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The Second School term commence on 29th Monday

Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam states that the 1st school term vacation 2019 has extended til 28th April, hence the second school term will commence on Monday 29th April. 

Since the pre service trainees of National Colleges of Education are already on their studies in hostels, their examination will be commenced from 26th April as informed earlier Hon Minister further stated


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Mr. Nihal Ranasingha assumes duties as the new Secretary to the Ministry of education

Mr. Nihal Ranasingha assumed duties as the new Secretary to the Ministry of education recently.

He is an officer of the special grade of the Public Administrative Service who has held various posts in public administrative service for more than 27 years and has obtained a degree on project management from Sri Jayawardanapura University and master’s degree on state management.    

His first appointment was in 1991 as the Assistant Divisional Secretary in Kurunegala and then he held various posts at district and provincial levels such as Assistant District Secretary, Provincial Assistant Secretary of North Western Province and Provincial Director of Industries.

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Strict measures to fill the principal vacancies in national schools without any political interference

The effort made by Lanka Teacher Service Association to mislead the public saying that the present government is avoiding proper appointments to the principal posts in 302 national schools out of the total number of 354 national schools under the ministry of education is thoroughly condemned.

After the present government came into power, The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam took steps to make necessary appointments to all posts in the ministry of education following a proper procedure without any political interference.

The steps were taken to fill the vacancies in all posts in Sri Lanka Principal Service, Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service and Teacher Educationist Service through relevant competitive examinations and interviews. And the placements and promotions were also done according to the accepted methodologies.

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Island wide 200 constructions of the project of ‘the nearest school is the best school’ to be added to the system of education

It has been planned to include in the national education system 200 completed constructions in 200 schools throughout the country that has been built under the nearest school is the best school project implemented under the directions of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. 

These constructions have been made covering all the provinces in the island and it has been scheduled to open a number of constructions including two or three storied classroom buildings, primary learning resource centres, technical colleges of education, administrative buildings, laboratories, auditoriums, dental medical centres, aesthetic units, principals’ and teachers’ quarters in difficult areas, student hostels, technical units, multi-purpose buildings and canteens. Nearly Rs. 3938 million has been spent for these 200 constructions.    

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Opening of Wishwoda....

The Education System of this country must be modernized to be able to face the challenges in the twenty first century – Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Our aim through “Wishwoda” is to create children who overcome the barriers and succeed the world – Hon. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam 

Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the education system of this country must be modernized to be able to face the challenges in the twenty first century and for that purpose it is necessary to give priority to the field of Science and Technology. The Prime Minister expressed these ideas yesterday (13) while attending as the chief guest to the function held for handing over the “Wishwoda College” to the ownership of the students at Maguruoya Wtta, Kurunegala.   

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