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Scientists Finally Have Clues About What We See When We Die

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Daisy Hernandez Courtesy msn.com For the very first time, scientists have recorded the brain waves of a dying person. The recordings indicate that there could be some truth to the statement my life flashed before my eyes” when someone has a near-death experience. The findings, which have been published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, are not comprehensive because the patient […]

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Women’s History Month Begins on March 1st

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Chandra Fernando, Educational Consultant, USA The Italian educator and physician Maria Montessori (1870–1952) is best known for the teaching method that bears her name. She was also a lifelong pacifist, although historians tend to consider her writings on this topic as secondary to her pedagogy. In The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education, and […]

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සාගර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ ප්‍රථම ඩිප්ලෝමාධාරී සහතික ප්‍රදානෝත්සවය පැවැත්වේ

Friday, February 18th, 2022

නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකා සාගර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය මඟින් සිදුකෙරෙන නාවික, ධීවර හා සාගර සම්බන්ධ පාඨමාලා 21ක් අතරින් පාඨමාලා ත්‍රිත්ත්වයක අධ්‍යයන කටයුතු සාර්ථකව අවසන් කළ සිසු සිසුවියන්ගේ  ප්‍රථම ඩිප්ලෝමා සහතික ප්‍රදානෝත්සවය  රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මැතිණියගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් (18) බණ්ඩාරනායක අනුස්මරණ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා පරිශ්‍රයේ දී (BMICH) පැවැත්විණ. […]

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University of Vavuniya declared open under President’s patronage

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (February 11) declared the Vavuniya Campus, affiliated to the Jaffna University, as a state university named ‘Vavuniya University’. Accordingly, the institution will be considered the 17th state university in Sri Lanka. The Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Business and the English Language Unit affiliated to the University […]

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ලංකාවේ නිදහස් අධ්යාපනය

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් නිදහස් අධ්යාපනය යනු  අධ්යාපනය සෑම කෙනෙකුටම ලබා ගැනීමේ ඇති අයිතියයි, නිදහසයි. රජයක යුතුකම විය යුත්තේ ඒ අයිතිය තහවුරු කිරීමයි. ඒ සඳහා අවශ්ය පහසුකම් සැපයීමයි. අවුරුදු 2500ට පෙරත් අධ්‍යාපන ගාස්තු තිබුනේය. දිසාපාමොක් අහිංසක ගෙන් අද්යාපනයට ගාස්තුව අයකළේය. මිනිස්සු 1000 මරා ඇට මාලයක් පිදීමෙන්ය. මිනී මස් රාත්තල් ලක්ශයක්ය්. පුද්ගලික මුදලට, හෝ රජය මුදල් යොදා හෝ […]

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Kuwait Fund grants loan to build medical faculty for Moratuwa University

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A delegation headed by the Deputy Director-General for Administration & Financial Affairs of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) Nedhal A. Al-Olayan visited Sri Lanka recently to sign a loan agreement to construct and equip the Medical Faculty at the University of Moratuwa. The visiting delegation which included Deputy Director for […]

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Promoting Gandhara

Friday, February 4th, 2022

By Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani Courtesy The News Today, on February 4, the people of Sri Lanka are celebrating their 74th Independence Day to commemorate their freedom and sovereignty from British imperialism. The 5,000-year-old ancient island is also described in the sacred Hindu book ‘Ramayana’ as Lanka where Sri Ram had fought with the demon king […]

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මුල් ළමාවිය සංවර්ධනය පිළිබද NVQ-4 පාඨමාලාවේ සමාරම්භක උත්සවය

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Media Unit – ඌව පළාත් මුල් ළමාවිය සංවර්ධනය පිළිබද NVQ-4  පාඨමාලාවේ සමාරම්භක උත්සවය ඊයේ දින ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ඒ.ජේ.එම්. මුසම්මිල් මැතිතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඌව පළාත් සභා ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී පැවැත්විය. ඌව පළාත් අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශයේ අධීක්ෂණයෙන්, ඌව පළාත් මුල් ළමාවිය සංවර්ධන අධිකාරියේ මෙහෙයවීමෙන් හා යුරෝපානු සංගමය (EU) මුදල් අනුග්‍රහය ඇතිව, එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවර්ධන වැඩසටහන (UNDP) ආයතනයේ පළාත් පාලන ආයතන […]

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ත්‍රිරෝද රථ රියදුරන් බහුවිධ නිපුණතාවයෙන් පූර්ණ කිරීමේ ජාතික මෙහෙවර වයඹ පළාතින් ඇරඹේ

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය පළාත් මට්ටමින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නියමිත නිපුණතා උදාන ජාතික වැඩසටහන වයඹ පළාත කේන්ද්‍ර කරගනිමින් නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය, විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මැතිණියගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ‘වයඹ උදානය’ නමින් පසුගියදා ආරම්භ විය. මෙම ජාතික වැඩසටහනට සමගාමීව වයඹ පළාතේ විසිර සිටින ත්‍රිරෝද රථ […]

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අධ්‍යාපන විද්‍යාපීඨවල 02 වන වසර සිසුන් නැවත මාස 03 ක නේවාසික පුහුණුවට කැදවීමේදී පැනනැගී ඇති ගැටඵ සම්බන්ධයි

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

ලංකා ගුරුසේවා සංගමය. ගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය, දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා, අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශය, ඉසුරුපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල. අමාත්‍යතුමනි, අධ්‍යාපන විද්‍යාපීඨවල 02 වන වසර සිසුන් නැවත මාස 03 ක නේවාසික පුහුණුවට කැදවීමේදී පැනනැගී ඇති ගැටඵ සම්බන්ධයි. කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය හේතුවෙන් 2020 ඔක්. 10 වෙනි දින වසා දැමුණු අධ්‍යාපන විද්‍යාපීඨ පළමුව නිරෝධායන මධ්‍යස්ථාන බවටත්, පසුව ප්‍රතිකාර මධ්‍යස්ථාන බවටත් පත් කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව එහි […]

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Caste and Education in the North

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

By Mahendran Thiruvarangan Courtesy The Island The last Kuppi Talk article by Erandika de Silva discussed the disjuncture between the emphasis on standardisation and the absence of serious efforts to address the challenges facing students and teachers in the peripheries due to socio-economic inequalities. She drew insights from her own teaching experiences in the North […]

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Universities to resume academic activities at 50% capacity

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The University Grants Commission has decided to permit universities to continue lectures and other academic activities with a maximum student capacity of 50% from tomorrow (29). UGC Chairman Prof. Sampath Amaratunga said that lectures and other academic activities of universities will be conducted under strict health guidelines.  Accordingly, the UGC has provided the […]

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Absolutely no reason why universities should only be state-run – President

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says there is a mismatch between the education generally on offer in Sri Lanka and what is necessary for the country to develop in the 21st century.  This is why I have constantly called for educational reforms, especially in our tertiary education system,’’ said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, addressing the General […]

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7.51% allotted for education sector in upcoming budget – Fin. Min.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 7.51 percent will be allocated from the Budget 2022 the education sector, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa says. Speaking in this regard, the minister said this is the first time the budgetary allocation for the education sector exceeds 6 percent. Although it is a difficult move, [we] hope to allot this […]

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Primary sections of all govt. schools to reopen from Oct. 25

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The primary sections of all schools across the island will reopen from Monday (October 25), says the Secretary to the Education Ministry. Prof. Kapila Perera mentioned this in a communiqué directed to all provincial chief secretaries, provincial secretaries of education, provincial and zonal directors of education, principals and other relevant officials. Permission to […]

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Language, education and national unity

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, October 16: University of Vavuniya Vice-Chancellor Dr. T. Mangaleswaran was one of the speakers at the Trilingual Knowledge series organised by Sri Lankan originated entity Universal Heritage Inspire in introducing the inaugural sessions linked to its Lankan knowledge brand, ThriBhasha. ThriBhasha is a Sri Lankan literacy-focused entity promoting knowledge and arts in […]

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අභ්‍යාසලාභීන්/ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා බඳවා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාකච්ඡාවක් ලබා ගැනීම.

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය ගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය, දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මැතිතුමා, අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඉසුරුපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමනි, අභ්‍යාසලාභීන්/ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා බඳවා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාකච්ඡාවක් ලබා ගැනීම. ජාතික පාසල්, පළාත් පාසල්, අධ්‍යාපන ආයතන ඇතුළු ආයතනයන් වෙත අනුයුක්ත කර ඇති අභ්‍යාසලාභී උපාධිධාරීන්, සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පවතින පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා අන්තර්ග්‍රහණය කරගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අප සංගමය […]

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The Oath of Kannangara

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Professor Nalin Abeysekera  Ph.D.(University of Colombo) ,B. Sc Mkt. (Special) (University of Sri Jayewardenepura), MBA (University of Colombo), MCIM(UK), Chartered Marketer (UK), MSLIM, MAAT, Dip in CMA As Sri Lankans, most of us are blessed with the free education of this country. If you compare this blessing word of free education” with the globe you would […]

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Indian government scholarships for studies in indigenous medicine and homoeopathy

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 6: The High Commission of India Colombo announces scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/PhD courses in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy for the academic year 2021-22.  The Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for the award of these scholarships in consultation with […]

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Teacher, principal services to be declared a closed service

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to issue a gazette notification declaring teacher, teacher advisory, and principal services a closed service. The relevant gazette will be issued before November 20, 2021. In addition, the Cabinet has also agreed to pay an allowance of Rs 5,000 in September and October, till the salary […]

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6 new educational TV channels for school children from next week: Minister

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror As a first step of the programme to launch 20 television channels dedicated to education, six new television channels and a radio frequency will be launched next week, Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said. Addressing a meeting held at the Mass Media Ministry today, he said the ‘Vision FM’ radio station, […]

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Advice to graduating students: Balancing Hard and Soft Skills.

Monday, August 9th, 2021

By Dr. Gamini Padmaperuma, PhD Background Graduating from a university or any higher educational institution marks a very important milestone in one’s life. It is a very significant event not only for the graduate but also for the family members and well-wishers who supported the student during the studies, morally, financially and otherwise. Studying for […]

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On What Conditions should Teachers on the Street be Allowed Back in the Classroom?

Monday, August 9th, 2021

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today How to resolve the issues of the principals and teachers is no longer the question. The real question is whether we should allow these individuals to teach, influence and mould the character of our children. A teacher by definition would be an educated person. However, the ongoing trade union […]

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The Government of Sri Lanka and WFP provide food rations to children who are missing out on school meals

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Courtesy World Food Programme COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka with food items and funding to provide school children with take-home rations in lieu of in-school meals. With WFP’s assistance, the Government will commence the second phase of take-home rations distribution to 1.2 million children […]

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Quality Engineering Education for ALL

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Media Statement The Association of Engineering Teachers of the University of Moratuwa The Association of Engineering Teachers of the University of Moratuwa (AETUM), possesses a responsibility to address issues in the education system and produce skilled engineers with the capacity to cater both national and global demand. Broadening the access to higher education in Engineering […]

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Sri Lankan bishops urge government to reopen schools

Friday, July 30th, 2021

UCA News reporter, Colombo Catholic bishops have urged the Sri Lankan government to reopen schools and take drastic measures to stop the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the poor. “The children will be able to learn not only the sciences but also achieve emotional, psychological and spiritual health, interact with their teachers, their […]

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The Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) expresses its utter dismay at the sudden gazette notification amending the Universities Act of 1978

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

MEDIA STATEMENT The government has issued a gazette notification on 20/07/2021, amending the Universities Act of 1978 to include universities for a specific purpose” within the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC). This sudden and ad-hoc amendment to the Universities Act appears to be a calculated move to bring the Kotelawela National Defense University […]

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NAITA සහ Huawei ඒකබද්ධයෙන් විදුලි සංදේශ තාක්ෂණ ශීල්පි නව පාඨමාලාවක් ආරම්භ කෙරේ

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්ය අමාත්‍යාංය ජාතික ආධුනීකත්ව කාර්මික පුහුණු කිරිමේ අධිකාරිය (NAITA) සහ Huawei Technology Lanka පුද්ගලික ආයතන එක්ව ආරම්භ කෙරෙන උසස් විදුලි සංදේශ තාක්ෂණ ශීල්පි පුහුණු පාඨමාලාව ආරම්භ කිරීම පසුගියදා ඔරුගොඩවත්ත ප්‍රතිනිර්මාණය කරන ලද පුහුණු මධස්ථානයේදී අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය මහාචාර්ය ජී. එල් පීරීස් මහතාගේ හා නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන පර්යේෂණ […]

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Jeff Bezos On How A Sri Lankan Kept Him From Going Into Theoretical Physics

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

shalendra111 Jeff Bezos describes how while he was at Princeton the smartest guy in the batch was a Sri Lankan. He goes on to say how ‘Yoshantha” helped him come to a major self realization.

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In Sri Lanka, a dangerous climb for online school

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

By Associated Press Courtesy NewYork Post Sri Lankan children sits on tree branches as they access their online lessons from a forest reserve in their village in Bibila, Sri Lanka, July 2, 2021.AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena BOHITIYAWA, Sri Lanka — Getting online school lessons for residents of a remote Sri Lankan village requires a trek through […]

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