Peradeniya University Vice Chancellor- Prof Upul B. Dissanayake condemned the clash between undergraduates and lecturers, resulting in 15 being warded at Peradeniya General Hospital.

The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) has organised a short course in Plant Breeding Techniques (PBT) aimed at providing a comprehensive knowledge with hands on experience related to crop and ornamental plants.

Minster of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, this week said arrangements would be made for all students who sit the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) exam, to be eligible to sit the Advanced Level exam under the proposed reforms.

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The Shivan Foundation founded by businessman Ganesh Velayuthan, was set up to help Differently Abled undergraduates at the University of Peradeniya.

The Japanese government has decided to continue its Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) programme to train and develop the skills of young Sri Lankan public sector executives.

An all inclusive advisory committee on religious integration has been set up in the Central Province (CP) to ensure more student participation in Dhamma Schools, said Provincial Governor Niluka Ekanayake.

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Protests by Old Boy Associations (OBA) over a move to limit their role in Grade 1 admission panels has forced the Education Ministry to revise their plans.

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Government has decided to include Bribery and Corruption as subjects in school syllabuses said, Education Minister Akila Virja Kariyawasam.

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Ceylon Teachers Union CTU) said, last week's saga when a Deputy Minister attempted to hang himself at the Meegahathenne Primary School, protesting against 10 children not being granted admission to Grade 1, necessitates the importance of having a strict policy for Grade 1 Admissions.


The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), autonomous public institutes of Higher Education (HE), had discussions with the HE Ministry to open a branch in Sri Lanka, a senior ministry official said.