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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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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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