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Grade five scholarship exam resulted out

The results of the 2017 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination have been released online, the Department of Examinations said. The results can be viewed via the department’s website – www.doenets.lk  The examinations was conducted at 3,014 examination centers across the island on August 20, 2017. A total of 356,728 applicants had sat …

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Medical Faculty deans to discuss transferring SAITM to SLIIT

The deans of eight medical faculties are to meet today (28) at the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to explore the feasibility of transferring the ownership of the South Asia Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) based on the restructuring module recommended …

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Docs threaten TU action over move to sideline SLMC

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warned it would resort to trade union action if the government tried to sideline the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and legalise Minimum Standards for Medical Education (MSME).   GMOA Secretary Dr Haritha Aluthge, addressing the media at the union’s office in Colombo, …

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SAITAM suspended its new admission

Admission of new medical students to the SAITAM private medical college  temporarily suspended due to several reasons. The main one was that British Medical Council has announced that they will not recognised its degree.

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About 452,661 children don’t attend school

A survey conducted by the Census and Statistics Department has revealed that out of an estimated 4.6 million children, in the age group 5-17 years, in Sri Lanka, 452,661 are not attending school. Of them, about 11 percent have never attended school.   The Child Activity Survey 2016 (CAS 2016), …

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20 meteorology scholarships at Daya’s request

At the request of primary industries minister Daya Gamage in his capacity as the founder of Dayasarana Development Foundation, China has offered scholarships for 20 Sri Lankan youths to pursue applied meteorology degrees. Ten of the scholarships will be offered by the Chinese government while the other 10 are by …

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Exam Chief threatens to cancel results of rowdy students

The Commissioner General of Examinations W. N. M. J. Pushpakumara yesterday warned the results of students who misbehaved on the final day of the GCE A/L examination would be annulled.   He said that he had given instructions to the law enforcement authorities to arrest such students.   Over 300,000 …

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