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O/L candidates to get 350,000 NICs

The Department for Registration of Persons is planning to issue around 350,000 new identity cards for the GCE O/L school candidates.   They would commence issuing national identity cards to school candidates in April, Commissioner General of the Department for Registration of persons, Viyani Gunathilaka said.   He requested school …

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Mahapola scholarship is not pruned for any eligible student

The University Grants Commission (UGC) assures that no eligible student will be denied the Mahapola or other scholarship grants. UGC chairman Professor Mohan De Silva in a statement released said that the payments have not been curtailed for any student who has fulfilled the qualifications required for the Mahapola scholarship …

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Non-academic staff now threaten to cripple universities

University non-academic staff members who have been on a strike since Feb 28 now threaten to withdraw from the the voluntary services too unless the government redress their grievances urgently. Chairman of the University Trade Union Joint Committee Edward Malwattage told said that in spite of their trade union action …

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SAITM students to be transferred to KDU

The government has decided to transfer students of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the medical faculty of Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU), Presidential Media Unit said . The decision has been made at a meeting held with the President at the Presidential Secretariat this evening. …

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Free Tabs for A/L students and teachers on hold

The Cabinet has decided to suspend the issuing of Tablets to Advanced Level students and teachers of government schools free of charge, the Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said. Sri Lanka’s Budget 2017 included an expenditure of Rs. 5 billion to provide free tabs for almost 175,000 students who …

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