The Colombo Plan (CP) Secretariat is to provide university level education on preventing drug addiction, and train professionals in State and private universities towards addressing drug related social issues.

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The 11th National Cubboree held from May 13-15 at Richmond College Galle, with the participation of over 6,000 Cubs, also coincided with the World's and Sri Lanka's Cub Scouts Centenary (1916-2016).

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The Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) will be provided with a new building costing Rs 1,625 million, said Higher Education & Highways Ministry, Additional Secretary (Administraion & Finance) P.G. Jayasinghe.

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The Higher Education & Highways Ministry has called for proposals from the Universities for them to function autonomusly.

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Kingswood College Kandy, founded by Journalist Louis Edmund Blaze, who was the Editor of "The Ceylon Independent" and became an Historian, has withstood the currents of time.

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The Batticaloa Zonal Education Director, K. Baskaran highlighting the importance of mitigating the ill effects of climate change, said that people should share the responsibility with local government bodies to keep their environment clean.

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President of Yale-NUS College, Singapore, Prof Pericles Lewis will be the distinguished speaker in a Dialogue on 'Building international higher education partnerships for 21st century growth', at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations & Strategic Studies, on Tuesday, May 10.

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The ongoing school-based Teacher Recruitment Programme for Science, Mathematics and English, initiated in February 2016, has come under review with the participation of all Provincial Education Secretaries, PSC Secretaries and the Education Secretary.

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The Ministry of University Education & Highways has planned out the development of infrastructure facilities in Universities and Higher Education Institutes to accommodate the requirements of the Technology stream.

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The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) called on the Government to absorb the 15,000 Teacher Assistants (TA) in provincial schools into the mainstream.