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Sri Lanka to distribute shoe vouchers to 747,000 children in December

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Xinhua COLOMBO, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education will commence distribution of vouchers to buy shoes for 747,000 poor children from Dec. 4, a government official said on Monday. Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha told parliament that the distribution of vouchers would end by Dec. 24, which would allow children to buy […]

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Bangladesh seeks recognition of more of its medical colleges in SL

Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo (Daily Mirror) – Bangladesh requested for recognition of more of its public medical colleges by the Sri Lankan health authorities, an official said. The request was made to Health Minister Dr.Ramesh Pathirana when met with Bangladeshi High Commissioner Tareq Md Ariful Islam on Thursday. They spoke about Sri Lankan students […]

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The Russian Classical Ballet Examination 2023

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Courtesy The Island A student being awarded a certificate The Russian Classical Ballet Examination 2023 was held recently at the BMICH and certificates and medals were awarded to the students on the same day by Buddhapriya Ramanayake – CEO, Dr Oxana Karnovich- Examiner from Moscow, Maria Popova, First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Colombo […]

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Medical degrees awarded by int’l universities recognized in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government has decided to accept the medical degrees awarded by internationally recognized universities as recognized medical degrees in Sri Lanka. Approval was granted at the Cabinet meeting held on May 2, 2023. Accordingly, approval was granted to appoint a committee headed by the Secretary to the Prime Minister to prepare […]

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Health Minister approves three private medical universities

Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has reportedly given approval for the commencement of operations of three private medical universities. Speaking in this regard at a media briefing held in Kandy today (10 Sep.), Rambukwella stated that the relevant universities have already commenced operations. Commenting on the recent controversies surrounding the provision of medial degrees […]

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Status of Hindi and Chinese teaching and learning in Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 3rd, 2023

By P.K. Balachandran/Sunday Observer Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 3: Speaking at the prize distribution ceremony at Anula Vidyalaya in Nugegoda on August 16, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that in the future, Sri Lankan children will have to learn Hindi and Chinese to fit into the changing world. The underlying theory is that the world is […]

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Special cabinet paper for recruitment of graduates to teachers vacancies

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha states that a special cabinet paper will be submitted in order to fill the existing graduate teaching vacancies. Accordingly, the relevant cabinet paper will be prepared so as to authorize the provincial councils to fill the vacancies created due to the retirement of teachers and the teachers who […]

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Govt. to engage private sector in setting up new universities

Saturday, August 12th, 2023

By Nishel Fernando  Courtesy The Daily Mirror Amid the current human capital shortage, in particular the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates increasingly looking to migrate, the government said it has plans to establish a number of new universities and vocational training centres with greater participation of the private sector on an urgent basis.  […]

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New university to produce only teachers: Minister

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Teachers will not be recruited for a three-year teaching diploma course at National Colleges of Education (NIE) in the future, but they will be assigned to a university established to produce teachers for a four-year degree, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said. While participating in a programme to educate the principals on […]

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Susil discusses with USAID on development of SL’s education sector

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Education Minister Susil Premajayantha held a discussion with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator Ms. Anjalie Kaur and its executive officials in Washington DC, on the development and collaboration requirements of Sri Lanka’s education sector. The Minister pointed out that plans are being made to expand the […]

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Sri Lanka to introduce Japanese language to school curriculum from primary grades

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara says that special approval has been received to include the Japanese language into the school curriculum from the primary grades. Speaking in the parliament today (22), Nanayakkara mentioned that this decision has been taken targeting the future Japanese job market. Accordingly, necessary arrangements are already […]

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Interest free loans to pvt. sector higher edu: A case of balancing student benefits with nat. interests

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

BY Sumudu Chamara Courtesy The Morning Although the Government’s plans to resume the Government provided interest free loan scheme given for those who wish to study in private universities is a step in the right direction, how successful that would be in the current economic context is a concern. To ensure that this plan in […]

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SL’s university system needs to restore prestige and global standing to attract foreign students – President

Sunday, June 11th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that the standards of Sri Lankan universities were high on the list of Asian universities, the President’s Media Division reported.  The standard and reputation of the universities should be restored and improved once again in the country’s university system to attract students overseas, he said, adding that this would […]

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Applications sought for scholarships to study in Nalanda University in India

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 26: Nalanda University in India is inviting applications from Sri Lankan nationals for following programs under the BIMSTEC Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2023-24. •       MA and PhD in Historical Studies •       MA and PhD in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions ADVERTISEMENT •       MA and PhD in Hindu Studies […]

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President pledges to modernize SL education sector within 10 years

Friday, May 12th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (May 12) pledged to modernize the country’s education sector to create a young generation equipped with knowledge and nourished with abilities within the next 10 years. Pointing out that a cabinet committee has already been appointed for the modernization of education, the President also stated that he would work […]

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Applications called online for examiners to evaluate A/L answer scripts

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Department of Examinations announced that applications for Examiners to evaluate G.C.E. Advanced Level answer scripts will be accepted online from today (27) until May 02, 2023. Accordingly, applications are called from teachers, including those who have not applied earlier and those who have retired after December 31, 2022. Moreover, the Examinations Department […]

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Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka urges Federation of University Teachers’ Association to postpone trade union action until A/L paper-marking is over

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka today urged the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) to postpone their trade union action until the paper markings of the 2022 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination is completed.  The HRCSL said it has initiated an inquiry into this issue by self-intervention in concern with some complaints […]

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Party leaders back President’s move to make education an essential service?

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) MP Rauff Hakeem says that there was a request by the political party leaders with regard to making paper-marking activities of examinations an essential service. Speaking to the media following the party leaders’ meeting held today (April 20), the former minister mentioned that during the […]

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

PRESS RELEASE  HungryBrain ·         Student of HungryBrain becomes child prodigy before reaching 2 years Hitansh Singh, whose one-of-a-kind talent has finally brought him to the spotlight where he belongs, is proof that age is just a number. This boy from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, entered his name into the India Book of Records for having created […]

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The Need To Feed And Invest In The Future Of Our School children

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

By Sanjeewa Jayaweera Courtesy The Island Undoubtedly, children, particularly from low-income families, have borne the most significant hardships due to the unprecedented economic crisis that has beset our country. The single biggest challenge has been the skyrocketing food prices of even essentials, resulting in many families adopting coping strategies from reducing the number of meals […]

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Indian Council for Cultural Relations proposes establishment of Sinhala & Hindi language depts. in Indian and Sri Lankan universities

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has proposed to set up Sinhala and Hindi language departments in several Indian and Sri Lankan universities. The proposal was made by ICCR President Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who also proposed to increase the number of ICCR scholarships for Buddhist studies. The proposals were conveyed to Prime […]

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COPE probes cases of procedural impropriety and financial misappropriation at Peradeniya Uni.

Sunday, March 26th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) has investigated numerous cases of procedural impropriety and financial misappropriation at the University of Peradeniya.  This comes in the wake of an evaluation of current performance and status of issues raised in the Auditor General’s report from 2020 and 2021. The COPE Chairman, Professor Ranjith Bandara attributed […]

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Parliamentary Select Committee discusses future of non-governmental higher education institutes

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The contribution of non-governmental higher education institutes and the opportunities available to make the sector more efficient were discussed at length at a recent meeting held by the Parliamentary Select Committee. The Select Committee of Parliament to make suitable recommendations for the expansion of higher education opportunities in Sri Lanka met on 17 […]

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‘Spoken English’ in all National Schools from March 30: Minister

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Considering the specialty and importance of the English language, the Education Ministry has decided to teach ‘Spoken English’ in all national schools, starting from grade one from March 30. Addressing an event at the Colombo University yesterday, Minister Susil Premajayantha said necessary updates will be made to bring all school syllabuses […]

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Psychoanalysis examination for Varsity students

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Peradeniya University Administration has decided to subject all new entrants to a Psychoanalysis medical test. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Pro. Terrance Madujith told the media on Sunday evening (12) at the Senate House that the students admitted to the Medical Faculty and the Management Faculty were medically tested and found that five percent […]

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Govt. to double mid-day meals for school children

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A national program that currently provides a mid-day meal for schoolchildren will be doubled from the start of the next school term, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said. He said the ministry is currently providing a mid-day meal for 1.1 million schoolchildren. The program was kicked off in January with the support […]

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Ven. Sannasgama Indrarathana Thero | උතුරේ දෙමළෙන් බණ කියන දකුණේ පොඩි හාමුදුරුවෝ

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින දමිළ භාෂාවයි සිංහලයි මට මගේ ඇස්දෙක වගේ ” தமிழ் மொழியும் சிங்கள மொழியும் எனக்கு இரு கன் போல

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Technology Faculty of Ruhuna University closed for a week

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Faculty of Technology of the Ruhuna University will be closed for one week from today following an assault on the Sub-Warden, his wife and mother by a group of students yesterday (Feb. 26). Accordingly, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ruhuna said that the students have also been ordered to […]

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International Center for Higher Education- ICHE Sri Lanka        උසස් අධ්‍යාපනය සඳහා වූ ජාත්‍යන්තර මධ්‍යස්ථානය

Monday, January 16th, 2023

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය -17 ජනවාරි 2023 අධ්‍යාපන, පුහුණු, තරුණ සහ ක්‍රීඩා  සංවර්ධනය සඳහා යුරෝ මිලියන 26000 ක් – ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයින්ටත් අවස්ථා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අධ්‍යාපන, පුහුණු, තරුණ සහ ක්‍රීඩා  සංවර්ධනය සඳහා යුරෝපා සංගමයේ  (EU) ERASMUS Plus වැඩසටහන යටතේ  අරමුදල්, ශිෂ්‍යත්ව හා පහසුකම් ලබා ගැනීම පිණිස අදාල පාර්ශවයන් පුහුණු කරනු ලබන නේවාසික නොවන තුන් දින පුහුණු වැඩසටහනක් 2023 […]

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දරුවෝ  තුන් ලක්ෂයකට අධික පිරිසක් මෙවර උසස් පෙළ විභාගයට පෙනී සිටිනවා. උසස්පෙළ විභාගය අවුල් කරන්න කිසිවෙකුට ඉඩ තියන්න එපා. ඒ අපරාධයට හවුල් වෙන්නත් එපා. -අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ” අලුත් ගමක්, අලුත් රටක් ජාතික ඒකාබද්ධතා සහභාගිත්ව සංවර්ධන වැඩසටහන  සම්බන්ධයෙන්  දිස්ත්‍රීක් ලේකම්වරුන්  සමග 2023.01.10 දින ස්වදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයේ පැවති  සාකච්ඡාවකදී  අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා මේ බව  අවධාරණය කළේය. එහිදී  වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක් වූ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා –  නැවතී තිබුණු ආර්ථිකය දැන් මේ වෙනකොට වැඩ කරනවා.  වෙනදාට වැඩිය ආර්ථික යන්ත්‍රය  සහ සේවා යන්ත්‍රය වැඩ […]

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