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Rain washes off play in 2nd Swarna-Neela Cricket Encounter

Rain washed off play in the 2nd Swarna-Neela Annual Cricket encounter between Wadduwa Girls Central College and Mahanama Navodya Girls School, Panadura at the Panadura Esplanade last Monday. Mahanama Navodya School and Wadduwa Girls school were declared joint winners to share the glittering Swarna-Neela trophy. Rain gods had the last say in this much awaited [...]

Sebs overcome Cambrians easily

Sebs overcome Cambrians easily

St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa playing in a very professional approach beat their arch rivals Prince of Wales in the 33rd limited over encounter this year at the De Soysa Stadium, this week end. This is the 4th consecutive win by the Sebastianites. Leading the way was their skipper Tharusha Fernando who bowled and fielded splendidly [...]

Kakeru and Danuk top performers at Tibhar International TT

Kakeru and Danuk top performers  at Tibhar International TT

Ananda College’s Kakeru Hennayake and Danuk Lamasooriya, Selini and Nalini Herath were top performers at the annual Tibhar International Table Tennis Tournament was held for the sixth successive year at the Colombo University Gymnasium. Over 60 boys and girls who are members of the Tibhar Table Tennis Academy took part at the tournament. The tournament [...]

CIS meet Wycherley on March 24

CIS meet Wycherley on March 24

Colombo International School (CIS) meet Wycherley International School in their 23rd annual cricket encounter for the Lalith Athulathmudali Memorial Trophy at the Mercantile Cricket Association Grounds next Saturday (March 24). Wycherley International leads the tally of victories with 11 wins while Colombo International School has achieved 11 wins with one match drawn. Last year’s winner [...]

Its not the Captain speaking

Its not the Captain speaking

Schoolchildren are briefed by an official at Mattala Airport, while on a visit.  Pix by Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi

150 More schools for ’13-years Compulsory School Education’ scheme

The 2nd Stage of ’13 years of Compulsory School Education’ scheme will be expanded to 150 more schools including Provincial schools with effect from May this year, said the outgoing Additional Secretary (Planning), Ministry of Education (MoE), S.U. Wijeratne. Mr Wijeratne said that some 9,000 students will be benefiting from this scheme, while the programme [...]

Despite over 7,500 eligible only 700 promoted Principals: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week said the Government, despite around 7,500 candidates qualified for promotions, only 700 were promoted Principals. This follows a circular issued by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2015, that all teachers to be eligible for the Principal’s post, should have a Simple Pass in Sinhala/Tamil at their Ordinary [...]

A vision for the Blind to become one with society

Discussions are currently underway with the Higher Education Commission on a Policy Manual for Vocational Training (VT) for the Differently Abled & the Disadvantaged Communities of Society, disclosed Ratmalana School for the Blind Principal Desmond Perera. In an interview with the Education Times, Mr Perera said he discussed matters pertaining to these aspects also in [...]

Loan Applications for non-State Uni. Degrees online: MoE

The Government announced that applications are now entertained for interest-free loans, from Advanced Level students who wish to follow Degree courses in non-State universities. The Ministry of Education (MoE) said that all GCE A/L students with a minimum 3 Passes in the A/L Exam, are eligible for the loans. The loan, to be given through [...]

UGC demands Uni. non-academic staff cease strike and talk

The University Grants Commission (UGC) sent a strong message to all protesting non-academic staff to immediately cease from the strike that has continued for 16 days, for discussions. UGC Chairman Prof Mohan de Silva, in a press release, said all strikers should report to work, prior to commencing discussion on their trade union demands. Internal [...]

Peradeniya University Alumni Association- Colombo Chapter AGM Office Bearers 2018-2019

The Colombo Chapter of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya, elected the following Office Bearers at its AGM held on March 4, at the SLIDA Sanhinda Auditorium Colombo. President- K.M.D.Gunaratne Vice Presidents- G.H.P. Dharmaratne, S.M. Gnanaratne, Col. Dr Udula Krishnaratne, Mrs Sujatha Karunaratne, Jagath Dahanayake Secretary- R.M.M.B. Ratnayake Asst. Secretaries- Maj. T.H. Upasena, [...]

UGC facilitates WB funded AHEAD project at Sri Jayewardenepura University

UGC facilitates WB funded AHEAD project at Sri Jayewardenepura University

A World Bank ( University Grants Commission (UGC) project, Accelerating Higher Education Expansion & Development (AHEAD) was launched by University of Sri Jayewardenepura (UoSJ) Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Sampath Amaratunge, at its Faculty of Graduate Studies. WB Lead Economist Dr Harsha Aturupane, AHEAD Director Prof P.S.M. Gunaratne, Prof Arosha Adikaram, Dr Kumudika Boyagoda and Dr [...]

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