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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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