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Education

Sri Lanka NSBM university to get medical faculty

The National School of Business Management in Homagama will be offering medical degree

March 12, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to teach Japanese, Chinese, Korean in schools, but teachers in short supply

Foreign languages in school curriculum to make it easier for school leavers to get jobs

March 8, 2024 1 min read

Faux-revolutionaries want education in Sri Lanka to stagnate, oppose reforms: Sajith

"Every time something new is being attempted, what do they do? They take to the streets."

March 1, 2024 2 min read

Amid mass migration, Sri Lanka to recruit volunteers as English teachers

Thousands of teachers have left the country after the unprecedented economic crisis

February 23, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka needs to cultivate entrepreneurial spirit in schools: Minister

"Cultivating an entrepreneurial atmosphere within schools greatly aids in fostering future entrepreneurs,"

Sri Lanka gives free meals to primary schoolchildren to tackle malnutrition

Program seeks to address nutritional deficiencies among students, enhance attendance rates, instill healthy eating habit

Sri Lanka UGC wants to boost number of IT-related degrees

Sri Lanka has been producing more Art graduates than technology-led grads

Apsara Rodrigo
December 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka looks to sign agreement with Nepal on higher education

Cabinet approved proposal to enter into an agreement with Nepal to facilitate exchange programs.

Apsara Rodrigo
November 28, 2023 2 min read

Sanitary napkins for Sri Lanka school girls next year: Minister

Will prioritise regional schools with a focus on poorer and remote ones.

November 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to implement 'English for All' initiative by 2030: president

We aim to adopt successful education systems from around the world,” he said.

November 17, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka research symposium to encourage effective and quality research

Symposium hopes to encourage effective and quality research that contributes to national development

Apsara Rodrigo
November 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to establish new, expand existing science and technology universities

Plans for new technology university in Kandy, and converting private higher education institutions into universities

Apsara Rodrigo
November 13, 2023 2 min read

Is multilingualism in the classroom the way forward?

Would allow students to better express themselves, understand scientific concepts, cut across class divisions

Kshama Ranawana
November 7, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka's education ministry to be allocated Rs 237 Bn in Budget 2024

"The ultimate goal is to provide quality education to both students and educators,” he said.

November 7, 2023 3 min read

All schools in Sri Lanka will be digitized by next year: Minister

All schools will be digitized from Grade 1 onwards starting from the reopening of schools next year.

Apsara Rodrigo
November 6, 2023 2 min read

India will send Teacher Trainers to improve education among upcountry Tamils – Indian FM

India reemphasizes it commitment to IOTs in Sri Lanka.

November 2, 2023 2 min read
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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.

October 20, 2023 2 min read

Huawei signs agreement to digitise Sri Lanka schools

Huawei announced its support to help Sri Lanka implement program to nurture software and hardware engineers

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka must adopt staggered, age-appropriate school education system: minister

“Children are taught everything there is to learn at just three, four years of age. This is wrong."

October 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka calls foreigners to enroll in Colombo University for medical degree; to charge $62,500

Sri Lanka has seen stiff resistance for private medical degree for local students

Apsara Rodrigo
October 13, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to establish University of Education

The aim is to make the entire teaching community of Sri Lanka graduates

Apsara Rodrigo
October 5, 2023 1 min read

Australia higher education promotion draws Sri Lanka students

An impressive number of students expressed their eagerness to select Australia as their preferred location

Apsara Rodrigo
September 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's higher education ministry cracks down on ragging

Higher Education Ministry to introduce new regulations and a hotline for tips against ragging in universities

Apsara Rodrigo
September 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to take steps to shorten school years: PM

Negotiations are underway to reduce the study period by one year.

September 18, 2023 2 min read

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
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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