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Schools closed to house flood-displaced

Schools closed to house flood-displaced

Those displaced by floods in various parts of the country, were mostly accommodated in schools. As a result, the schools housing the displaced, were closed. One such school (above)in Pahala Bomiriya, Kaduwela. Pic by Indika Handuwala.

31 Teachers on the mat for forcing students to their tuition classes

Disciplinary action will be initiated against 31 teachers who canvassed students to attend their private tuition classes for the Grade 5 Scholarship exams. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawsam last week told a review meeting that, based on complaints by parents and other sources, some teachers have abused or penalised students for failing to attend their [...]

Exams postponed due to inclement weather

In view of the inclement weather, the Exams Dept has postponed the following exams scheduled for May 24, 25, 26, 27 and June 2, until further notice. The exams include the Central Bank Exam for Trainee Assistant Security Officers, Management Trainees, Service Employees Grade I, Hindu Theology Certificate, Probation & Childcare Officers and the Sri [...]

MoE collecting info’ to facilitate relief assistance

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is in the process of collecting information regarding students and schools affected by the present inclement weather, to facilitate immediate relief assistance. School authorities, parents and students are requested to contact the MoE hotline at 1988, if their textbooks, exercise books, school uniforms, shoes and study notes are destroyed by [...]

South Primary Sections, Schools closed to arrest influenza outbreak

Southern Province (SP) Primary Schools/Primary Section of schools will be closed till Wednesday (30), following an influenza outbreak spreading rapidly, especially among children. Accordingly, Primary Sections (Grades 1-5) in 8 Education Zones (EZ) in the SP, will be closed to control the outbreak, said the SP Education Secretary. Initially, the closure was to be on [...]

GCE Advanced Level IT paper to be answered online: Exams Dept

Students sitting the Information Technology (IT) question paper for GCE (Advanced Level) will be able to answer the paper online, instead of writing them on answer sheets, said Exams Commissioner Sanath Pujitha. He said the current practice of students submitting written answers to practical questions, due to unavailability of computer facilities, will be eliminated with [...]

MoE issues ‘To Do’ List to safeguard Education material

With the increasing threat of floods and landslides, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has issued a list of instructions to schools and residences with schoolchildren, on how to protect school books and equipment. “Floods and landslides in the last two years caused destruction to lives and property, as well as important administrative documents, school textbooks, [...]

“Ranaviru Museum” at Kingswood College, Kandy

“Ranaviru Museum” at Kingswood College, Kandy

Kingswood College, Kandy, created history, as perhaps the first school to have a “Ranaviru Museum”, built by its Past Cadets, which was opened on Friday (16), with the Anunayake of Malwata Ven. Panditha Niyangoda Vjithi as the Chief Guest. The Ven Thera was a member of the Staff of this school sometime ago. One of [...]

K.Induwera (16) 2nd at Int’l Science & Engineering Fair

K.R.R.Induwera (16), Grade 11 student at Ananda National School, Chilaw, was Runner-up at the International Science & Engineering Fair held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He won the Runner-up prize for his discovery of bacteria that can destroy the dengue-causing mosquito larvae, but cause no harm to humans. More than 70 countries participated in the contests [...]

KDU International Research Conference in September 11-14

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) will hold its 11th consecutive conference from September 11-14, at the KDU premises in Ratmalana, on the theme ‘Securing Professional Excellence through Collaboration’. The KDU in a press release said, “It would be an ideal forum for academia, professionals and practitioners, to meet and exchange views in [...]

376 Graduate from Eastern University

At the Eastern University’s (EU) Convocation ceremony held this week, 376 undergraduates received their graduation certificates from EU Chancellor V. Vivekanandarajah who was the Chief Guest. The graduands were from the Faculties of Science, Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Commerce, Management & Business Studies and Aesthetic Studies of the Swami Vipulananda Fine Arts Faculty. Pic by [...]

Jaffna Uni’s Int’l Research Seminar on Dry Zone Agriculture in November

Members of the Teachers’ Union of the academic staff of the University of Jaffna (UoJ), discussed about the International Research Seminar on Dry Zone Agriculture to be held on Nov.1,2 by the Agriculture Faculty of the UoJ, with Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama. The Minister expressed the view that to develop the Agriculture Sector, Research should [...]

Moratuwa Uni. undergraduates to ‘create’ electric racing car

A group of University of Moratuwa (UoM) undergraduates intend to design, develop and display a prototype of a single seat electric racing car at an international competition to be held in Germany in August this year. This is the first time Sri Lanka is participating in this competition. The team comprises undergraduates from the Mechanical [...]

5,000 Maldivian students studying here by year end: Maldives Envoy to Sri Lanka

Maldivian students studying in Sri Lanka will reach 5,000 by year end says Maldives Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohamed Hussain Shareef. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Mr Shareef said that, currently, 4,000 Maldivians students are studying in Sri Lanka and this number had remained static since 2013. “Less students are going to India. [...]

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