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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
Chinese institutions offer support for Sri Lanka's proposed climate university

The discussion also resulted in the decision to convene several online sessions to engage with other relevant parties.

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

Sri Lanka postpones GCE O/L exams to February 2022

The exam will take place from February 21 to March 03, the education minister said.

Mahadiya Hamza
July 26, 2021 1 min read
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Sri Lanka postpones Advanced Level, Grade 5 scholarship exams to November

The A/L exams will now take place from November 15 tol December 10, the education minister said.

Mahadiya Hamza
July 19, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Kotelawala Defence University bill could crush student freedoms: SJB

If the bill is passed, said Wijeratne, students will lose their rights and free education itself will be in peril.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 12, 2021 2 min read

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
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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
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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

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
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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