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Reflectors, Wind & Fire to scare away animals

Reflectors, Wind & Fire to scare away animals

Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) this week held its annual exhibition for the 6th consecutive year, enabling new inventors to showcase their inventions. Here, a student, Dilhara Weerasinghe, from Bolana MMV Ambalantota, explains his invention to drive away wild animals including elephants. Reflectors fitted around an ordinary lamp, rotate on wind-power, reflecting light, as if [...]

15,000 Teachers for new Vocational stream: MoE

The Ministry of Education is to recruit 15,000 teachers within the next six months for the 13-Year Compulsory Education Programme (CEP) to be implemented in 42 National schools islandwide, from this month. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that, within the first 3 months, around 2,100 teachers will be recruited and others recruited in the [...]

Grade 5 Scholarship examination results on Oct.5: Exams Dept.

The Grade 5 Scholarship exam results will be released on Oct.5, said an Exams Dept official. Around 356,728 candidates sat for the competitive exam at 3,014 centres on 20 Aug.20. Last year, the Education Ministry allocated Rs 323 million as bursary for 72,480 students skilled in learning but have economic difficulties. – CC

No MoE circulars in Tamil this year: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week charged that the Ministry of Education (MoE), from the beginning of this year, failed to issue circulars in Tamil Language, to schools. CTU Gen.Sec. Joseph Stalin said the Govt’s omission to translate the circulars into Tamil is causing immense problems to teachers and principals serving among the Tamil [...]

Govt. spends Rs 4,000m for sanitation and supply of water to schools

The Govt, in its School development programme- ‘Nearest School the Best School’ – has spent Rs 4,000 million for sanitation and the supply of water to all schools islandwide, in 2016. The Ministry of Education Annual Report 2016 states that, “Of the 3,772 schools identified for the provision of toilets, 3,560 schools received toilets last [...]

Lankan scholars to study in Japan through ‘Innovative Asia’

Addressing the 5th International Conference on the Sri Lanka-Japan Collaborative Research 2017, yesterday, at the Engineering Faculty, University of Peradeniya (UoP), Japanese Ambassador Kenichi Suganuma said Sri Lankan scholars would be among the beneficiaries of a new programme known as ‘Innovative Asia’, launched by the Japanese govt. The program Mr Suganuma said provides opportunities to [...]

Rohingya refugee children denied Right to Education at Boosa: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week charged that Rohingya refugee children detained at the Boosa camp have been denied their right to Education. CTU Gen.Sec. Joseph Stalin said there were 6 children of school-going age among the 31 Rohingyas in detention. “These children who were residing in the suburbs of Colombo and attending schools [...]

Prime Minister to launch schoolchildren’s Rs 200,000 Medical Insurance Scheme

Prime Minister to launch schoolchildren’s Rs 200,000 Medical Insurance Scheme

The Insurance Scheme for Schoolchildren, providing Rs 200,000 Medical cover and other benefits, will be launched tomorrow by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told the Sunday Times that the Ministry has gone beyond the Insurance cover to introduce other benefits through the scheme. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam An estimated 4.5 [...]

2 New schools in Wariyapola Town, K’gala

Cabinet approved the establishment of 2 new schools in Wariyapola Town, Kurunegala, to facilitate additional Grade 1 students, and to increase the daily ‘Refreshment Allowance’ of Trainee Teachers in National Education Colleges, from Rs. 3,500 to 5,000, for the entire 3-year training period. An Education Ministry official said this is part of a nationwide Govt [...]

‘Edu Canada’- Canadian Education Fair on Oct.3

The Canadian High Commission (CHC) in Sri Lanka will hold an Education Fair- ‘Edu Canada’, on Oct.3, to mark Canadian Education Month in Sri Lanka. ‘Edu Canada’ invites Sri Lankan students and their parents for an informative session at 4.30 pm at the Ozo Hotel, Colombo 4, for their Higher Education in Canada. The event [...]

India grants Rs 96m to renovate estate school

India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week to renovate Saraswathy College, Pussellawa, in the Kandy District, with an Indian Govt grant of LKR 96 million. The signatories were Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and Education Ministry Secretary Sunil Hettiarachchi, at an event held at the Indian [...]

“SHALIP” showcases Senior Heartians’ talents

“SHALIP” showcases Senior Heartians’ talents

The concert “SHALIP” of Sacred Heart Convent Galle was held on Sept.15 in the Centenary Hall with Galle Diocese Vice General Rev Fr Charles Hewawasam as the Chief Guest. Students from Grade 6-13 participated at this colourful event. SHALIP (Senior Heartians Lively Performance) is a concept of Rev Sr Principal to provide an opportunity to [...]

World Tourism Day with Beach cleanup by Schoolchildren

World Tourism Day with Beach cleanup by Schoolchildren

Events were held recently in the Western Province on World Tourism Day, with the participation of schoolchildren. The events included a beach cleaning campaign and a poster display to raise awareness among the general public on the importance of protecting the beach. – Sarath Siriwardena

PM at ‘Smart Classroom’ in Kotte

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said Govt intends to provide all National schools with classrooms equipped with modern technology, as a pilot project to introduce hi-tech smart classrooms. Mr Wickremesinghe was speaking after visiting a model classroom equipped with tablets and wi-fi connections. The classroom was at Sri Jayawardenepura MV Kotte, one of the [...]

“Haritha Bimak Suwabara Hetak” held at Richmond Galle

“Haritha Bimak Suwabara Hetak” organized by Richmond College, OBA and SDS was held in the College premises from Sept.21-23 The history of the farm in Richmond College goes back more than 9 decades. In 1964, former Principal D.G. Welikala established it as a farm with the necessary features. To inculcate the habit of farming and [...]

Management no comfort zone but to be transformative: Dr Amunugama

Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama pointed out that Managers must look upon their positions not just as a comfortable cushy job, but as something transformative. “You must change your associates and you must change your society. So that, it is a very wonderful prospect,” said Dr Amunugama, in his address as Chief Guest [...]

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