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Education

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

January 11, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up science & tech university in partnership with US counterpart

One of several US universities will be selected for the project as a partner university.

January 9, 2024 2 min read

British Council to train English teachers in Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa

Formal training will be given to selected 700 teachers at a cost of 51 million rupees

December 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka tertiary education dropouts at 30pct: Vocational training professional

High dropout rates could be tackled by allowing employed, mature students attend courses online

December 12, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka IPS calls proposals for Saman Kelegama research grant

Sri Lanka's Institute of Policy Studies said it is calling proposals for the annual Saman Kelegama Resarch grant.

Sri Lanka to begin pilot project with Microsoft to teach AI in schools

A pilot project with support from Microsoft set to begin from grade 8 upwards.

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

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
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Visa delay threatens Sri Lankans’ Swedish university opportunities - applicants 

Only six out of 980 students have got visa - Applicants

Apsara Rodrigo
September 9, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka launches Capital Market Club in 100 schools; central bank reports to be discussed

“Our focus must now shift towards advancing without regressing into the abyss that threatens our nation’s progress."

August 31, 2023 5 min read

85 pct of grade 3 children in Sri Lanka poor in literacy, numeracy: UNICEF

Sri Lanka allocates less than 2% of its GDP on education, which falls well below the international benchmark of 4-6%.

August 17, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s IUSF mocked online as anti-private uni poster becomes meme

It did not take long for the poster to become a meme template, with hundreds if not thousands of shares overnight.

August 10, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka to receive Japanese aid for human resource development scholarship

Japan has agreed to provide Sri Lankan authorities 284 million Japanese yen in aid.

July 22, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka wants regulate, tax and license private tuition

The tuition industry has to be regulated, it has been reported that the industry earns 65 billion rupees an annum.”

Neshella Perera
June 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka above 18 voters should open tax files - State Minister

“If citizens at the age of 18 years can vote for the President, choose how a country is led, then they should pay tax....

Neshella Perera
June 17, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to set Advance Level exam date by law: President

Any delay would only be permitted for a serious reason

June 15, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's Aviation College expands to Jaffna through BCAS partnership

"Our aim is to develop equitable access to aviation education throughout the island."

June 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka teachers withdraw from A/L paper marking again over unresolved payments

Paper correction started this month after a long delay

Apsara Rodrigo
May 29, 2023 1 min read