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Friday September 30th, 2022

Sri Lanka declares Monday Sep 19 school holiday

The ministry of public administration and home affairs had previously declared September 19 a national day of mourning

September 15, 2022 1 min read

Atlas, Sarvodaya to raise $1.5 mln for underprivileged Sri Lankan children

The campaign expects to help 100,000 children “who are most in danger of dropping out of school”

September 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce voucher system for school uniforms from 2024

The voucher system was introduced in 2015 by the Yahapalana government.

August 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka private bus owners expect to operate at 90 pct as schools reopen

"We plan to commence bus services 100 percent islandwide. If not 100 percent, at least 90 percent should be doable."

August 15, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka Peradeniya University student suicide puts spotlight back on ragging

“We can’t speak up even if we want to, because we don’t want to get ragged"

Several Sri Lanka Consular Division offices closed over system breakdown

Office in Colombo 01 and regional offices in Jaffna, Trincomalee, Matara, Kandy and Kurunegala are closed

Paper shortages force schools in Sri Lanka's western province to postpone exams

Final term tests for grades 9, 10 and 11 would therefore have to be postponed to the next school term.

March 19, 2022 2 min read

Ensuring equal access to EdTech for all students in Sri Lanka

Do we teach the rich and the poor differently?

Kshama Ranawana
March 19, 2022 6 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...

February 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Technological Campus gets Rs290mn infusion after acqusition

To set up a city campus

January 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's power crisis detriment to online education: opposition leader

This government is unable to facilitate distance learning. It is only able to keep people in the dark,” said Premadasa...

January 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president appoints new vice chancellor at Colombo University

Karunaratne's appointment will come into effect on April 12.

January 12, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan medical students waiting to return to China to be prioritised: Wang Yi

“I must share with you that the Chinese government has already listed Sri Lanka on the first batch."

Chanka Jayasinghe
January 10, 2022 3 min read

Dolphin Detail

In deep with Lanka’s Bottlenose buddies.

Mark Hager
December 24, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka school teachers threaten trade union action again

“The education ministry has not implemented the cabinet decision,” said Stalin.

December 22, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka to finally hold long-delayed GCE advanced levels exams

Non-programmable calculators will be allowed for the subjects of accounting, bio-systems techn, engineering tech, etc.

Mahadiya Hamza
December 17, 2021 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's Tempest PE Partners lead SLT Campus acquisition

SLT exits for Rs 410mn

December 15, 2021 1 min read

Schools in Sri Lanka may be shut again if current COVID-19 case trend continues: officials

"Adults must act responsibly as the virus is more likely to transfer from them to children."

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 17, 2021 6 min read

Sri Lanka to open schools for all grades as doctors warn of increasing screen addiction

“Contrary to what many seem to think, we have taken a decision not to close schools again," the official said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka to allocate Rs 30 bn for teachers' pay hike to be paid in one go

“This is in addition to the current allocation of over 109,000 million rupees on teachers' and principals' salaries."

November 12, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka govt agree to pay teacher unions' pay hike in one go: TU leader

A decision on strikes and other trade union actions will be reached on Thursday, said Staln.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 10, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka school reopening: NIE plans to cover core syllabus in 20 weeks

"Learning loss of children in the Western Province in 2020 was 55 percent and 45 percent in other provinces."

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 8, 2021 2 min read

Parents join teachers' protests as health officials fear COVID-19 resurgence

"The government tried to make parents go against us," a union leader said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 4, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka reschedules long-delayed grade 5 scholarship, O/Level, A/Level exams

COVID-19 lockdowns resulted in the closure of public schools since April 27.

Mahadiya Hamza
November 2, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's North, East see highest attendance of students, teachers: minister  

Gunawardena said the government was able to open around 98 percent of the targeted schools.

October 22, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees very few students, teachers on first day of reopening schools

“There were only a few students and teachers in the Kurunagala district,” a principal from Kurunagala told EconomyNe...

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 21, 2021 3 min read