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Sri Lanka govt schools to start from July 25

Schools start after more than one month closure due to fuel shortage

July 23, 2022 1 min read

Lanka’s cultural sperm whale

Social Learning and Cooperation Go Deep

July 22, 2022 11 min read

Sri Lanka's GCE Advanced Level exams will likely be delayed by one month: minister

The exams were previously scheduled to be held from October 17 to November 12.

July 4, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka announces week-long school holiday in face of fuel crisis

The lost school dates will be recovered through the next term holidays.

July 3, 2022 2 min read
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

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”

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
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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
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Sri Lanka's school teachers to return to work on Oct 25 but TU campaign to continue

"But we will not stop our struggle. Even after resuming teaching, we will continue."

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 18, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka teachers' strike: minister threatens legal action if teachers disrupt school reopening

Weerasekara drew parallels between a dragging teachers’ strike – now into its fourth month – and Sri Lanka’s civ...

October 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka teachers’ trade unions stick to their guns, continue strike

The teachers' trade union campaign has turned out to be one of the longest strikes in the island’s history.

October 13, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka govt talks with teacher trade unions end with no final decision: officials

“We did not give our response in the meeting, but we hope to discuss it with the unions tomorrow," said Stalin.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 12, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka's state universities begin vaccinating students, staff aged 20-29

Students, academic and non academic staff can go to the nearest university to their residence to get the jab, he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 11, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Grade 5 scholarship, GCE A/L exams postponed yet again

New dates for the exams will be announced in the near future, the state minister said.

October 7, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka teachers promise more protests on World Teachers' Day if salary crisis not resolved

The cabinet has announced a decision to declare both teachers and principal's services as closed services.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 5, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka trade union collective threatens to join school teachers on strike

The Sri Lanka Trade Union Alliance (SLTUA) has threatened to to put their weight behind the strike, now into 81 days.

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 29, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka to soon reopen schools with 200 students or fewer for grades 1 to 5

“We ask academic staff to revamp the school sick rooms, and bring students back to school under health protocols.”

September 24, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka should open schools, but reduce exam pressure: EducationForumSL

Alternatives to the “covering the syllabus to prepare children for exams” approach is needed

September 24, 2021 7 min read