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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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NICs under one day service for O/L students

The Registration of Persons Department had decided to implement a special one day service to issue National Identity Cards (NICs) to students sitting for the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination. Accordingly the special one day service will be carried out at the Registration of Persons Department, “Suhurupaya” in Battaramulla on …

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Parents of medicos say SAITM issue not solved 100 percent

Parents of the medical students of state universities and the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) said, at Getambe Rajopawanaramaya over the weekend, that the private medical college had not been solved 100 percent.   A delegation of the combined union of the parents of medical students told …

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2017 O/L exam from December 12-21

The Department of Examinations announced that the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination will be held from December 12 to 21 at 5,116 examination centers across the island. The department said that 688,573 applicants are expected to sit for the O/L exam this year with 41,464 applicants following the new syllabus …

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CTU threatens strike over parent verbally abusing teacher

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) has warned that it would resort to trade union action if authorities fail to file a court case against the parent who had verbally abused and threatened a teacher at a school in Puttalam. Secretary of the CTU, Joseph Stalin, today condemned the decision taken …

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Sanath Pujitha appointed Acting Commission General of Exams

The Ministry of Education has appointed B. Sanath Pujitha as the Acting Commission General of Examinations. The Commissioner General of Examinations W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara was transferred to the Ministry of Education yesterday (14), in order to assist an ongoing investigation into examination papers. That came just days after the Deputy Commissioner …

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