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Teachers and principals are sick

Several trade unions representing school teachers, principals and administration officers have decided to continue with their planned trade union action today against the appointments given in the field of educational services to alleged victims of political revenge. A number of trade unions including the Sri Lanka Education Administration Service Officers’ …

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UGC denies any links with Perpetual Treasuries

University Grants Commission (UGC) stresses that there is no transaction whatsoever directly or indirectly with the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL). Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commission Prof. P.S.M. Gunaratne in a statement said the media reports published in this regard is baseless. The Centre for Human Rights and Research …

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Bill to absorb SAITM students to KDU passed in Parliament

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions) Bill, to absorb SAITM medical students into the KDU, was passed in Parliament with amendment, our news sources said. The bill was passed without going for a vote, Ada Derana reporter said. The bill was presented to the Parliament on June …

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NIE plans to reduce the O/L subjects from 9 to 6

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the National Institute of Education (NIE) is working on reducing the number of subjects of GCE Ordinary Level Examination from 9 to 6. He stated this at a meeting held at Monaragala area. He stated that from next year no student will …

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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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