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SLMA to presidential candidates: Help fight university ragging

The SLMA requested all presidential candidates today to condemn ragging in universities and take measures to curb the practice with the utmost urgency.


Gota eliminating Z-score jeopardizes students future

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Gotabaya Rajapaksa's proposal to eliminate the Z-score will jeopardize the future of many university aspirants.


Private universities will continue under strict regulation – AKD

Presidential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake says, under his leadership, private universities will continue under strict government regulation and in competition with a robust state university system.


Over 700 foreign language teachers to be recruited

The Cabinet has granted approval to recruit 729 graduate teachers to teach foreign languages in government schools.


Address ragging – SLMA tells Candidates

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) is urging all presidential candidates to address the violence in universities perpetrated on newcomers which they say is a “grave humanitarian tragedy that takes place” in State universities.


Preschools to be free under Sajith

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa promised today to reform preschool education, address malnutrition and revitalise care for the elderly in Sri Lanka, if elected to office.


Teachers to launch two-day strike tomorrow

Teachers are set to go on strike tomorrow and Friday (27) demanding a solution to salary anomalies in the service, a union leader said.


I have spent more on education than any govt – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he has spent more money than any other government on the education of children since he was elected as the president.


Resources for Tamil medium schools in estates inadequate – Minister

The Deputy Minister of Skills Development Karunarathna Paranawithana said that many students who pursue studies in Tamil Medium especially in estates do not have enough facilities or schools to follow science stream in their mother tongue for Advanced Level (A/L).


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


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