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Tuesday December 5th, 2023

China to give RMB 90 million to School uniform

The first batch containing three million meters of finished fabric has already left China

December 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to boost school internet links, AI education

AI is part of reforms that will also see Wellness and Sustainability added to school syllabi.

December 19, 2022 2 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka to open new university for fresh teachers as outflow, retirement hurt   

More teachers are leaving the country after economic crisis; Some have retired after age reduced

December 17, 2022 2 min read

Ending teacher-centric learning in South Asia’s schools

Schools in the region need to break out of ‘bell, break and test’ mode

December 11, 2022 5 min read
Sri Lanka launches Capital Market Club in 100 schools; central bank reports to be discussed

“Our focus must now shift towards advancing without regressing into the abyss that threatens our nation’s progress."

85 pct of grade 3 children in Sri Lanka poor in literacy, numeracy: UNICEF

Sri Lanka allocates less than 2% of its GDP on education, which falls well below the international benchmark of 4-6%.

Fully vaccinated travellers can now enter Sri Lanka with one-day quarantine

Meanwhile Sri Lankans can return to the island without obtaining prior approval from the foreign ministry.

Mahadiya Hamza
July 7, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka to reopen nearly 3,000 schools in July: education minister

“It was decided to formulate a plan to reopen the schools step by step,” the minister said.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 2, 2021 1 min read

Mental health of students should be priority in Covid-19 hit South Asia: educationist

All students regardless of income severely affected. Inequity is widespread

Kshama Ranawana
June 19, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka to sign MoUs with foreign universities to improve local unis' global ranking

The cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal by Education Minister Prof G L Peiris to sign the MoUs

June 8, 2021 1 min read

Schools, universities, tutories to remain shut in Sri Lanka amid COVID-19 resurgance

"Students' health is priority at the moment," Peiris told reporters today.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 7, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to bring forward GCE O/Level, A/Level exams to allow early university entrance

School students in Sri Lanka generally sit for GCE O/Ls and A/Ls at the ages 16 and 19 respectively.

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 4, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka closes all schools amid pandemic resurgence

Sri Lanka to close down all schools, preschools and piriven (monastic schools) in the island till April 30

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 27, 2021 2 min read

More than half of university Arts graduates are unemployed - COPA

A Parliamentary Committee is calling for urgent action to reform the Arts stream in the country’s universities as more...

March 25, 2021 3 min read

All schools in western province to reopen next Monday: education minister

All schools in the western province will reopen for all grades next Monday (29), Education Minister Prof G L Peiris said...

March 24, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to re-open schools outside western province next week

Schools outside Sri Lanka's western province that were closed due to the pandemic will reopen next week, Education Minis...

March 9, 2021 1 min read
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Campuses prepare for the increased number of students this year

Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry expects to vaccinate university students against Covid 19 virus as groups starting from 4t...

February 17, 2021 2 min read

A centralized education system is a hindrance to reform experts say

Centralization of the administration of the country’s education system is the biggest problem in education which needs...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 15, 2021 4 min read

Major impact on education by Covid on South Asian kids

Neighbours India and Pakistan are experiencing the impact Covid 19 has had on their education systems very differently.

Kshama Ranawana
January 28, 2021 6 min read

Sri Lanka, Maldives youth to get new skills to counter hate speech in social media

Social media influencers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives who are countering online hate could sharpen their skills in a pr...

January 13, 2021 2 min read

Government considering opening Tuition classes on Jan 25 – Prof GL

The government is seriously considering the re-opening of tuition classes throughout the country on January 25th when sc...

January 8, 2021 2 min read

O/L examinations in March next year – Prof GL

Minister of Education Prof G.L. Peiris is saying that the government expects to hold the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examinati...

December 3, 2020 2 min read

Final decision about O/L exams by December 10 - GL

The final decision on the dates of the O/L examinations will be taken by 10 December depending on the resumption of scho...

November 26, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka President to open Ceylon Chamber economic forum

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to inaugurate the annual economic forum organised by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce...

November 24, 2020 2 min read

Schools open Monday for Grades 6-13 everywhere except in Western Province

Sri Lanka’s Schools will open throughout the country from Monday, November 23 for Grades 6-13 except for the Covid 19 ...

November 19, 2020 2 min read

AL and Grade 5 Scholarship examinations will be held as scheduled - Minister

The GCE Advanced Level exams and Grade 5 Scholarship exams will be held as planned despite the Covid scare the Education...

October 7, 2020 2 min read