For the first time the Northern Province has the largest number of students qualifying for university entrance at the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination. about 68.3%of the total 16,604 students who sat the examination from the Northern Province gained university entrance.
There are 10,008 Students sat G.C.E A/L examination from Jaffna District and 1,457 students from Kilinochchi, 1,336 from Mullaitivu, 2,265 students from Vavuniya South and 1,568 from Mannar. And 1,633 were private candidates.
And there are more Northern students entering university especially in the science, medical and engineering fields in last year examination.
This is a good indication of the country development and the northern province development to improve the quality of education along with the peace environment.
UNP Hambantota District MP Sajith Premadasa stated that the government’s decision to abolish the Grade 5 scholarship examination from the year 2016 will affect the bright children from the rural areas. And the doors of popular schools would be closed for the poor children in the rural areas through this move.
And he feather stated that the no educationist or psychiatrist had ever said that children suffer from stress when they prepare for an examination. And he mention that Late C.WW. Kannangara introduced the free education system to get rid of discrimination among the elite class and rural class children. This enabled those who were in the rural areas to emerge as professionals such as district secretaries, doctors, and engineers. But the scrapping of the Grade 5 scholarship exams would prevent such a situation in the future.
Abstract, the popular fashion store in Welisara and Kandy and a member of the Abans Group of companies, has just opened its third fashion store located at the Race-course Complex in Colombo.
The new store is spread over a showroom area of over 2,000 square feet of elegant and stylish displays of trendy and modern clothing for men and women as well as accessories, cosmetics, perfumes, jewellery, shoes and much more at reasonable and attractive prices.
The concept of Abstract is designed in line with exclusive fashion boutiques all over the world that cater to stylish and elegant men and women who are fashion conscious and trendy, particularly the new generation of young adults and executives who desire to keep up with world trends. Abstract presents a wonderful new experience in stylish shopping in comfort and luxury. Courteous sales executives pamper you from the time you enter and offer a friendly and efficient service for all your needs.
A wide selection of stylish clothing from the test designers, shirts, trousers and suits for men, dresses, glamorous gowns, and the most stylish modern office, casual and formal wear for women are available to please people of different tastes and styles.
More than 3S0 students who passed the GCE Advanced Level examination 2013 with flying colours will receive scholarships abroad to follow higher studies.
Higher Education Ministry sources said students who performed well at A/L Examinations are granted foreign scholarships annually.
This is the first time our students received such a large number of scholarships. Students who obtained higher Z-scores are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Under the first phase of the scholarship scheme,
Seven scholarships will be granted to the students to follow higher studies in medical and dental sciences in Bangladesh, Applications have been called for the scholarship scheme. Interviews are scheduled to be held in the first week of January.
Meanwhile, 180 scholarships will be offered to students in graduate and doctoral studies in India. Interviews will be held at the end of next month.
Students will also be granted a considerable number of scholarships under the Commonwealth higher education program to study in China, Russia, Japan, Nepal and Cuba.
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Delft Island is a famous and growing tourism destination in Northern part of Sri Lanka, the Delft Islands formally known as Nedunthivu by Srilankan which means the largest island in the Northern Region. ( Nedum or Nediya – Large in Tamil and Thivu – island in Tamil) so it is become Nedunthivu,
Nedunthivu was called llha Das Vacas by Portuguese and Delft Island by Dutch later finally it’s become Delft Island in English too.
Delft Island basic Information
Northern Province of Sri Lanka
handicraft from Palmyrah tree
Remittance from aboard
Devil Wells and Some other wells
Currently available on populated areas and expending further
Mode of Transport and cost
Three Wheeler – Rs. 1,500.00
TATA Ace (DIMO Batta)Rs. 2,000.00 to Rs. 2,500.00
Places to Visit in Delft Island or Nedunthivu
Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort)
Foot Print in Rock
Horses Stable ( Dutch Period)
Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort)
12 Branch Palmyrah Tree
Landscape Water Tanks
Sandy, White Beaches
Journey from Kurikadduwan (KKD) to Delft Island/ Nedunthivu
Kurikadduwan is known as one of the main jetty in Jaffna to go to Nainatheevu (for Nagadeepa Temple or Nagapoosani Amman Temple) and Delft Island. This is formally known as KKD by Naval Community.
Kurikadduwan (KKD) to Delft Island/ Nedunthivu ferry Time
There is a single ferry is available by Road Development Authority for Free of Charge the ferry could transport upto 100 Passengers at a time,
Navy also offering a boat if anyone wanted to hire separately, the boat is available for Rs. 6,000.00 Up and down from KKD to Delft Island back to KKD.
Delft Island to Kurikadduwan
Morning 6.00 or 6.30 Am
Kurikadduwan to Delft Island
Morning 9.30 or 10.00 Am
Delft Island to Kurikadduwan
Noon 2.30 or 3.00 Pm
Kurikadduwan to Delft Island
Evening 6.00 or 6.30 Pm
Traveling Time Approximately: 45 Minutes to 1 Hours
And it’s advisable to stay inside the boat rather staying out, when the sea is though and if you are new to boat journey, advisable to takes some shopping Bags in case of vomiting while your journey.
Mobile Coverage is Delft Island
All Srilanka Mobile Networks providers offer the Mobile Coverage in Delft Island, and there is no Issues of Loss of Mobile Coverage in the island.
Hotels and Accommodation at Delft Island
There are 4 Rooms Hotel opened recently and offers you a very basic accommodation alone with food and drink services near to the jetty points of Delft Island.
And there are less number of shops available for retailing and mostly the bread and buns available for sales those.
Vehicle Hiring in Delft Island
It is advisable to hire the vehicles near to jetty points, where all the three wheel drivers are asking the same amount as pre-determine of Rs. 1,500.00 and Dimo Batta Drives are about Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 2,500.00
And they will manage your time to see all the places within the times frame and allow you to see all above 12 places with in time of 10.30 Am to 2.30 Pm.
Therefore those who are traveling it is advisable to come jetty soon as possible, because the priority will given to those who lives in island and later only for tourist upon space available.
For more information check fee of below images, taken at Delft Island by my selves, and copy rights reserves to www.prasphotos.com
And it is advisable to take printout of these articles and manage your tour, Feel Free to Ask question about the tour guidance
The Government will buy 2.200 new buses at a cost of more than Rs. 5 billion for the Sri Lanka Transport Board from next year.
The recommendation came from Transport Minister Kumara Welgama who has proposed that a supplier’s credit be negotiated with the manufacturer – Lanka Ashok Leyland PLC — for this purpose.
Cabinet has appointed a negotiating committee to discuss bulk discounts offered by the company. The committee chaired by Technology and Research Ministry’ Secretary Dhara Wijethilake will include Transport Ministry Secretary Dhammika Perera. Petroleum Industry Ministry Secretary R.S.S. Samaratunga. Productivity Promotion Ministry Secretary Damitha de Zoysa. and the Treasury’s Deputy Secretary B.M.S. Batagoda.
Among the other factors the ministers have agreed on are:
To allocate Rs 1000 million a year for five years from the General Treasury to settle the cost of buying these buses for the SLTB and for the SLTB to bear the balance costs.
To grant funds from the annual budget in the future, only for the losses of income to the SLTB due to operations on uneconomical routes and for issuance of school season tickets.
To settle the statutory dues such as EPF and ETF contributions from the funds generated through the sale of non-economical and unserviceable buses.
It may be recalled that the ministers recently decided to allow three state sector concerns -the State Plantations Corporation. the Janatha Estates Development Board and Elkaduwa Plantations – to fell trees in their plantations to settle statutory dues of the employees. The cutting down of trees for this purpose is under way
Scholarship for Srilankan Students in India: for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Ph.D
The Indian government announced the offer of 180 ICCR scholarships for higher studies in India to pursue undergraduate, Post Graduate and PhD courses. These scholarships are available for study in all the courses except medicine.
Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: Hundred slots are being offered under this scheme covering all the Undergraduate courses (except Medicine) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts.
Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Fifty scholarships for Masters Degree courses including Engineering. Science, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts. However, preference would be given to the fields of Engineering, Science and Agriculture. Medicine including indigenous Medicine courses is not included in this scheme.
Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: Twenty five slots for Undergraduate courses in the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E or B.Tech Degree.
Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme: Hive slots for Masters and PhD Degrees in all subjects except Medicine.
The Indian government selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships. Selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry to pursue higher studies including research in some of the topmost universities in India.
All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course, in addition to a monthly sustenance allowance. The scholarship also covers accommodation allowance and an annual grant for books and stationary. Besides, all ICCR scholars in India are provided full healthcare facilities, air fare to the nearest destination in India and an annual grant for educational tours to various parts of the country, apart from several other auxiliary benefits.
The selection of candidates would be done through the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.
The Ministry has invited applications from eligible candidates and the application forms can be downloaded from the website of Ministry of Higher Education at www.mohe.gov.lk. The last date for submission of duly filled up application forms for all the above four schemes is January 20, 2014.
Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of Higher Education to learn more about the selection procedures and eligibility criteria. Interested candidates can also direct their queries to High Commission of India or visit our website for further details on the scholarships.
The G.C.E (A/L) 2013 Examination result has been released to Department of Examination websitehttp://www.doenets.lk/. Those who have done their AL examination in 2013, could obtain their result by Click Below link of Department of Examination website.
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