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Thirty seven schools that are used as evaluation centers of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination will be reopened on 06 th September for the third school term.

Thirty seven schools that are used as evaluation centers of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination will be reopened on 06 th September for the third school term. All the other schools will be reopened on 03 rd September, 2018 for the third school term. Only the 37 schools which are used as evaluation centers of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination will be completely closed from 23.08.2018 to 05.09.2018 and these schools are reopened for the third school term on Thursday 06 th September 2018. The third school term of all the schools except Muslim schools will be started on Monday 03 rd September 2018. The list of names of the schools which are mentioned in the annexure as evaluation centers can be downloaded from here.

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Another special program of school cricket promotional task is started

- A school cricket skills development program with the resource contribution of experienced cricketers and coaches 

-The Minister of Education says that the duty of political leadership is to hand over the responsibilities to the experts in the relevant field and to provide necessary assistance for implementing those tasks successfully.

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the steps were taken to prepare and implement a special program for the promotion of school cricket with the aim of developing up to national level the skills of school children throughout the country who have the abilities and talents for the game of cricket.  

The minister stated this today (10) while participating in the cricket skills development training program held at the auditorium of the Ministry of Education organized for the school cricket coaches and school cricketers.  

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Agreement of Suraksha special fund is signed.


-Steps to increase the benefits for Suraksha student insurance beneficiaries
-This fund will be a solace to the parents who dedicate for their children – says the Minister of Education
The Agreement related to Suraksha special fund was signed today (30). It was between the Secretary of Education Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi and the chairman of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Mr. Hemaka Amarasooriya. The benefits of Suraksha students insurance will be given to about four and half million students in national, provincial, international and private schools as well as to the lay and clergy students in Pirivenas.
The objective of Suraksha student insurance is to ensure the health security of the children in the country. When the parents and students face the economic difficulty of bearing the cost above two hundred thousand for illnesses and surgeries, this fund will be a strength and a relief for them.

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Kalugamthota Piriven awakening educational exhibition held with the patronage of the Ministry of Education in parallel to the National Piriven Day is at Kande Viharaya, Aluthgama

Kaluganthota Piriven awakening educational exhibition – 2018 organized collectively by the Ministry of Education, Pirivena Heads’ Association of Kalutara District and the District Secretariat of Kalutara in parallel to the National Piriven Day is scheduled to be held at the historical Kande Viharaya, Aluthgama.   

This exhibition will be held from 14 to 19 of June and each day has been named as follows. The first day (14)  as Thripitaka Dhamma, Science and Hygiene Day, the second day (15) as Sinhala and Tamil Languages Day, the third day (16) as Pali and Computer Day, Fourth day (17) as Sanskrit and History Day and the Fifth day (18) as English and Mathematics Day. Special lectures relevant to each day, programs and several meritorious activities have been organized for each day.

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Sustainable Reading Promotional Program ‘Kalana Mithuru Poth Sumithuru’ Is Started – Medals and Foreign Scholarships for Students Who Read Books…

“Objective of the Ministry of Education is to make the children of the nation to be passionate with reading” – The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the objective of the Ministry of Education is to make the children of the nation to be passionate with reading. The minister expressed this idea while participating in the inaugural function of the Sustainable Reading Promotional Program ‘Kalana Mithuru Poth Sumithuru’ 2018 – 2019 which was held today (6) at the premises of the ministry of education according to a concept of his own. The minister points out that the habituation of reading to a young society which is in the risk of becoming addicted to various bad habits and unholy activities is really a revolutionary concept.

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A new dress code for pregnant teachers

Based on a concept of the Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam the Ministry of Education has taken steps to give an opportunity for expectant teachers who are engaged in teaching and learning process in the school system to come to school wearing a comfortable dress when they come for the duties. It is scheduled to hold its inaugural national program tomorrow (24) under the patronage of the minister at the Ministry of Education.  

Doctors had informed the minister of education about the need to provide a convenient dress code for pregnant teachers when they engage in teaching activities and according to these recommendations the minister has decided to introduce this concept to the school system.

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Ending of the first school term and commencing of the second school term of the year 2018

First school term of Sinhala and Tamil medium government schools and government approved schools will end on Friday the 06th of April 2018 and the second school term will commence on Monday the 23th of April 5 2018.

For Muslim schools, the first school term will end on Wednesday the 11th of April 2018 and the first stage of the second school term will commence on Wednesday the 18th of April 2018.

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Retirement of Mr. S.U. Wijeratne, Additional Secretary (Policy Planning and Performance Review) Ministry of Education

Completing a service par excellence of more than 35 years for the General Education system of Sri Lanka as well as for the younger generation exceeding four million, teachers exceeding two hundred and thirty thousand, officers in Principals’ Service, Teacher Educator Service and Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service, Mr. S.U. Wijeratne, Additional Secretary, Policy Planning and Performance Review shall officially conclude his unparalleled service extended with great love, respect and a wider perception, on 16th March 2018 and retire from the government service. We wish him every happiness in his retirement.

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All schools in the country will be closed on 09th February for local government election purposes. In addition to this another 19 schools and two national colleges of education will be closed on 07, 08 and 09 of February.

All schools in the country will be closed on 09.02.2018 for local government election purposes. In addition to this, another 19 schools and two national colleges of education that are scheduled to be used for the duties of issuing and receiving ballet boxes and other stationeries, are scheduled to be closed on 07,08,and 09 of February, 2018. (The list of these 19 schools and two colleges of education is mentioned below.)

All closing schools and the relevant colleges of education will be reopened on Monday, 12.02.2018.

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