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Musaeus take on Gateway

Musaeus College and Gateway College are set to take the Netball world by storm as they join hands to inaugurate an annual encounter, with the aim of makingnetball a spectator sport. Students from one of Sri Lanka’s oldest Private Schools will pit their skills against those from a Premier International School in an atmosphere of [...]

Bodhiraja paddlers excel

Ovitigama Bodhiraja Vidyalaya exhibited their prowess in Table Tennis when they came out with excellent performances in the Boys and Girls sections at the Open Invitational Table Tennis Tournament held at Pugoda. The lads and lasses of the school displayed a fine brand of TT in winning the Under-16 Girls Doubles event and finished runner-up [...]

St. Joseph’s and Mahamaya retain swimming crowns

St. Joseph’s and Mahamaya retain swimming crowns

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo and Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya, Kandy retained their crowns as the Boys and Girls schools swimming champions for the 15th and 20th times respectively at the 45th Sri Lanka Schools’ Age Group Aquatic Championship 2018 concluded at the Sugathadasa Swimming Complex last Sunday. In an event that worked-off for five long days, [...]

Thomians and Vazians share title

Thomians and Vazians share title

St. Thomas’ College Matale and St. Joseph Vaz College Wennappuwa were declared joint champions at the 4th Thomians 7s Invitation Schools Hockey Tournament conducted by Matale Old Thomians Hockey Association and held at the Edward Park in Matale. The hockey crazy crowd of Matale were disappointed as the finals between home team St. Thomas’ and [...]

Wesley Rugby juniors impress with three wins

Wesley Rugby juniors impress with three wins

While Kingswood College proudly claimed the coveted L.E. Blaze Trophy, beating Wesley College by 31-13 in their 33rd annual encounter at the Racecourse ground in Colombo last weekend, the juniors of the hosting team enjoyed a spree of wins. The Wesley College Under-16, Under-14 and Under-12 teams recorded wins against their Kingswood counterparts respectively to [...]

Santhul, youngest ever centurion for Sanath Jayasuriya Cricket Academy

Santhul, youngest ever centurion for Sanath Jayasuriya Cricket Academy

Nine-year-old Santhul Wijeyarathne became the youngest member of the Sanath Jayasuriya Cricket Academy to ever score a century, an unbeaten 100 that guided his team a victory over Colts Cricket Club in an Under-12 Limited Overs match played at St. Thomas’ College ground in Kotte. The young left-hand batsman notched his unbeaten century studded with [...]

Wycherley International School conducts ‘Kiddies Activity Day’

Wycherley International School conducts ‘Kiddies Activity Day’

Wycherley International School held its ‘Kiddies Activity Day’ under the theme ‘Internationalism’. The children were dressed and all agog to take part in their respective events while the parents too were eager to witness the sportive events of their little ones. The event displayed a colourful array of the flags of many countries in the [...]

Green Garden, Greenhouse handed over to Pattirippu MV

Green Garden, Greenhouse handed over to Pattirippu MV

The Batticaloa District’s Agriculture Dept, Southern division, developed a green garden and a greenhouse and handed them over to the Pattirippu Maha Vidyalaya in Kalawanchchikudy. Agriculture Dept Regional Deputy Director M. Parameshwaran officially handed over the project to its Principal K. Thambiraja.  Pic by Deva Athiran.

Committee to oversee Teacher-transfers: AVK

A Committee has been set up by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariawasam for the transfer of teachers within Provincial schools and from Provincial schools to National schools, as part of the Government’s transfer system that began last year. Under this system, of the 12,000 teachers due for transfer, after serving more than 10 years in [...]

Rs 700m to repair, equip school libraries

The Ministry of Education has allocated Rs 700 million to reconstruct and equip Libraries of schools affected by floods, landslides and other natural disasters. Many schools were damaged by natural disasters across the country in the past year, while flooding also damaged books and furniture. The MoE said 18 such schools will receive grants for [...]

June exams’ candidates can sit sans admission forms: Exams Dept.

Despite the ongoing Postal strike, government exams to be conducted by the Exams Dept this month will be held, with applicants permitted to sit without Admission forms usually received by Registered Post, the Exams Dept said. However, applicants without Admission forms are requested to contact and inform the Exams Dept on 0112 785 230 / [...]

Family of former principal killed in training accident awarded insurance money

The Education Ministry has awarded Rs.2mn to the family of the former Principal of Suchi National College, Hambantota, Rohini Kumari Atapattu. Mrs. Atapattu was killed in an accident while taking part in a leadership training programme in February, this year. The cheque was handed over to Mrs. Atapattu’s husband, Thilakaratne Abeysinghe by Education Minister Akila [...]

SL-Finland sign MoU to upgrade Vocational Education

SL-Finland sign MoU to upgrade Vocational Education

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to upgrade the local Vocational Education Sector (VES) was among 3 bilateral agreements signed between the Governments of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and Finland this week, to strengthen ties with the greenest country in the world, when it comes to using power sources. The signing of the agreements was the highlight [...]

QBITS launched at Peradeniya University

An advanced Research and Innovation Lab developed under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), was made available to the University of Peradeniya (UoP) last week. The Lab pioneered by CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., in collaboration with the UoP, was launched on June 8. The second of its kind, the QBITS Innovation Lab was declared open by UoP [...]

President on historic visit to Mohothuwarama island in Kalpitiya

For the first time in history, a President visited the Mohothuwarama island in Kalpitiya this week. President Maithripala Sirisena who visited the island, said he would look into the demands of the villagers including classes of Mohothuwarama Government school , which he visited, increased to Grade 6 by next year. He also called for a [...]

Jaffna Uni.’s maiden Engineering Graduates pass out

Though the Engineering Faculty of the University of Jaffna (UoJ had its initiation 3 decades ago, by the late Prof A.Thurairajah, the 1st batch of 33 Graduates from the UoJ Engineering Faculty passed out with Distinction, and was conferred their Degrees at its annual Convocation ceremony held last week at the Kailasapathy auditorium, Jaffna. After [...]

Dr Sarath Amunugama, Prof Rahula Attalage conferred Order of the Academic Palms

French Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean-Marin Schuh, bestowed the honorary distinction of Palmes Académiques (Order of the Academic Palms) on Emeritus Professor, former Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Kelaniya (UoK), Dr Sarath Amunugama, and on former VC and Senior Professor at the University of Moratuwa (UoM), Rahula Attalage. The ceremony [...]

Visitors to most productive School in Southern Province

A group of teachers from the Sella-Kataragama Vidyalaya in the Uva Province, visited the Nedigamwila Junior School in Hambantota this week, to see for themselves the developments at the school, which has made it the most productive school in the Southern Province for the 4th successive year. The School has been judged the Best School [...]

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