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International Museum Day

International Museum Day

Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is celebrated worldwide around May 18, to raise awareness on how important Museums are in the development of society. Sri Lanka too observed the day on Friday (18). A group of students seen visiting the Colombo Museum on Friday. Pic by M.A. Pushpakumara

State, Private sector to support MoE ’13 years of Certified Education’

A number of State and Private sector organisations have come forward to support the Ministry of Education (MoE) ’13 years of Certified Education’ plan in introducing 26 Vocational subjects for students who have failed the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) and Advanced Level (A/L) exams. Representatives of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Sri Lanka Telecom, [...]

MoE to purchase and supply Laptops to students

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will purchase and supply Laptops to students, instead of having the Private sector provide the machines on lease. The move comes after issues over the call for tenders from the Private sector to provide Laptops on lease, and be responsible for its maintenance. An MoE official said that Rs 5 [...]

Govt assistance to 13 more unaided Private schools

The Government intends to provide assistance to 13 more unaided Private schools, after being converted into Government-assisted Private schools, according to Education Ministry Criteria, said Cabinet Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake. This has bee approved by the Cabinet. He said Government provides school uniforms and textbooks to the 80 Government-approved Private schools, with 36 schools provided Government [...]

Euro 4.5m loan to equip new Medical Faculties

The Government is to enter into an agreement with the Unicredit Bank of Austria, for funds to supply Medical equipment to the Medical Faculties of Universities, said Cabinet Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake. He said that Cabinet has approved a loan of Euro 4.5 million, to equip the Medical Faculties of Rajarata and Eastern Universities, and the [...]

Sri Lanka-home away from home to live and learn

The escalating development of Sri Lanka is attracting a wide influx of foreign students, with a significant percentage from the Maldives. Currently, 11,000 Maldivians live in Sri Lanka, with 4,000of them registered as students in the country, according to the Maldivian Embassy. Since the end of the Civil War in 2009, Maldivians arrivals began to [...]

Appointment of Prefects at Kirama Dhammananda MV

The ceremony to award badges to Prefects of Kirama Dhammananda MV, took place recently, with Divisional Education Director, S.K. Abeyratne as the Chief Guest. Pic by W.A. Nelka

To our Mentors with Love

The Past Pupils of Sacred Heart Convent, Galle, recently felicitated their past and present Teachers, with more than 40 retired Teachers in attendance, at the school hall. Pix by Sirangika Lokukarawita

Mobile App connects international students to Aussie Service Providers

Two Lankans who pioneered a company that connects international students to Service Providers in Australia, recently with their Mobile App in Colombo. Potensure Pty Ltd (PPL) CEO Vishvajith Wijesinghe who started the venture with PPL Managing Director Anuja Fernando, went to Australia as students and, based on their experiences, set up PPL, which guides prospective [...]

Dr Sarath Amunugama meets CERN Director Ms Charlotte Warakaulle

Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama met Ms Charlotte Warakaulle, CERN Director for International Relations in Geneva. Dr Amunugama participated at the annual sessions of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development, in Geneva, from May 14-16. French Consel Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) is the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. It is [...]

Milo to send six football players to FC Barcelona

Milo to send six football players to FC Barcelona

Intention to develop young athletes and football players in Sri Lanka Announces All-Island U-12 Sri Lanka Schools Football Tournament organised by the Ministry of Education Six young talented Sri Lankan football players will stand the chance to win an opportunity of a lifetime; attending an all-expense paid trip by Milo to a four-day football coaching [...]

TT Coaching Camp for 2nd year students

TT Coaching Camp  for 2nd year students

Former national Table Tennis Champion and reputed coach Jothipala Samaraweera along with national player Chameera Ginige conducted a Table Tennis coaching camp for the 2nd year students of the Department Sports Science, Faculty of Sports Science and Faculty of Applied Sciences of University of Sri Jayewardenepura gymnasium recently.

Ratnavali Gampaha’s first touch on Battle of Queens Trophy

Ratnavali Gampaha’s first touch on Battle of Queens Trophy

Ratnawali Balika Vidyalaya, Gampaha had their first touch on the glittering Battle of the Queens Trophy by scoring a heroic 29 run victory over fancied Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda in their 2nd clash of the Battle of Queens Limited Overs match at the R. Premadasa International Stadium last week. This clash of the two power houses [...]

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