An Echelon Media Company
Wednesday May 12th, 2021
Education

Schools, universities, tutories to remain shut in Sri Lanka amid COVID-19 resurgance

"Students' health is priority at the moment," Peiris told reporters today.

5 minutes

Sri Lanka to bring forward GCE O/Level, A/Level exams to allow early university entrance

School students in Sri Lanka generally sit for GCE O/Ls and A/Ls at the ages 16 and 19 respectively.

2 min read

Sri Lanka closes all schools amid pandemic resurgence

Sri Lanka to close down all schools, preschools and piriven (monastic schools) in the island till April 30

2 min read

More than half of university Arts graduates are unemployed - COPA

A Parliamentary Committee is calling for urgent action to reform the Arts stream in the country’s universities as more than half of the graduates ar...

3 min read

All schools in western province to reopen next Monday: education minister

All schools in the western province will reopen for all grades next Monday (29), Education Minister Prof G L Peiris said.

Sri Lanka to re-open schools outside western province next week

Schools outside Sri Lanka's western province that were closed due to the pandemic will reopen next week, Education Minister Prof G L Peiris said.

O/L examinations in March next year – Prof GL

Minister of Education Prof G.L. Peiris is saying that the government expects to hold the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examinati...

2 min read

Final decision about O/L exams by December 10 - GL

The final decision on the dates of the O/L examinations will be taken by 10 December depending on the resumption of scho...

2 min read

4

Sri Lanka President to open Ceylon Chamber economic forum

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to inaugurate the annual economic forum organised by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce...

2 min read

Schools open Monday for Grades 6-13 everywhere except in Western Province

Sri Lanka’s Schools will open throughout the country from Monday, November 23 for Grades 6-13 except for the Covid 19 ...

2 min read

AL and Grade 5 Scholarship examinations will be held as scheduled - Minister

The GCE Advanced Level exams and Grade 5 Scholarship exams will be held as planned despite the Covid scare the Education...

2 min read

Government not satisfied with prosecutions of child abusers – Prof GL

Only a little over nine per cent of victims of child abuse handled by the government agencies are continuing their educa...

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Final decision on GCE AL and Grade 5 scholarship exams tomorrow – Keheliya

The government will make a final decision whether the Grade Five Scholarship examinations and the GCE Advanced Level exa...

1 min read

School Principal sentenced for cruelty to a child - NCPA

A school principal has been given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of cruelty against a 12-year-old student...

2 min read

Delisting prominent Russian ‘varsities was a mistake – SLMC Chair

Delisting three prominent Russian universities from its approved list of global medical institutions for Sri Lankan stud...

2 min read

Russia "concerned" after Sri Lanka delists prominent scholarship-granting Medical Universi...

Russia is expressing concern that Sri Lanka’s Medical Council (SLMC) has cut several Russian Universities from the app...

2 min read

Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 199.5695 199.5817
UK Pound 281.7522 281.8593
Euro 242.1377 242.3121
Aus Dollar 155.9436 156.4721
Yen 1.8334 1.8328
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 2.7185 2.7143
Korea Won 0.1778 0.1784
Oman Rial 518.3758 518.4142
Saudi Riyal 53.2143 53.2175
UAE Dirham 54.3320 54.3353
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,843.40 0.18%
CSE All Share 7,143.38 0.11%
Turnover Rs million. 1,167,831
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 5.07 5.04
6-m bill 5.11 5.09
12-m bill 5.16 5.15
5-yr bond 7.38 7.12
8-yr bond 7.87 7.71
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 4.65 4.65
Gilt Repo 4.68 4.67
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

President wants number of National Schools to be increased to one thousand

Sri Lankan government will increase the number of National Schools to 1000 while improving the existing schools to provi...

3 min read

1

Opinion: Onus on University staff to enforce discipline to stop ragging

Pasindu Hirushan Silva, the Sri Jayewardenepura student who was seriously injured when a tyre fell on him, has gone to c...

Kshama Ranawana

7 min read

Asia Securities and Ceylon Chamber webinar on Financial Restructuring

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said it is hosting an online forum with Asia Securities, on financial restructuri...

1 min read

Seriously injured Japura fresher student files FR Petition

A student of the Shri Jayewardenepura University who was seriously injured in a recent ragging incident is asking the Su...

2 min read

2

Susil Premajayantha appointed State Minister for Education Reforms

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Susil Premajayantha as a State Minister, the Presidential Secretariat announc...

1 min read

2

Ending violent ragging in Lanka's Campuses

Some Universities in Sri Lanka opened this morning and new university entrants walked into campus taking their first ste...

Kshama Ranawana

6 min read

President promises University education for all students who pass the Advanced Levels

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is promising to overhaul the education system, solve issues in schools, increase the capaci...

3 min read

Conditional permission granted for state-run schools to re-open

The government has granted conditional permission for schools throughout the country to re-open even if they have more t...

1 min read

Opinion: Leading For a New Safe and Prosperous Normal

The threat of Covid-19 still haunts us even though Sri Lanka is one of the few countries in the world, keeping it at bay...

Nipuna Kumbalathara

11 min read

University heads asked to crackdown on ragging as campuses open on Monday

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has instructed all heads of Universities, to forward all complaints of ragging an...

3 min read

1 2 3 14