Secretary to the Education Ministry Sunil Hettiarachchi and U.S. Peace Corps/Sri Lanka Country Director Kris Besch signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on August 9 to formalize support for English education by bringing U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers back to Sri Lanka.
Government's program to provide 13 years of continued education to Sri Lankan students will commence from next year at 860 schools island wide. Although the primary and secondary level education due to the free education policy has achieved significant improvement in Sri Lanka, it has been observed that approximately, 80,000 students of about 250,000 to 300,000 students, who sit for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination leave the school system annually when they failed to qualify for the GCE Advanced Level based on the Ordinary Level results.
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says measures will be taken in near future to reduce charges for 46 various services at private hospitals.Addressing a the Kalutara district conference of All Island Private Pharmacy Owners Association at Panorama Hotel in Kalutara today, the Minister said the prices for services offered at private hospitals will be regulated and requested the private hospitals to provide humanitarian services not only profitable services.
Our government is responsible and respects the worker for fighting for his demands, but our commitment to the tenets of democracy and human rights should not be perceived as weakness Prime Minister's Chief of Staff and Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka says.
Sri Lanka Army's annual international defence conference, the 'Colombo Defence Seminar 2018' is to be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) at the end of this month. This was revealed at a press briefing held to announce of the event at the Hotel Galadari in Colombo, today (07). The two-day conclave is to be held under the theme, 'Security in an Era of Global Disruptions' on the 30th and 31st (August).
Four railway workers have been interdicted in connection with Monday evening’s train accident at Panaliya, near Polgahawela. Over 30 passengers were injured after two trains collided at Panaliya. Transport Ministry spokesman said the driver, assistant driver, the chief guard and the assistant guard were interdicted pending an inquiry. Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva had directed to appoint a special three-member committee to conduct a comprehensive inquiry into the accident.