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Scouts, Girl Guides celebrate Pongal

Scouts, Girl Guides celebrate Pongal

Scouts and Girl Guides celebrate the Pongal Festival at an event held at Ramakrishna School, Kokkadicholai, Batticaloa. Pic by Deva Athiran.

2018 State Uni. intake hiked by 1,180

Arrangements are being made to admit about 1,180 more students than the previous year, into State universities in 2018, said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. Mr Kariyawasam said on Tuesday, in Kuliyapitiya, Kurunegala, that, for the first time, 160 more students are to be admitted into the Medical Faculties this year. “Others will be admitted [...]

Schools Inspection in force from mid Feb. in all National Schools: MoE

The School Inspectorate System (SIS) will come into force from mid February in all National Schools, but will be delayed by a year in the Provinces, due to a clash between the Center and the schools, said Ministry of Education (MoE) Additional Secretary (Planning) S.U .Wijeratne. The programme has been started on a concept by [...]

10-years-in-a-school teacher transfer improper: ACTSU

All Ceylon Teachers Services Union Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe says the new programme to transfer teachers who have served more than 10 years in a school, is not being done in a proper manner. He said some teachers have been transferred to schools 50 km to 60 km away, and into areas sans residential facilities. He [...]

US Peace Corps to spread English Language Skills here

A bilateral agreement to obtain the support of the American Peace Corps (APC) to promote English Language within Sri Lanka, will be signed with the the United States of America (USA) this week in Colombo. APC CEO Sheila Crowley will visit Sri Lanka for the signing. During an earlier visit, on an invitation of Prime [...]

Overall improvement in GCE A/L results

The number of GCE A/L candidates who qualified for university entrance in 2017, was more than in 2016, according to an analysis of the results by the Exams Dept. The number of candidates who secured 3As also increased. In 2017, 253,330 candidates, both private and Governemnt school, sat the exam, while in 2016 the number [...]

Grade 10 teacher allegedly assaulted for punishing student

A Grade 10 teacher of Kalpitiya Alankuda Muslim Mixed School was allegedly assaulted by 6 persons, over an allegation that the teacher had punished a student, Norochcholai Police said. The father of the student who had been punished, is alleged to have been among the assailants. The incident had occurred last Friday (2), after the [...]

Pragna Pradeepa programme celebrates 30th anniversary

Pragna Pradeepa programme celebrates 30th anniversary

The Pragna Pradeepa programme, initiated by Western Province Councilor and United National Party (UNP) Borella Chief Organiser Jayantha De Silva, celebrated its 30th anniversary recently. The programme, which Mr De Silva has been conducting continuously for 3 decades, has seen him distributing large consignments of books and school requisites to children of low income families. [...]

School for Differently-abled Children, Nuwara Eliya, celebrates 30th anniversary

School for Differently-abled Children, Nuwara Eliya, celebrates 30th anniversary

The School for Differently-abled Children, established in 1988 at Nuwara Eliya, celebrated its 30th anniversary on Jan.25, with the participation of Dr. Christopher Strubs’ next-of-kin and parents of the students. Dr. Strubs and Lady Strubs started this school on a voluntary basis, in a permanent building in Nuwara Eliya, with only 6 children and 3 [...]

Colombo Uni., ’67 Group award Schols to underprivileged undergrads

Colombo Uni., ’67 Group award Schols to underprivileged undergrads

The Alumni Unity of the University of Colombo (UoC), in collaboration with the ’67 Group, held a ceremony to award 51 Scholarships to economically backward undergraduates, under the patronage of UoC Vice Chancellor Prof Lakshman Dissanayake, on Jan.23, at the Faculty of Arts. This was held to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the ’67 Group [...]

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