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Students in campaign to keep roads clean

Amarasuriya Vidyalaya Meepawela students recently carried out a campaign to clear the garbage piled up on the Baddegama-Goluwagoda main road in Galle. After clearing the garbage, they launched a poster campaign to educate the people against dumping their garbage on the road. Pic by Sirangika Lokukarawita.

Teachers’ union plans protest to press students’ right to sit national exams

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) will carry out a campaign to protest against what it calls discriminatory practices adopted by some Central Province schools with regard to allowing students to sit national examinations and admitting new students. General secretary Joseph Stalin said parents too will join trade unions representing teachers and principals from the province [...]

In a first, O/L students to sit GIT paper online

For the first time, the General Information Technology paper for the G.C.E (O/L) examination will be held online, instead of as the usual written paper test. Examinations Commissioner General Sanath Pujitha told the Education Times that they had tested the process for nearly two years before deciding to conduct the exam online from this year [...]

Special supervisors to check exam cheating

A special supervisor will be assigned to every examination hall during the G.C.E (O/L) examination, mainly to prevent cheating with the aid of hi-tech devices. The main task of the supervisor who will be backed by a teacher will be to check if students are using devices such as smart phones and smart-watches at the [...]

Cisco’s regional conference highlights importance of hi-tech networking courses

Cisco Networking Academy’s SAARC 2018 Conference was held in Colombo recently with the participation of the Skills Development and Vocational Training Ministry. Cisco Networking Academy offers IT skills and career building programmes for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Since 1997, more than 5.5 million people have joined the Networking Academy and become a force for [...]

Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting 2018

The Dr. A.M.A. Azeez commemoration meeting and oration will be held on Tuesday November 27 at 4.30 p.m. at the Ghaffoor Hall, Zahira College, Colombo 10. Deshamanya M.D.D. Pieris, formerly of the Ceylon Civil Service and onetime Secretary to the Prime Minister, will deliver the oration on Sinhala-Muslim Relations in Sri Lanka. The meeting will [...]

FGS holds annual research seminar

The Colombo University’s Graduate Studies faculty held its annual research seminar recently. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Mallika Kumar, head of the International Affairs and Commerce Department at the University of Delhi. India’s High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandu, Vice Chancellor Dr. Lakshman Dissanayake, FGS Dean Prof Nayani Melagoda were among those present.

Negombo Leo Club props up Muruthana Vidyalaya students

With the aim of strengthening the global literacy level, Leo Club of Negombo Orient joining about 80 Leo clubs throughout the world has donated educational and reading materials to Grade 2 and 3 children of Negombo Muruthana Kanishta Vidyalaya. Leo Club Secretary Ayodhya Sovis, who organised the project said children suffering from economic hardships “need [...]

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