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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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