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Overseas School of Colombo claim SAISA success

Overseas School of Colombo claim SAISA success

During April 19 to 21 saw three teams from the Overseas School of Colombo (OSC) competed in the South Asia Inter-Schools Association (SAISA) competitions, their last of the 2017/18 school year. 2018 SAISA Track and Field Champs It was three days of thrilling competition in Amman, Jordan. The 30 Gecko athletes were amazing both on [...]

Shevinda de Silva, Under-18 Pentathlon Swim champ

Shevinda De Silva, a 15-year-old Josephian emerged champion at the Under 18 Pentathlon Swimming championship 2018 with a timing of 6:43.47 mts. The meet was held at the Sugathadasa Swimming Complex last weekend. While the ace Josephian young swimmer emerged champion, Trinitians A. Dickdeniya and Vihanga Induwara occupied the second and third positions with times [...]

Hashini Hettigoda of Musaeus, the School Girl Sculler

Hashini Hettigoda of Musaeus, the School Girl Sculler

Hashini Hettigoda, 16, won the School Girls’ Single Scull finals on the third day of the 33rd Sri Lanka National Rowing Championship held at the Diyawannawa Rowing Centre. Hashini finished first while Chethya Liyanage of Vishakha Vidyala came in second place and Anithra Fernando of Ladies College was able to secure the third place. The [...]

Prince Warriors silence Boom Boom Guys

Prince Warriors defeated Boom Boom Guys to win the Hameedians Super Sixes 2018 Championship Trophy at the Umagiliya Ground, Kolonnawa last weekend. The event was organized by the Past Prefects’ Guild of Hameed Al Husseinie College as a fund raising activity for the fourth time. Twenty teams participated in this year’s edition played for the [...]

S. Thomas’ wins Endurance Karting Championship at SLKC

S. Thomas’ wins Endurance Karting Championship at SLKC

Team ‘STC Karting’ from S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia hogged the limelight at the 6-Hour Endurance Karting Championship held at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit Bandaragama last Saturday. Excellent driving skills, combined with exceptional teamwork, took STC Karting to the top of the podium. Led by Anish Ranasinghe, the team comprised Linal Goonetilleke, Jinuka Vitharana, Kavish [...]

NCC defeat SA to win Palink Trophy

NCC defeat SA to win Palink Trophy

NCC Cricket Academy emerge champions and claim the glittering Palink Champions Trophy defeating SA Cricket Academy in the 2018 Under 11 Boys Invitational Inter Academy cricket tournament concluded at the Welikada Prisons Grounds recently. Batting first in the final match NCC Cricket Academy scored 140 runs for the loss of one wicket in their allotted [...]

Jade House champs at Harcourts International

Jade House emerged overall champions at the annual Inter-House Sports Meet of Harcourts International School held at the S. de. S. Jayasinghe grounds. The captain and members of the victorious Jade House received the championship trophy from chief guest, Dinesha de Silva Wickramanayeka, the Country Representative for Asia Foundation. Hundreds of students took part in [...]

SLIIT triumphs at third University-level eSports Championship

SLIIT triumphs at third University-level eSports Championship

Gamer.LK, the leader in eSports and Digital Entertainment experiences in Sri Lanka, successfully organised the Inter-University eSports Championship 2018 – Powered by Dialog Gaming on April 21 and 22 at TRACE Expert City in Maradana. This was the third consecutive year that the championship was organised and it provides a unique platform which brings the [...]

SHOWTIME, courtesy US Pacific Fleet Band

SHOWTIME, courtesy US Pacific Fleet Band

The US Pacific Fleet Band, in Trincomalee as a part of the Pacific Partnership 2018, held several community related events. A member of the Fleet band entertains students, at one of the events held at Methodist Girl’s College. Pic by Pradeep Pathirana.

Extra time for O/L, A/L question paper 2: MoE

From this year onwards, GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level candidates will have 10-15 min. extra time to read and understand the second question paper which requires written answers, before commencing answering the paper, said Commissioner General of Examinations Sanath Pujitha. He said the decision to increase the time to read and understand the questions, [...]

US$ 7.5m Korean govt aid to uplift Education sector in Kilinochchi

The Korean government is to provide US$ 7.5 million to improve Education facilities in the Kilinochchi District. This is the second phase of a project backed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The agreement is to be signed shortly, Additional Secretary (School Affairs) Ashoka Senani Hewage said. The funding will be from 2018-2022 for [...]

Private sector participation in Lanka’s Tertiary Education a must: CB Report

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), in its 2017 Annual Report, requested the government to ensure private sector participation in Tertiary Education (TE), citing that State resources are inadequate to meet the demand for university entrance. The Report said that, last year, the private sector had played a major role in providing TE alongside [...]

Principals debar achievers from seeking ‘better’ schools: CTU

Parents of children with exceptional results at the 2017 GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) exam, complained that, their attempts to remove their children from their present schools to admit them to popular schools, have been barred by the Principals. The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) said hundreds of complaints have been received from parents who are trying [...]

Medical Faculties at Wayamba, S’gamuwa Universities notable achievements: UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) said the establishment of Medical Faculties at Wayamba and Sabaragamuwa Universities last year, is a notable achievement, according to a report. The report on work conducted by the ‘UGC for 2017’, stated that, last year it increased the intake into State Universities by 1,180 made up of 160 for Medicine, [...]

Geological Survey & Mines Bureau opens up to students

Management of the Geological Survey & Mines Bureau (GSMB) Laboratory is to be opened to students from Schools and Universities. It is envisaged that Undergraduates will benefit from this opportunity for their Research. The Laboratory has a store of soils and rock samples needed for research in physical structures in the earth’s crust. It was [...]

Updating, Upgrading Vocational Training Courses Report in 2 weeks

Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development, Vocational Training & Hill Country Heritage Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama has called for a report on the modus operandi in which Vocational Training Courses (VTC) should be updated. He issued this directive when he met Principals (Directors) of the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) and the Dept of Technical Education & [...]

A Science Channel over SLBC: Dr Amunugama

A proposal to have a Science Channel over the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) was discussed between Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development & Kandyan Heritage Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama and SLBC Chairman S. Farook and SLBC Working Director M.J.R.David. Dr Amunugama, who is also an authority on Mass Communication, advised the officials as to how [...]

TechEdu 2018- Technology in Education

TechEdu 2018 (Technology in Education)- showcasing technology used in classrooms to achieve better learning outcomes, was presented by E-W Information Systems Ltd (EWIS), in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation, on May 8 at the Hilton Residences, Colombo 2. The two organizations having 32 years of experience in the IT industry, which includes 25 years in education, [...]

Kandy Girl’s High School No.1 in Central Province at 2017 GCE O/L

Kandy Girl’s High School No.1 in Central Province at 2017 GCE O/L

Students of Kandy Girl’s High School performed exceptionally well at the 2017 GCE O/L exam last year. Navodhya Prabhavi Ranasinghe came 1st in the island, while 120 students secured 9 ‘A’s and another 51 students secured 8 ‘A’s. The school itself was placed 6th islandwide, while coming 1st in the Central Province (CP). The ‘Achievers’ [...]

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