Japan has agreed to provide Sri Lankan authorities 284 million Japanese yen in aid.
The tuition industry has to be regulated, it has been reported that the industry earns 65 billion rupees an annum.”
“If citizens at the age of 18 years can vote for the President, choose how a country is led, then they should pay tax....
Any delay would only be permitted for a serious reason
Plans for new technology university in Kandy, and converting private higher education institutions into universities
Would allow students to better express themselves, understand scientific concepts, cut across class divisions
"But we will not stop our struggle. Even after resuming teaching, we will continue."
Weerasekara drew parallels between a dragging teachers’ strike – now into its fourth month – and Sri Lanka’s civ...
The teachers' trade union campaign has turned out to be one of the longest strikes in the island’s history.
“We did not give our response in the meeting, but we hope to discuss it with the unions tomorrow," said Stalin.
Students, academic and non academic staff can go to the nearest university to their residence to get the jab, he said.
New dates for the exams will be announced in the near future, the state minister said.
The cabinet has announced a decision to declare both teachers and principal's services as closed services.
The Sri Lanka Trade Union Alliance (SLTUA) has threatened to to put their weight behind the strike, now into 81 days.
“We ask academic staff to revamp the school sick rooms, and bring students back to school under health protocols.”
Alternatives to the “covering the syllabus to prepare children for exams” approach is needed
Teachers will not resume work until long-standing salary anomalies in their service are not resolved, said Stalin.
The closed service move comes in line a the recommendation by a four-member cabinet subcommittee.
The cabinet statement said these educational programmes may be extended up to 20.
As I once told the media, a kottu maker at a hotel must be getting more money than a teacher.”
The committee is expected to submit a report to Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa by next Monday’s cabinet meeting.
Teachers also defied a government order to all state public servants to return to work on Monday (02).
"I believe MPs and the public should be given more time to express their views [on the bill],” the minister said.
This is amid reports of school children climbing roofs, rocks and trees to access mobile signals to study online.
“When you resolve the issue of one sector, it will create more troubles in other sectors."
The protestors claimed the bill is threatening free education in Sri Lanka