The Lotus Tower that Is being constructed down D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha has reached a height of 50 metres now.
The telecommunication regulatory official stated that feasibility studies for the second, phase of the project are ongoing with the finalisations to structural drawings. It will take another one or two months for the feasibility studies to be completed. Once that is done, the papers will be submitted to the Cabinet for approval.
The second phase of the project will have a massive car park and shopping mall and is being designed by the University of Moratuwa.
The first phase of the project that the ongoing construction is being funded by a loan obtained from a Chinese bank.
With communication towers, museums, food courts and administrative offices, the tower would be a communication hub for both public and private sectors. The Lotus Tower will stand 350 metres in height and will be the tallest building in the country once completed.
Authority (UDA) is to begin constructing seven new housing schemes in Colombo for low- income earners.
The authority said its target was 10,000 housing units under the new phase which is scheduled to be completed within 18 months. The project at Applewatta, Maligawatta, Aluth Mawatha in Mattakkuliya Madampitiya. Kimbulala, Bloemendhal and Torrington have been given to local construction companies such as MAGA, Tudawe Brothers, Access, Sierra, State Engineering Corporation, Sanken and CML MTD.
UDA official stated four new housing schemes are to be completed at Aluth Mawatha. Mattakkuliya and one each at the other sites. The houses are being built on plots of land that have been released after a number of low-income earners were resettled in recently completed government housing schemes.
Further stated that while the construction cost of one unit would be Rs. 3.5 million the complete cost of a housing unit including the cost of equipment electricity and a water supply would cost the authority Rs. 6.8 million each. The families relocated in these schemes would have to make an initial payment of Rs. 50,000 and Rs.3,000 each to cover the cost of construction.
The UDA has a target of constructing 30,000 housing units by 2015. Constructing housing schemes around the city have been a part of a large scale Colombo redevelopment plan. The project looks into issues such as flooding, garbage, the lack of open spaces and usable pavements. We have already resolved most of & them. Housing for low-income earners is the only one remaining to be resolved.
The UDA said that studies showed that there were 68,812 low-income houses in Colombo. “40,000 of them are not fit for living. We started constructing 14,000 housing units in 2011 and the construction of 10,000 is to began, We hope to complete 30,000 units by 2015.
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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
These are the common question from every srilankan who is badly affect from the electricity fare hike in recent past, The electricity fare revision was badly harmed to the domestic/home user; who using Electricity consumption from 50 to 700 Units, where it is bit attractive to industrialise users more than 700 units.
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McDonald’s Srilanka offers McSpicy Chicken mean for the affordable price of Rs. 590.00. Delicious chunks of boneless crispy spicy chicken with Mayonnaise and fresh iceberg lettuce on a sesame seed bun.
ABA Srilanka organised a Lion’s Cup International Boxing tournament 2014 from 28th April to 2nd May 2014, with the participation of 10 countries of Australia, Belgium, Chinese, Taipei, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Those who are interest could visit for the observation at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium 3.00 Pm onwards, for more details see below image
Amante a Srilankan Branded Lingerie, Sportswear, Swimwear and Sleepwear manufacturer and retailer offers an amazing promotion of 25% off for Sampath Bank Credit card at amante Boutique, Racecourse Mall, Colombo 07.
The offer valid on 25th, 26th, 27th April and 2nd, 3rd, 4th May 2014
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.
University of Moratuwa, Faculty of Engineering Department of Mathematics invites applicatons for the M.Sc./PG Diploma in Business Statistics -2014/2015 (MBS).
Statistics is a much versatile subject which can be applied in almost any field. During the recent past, there has been an increasing demand to train staff in the Government Departments, Private Organizations, Research Institutes etc. to derive inferences from primary or secondary data, for the benefit of decision making process. The MBS program is designed for those who wish to extend or update their knowledge through a postgraduate qualification in statistical applications in diverse fields. This program focuses to train students for excellent quantitative skills in data analysis, to derive information from data and importantly able to communicate the statistical results to others with confidence. The course is structured with the combination of theory and applications in various fields of statistics including the analysis of categorical, multivariate, financial data etc. More emphasis is paid on the improvement of analytical skills in the use of statistics to real practical problems using common statistical packages. The course consists of 40 credits of course modules and 20 credits for research project.
M.Sc./PG Diploma in Business Statistics Eligibility Requirement
An Honours Bachelor’s Degree of the University of Moratuwa OR
Any other four-year Degree in relevant field from a recognized University as may be approved by the Senate OR
Any other three year Degree in a relevant field from a recognized University and a minimum period of one year of appropriate experience after obtaining such Degree as may be approved by the Senate OR
Any recognized category of membership of a recognized Professional Institute obtained through an academic route and with a minimum of one year of recognized appropriate experience after obtaining such membership as may be approved by the Senate
Ministry of Higher Education announces a Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships offered under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships Programme – 2015
Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the award of College of Technology, Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships offered by the Japanese Government under the above Scholarships programme for the academic Year 2015.
Application Closing date : 23.05.2014
Further details and the form of application can be downloaded from the Ministry of Higher Education website : www.mohe.gov.Ik
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The issuance of annual licences for domestic elephants has been extended until April 30, a Wildlife Conservation Department official said.
The official said the department issued about 300 licences so far for keeping domestic elephants, adding that the majority of them were issued to the National Zoological Department.
He said after this deadline, raids would be conducted and legal action taken against the owners who keep domestic elephants without a valid licence.
The official said the suitability of the owner of the elephant is checked before a licence is issued.
Certified documents including six side photos of the elephant, a note on how the animal was received, duration of possession, the purchasing receipt and other information should be submitted with the filled application form of the department when applying for the licence.
The annual licence fee is Rs. 250 with an addition of 12% VAT
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.