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Appointment of 4,286 teachers violates recruitment procedures – Ceylon Teachers’ Union

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union said today (09) that an allegedly improper appointment of National Education College (NEC) diploma holders has prov


90% of vocational training courses free of charge – Deputy Minister

Some 90 per cent of vocational training courses are conducted free of charge at present, Vocational Training Deputy Minister Karunarathna Paranawithana said.


Ruhuna campus ragging; victims gathering evidence against perpetrators

Darsha Udayanga the university student who stormed Media earlier this month with his tales of graphic sexual torture he endured at the hands of students at University of Ruhuna says a group of students are gathering evidence of the ragging.


University Teachers threaten strike over pay demand

The Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) is threatening to strike from 10 September if they do not receive a positive response with regard to their salary increments.


Thousands of ‘Varsity students quit because of ragging – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says that between 10 and 12 per cent of new University students quit and return home because of unbearable ragging.


Why aren’t our millennials at work?

Today is International Youth Day; a day described as the United Nations as the “annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change”


Ruhuna campus students remanded for alleged ragging, sexual assault

Matara Police has charged 19 students of the Ruhuna Campus with ragging and sexual assault after a concerted campaign supported by the university and spearheaded by freshman student-victim Darsha Udayanga.


Hizbullah not suited to be an MP in the future – AG

Parliamentarian Prof Ashu Marasinghe told Parliament today that the Attorney General's (AG) Department is of the opinion that M.L.A.M Hizbullah is not suitable to be an MP in the future because he signed contracts related to the Batticaloa campus (Pvt) Ltd.


Govt looking to “upgrade” higher education system – UNP

The Government is looking to “upgrade” higher education in Sri Lanka with a view to increasing the employability of university graduates


Arts University Teachers accuse VC of corruption

Teachers Association of the Faculty of Music (TAFM) in University of the Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA) says that the current Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the university senior Prof Sarath Chandrajeewa is accused of serious corruptions.


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