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Many youth forego higher education to drive tuk-tuks

Higher Education State Minister Mohan Lal Grero says most young men opt to drive three wheeler instead of pursuing higher education.   “Today, when we analyse the trends in university admissions, we can see the majority of university entrants are females. Sixty five percent of students entering universities are girls. …

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Scholarship exam seminar

Yet another seminar of the annual series of grade five scholarship examination seminars being organized by Dayasarana Development Foundation has taken place at Fatima National School in Kalmunai. Nearly 500 students from 13 schools participated. Chief incumbent of Sri Sudarshanarama Vihara, Ven. Ranmuthugala Sangharatana Thera briefed the students and their …

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Hardy Institute closed indefinitely

The Hardy Advanced Technological Institute in Ampara was closed indefinitely by its Director General following a tense situation which arose at the institute last evening. It was reported that a group of students had taken hostage the Director of the institute by surrounding his office.

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Equipment distribution by Anoma

Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage today made an equipment distribution from her decentralized allocations for 2017. At the event at the Ampara district secretariat, desks, chairs and musical instruments worth Rs. 1,765,000 were distributed to schools and Dhamma schools.

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Education Minister pledges to uplift the archeology sector

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has pledged to uplift the country’s Archeology sector regardless of political pressures from some quarters. Addressing an event held to mark the National Archeological Day which yesterday at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, the Minister said nearly 250,000 archaeological sites have been identified in Sri …

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National Health Insurance Scheme in the pipeline

The government would introduce a national health insurance scheme for citizens in the future, Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament yesterday. He said so in answer to a question raised by UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana why the government had not thought of introducing such a scheme in order …

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President calls for common stance by Govt on SAITM issue

President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have said the government should project a common stance on the SAITM issue instead of ministers making contradictory statements. The Cabinet discussed this matter yesterday amid ministers expressing various views on it. Ministers like Rajitha Senaratne and S.B. Dissanayake are in favour of SAITM …

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Academic activities suspended at Moratuwa Uni

Internal academic activities at the University of Moratuwa have been suspended for a period of two weeks from due to the spread of dengue and viral flu. Vice Chancellor of the university Prof. Ananda Jayawardena said that the decision was taken in order to control the situation which has affected …

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RS 7.5 Billion loss as a result of foreign education

Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Rathnayaka said the country loses a massive Rs. 7.5 billion annually due to students going abroad for higher education at foreign universities. “Large sums drain out from the country annually as there is not enough room for higher education within the country. …

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