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Aberdeen University Asiri Health MBBS Degree via Sri Lank Medical Pathway

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Aberdeen University Asiri Health MBBS Degree via Sri Lank Medical Pathway
Aberdeen University Sri Lanka Medical Pathway Asiri Hospital Health MBBS PMC SLMC Private Degree Campus

Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has informed public that the University of Aberdeen – Sri Lanka Medical Pathway is NOT recognized by the SLMC in order to fulfill the requirements for registration to practice Medicine and Surgery in Sri Lanka.

The SLMC has informed above message to the Sri Lankan public through all mass media.

It is compulsory to obtain the registration of the SLMC for all medical faculties and doctors in Sri Lanka in order to function. Without SLMC registration, no medical faculty or doctor can legally function in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Medical professionals pointed out that all foreign MBBS degree holders need to pass the ERPM examination (Act 16 Examination) of the SLMC in order to get the SLMC registration to practice as doctors in Sri Lanka. Only doctors with SLMC registration receive appointments as interns. “Only students who obtain an MBBS degree from SLMC approved foreign universities are eligible to sit for ERPM examination, get the SLMC registration, become MBBS doctors in Sri Lanka and practice medicine. Sri Lankan students who obtain MBBS degrees from any other foreign or local institution which does not have the approval of the SLMC will not receive SLMC registration and they will not be able to practice as doctors in Sri Lanka legally,” they said.

Aberdeen University Asiri Health MBBS Degree via Sri Lank Medical Pathway

Meanwhile, the Media Spokesman of the State Medical Students Parents’ Union Wasantha Alwis said that there was a move to offer MBBS degrees to Sri Lankan students who failed to enter state universities for around Rs. 50 million.

University students, IUSF “Anthare and Medical faculty students of government universities staged several protests against the Aberdeen-Asiri MBBS Degree Programme through ‘Sri Lanka Medical Pathway’. IUSF warns more protests against the move.

Billionaire Ashok Pathirage owned Softlogic Group’s Asiri Health will launch a MBBS degree Program in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, the 2018 annual report review of the company noted. According to 2018 report “Discussions are taking place with the University of Aberdeen, aimed at launching an MBBS degree through which local students can aspire to a foreign MBBS at an affordable cost”.

A fact-checking article has been done by Factcrescendo-SriLanka over Asiri Health- Aberdeen University degree program.

Is ASIRI HOSPITAL Teaming Up with ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY to provide affordable medical studies for local students?

It is clear that the articles present in local media are misleading in nature. NO new private medical university is being set up in Sri Lanka – it is rather a case of Sri Lanka being selected as a placement location for the last 2 years of the University of Aberdeen’s MBBS programme.

Fact Checking Article

Dengue Fever increases in Sri Lanka with rains

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Dengue Fever increases in Sri Lanka with rains. Be Alert
Dengue Fever again Increasing in Sri Lanka Health Alert DengueSL

Dengue Fever increases in Sri Lanka with rains – Dengue Fever Alert !

A tiny mosquito bite can take your life & your loved once !

So far this year 2020, total 21,649 dengue cases and about 20 deaths report in Sri Lanka according to government’s official figures (EPID).

Last year, 104,501 dengue cases and about 100 deaths was reported in Sri Lanka according to government’s official figures (EPID). With rains dengue fever was increased in Sri Lanka.

Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Jaffna, Kandy, Galle, Matale and Batticaloa districts have been identified Dengue high risk zones according to NDCU.

Sri Lanka Health officials have noted that an increase in mosquito population and predict that there is an increase risk of dengue spreading coming days, especially in urban and semi-urban areas. Health officials say that preventing the spread of Dengue should be given special attention as there is an increased risk of the mosquito-borne disease with the arrival of monsoon rains coming days.

Most dengue cases are reported between May and July and from October to January during the southwest and northeast monsoon rain seasons.

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Dengue Fever Sri Lanka Mosquito bite can take your life & your loved once

Lets keep fighting against Dengue Fever in 2020!

Always Be ALERT & clean your places and destroy mosquitoes breeding grounds.

Below listed last few years dengue cases and deaths.

2019 – 100 Deaths 104,501 Cases

2018 – 56 Deaths 50,163 Cases

2017 – 410 (184,442) 

2016 – 77 (48,000)

2015 – 54 (29,000)

2014 – 99 (47,500)

Use Mosquito Nets, long clothing, Mosquito Repellents, Coils, closed doors & windows to avoid mosquito bites.

Consult a Doctor if Fever/ Headache/ Joint pain/ Vomiting persist more than 2 days

Symptoms of Dengue Fever

Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include

  • Sudden, high fever
  • Severe headaches
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Severe joint and muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
  • Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)
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Dengue Fever Sri Lanka Mosquito bite can take your life & your loved once

Treatment for Dengue Fever

There is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection. If you think you may have dengue fever, you should use pain relievers with acetaminophen and avoid medicines with aspirin, which could worsen bleeding. You should also rest, drink plenty of fluids, and see your doctor. If you start to feel worse in the first 24 hours after your fever goes down, you should get to a hospital immediately to be checked for complications.

Preventing Dengue Fever

The best way to prevent the disease is to prevent bites by infected mosquitoes, particularly if you are living in or traveling to a tropical area. This involves protecting yourself and making efforts to keep the mosquito population down. In 2019, the FDA approved a vaccine called Dengvaxia to help prevent the disease from occurring in adolescents aged 9 to 16 who have already been infected by dengue. But, there currently is no vaccine to prevent the general population from contracting it.

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Dengue Fever Sri Lanka Mosquito bite can take your life & your loved once

To protect yourself:

  • Use mosquito repellents, even indoors.
  • When outdoors, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants tucked into socks.
  • When indoors, use air conditioning if available.
  • Make sure window and door screens are secure and free of holes. If sleeping areas are not screened or air conditioned, use mosquito nets.
  • If you have symptoms of dengue, speak to your doctor.

To reduce the mosquito population, get rid of places where mosquitoes can breed. These include old tires, cans, or flower pots that collect rain. Regularly change the water in outdoor bird baths and pets’ water dishes.

#DengueSL is the popular Social Media hashtag for Dengue Fever in Sri Lanka.

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Dengue Fever Spreading in Sri Lanka Stats Figures Data

Dengue Fever increases in Sri Lanka with rains.

Partial solar eclipse over Sri Lanka today

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Partial solar eclipse over Sri Lanka today
Partial solar eclipse over Sri Lanka today

A partial solar eclipse will be visible over Sri Lanka today (June 21), the Planetarium of Sri Lanka says.

Issuing a statement it says that the partial solar eclipse will be visible from around 10.24 a. m. in Sri Lanka and the climax of the eclipse in the Jaffna region will be at about 11.54 while it will be around 11.51 a. m. when Colombo experience the climax of the eclipse.

“It is requested not to observe the solar eclipse using sun glasses, glasses darkened with ashes or X – ray sheets but recommended to use only the No. 14 welding glasses and glasses used especially for observing solar eclipse. The public is herewith strictly advised not to observe this partial solar eclipse with naked eyes,” the statement added.

A partial solar eclipse which is an amazing / magnificent phenomenon of nature is expected to be visualized June 21. Sri Lankans would visualize this as a partial solar eclipse while 24% of the Sun would be shaded by the shadow of the Moon in the northern region and 16% of the Sun will be shaded by the shadow of the Moon when in Colombo and suburbs.

The partial solar eclipse will be visible from around 10.24 a. m. in Sri Lanka and the climax of the eclipse in the Jaffna region will be at about 11.54 while it will be around 11.51 a. m. when Colombo experience the climax of the eclipse.

It is requested not to observe the solar eclipse using sun glasses, glasses darkened with ashes or X – ray sheets but recommended to use only the No. 14 welding glasses and glasses used especially for observing solar eclipse.

Sri Lanka new university ranking released

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Sri Lanka new university ranking released for 2020 and 2021 year
Sri Lanka Universities and Campuses Rankings List of best top world calss university

New university rankings are released. Sri Lanka has 2 universities in the overall “Times Higher Education” World University Rankings. The TOP highest-ranking university in Sri Lanka is University of Peradeniya, which is ranked at number 401–500 range. University of Colombo 1001+.

Peradeniya University has been included for the first time in the prestigious The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, with a ranking between 401-500. The Rankings include 1,400 universities in 92 countries.

The rankings, released, placed the University of Colombo at 1,001, which was last year in the 801-1000 category. These are the only two Sri Lankan universities in the list, which placed the University of Oxford, UK at the number one position.

What is the BEST university in Sri Lanka?

Meanwhile “Webometrics” new university ranking released. Webometrics also released 2020 /2021 Sri Lankan state & Private Universities, Campuses and Higher Education Institutes World Rankings new edition.

According to the newly released 2020 / 2021 edition, Peradeniya University has become Sri Lanka’s best university again passing Colombo University. Peradeniya university is ranked 1896 th place in the world. Few years ago, Colombo University and Moratuwa universitiy dominated the point tables but last three years Peradeniya campus topped the ranking table.

Colombo Uni secured second place while Moratuwa University listed as 3rd place. Ruhuna dropped to number 4 & Sri Jayewardene University (Japura Campus) dropped to No: 6th place while Kelaniya University jumped to 5th Place. Jaffna University has ranked as 7th Place.

When compared to world ranking, we are still far away (1896) but improved than last year.

Sri Lanka University Rankings 2020/ 2021 edition released.

SL RankingWorld RankUniversity Name
11896University of Peradeniya
22113University of Colombo
32189University of Moratuwa
42504University of Ruhuna
52743University of Kelaniya
62808University of Sri Jayewardenepura
74128University of Jaffna
84227Rajarata University
94460Open University of Sri Lanka
104609Sabaragamuwa University
115303Eastern University of Sri Lanka
125528Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
136778General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
147902South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
158019National Institute of Fundamental Studies Sri Lanka
168171Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
179783Uva Wellassa University
1810406Industrial Technology Institute
1913519ESOFT Metro Campus
2013951National Institute of Education Sri Lanka
2115022University of the Visual & Performing Arts
2215524National Institute of Business Management
2315556Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Sri Lanka
2415680Informatics Institute of Technology Sri Lanka
2516255(3) Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture University of Peradeniya
2616756Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College
2717640Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education
2817783Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Colombo
2917972Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies
3018326Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
3118534University of Vocational Technology Ratmalana
3218542Horizon Campus
3318661ANC Education
3418927Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka
3519159IDM University
3619232American College of Higher Education
3719474NSBM Green University Town
3819481South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine Malabe
3919496Sri Lanka Press Institute
4019626Australian College of Business and Technology
4120052BMS Business Management School
4220798Kaatsu International University Sri Lanka
4321091Institute of Engineering Technology
4421333Royal Institute of Colombo
4522154International Institute of Health Sciences
4622678Imperial Institute of Higher Education
4722689Aquinas College of Higher Studies Colombo
4823266Sri Lanka Technological Campus
4923602Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
5024249IDM Nations Campus
5124330Northshore College
5224340Ocean University of Sri Lanka
5324914(3) Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Peradeniya
5425082Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy SIBA
5526056Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies
5626431Hardy University College Ampara
5726744National Institute of Social Development
5826988IESL College of Engineering
5927868IUHS Campus
6028175Slintec Academy
6128434SLIIT Academy
Sri Lanka University Rankings 2020 /2021 Edition

Sri Lanka government has allowed foreign university students to apply for state universities. Travel and tourism sector is developing in Sri Lanka. Recently Sri Lanka has won many awards and achievements in year 2020 and 2019.

Education Ministry considering postpone 2020 A/L Exam again. Exam Oct 5?

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Education Ministry to postpone 2020 A/L Exam to October
Sri Lanka AL Exam postpone delay or exam date coronavirus outbreak covid19

Update – Education Ministry has decided to conduct an online survey to obtain the public’s opinion on the date to hold the GCE Advanced Level Examination 2020. Final decision will be taken after July 10.

When is A/L Exam begins?

Normally, A/L exam is scheduled on August month, but exam was postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. Earlier officials said 2020 A/L Exam will be held from September 7 to October 2. But students have requested to postpone it by three weeks. Now Ministry is having discussions with students, principals and teachers about this matter. Also ministry is decided to conduct online survey to obtain the opinion whether exam should held on September 7 or delay. Final decision on the date of the A/L Exam will be decided probably after July 10. Based on the final decision exam will be held on September 7 or postponed to another date. It will be a day in September month probably September 28 or October 5. Relevant time table will be released soon after dates are confirmed.

Government considering to postpone A/L Exam again. Sri Lanka Education minister Dullas Alahapperuma has advised officials to explore whether there is a need to postpone the Advanced Level examination.

Minister told a meeting that a group of students had requested him to postpone the A/L exam, which is scheduled on September 7. Students have requested to postpone exam at least by three weeks.

Meanwhile issuing a statement Education Ministry says final decision on the date of the examination will be decided July first week soon after schools reopen.

“I spoke to the education secretary and asked him to inquire whether the time is not enough for students to prepare for the exams,” the minister said.

Education Ministry considering postpone 2020 A/L Exam again

Schools will gradually re-open in four stages starting from July 6, a move which will end a nearly four-month lockdown, that came into effect after COVID-19 started spreading in the country.

Issuing a statement Ministry says final decision on the date of the examination will be decided soon after schools reopen in July. Education Ministry Secretary says that A/L examination date will be reconsidered after conducting discussions with students, principals and teachers.

Earlier Minister said 2020 A/L Exam will be held from September 7 to October 2. Relevant time table will be released soon after dates are confirmed.

The relevant time table has NOT yet published and timetable will be released soon to examination department official website. Download the A/L exam time table ONLY from examination department official website. www.doenets.lk. There are some news websites & social media sites have posted wrong and fake A/L time tables.

Sri Lanka Education Ministry decided to open schools from June 29 Monday under four stages.

Ministry has decided to reopen schools from June 29 Monday.

1 – According to the ministry, under first stage all teachers and Principals request to report to schools for the initial preparations.

2- Under second stage, Grade 13, Grade 11 and Grade 5 students request to report schools on July 6.

3- Under the 3rd stage, Grade 10 & 12 students request to report schools on July 20

4- Under the 4th stage, Grade 3, 4, 6, 7 , 8, 9 request to report schools on July 27.

No decision has been taken to reopen schools for Grade One and Two students.

A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions

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A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions
A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions download via www.moe.gov.lk

Applications are called for student admissions to Grade 12 under the A/L Vocational Stream. A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions. O/L Pass or Fail students may apply for admission selecting schools from the 423 schools (please obtain the list of schools here) that will implement the Vocational Stream 2020 onwards. Success (pass) or failure (fail) of the student at the G.C.E O/L examination is not considered in enrolling students to this stream.

Under the Vocational Stream, upon undergoing studies in respective schools in Grade 12, students will be able to complete a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 04 course under one of the following listed subject areas in Grade 13.

1.      Child Psychology and Care
2.      Health & Social Care
3.      Physical Education and Sports
4.      Performing Arts
5.      Event Management
6.      Arts and Crafts
7.      Interior Designing
8.      Fashion Designing
9.      Graphic Designing
10.  Tourism and Hospitality Management
11.  Landscaping
12.  Applied Horticultural Studies
13.  Livestock Product Studies
 14.  Food Processing Studies
15.  Aquatic Resource Studies
16.  Plantation Product Studies
17.  Construction Studies
18.  Automobile Studies
19.  Electrical and Electronic Studies
20.  Textile and Apparel Studies
21.  Metal Fabrication Studies
22.  Aluminum Fabrication Studies
23.  Art and Designing
24.  Environmental Studies
25.  Computer Hardware & Networking
26.  Manufacturing
Advanced Level Vocational Stream (Thirteen Years Guaranteed Education Programme)

Deadline for accepting applications: 03rd July 2020 (Friday)

For more details please contact the numbers 011 278 7136 / 011 278 6746 between 9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M. on weekdays.

Sinhala A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions download via www.moe.gov.lk

Advanced Level Vocational Stream (Thirteen Years Guaranteed Education Programme) Call for Applications for Grade 12 Admissions – 2020

Any students who fail or pass O/L Exam will be enrolled for 423 schools across the country covering all Education Zones. Students will be awarded with an opportunity to attend a school of their choosing to pursue Vocational Studies.

In addition, students can follow 26 individual vocational courses and complete level 04 of the national qualification.

For more Information students are advised to contact the ministry on 011-2787136 or 011-278674.

Further information can be accessed via www.moe.gov.lk

Sinhala – Here

English – Here

English - A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions download via www.moe.gov.lk
Advanced Level AL Exam Vocational Stream application form download

Universities reopening for first second third year students delay

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Universities reopening for first second third year students delay
Sri Lanka University Opening Dates delay for first second third year students

Though Officials decided to reopen universities for final year exams from June 15, First, Second and Third year students’ lectures and exams will be further delayed. First, Second and Third year students’ lectures and exams starting dates will be announced coming days.

Sri Lanka Government decided reopen universities that have been closed for nearly three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Universities will be reopened under several stages.

Examinations of 4th-year students of all universities will commence from the 22nd of June, says the University Grants Commission (UGC). The final year examinations of all medical faculties will begin from June 15. All universities are expected to conclude the exams by August 15. Probably First, Second and Third year students’ lectures and exams will start from July or August.

Universities opening dates

  • Final year examinations of all medical faculties will begin from June 15.
  • Examinations of 4th-year students of all universities will commence from the June 22.
  • Faculties of Arts, Science, Law and Education at the University of Colombo will be reopened for exams on June 29.
  • Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya will be reopened on June 28.
  • Exams of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura will continue from August 04.

First, Second and Third year students’ lectures and exams will be further delayed and reopening dates will be announced later.

Likewise, other faculties will also be reopened for exams after June 22, however, all universities are expected to conclude the exams by August 15.

Assigning seats for written exams and the number of students taking part in a practical test will be determined according to the health regulations.

For the time being, one room will be allocated to each student, when providing hostel facilities for those who are sitting for the exams, the UGC chairman said.

He also noted that until further notice, students will not be permitted to remain inside university premises after 7.30pm.

Assembles of any sort within or outside the university premises, entertainment or sports activities will also be prohibited until further notice, he said further.

Professor Sampath Amaratunge said the reopening of other students will be carried out in stages, depending on the success of this.

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Universities reopening for final year exams.

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Universities reopening for final year exams
Sri Lanka Universities Open Campus to Re Open June July months Dates

Sri Lanka Government decided reopen universities that have been closed for nearly three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Universities will be reopened under several stages. Officials decided to reopen universities for final year exams from June 15. First, Second and Third year students’ lectures and exams will be further delayed and reopening dates will be announced later. Examinations of 4th-year students of all universities will commence from the 22nd of June, says the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Universities opening dates

  • Final year examinations of all medical faculties will begin from June 15.
  • Examinations of 4th-year students of all universities will commence from the June 22.
  • Faculties of Arts, Science, Law and Education at the University of Colombo will be reopened for exams on June 29.
  • Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya will be reopened on June 28.
  • Exams of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura will continue from August 04.

First, Second and Third year students’ lectures and exams will be further delayed and reopening dates will be announced later.

Likewise, other faculties will also be reopened for exams after June 22, however, all universities are expected to conclude the exams by August 15, the UGC chairman said.

The final year examinations of all medical faculties will begin from June 15 as scheduled, Mr. Amaratunge said further.

Assigning seats for written exams and the number of students taking part in a practical test will be determined according to the health regulations.

For the time being, one room will be allocated to each student, when providing hostel facilities for those who are sitting for the exams, the UGC chairman said.

He also noted that until further notice, students will not be permitted to remain inside university premises after 7.30pm.

Assembles of any sort within or outside the university premises, entertainment or sports activities will also be prohibited until further notice, he said further.

Professor Sampath Amaratunge said the reopening of other students will be carried out in stages, depending on the success of this.

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Sri Lanka to reopen universities for final year exams

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Sri Lanka to reopen universities
Sri Lanka Universities Open Campus to Re Open June July months Dates

Sri Lanka Government decided reopen universities that have been closed for nearly three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Universities will be reopened under several stages. Officials decided to reopen universities for final year exams from June 15. First, Second and Third year students’ lectures and exams will be further delayed and reopening dates will be announced later. Examinations of 4th-year students of all universities will commence from the 22nd of June, says the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Universities opening dates

  • Final year examinations of all medical faculties will begin from June 15.
  • Examinations of 4th-year students of all universities will commence from the June 22.
  • Faculties of Arts, Science, Law and Education at the University of Colombo will be reopened for exams on June 29.
  • Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya will be reopened on June 28.
  • Exams of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura will continue from August 04.

First, Second and Third year students’ lectures and exams will be further delayed and reopening dates will be announced later.

Likewise, other faculties will also be reopened for exams after June 22, however, all universities are expected to conclude the exams by August 15, the UGC chairman said.

The final year examinations of all medical faculties will begin from June 15 as scheduled, Mr. Amaratunge said further.

Assigning seats for written exams and the number of students taking part in a practical test will be determined according to the health regulations.

For the time being, one room will be allocated to each student, when providing hostel facilities for those who are sitting for the exams, the UGC chairman said.

He also noted that until further notice, students will not be permitted to remain inside university premises after 7.30pm.

Assembles of any sort within or outside the university premises, entertainment or sports activities will also be prohibited until further notice, he said further.

Professor Sampath Amaratunge said the reopening of other students will be carried out in stages, depending on the success of this.

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A crucial discussion is being held with the participation of representatives of the University Grants Commission UGC. Chairman of the UGC Professor Sampath Amaratunga told that a media briefing will be held on June 13 Saturday, to share information regarding the opening of universities.

Campus re-opening dates will be announced June 13 -UGC


Earlier it was decided to open the Medical Faculty for the final year exams on June 15. UGC decided to reopen the universities following two months long coronavirus vacation. Under the re-opening process, Medical Faculties of all state universities for final year students will be reopen from June 15. Sri Lanka Universities reopen for Medical Faculty final year students from June 15.

UGC Chairman Professor Sampath Amaratunga says that the decision was taken to conduct examinations for final year medical students.

Prof. Amaratunga further says that permission was granted to recommence universities with strict health guidelines following a discussion between the UGC and the Director General of Health Services.

Final year medical students are to be provided hostel facilities, with arrangements to be provided as one student per room, while they are to undergo a quarantine period of two weeks as well, he said.

Professor Sampath Amaratunge said the reopening of other faculties for final year students will be carried out in stages, depending on the success of the medical faculties.

When Universities Reopening in Sri Lanka?

Officials say that a decision on the reopening of universities under several phases will be taken from June 15.

Universities opened for the non-academic staff. Some members of the non-academic staff have been requested to report for duty over the sterilization process carried out in the university premises.

There is no intention of opening universities under the traditional method, as social distancing may not be maintained, he added.

“Reopening universities for the undergraduates will take time as there is curfew and people would not be allowed to travel between districts. Even with the curfew being in effect, medical and science faculties of several universities are tasked with conducting real-time PCR tests these days. The staff affiliated with these faculties’ research and laboratory facilities are already following strict health and safety guidelines whilst conducting their test work. Therefore, the same level of precaution can be employed throughout the other faculties as well” Prof. Sampath Amaratunge said.

Universities and Campuses were to reopen in three stages starting from 4 May, but that date too has now been postponed. Now UGC decided to reopen the Medical Faculties of all state universities for final year students only, from 15 June 2020. If this medical faculty re-opening is success, officials to reopen other faculties for final year students first.

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Tuition classes to commence from June 29

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Sri Lanka to commence Tuition Classes Private Classes
Sri Lanka to commence Tuition Classes Private Classes

Sri Lanka government has given approval to commence Tuition classes from June 29. Govt Info Dept says that only 100 students are allowed to enter for those Tuition Classes. Tuition classes to commence from June 29.

In March, Tuition masters island-wide have been requested not to conduct classes in keeping with the government’s decision due to COVID19.

This decision was taken as a measure to prevent parents of students from panicking over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Director of Health, Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that the permission has been granted to resume tuition classes. Maintaining the physical distance of one meter depending on the space available, the maximum number of students able to attend one tuition class is limited to 100.

When there are no facilities for teaching 100 students in the relevant classroom or hall while maintaining health guidelines, a fraction of the number of students normally attending the tuition class is allowed to attend depending on the space available.

Earlier, the Government Information Department said Tuition classes can resume from 15th but changed to 29th later.

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