Nearest Day-out destination for Colombo living– The Pier Bolgoda

The Pier Bolgoda is the one of the best day out destination for friends and family. As this The Pier Bolgoda located to in Lake in front in Moratuwa. The traveling time from Colombo and greater Colombo to this The Pier Bolgoda is less than an hour.

Therefore you will have more time to spend with your family and friends and creating memories.

The The Pier Bolgoda offer the range of features such as,

  • Many Interior and Exterior scenes available on site for photography and video filming
  • living space in three floor levels
  • 4 comfortably furnished double bedrooms with attached bathrooms
  • a lobby over looking pool and garden
  • well equipped pantry and modern kitchen
  • karaoke lounge, grass carpeted lawn with uninterrupted lake view
  • swimming pool with pool bar and many more amenities.

For more details and reservation contact to Surangi on 0701922445 or see below image

Nearest Day-out destination for Colombo – The Pier Bolgoda
Nearest Day-out destination for Colombo – The Pier Bolgoda

Holiday Bungalow in Nuwara Elia – Grand Lake View

You and your love one, family or friends may looking forward to spend a weekend or long holidays from your busy work schedule. Nuwara Elia is one of the best choice for this season.

But finding a suitable accommodation within reach of central attraction and finding it within your budget around Nuwara Elia is a big task.

The Grand Lake View bungalow is fullfill your requirement of all above as best choice. And the Nuwara Elia Grand Lake View bungalow comes with a special benefits of below

  • large dining area over looking lake gergory & surrounding hills
  • TV Lounge with fire place, Wi-Fi and Internet Facilities
  • Fully Furnish room with hot & cold water facilities
  • well equipped modern kitchen
  • provide a cook, caretaker
  • Parking space available

for more details see below image or call Grand Lake View on 0712270732

Holiday Bungalow in Nuwara Elia – Grand Lake View
Holiday Bungalow in Nuwara Elia – Grand Lake View

St Thomas’ Preparatory School Admissions for Grade 1 in January 2017

St Thomas’ Preparatory School invites applications for Grade 1 Sinhala and Tamil Medium. Boys seeking admission should have completed Five years of age on 31.01.2017.

Application forms are available at the school office on any school day between 8.00am to 3.00pm. Commencing from February 8th to 12th February 2016.

cost of an application form is Rs. 500/-. the purchases and submission of an application form shall not guarantee admission to the school.

Application closing date 29th February 2016.

for more detail see below image or visit St Thomas’ Preparatory School.

St Thomas' Preparatory School Admissions for Grade 1 in January 2017
St Thomas’ Preparatory School Admissions for Grade 1 in January 2017

Royal – Thomian Big Match 2015 – 136th Battle of the Blues Cricket Encounter 2015

Here is historical 136th Battle of the Blues Cricket Encounter 2015 of Royal – Thomian Big Match schedule to be from 12th to 14th March 2015.

Tickets will be available for sale at the Royal College Union Office and The Administrative Office of the S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, Old Boys’ Association from Friday the 06th March 2015 from 9.00am – 4.00pm.

3 day Match on 12th, 13th & 14th of March 2015
S.S.C Pavilion Up stairs Rs. 2,950/-
S.S.C Pavilion Down stairs Rs. 2,900/-
Browns Stand (former Seylan Pavilion) Rs. 2,450/-
One day Limited Over Mustangs Trophy on 21st March 2015
S.S.C Pavilion Up stairs Rs. 500/-
S.S.C Pavilion Down stairs Rs. 500/-
Browns Stand (former Seylan Pavilion) Rs. 350/-


Kindly note the tickets will be sold on first come first serve basis, on submission of membership cards.

For more details contact to Hon, Secretary, Royal-Thomian Cricket Joint Match Organizing Committee 2015 or see below image


Royal – Thomian Big Match 2015 - 136th Battle of the Blues Cricket Encounter 2015
Royal – Thomian Big Match 2015 – 136th Battle of the Blues Cricket Encounter 2015

24 Schools closed for A/L paper marking

Some 24 schools island wide will be closed for 13 days from September 14 due to the commencement of phase two of the 2014 A/L answer script evaluations.

The Education Ministry announcing the closure said only seven of these schools would be completely closed due to the evaluation process. Among the seven schools that would be completely closed were

  • Ananda College,
  • D.S. Senanayake College,
  • Lakdas College,
  • Uswathun Hasna Vidyalaya,
  • Sudharma Vidyalaya,
  • Rahula Vidyalaya
  • Vishaka Girls’ High School.


The other schools that would only be partially closed were

  • Lumbini Vidyalaya,
  • Welapura Maha Vidyalaya,
  • Gampaha Rathnavali Balika Vidyalaya,
  • Wayamba Harischandra Vidyalaya,
  • Kurunegala Royal College,
  • Kuliyapitiya Central College,
  • St Joseph’s Maha Vidyalaya,
  • Seevali Central College,
  • Swarnamali Girls Schools,
  • Kandy Girls High School,
  • Eeeriyagama Pushpadana Vidyalaya,
  • Seevali Maha Vidyalaya Anuradhapura,
  • St. Joseph’s College,
  • Sicilia Girls School Batticaloa,
  • Jaffna Central College,
  • Vavuniya Shaiva Prakash College
  • Kalmunai Carmel Fatima Balika Vidyalaya.

NHDA’s World Habitat Day Art & Essay competition for schoolchildren

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

Photography competition for schoolchildren – Submit on or before September 15, 2014

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.

Children’s Holiday Camps for School children by ESoft Metro Campus

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
Location: Esoft Metro Campus, Block A
Medium: English
Elegibility: School Children (9 to 12 Years Old)
Camp fee: Rs. 7,500.00

8.30 Am to 5.00 Pm


For more details see below image or contact to Esoft Metro Campus in Colombo 4

Children’s Holiday Camps for School children by ESoft Metro Campus`
Children’s Holiday Camps for School children by ESoft Metro Campus

Nearly half fail O/L-2013 Maths and hence fail exam

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.


February 28, 2014 is holiday for Hindu schools

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.

29 Schools in Colombo Close for CHOGM – from 6th to 19th November 2013 (Name List Attached)

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

  1. Mahanama College Colombo
  2. Baron Jayathilaka College, Maligawatle
  3. Rajasinghe College Maligawatte
  4. Ashoka Vidyalaya Maradana
  5. Ananda College, Maradana,
  6. Viharamahadevi Girls’ School, Maradana
  7. Sangaraja College, Maradana
  8. Holy Rosary Sinhala School Slave Island
  9. Holy Rosary Tamil School, Slave Island
  10. T.B Jayah College, Slave Island
  11. Al- Iqbal College, Slave Island
  12. Mihindu College. Keselwatte
  13. Al- Hikma College, Keselwatte
  14. Kotahena Central College
  15. St. Paul’s Girls’ School Milagiriya
  16. Hindu College, Bambalapitiya
  17. Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo-5
  18. Isipathana College, Colombo-5
  19. C.W.W. Kannan-gara Maha Vidyalaya, Borella
  20. Susamayawardena College, Borella
  21. Royal College, Colombo- 7
  22. D. S Senanayake College, Colombo- 7
  23. Thurstan College, Colombo-7
  24. Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalya Colombo- 5
  25. Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Maradana
  26. Gothami Balika Vidyalaya. Maradana
  27. Nalanda College, Borella
  28. Mahabodhi Vidyalaya, Colombo 10
  29. Saripuththa Vidyalaya, Colombo-5

In addition to the above, three other schools closed from 9th November

  1. Rathna-wali Balika Vidyalaya Borella
  2. S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike College Borella
  3. 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.