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St. Joseph’s outsmart Trinity

St. Joseph’s outsmart Trinity

St. Joseph’s College outsmarted Trinity College by 14-5 to clinch the Cup title of the Milo Inter-School Under-14 Division I 10s Rugby Championship played at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo last weekend. St. Joseph’s youngsters recorded their points from two converted tries against a solitary unconverted try by Trinity to become worthy champions. The Josephians [...]

Taniya Minel clinches victory in a thriller playoff

Taniya Minel clinches victory in a thriller playoff

The HSBC International Junior Team Championship 2018, was played at the RCGC between India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in the stroke-play format in the morning, with each international team comprising two Boys and 2 Girls each. The Sri Lankan team captained by Vinod Weerasinghe (75), Armand Flamer Caldera (74), Kayla Perera (76) and Taniya Minel [...]

CIS win inaugural NDB Wealth Schools Team golf tournament

CIS win inaugural NDB Wealth Schools Team golf tournament

Sri Lanka’s most popular junior golf tournament, the NDB Private Wealth Junior Masters Golf Championship, recently concluded its 2018 edition with a stunning exhibition of golfing acumen. Now in its fourth year, the tournament hosted by expert financial planner NDB Wealth Management, in partnership with Sri Lanka Golf,witnessed thrilling competition by a talented field that [...]

Royal Colombo in easy win over St. Thomas’ Matale

Royal College Colombo posted an easy first innings win over St. Thomas’ College Matale in their SLSCA Under-15 Division I Inter-School second round cricket fixture played at the St. Thomas’ ground in Matale on August 12. Dasis Manchanayake leading the way with an entertaining knock of 102 runs off 73 balls inclusive of 12 boundaries [...]

AL Awwal School Rajagirya Annual Sports Day 2017/18

The Sports Day of Al Awwal School Rajagiriya was held on July 28 at the Hewawitharana Primary School ground. Former 24-time National Karate Champion and South Asian Games Gold Medalist (Gojukai Version), national coach and former national team captain and 5th Dan Black Belt holder H.M.D.R. Kalyana graced the occasion as the chief guest. The [...]

CCC School of Cricket makes 22nd tour abroad

CCC School of Cricket makes 22nd tour abroad

CCC School of Cricket, the popular Cricket Academy from Maitland Crescent, Colombo will be making their 22nd tour abroad when their Under-13 team flew to Chennai, India on August 17 on an invitation from internationally acclaimed CSS Whatmore Centre for Cricket at Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute under world renowned Coach, Dave Whatmore, who [...]

St. Joseph’s Colombo prove that they are the top of boys’ school swimming

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, 15-time schools swimming champions proved that they are at the top of boys’ schools swimming when they emerged Overall Boys’ Team Championship at the 44th National Age Group Swimming Championship at the Sugathadasa Swimming Complex last weekend. Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, another powerhouse in schools swimming clinched the Girls’ Overall Team Championship. [...]

Crysbro Next Champ to discover 50 deserving young sport stars by end of the year

Crysbro Next Champ to discover 50 deserving young sport stars by end of the year

Embarking on a historic journey aimed at recognising and rewarding talented young sportsmen and women from every corner of Sri Lanka, ‘Crysbro Next Champ’ announced that it had already discovered an initial 20 young sports stars. Each young champ has emerged as a national junior champion across a range of different sports from athletics, cricket, [...]

Wesley’s swimming sensation — Adeetha

Wesley’s swimming  sensation — Adeetha

Ten-year-old Adeetha Siriwardena of Wesley College last week became Sri Lanka’s Under-11 Age Group Swimming Champion at the National Age Group Swimming Championship held at the Sugathadasa Swimming Pool Complex. Young Siriwardena came first in the 50m Backstroke and went on to establish a new Sri Lanka Age Group record. He also came First in [...]

Eastern Cyber Tech 2018 Exhibition in Batticaloa

Eastern Cyber Tech 2018 Exhibition in Batticaloa

The Eastern Cyber Tech 2018 Exhibition which has inspired many new inventors from the Eastern Province, was held this week in Batticaloa. It was organised by the Advanced Technological Education Institute, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Army and the Batticaloa District Secretary’s office. Pix by Deva Adiran

80% Attendance a must to sit exams: Minister Rajapakshe to undergrads

The Regulation that undergraduates should have an attendance record of 80% will not be changed, despite protests against it, said Minister of Higher Education Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe. He said that all undergraduates islandwide will be treated in a similar manner and instructions have gone out to the University Grants Commission (UGC) that no changes should be [...]

Free footwear for 648,151 rural schoolchildren

Cabinet this week approved a proposal submitted by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to provide gift vouchers for shoes for 648,151 schoolchildren in rural areas and living under difficult conditions, for which Rs 853 million has been allocated. The Cabinet nod was in consequence to the success of this project introduced last year, to protect [...]

Interviews to recruit 302 National school Principals: MoE

The Education Ministry will conduct interviews shortly, to recruit Principals to 302 National schools, for which Applications were called earlier, said a senior Ministry official. According to Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam appointments will be granted before year end. He said the appointments, which process of appointment has been approved by the Education Service Committee [...]

A/L Candidates ignorant of revised timetable, appeal to HRC for redress

A group of 12 Advanced Level (A/L) students unable to sit for their exams, due to last minute changes in the Timetable (TT) by the Examinations Dept (ED), have appealed for redress, to the Human Rights Commission. It has transpired that the ED had changed the TT for Buddhism, Sinhala and Tamil from morning to [...]

Minister seeks freshers’ help to end ragging at Universities

Minister of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs, Dr Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, has sought the cooperation of freshers to end the menace of ragging. “We can eradicate the ragging menace from universities, if freshers unite and stand up for their rights, even if they have to burst the ear drums of seniors who try to subject them [...]

MEPS Honours Literary Prelate

MEPS Honours Literary Prelate

The Muslim Education Progressive Society (MEPS) feliciated Sri Jayawardanapura University Senior Lecturer Ven Dambara Amila Thera for Services rendered to the Education Sector, at an event held to mark the 10th Anniversary of MEPS, at the Public Library Auditorium, recently.  MEPS Treasurer Al Haj Basheer Latiff (J.P.) presents a memento to the Prelate.

Ex-Snr Dty Bursar of P’deniya Uni enlarged on Rs 1m bail

Kandy High Court Judge (HCJ) Ms Kusula Sarojini Weerawardene ordered cash bail in Rs 1 million for interdicted University of Peradeniya (UoP) Senior Deputy Bursar Mahes Iddawela who had filed a revision application, after the Kandy Magistrate refused him bail. Mr Iddawela was also ordered to provide 4 Sureties of Rs 2.5 million, who should [...]

LOLC, Colombo University Alumni sign Partnership MoU

LOLC Group recently signed an MoU with the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo (UoC), extending its engagement with the UoC Partnership Programme for another year up to 2019. The UoC Partnership Programme is an initiative of the Alumni to work closely with leading private and public sector organisations to provide opportunities for enhanced [...]

SL Federation of University Women motivates Undergrads

The Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) is conducting a series of motivational and mentoring programmes in local universities to create awareness among undergraduates of ideas, opportunities and possibilities beyond their immediate knowledge. With the intention of motivating undergraduates towards this end, the nearly 77-years-old SLFUW has organised a special programme titled, ‘Surmounting Mountain [...]

Montessori Teachers after cultural events on completing Training

Montessori Teachers after cultural events on completing Training

A group of Montessori teachers completed their training at the Puttalam Divisional Secretary’s office recently, They took part in cultural events at the ceremony to award certificates. Puttalam District Secretary N.H.M. Chithrananda was the Chief Guest at the event. Pic by Jayaratna Wickremaarachchi.

CTU demands action against 175 teachers defying transfer orders

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) is demanding that the Ministry of Education (MoE) take action against 175 National school teachers who have ignored their transfer orders. CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said the MoE had issued transfer orders as early as end 2017 but, some National school teachers continue to attend the same school, in [...]

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