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Non-academic strike likely to be over at last

They university non-academic staff strike, which has dragged on for nearly 40 days is likely to be over shortly, Inter-University National Trade Union Federation Joint Chairman Gayan Nimesh Peiris says.   Peiris said the University Trade Union Joint Committee (UTUJC) would have ended the strike yesterday if not for a …

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Only 51% GCE O/L candidates pass English

Only 51.12 per cent of candidates who sat the GCE O/L examination last year have passed English. This is the highest failure rate as regards the core subjects in 2017.   The result evaluation report of the Examinations Department reveals that out 296,157 students who sat the English paper only …

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Govt. schools close for holidays on Friday

Education Ministry yesterday announced that all government and government approved schools would end their first term on Friday (06) and they would re-open for the second term on April 23.   It said in the case of Muslims schools, the first term vacation would commence on April 11 and re-open on April 18

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University non-academic staff expected to end strike on Wednesday

The strike launched by the non-academic staff of Sri Lanka Universities is expected to end on Wednesday following successful discussions held  with the Minister of Higher Education. The University Trade Union Joint Committee (UTUJC) co-chairman Edward Malwattage said the non-academic staff of the universities have decided to end the strike …

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10,000 candidates secure ‘A’ passes for all subjects at O/L

Outstation students have secured top fifteen places at the G. C. E. O/L examination 2017 according to results released at Wednesday midnight by the Examination Department.   The results were first released on the Department website www.doenets.lk first and then posted to schools and private candidates countrywide.   Commissioner General …

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An international school for Ampara

The foundation was laid at Central Camp yesterday to build an international school for Ampara district. Norway’s Lotus Helpen Institute is assisting in the construction of the international school. Speaking on the occasion, minister Daya Gamage said the school would be given facilities by the state, and that he would …

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Universities crippled by non-academic strike

The ongoing strike by the university non-academic staff has crippled the entire university system.   Inter-University Academic Support Staff Association has also decided to join the strike and the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) has urged the Minister of Higher Education to take immediate action to resolve the crisis. …

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