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Students conferred with “wes” and “sheershabarana”

Students conferred with “wes” and “sheershabarana”

“wes” and “sheershabarana” were conferred on 70 students of Ananda National School, Chilaw, at a ceremony held at the Sri Vijayarama Viharasthanaya, Chilaw, recently. These students were trained by teachers S.M. Tharanga Subhashini, M.R. Damayanthi, C.I. Sandamali and Sunimal Budawatta. The ceremony was followed by a procession and a public dance display by the students. [...]

STEM Education from Primary onwards from next year- AVK

A wide range of proposals to restructure the Education system from next year, has been submitted under a strategy based on 4 disciplines- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). STEM Education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons, as students apply STEM. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam [...]

More teachers (35-45 years) for ‘Special Needs’ children

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has sought Cabinet approval to recruit teachers between the ages of 35-45, to work with children with ‘Special Needs’, in government schools. The request to raise the age limit of teachers to be recruited to the government service, is because there is a severe dearth of teachers to work with [...]

Simultaneous online classes for 10 schools by 1,2 teachers- Ed.Min.

A system to simultaneously conduct online classes for around 10 schools by one or two teachers has been launched by the Ministry of Education. Accordingly, classes will be conducted on Science, Maths or Information Technology, from one location, while the other schools will join in simultaneously, making use of the Smart Classroom facilities provided. Education [...]

Govt backing private schools, universities over public Education- CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week charged that the Government is propagating private schools and universities to de-motivate students from the State Education sector. CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said the Union had brought to the notice of the Ministry of Education (MoE) the activities carried out to discourage students from learning in public [...]

SLFUW inspires, motivates Jaffna University undergrads

An event to inspire and motivate undergraduates of the University of Jaffna (UoJ) under the project ‘Surmounting Mountain as metaphor’, initiated and organised by the Sri Lankan Federation of University Women (SLFUW), was held recently. The undergrads spent around 2 hours at the UoJ’s Kailasapathy Hall, listening to Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peries, pioneers of [...]

Int’l Conference on Emerging Regions’ Advances in ICT on Sept.27-28

The University of Colombo (UoC) will hold the 18th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, on September 27-28. The ICTER 2018 Conference will disseminate recent advances in Research and Development in Computing including Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering and Information Systems. Carefully selected submissions by local and foreign Researchers, Academics and Industries [...]

Hike in school uniform vouchers’ values next year- MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) said last week the value of school uniform vouchers will be increased for next year. MoE Spokesman said the current market prices of uniform material is being compared, to decide on the prices soon, and the vouchers to be printed and distributed early December 2018. Last year school uniform vouchers [...]

Anagarika Dharmapala’s 154th Birth Anniversary

The National festival to mark the 154th birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH this week. The event was jointly organized by the Presidential Secretariat and the Ministry of Buddha Sasana in order to build a righteous society.

Alumni Association of Colombo University elects Office-bearers

Alumni Association of Colombo University elects Office-bearers

Office-bearers elected at the 36th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo (AAUoC) are featured in the photograph. This is the 36th year since the AAUoC was formed in 1982, as an important initiative of the then UoC Vice Chancellor, the late Prof Stanley Wijesundera, with Tissa Devendra as the [...]

Eastern University conducts Convocation Ceremony

Eastern University conducts Convocation Ceremony

The Eastern University of Sri Lanka held a ceremonial programme on Saturday (15), to honour 927 outgoing graduates. The ceremony was held under the auspices of its Chancellor Prof. Velumurugu Vivekanatharaja, with Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandu as Chief Guest, at the Vandaramullai Nalliah Hall. Masters, Bachelors Degrees and Postgraduate Diploma Certificates were awarded [...]

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