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SLMUN Sec.Gen. Venuri Kalinga at the 11th session

SLMUN Sec.Gen. Venuri Kalinga at the 11th session

Former Secretary General of Sri Lanka Model United Nations (SLMUN), Dmitra Perera introducing SLMUN Secretary General Miss Venuri Kalinga, at its 11th session at the BMICH Nugasevana Hall on Friday. Pix by Nissanka Meegoda.

Smart Classrooms for 150 more schools- MoE

The facility of Smart Classrooms, under the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) programme to provide high-tech facilities for Educational activities, will be given to 150 more schools. This would be the final phase of the programme under which a total of 342 schools will have the option to be used as a teaching facility. Under the [...]

CTSU against Ex-Officers monitoring procurement at MoE

The Ceylon Teachers Service Union (CTSU) is opposing a move by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to have retired officers serve in a committee to look into malpractices of procurements, during the tenure of the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. CTSU General Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe said the function belongs to the Auditors and not a [...]

Mahapola Fund in State Banks and Central Bank Bonds

Cabinet, this week, approved a proposal by Higher Education & Cultural Affairs Minister Dr Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, for the Government to invest all the funds owned by the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund (MHESTF), in State Banks and Central Bank Bonds. Cabinet also gave the go ahead to liquidate the functions of the National Wealth [...]

School canteen food detrimental to students’ health- NCD Head

Head of the Non-Communicable Diseases of the Galle District Health Office, Dr Nalin Wijesekera, warned that, given the quality of food served to children in school canteens, could cause their lifespans to be drastically affected, and they could suffer serious health issues when they reach their 40s. “We inspected school canteens in 20 schools in [...]

Amaradeva Aesthetic & Research Centre approved by House

Parliament this week unanimously approved a Bill to set up the Amaradeva Aesthetic & Research Centre, to be also known as the Amaradeva Asapuwa, which would be equipped with a Research Laboratory, Archives, Library and a Museum. President Maithripala Sirisena too participated in the debate on the Bill. The Centre will facilitate Research activities of [...]

“Ulpatha Pamula” at Richmond College, Galle

A theatrical event titled “Ulpatha Pamula”, conducted by Sahan Ranwala and his troupe, was staged recently at Richmond College, Galle. It was organised by the Past Pupils’ Association of the School. Pix Sirangika Lokukarawita

433 Schools face closure for want of students

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin said that around 433 schools in the country are faced with closure because of the decline in the number of students attending those schools. He reasoned that, the situation has risen because most schools do not adhere to the maximum of 35 students in a classroom. [...]

“Family Fiesta” for Mahinda College, Galle

“Family Fiesta” for Mahinda College, Galle

“Family Fiesta”, a day of fun and enjoyment organised by the School Development Society of, Mahinda College was held recently. Principal Gamini Jayawardena mooted the idea for the event held at the Sumangala Grounds, Galle.  Pix Sirangika Lokukarawita.

Grade 5 Scholarships intake to be doubled- MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) last week said it intends to increase the number of Grade 5 Scholarships offered to students in 2018. MoE Secretary Sunil Hettiarachchi said the decision was due to the excellent results received by the students in the last several years. He said that, in recognition of this effort by the [...]

Planetarium attracts over 200,000 visitors, earns over Rs 11m in 2017

The Planetarium conducted 466 shows last year, attracting more than 200,000 visitors, and earning over Rs 11 million from ticket sales, states the Annual Report of the Ministry of Science, Technology & Research (MSTR). Last year’s programmes included Planetarium Presentations, Outdoor Programmes, Astronomy Classes, Seminars and other activities, in order to share advancements and up [...]

Business Schools propose improvements to Govt sector operations- Dr Amunugama

Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development, Vocational Training & Kandyan Heritage Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama has called upon all in the country to study the operation of government institutions in all sectors and propose improvements. As Chief Guest, he was speaking at the inauguration of the International Conference on Business Innovation, organised by NSBM, the Green [...]

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