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Students await President Sirisena’s arrival to open new School building

Students await President Sirisena’s arrival to open new School building

Students of Maguldamana Vidyalaya, Aralaganwiala, in joyous mood awaiting the arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena to declare open the new school building. President Sirisena declared open the building constructed under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ programme.

School Libraries cleared for digitalisation: MoE

Books printed over 20 years ago, highly academic material not suitable for schoolchildren, books that undermines national unity, containing outdated and misleading information, old annual reports and newspapers, books not used by students, are instructed to be removed immediately from school Libraries, to accommodate the latest updated and relevant collection. The Ministry of Education (MoE) [...]

Rs 2b for professional development of HR

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has allocated Rs 2 billion for the professional development of Human Resources (HR) in selected institutions coming under the purview of the MoE, to improve the standards in schools, a senior official said. MoE Additional Secretary (School Affairs) Ashoka Hewage said the institutions and their allocations are National Institute of [...]

Education Unions threaten strike against promotions to SLEAS

The Ceylon Teachers Unions (CTU) last week said they to plan strike, in protest against the impending promotion of over 1,050 unqualified persons to the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service (SLEAS). The CTU, the Sri Lanka Education Service Union (SLESU) and the Principal Service Union (PSU) claimed, the candidates recommended do not qualify for promotions [...]

Parents/guardians of kids seeking Grade 1 admissions must sign declaration: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will seek a declaration from parents/guardians of students seeking admissions to Grade 1, that the students are currently not attending in any other school and, if the information declared is false, the student will be liable to be removed from that school. The declaration states, ‘I hereby declare that my [...]

Past Pupils pay tribute to their former Teachers

Past Pupils pay tribute to their former Teachers

A school session on a Saturday evening. One by one, children come to school, neatly attired in ill-fitting uniforms. Boys in blue and white. Girls in pure whites. All wearing smiles that surpass their age, retracing their steps back to school. This is how they reminisced their memories when the felicitation started off at Negombo [...]

National Environment Week, May 30-June 5

A National Environment Week, from May 30-June 5, has been declared to mark World Environment Day that falls on June 5. With the intention of ensuring a pristine environment for future generation, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) had organised a cleanup programme in the Negombo lagoon area, with the assistance of the Sri Lanka [...]

‘Sinha Handa’ dontes Education material to Weerawila Vidyartha MV

Members of the Matara Kenadura ‘Sinha Handa’ Youth organisation recently donated books and other school equipment worth more than Rs 50,000, to students of Weerawila Vidyartha Maha Vidyalaya (WVMV). For several years, this organisation has been providing school equipment and related items to schoolchildren of WVMV. WVMV Principal Nandasiri Wickremakalutota, ‘Sinha Handa’ Coordinator Bandula Danthanarayana [...]

Schoolchildren’s Street Drama on International Anti-Smoking Day

A schoolchildren’s street drama, organised by Divisional Secretary Ms N. Navasivayam, to mark International Anti-Smoking Day, was held in Ariyampathy of the Manmunai Pattu, Pradeshiya Sabha Division on Thursday. University students too participated in the programme. The Batticaloa District expends an estimated Rs 400 million on alcohol and tobacco. Ms Navasiyam said that, if the [...]

New transfer scheme for National School Principals: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is to introduce a new transfer scheme for Principals of National Schools (NS) effective this month, a senior MoE official said. Under this scheme, Grades I and II Principals will be transferred every 8 years instead of 10 years, and will a effect some 200 Principals of 352 NSs. However, [...]

CTU opposes increase in Zonal Education offices

The Government move to do away with 315 Divisional Educational offices countrywide, replacing them with 200 Zonal Education (ZE) offices, came under heavy criticism from the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU), which maintained that, adding more ZE offices to the Education system will not improve it. The CTU said that, the 97 ZE offices in service [...]

Royalist Vinuka and Musaeite Sandithi win top titles

Royalist Vinuka and Musaeite Sandithi win top titles

Sandithie Jayasinghe of Musaeus College, Colombo and Royalist Vinuka Gunawardene won the Under 18 Singles Girls and Boys Championships at the MORA Smashes 2018 All Island Intermediate/Novices Men’s and Women’s, Age Group Boys’ and Girls’ Table Tennis Championship held recently at the New Gymnasium, University of Moratuwa table recently. Minna Hassim from Ladies College, Colombo [...]

Centaur and Hobbit emerge champions

Centaur and Hobbit emerge champions

Centaur House and Hobbit House emerged Boys’ and Girls’ champions respectively at the annual Junior Inter-House Basketball Tournament of the British School in Colombo (BSC) held at the School Indoor Courts. Centaur House completely dominated the Boys’ Tournament and went on to beat Hobbit House by a convincing margin of 6-0 in a one sided [...]

MCA defeat NCA in Inter-Academy cricket clash

Mercantile Cricket Academy (MCA) defeated Nondescripts Cricket Academy (NCA) by seven runs at the 2nd Annual Under-15 Inter-Academy Cricket encounter played at the NCC Grounds recently.Batting first MCA were dismissed for 186 in 49.4 overs. Shainn De Alwis top scored for the MCA while NCA’s Viranga Bulathsinhala was the pick of bowlers capturing three wickets. [...]

Sussex College Network: Enhancing the quality of life through sports

National Pole Vault sensation Ruwan Pradeep Perera outlined the importance of sports to schoolchildren in their growth as future contributors to the nation at an event held at the Sussex College Network recently. “Participating in a sport is beneficial in producing a wholesome human being as sports does not merely aid the physical aspect of [...]

Olcott House win Musaeus Swimming Meet Overall Championship

Olcott House win Musaeus Swimming Meet Overall Championship

Olcott House with 377 points emerged Overall Champions at the Musaeus College Inter House Swimming Meet held at the Isipathana College Swimming Complex last Monday. In this highly contested event nine new schools records were established in major events. A colourful event was marked by fine display of water ballet witnessed by a large gathering [...]

Local boys gear up for F4F Programme in Russia

Local boys gear up for F4F Programme in Russia

Dinuka Bandara and Mohamed Ayaan Sadath, the selected 12 year-old-young ambassadors from Sri Lanka will be on their way to Russia on June 8 to participate in the 6th Gazprom Football for Friendship International Programme. They will be joined by kids from over 210 countries around the world, in Moscow. Dinuka Bandara, selected in the [...]

Newton House emerge champions

Newton House emerged champions at the Annual Inter-House Athletics Meet of the British School in Colombo which was worked off at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex in Diyagama. Newton House put up a fine performance in both track and field events as they finished well ahead of their opponents, Noble House, Scott House and Shakespeare [...]

Gateway wins Football title for third successive year

Gateway wins Football title for third successive year

Gateway College, Colombo, once again proved too strong against their International School opponents by retaining the Under-16 Inter-International Schools’ Football Championship for the third successive running. The tournament, hosted by Elizabeth Moir School, was played at the Shalika ground in Narahenpita. Gateway Colombo kicked off the group stage with two commanding victories beating both Alethea International [...]

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