Author Archive for Education

Digitalization – A way forward for the Education System in Sri Lanka

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Aloysius Hettiarachchi. Perspective from a Civil and Structural Engineer The writer is a graduate of University of Peradeniya, which was constructed during the colonial period and opened by HRH prince Philip, the queen’s husband, ‘to be more open than usual’ in the early 50s. The Engineering Faculty that was established there was of the same […]

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Online Education: How can we get the next phase right?

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Dr. Gamini Padmaperuma Background Online Learning has become a household term and is fast becoming a way of life. Schoolchildren and students from state and non-state higher educational institutions, and their teachers and lecturers have started experiencing online teaching and learning during the last several months. Although online teaching and learning existed in a limited […]

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නවෝත්පාදන සහය පියස සෑම සඳුදා දිනකම ක්‍රියාත්මකයි

Monday, October 26th, 2020

නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය සම්බන්ධීකරණ කෙටි දුරකථන අංකය ලෙස 1966 හඳුන්වා දී තිබේ නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන,  හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මැතිනියගේ සංකල්පයක් අනුව තාක්ෂණ, පර්යේෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන සම්බන්ධ සේවාවන් ජනතාවට සමීප කරවීමට මෙන්ම එම ක්ෂ්‍රේත්‍රයට අදාලව ජනතාවට ඇති ගැටඵ නිරාකරණය හා තාක්ෂණික මාර්ගෝපදේශ කඩිනමින් සැපයීම අරමුණු කරගත් […]

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2021 වර්ෂයට අදාලව සිදුකරනු ලබන අය – වැය යෝජනා

Monday, October 19th, 2020

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි. ලංකා ගුරුසේවා සංගමය. ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය හා මුදල් අමාත්‍ය, මහින්ද රාජපක‍ෂ මැතිතුමා, මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය, කොළඹ 01.අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමනි, 2021 වර්ෂයට අදාලව සිදුකරනු ලබන අය – වැය යෝජනා සංවර්ධනය අරමුණු කර ගත් රටකට එහි වැදගත්ම සම්පත වනුයේ මානව සම්පතයි. එම මානව සම්පත සංවර්ධනයට අවශ්‍ය මුලික පදනම වැටෙනුයේ එරට අධ්‍යාපනය තුළිනි. ඒ අනුව අධ්‍යාපනයේ මුලික කාර්යභාරය පැවරි ඇත්තේ […]

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Mother Sri Lanka ආයතනයේ නියෝජිත පිරිසක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා  සහ  Mother Sri Lanka ආයතනයේ නියෝජිතයින් අතර හමුවක් ඊයේ 2020.10.13 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී පැවැත්විණි. Mother Sri Lanka ආයතනයේ වර්තමාන ප්‍රගතිය හා ඉදිරි වැඩපිළිවෙළ පිළිබඳව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා දැනුම්වත් කිරීම මෙහි මූලික අරමුණ විය. 2008 වර්ෂයේ ස්ථාපනය කර ඇති Mother Sri Lanka ආයතනය, වගකිව යුතු පුරවැසියෙකුවීම සඳහා පෙර පාසල්, පාසල් දරුවන් […]

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New UK Student Visa routes for Sri Lankans

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The UK’s new Student route and Child Student route will open on October 5, 2020 to the best and brightest international students from across the globe including from Sri Lanka, the British High Commission said today. British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Sarah Hulton, said, This is a great opportunity for students […]

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Mobile libraries donated to rural schools, coinciding with Children’s Day

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (01) joined the World Children’s Day celebrations, donating libraries to schools in five districts, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said. President stated that the provision of a library and access to sports will help children to maintain the balance between physical and mental well-being. President added that he was […]

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බෙලිඅත්තෙ පාසල් දෙකක සිසු පිරිසක් අරලියගහ මන්දිරය නැරඹීමට පැමිණෙති

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය බෙලිඅත්ත පුවක්දණ්ඩාව ප්‍රාථමික විද්‍යාලයේ සහ බෙලිඅත්ත ධම්මපාල බාලිකා විද්‍යාලයේ සිසු සිසුවියන් පිරිසක් අද 2020.09.29 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරය නැරඹීමට පැමිණ සිටියහ. මෙසේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරය නැරඹීමට පැමිණි සිසු සිසුවියන්ට අරලියගහ මන්දිරය පෙන්වූයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාය. කාර්ය බහුල දෛනික කාර්යන් මදකට පසෙක දැමු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා දරුවන් සමඟ සුහද කතාබහක නිරතවෙමින් ඔවුන් සමඟ […]

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The story behind the inspirational letter sent by the principal to a student hoping to join grade one

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News A girl who is about to enter the first grade of a school next year had received an inspirational letter from the school.

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The Imminent Requirement to Regulate Online Education Providers in Sri Lanka

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Dilan De Silva Chartered Quantity Surveyor Introduction Disruptive innovation fundamentally transforms a sector by replacing expensive, complicated, and inaccessible products or services with much less expensive, simpler, and more convenient alternatives.” (Staker, P.1) (Source: https://twitter.com/kenradio/status/1203204477655769088)   (Source: https://www.theengineeringcommunity.org/19-amazing-vintage-photos-that-show-how-people-worked-before-autocad/)   (Photograph by John Miranda: Source: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/wya/AcademicComputing/text/workstations.html)   Let’s take a few examples of disruptive innovations; Within […]

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Government pays attention to increase the number of national schools to one thousand

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Government has decided to increase the total number of National Schools in the country to one thousand and to expedite the development of National Schools. This was stated at a discussion chaired by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa with all state ministers at the Presidential Secretariat today (10). Meanwhile, the President and other […]

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Chinese embassy gifts kits for disadvantaged Lankan school kids

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Over 700 students from 19 schools in Sri Lankan capital city received stationery and panda school bags COLOMBO, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Over 700 students from 19 schools in Sri Lankan capital city have received gifts of stationery and panda school bags from the Chinese embassy to Sri Lanka. Students from different religious […]

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Porridge instead of milk for school children

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage held a special discussion with the Government Medical Officers’ Association at the Govijana Mandiraya today (27) regarding the issue of giving a glass of traditional rice porridge instead of a glass of milk to school children. This program was presented by the Government Medical Officers’ Association […]

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Leading schools should share resources with lesser schools

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

By Kelum Bandara  Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Education Ministry has proposed that the leading schools in the country should adopt a mechanism to share their resources with the under-resourced schools of the country. The idea was mooted when Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris met with the principals of 17 leading schools on Thursday. The […]

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New Cabinet paper to develop school curricula: Education Minister informs principals

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

By Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror A new cabinet paper will be presented seeking approval to modernise and develop the school curricula to meet contemporary conditions and requirements, Education Minister Professor G.L.Peiris informed a group of school principals on Thursday. At a meeting held with the principals of several leading schools at the Education […]

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ඉස්කෝලේ ගෙදරටම ඇවිත්

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Sriyanjanaka කොවිඩ් 19 වසංගතය නිසා නිවසට කොටුවූ “ලොව පුරාම බිලියන 1.2ක්පමණ පාසැල්යන දරුවන්  ඉදැන් ගෙනගන්නේ වෙනස්ම ලෙසකටය.  ඒ නිසා කලින්  තිබුනු අධ්‍යාපන රටාව වෙනස් වී ඇත. ඔන්ලයින් ක්‍රමය නිසා ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණය උපයෝගී කරගෙන තමන් කැමති තැනක සිට දැන් දරුවන්ට ඉගෙනගත හැකි බව ලෝක ආර්ථික සංසදය World Economic Forum) පෙන්වා දෙයි.   පාසැල හා උපකාරක පන්ති වටා බැඳුණු සම්ප්‍රදායික අධ්‍යාපනික රටාවක් තිබුණු ශ්‍රී ලංකාවෙත් අධ්‍යාපනය ඒ අනුව බොහෝ දුරට වෙනස් හෝ […]

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Robotics: Background, Influence on Everyday Life and Future

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Dr. Gamini Padmaperuma The terms Robotics is often mentioned these days. There were many local inventions that were presented in mass media recently highlighting the possible use of Robotics in health care industry to meet the challenges faced under the COVID -19. The local innovators need to be congratulated and supported to ensure their prototypes […]

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New schedules for schools to reopen from Aug 10

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Education has decided to resume academic activities at all government schools from August 10, following government imposed holidays due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, only Grades 5, 10, 11, 12, and 13 will be allowed attend school on all five weekdays. Grades 1, 2, and 3 will have school for […]

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Indian High Commission to accept applications for courses under self-financing scheme till July 31

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The applications should be for undergraduate courses in MBBS, BDS, BE, B.Tech, B.Pharm & B.Arch for the year 2020-21 Colombo, July 22 (newsin.asia): The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka has announced the extension of the last date to receive applications from eligible Sri Lankan students (excluding PIO, OCI Card holders & […]

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KOGGALA: Fascination we encounter in Martin Wickramasinghe’s books still lingers

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

RAJA WAIDYASEKERA Tissamaharama special corr.Courtesy The Daily News The Koggala township where reputed writer Martin Wickramasinghe was born, received its name due to an engraved picture of a crane on a rock. Hundreds of books, including the novels Gamperaliya and Madolduwa, written by Wickramasinghe were based on Koggala where his ancestral home is situated. Martin […]

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PAKISTAN PM IMRAN KHAN OFFERS 1000 FULL PAID SCHOLARSHIPS TO SRI LANKAN STUDENTS.

Friday, June 26th, 2020

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLPP Stalwart and Convener  “The Muslim Voice” – June 26th., 2020. This will ease the demand for University entrance/education in Sri Lanka. This is a great support Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan is offering to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to […]

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උසස් පෙළ සමත් විශ්වවිද්‍යාල වරම් නොලැබූ සිසුන්ට පාකිස්ථානයේ විශ්වවිද්‍යාල වරම්

Friday, June 26th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් උසස් පෙළ විභාගය සමත්ව විශ්වවිද්‍යාල වරම් නොලැබූ සිසුන්ට පාකිස්ථානයේ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලවලට ඇතුළත්ව උපාධි ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා අවස්ථාව උදාවී ඇතැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ – පාකිස්ථාන මහකොමසාරිස් විශ්‍රාමික මේජර් ජනරාල් මුහමද් සාද් කාතත් සහ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ අතර, අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ අද පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකින් අනතුරුව අදහස් දක්වමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මෙම අදහස් පළ කළා.

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Blended Learning: A way to assist learners in rural communities

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Dr. Gamini Padmaperuma, a Chartered Professional Engineer and a former Senior Lecturer at OUSL, The term Blended learning” is used frequently along with the term e-Learning”. Is it just another buzz word or an old wine in a new bottle?  It is relevant to review the present situation in the country with reference to computer […]

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e-Learning: For Greater Access to Higher Education and Better Social Equality

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Dr. Gamini Padmaperuma, a Chartered Professional Engineer e-Learning has become a buzz word nowadays. e-Learning essentially uses information and communication and technology (ICT) for teaching and learning. The importance and relevance of e-Learning can be well recognized in view of the current pandemic situation and general global trends in education. His Excellency the President Gotabaya […]

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Deadline for calling online applications for interest-free student loan scheme announced

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The deadline for accepting online applications to select the 4th batch for the Interest-Free Loan Scheme granted to Advanced Level students of 2016, 2017 and 2018 for pursuing degree courses in non-State higher education institutions has been announced. Accordingly, the deadline has been declared as the 20th of May, the Ministry of Higher […]

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Sri Lanka’s Army Chief says schools may not re-open on May 11

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 23 – Sri Lanka’s Army Chief, General Shavendra Silva yesterday said that opening schools on May 11 may not be possible as several logistics would have to be put in place to ensure the safety of children in classrooms.As of now I do not foresee that it can be opened on […]

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Schools to reopen on May 11

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The second term of all government schools will commence on the 11th of May, 2020, stated President’s Media Division. Previously, the new school term was to commence on the 20th of April. However, considering the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, the government has decided to postpone the commencement of the second term. […]

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President insists on formulating a National Education Policy

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized the need for formulating a national education policy on a priority basis to suit the rapidly changing situations. The policy should not change with the change of a Government or a President, he observed during a discussion with the officials of the Ministry of Education held at the Presidential […]

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Govt. teacher uses creative methods to teach mathematics

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A video of a government teacher, who teaches mathematics to his students with some creative methods has gone viral on social media. The teacher named Kosala Galagedara has posted a video of his teaching sessions of a classroom on his Facebook, where he is seen playing a drum to the tune […]

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අනුලා විද්‍යාලය ඉදිරිපිට විරෝධතාවයට, කිසිදු සම්බන්ධයක් නෑ – ආදි ශිෂ්‍යා සංගමය

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් නුගේගොඩ අනුලා විද්‍යාලය ඉදිරිපිට පැවති විරෝධතාවයට එම විද්‍යාලයේ ආදි ශිෂ්‍යා සංගමයේ කිසිඳු සම්බන්ධයක් නැතැයි එම සංගමයේ සාමාජිකාවන් අද ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවක් පවත්වමින් ස‍ඳහන් කළා. කෙසේ වෙතත් අදාළ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාව පැවැත්වූ සාමාජිකාවන් තිදෙනාගෙන් දෙදෙනෙක්ම පාසල ඉදිරිපිට පැවති විරෝධතාවයේදී දක්නට ලැබුණා. විගණනකාධිපතිවරයාට හෝ එම දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට කිසිදු පුද්ගලයෙක් චෝදනා නොකල බව ආදි ශිෂ්‍යා සංගමයේ ලේකම්වරිය පැවසුව […]

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