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Applications call for 100000 jobs to unskilled youths

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Applications for 100000 jobs to unskilled youths
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All recruits to the proposed ‘Multi-Purpose Development Task Force’ will be absorbed into the permanent cadre of the public service from October 1 following a seven-month training programme, the President’s Media Office said in a press release.

Sri Lanka Government has called for applications from the unemployed youth between 18-45 years, who have educational qualifications below the ordinary level, for the establishment of the task force.

Relevant model application can be get via Dinamina, Thinakaran and Daily News newspapers on January 20th

Dinamina Sinhala

Daily News English

Thinakaran Tamil

The draft application form was published in newspapers on January 20. (Download it from above links).

The duly filled applications must be handed over to the Grama Niladhari Officer in the relevant area before February 15.

The Grama Niladhari Officers are required to forward the applications to the Divisional Secretary by February 20 after certifying the details.

The initiative aims to recruit 100,000 low income youth to fill many unskilled employment opportunities in Government and affiliated institutions.

All of them will be entitled to a monthly allowance of Rs. 22,500 during the training period. Those who complete the training successfully will be recruited into the permanent cadre and will also be entitled for pension.

Secretary to the President Dr.P. B. Jayasundara, in the release said that certifying false information could lead to disciplinary action. The interviews for recruitment will be held within five days from February 26 at the Divisional Secretariats or a public place named by the Divisional Secretary. The interviewees are encouraged to present a certificate obtained by the Grama Niladhari Officer and other relevant documents during the interview.

The training for the successful candidates will commence on March 3. The Government will create a labour pool to implement the project.“The recruits will not be detached from their families and they will be given appointments in the same area where they are resided or in close proximity to that. They will also get foreign employment opportunities later based on their satisfactory service, excellent performance and discipline,” the press release added.

The programme was initiated based on a concept of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The notification for calling of 100000 jobs applications issued by January 20, 2020. Interested parties can be apply. Job interviews for low-income earners to begin from February 26.

The government’s Multi-purpose Developmental Task Force is set to commence employment interviews from the 26th of February. The notification for calling of applications issued by January 20, 2020.

This aims to provide employment opportunities to 100,000 low-income earners, stated President’s Media Division.

The interviews commencing from February 26 will be carried out over 05 days at Divisional Secretariats and other public places designated by the Divisional Secretary.

100,000 people from low income families with no formal education will be provided with employment in sectors such as masonry, carpentry, agriculture, fisheries and forest conservation after being trained under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence and the tri-forces.

In a bid to empower families eligible for the Samurdhi benefits and unskilled youth from low income families with no formal education, the government is to establish a Multi-Purpose Development Task Force, a program to generate 100,000 employment opportunities aimed at eradicating poverty.

Under this scheme youths belonging to the poorest of poor families will be selected. This would provide an income to the poorest families and that would raise the living standards of those families.

Once trained and absorbed into specific areas, they will receive a monthly salary of Rs.35,000 and plans are ahead to provide employment opportunities in the residential area itself.

The recruitment will be conducted under the supervision of Buddhist monks and other heads of religious places, government agents and public officials. The assistance of security force officials will also be provided for the recruitment process.

The youths will be employed in hospitals and government offices as unskilled workers and in other departments such as fisheries and wildlife after training them in the required skins. They will also trained in skills such as carpentry, mason and other such vocations and deploy to the government services where such workers are required.

GCE O/L Exam Results Release 2020 March 28

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2020 O/L Exam Details
2019 2020 Sri Lanka OL Exam results Timetable application

2019 GCE Ordinary Level Examination (O/L Exam Results) results will be release 2020 March 28, according to Examination Department sources. Examination Commissioner has NOT yet confirmed any results release date or time.

2019 Sri Lanka OL Exam results
2019 Sri Lanka OL Exam results

2019 O/L Exam Results Release to Sri Lanka Examination Department official website http://www.doenets.lk. Few years ago, official website was slow as huge web traffic. Use below websites http://www.exams.gov.lk or http://www.results.exams.gov.lk or check via SMS.

Official websites

http://www.doenets.lk.

http://www.exams.gov.lk

http://www.results.exams.gov.lk

Commissioner General of Examinations says evaluation process of the answer scripts of the G.C.E.(O/L Exam) Examination 2019 will be end 2020 January 26.

2019 GCE O/L Exam commenced on December 2. Exam lasted till December 12. Exam held at 4,987 examination centers islandwide. 2020 O/L exam will held on December month and relevant timetable and other applications will be release future dates.

Ragging affected students to admit universities

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Rag victims to admit University again Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka University Ragging Campus Rag Nawaka Wadaya News

Sri Lanka government has decided to appoint a special committee to provide relief to students who were victimized by Ragging at universities, campuses and higher education institutions, Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said. Government will take steps to enroll students who left the higher education system due to ragging, back into state-run universities.

Minister Bandula Gunawardena said in the year 2018 alone, 2000 students have left higher education.

When the Sri Lankan university system enrolls 30,000 students annually, another 20,000 go abroad for higher studies. The number of students refusing university admissions has increased due to ragging. Also a significant number of students have been hospitalized and have committed suicide due to physical and mental torture. This could be considered a national crime, the Minister said.

The committee will focus on students who have left the university due to ragging in recent years. The Minister stated that announcements will be made in newspaper advertisements to call for complaints and appeals to gather evidence.

Seven members have been proposed to the committee. The committee is chaired by former Supreme Court Judge Dr. Saleem Marsoof. Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Narada Warnasuriya, Dean of Pali and Buddhist Studies at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Magammana Pragnananda Thero, Rev. Dr. Bennett Shantha Fernando, former Vice Chancellor of Uva University Dr. Chandra Ambuldeniya, and President’s Counsel Prasanna Lal de Alwis are the other members of the committee.

Prof. Janitha Liyanage, vice president of the University Grants Commission will serve as the convener and the secretary of the Committee.

This committee will conduct fair, impartial probes into the reasons for students dropping out of universities as a result of Sri Lanka ragging and submit recommendations to the Higher Education Minister within 90 days.The minister stated that he expects to provide relief for students who suffered because of ragging incidents since 2015. As per the Universities Act students cannot enter a local university if they fail to enroll once after receiving admission. Minister Gunawardena said the committee will look into this matter as well.

Sri Lanka provide 100000 jobs to unskilled youth.

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Sri Lanka Multi-task Human Resource Force
Sri Lanka Government Plans to provide 100000 jobs to unskilled youths in 2020.

All recruits to the proposed ‘Multi-Purpose Development Task Force’ will be absorbed into the permanent cadre of the public service from October 1 following a seven-month training programme, the President’s Media Office said in a press release.

Sri Lanka Government has called for applications from the unemployed youth between 18-45 years, who have educational qualifications below the ordinary level, for the establishment of the task force.

Relevant model application can be get via Dinamina, Thinakaran and Daily News newspapers on January 20th

Dinamina Sinhala

Daily News English

Thinakaran Tamil

The draft application form was published in newspapers on January 20. (Download it from above links).

The duly filled applications must be handed over to the Grama Niladhari Officer in the relevant area before February 15.

The Grama Niladhari Officers are required to forward the applications to the Divisional Secretary by February 20 after certifying the details.

The initiative aims to recruit 100,000 low income youth to fill many unskilled employment opportunities in Government and affiliated institutions.

All of them will be entitled to a monthly allowance of Rs. 22,500 during the training period. Those who complete the training successfully will be recruited into the permanent cadre and will also be entitled for pension.

Secretary to the President Dr.P. B. Jayasundara, in the release said that certifying false information could lead to disciplinary action. The interviews for recruitment will be held within five days from February 26 at the Divisional Secretariats or a public place named by the Divisional Secretary. The interviewees are encouraged to present a certificate obtained by the Grama Niladhari Officer and other relevant documents during the interview.

The training for the successful candidates will commence on March 3. The Government will create a labour pool to implement the project.“The recruits will not be detached from their families and they will be given appointments in the same area where they are resided or in close proximity to that. They will also get foreign employment opportunities later based on their satisfactory service, excellent performance and discipline,” the press release added.

The programme was initiated based on a concept of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The plan to recruit 100,000 unskilled youths to multi-task human resource force (100000 Jobs to youth) has reached its final stage. This is being done under the Vision for Progress envisaged in the election manifesto of Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The notification for calling of applications would be issued by January 20, 2020. The youths belonging to the poorest families are eligible to apply.

More than 100,000 people from low income families with no formal education will be provided with employment in sectors such as masonry, carpentry, agriculture, fisheries and forest conservation after being trained under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence and the tri-forces.

In a bid to empower families eligible for the Samurdhi benefits and unskilled youth from low income families with no formal education, the government is to establish a Multi-Purpose Development Task Force, a program to generate 100,000 employment opportunities aimed at eradicating poverty.

Under this scheme youths belonging to the poorest of poor families will be selected. This would provide an income to the poorest families and that would raise the living standards of those families.

Once recruited they will be provided with skills training and deploy to different public sector institutions for employment. While deploying them the youths will get priority to join an institution closer to their residences. Under this scheme, unemployed graduates will also get employment to manage this recruitment, training and job deployment.

The Multi-Purpose Development Task Force will also assist government officials to maintain state properties and other civil activities. These would include programes geared at preventing Dengue, assisting during times of natural disasters, uplifting rural infrastructure facilities and coast conservation.

Once trained and absorbed into specific areas, they will receive a monthly salary of Rs.35,000 and plans are ahead to provide employment opportunities in the residential area itself.

The recruitment will be conducted under the supervision of Buddhist monks and other heads of religious places, government agents and public officials. The assistance of security force officials will also be provided for the recruitment process.

The youths will be employed in hospitals and government offices as unskilled workers and in other departments such as fisheries and wildlife after training them in the required skins. They will also trained in skills such as carpentry, mason and other such vocations and deploy to the government services where such workers are required.

2020 University Z Score Cut Off Marks Release June or July months

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2020 Z Score Cut off marks release Sri Lanka UGC Campus University
Z Score Cutoff marks release Sri Lanka UGC Campus University 2020

University Grants Commission UGC sources say much awaited Z Score cut-off marks for entrance to university for the new academic year will release 2020 June – July months. Sri Lanka UGC has not yet announced the exact release date. “Lanka Education News” extracted past few years Z Score release dates.


Z Score Cut off Marks

Year Cut Off Marks Released
2010 A/L May 27, 2011
2011 A/L December 28, 2012
2012 A/L November 9, 2013
2013 A/L September 6, 2014
2014 A/L October 6, 2015
2015 A/L September 20, 2016
2016 A/L June 6, 2017
2017 A/L July 26, 2018 
2018 A/L July 26, 2019
2019 A/L June 20, 2020*

*forecast data

Meanwhile Government planning to prepare a mechanism to admit students to universities within 6 months period after A/L exam results release, said Minister Bandula Gunawardene. Currently it takes about one year to admit students to local universities.  

University Z Score Cut Off Marks Release June July months
Sri Lanka University New Academic Year 2019 2020

Academic activities of Medical & Engineering faculties will start before 2020 November end. According to the reliable sources other faculties (Management, Science, Arts) will start from 2020 December to February 2021 period.

University Z Score Cut Off Marks to release 2020 June to www.ugc.ac.lk

Minimum Z-scores for selection to courses of study of universities in respect of each district and detailed information of course selection based on the GCE (A/L) Examination in 2019 can be accessed through the following modes after release;


1. Websites

www.ugc.ac.lk

www.selection.ugc.ac.lk


2. Call 1919 (Government Information Centre)


3. SMS to 1919

Format:  ugc <space> Index Number -> send to 1919

Example: ugc 2223322 ->send to 1919


4. Call UGC – 0112695301, 0112695302, 0112692357, 0112675854

University Entrance process will be as follows. 

  1. A/L Results release
  2. University Hand Book release
  3. Buy University handbook & read it carefully
  4. Online Registration & Send print out via post to UGC
  5. Based on students’ desired course students have to apply for Aptitude tests after publishing on national newspapers. 
  6. Sit for Aptitude Tests depend on their selected courses. Then aptitude test results will released by relevant universities.
  7. Re-scrutinized / Re- correction A/Level results release. 
  8. Z score cut off marks will be release (June-July)
  9. University Registration via online
  10. Students will receive selected Course & University

Sri Lanka government planning to admit additional students intake for 2019/2020 new academic year. The university intake of students from the 2019 G.C.E Advanced Level examination will be increased by 25 percent for which discussions with universities and other stakeholders are on, Sri Lanka Information and Communications Technology, Higher Education, and Technology Innovation Minister Dr.Bandula Gunawardena said.

Sri Lanka recruit 50000 unemployed university graduates for state sector jobs by March

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Sri Lanka to recruit 50,000 unemployed university graduates for state sector jobs by March

In line with its election pledge, the new government of Sri Lanka is to provide employment opportunities in the state sector for about 50,000 unemployed graduates by 1 March this year, according to Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma.

The initiative will be Sri Lanka’s biggest unemployed graduate recruitment programme for the state sector, surpassing the recruitment of 48,000 unemployed graduates in 2012 under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.

The aim is to help reduce the unemployment rate to below 4%. Currently, the overall unemployment rate in Sri Lanka is 5.1% and the youth unemployment rate (age 15-24 years) is 23.3%, according to the Sri Lanka Labour Force Survey.

Government Jobs for Unemployed university graduates in Sri Lanka
Government Jobs for Unemployed university graduates in Sri Lanka

Following the surprise change of government in mid-November last year, the new government is gradually making changes to the entire education system. The new unemployed graduate recruiting programme, ordered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (the brother of Mahinda, who is the current prime minister), will be one of the main challenges for the government ahead of a crucial general election expected this April.

In the presidential election in mid-November last year, students and lecturers seeking better security and radical changes in education voted against the Unity Government after it failed in nearly five years to introduce promised educational reforms and also failed to prevent the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

Students and lecturers played a key role behind the scenes in the defeat of the previous government. Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the election, securing 52.25% of the vote. The election turnout was 83.72%, the highest for a Sri Lankan presidential vote, reflecting a strong turnout from new young voters desiring change. Students were an active part of the election campaign, especially via online and social media.

According to the official figures, in Sri Lanka there are about 45,000-50,000 unemployed graduates.

Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, addressing the media in Colombo, said that preliminary work has already commenced to recruit 50,000 unemployed university graduates. On the directive of President Rajapaksa, a separate institute will be established to look into the vacancies available in government institutions. A cabinet paper will also be presented to the cabinet in the coming days.

According to the minister, recruited undergraduates have to undergo six months of special training before being appointed.

The government is hoping to recruit most of the graduates as school teachers to fill vacant positions in the areas of mathematics, science and English language. Those recruited for teaching will be specially trained prior to their appointments. According to reports, there is a shortage of about 20,000 teachers in Sri Lanka.

“The president has instructed to keep politics aside and follow a transparent process to recruit all graduates,” the minister said. “Age, race and religion will not be an issue and whether they obtained the degree as an internal student or not will also not be considered for the recruitment process.”

However, Convener of the Combined Association of Unemployed Graduates (CAUG) Venerable Thenne Gnanananda Thero, speaking to University World News, said there are doubts about government’s commitment as the promise was only made verbally.

“Government is dragging out the unemployed graduates issue: First they promised to give jobs on 1 January, then postponed it to 15 January, now they have dragged it out to 1 March,” Thero said.

“We do not believe their lies; we will come to Colombo and launch a protest and will get a written promise from government.”

CAUG has planned a massive protest march in Colombo on 22 January.

“The previous government cheated us and it seems the new government also wants to do it. We are warning this government that if it fails as promised, we will fight and topple the government as we did last time,” Thero said.

Parallel to the recruitment of graduates, the government has decided to provide 100,000 jobs to low-income young people who have completed school studies up to Grade Eight – which is a junior secondary grade for 13-year-olds. Those recruits will also undergo special training before the appointments.

International Space Station ISS visible to Sri Lanka today

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NASA International Space Station ISS will be visible to Sri Lanka TIMETABLE Dates
NASA International Space Station ISS will be visible to Sri Lanka TIMETABLE Dates

Good News for Sky- Gazers and Space Lovers !

International Space Station ISS will be visible to the naked eye at 6:55 pm local time, above Sri Lanka today January 15. Also it will be visible January 17th at 6.52pm.

According to Space Station website, International Space Station, is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.

If sky is clear, visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster.

The sighting opportunity will begin at January 16 at 6:53 pm local time and will be visible for a maximum time period of 5 minutes before crossing back below the horizon. It appears South West direction 35° and will disappears 13° above North East.

ISS said that the Max Height (also known as elevation) will be 68°. It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees.

The location in the sky where the station will be visible first has been declared as 35° above South West and will leave the field of view 13° above North by North East. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon.

Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.

Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster!

International Space Station will be visible to Sri Lanka from time to time. It will be visible several days during January month 2020.

Following are the dates and times the space station will be visible:

Why is the space station up there?

The space station is Earth’s only microgravity laboratory. This football field-sized platform hosts a plethora of science and technology experiments that are continuously being conducted by crew members, or are automated. Research aboard the orbiting laboratory holds benefits for life back on Earth, as well as for future space exploration. The space station serves as a testbed for technologies and allows us to study the impacts of long-term spaceflight to humans, supporting NASA’s mission to push human presence farther into space. Learn more about the research happening on the space station, and opportunities to conduct your science there.

How to identify the space station in the sky?

The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles (965 km) per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles (28,000 km) per hour).

Do I need a telescope to see the space station?

No, you can see the space station with your bare eyes, no equipment required.

How often can I expect to see the space station?

The space station is visible because it reflects the light of the Sun – the same reason we can see the Moon. However, unlike the Moon, the space station isn’t bright enough to see during the day. It can only be seen when it is dawn or dusk at your location. As such, it can range from one sighting opportunity a month to several a week, since it has to be both dark where you are, and the space station has to happen to be going overhead.

More details – ISS

50,000 new Jobs for unemployed university graduates in Sri Lanka

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Government Jobs for Unemployed university graduates in Sri Lanka
Government Jobs for Unemployed university graduates in Sri Lanka

About 50,000 unemployed university graduates, both internal and external, will receive employment by 2020 March 1, Sri Lanka Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.

“The degree course is immaterial and there is no requirement to be under 35 either. Six month training will be provided for every graduate with an assurance of employment.

Minister Dullas Alahapperuma says that all unemployed graduates will be given jobs before the 1st of March without any differences. It will be implemented according to the manifesto of the president.

He further stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given instructions to give job opportunities for unemployed graduates regardless of the type of their degrees, age, political affiliations and any other divisions.

Jobs for unemployed graduates in Sri Lanka

During a media briefing in Colombo He said that the proposal will be submitted to the next cabinet meeting to take the relevant policy decision. The government has paid its attention on giving a special training for the graduates under the program. According to an observation of the President, the Inland Revenue Department needs 117 graduates and there is a surplus of graduates at divisional secretariats where they were recruited as development officers. Minister Alahapperuma said that the President has paid his attention on directing graduates to fields based on their degree, and skills.

Sri Lanka Ragging affected students to admit universities

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Rag victims to admit University again Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka University Ragging Campus Rag Nawaka Wadaya News

Sri Lanka Government will take steps to enroll students who left the higher education system due to ragging, back into state-run universities, Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said.

The Minister will meet relevant officials of the University Grants Commission (UGC) next week to discuss matters relating to the new program. He also plans to call for a report from the Commission to look into the possibility of re-enrolling the students who dropped out due to harassment in state-run universities.

Rag victims to admit University again Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka University Ragging Campus Rag Nawaka Wadaya

“Intelligence reports have shown that at least 2,000 students have left state universities due to ragging incidents up to last year,” Minister Gunawardena said adding that, “a student selected to the Medical Faculty and who had to leave due to ragging could be working as a bus conductor now. We want to give these persons their missed opportunities”.

He said they are planning to place a public notice in newspapers soon calling for victims of ragging who left the universities to write to the UGC.

This move comes amidst the arrest of 12 students attached to the University of Colombo over severely assaulting another student. The suspects were later remanded till Monday (13). Two students were treated for injuries following the incident.

Minister Gunawardena said leaders of the Inter-University Students’ Federation have pledged to aid the Government to curb ragging in higher education institutes.

“We have also advised Vice-Chancellors and Lecturers to inform the police immediately when they receive complaints relating to ragging and harassment. They are told not to get politicians or the university administrations involved,” he added.

A clash reported in Colombo university recently over a ragging related incident.

Mahapola Scholarship allowance to increase Rs. 7000

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Sri Lanka government is considering to increase the Mahapola scholarship allowance up to Rs. 7000 according to Mahapola Fund Director. Currently students are only getting Rs. 5000 monthly allowance which is not sufficient to cover their expenses during university stay. Students’ union IUSF “Anthare” demanding from government to increase Mahapola allowance up to Rs. 10,000.

The Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund will be increased after the upcoming General Election , Minister of Higher Education Bandula Gunawardena said at a media briefing held at the Government Information Department. He added the government understands that there is a need to increase the payment made to students who are entitled to the Mahapola Scholarship.

Currently, the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund has Rs. 10.5 billion, he said. In addition to this, in response to the grievance from students claiming that they do not get the fund on time, the government has taken steps to make the payment on the 15th of every month commencing from January, 2020.

The University Grants Commission selects students for the scholarship that is awarded in two different bases as merit scholarship to students who scored high marks at the G.C.E Advanced Level Examination and an ordinary scholarship to students entering the universities from low-income families.

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