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A relief from the minister of education to the Teacher Assistants… The allowance for Teacher Assistants is increased up to Rs. 10,000/=

The government has decided to increase the allowance from Rs. 6000.00 up to 10,000.00 paid to the Teacher Assistants serving in the estate schools and the other schools in the island. This has happened as a result of a request made by The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. This allowance has been increased according to a cabinet approval granted to a request submitted to the cabinet by the minister of education considering the demands made by the teacher assistants and also the current cost of living. It has been decided to pay this allowance to the teacher assistants commencing from the 1st of February 2017.

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The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has taken steps to confirm the services of 1660 laborers

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has taken steps to confirm the services of 1660 people who worked as laborers in the Central Cultural Fund.

Most of the workers in this group had been joined to the service through a human resource providing institution (Man Power). They had complained that Rs. 500.00 from each of their salaries had been obtaining unjustly by this agent institution and they had been exploited by this agent.

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16 Principals scheduled to participate in the education officers’ conference in Shanhai, China meet the minister of education.

Sixteen principals newly appointed last year to the school system and who are leaving the country to participate in a Seminar for Education Administrators from developing countries that will be held in Shanhai, China met The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday (03).

This seminar is scheduled to be held in the East China Normal University, Shanhai, China for 20 days from 07th May to 27th May.

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The Achievement of our young Scientists 24th International Conference of Young Scientists (ICYS) - 2017

The International Conference of Young Scientists -2017 was held from 16th to 22nd of April 2017 in Stutgartt, Germany. Sri Lanka participated for the first time at the event as a competitive country. Out of 16 student researches evaluated at the national level, two researches at the international standard were forwarded to the ICYS – 2017. Hence Master Rakindu Wickramaratne, from Nalanda College, Colombo and Master Jude Sajith Jitendran from Mn/ Sithy Vinayagar M.V. Mannar represented Sri Lanka at the event 2017.

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International Workshop for the preparation of Standard Education Programs and Modules on Nuclear Energy and Radiation Application for Secondary School

A Special Workshop entered “International Workshop for the preparation of Standard Education Programs and Modules on Nuclear Energy and Radiation Application for Secondary School” was held from 26th to 30th of March 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

Nuclear Energy and Radiation is a concept which has been introduced to science curricula in Sri Lanka.

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Ending of the first school term and starting the second school term in the year 2017

The first school term in 2017 of the government and government approved private schools will end on 05th Wednesday, April 2017 and the second school term will start on 26th Wednesday, April 2017.

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The first school term in 2017 of the Muslim schools will end on 06th Thursday, April 2017 and the second school term will start on 19th Wednesday, April 2017.

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Excess money collected for sports trips back to the parents – a red light from the minister of education to the sports clubs

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam while participating recently (09) in the inaugural function of modernization of the playground of Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya revealed that the excess money collected from the parents for a foreign Karate tournament by the School Karate Association was returned to the parents through the intervention of the ministry of education.

It has been revealed that the school Karate association had collected Rs. 115,000.00 from each competitor of a group of 30 competitors for the participation in a two day Karate tournament that was held in Malaysia last month.

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Teacher training in Sri Lanka for Maldivian teachers – The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The minister of education says that he is scheduled to leave for Maldives today (09) with the education officers to sign the MOU for providing teacher training in Sri Lanka for Maldivian teachers.

This project is implemented through the National Institute of Education according to a request made to the ministry of education by the government of Maldives.

The minister further stated that an exchange of new knowledge between the two countries and also a flow of foreign exchange into this country will happen through this program.

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A donation of digitl classrooms for two schools from MBD Group in India

MBD Group in India has expressed their willingness to donate two classrooms facilitated with digital technical equipments in two schools in Sri Lanka. The official program related to establishing of these classrooms was held recently (06) at the Ministry of Education. This was held under the headship of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and with the participation of the Indian delegation including the Chief Executive Officer of the MBD Group Ms. Monika Malhothra.

Nakkawatta National School, Kurunegala and Ganetenna Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalle have been selected to establish these digital classrooms. A normal classroom available in these schools will be converted into a modern classroom with digital facilities. Accordingly, a digital board, a computer and other equipment are scheduled to be provided to these schools.

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“I am pappy about being able to promote the ministry of education to a prestigious level which had been under continuous criticism in the past” - The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that a revolutionary change in education must be done, if a social and economic development should be brought about in a country and the foundation required for this purpose has already been formulated. Everybody must work together for the future betterment of the children and he is ready to accept humbly all such proposals from intellectuals submitted through any media like letters and Face book messages, the minister says.

The minister expressed these ideas while participating in the concluding function of the annual program held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of St. Mary’s College, Kegalle recently (05). This function was held under the patronage of The Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and at this occasion the minister of education also mentioned a fact that was expressed by the Prime Minister when the portfolio of the minister of education was handed over to him.

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