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Sri Lanka's school teachers to return to work on Oct 25 but TU campaign to continue

"But we will not stop our struggle. Even after resuming teaching, we will continue."

October 18, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka teachers' strike: minister threatens legal action if teachers disrupt school reopening

Weerasekara drew parallels between a dragging teachers’ strike – now into its fourth month – and Sri Lanka’s civ...

October 15, 2021 3 min read

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.

October 12, 2021 3 min read
Sri Lanka former PM calls for pause to power cuts till advanced level exams end

"Because the outages occur at different times in different areas, they can file a fundamental rights petition,” he sai...

Sri Lanka Technological Campus gets Rs290mn infusion after acqusition

To set up a city campus

Rights activist and academic Dr Harini Amarasuriya is the NPP National List nominee

Dr Harini Amarasuriya will be appointed as a National List Member of Parliament by the National People’s Power allianc...

August 12, 2020 2 min read
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Two hospitals to be developed for training of students for Moratuwa Medical Faculty

The Homagama Base Hospital and the Nagoda General Hospital are to be developed as National and Teaching hospitals in to ...

July 23, 2020 2 min read

Schools to re-open for Grades 11, 12 and 13 on July 27, the rest on August 10 – Education Minister

Sri Lanka’s schools will stay closed for another week although the Health Authorities are convinced that there is no c...

July 18, 2020 2 min read

WFP and Australia donate food packs to kids missing free midday meals due to school closures

Australia and the World Food Programme (WFP) have donated Rs74mn to fund take-home rations for children covered by the n...

July 17, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's state universities to re-open subject to 11 conditions

Sri Lanka’s state universities will recommence their academic activities starting today, subject to 11 conditions, Uni...

July 6, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's central bank explains Covid-19 credit scheme in FAQs

Sri Lanka's central bank has explained the details of a credit scheme for Coronavirus hit businesses in the form of a fr...

June 21, 2020 24 min read

Sri Lanka to allow more foriegn universities to enter the country - President

Sri Lanka is amending its University Act to permit more foreign universities to set up shop on the island, President Got...

June 19, 2020 2 min read

No govt succeeded in laying technological groundwork for e-learning in Sri Lanka: Sajith

Successive governments including the previous Yahapalana coalition failed to lay the technological groundwork needed for...

May 20, 2020 6 min read

Gota slams Universities "if graduates can't find jobs there must be something wrong"

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has slammed Sri Lanka’s University system saying there must be something wrong with it if...

May 16, 2020 2 min read

Internet-based education wont work now for Sri Lankan children - EFSL

The Educational Forum of Sri Lanka says with poor internet penetration and unwieldy systems on-line teaching for Sri Lan...

May 12, 2020 3 min read
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Educators urge President not to open schools without a plan

A group of renowned educators and school administrators is urging the government to refrain from re-opening schools on M...

April 20, 2020 3 min read

New grading system for London (Cambridge) O/L, A/L, other students missing June exams

Cambridge Assessment International Education has introduced a new grading system for students, in view of the COVID-19 p...

April 17, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka's FUTA questions regulator decision to reopen universities in May

Sri Lanka’s Federation of University Teachers' Associations (FUTA) urged the University Grants Commission (UGC) yester...

April 16, 2020 2 min read

All govt schools and Pirivenas closed till April 20- Education minister

All government schools and Pirivenas will close from tomorrow and reopen for the next term on April 20, Minister of Educ...

March 12, 2020 1 min read

'Suraksha' student insurance scheme to continue

The government will continue the ‘Suraksha’ student insurance scheme initiated by the previous government.

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 28, 2020 1 min read

University courses must serve the job market - President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants sweeping reforms in the University curricula gearing them to serve the job market to ...

February 11, 2020 2 min read

‘Hathe Ape Potha' was product of much effort and research, says author

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development yesterday met in parliament to discuss the...

Nisali De Silva
February 10, 2020 2 min read

UGC calls for public complaints on university ragging

All national newspapers carried a government advertisement today calling for public complaints on ragging at institutes ...

February 10, 2020 1 min read

Framework being developed for future sex education textbooks

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development yesterday decided to develop a framework w...

Nisali De Silva
February 7, 2020 2 min read

"Free trade zone" of international universities on the cards for foreign students

The cabinet has green-lit a proposal to establish a "free trade zone" of international universities to attract foreign a...

January 23, 2020 2 min read
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