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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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UGC extends deadline

The University Grants Commission has extended the deadline for submitting applications for university admission online for the academic year 2017/2018 till 02.02.2018, UGC Chairman Prof Mohan de Silva says in a statement.

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SAITM final solution by January 15?

The SAITM (South Asian Institute of Technology and Management) has done this country and its education system a favour by directing the government towards gazetting minimum standards for medical education, said the President of the Private Medical College Parents’ Society Limited (PMCPSL) Dr. T. M. K. B Tennakoon at a …

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