For boys born between 01st February 2010 and 31st January 2011, Applications should be made on forms obtainable from Cashier – Zahira College between 8.30 am to 2.00 pm on any school day from 02nd March 2015 to 31st March 2015 on payment of Rs.800/-
Parents /Legal Guardians (Documentary evidence required) should call over personally with their National Identity Cards along with the child’s original Birth Certificate and copies of the same.
Duly filled applications under Registered Post should reach us on or before 20th April 2015.
Ladies’ College invites application forms for admission to Nursery & Grade 1 for the Year 2016. And application forms will be available at the school office from 2nd to 6th March 2015 between 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. (Working days only)
Vacancies also exist in the Tamil medium – Grade 4 (2016).
The Colombo YMBA will award scholarships to students of schools in the neighborhood of the Colombo YMBA, Borella.
The schools include Ananda College, Nalanda College, Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Gothami Balika Vidyakya, Yashodara Balika Vidyalaya, D.S. Sena-nayake College, Ratnaveli Balika Vidyalaya and Susamaya-wardhana Vidyalaya.
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of a criteria adopted by the Colombo YMBA Trust Committee for students who have passed GCE O/L in 2013 and are continuing studies in AL classes. For details, contact Colombo YMBA Maj. Gen. Janmika Liyanage on Tel: 2682397 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms for admission to Grade 1 – 2016 will be available from Wednesday, 18th February 2015 to Wednesday, 25th February 2015 from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon, on school days only, from the School office. Last day for receiving applications by Registered Post will be Wednesday, 18th March 2015.
The Kandy Trinity College announces that the Application forms for the grand 1 admission for 2016 (age 5 By 31st January 2016) are available to personal callers only, on payment of Rs.1000/= & submission of the original birth certificate of the child, between 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon from 18th February to 26th February 2015 at the College.
Applications must be sent under Registered Cover, with “Application for Grade 1-2016” written on top left corner of the envelope, to the Principal,Trinity College, Kandy.
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.
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
Schools, especially school media societies islandwide, are invited to apply for a photography competition and exhibition organized by the Ministry of Education.
Minister Bandula Gunawardena is seen here with South Korean ambassador to Sri Lanka, Chang Won- Sam at the opening ceremony
A circular in this regard has been sent by Education Ministry Secretary Anura Dissanayake to all Provincial Education Secretaries, Provincial Education Directors, Zonal Education Directors and school Principals.
According to the Education Ministry, the photography competition will be conducted according to standards set by the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka, with government and government approved private school students being eligible to apply for the competition.
The theme of the competition is “Our World As I See It”, and will fall under two categories, members of a school media society and non-members. The two age groups are below 16 years and below 21 years. Applicants should be below the age stipulated when submitting the application. A contestant can submit a maximum of four photographs.
All photographs should be digital and in jpeg/srgp modes, and should be submitted in CD or a DVD. Software such as photoshop is prohibited, while watermarks or signatures are not permitted.
Application forms and further photo requirements are stated in the Education Ministry’s website or, contact the Director of Co-curricular Activities, Guidance and Counseling & Peace Education branch of the Education Ministry.
Students are requested to submit genuine photographs, as copying from the internet or any other source will be disqualified.
Closing date for applications is September 15, 2014. Winners will be awarded medals and certificates along with consolation prizes. A special certificate will be awarded for the best monochrome photograph.
“The purpose of this competition is to promote photography as a hobby among schoolchildren. This also enhances creativity among students and to choose a career as professional photographers,” Mr. Dissanayake said.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
The English literary & drama society of St.Peter’s College, Colombo 04 together with the OBU & PTA Present A Christmas Wish the Musical show by Neidra Williams & Johan Bastians on 6th ,7th and 8th December 2013 at 7.30 pm At the Lionel Wendt.
Tickets available at St. Peter’s College Gym and www.wow.Ik for more information see below image
Northwood College, Colombo invites applications for the new enrolment of pre-school educations with small classes with student centered learning. Teaching robotics from the age of 7, leadership development from a very young age. Range of sports and extracurricular activities.
For more information visit Main School: No 103, Dr. N M Perera Road (Cotta Rd), Colombo 8, call on 0112695103 or Pre-School : No 388, Robert Gunawardana Mawatha, Battaramulla. Tel : 0112053044 | Mob : 0777 486299, 0777 122221, 0778 774906
The University Grants Commissions (UGC) yesterday announced that cut off marks for University admission relevant to year 2012 G.C.E (A/L) examinations will be leased by of this week (8th to 10th November 2013) .
The UGC Chairman Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama states UGC to study ways to cut down the period between release of G.C.E (A/L) results and Admission of Students to University.
The government has decided to close 29 schools in the Colombo city from November 6th to 19th in view of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in Colombo, the Ministry of Education said. 6 more schools will also be closed from November 7, 8 and 9 during this period.
The schools that will be closed in the Colombo district from November 6th to 19th November 2013
Mahanama College Colombo
Baron Jayathilaka College, Maligawatle
Rajasinghe College Maligawatte
Ashoka Vidyalaya Maradana
Ananda College, Maradana,
Viharamahadevi Girls’ School, Maradana
Sangaraja College, Maradana
Holy Rosary Sinhala School Slave Island
Holy Rosary Tamil School, Slave Island
T.B Jayah College, Slave Island
Al- Iqbal College, Slave Island
Mihindu College. Keselwatte
Al- Hikma College, Keselwatte
Kotahena Central College
St. Paul’s Girls’ School Milagiriya
Hindu College, Bambalapitiya
Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo-5
Isipathana College, Colombo-5
C.W.W. Kannan-gara Maha Vidyalaya, Borella
Susamayawardena College, Borella
Royal College, Colombo- 7
D. S Senanayake College, Colombo- 7
Thurstan College, Colombo-7
Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalya Colombo- 5
Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Maradana
Gothami Balika Vidyalaya. Maradana
Nalanda College, Borella
Mahabodhi Vidyalaya, Colombo 10
Saripuththa Vidyalaya, Colombo-5
In addition to the above, three other schools closed from 9th November
Rathna-wali Balika Vidyalaya Borella
S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike College Borella
Clifton Giris’ School, Maradana –
Andiambalama Maha Vidyalaya will be closed from Novembers to 18
Al- Hi-daya College Maradana and A. E. Gunasinghe College, Colombo will be closed from November9 to 19.
The Department of Examination Publish the G.C.E O/L Examination 2011 evaluation report Now, this evaluation report would help for the students who sitting their examination on December 2013 to evaluate where the students goes wrong in past and correct it now.
These kinds of evaluations reports should read by the teachers who teach of G.C.E (O/L) examinations to improve the students’ skills towards to obtain better result
Click Here to download your Subject wise Evaluation report in Sinhala, Tamil or English
The Leading Visakha nursery calls Admissions for the Year 2014, those who wish to send their kids to Visakha Nursery could visit to Visakha Nursery on weekdays from 8.30 Am to 12.00 Noon to collect Application form.
The Visakha Nursery will fulfil the below stated quality jobs with prenatal care
A New Pathway to Montessori / Preschool Education…
Visakha Nursery SCHOOL is a well established Educational institution aiming to bring the best out in each child to fulfil his / her potential.
Admission – 2 ½ Years to 5+ Years
Qualified & Experienced team of dedicated Teaching Staff
School Curriculum in English Medium
Colour ful, attractive & exciting environment for young learners
A well equipped children’s Play area
A well equipped Computer Lab for the use of the kids
Convenient location with easy access from two Main Roads with 24 hrs Security
Modern Teaching methods with the use of AMI apparatus along with a well designed curriculum and all round exposure of the child to Art @ Craft, Music, Dancing, Ballet, and Elocution / Speech