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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka opens education sector with reforms aiming at investments, opportunities

Minister slams leftists, Marxists for resisting private universities

September 13, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's UDA to transfer land with housing units to Colombo University

Cabinet approved a proposal by the UDA to transfer land with housing complex to the University of Colombo

September 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's GMOA criticises plans to establish three private medical colleges

"Even now, our medical faculties are run amidst great difficulty,” he said.

September 11, 2023 3 min read

Visa delay threatens Sri Lankans’ Swedish university opportunities - applicants 

Only six out of 980 students have got visa - Applicants

September 9, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka can employ 'ed tech' to make education more equitable: study

Ed tech is the use of technology in education to facilitate the teaching and learning processes.

Sri Lanka to provide books to school students at discount

State Printing Corporation has arranged for books to be provided at a 30 percent discount to students

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

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
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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

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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