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Education

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.

February 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka takes steps to establish Indian IT University branch in Kandy

Sri Lanka has been aiming to digitalize economy to curb corruption

February 11, 2024 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.

January 26, 2024 5 min read

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 NSBM university to get medical faculty

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

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

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

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
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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

Sri Lanka to introduce artificial intelligence to school curriculum in 2024

"Artificial intelligence will help the students improve their skills,” said Nawaratnhe.

Melkishiya Andrew
May 27, 2023 1 min read
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Gandhi: The social logic of Ahimsa

From his axiom of ahimsa (non-violence), Gandhi derives two promising themes...

Mark Hager
May 18, 2023 28 min read
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Sri Lanka Veddah chief weighs in on govt vs trade union standoff

“The delay in marking answer scripts has become a major issue to young people here,” the Veddah chief said.

Himal Kotelawala
April 24, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka university lecturers accuse govt of hurting quality of paper-marking

“We will not allow the government to destroy education,” he added.

Himal Kotelawala
April 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka president finds unlikely ally in standoff against protesting teachers

"We are against trade union action when it comes to marking papers."

Himal Kotelawala
April 20, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka President gives 1-week ultimatum for protesting teachers, dons

"All those marked papers last time, must be available. If not, I will prosecute them & take their properties"-President

April 20, 2023 2 min read

Ambedkar: (A)-Political Buddhism and state socialism

Despite intense political concern with Buddhism and socialism, Ambedkar strangely relegates them to separate spheres.

Mark Hager
April 12, 2023 39 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce STEAM education to address shortcomings: official

Developing subjects such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, genetic technology should be opened to school children

Melkishiya Andrew
April 6, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to give Rs 1.1 mn interest-free loan to students who don't enter state university

President Ranil Wickremesinghe had advised that the loan be provided to 5,000 students, Siyambalapitiya said.

March 17, 2023 2 min read
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