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146 schools affected by disaster

One hundred an forty six schools in Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Western Provinces have been affected by floods, according to the Education Ministry.   The Sabaragamuwa Province has the highest number of affected schools (65) the Western Province (64). In the Southern Province 17 schools have been affected.   Another 77 …

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SC to hear SLMC petition against SAITM ruling on June 22

The Supreme Court yesterday  fixed the date to hear the appeal filed by Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) challenging a lower court ruling regarding the South Asian Institute of Medicine and Technology (SAITM). The apex court decided to hear the SLMC petition on 22 June when it was taken up today …

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No change in decision on school closures

The Ministry of Education says that there will be not be any change in the decision taken to close all schools in the eight districts affected by the floods until Friday (June 02). The ministry had decided on Monday (29) to close all schools in the eight districts affected with …

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Measures taken to alleviate teacher shortage

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the government has taken measures to provide a sustainable solution to the teacher shortage problem. Responding to oral questions in parliament yesterday, the Minister said the government has given priority to solve the problem of teacher shortage in country’s schools. He said the …

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DVD players for Ampara schools

The first stage of a programme to develop communication units in schools in Ampara district began today under the chairmanship of deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage. On the occasion, 10 schools from Padiyatalawa, Mahaoya, Dehiattakandiya, Samanthurai and Ampara were given DVD players by Dayasarana Development Foundation. IT teachers and students …

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None pass O’Level exam IN 131 schools

There are 131 schools in the country where not a single student who sat the last GCE Ordinary Level Examination qualified to do GCE Advanced Level. Among them Kandy, Galle and Kegalle educational zones top the list with six schools in each zone falling into this category. Kalutara and Trincomalee …

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