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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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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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