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The minutes of the Sri Lanka Principals Service is amended – The officers in the Grade 1 of the Class 2 of Principals Service are absorbed to Grade 1 of Sri Lanka Principals Service

The minutes of the Sri Lanka Principals Service number 1185/31 dated 22.10.2014 has been amended for the first time following the directions of the Public Service Commission. According to this amendment, from the activating date of new minutes the officers who are in Grade 1 of the Class 2 of Sri Lanka Principals Service and fulfilled the qualifications to be promoted to the Class 1 of Sri Lanka Principals Service at the date of 01.07.2008 according to the previous minutes, will be absorbed to the Class 1 of the Sri Lanka Principals Service.

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The largest collection of primitive cave drawings of the island was found in Siyambalanduwa, Monaragala

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has given instructions and necessary guidance to the officers to do the Archeological excavations and conservations on a scientific basis obtaining the assistance of modern expertise and technical instruments. Accordingly the Department of Archeology is taking steps to do archeological excavations and to expedite the explorations in the areas where the archeological explorations have not been done yet.

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Convocation ceremony of the National Institute of Education held under the patronage of the Prime Minister

The convocation ceremony of the National Institute of Education was held recently (31) at the Bandaranayaka Memorial International Conference Hall. The Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha while participating in this ceremony as the chief guest delivered a special lecture on the future endeavours taken to bring about the positive changes in the field of education by the present government.

At this occasion, degrees of the National Institute of Education were conferred on 1478 people who followed the courses, Masters of Education Philosophy, Masters of Education, Masters of Education Management and Bachelor of Education.

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Special appreciation from the minister of education for the students who obtained gold awards at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2016

The gold award was presented to the creation “Smart Walking Stick” submitted as a group project to the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2016 representing Sri Lanka by Gagindu Kavinda Bandara and Kavindra Gimhan Wijayawardana of St. Anthony’s College, Kandy and a function was held to appreciate them at the ministry of education under the patronage of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday (01). For this competition about 48 creations had been submitted from 16 countries and this creation was selected as the best among them.

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The officers connected with the malpractices happened in the grade one admissions at the Royal College, Colombo have been interdicted

After the inquiries conducted by the special investigation committee appointed under the instructions of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to inquire into the malpractices that are said to have happened in the grade one admissions of 2017 at the Royal College, Colombo, the ministry of education has decided to interdict three officers served in the main interview board and four officers served in the appeal board.

There are a teacher, an assistant principal and a deputy principal of the Royal College, Colombo who served in the interview board and the principal of Dharmaloka College, Kelaniya, a deputy principal of St. Paul’s Girls’ School, Milagiriya and a teacher and a deputy principal of the Royal College, Colombo who served in the appeal board among the interdicted officers.

The ministry of education has also decided to interdict a school laborer of the Royal College, Colombo who had submitted fraudulent documents to admit his child to the same school.

These inquiries were conducted under the directions of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam considering the complaints submitted by various sections mentioning that a large number of malpractices have happened in the grade one admissions of popular schools. In addition to the Royal College, Colombo, the investigations have been started related to 15 popular schools and the minister has instructed the officers to take legal actions against the offenders despite their status.

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“Take immediate action to fill the vacancies, if the reason for delay in reaching the required targets is the shortage of staff. Work while sensitizing regularly about the arising practical issues.” -The Minister of Education instructs the Director Genera

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam instructed the Director General of Archeology Professor Senarath Dissanayaka to take immediate actions to maintain the archeological premises so as to attract the tourists and to reach speedily the expected targets in the work of archeological conservations. He mentioned this while participating in a meeting of the executive officers of the Ministry of Education.

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Several progressive changes in Sri Lanka Teacher Service under the directions of the Minister of education

The contribution of teachers is significant in the empowerment of the school system in our country. It is essential to engage trained human resource in all schools if we are to strengthen the teaching learning process. Therefore the government has drawn its special attention towards all requirements of teachers such as recruiting teachers to the schools, training, national policy on teacher transfers, grading and promotions of the teachers, teacher salaries and welfare services.

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The Minister of Education instructs the officers to speed up the new recruitments of 2,753 teachers having a formal training in psycho-counseling

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam instructed the officers to take necessary measures to obtain the services of the teachers qualified in psycho-counseling who are capable of solving the problems of students sensitively within the schools because the school children have to face various mental issues in the present complex system of society and it affects negatively on their educational and social existence.

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The schools closed for the second stage of evaluation of answer scripts of the Ordinary Level Examination

Four schools are completely closed to be used as centers for the second stage of evaluation of answer scripts of the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination and the parts of remaining 16 schools will be used for evaluation purposes.

(The list of the 20 schools used as evaluation centers are mentioned in the Annexure 1.)

Therefore, the schools used completely for evaluation activities of the second stage will be closed from 21.01.2017 to 30.01.2017 and they will be reopened on Tuesday, 31.01.2017.

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After 19 years, 198 new officers are recruited to the class iii of Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service with one year orientation training

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that it was possible to recruit 198 officers to the class iii of Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service with one year orientation training after the period when the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha held the portfolio of the Minister of Education.    

The minister stated this while participating as the chief guest in the function held today morning (16) at the Bandaranayaka Memorial International Conference Hall for the job orientation of newly appointed officers to the class iii of Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service. 

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