It was a unique final when the Senior Ananda ‘A” team clashed with the Junior Ananda ‘B’ team in the finals of the blue ribbon event in English debating. The All-island competition organised by the Law Faculty of the University of Colombo, featured 28 schools fielding 56 teams.

It has been playtime for the past 4 months for students of Grade 4 at DS Senanayake primary school in Kandalama, as the class does not have a teacher.

An Information Technology (IT) centre constructed two years back in Serunuwara, Trincomalee, for school children, as well as the public, with Computers and related equipment worth millions of rupees, remains idle for want of staff.

Authorities at the Oluvil Campus of South-Eastern University will next week review the case where a section of students failed to pledge they will not participate in ragging, said Vice Chancellor Dr M.M. Najin.

Prime Minister (PM) Ranil Wickremesinghe this week disclosed that Government plans to expand teaching of Maths and Science in schools. PM Wickremesinghe was speaking as the Chief Guest at the first Awards Ceremony at Benedict XVI Catholic Institute for Higher Education, formerly known as Benedict XVI Cultural Institute, at Bolawalana, Negombo.

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The Government of Sri Lanka is to increase the number of foreign scholarships available to Lankan students, Higher Education Ministry (HEM) Additional Secretary (Development) Madawa Devasurendra told Education Times.

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CM Devapriya said that, despite the delay in granting approval, they will recruit some 300 Graduate Teachers (GT) for vacancies created by retirees.

Medical professionals seeking school placements for their children in areas they have been transferred to, will be required to fulfill two conditions to receive admission, said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.

“In certain University syllabuses, to obtain a 'Qualifying Law Degree' (QLD) qualification, EU Law, along with some other subjects are compulsory units.

President Maithripala Sirisena declared the Government is to introduce a new National policy for the admissions of children into schools.