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Agreement on Indo-Lanka joint Research in Science & Technology

Agreement on Indo-Lanka joint Research in Science & Technology

Research parties of Sri Lanka, signed an agreement recently to conduct joint Researches with India, under the Programme of Cooperation (PoC) in Science & Technology, signed between the Ministry of Science, Technology & Research of Sri Lanka and the Dept of Science & Technology of India, on Aug.4. 2016, in India. According to the PoC, [...]

Free Tabs for Govt school students to cost over Rs 5b annually

A proposal to issue free Tabs to Govt school students, due to come into effect this year, but delayed, will now be effective from next year, and will cost the Govt more than Rs 5 billion, said the Ministry of Education (MoE). Initially, the Tabs will be issued to GCE (Advanced Level) students. Under the [...]

Fill all 676 vacancies in NP: NPC Ed.Min. to MoE

Th Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Education Ministry last week said it has requested the Ministry of Education (MoE) to give teacher appointments to fill the entire 676 vacancies in the Northern Province. Secretary E. Ravintharan said that of the 1,044 volunteer teachers interviewed in Colombo, only 182 passed the interview, and the centre directed they [...]

English textbooks for Grades 1 & 2

The Education Ministry has arranged to issue English textbooks for Grades 1 and 2, through the National Institute of Education, in a fresh bid to promote English education. Currently, English textbooks are issued from Grade 3 upwards. In addition, the books will be made available in CD’s, enabling students to follow in a convenient manner.

WP Ed.Min. fails to use Rs 2,000m allocation to pay arrears: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) charged this week that the Western Province (WP) Education Ministry has failed to use up Rs 2,000 million allocated by the line ministry, to pay arrears to teachers and principals in the 11 zones in the province. CTU Gen.Sec. Joseph Stalin said the new Service Minute of Oct. 23, 2014, [...]

PGIS Bursar arrested for Rs 7.5m fraud

The Bursar of the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) who was wanted in connection with the alleged fraud of Rs 7.5 million of the University of Peradeniya (UoP) was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Dept. The suspect Mahesh Iddawela is alleged to have committed this fraud continuously for nearly 10 years. UoP Vice Chancellor Prof [...]

Rs 35m High Voltage Lab, Test Facility for Moratuwa University

Rs 35m High Voltage Lab, Test Facility for Moratuwa University

A modern High Voltage Laboratory (HVL) and Testing Facility, built at an estimated Rs 35 million, was ceremonially opened last Tuesday at the Dept of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa (UoM), under the patronage UoM Chancellor Prof. K.K.Y.W. Perera as Chief Guest. A fully fledged modern HVL was a long felt need [...]

Principals, Teachers felicitated by Zonal Education Director R.W. Gamage

Principals, Teachers felicitated by Zonal Education Director R.W. Gamage

An event to felicitate Principals and teachers was held at the Weeraketiya National School auditorium recently, , with Provincial Educational Minister Chandima Rasaputra as Chief Guest. Pix W.A.Nelka

Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka launched by its Foreign Secretary

The Pakistan Alumni Society of Sri Lanka (PASS) was launched this week, at an impressive ceremony in Colombo, with the vision of “Re-Connecting the Alumni for Greater Collective Good”, and to connect universities of both countries under various scholarship programmes. “Through PASS, the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, will be able [...]

“Best Speaker 2017” by Gavel Club of Kelaniya University

The Gavel Club of the University of Kelaniya (UoK) in collaboration with its Career Guidance Unit, proudly presents the largest all island inter-University “Best Speaker 2017” for the 13th consecutive year. An opportunity to discover one’s self and showcase one’s public speaking skills while voicing one’s thoughts to become Best Speaker 2017, and display one’s [...]

Discrepancy in teacher-allocation: Southern PC Education Minister

Discrepancy in teacher-allocation: Southern PC Education Minister

Southern Province (SP) Education Minister Chandima Rasaputra declared there was discrepancy in the distribution of teachers within the SP. “In some places it is a teacher-starved Education Zone (EZ) while in other areas it is teacher-dominated EZs, ” he said at a ceremony held recently at the Matara Wilpita MV to felicitate the O/L students [...]

3rd International Pali Conference at University of Peradeniya

3rd International Pali Conference at University of Peradeniya

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of (UoP) Prof O.G. Dayaratne Banda addressing the 3rd International Pali Conference, at the Senate Room of the UoP, said there is a crisis in every section of the world, because people are more materialistic bent than spiritually. He said this trend is problematic and [...]

2017 EDI-NEXT exhibition at Mahanama Vidyalaya, Getambe

An exhibition organised by the Central Province (CP) Education Dept -2017 EDI-NEXT was opened by CP Governor Niluka Ekanayake and CP Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake, at Mahanama Vidyalaya, Getambe.

5 SAARC National Scout Teams meet President

National Scout Teams of 5 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries who were in Sri Lanka to witness the Hermann Loos-De Soyza Trophy Scout Camp – 2017, met President Maithripala Sirisena who presented them with gifts, on Friday at President’s House. They were from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Maldives.

Mahinda A/L 2002 Get-together on Oct.28

The annual get-together of the 2002 A/Level Batch of Mahinda College, Galle, will be held on Saturday, Oct.28, from 6 pm-11 pm, at Hotel Rock Fort, Unawatuna. The Annual General Meeting of the batch will also be held at this function, followed by dinner. The organizing committee cordially invites all batch-mates for the occasion. For [...]

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