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Sri Lanka Veddah chief weighs in on govt vs trade union standoff

“The delay in marking answer scripts has become a major issue to young people here,” the Veddah chief said.

April 24, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka university lecturers accuse govt of hurting quality of paper-marking

“We will not allow the government to destroy education,” he added.

April 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka president finds unlikely ally in standoff against protesting teachers

"We are against trade union action when it comes to marking papers."

April 20, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka President gives 1-week ultimatum for protesting teachers, dons

"All those marked papers last time, must be available. If not, I will prosecute them & take their properties"-President

April 20, 2023 2 min read
Australia higher education promotion draws Sri Lanka students

An impressive number of students expressed their eagerness to select Australia as their preferred location

Sri Lanka's higher education ministry cracks down on ragging

Higher Education Ministry to introduce new regulations and a hotline for tips against ragging in universities

Sri Lanka teachers’ trade unions stick to their guns, continue strike

The teachers' trade union campaign has turned out to be one of the longest strikes in the island’s history.

October 13, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka govt talks with teacher trade unions end with no final decision: officials

“We did not give our response in the meeting, but we hope to discuss it with the unions tomorrow," said Stalin.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 12, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka's state universities begin vaccinating students, staff aged 20-29

Students, academic and non academic staff can go to the nearest university to their residence to get the jab, he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 11, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Grade 5 scholarship, GCE A/L exams postponed yet again

New dates for the exams will be announced in the near future, the state minister said.

October 7, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka teachers promise more protests on World Teachers' Day if salary crisis not resolved

The cabinet has announced a decision to declare both teachers and principal's services as closed services.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 5, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka trade union collective threatens to join school teachers on strike

The Sri Lanka Trade Union Alliance (SLTUA) has threatened to to put their weight behind the strike, now into 81 days.

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 29, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka to soon reopen schools with 200 students or fewer for grades 1 to 5

“We ask academic staff to revamp the school sick rooms, and bring students back to school under health protocols.”

September 24, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka should open schools, but reduce exam pressure: EducationForumSL

Alternatives to the “covering the syllabus to prepare children for exams” approach is needed

September 24, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka to reopen 5,000 schools, but teachers on strike refuse to budge

Teachers will not resume work until long-standing salary anomalies in their service are not resolved, said Stalin.

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 17, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka to declare protesting teachers, principals “closed service” to end long strike

The closed service move comes in line a the recommendation by a four-member cabinet subcommittee.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 31, 2021 3 min read
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Sri Lanka Telecom to add seven free education channels to PEO TV: cabinet office

The cabinet statement said these educational programmes may be extended up to 20.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 19, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s new cabinet spox admits teachers’ salary below kottu maker, non-academic staff

As I once told the media, a kottu maker at a hotel must be getting more money than a teacher.”

August 18, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet appoints committee to look into teachers' salary demands

The committee is expected to submit a report to Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa by next Monday’s cabinet meeting.

August 10, 2021 2 min read

Protests continue in Sri Lanka over teachers' salary demands, KNDU bill; two arrested

Teachers also defied a government order to all state public servants to return to work on Monday (02).

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 4, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka p'ment will not debate controversial defence university bill this week

"I believe MPs and the public should be given more time to express their views [on the bill],” the minister said.

August 4, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka to launch island-wide radio station dedicated to education

This is amid reports of school children climbing roofs, rocks and trees to access mobile signals to study online.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 3, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet firm on not giving in to teachers’ salary hike demand

“When you resolve the issue of one sector, it will create more troubles in other sectors."

August 3, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka university students block p'ment road in protest of defence uni bill

The protestors claimed the bill is threatening free education in Sri Lanka

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 3, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka to address teachers' salary anomalies in November budget, no quick fix: Minister

Sri Lanka’s ongoing economic woes brought about by the pandemic will not allow a quick fix to the teachers’ demands.

August 3, 2021 2 min read

Virtual education further stalled in Sri Lanka as talks fail between teachers and PM

The strike will deprive tens of thousands of Sri Lanka’s students of virtual education.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 27, 2021 2 min read