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New trustee to seek MPP seat — just four months after being elected
New trustee to seek MPP seat — just four months after being elected
New trustee to seek MPP seat — just four months after being elected

Just four months on the job, and he’s already looking for a new one. Neethan Shan, a newly elected trustee on the Toronto District School Board, will run under the NDP banner in the MPP race in Scarborough-Rouge River — a seat that became vacant with Liberal Bas Balkissoon’s sudden resignation from provincial politics. When Shan ran in a trustee byelection…

Toronto Star - May 23 15:23 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, Education, Canada ]

Medical education in Sri Lanka: Need for urgent reform
Medical education in Sri Lanka: Need for urgent reform

Medical education in Sri Lanka commenced in 1870 with the establishment of the Ceylon Medical College. It became the Faculty of Medicine in 1942 with the establishment of the University of Ceylon. Sri Lanka produced well-recognized doctors who practice around the world with the quality education they received in our medical colleges. Post graduate studies in…

Groundviews - Jan 18 14:17 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Education ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • MICROIMAGE OPENS A NEW R&D CENTRE IN JAFFNA

    The opening ceremony was graced by senior faculty members of Department of Computer Science at the University of Jaffna and Vavuniya Campus. In a speech, Dr. Thabotharan Kathiravelu, representing Faculty of Computer Science, University of Jaffna praised Microimage for their timing in opening an R&D center in Jaffna as it is the ideal opportunity for the students at…

    RM - Mar 24 23:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, History ]

  • Why did a boys' school tell women what to wear?

    Why did a boys\' school tell women what to wear?

    A member of the administrative staff at St Joseph's confirmed the strict dress code for women entering the school premises. "If they want to come into the school they have to be dressed appropriately," the staff member told the BBC. Another leading private school in Colombo, St Peter's College, confirmed it has a similar notice outside its gates. "This is a boy's…

    BBC - Sep 16 13:20 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, Education, SriLanka ]

  • Reforms underway: Jaffna University VC

    Reforms underway: Jaffna University VC

    Education sector was never affected in Sri Lanka during the period of unrest in the country. In fact, many reforms took place in the sector there, according to Vice-Chancellor of Jaffna University Vasanthi Arasaratnam. She also pointed out that the scheme would be useful for widow victims of the war period. The university was making all out efforts to uplift women in…

    Deccan Chronicle - Oct 28 13:22 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, History ]

  • Mobile technology detects, prevents disease outbreaks in Sri Lanka

    Mobile technology detects, prevents disease outbreaks in Sri Lanka

    A project co-funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) helped to create the Sri Lankan Wildlife Health Centre to monitor animal health. The findings also moved the national government to expand the role of their veterinarians into areas such as antibiotic resistance and farm practices.In Sri Lanka, mobile phones are now much more than just a way to…

    Medical Xpress - Sep 09 10:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, History, SriLanka ]

  • The civil war did not stop Dilakshini’s yearning to study

    The civil war did not stop Dilakshini’s yearning to study

    "Even when I was just a child, I still remember the noise of bombs and gunfire, the shouts and cries of the victims of war. I still remember how my mother would pick me up and take off running through the rubble of buildings. I saw people lying on the ground in pools of blood. Some were dead. So many homes were destroyed. We were displaced. I have dark memories of…

    Asia News - Jul 31 21:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Education ]

  • Sri Lanka’s surprise political transition

    Sri Lanka’s surprise political transition

    Sri Lanka is a well-known case for those studying civil war, terrorism or diaspora politics. But its politics offers many more topics of interest to political scientists. Long-standing debates on the politics of language, education, and federalism should draw the attention of scholars of ethnic politics. For those who study grand strategy, it is a key battlefield in…

    Washington Post - Jan 12 13:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, History, SriLanka ]

  • Education in Emergencies in Sri Lanka - Lessons Learned

    Education in Emergencies in Sri Lanka - Lessons Learned

    This Lessons Learned review was undertaken in order to detail and analyze Sri Lanka’s experience in providing emergency education through the war and after the tsunami and identify key lessons that may be useful for future practice not only in Sri Lanka but also in emergency contexts around the world. The lessons learned discussion is framed in 10 sections…

    Save the Children - Apr 23 12:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Education, SriLanka ]

  • Northern benefactor gives back to Tamil youth

    Northern benefactor gives back to Tamil youth

    A firm believer in the importance of sports in child development, he funded a football pitch for the use of Valvettithurai youths. "I am a sportsman. I love sports. I used to play at that time," Rajendran told Khabar as he watched youths playing football in the evening under floodlights. "I returned to Sri Lanka and financed the setting of this playground for the…

    Khabar Southasia - Apr 16 16:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, Students ]

  • SRI LANKA: New wave of brainwashing

    SRI LANKA: New wave of brainwashing

    This curious militarization of state schools, which involves selecting school principals after 10 days of armed training and appointing them as "brevet colonels", may well have another agenda beyond the obvious. Education must be free for everyone; the right to choose is a basic right. But the ruling family, which has created its "tremendous" power throughout the…

    AHRC - Oct 09 14:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Education, SriLanka ]

  • Private Tutors To Be Axed

    The Examinations Commissioner yesterday said that he would take steps to stop private tuition classes being held in the country within two years. “There is nothing wrong with the papers that we have produced. All the issues are created by those who conduct private tuition classes,” Examinations Commissioner W. M. Pushpakumara said. “All the questions in this…

    Sunday Leader - Sep 02 15:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education ]

  • Sri Lankan government shuts universities to break strike

    On August 21, Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake ordered the closure of all Sri Lankan universities, except for medical faculties, in an effort to break the nearly two-month-old university teachers’ strike. About 4,000 teachers in 14 universities and other higher education institutions have been on strike since July 4, demanding a 20 percent pay rise,…

    WSWS - Aug 28 10:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education ]

  • SAITM – An Elusive Dream

    SAITM – An Elusive Dream

    Parents of students who are now stranded at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) have lodged complaints at the Human Rights Commission seeking redress. A group of parents and guardians who had enrolled their children at SAITM hoping to give them a good medical education in their own country now laments over their failure to pay attention to…

    Sunday Leader - Aug 06 14:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Education ]

  • Indian-American wins US spelling contest for fifth year

    Indian-American wins US spelling contest for fifth year

    Indian Americans continued to demonstrate their spelling prowess when Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old girl, correctly spelled "guetapens," French word for ambush, to win the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee crown. She retained the coveted national honor for the community, that has been steadily growing in profile and influence, for the fifth straight year.

    NY Daily News - Jun 02 03:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Education, USA ]

    Related:
      - For spelling bee champ, anxious seconds before celebration began - Los Angeles Times
      - How the National Spelling Bee got so insanely difficult - Washington Post
  • Detective journalist busts doctorate racket

    Detective journalist busts doctorate racket

    An undercover journalist from the Sunday Times busted a multi-million rupee scam involving the sale of doctorates by a group of Buddhist monks and a layman at a Temple in Kandy earlier this week. It all began after a member of the group approached our Dambulla Provincial Correspondent, Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa and offered him a doctorate in return for Rs. 200,000.…

    Sunday Times - Mar 18 08:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education ]

  • An explosive examination results disarray

    The announcement of the GEC (A/L) examination results is the most anxiously awaited moment in the lives of senior year school students, their parents and teachers as these scores determine admission to all the faculties in all Lanka’s universities. This is the all important moment of their lives for about three hundred thousand young men and women who have made it…

    SAAG - Jan 12 03:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education ]

  • Rajapaksa Dynasty And Their Education Qualification Saga

    Rajapaksa Dynasty And Their Education Qualification Saga

    In 1999, the Ravaya published an article under the byline Mahinda Rajapaksa which analyses the provincial council elections results. The late Jeyaraj Fernandopulle asked me who wrote that. I said it was Mahinda Rajapaksa, and he laughed heartily. Everyone around us were very curious about that and asked, “Why are you laughing?” He asked MPs and journalists who…

    Sunday Leader - Jan 09 01:20 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education, China ]

    Related:
      - EXTRAVAGANCE VEILED AS NATIONAL PRIDE - Sunday Leader
  • A/Level Mess Up: The Buck Passed Around

    A/Level Mess Up: The Buck Passed Around

    The futures of thousands of students lie in limbo while authorities look to shirk responsibility. The government made contradictory statements before finally appointing yet another committee to probe the controversy over the 2011 GCE Advanced Level examination results. Serious doubts have been cast over the results of the A/Level examination results released by the…

    Sunday Leader - Jan 01 16:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education ]

  • Teachers forced to conduct SL military’s census hiding war deaths

    Teachers forced to conduct SL military’s census hiding war deaths

    While the Nazi-style registration of people in the north by the occupying SL military is challenged in the SL courts by Tamil politicians, the SL Army is now engaged in another way of registering people by a census it is conducting on its own, forcing Tamil school teachers and through them exploiting school students. Earlier the military tried the registration through…

    TamilNet - Jul 08 02:54 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, Students ]

  • Why does this government hate universities?

    Why does this government hate universities?

    Why has this government taken to such an all out confrontation with intellectuals and the university community - that is students, teachers and prospective future students? I think it is to do with the intrinsic mental character of the Rajapaksa regime. What I mean is, MR, GR and SB have not sat down and mapped out a strategy which says ‘Let’s go out and defecate…

    Lakbima News - Jun 06 01:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, Education ]

  • A Ramayana told through Ravana’s eyes captures the pain of Sri Lanka’s war-affected women

    A Ramayana told through Ravana’s eyes captures the pain of Sri Lanka’s war-affected women

    As a result, the current interpretation of Ravanesan gives space to the war cries of Ravana but also to the anti-war cries of his wife – in it, Mandodari relays the grief of women who have had their agency hijacked by men and yet have paid the steepest price for the war. It depicts not only the folly of Ravana, the tragic anti-hero too proud to back out of a war…

    Scroll - Feb 08 15:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, SriLanka, Arts&Culture ]

  • Free Education System: The Unexplored Flaws

    Free Education System: The Unexplored Flaws

    Ministry of Education in 2013 reports that there are only 0.4% schools that offer school education in all three languages Sinhala, Tamil and English. Further it points out that there are only 3.5% national schools while 96.5% are provincial schools. This sheds light on why the grade 5 scholarship exam is highly competitive, pressurizing children to attend a national…

    UNDP - Sep 16 13:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, SriLanka ]

  • What’s holding Sri Lankan women back from participating in the labor force?

    What’s holding Sri Lankan women back from participating in the labor force?

    Sri Lanka has a reputation for being a trailblazer when it comes to women and human development. At the primary education level, almost all girls and boys are enrolled in school, and in secondary school more girls are enrolled than boys—and have been for several decades. Girls now also outnumber boys in tertiary education. These achievements have a long history,…

    Brookings - Sep 29 23:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, SriLanka, Economy ]

  • Indian govt. project in Kilinochchi awarded to Link Engineering

    Indian govt. project in Kilinochchi awarded to Link Engineering

    As part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka in the field of higher education, the Government of India is undertaking a project to establish a Centre for Skill Development for the Faculty of Agriculture at the Kilinochchi Campus of the University of Jaffna, at a total cost of SLR 300 million. The project encompasses building construction as well as supply…

    Island - Aug 24 14:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Jaffna, Education ]

  • Xi Jinping proposes trilateral cooperation with India: Sri Lanka

    Xi Jinping proposes trilateral cooperation with India: Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka today said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has proposed trilateral cooperation with India to address its security concerns in the Indian Ocean region amid increased Chinese involvement in mega projects in the island nation. Cabinet minister Rauff Hakeem, who accompanied President Maithripapa Sirisena on a four-day visit to China last week, told…

    PTI - Apr 01 19:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, China ]

    Related:
      - Sri Lanka: Chinese leader for 3-way talks on Indian Ocean - AP
  • U.S. Government Support for New Hospital for Akkarayankulam in Kilinochchi District

    U.S. Government Support for New Hospital for Akkarayankulam in Kilinochchi District

    The U.S. Embassy supported new construction and equipment for the hospital with approximately 77 Million Sri Lanka Rupees in assistance. “We believe these hospital projects help the Health Minister and the Northern Provincial Council provide quality healthcare for tens of thousands of people living in neighboring communities,” said Chargé d'Affaires Mann. …

    US Embassy, Colombo - Oct 10 14:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Kilinochchi, Education, USA ]

  • Sri Lankan schoolchildren miss out on sanitation gains

    Sri Lankan schoolchildren miss out on sanitation gains

    Nearly one million schoolchildren - about a third of the school-age population in Sri Lanka - do not have safe sanitation, despite the island’s overall sanitation coverage reaching near 89 percent of the population. Nearly 1,300 out of 9,500 primary and secondary schools surveyed in 2011 (almost one million schoolchildren), and around 180,000 families nationwide,…

    IRIN - Oct 28 14:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Children, Education ]

  • Sri Lanka: Troubled Normalcy – Analysis

    Though there is no impending threat to Sri Lanka’s security, the real challenge since the comprehensive defeat of the LTTE has been to secure a substantive resolution of the political confrontation between the majority Sinhala and the minority Tamil community. Unless such a reconciliation is engineered, Sri Lankan politics will remain fraught with the extreme ethnic…

    SATP - Jan 22 13:46 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, History, Genocide ]

  • As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

    As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

    A myste­rious form of chronic kidney disease — CKD — is afflicting thou­sands of people in rural, agri­cul­tural commu­nities in Sri Lanka, India and Central America. The struggle to identify its causes is baffling researchers across multiple conti­nents and posing a lethal puzzle worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Some evidence suggests that cadmium and arsenic…

    Center for Public Integrity - Sep 24 14:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education ]

  • Sri Lanka’s universities - Shuttered

    Sri Lanka’s universities - Shuttered

    THE Buddhist monk, staring intently at the smoke rising from an incense stick, said the government was destroying state-provided education because it was “easier to control uneducated fools”. Maduluwawe Sobitha is an influential figure among Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhala population. He is also a loud critic of the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The…

    Economist - Aug 30 18:28 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka government shuts down universities

    Sri Lanka government shuts down universities

    Sri Lanka's government has closed down almost all universities for an indefinite period amid a row about the future of education in the island. Academics have been on strike for nearly two months, accusing the government of interference and demanding more be spent on the sector. The authorities say teachers are putting students in a position of "darkness,…

    BBC - Aug 22 22:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education ]

    Related:
      - Sri Lanka students and academics rally over education - BBC
  • University ragging : Save our students from sex perverts, sociopaths

    Are our state universities torture centres with senior students behaving like sex perverts and sociopaths? The answer is yes, according to the victims who have suffered untold humiliation or extreme forms of ragging at the hands of some senior students. Most parents’ dream is to send their children to a state university and make them responsible citizens. But…

    Sunday Times - Jun 10 09:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, Students ]

    Related:
      - Alleged sex ordeal at Colombo University: SB - Sunday Times
  • ‘Pop!’ goes the robot

    ‘Pop!’ goes the robot

    A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet. Devised by engineers at Harvard, the ingenious layering and folding process enables the rapid fabrication of not just microrobots, but a broad range of electromechanical devices.

    Harvard Gazette - Apr 14 17:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, USA ]

    Related:
      - Daily Planet - Robobees - Discovery Channel
  • LLRC REPORT: Reflections and Resposes

    The Diaspora as the LLRC has noted should be given space to contribute to the local reconciliation and development efforts. It has called for proactive diplomatic initiative with the international community, especially those countries that host these diaspora groups; constructively engage its development partners in Sri Lanka and abroad in order to develop a…

    Daily Mirror - Feb 15 14:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka protesting university students evicted

    Sri Lanka protesting university students evicted

    Thousands of protesting students have been evicted from the campus of one of Sri Lanka's main universities following a court order. The evictions at the Sri Jayawardenepura campus comes amid disputes between students who have been protesting for days and the government. Students accuse the government of interfering in their lives. A senior opposition figure…

    BBC - Jan 10 11:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education, Students ]

  • Exam excellence defies oppression

    Facing the pervasive climate of fear and militarisation with resilience and defiance, Tamil students in the North-East have exceled at recent national exams. Topping the national GCE mathematics examination in Sri Lanka, Kamalavasan, from Uduppitti American Mission College, achieved 3 As (3.1167 z points). The second highest grade nationally in Science was…

    Tamil Guardian - Jan 04 11:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education ]

  • Education - could do better in the east

    Education - could do better in the east

    The decades-long conflict has ended in Sri Lanka, but the damage to the country's educational system lingers, particularly in the disaster-prone east, say families and experts. Home to about 1.5 million people, Eastern Province is one of the hardest-hit areas in Sri Lanka by both natural and manmade disasters. Education advocates say schools lack teachers, funds,…

    IRIN - Nov 03 11:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Children, Batticaloa, Education ]

  • Professor Sivathamby passes away

    Professor Sivathamby passes away

    Studies passed away on Wednesday 8.20 PM local time at his home in Dehiwala, Colombo. He succumbed to heart attack at the age of 79. Details of his funeral are yet to be announced. TamilNet joins the millions all over the world in paying tribute to the scholar who has been providing academic leadership to Tamils. Born in Valveddiththu’rai in Jaffna in 1932, Prof…

    TamilNet - Jul 06 20:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, History ]

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