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IMO Bronze Medalist Abhindra Mahabaduge feted by President Sirisena

IMO Bronze Medalist Abhindra Mahabaduge feted by President Sirisena

Abhindra Mahabaduge of Ananda College who won Bronze, was the only medal winner from Sri Lanka, at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He was feted by President Maithripala Sirisena recently. His parents accompanied him for the meeting with the President.

WPC withdraws new Grade 1 admission criterion on AG’s observations

The Western Provincial Council (WPC) has decided to withdraw a new Grade 1 admission criterion put into effect to select students for next year, after the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Dept reportedly observed that the circular was not in order. WPC Education Minister Ranjith Somawansa told the Education Times that considering the instructions from the Ministry [...]

Follow recommendations to scrap 36 Primary schools: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week said the government should follow the National Education Commission’s (NEC) recommendations which advocates to scrap the Primary sections of 36 popular schools in the country. Responding to Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasm’s proposal to appoint an expert committee to examine the feasibility of not holding the Grade 5 [...]

Action on sex abuse in universities

Following complaints from undergraduates, special teams will be deployed within State Universities to prevent alleged sexual abuse of undergraduates by the academic staff, Higher Education Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told the Education Times. Minister Rajapakshe said that a Lecturer from the Eastern University and another from the University of Jaffna have been interdicted, while a complaint [...]

Cabinet approvals for the Education Sector

Cabinet this week approved the following proposals: By Science and Technology, Research, Skills Development & Vocational Training and Upcountry Heritage Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sri Lanka and Seychelles, to improve academic research training, exchange of staff, and development of capacity and joint activities of students. By Higher Education [...]

Expand High.Ed. enrolment emphasising Economic Development: Dr Aturupane

Expand High.Ed. enrolment emphasising Economic Development: Dr Aturupane

Dr. Harsha Aturupane, a leading Economist of the World Bank, this week, said that, in the level of Higher Education (HE) there has been a rapid expansion of enrolment matching global trends, with an explosion of HE, but Sri Lanka needs to expand enrolment in HE further, with emphasis on programmes important for economic development. [...]

Hillwood Kandy Girls perform in Korea

Hillwood Kandy Girls perform in Korea

This annual Folklore Festival held for the 22nd year, has been ranked among the top 10 festivals by the Korean Ministry of Culture, out of over 1,500 such festivals held annually in the country. Hillwood College Kandy was selected to represent Sri Lanka at this festival. A troupe of 18 dancers participated at this 10-day [...]

St Sylvester’s College, Kandy wins Hermann Loos Challenge Trophy

St Sylvester’s College, Kandy wins Hermann Loos Challenge Trophy

St Sylvester’s College, Kandy, entered the history books by winning the Hermann Loos Challenge Trophy for the most number of times in the 137-year history of the National Cadet Corps competition among school Cadet platoons. Chief Guest State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene with the winning Army Cadet platoon, its Officer-in-Charge Lt Nissanka Wijeratne, Sgt [...]

Olcott Oration on Nov.3

The annual Olcott Oration organised by the Ananda College Old Boys’ Association, to commemorate the achievements of Col. Olcott, will be held on November 3, at 4.00 pm at the P. de S. Kularatne auditorium of the College. The oration will be delivered by Sri Lanka Army Chief Lt.Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, on the subject, “The [...]

17th E.A. Wijesooriya Memorial Oration, Nov.1

The 17th E.A. Wijesooriya Memorial Oration organised by the Mahinda College OBA Colombo Branch, will be held on November 1, from 6.00 pm onwards, at the Meteorology Dept Auditorium, Colombo 7. Guest Speaker Prof Saman Wimalasundera, Dean of the Faculty of Community Medicine, University of Ruhuna, will speak on ‘Reflections on Literacy, Higher Education and [...]

1st Student in 46-year-old rural school to pass Grade 5

For the 1st time in the 46-year history of the Debarawewa Junior School, Tissamaharama, a student has passed the Grade 5 Scholarship exam.The students is J. Ravishi Uththara who obtained 173 marks. She studied under severe hardship and lives with her grandmother. She was assisted in her work by the teacher in charge of the [...]

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