Principals & zonal directors to decide on school closures

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has directed school principals and Zonal Directors of Education to decide whether or not to open schools in disaster prone areas. Meanwhile all schools in the Ratnapura, Dehiovita and Nivithigala educational zone will be closed today and tomorrow (22) due to the prevailing adverse weather …

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Cabinet approval for KDU to absorb 980 SAITM students

Cabinet approval has been granted for 980 SAITM students to be absorbed by the Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU), Minister of Higher Education Wijeyadasa Rajapakse said. On Friday (May 11), President Maithripala Sirisena and the Higher Education Minister, submitted the relevant cabinet paper for the medical students of the …

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School, a best platform

School is a best platform to take the message of national reconciliation to society, says president Maithripala Sirisena. He was speaking at a function at Zahira College in Anuradhapura yesterday. He said a school comprising children of all communities gave a message of reconciliation.

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10 arrested

A Buddhist monk and nine students were arrested during a protest in Colombo by the Inter University Bhikku Federation. Police said the protestors behaved in an unruly manner and tried to force their way into the UGC.

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Closed indefinitely

The higher technical education institute in Tangalle has been closed indefinitely. The management closed the institute following a protest by second year students.

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Dengue clean-up before schools reopen

The Ministry of Education has instructed all principals to carry out dengue eradication programmes at their schools prior to the commencement of the new school term on April 23.   A spokesperson for the Ministry said the principals had been instructed to implement the cleaning programmes on Sunday (22) with …

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