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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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Let’s be the real owners of a victorious independence

The remarkable incident of becoming our country independent after a period of 133 years of imperial rule happened 70 years earlier from today. We can never forget at this moment of celebrating the 70 years of independence the immense dedication of all Sri Lankans belonging to all ethnic groups who loved the country, appeared bravely for the independence of the country and ultimately sacrificed their lives for the country. First of all I commemorate all of them with due respect.

AS during the period of seven decades after obtaining the independence, it has been occurred to us to talk about the freedom further and to provide interpretations for real human independence. People still struggle for the freedom of thought, freedom of speech and also the freedom of life.

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“Necessary changes will be brought about within the education system of the country concerning the international trends and future employment opportunities”

“Necessary changes will be brought about within the education system of the country concerning the international trends and future employment opportunities”

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says at the national function for grade one admissions.

The children who enter the grade one of the schools in 2018 will leave the schools in 2030 after completing 13 years school education. By that time, the higher education opportunities and the employment opportunities created for them will be considerably changed.

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‘The decision taken to direct the school children to use newly printed school textbooks for a period of two years is a decision taken in good faith’ – says the Minister of Education

“The steps will be taken in the future to finalize all conducting affairs of the Ordinary Level Examination within the month of December – Action will be taken to increase the allowance for scripts marking examiners also” – The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the decision taken to direct the school children to use the free school textbooks given to them by the government at least for a period of two years is a decision taken in good faith. The minister stated this when he participated today (11) in the national function of textbooks distribution held at D.S. Senanayaka College, Colombo.

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The Minister of Education orders to extent the valid duration of the vouchers issued to the school children for purchasing school uniforms till 30th January.

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has ordered to extent the valid duration of the vouchers issued to the school children for purchasing school uniforms till 30th January.

The government continues to provide free uniform vouchers annually to the school children. Accordingly the valid duration of the uniform vouchers issued to the children last year was up to 31.12.2017.

But considering the inconvenience caused to the children who could not obtain the vouchers due to any reason The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has given instructions to extend the valid period of uniform vouchers till 30.01.2018.

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