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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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Medical Faculty students to re-attend lectures from Nov 20

Government medical faculty students will attend lectures from November 20 after the issue of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was solved satisfactorily, Convener of the Medical Faculty Student’s Action Committee (MFSAC) Ryan Jayalath said. He said that the anti-SAITM protests carried out by Inter University Students’ …

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Jaffna University to recommence academic activities

The administration of the University of Jaffna has decided to open three faculties Monday for students to recommence academic activities. According to the administration, the academic activities of the university will recommence for the faculties of arts, medical and management. The administration of the University indefinitely closed the three faculties …

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Examination Dept key head interdicted

The Education Ministry said that the Head of the Confidential and Institutional Examinations Unit had been interdicted for breach of conduct. Spokesman for the Ministry said there was a series of charges against him. He said that on the orders of Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam had launched an investigation …

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SAITM solution implementation committee meets for the first time

The nine-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to implement the proposed solutions to resolve the issue surrounding the Medical Faculty of the South Asian Institute of Technology and medicine (SAITM) met for the first time on Thursday in the parliamentary complex. Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs …

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Govt. abolish SAITM

The government had decided to abolish SAITM to resolve all other issues pertaining to the same before December 31 this year and to continue the ban on recruiting new students to the SAITM, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva said . Making a special statement at the constitutional assembly, Dr. …

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