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Nimesh and Hansani lead the Lankan Junior TT teams

Sri Lanka Junior, Cadet and Hopes teams left last Thursday (April 19) to Male, Maldives to take part in the South Asian Junior, Cadet and Hopes Table Tennis Championship 2018. The championship commenced on April 20 and will end on April 22 with the participation of six south Asian countries, the Asian giant India, Pakistan, [...]

British School secures Under-17 title

British School secures Under-17 title

The British School in Colombo (BSC) emerged Inter-International Schools Under-17 champions when they defeated Lyceum International School (LIS) Panadura by 57 runs in the final of the tournament worked off at the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita. The BSC electing to bat first piled up a formidable 239 runs for three wickets from their allotted 40 [...]

Flying colours for Dewmi

Flying colours for Dewmi

Shamalsha Dewmi Perera, a Grade 5 student of Holy Cross College Gampaha, emerged Under 10 Singles champion at Gampaha District Table Tennis Championship 2018 tournament held at St. Thomas’ Indoor Stadium tables recently. This up and coming youngster had come out with flying colours in almost all the tournaments she took part to win championships. [...]

Chiran smashes his way to the top

Chiran smashes his way to the top

Chiran Dharmaratne, a 13-year-old, stole the limelight at the 2018 Open Invitation Table Tennis Tournament held recently at the Sports Hall, Pugoda. The youngster from Lycum International School, Bogamuwa with a bright future ahead of him exhibited a high quality of racquet skills which the other players failed to match. His forehand smashes, the top [...]

Lahiru’s 141 gives MCA Cricket Academy resounding win over Nondescript CC Academy

A remarkable double by skipper, Lahiru Amarasekara, a student from President’s College, Rajagiriya gave MCA Cricket Academy a resounding 141 runs win on the first innings over Nondescript Cricket Academy in their 2nd Annual U-13 ‘big match’ at the MCA grounds on last Wednesday. MCA who won the toss and batted scored 227 runs in [...]

Immune-fluorescent Microscope from Germany

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, to Sri Lanka, Jorn Rohde (R) officially handing over Immune-fluorescent Microscope (Bottom) to Rickettsial Disease Diagnosis & Research Laboratory Director Prof Ranjan Premarathne (L), at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, on Friday. Pix by M.A.Pushpakumara

Medical Faculty for University of Sabaragamuwa by October 2018

The University of Sabaragamuwa (UoS) will soon have its own Medical Faculty, as proposed in the 2018 Budget, said Higher Education Ministry Project Director P.G. Jayasinghe. Mr Jayasinghe told the Education Times that the Faculty will be ready to open by October this year, and initially, they hope to enrol 75 students, going up to [...]

Changes to Grade 1 admissions Circular, to prevent corruption: MoE

The Education Ministry intends to introduce changes to the Circular on Grade 1 admissions, to prevent corruption in its selection processes, in National schools. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has appointed a committee to introduce a foolproof method in the selection process. It is also suggested to introduce a system where schools display details of [...]

Cancer, Kidney diseases included in students’ Medical Insurance scheme

The Suraksha Insurance Medical Benefit scheme for students has been expanded to cover all illnesses including treatment for Cancer and Kidney diseases. The directive came following requests made to Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam who initated discussions with the Sri Lanka Insurance Co. to expand the coverage. To date, over Rs 80 million has been [...]

MoE directive against Class teachers’ tuition classes, a farce: Union

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) said last week that the Ministry of Education (MoE) directive to its officials to crack down on teachers who compel their students to follow their tuition classes, is a scam to appease the public.  CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin, while agreeing the problem exists, said that, “If the Government is [...]

Teachers defying transfer orders: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) claims that teachers with over 10 years service in popular National schools are refusing to abide by the transfer notices issued to them. CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said that around 25 teachers continue to report to the same school they have been teaching in, despite the transfer notices issued [...]

Use Computers gainfully, not to enjoy rubbish: WP Councillor Jayantha De Silva

Use Computers gainfully, not to enjoy rubbish: WP Councillor Jayantha De Silva

Western Provincial Council Member and Pragna Pradeepa Concept Founder Jayantha De Silva said the computer should not be misused to enjoy rubbish and that, it should be used for gainful purposes. Addressing a ceremony to donate computers to Susumawardene Vidyalaya, Borella, he said, “Through the ages mankind has reached the era of digital technology that [...]

‘International Nursing Congress 2018′ hosted by Peradeniya University

The ‘International Nursing Congress (INC) 2018′ organised by the Dept of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya (UoP), was held on April 6-7, at the Oak Ray Regency Hotel, Kandy. The INC was partnered by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, USA, and the Dept of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of [...]

Parents, teachers, well-wishers repair damaged schools

Parents, teachers, well-wishers repair damaged schools

Several schools in the Beruwala area were damaged by heavy winds recently. In some instances, parents and teachers have initiated repairs to the damaged schools while in other areas well-wishers have ‘come to the rescue’. The Primary school classrooms in Moragolla, Beruwala, damaged in November last year, were not repaired. The parents and teachers of [...]

Pakistan Nat.Def.Uni. delegation here on study tour

Pakistan Nat.Def.Uni. delegation here on study tour

A 21-member delegation from the National Defense University (NDU) of Pakistan, led by Maj.Gen. Fiaz Hussain Shah was on a foreign study tour in Sri Lanka, earlier this week. The delegation comprised senior officers from Pakistan’s Armed Forces, Civil Services and Officers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and China, who are following a National [...]

Rs 13m building for Kandy Hindu Central College

A school declared open by the late Mahatma Gandhi, at Katukelle, which became the Kandy Hindu Central College (KHCC), following the ‘school’s takeover’ by the government, was given a new building costing Rs 13 million, which is the first phase. This school, until the government takeover, was managed by Selvar Nyagar Sangam of Jaffna. There [...]

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