Your child’s first day of school is one of the most important days of their lives. We believe that it is vital to teach them the value of saving, as they embark on their educational journey and look forward to a brighter tomorrow.
This is your opportunity to make a responsible choice for your child’s future by opening a ‘Sisu Udana’ account for them, at the nearest People’s Bank Branch or at the school’s People’s Bank ‘Sisu Udana’ Savings Unit.
For every deposit you make, before 30th June 2015, in an existing ‘Isuru Udana’ or ‘Sisu Udana’ account or newly opened ‘Sisu Udana’ account belonging to your child who will be starting school this year, People’s Bank will reward your child, depositing an equal sum of money (up to Rs. 500/-), into his/her account.
The ‘Sisu Udana’ account is not merely a savings account in which you deposit a minor sum on your child’s first day of school. Continuous savings in this account together with the interest which will be accumulated each month, will transform it into your child’s higher education investment plan when he/she completes primary and secondary education.
People’s Bank extends their warmest wishes to all the little kids starting school this New Year.
Offer valid till 30th June 2015, for more information contact to 0112-481677,0112-481532 or see below image
A circular, which permits principals of State Schools to admit international and private school students who had successfully completed their GCE O/L to do their GCE A/L will be issued this week putting an end to the uncertainty and heated arguments on this matter, a senior source of the Education Ministry said.
This comes in the wake of a directive from President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana This comes in the wake of a directive from President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana directing him to issue the relevant circular as soon as possible after this matter was raised at last week’s cabinet meeting.
They argued that to ban a section of the students from obtaining free education in the national education system was a violation of their fundamental rights and the violation of the constitution.
The source said the withdrawal of a circular prohibiting the admission of private school students to government schools for their GCE A/L did not arise because the Education Ministry had not issued such a circular in the first place.
Department of Examination has removed the Grade 5 Scholarship examination 2013 Marks finder at www.doenets.lk. It is expected that the Department of Examination has removed the link to replace the new upcoming result of Grade 5 Scholarship examination result of 2014 into their Website of www.doenets.lk.
Keep visits to www.doenets.lk to obtain your grade 5 Scholarships examination result of 2014 Examination
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is pleased to allocate Scholarships for meritorious but financially needy Muslim Students in Sri Lanka, who are selected for admission to the University for Agriculture, Dental, Engineering, Medicine & Veterinary faculties. The Students will be paid Stipends thrice a year plus grants for books & clothing each year.
The IDB Scholarship is a grant from the IDB and offered as an Interest Free Loan to the Students, to be refunded in easy instalments, after completing their studies and after accepting remunerative employment. The recipient students are expected to refund the Scholarship amount to the Trust created for the purpose, for the future use of other needy students.
The Applicants must fulfil the following requirements
Should have passed the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination held in August 2013 and have the Z-Core results to admission to the Universities.
Should not be in receipt of any other Scholarship locally or abroad
The student of his/her parents must be financially unable to pay for education.
Students benefitting from this Scholarship must undertake to serve his/her country and community for a period of not less than the duration of the repayment of the Scholarship amount.
Age should not exceed 24 years on 31st December 2014.
Should produce the Bio-Data and the certified Copies of the Advanced Level Result Sheet 2013, Birth Certificate, NIC, Grama Niladhari report
Those who are qualified as mentioned above should register Post the required documents on or before 30th September 2014.
The College of Chemical Sciences invites applications from students who would like to follow the chemical Science as their interested areas of servicing. The College of Chemical Sciences is offering a Diploma in Laboratory Technology in Chemistry for those who just pass out G.C.E (A/L) or those who would like to learn more in Chemistry and Chemical information.
This programme is offered on weekend and weekdays in English Medium.
Weekday programme: Monday full day and Tuesday afternoon
Weekend programme: Friday afternoon and Saturday full day
Applications are invited for both courses scheduled to be commenced on January 2015.
For more details contact to College of Chemical Sciences on 011-2861231/2861653/4015230 or visit College of Chemical Sciences
Institute of Chemistry Ceylon at 341/22, Kotte Road, Welikada, Rajagiriya (near Post Office) or see below image
The Department of Higher Education’s University Grants Commission released minimum Z-scores for selection to courses of study for each district and detailed information of course selection based on the GCE (A/L) Examination in 2013.
The Department of Examination released 2013 G.C.E (O/L) Examinationss rescrutinised result on www.doenets.lk. those who applied for Recorrection to G.C.E (O/L) Examination could obtain the result by Clicking below Link
Department of Wildlife Conservation organised an wildlife photographic competition Held to mark the 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation this Wildlife Photographic Competition Open Section and School Section.
A decision has been taken to hold wildlife photographic competition to mark the 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Any Sri Lankan and school children can participate at this competition and submit only 04 wildlife photos containing natural wildlife splendour and activities either in black & white or colour.
All photos should have been taken in National Parks, sanctuaries or wildlife protected areas in Sri Lanka and should not be digitally altered. If necessary, either the negative or a scanned image CD should be submitted along with the photos.
The length of photo should be between 12″ and 18″ while the width should be between 8″ and 12”. Photos should not be submitted either in mounted positions. The reverse top left corner of the photo should be marked the applicants name as given in the application, address title and serial number. A short description on the wildlife locations, the camera and the lenses, should be submitted.
The ownership of all the photos should be of the applicant and should not have been submitted to any other photographic competition earlier. The department will use the selected photos for media and Publicity Purposes.
All photographs should either be sent by post or personally delivered to the Director General, Department of Wildlife Conservation. The top left corner of the cover containing the photographs should be marked “Wildlife Photographic Competition 2014” Entries received after the relevant date will not be accepted and the Department shall not be responsible for any damages caused in the mail.
This is an open and non fee levying competition and any officer or member of his family, serving in institutes functioning under the Ministry of Wildlife recourse conservation No. 811/A, Jayanthipura, Battaramulla is not permitted to participate in this competition.
The Competition will be evaluated under a formal panel of judges to select winner and the decision of the panel of judges will be the final. Prizes and certificates will also be awarded to first, second and third place winners while 10 merit certificates will also be awarded. Official results will be notified to winners by post.
Last date of acceptance of Photographs
01.10.2014 at the Department of Wildlife Conservation
The National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) invites schoolchildren islandwide to participate in an Art and Essay competition launched to mark World Habitat Day, which falls on October 6, 2014.
It is a special day for nature lovers. Under the themes of, ‘Environment protects us’, ‘Revamping settlements’ and ‘Settlements-environment and our future will be brighter’; students can submit their entries an artwork or an essay. Applicants could also select one or more of the themes.
Artworks should be 17” x 22” in size, and any colours such as pastels, water colours or pencils can be used, while for the Essay competition, entries can be sent in Sinhala, Tamil or English. Entries from students from Grades 6 to 9 should not exceed 300 words, while those from Grades 10 to 13 should submit essays not exceeding 500 words.
The winner will receive Rs 10,000 along with an award and a certificate, the 1st Runner- up will receive Rs 7,500, an award and a certificate, and the 2nd Runner- up Rs 5,000, with an award and certificate. Five consolation prizes of Rs 2,000 each is also on offer.
Applications for the competitions can be obtained from NHDA District Offices island wide. All entries should be certified by the Principal of the relevant school and addressed to: The Deputy General Manager (Information & Publicity), National Housing Development Authority, 7th Floor, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2. Closing date for entries is September 12, 2014. For further information please contact 011 2 389 513 / 011 2 447 207
Sri Lanka’s second private medical college will be opened in Kandy. Plans have been finalized and construction work will begin soon, said Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake.
The minister said there is a heavy drain on foreign exchange due to a large number of Sri Lankan students seeking higher education abroad. Since the duty of a government is to ensure a supply of education facilities to fit the demand, it had decided to fulfil this need by starting private medical colleges and technological institutions.
He said he had introduced six degree awarding institutions using powers vested in him as this was the latest trend in neighbouring countries such as India and China.
He said new facilities were also being introduced in state universities under this new program.
He said a new Engineering Faculty has been launched at the South Eastern University and a Faculty of Management has been started at the Peradeniya University.
Two new engineering faculties would be started at the Sri Jayewardenepura and Kelaniya Universities and another two medical faculties would be started at the Jaffna and Sabaragamuwa Universities.
ESOFT Metro Campus is planning to have a Holiday camp for children between the ages 9-12 years old from August 11-19, 2014.
This holiday program blends fun, adventure and learning for your child’s best holiday yet. Delight your child with our unique holiday program activities while making lifelong friends.
We offer an affordable holiday program for children that provides hours of organized weekly activities to enhance your child’s holiday experience. ESOFT Metro Campus goes far beyond just holiday camp fun.
This holiday program combines songs, stories, exploration, physical activities and learning adventures in a safe, nurturing environment. Science and Nature, Arts and Crafts, Manners, and Language, Music and Movement, Sports and Games, Cooking, and Drama are brought to life.
11th to 19th August 2014
Esoft Metro Campus, Block A
School Children (9 to 12 Years Old)
8.30 Am to 5.00 Pm
For more details see below image or contact to Esoft Metro Campus in Colombo 4
Principles of Western Province schools have been unstructured to take steps to ensure their students to obtain better results in the G.C.E (O/L) Examination. It has been projection that North Western, Uva and Sabaragamuwa may have better results than a western province.
The Western Province Acting Education Director Wimal Gunaratne, said schools had been told to have additional classes of two and half hours for O/L students from 6.30 to 7.30 in the morning and from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm. The authority has meet principles to discuss ways of improving performance while the schools would have to submit reports of anticipated results.
And principals instructed to take steps to ensure no child skips classes (without valid reasons) and other children are not allowed to walk past O/L classes
Students could full concentrate on their subject only on 40 to 45 Minutes for an subject, and this extension of school time from 6.30 to 7.30 in the morning and from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm; will lead to students to be at school from 6.30 Am to 3.00 Pm.
It would impact to students mentally, it may harm to the result in overall, and the Education Ministry has to taken steps to benchmark the overseas educational systems and need to adopt the possible option to improve the student result in their G.C.E (O/L) Examination.
The extensions of school hours will be frustration to students rather obtain a best result.
The Department of Examination has published the G.C.E Advance Level 2014 time table for the G.C.E A/L 2014 Examination on 5th to 29th August 2014.
Admission cards and timetables of the school candidates has already been posted to the heads of the respective schools and those private candidates to the address given in their applications. Admission card sent to the head of schools should be immediately given to the relevant candidates.
Private candidates for GCE A/L who have not yet received admission cards, should come to the department of examination or inform the school examination organization branch of this department in writing, attaching photocopies of the application, the photocopy of the receipt of the payment of examination fees or a letter from post master confirming the payments of examination fee and receipt of postal registration of the application.
Private candidates, who have received admission cards, but need ant changes affected in subject, medium or any other respect on them should either directly inform the school examination organization branch of this department or trough the under mentioned telephone and fax number before 16th july 2014.
National Identity card issued by Department of Registration of Persons or the valid passport will be accepted as a valid proof of identity of a candidate of G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination.
For more information Contact to Department of Examination on 011 2784208 or 011 2784537 or fax on 011 2784422
The Cabinet will take a decision on whether to admit students from international schools to public schools for continue their G.C.E (A/L) examination of Srilanka.
Education Ministry Secretary Anura Dissanayake stated that the Cabinet would take up a report by the Education Minister on his decision not to admit international school students to follow GCE Advanced level classes in public schools.
The Education Minister said that the Education Ministry believed that students of international schools should not be granted admission to public schools as they would then be taking the place of underprivileged students and he further said there was already severe competition among students who were going to public schools to get into public schools that offered G.C.E. Advanced Level (A/L) classes in the English medium and more competition would be detrimental to all.
At present, nearly 300 students who completed the G.C.E Ordinary Level (O/L) examination in international schools are seeking admission to G.C.E Advanced Level (A/L) classes in public schools on the basis that their future would be otherwise uncertain.