- 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.

-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.

“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.

piriven1Kaluganthota 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.

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.