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PM to tackle CoL with ‘relief pack’

At a meeting presided by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe early this week, it was decided to introduce ‘subsidy shops’ with the participation of the private sector to provide relief to the consumers during the festive season and make available a pack of eight commodities including rice, dhal, sugar, sprats, onions …

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Minimum qualification for medical education to be increased

he minimum qualifications for medical education would be increased, the government announced yesterday.   Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the post Cabinet press briefing at the Information Department, that the current minimum qualification of three passes to enter university would be amended to two credits and one …

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Today O/L exam to begins

It is said that 688,573 school and private candidates will sit for GCE O/L exam today. Examinations Department requests candidates to be at exam centers early, our news sources said,

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GCE O/L begins tomorrow

The GCE O/L Examination will commence tomorrow (12) at 5,116 centres countrywide and go on till Dec. 21. A total of 688,573 candidates including 259,080 private applicants will sit the examination.   Commissioner General of Examinations B. Sanath Pujitha said the candidates were required to carry their admission cards and …

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Ordinary Level tuition classes to be halted from Dec 6

All private tuition classes and supplementary lectures related to the GCE Ordinary Level examination will be halted from midnight tomorrow (6). The Department of Examinations stated that the circulation or discussion of printed material will also be banned. It was also stated that legal action will be taken against any …

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Government to give vouchers for shoes to 4,000 schools

The government has decided to provide school children with vouchers for shoes. The vouchers to obtain shoes will be given to children in ‘difficult schools.’ According to the Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, this project will be commenced from January 2018. Under the project, 4000 schools under harsh conditions, …

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Kiriella promises hostel facilties for all undergrads

Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday (24) that the government would completely solve university hostel problem by the end of next year.   Answering a question raised by UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana, the minister said that during the past two and a half years, the …

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