Sri [...]

Jaya Sanka Scholarships by SP Education Minister

Jaya Sanka Scholarships by SP Education Minister

The Jaya Sanka Scholarship programme organised by Southern Province Education Minister Chandima Rasaputhra, was held at the Kirama Wimalajothi auditorium. A large number of schoolchildren in the Walasmulla Education Zone, participated in this event. Pic by W.A.Nelka

Shramadana Campaign in Saliyawewa, Kala Oya towns

Shramadana Campaign in Saliyawewa, Kala Oya towns

A Shramadana Campaign coordinated by the Centre for Army Vocational Training, Saliyawewa, for Dengue prevention was held recently in Saliyawewa and Kala Oya towns. Officials of the Divisional Secretariats, MOH offices, Police stations, Civil Defence Force, Cooperatives and the trishaw drivers’ associations in the area, participated in the campaign. Pic Jayaratne Wickramarachchi

AGM of Alumni Assoc. of Colombo University

The 35th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo (UoC) for 2017/2018, will be held on Monday, July 31, at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, UoC, within College House premises, at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be followed by fellowship and dinner. State Minister of Finance & [...]

Dengue awareness campaign by the Kelaniya University

The University of Kelaniya (UoK), along with National Dengue Control Unit and George Steuart Health (Pvt) Ltd. organised a Dengue awareness campaign among Kelaniya residents, recently. Under the slogan ‘Let’s Start – Do and – finish Dengue’, the campaign was conducted on Saturday (15) to create a dialogue among the people, on how to manage [...]

Japanese students witness Dambulla Central College dance item

Japanese students witness Dambulla Central College dance item

A dance item depicting all the movements of a Kurahan Plant, was staged by the students of Dambulla Central College for a group of Japanese students visiting Sri Lanka. The foreign students who played a friendly elle match against the local students, agreed to uplift the sports skills in the country. Pix by Kanchana Kumara [...]

Rs 700m to upgrade Libraries in 3,200 schools- MoE

The Govt has allocated Rs 700 million to upgrade Libraries in 3,200 schools islandwide. Under the ‘Nearest School is the Best School’ programme, these schools increase the books in their library by 50% in the next 5 years. The decision, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said was in keeping with the international concept that, each [...]

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