Applications are called for vacancies in Grade 01 at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia for the year 2015 for boys of 5 years of age as at 31 /I /15.
Those who wish to apply should collect an application form from the College Office on any school day between 2pm and 3pm during the period 2nd – 10th June 2014 (both days inclusive). The cost of an application form is Rs. 1,000/- (non refundable). No application forms will be sent by post.
Purchase and submission of an application form will not guarantee an interview/admission to the school.
The Applications are called from 20th May 2014 to 20th June 2014 from all the school and private candidates who intend to sit the above examination. The Specimen Application Form given below attachment is only for the private candidates. Every private candidate should read and understand this notice completely and complete the Application Form. A special consideration should be given to write the accurate number when mentioning the town number and subject numbers in the Application.
Application Forms for school candidates:
The relevant application forms have been sent in order to receive by 20th May 2014 to the government schools and approved pirivenas in which the students have sat the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination before.
If any school has not received the applications by now such schools should inform the School Examinations Organization Branch immediately.
Only those who have left school can apply as private candidates . Any one applying for this examination as a private candidate while still being in school is illegal. If such an instance is revealed, it will result in being debarred from sitting examinations.
Any person not attending any state school, non fee-levying approved school or recognized Pirivena may sit as a private candidate. Applications for this examination will be received from private candidates only up to 20th June 2014.
Private candidates should select the town closest to their permanent residence for the examination.
Application Forms should be prepared by candidates themselves in accordance with the Specimen Application Form appearing on below attachment.
The Application Form should be 28cm x 21cm in size and cages 01-12 should be on the first page while the cages 13-14 should be on the reverse. The application form sent by you should be in accordance with the specimen application form.
Postal Address for Private Candidate Applications of G.C.E (O/L)
Completed Applications should be sent by registered post to the “Commissioner General of Examinations, School Examinations Organization Branch, P.O. Box 1503, Colombo”. On the top left-hand corner of the envelope, please write legibly,
“GCE (O/L) – December 2014 ” and also the “ Town No. ………………………..”
One Candidate should submit only one Application. If any candidate sends more than one application his candidature will be cancelled / results even though released, will be annulled. They also can be subjected to a long term suspension from the examination. Furthermore one envelope should contain only one application. Applications should be completed correctly and clearly in one’s own handwriting and for that matter given instructions should be followed thoroughly.
When using application forms prepared by outsiders, carefully check whether the subject numbers, town numbers and all the other details are in compliance with those given in this notice. The Department will hold no responsibility for any mis-prints in respect of the structure of the application form, subject lists, town numbers etc. It is the responsibility of the candidates to prepare their applications in compliance with the specimen given in this notification which is the official notification of the Department of Examinations.
Proof of Identity at the Examination:
Candidates should prove their identity at the examination centre each time they sit a paper. Valid documents are
National Identity Card issued by the Department of Registration of Persons
A Valid Passport.
All private candidates must pay the prescribed fees, relevant to the number of subjects they wish to appear for.
The prescribed fee has to be paid to a post office / a sub post office and the receipt obtained has to be pasted in the relevant cage in the application and forwarded. Money orders are not accepted. (It is advisable to keep a photocopy of the receipt and the receipt of registration of the application form with the candidate),
Examination Fees paid will not be refunded in full or partially or transferred as fees for any other Examination.
After submitting the applications, the private candidates will not be allowed to change the examination centre, medium of language, subjects under any circumstances. Hence special attention will have to be paid on the above when completing the application.
Applications for which examination fees have been paid to post offices after the closing date of applications and applications received after the closing date will be rejected.
The applicants who apply for the following subjects in Section II should sit for a practical test. Final results will be released only for the candidates who sit for both written and practical examinations.
(40) Music (Oriental)
(41) Music (Western)
(42) Music (Carnatic)
(44) Dancing (Oriental)
(45) Dancing (Bharatha)
(50) Drama and Theatre (Sinhala)
(51) Drama and Theatre (Tamil)
(52) Drama and Theatre (English)
Click below links to download more details and Application forms and town list in 3 languages
Educational Publications Department organised Grand National Education Exhibition & Book Fair from 02nd May to 11th May 2014 from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m at the premises of the Ministry of Education, Isurupaya, Battaramulla.
The exhibition will consists of Teaching learning instruments will be here and it is expected to sell subject related books; questions &answers books, syllabus, teacher Instructional manuals, local and foreign publications, Stationery and Teaching learning instrument at a special concessionary price.
For more information contact to Jayantha on 0112 786827 or 0714 465711
CINEC invites applications for the Foundation Programme leading to Bachelors degree programme.
Computing & Software Engineering Foundation leading to BSc (Hons) Degree
This programme is offered by CINEC. The aim of the Computing Foundation Programme is to provide a breadth and high level of education that ensures those successfully completing the course can progress to a degree in Computing or Information Technology with confidence.
After the completion of the Computing Foundation programme students can progress to following BSc (Hons) degree programmes right here in Sri Lanka offered by the University of wolverhnmption(UK).
Technology Engineering Foundation leading to BEng Degree
The main aim of the Technology Foundation Programme is to provide a breadth and high level of education that ensures those successfully completing the course can start a degree in engineering with confidence.
After the completion of the Technology Foundation students can choose to follow any of the following Engineering degree programmes right here in Srilanka offered by the University of wolverhnmption(UK) and Australian Maritime College.
Duration – 10 Months
Affiliated University – University of Wolverhampton – UK
The G.C.E (A/L) 2013 ExaminationRe-Scrutiny (Re-Correction) result has been released to Department of Examination website http://www.doenets.lk/ . Those who have done their Advance Level examination in 2013, could obtain their result by Click Below link of Department of Examination website.
The University Grants Commission will entertain applications for admission to universities from candidates who have satisfied the minimum requirements for university admission at the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination held in August 2013. The Commissioner General of Examinations has already informed the candidates whether they have satisfied the minimum requirements for university admission.
Minimum Requirements for University Admission
Candidates who are pronounced eligible for university admission by the Commissioner General of Examinations and have fulfilled the following requirements are eligible for university admission;
(a) at least ‘S’ Grades; in all three approved subjects in one and the same sitting within a minimum of three attempts; and
(b) a minimum mark of 30% for the Common General Paper
Note 1 : However, the students who sat for the G.C.E (A/L) Examination 2013 as their 4th attempt will be considered for university admission for the Academic Year 2013/2014 only if their third attempt was either in year 2011 or 2012 as explained in the decision No 13/0205/521/008 dated 01.03.2013 of the Cabinet of Ministers, pursuant to the recommendation made by the Supreme Court to allow the students affected due to Z-Score issue in 2011 A/L Examination, to sit the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination as a 4th attempt.
Note 2 : Candidates who are pronounced ineligible by the Commissioner General of Examinations due to not .satisfying (b) above are also allowed to apply for university admission only if they have already satisfied at previous attempt / attempts or would satisfy at any future attempt the said requirement within the three attempts allowed to sit the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination for the purpose of university admission.
Note 3 : Students who got themselves registered as full time students to follow a course of study of 3 year duration or above, leading to a Higher National Diploma (HND) at an Institute which comes under the Sri Ianka Institute of Advanced ‘technological Education (SLIATE) or National Diploma in Engineering Sciences (NDES) at the Technical Training Institute (TTI) of the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) based on the results of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination held in 2012 or prior to 2012 art: also eligible to apply for university admission based on the results of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination 2013, provided they have withdrawn their registration within a period of 60 days from the last date for registration. Such applicants should send along with the application, a copy of the letter issued by the Institution concerned regarding the cancellation of registration.
The 60 day concession stated herein is not given to candidates who have been selected to fill a vacancy to the above mentioned Institutions.
Method of Obtaining the Prescribed Form and other Particulars about University Admission
Every application for admission should be made in the prescribed form issued with the Handbook on university admission, which is obtainable from the University Grants Commission Secretariat, No. 20, Ward Placc, Colombo 07 or from the Distributing Agents appointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on payment of cash, from 23rd April 2014.
Prospective candidates are hereby informed that a ‘Computer Data Sheet* and a large envelope (30 cm X 25 cm) would be issued along with the Admissions Handbook titled, “Admission to Undergraduate Courses of the Universities in Sri Lanka – Academic Year 2013/2014” which will contain the application for university admission. Candidates have to ensure that they have received all those documents when the Handbook is purchased.
(I) The list of Distributing Agents appointed by the UGC is appended below. Application forms could be obtained from them by making a cash payment of Rs. 500/ – in respect of each application form.
(ii) Application forms could also be obtained by post. When application forms arc obtained by post, the applicants should make a deposit of Rs. 500/- in respect of each application form at any Branch of the Bank of Ceylon or People’s Bank to the credit of the UGC Collection Account No. 0002323287 at Torrington Branch of the Bank of Ceylon or Collection Account No. 167-1-001-4-3169407 at Town Hall Branch of the People’s Bank by filling in the paying-in-voucher provided by the Bank. The counterfoil of the paying-in-voucher duly authenticated by the Bank Seal and the signature of an authorized officer on such counterfoil should be sent along with the request for application forms.
Every request for an application form by post should be made to the Additional Secretary (Academic Affairs fir University Admissions), University Grants Commission, No. 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07 by a letter, giving name of the applicant and the medium in which the applicant wishes to have the Handbook on admission procedure. In addition, a self addressed un-stamped envelope of not less than 35 c.m. X 24 c.m. in size should be forwarded.
Closing Date for Applications
The closing date of applications will be 19th May 2014. Completed application forms could be handed over or sent by registered post addressed to the Additional Secretary (Academic Affairs fir University Admissions), University Grants Commission, No. 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07. No applications will be entertained after 19th May 2014.
Note 4 : According to the recruitment policy of the Ministry of Health, in order to be eligible for the course of study in Nursing, the candidates should be a minimum of 4’10″ in height and should be physically fit enough to discharge duties attached to the post of Nurse. Candidates who wish to apply for Nursing should duly fill the Section 8 of the application indicating true and accurate information of height fir physical condition.
However, according to the recruitment policy of the Ministry of Health only 5% out of the total number of recruitments will be for male nurses.
In addition, candidates who wish to be considered for admission to the under mentioned courses of study should apply to the respective University to sit the Aptitude Test, to be conducted by the respective Universities. The relevant University will publish a press notice calling for applications to sit the Aptitude Test and the candidate may contact the Registrar of the respective University / Senior Assistant Registrar of the respective Institute for further details.
Course of Study
Arts (SP) – Mass Media
Management fir Information Technology
Fashion Design fir Product Development
Information fir Communication Technology
Arts (SP) – Performing Arts
Science & Technology
Computer Science & Technology
Entrepreneurship & Management
Art fir Design
Drama & Theatre *
Visual & Technological Arts
Tea Technology & Value Addition
Industrial Information Technology
Mineral Resources & Technology
Sports Science & Management
Aquatic Resources Technology
Palm and latex Technology & Value Addition
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
MRT – University of Moratuwa
KLN – University of Kelaniya
RUSL – Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Vavuniya – Vavuniya Campus
UCSC – University of Colombo School of Computing
UJA – University of Jaffna
UWU – Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka
Sripalee – Sripalee Campus
SJP – University of Sri Jayewardenepura
SUSL – Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
UVPA – University of the Visual & Performing Arts
RAFA – Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts
SVIAS – Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies
* The University of the Visual fir Performing Arts will conduct the subject oriented practical tests for Music, Dance, Drama fir Theatre and Visual Arts.
University Grants Commission publish University Admission book for an Academic Year 2013/2014 Distributing Agents
University Admission book Available in Below Book Shops in Colombo
S.Godage fir Brothers, 675, Maradana Road, Colombo 10.
Sadeepa Book Shop, 1060, Maradana Road, Borella, Colombo 08.
Vijitha Yapa Book Shop, 130, S.Dc.S. Jayasinghc Mw. Kohuwala Nugegoda.
The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka invites applications for the award of Jinnah Scholarships to deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies for the O Levels and A Levels.
The Government of Pakistan has been awarding Jinnah Scholarships to Sri Lankan O Levels /A levels students for the past 9 years with approximately Rs. 35 Million worth of scholarships being awarded through the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka.
The scholarships are named after the great statesman and leader of the Sub Continent. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad AJi Jinnah, who is the founder of Pakistan.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of strict criteria involving merit and need for financial assistance. Under this programme, each successful student receives a stipend of SL Rs. 24,000 as assistance for one year to pursue their studies, the Government of Pakistan is awarding the Jinnah Educational Scholarships since 2005 and so far over 1000 Sri Lankan students have benefited from this scheme.
Application forms may be collected from the High Commission located at 42 & 44 Bullers Lane, Colombo 7. The forms can also be downloaded from here by Clicking below Link
Nearly half of the Ordinary Level (O/L) candidates have effectively failed the exam as they failed to obtain pass marks in Mathematics which is a compulsory subject.
According to statistics issued by the Education Ministry on Friday, of the 264,177 school candidates who sat for Mathematics on their first attempt, 112,987 or 42.77 per cent failed to obtain at least 40 per cent, the standard pass mark, or a simple pass.
Higher Education Ministry Secretary stated that passing in Mathematics was compulsory to pass the O/L exam, adding that, to qualify for the Advanced Level (A/ L), every student was required to obtain pass marks in Mathematics.
We allow some students who have passed in other subjects to enter the A/L stream, on the condition that they clear Mathematics before they sit for the AL exam. These students are allowed to offer only Mathematics in the following exam to enable them to sit for the A/L exam.
However, statistics released by the Education Ministry state that 66.67 per cent of school candidates taking the exam for the first time, qualified for the Al.
Meanwhile, over half the candidates who sat for the English Language paper at the O/L have also failed to obtain pass marks. Of the 264,157 students who sat, 52 per cent failed. Students performed better in Science where 67.5 per cent obtained pass marks.
The results of the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination 2013 have already been dispatched to Principals of Schools and to private candidates.
Application for Re-scrutiny of results of the above Examination, prepared on a form (30cm x 20cm) in accordance with the specimen of application, should be sent by Registered Post to reach the ’’Commissioner General of Examinations, Evaluation (School Exams) Branch, National Evaluation and Testing Service, Department of Examinations, Pelawatta, Battaramulla’’ on or before 25.04.2014. Please indicate “Re-Scrutiny of Results (O/L) 2013” on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.
In Re-scrutiny the relevant answer scripts are examined fully by a number of members of the Re-Scrutiny Board. The purpose of Re-Scrutiny is to evaluate answers or part of answers not evaluated properly and to correct any errors in calculation. It is notified that as a result of Re-Scrutiny either an upward revision or a downward revision of marks and grade is possible.
Before sending the applications, please make sure and satisfy yourself that the particulars given in the applications are correct.
Please adhere to the following instructions in preparing the application form:
Applications of school candidates should be sent through Principals of their respective schools, and private candidates should send their applications directly to the above address by Registered Post.
Applications should be prepared according to the specimen form.
The fee for Re-Scrutiny per subject is Rs. 150/ – (Hundred and Fifty Rupees). This amount should be paid to a Post Office / Sub Post Office (separate receipt for each application) and the receipt obtained should be pasted firmly on the other side of the application. Please note down the number of the above receipt and keep it along with the postal registration receipt of the application. (It is advisable to keep a photocopy of the receipt for payment, if possible).
Money, Stamps, Cheques, Money Orders or Postal Orders will not be accepted.
A separate application should be sent in respect of each subject applied for:
The Index Number, Name of the Examination Centre, Subject, Subject Number, Medium and Grade obtained as indicated in the results sheet should be correctly entered.
Applications with incorrect or incomplete information, those sent after the closing date and applications without the prescribed fee will be rejected without any information. Fees paid in respect of rejected applications will not be refunded.
Commissioner General of Examinations,
Evaluation (School Exams) Branch National Evaluation & Testing Service,
Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka,
Private candidates should complete 1 to 7 only.
Application should be sent by Registered Post to reach the Commissioner General of Examinations, Evaluation (School Exams) Branch, National Evaluation & ‘lasting Service, Department of Examinations, Pelawatta, Battaramulla.
See below image for more information and specimen of calls G.C.E. (O/L) Examination 2013 Re-Scrutiny form
The Japanese government has granted Rs. 100 million under its Non-Project Counterpart Fund to implement two projects identified by the Sri Lankan government aimed at facilitating the implementation of the Trilingual Language Policy of Sri Lanka.
The first project is capacity building of language teachers in the general education system promoting a Trilingual Sri Lanka.
Rs. 80.24 million will be provided for this project for teacher development and capacity building by improving the quality of learning and teaching of Sinhala, Tamil, and English to promote trilingual Sri Lanka.
The project will be implemented by the Education Ministry and would support the development of teacher training material and conducting of training programs at provincial, zonal and divisional levels, establishment of quality circles of language teachers etc. The second project is the preparation of handbook for the use of government officers in all IV levels.
Rs. 20 million will be provided for this project for printing of study packs based on syllables prepared for second language proficiency in all four levels of public officers and the printing of related course modules. This project will be implemented by the National Languages and Social Integration Ministry.
The two projects are expected to benefit around 54,150 language teachers (Sinhala, Tamil, and English), nearly four million primary to secondary level students and 1.3 million public officers and the public as a whole.
Japan considers these two projects of great importance in terms of facilitating national reconciliation through promoting a Trilingual Sri Lanka enabling all communities to communicate with each other with ease and understanding. Japan hopes that these projects will enhance the government’s efforts towards reconciliation.
Department of Education invites applications for the G.C.E (A/L) Examination applications for the Private candidates.
The Applications of private candidates for the above examination will be received from 24.02.2014 to 28.03.2014. Candidates are advised to read this notice carefully and follow the instructions given herein before filling up the application forms and also to make sure to select exactly the correct Town Number and Subject Numbers. Candidates are allowed to offer a maximum of three main subjects.
Private Candidate (Only those who have obtained the school-leaving certificate can apply as private candidates. It is completely prohibited for anyone to sit this examination as a private candidate, while still being in school. If such a sitting is discovered, the examination results will be invalidated and they will be debarred from sitting any future examinations)
Needs of G.C.E (A/L) General English Subject too
Apart from the three main subjects and the Common General Test, candidates may apply for the subject, “General English” too. However, the grade obtained for this subject will not be considered for University Entrance. The grade received will be entered in the G.C.E. (A.L.) Certificate.
The Education Ministry declared February 28 as a school holiday for Hindu schools in view of Maha Sivarathri observations. Ministry Secretary Anura Dissanayake said. Hindu schools will function on March 8 to cover the holiday he said.
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.
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.
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.