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Sirimavo and Piliyandala Central emerge victorious

Sirimavo and Piliyandala Central emerge victorious

At the Vidudaya Ritzbury Inter-school Swimming Championships concluded recently, at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, the girls’ team from Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Colombo and the boys’ team from Central Swimming Club in Piliyandala emerged victorious. The much awaited championship was held at Sri Lanka’s largest swimming pool when Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) partnered for the [...]

Sandaruwani Jayarathna bags highest award

Sandaruwani Jayarathna bags highest award

Sixty three youngsters received school colours in recognition of their outstanding performances in the field of sports during the period 2016 and 2017 at the “Colours Awards” ceremony of Sri Sangamitta Girls National School, Matale held last week at the college auditorium. ‘Sports diadem’, the highest award and the proud recipient for this prestigious accolade [...]

British School down Royal Institute in T20

British School down  Royal Institute in T20

The British School in Colombo (BSC) defeated Royal Institute by 23 runs in an Under-17 Twenty20 cricket encounter worked off at the Shalika grounds in Narahenpita. BSC who were put into bat piled up an impressive 141 for nine from their 20 overs with Vinod Weerasingheleading from the front. The dashing opening batsman smashed a [...]

Garnet House on top

Garnet House dominated to win the Overall Champions Award at the colourful Asian International School’s athletic meet held at the NCC Grounds recently. In this well organised meet champions Garnet House with 993 points clinched the glittering champions trophy with Topaz House (883 points), Sapphire House (711 points) and Amethyst House (659 points) occupied the [...]

‘Study in India’ Education Fair attracts local students

‘Study in India’ Education Fair attracts local students

Local students were seen enthusiastically attending the ‘Study in India’ Education Fair held at the BMICH recently. This year’s Fair, supported by the Indian High Commission in Colombo, was under the theme “World class Education at affordable cost”, and attracted a large number of students, especially Advanced Level students and school leavers. Pic by M.D. [...]

Bonus marks at term tests for excelling in sports: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has instructed school Principals to award extra marks at term tests to students who have excelled in sports related extra curricular activities. The MoE said this move was to encourage students to participate in at least one sport while in school, and is to be implemented in both National and [...]

Geometry a ‘bogey’ subject to GCE O/L candidates

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is concerned over students’ reluctance to choose Geometry questions at the GCE Ordinary Level examinations. The Mathematics branch of the MoE is organising a dialogue to improve the teaching of Geometry and make it more interesting to students. “Assessment reports by the Exams Dept show that students avoid Geometry related [...]

Infrastructure development at 4 Universities

The Cabinet this week approved proposals to develop infrastructure facilities at 4 Universities. Higher Education & Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said construction of 2 buildings with 3 storeys for the University of Jaffna, construction of a 3-storeyed lecture hall for the Faculty of Technology at the University of Ruhuna, construction of staff quarters at the [...]

Over 19,000 new Teachers this year

This year the Ministry of Education (MoE) intends to recruit over 19,000 teachers, including graduates, for both, National and Provincial schools islandwide, said a senior MoE official. Most of them, 4,658 will be GCE Advanced Level qualified teachers. Of them, 1,360 will be assigned to National schools while the rest will be appointed to Provincial [...]

St. Joseph’s defend Under-18 Div. I Football title

St. Joseph’s defend Under-18 Div. I Football title

St. Joseph’s College Colombo emphatically trounced St. Patrick’s College Jaffna by 3 goals to 1 in the final of the All-Island Schools Under-18 Division I Football Tournament played for Renown President Cup at Racecourse ground. From the first whistle both teams played attacking soccer which entertained the spectators around five thousand gathered to witness the [...]

Swashakthi Arts Festival for the differently-abled

“We love to enjoy-give us a chance to be happy” was the theme of Swashakthi, an organisation formed by persons with special needs in the Navagaththegama Divisional Secretariat area. The organization conducts an annual Arts Festival that highlights the talents of the differently-abled. Shanika Sewwandi trained those at Swashakthi, to dance and act using sign [...]

Gateway emerge undisputed football champs

Gateway emerge undisputed football champs

Gateway College emerged champions at the Under-18 Inter-International School Football Tournament held at Cooray Park from January 24 to 29. The Gateway boys dominated throughout the tournament scoring 18 goals in five matches, whilst conceding none. Such a strong performance was down to the dominance of the Gateway midfield, consisting of captain Dwayne de Mel, Binitha [...]

Emergency water supplies to schools in drought-hit areas

Schools in the Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Mannar Districts severely affected by the present drought, are being provided with water tanks and have water pumped frequently, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. “Water to drought-stricken schools is supplied with the support of the National Water Supply & Drainage Board, he said, adding that NWSDB [...]

USAID, YouLead to expand employment opportunities for Central Province youth

US Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for South & Central Asian Affairs, Daniel Rosenblum who was in Colombo recently, opened the Kandy YouLead office which will help expand employment opportunities for youth in the Central Province (CP). Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in partnership with the Ministry [...]

150th birth anniversary of Sir D.B. Jayatilleke

The 150th birth anniversary of Sir D.B. Jayatilleke was commemorated at Sir Baron Jayatilleke Vidyalaya, Maligawatte, with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as Chief guest. A portrait of Sir Jayatilleke was unveiled.

AGM of Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College Past Pupils on Feb.24

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Past Pupils Association (Colombo Branch) of Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College will be held on Saturday, Feb.24, at 5 pm at the Lighthouse Gallery, Chaithya Road, Colombo 1 (Opposite the Lighthouse). A dinner will follow the AGM at the same venue. All past pupils are cordially invited. For more information [...]

Art & Interrelationship Expo at Eastern University

Art & Interrelationship Expo at Eastern University

The Fine Arts Department of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka (EUSL) conducted an Art and Interrelationship exhibition which included a Cultural pageant, exhibition of traditional Food items, Art exhibition and several other events. EUSL Vice Chancellor Prof T. Jayasingam was the Chief Guest, was while Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies Director Dr S. [...]

Cabinet approves call for tenders to supply Tabs

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the call for tenders to supply Tabs to A/L students, said Cabinet Media Spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunathilake. “We allocated Rs 4,000 million in the 2017 Budget and we hope, by this concept, students can learn about new technology,” the Minister added. “We re-considered the computer technology, durability, suitability and safety [...]

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