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Proposal to ban tuition during Daham Pasal times

A Private Members Bill is being presented to Parliament to ban private tuition classes being held on Poya days and Sundays until 3.pm.


Ethnically mixed schools good for social reform but unrealistic – Marikkar

Despite post-Easter conversations about introducing government schools that are not divided along lines of religion or ethnicity, Sri Lanka's education system will allow such a transformation to take place, UNP Parliamentarian S. M. Marikkar said.


Teacher service will be upgraded – PM

The Government will provide comprehensive training to all untrained teachers and Sri Lanka’s school system will be upgraded to be the best system in Asia in terms of quality of education and technology, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.


Number of vacancies in schools become known for the first time

Applicants seeking school admission can now know the number of vacancies available in the school for the first time, Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today (3 July).


Tabs for A/L students from next term – PM

Distribution of tablet computers for GCE A/L students will be implemented from the next school term, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.


Arts Faculty of Kelaniya Uni to reopen on June 6

The faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Kelaniya will reopen on June 06, the university administration said.


Education Ministry to monitor all schools and educational institutions

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that all government and private schools and educational institutes will be regulated and monitored by the Education Ministry.


Kelaniya Uni closed to stop student protests against Private Campus – IUSF

The Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) is saying that the authorities closed the Kelaniya University in order to prevent students from protesting against the so-called Batticaloa ‘Shariah’ campus.


New public school system that isn’t segregated along lines of language or religion – PM

Over the next two years, the Government will introduce a new public primary and secondary education system that is not segregated along lines of language or religion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.


No Govt permission for Sharia universities – PM

The Government will not grant permission to operate Sharia universities in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday (20).


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