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External Arts Degrees Registration Temporarily suspended UGC

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External Arts Degrees Registration Temporarily suspended UGC
External Degrees in Sri Lanka Bahira Upadi

According to the UGC, registration for external arts degrees temporarily suspended till introduce new course syllabus.

Sri Lanka University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to temporarily suspend new registrations for external degrees in the Arts stream. The decision was taken as the existing Arts Degree courses have not been updated for a long time and due to this reason graduated students are facing difficulties while searching for jobs.

UGC says that a new curriculum will be introduced for external degree courses in the future with a focus on current job market.

Chairman of the University Grants Commission Prof. Sampath Amaratunga, says that steps have been taken to appoint an expert committee to study existing subjects and introduce new subjects under the External Degree in Arts.

Prof. Sampath Amaratunga stated that a new curriculum will be introduced for external degree courses in the future with a focus on employment.

This decision has been taken as the existing curricula related to the subject of Arts have not been updated for a long time and as a result many students are directed to study only a few subjects.

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has advised the administrators of the island’s universities to reorganize the tertiary education system to prepare the graduates to fit the labor market.

However, registration for other external degree courses, including management and science, conducted by Sri Lankan universities has not been suspended, he said.

External Arts Degrees Registration Temporarily suspended – UGC

Corona Virus Updates in Sri Lanka COVID19 News

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Corona Virus Updates in Sri Lanka COVID19 News
Corona Virus Updates in Sri Lanka latest news data COVID19 breaking info

Sri Lanka Health Officials say that although there are no new COVID-19 clusters in the society, the risk of the virus spreading within the society still remains high.

Hence, officials say that the general public is often reminded to follow the recommended health and hygiene practices including wearing face masks, washing hands, and maintaining physical distances by health authorities, to further prevent any form of community spread.

Never underestimate Coronavirus. Though Sri Lanka relaxed police curfew totally from June 28, Government requests the public to understand the dangers of coronavirus and follow the recommended health practices.
* Limit traveling
* Maintain physical distance
* Wear a face mask
* Wash hands regularly

UPDATE – LIVE BLOG

Coronavirus latest updates in Sri Lanka – COVID19 news

Sri Lanka Statistics (As at October 26, 2020)

😷 About 7872 infected (Confirmed Positive +)

😷 About 3933 Recovered & Discharged

😷 16 deaths

😷 About 451,000 PCR Tests done

😷 4387 Garment workers and close contacts – Minuwangoda Divulapitiya Brandix Cluster

😷 Over 500 Fishermen and their close contacts – Peliyagoda Cluster

😷 950 Navy personnel and their close contacts tested positive for coronavirus

😷 1419 overseas arrivals tested positive for coronavirus

😷 651 from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre & close contacts

😷 About 56,000 persons have completed the Quarantine process

😷 About 33,000 persons currently undergoing self-quarantine

😷 About 7100 persons currently undergoing quarantine at 79 Centres

World Stats (As at October 24, 2020)

😷 About 1,150,000 deaths

😷 About 42,470,000 infected (Confirmed Positive +)

😷 About 66,300 critical

😷 About 31,423,000 Recovered & Discharged

😷 Spread to 215 countries and territories

  • Government to issue a special gazette notification making wearing face mask & 1-meter distance mandatory in public spaces – Health Minister
  • Army intelligence units and health officials are tracing contacts of Divulapitiya COVID19 patient. So far 600 identified. 6 employees with symptoms admitted to Negombo Hospital. So far 430 placed self- quarantine.
  • All pre-schools islandwide will also be closed from tomorrow (05 October) – State Minister for Women’s Affairs & Child Development
  • All schools (Government , Private, International and Catholic) in Sri Lanka closed until further notice. 2nd school term holidays will commence from tomorrow October 5 : Education Ministry.
  • All tuition classes in Colombo and Gampaha Districts will be closed from tomorrow (Monday) until further notice- Education Ministry
  • Divulapitiya Coronavirus patient is an apparel worker in Minuwangoda Brandix manufacturing facility. Brandix issued statement.
  • Police curfew imposed in Divulapitiya and Minuwangoda police areas.
  • Close associates of Divulapitiya woman are being identified & investigations going on how the woman became infected. 15 staff of Gampaha hospital & 40 staff of the company she works for are already in home quarantine.
  • 39 years old female from Diwulapitiya tested positive for coronavirus & admitted to IDH. About 55 persons placed under quarantine.

Live Blog…Updating..

Corona Virus Updates in Sri Lanka COVID19 News

The risk of Coronavirus / COVID-19 spreading among the community in Sri Lanka has NOT been eliminated, even though positive infections are not confirmed from the community, health officials warned.

“New cases are mainly confirmed among Sri Lankan migrant workers who are being repatriated back to the country; however, even in countries where the pandemic is successfully controlled, a resurgence of the virus among the community is still possible,” Dr. Jude Jayamaha, the Chief Virologist at the Department of Virology of the Medical Research Institute says.

Hence, Dr. Jayamaha noted that the general public is often reminded to follow the recommended health and hygiene practices including wearing face masks, washing hands, and maintaining physical distances by health authorities, to further prevent any form of community spread.

He emphasized that although there are no new COVID-19 clusters in the society, the risk of the virus spreading within the society still remains high.

Dr. Jayamaha went onto note that PCR tests are being conducted on random samples obtained from society through Medical Officers of Health.

“These samples are obtained from 12 various divisions of society, including those coming from multiday fishing vessels, homeless people, those from rehabilitation camps; and the PCR tests are conducted at 21 laboratories,” Dr. Jayamaha said.

According to Dr. Jayamaha, separate PCR tests are conducted on random samples obtained from individuals with symptoms like cough and common cold who visit Out Patient Departments (OPDs) at hospitals.

Such random samples are obtained at 54 OPDs across the island. (Source -NewsFirst)

Sri Lanka Weather Alerts News Updates. Inter Monsoon Active. Expect Evening Rains

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Sri Lanka Weather Alerts News Updates - Rains Winds Heat Drought Monsoon Floods Lightning Cyclone Tsunami Earthquakes Earth Tremors #WeatherSL
Sri Lanka Weather Alerts Daily Updates News Rains Floods Landslides Drought Tsunami Cyclone Winds Heat

Sri Lanka weather updates via MET. Sri Lanka Rains, Winds, Heat, Drought, Monsoon, Floods, Lightning, Cyclone, Tsunami, Earthquakes, Earth Tremors and Weather Updates and Alerts.

Second inter monsoon conditions are gradually establishing over the country within next few days. Therefore, thundershowers accompanied by lightning are likely to occur, particularly during the evening or night.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in North-central, Eastern, Uva, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Hambantota, Mannar, Vauniya and Kurunegala districts after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy showers above 50 mm can be expected at some places.

Lightening Alert!

Increase in Thunder and Lightning activities during Thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Lightning ⚡ safety tips.
1️⃣ Seek shelter (indoors)
2️⃣ Avoid using wired telephones
3️⃣ Avoid open areas
4️⃣ Avoid using open vehicles
5️⃣ Do not swim

Sri Lanka weather updates via MET. Sri Lanka Rains, Winds, Heat, Drought, Monsoon, Floods, Lightning, Cyclone, Tsunami, Earthquakes, Earth Tremors and Weather Updates and Alerts.

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The sun is expected to be directly over Sri Lanka starting from August 29 till September 7. Sun on it’s apparent march from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern hemisphere, will be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during the period of August 29 to September 7, 2020.

The latitudes at which the Sun will be directly overhead, the closest towns corresponding to the given latitudes and the times at which the Sun will appear overhead are as follows.

Several areas including Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, would also experience hot weather and residents were warned to take extra precautions when they are out in the open in these areas.

Drink more WATER Potable water symbol to keep body cool and to avoid Dehydration as hot Weather continues.

Sri Lanka weather updates via MET. Sri Lanka Monsoon, Floods, Cyclone and Weather Updates and Alerts.

What To Do Before, During, and After a Disaster Situation – Sinhala

Disaster Management Sri Lanka Safety Tips Weather Alerts Monsoon Floods
Disaster Management Sri Lanka Safety Tips – MET issued Weather Alerts for Monsoon & Floods

What To Do Before, During, and After a Disaster Situation -Tamil

DMC released complete Guide, What To Do Before, During, and After a Disaster Situation -Tamil

Sri Lanka Weather Updates via Meteorology Department.

Lightening Alert!

Increase in Thunder and Lightning activities during Thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Lightning ⚡ safety tips.
1️⃣ Seek shelter (indoors)
2️⃣ Avoid using wired telephones
3️⃣ Avoid open areas
4️⃣ Avoid using open vehicles
5️⃣ Do not swim

Lightning Safety Tips Bakmaha Akunu
Lightning Safety Tips Sri Lanka

Heat Weather Alert!

Heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Extreme Caution’ level at some places Sri Lanka. Drink more water to avoid dehydration. Follow below mentioned safety tips.

Heat Weather Alert Sri Lanka
Heat Weather Alert Sri Lanka

Thundershowers / Heavy Rain Alert!

ACTION REQUIRED:

The Department of Meteorology advises that people should:

1. Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

2. Avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea plantations and open water bodies during thunderstorms.

3. Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.

4. Avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc.

5. Beware of fallen trees and power lines.

6. For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.

LATEST SRI LANKA WEATHER ALERTS VIA MET

Vidyapeeta Gazette National College of Education Release. Apply via online before September 25

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Vidyapeeta Gazette National College of Education Release
National Colleges Of Education Vidyapeeta GAZETTE RELEASED Sri Lanka teachers vacancies

Much awaited Gazette notification to admit students for National Colleges of Education (VidyaPeeta) based on 2018 A/L exams released on September 4th. Students who sat 2018 A/L Exam can apply for about 50 courses. Government is hoping to admit more than 4000 students for teacher vacancies.
This year students need to apply via Online via Education Ministry website https://info.moe.gov.lk/ website. According to the Lake House sources, VIDYAPEETA Gazette will be published on “Silumina” newspaper on September 5.

Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online https://moe.gov.lk/admissions-to-national-colleges-of-education-2020/. Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online.

Gazette can be download from below links (Sinhala, Tamil & English)

Sinhala – PDF , Tamil – PDF English – PDF. Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online

Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online https://moe.gov.lk/ website.

Apply Here Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online.

VidyaPeeta Gazette including relevant details and draft Application Form available now. Students who sat 2018 A/L Exam can apply for this year. 2019 A/L Exam students should read Government Gazette regularly as government will call them coming months. Exact gazette releasing dates are not yet announced.

VIDYAPEETA Gazette released College of Education Sri Lanka Vidya Peeta Teacher Vacancy

IMPORTANT

2020 Vidyapeeta Gazette Released
Download gazette & apply- Link Here
Read Gazette Carefully
Closing date September 25
Apply via Online & Register Post
Apply Online via Website – https://info.moe.gov.lk/
Students Admit – Soon
For More information

For inquiries in the applying process, please call.

Telephone Numbers – 1. 011 2787303

Email: ncoe-application@moe.gov.lk

Website https://info.moe.gov.lk/
Telephone: 0112 78 73 03 , 0112 78 73 85 (from 8.30 a.m to 4 p.m)

2020 Vidya Peeta Gazette Released. Much awaited Gazette notification to admit students for National College of Education (VidyaPeeta) based on 2018 A/L exams released. Students who sat 2018 A/L Exam can apply. Government hope to admit 4000 students.
This year students need to apply via Online also via https://moe.gov.lk/ website

VidyaPeeta Gazette including relevant details and draft Application Form available now as gazette on Newspapers (Dinamina Newspaper & Thinakaran). Hence read Government Gazette regularly.

Students who sat 2018 A/L Exam can apply for this year. 2019 A/L Exam students cannot apply. Hence 2019 A/L Students should read Government Gazette regularly as government will call them coming months. Exact gazette releasing dates are not yet announced.

Vidya Peeta Gazette 2020 Released

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2020 Vidya Peeta Gazette Release National College of Education AL 2018 Gazette released teacher vacancies Sri Lanka
Vidya Peeta Gazette Release National College of Education AL 2018 Gazette released teacher vacancies Sri Lanka

2020 Vidya Peeta Gazette Released. Much awaited Gazette notification to admit students for National College of Education (VidyaPeeta) based on 2018 A/L exams released. Students who sat 2018 A/L Exam can apply. Government hope to admit 4000 students.
This year students need to apply via Online also via https://moe.gov.lk/ website. According to the sources, Gazette will be publish on “Silumina” newspaper on September 5.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS DETAILS PDF

Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online https://moe.gov.lk/admissions-to-national-colleges-of-education-2020/. Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online.

Gazette can be download from below links (Sinhala, Tamil & English)

Sinhala – PDF , Tamil – PDF English – PDF. Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online

Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online https://moe.gov.lk/ website.

Apply Here Students need to apply SHOULD apply via Online.

VidyaPeeta Gazette including relevant details and draft Application Form available now as gazette on Newspapers (Dinamina Newspaper & Thinakaran). Hence read Government Gazette regularly.

IMPORTANT

Vidyapeeta Gazette Released
Download – Link Here
Read Carefully
Closing date September 25
Apply via Online & Register Post
Apply Online via Website – https://info.moe.gov.lk/
Students Admit –
For More information

https://moe.gov.lk/
Email: ncoebranch@moe.gov.lk
Telephone: 0112 78 73 03 , 0112 78 73 85 (from 8.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m)

2020 Vidya Peeta Gazette Released. Much awaited Gazette notification to admit students for National College of Education (VidyaPeeta) based on 2018 A/L exams released. Students who sat 2018 A/L Exam can apply. Government hope to admit 4000 students.
This year students need to apply via Online also via https://moe.gov.lk/ website

VidyaPeeta Gazette including relevant details and draft Application Form available now as gazette on Newspapers (Dinamina Newspaper & Thinakaran). Hence read Government Gazette regularly.

Gazette can be download from below links (Sinhala, Tamil & English)

Sinhala – PDF , Tamil – PDF English – PDF.

Earthquakes Tremors in Sri Lanka Safety Tips

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Sri Lanka Earthquake Earth Shake Tremor News
Sri Lanka Earthquake Earth Shake Tremor What Should Do Before During And After An Earthquake Safety Tips

Sri Lanka Earthquake News – A minor earth tremor has been felt in Kandy Digana, Haragama, Mayilapitiya areas on August 29 night.

Sri Lanka Earthquake Monitoring Centre of the Geology Survey and Mines Bureau says that the tremors have not been felt in the Pallekale centre or any other centres and says it is NOT a earthquake. The Earthquake Monitoring Centre says that they have not been able to determine the magnitude of the tremor / earthquake as it is not felt / reports their centres.

Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), National Building Research Organisation NBRO and Disaster Management Centre DMC officials are conducting further investigations. Officials are to visit Kandy area today for further investigations.

What Should I Do Before, During, And After An Earthquake?

What to Do Before an Earthquake

  • Make sure you have a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, and extra batteries at home.
  • Learn first aid.
  • Learn how to turn off the gas, water, and electricity.
  • Make up a plan of where to meet your family after an earthquake.
  • Don’t leave heavy objects on shelves (they’ll fall during a quake).
  • Anchor heavy furniture, cupboards, and appliances to the walls or floor.
  • Learn the earthquake plan at your school or workplace.

What to Do During an Earthquake

  • Stay calm! If you’re indoors, stay inside. If you’re outside, stay outside.
  • If you’re indoors, stand against a wall near the center of the building, stand in a doorway, or crawl under heavy furniture (a desk or table). Stay away from windows and outside doors.
  • If you’re outdoors, stay in the open away from power lines or anything that might fall. Stay away from buildings (stuff might fall off the building or the building could fall on you).
  • Don’t use matches, candles, or any flame. Broken gas lines and fire don’t mix.
  • If you’re in a car, stop the car and stay inside the car until the earthquake stops.
  • Don’t use elevators (they’ll probably get stuck anyway).

What to Do After an Earthquake

  • Check yourself and others for injuries. Provide first aid for anyone who needs it.
  • Check water, gas, and electric lines for damage. If any are damaged, shut off the valves. Check for the smell of gas. If you smell it, open all the windows and doors, leave immediately, and report it to the authorities (use someone else’s phone).
  • Turn on the radio. Don’t use the phone unless it’s an emergency.
  • Stay out of damaged buildings.
  • Be careful around broken glass and debris. Wear boots or sturdy shoes to keep from cutting your feet.
  • Be careful of chimneys (they may fall on you).
  • Stay away from beaches. Tsunamis and seiches sometimes hit after the ground has stopped shaking.
  • Stay away from damaged areas.
  • If you’re at school or work, follow the emergency plan or the instructions of the person in charge.
  • Expect aftershocks.

Safety Tips via

What should I do DURING an earthquake?
* If you are INDOORS — STAY THERE! Get under a desk or table and hang on to it (Drop, Cover, and Hold on!) or move into a hallway or against an inside wall. STAY CLEAR of windows, fireplaces, and heavy furniture or appliances. GET OUT of the kitchen, which is a dangerous place (things can fall on you). DON’T run downstairs or rush outside while the building is shaking or while there is danger of falling and hurting yourself or being hit by falling glass or debris.
* If you are OUTSIDE — get into the OPEN, away from buildings, power lines, chimneys, and anything else that might fall on you.
* If you are DRIVING — stop, but carefully. Move your car as far out of traffic as possible. DO NOT stop on or under a bridge or overpass or under trees, light posts, power lines, or signs. STAY INSIDE your car until the shaking stops. When you RESUME driving, watch for breaks in the pavement, fallen rocks, and bumps in the road at bridge approaches.
* If you are in a MOUNTAINOUS AREA — watch out for falling rock, landslides, trees, and other debris that could be loosened by quakes.
* If you are near the OCEAN – see these safety rules from Tsunami Warning Center.

Sri Lanka School Vacation Holidays News

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Sri Lanka School vacation dates term end open time table

UPDATE November 19– All schools excluding those in the Western Province & Lockdown areas will re-open for Grades 06 – 13 from November 23. Sri Lanka Education Ministry has sought recommendations from Health officials whether schools are reopening or not on November 9. Earlier it was planned to re-open schools on the 09th of November. Final decision taken November 18 and it was announced today. All schools excluding those in the Western Province & Lockdown areas will re-open for Grades 06 – 13 from November 23.

Sri Lanka Schools Re-Open Vacation Term end starts dates announced

  • Grade 5 scholarship Examination 2020 October 11
  • Advanced Level examination October 12 to November 6.
  • Schools will be closed from October 10 to November 8.
  • Third school term will start from November 9 and ends on December 23.
  • The year-end school vacation will start on December 24 and it will last till January 1, 2021.
  • New school term of the year 2021 will commence on January 4.
  • Ordinary Level examination 2021 January 18 to January 27.
  • This time period will be a special vacation for all schools.
  • A study leave period will be given from January 1, 2021 to January 17 only to the students sitting for G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination.
  • The schools will be reopened from February 1, 2021 after the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination.


It has been decided to hold the grade 5 scholarship examination on 11.10.2020 that is scheduled to be held in the year 2020 and the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level examination will be held from 12th October to 06th of November. Accordingly, the schools will be closed from 10th October to 08th of November 2020.

The third school term will start from 09th of November 2020 and ends on 23rd of December 2020. The year-end school vacation will start on 24th of December and it will last till 01st of January 2021. Accordingly, the new school term of the year 2021will commence on 04th of January.

The G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination scheduled for the year 2020 will be held from 18.01.2020 to 27.01.2020. This time period will be a special vacation for all schools. A study leave period will be given from 01st of January 2021 to 17th of January 2021 only to the students sitting for G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination.

  • Grade 5 scholarship examination 11 OCTOBER 2020
  • A/L Exam 12 October to 08 November 2020.   
  • Third school term start from 09th of November 2020 and ends on 23rd of December 2020.
  • The year-end school vacation 24th of December and last till 01st of January 2021.
  • New school term commence 04th of January 2021
  • O/L Exam from January 18 January 27.

Sri Lanka School Vacation Holidays News

All government and private schools in Sri Lanka will be reopened from February 1st, 2021 after the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination.

Schools will close for the third term holidays on Christmas Eve while the GCE Ordinary Level Examination 2020 will be held from January 18.

The GCE Ordinary Level Examination 2020 will be held from 18 – 28 January 2021.

Education Minister, Professor G.L. Peiris said students sitting for the examination will be granted leave from 01-18 January 2021. The third term school vacation for all government and semi- government schools will commence from 24 December 2020. The new academic term for the year 2021 will commence from 04 January 2021, he added. The GCE Ordinary Level Examinations 2020 has been moved from December 2020 to January 2021 due to schools being temporarily closed from March for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic and later in August for the General Elections 2020. (Via Colombo Gazette)

Sun directly over Sri Lanka. Expect Hot / heat weather

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Sun going directly over Sri Lanka. Hot weather expects
The Sun Directly Over Sri Lanka overhead Weather Hot Climate Lanka

The sun is expected to be directly over Sri Lanka starting from August 29 till September 7. Sun on it’s apparent march from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern hemisphere, will be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during the period of August 29 to September 7, 2020.

The latitudes at which the Sun will be directly overhead, the closest towns corresponding to the given latitudes and the times at which the Sun will appear overhead are as follows.

Several areas including Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, would also experience hot weather and residents were warned to take extra precautions when they are out in the open in these areas.

Drink more WATER Potable water symbol to keep body cool and to avoid Dehydration as hot Weather continues.

DateLatTime (hrs)Overhead Cities
28-Aug9.4212:11Karampan, Kokkuvil, Sarasalai, Nakarkoyil.
29-Aug9.1912:11Karaiyamullivaikal, Puthukkudiyirippu, Manniyakulam, Kakkativu.
30-Aug8.5912:10Talvupadu, Mannar, Mundumurippu, Tuvaraneri, Tennamaravadi.
31-Aug8.3712:10Karadikkuli, Kappachchi, Neriyakulam, Punewa, Pandiggama, Ambagaswewa, Kanniyal, Uppuveli.
1-Sep8.1612:10Ayili, Nochchiyagama, Yalegama, Galkulama, Siyambalewa, Nitulgollewa, Verugal.
2-Sep7.5412:09Pallikundawayal, Madurankuli, Talgaswewa, Kalegama, Hunugallewa, Alakolawewa, Konduruwawa, Gallella, Mannampitiya, Kalkudah.
3-Sep7.3212:09Kakkapalliya, Katupotha, Guruwela, Oggomuwa, Wilegama, Maha Oya, Tumpankeni, Palukamam.
4-Sep7.1012:09Katunayaka, Minuwangoda, Dewalapola, Wadurawa, Pasyala, Niyadurupola, Kehelwatta, Gampola, Hanguranketha, Bibile, Koknahara, Tampaddai.
5-Sep6.4812:09Angulana, Kesbewa, Erepola, Kiragala, Bogawantalawa, Diyatalawa, Kumbukkana, Kodinrawa.
6-Sep6.2512:09Bentota, Migama, Dodampapitiya, Pelawatta(sabaragamuwa province), Suruya Ara, Bodagama, Kataragama, Little Basses.
7-Sep6.0312:08Gintota, Galwelawatta, Gallalla(southern province), Aturaliya, Waiganeliye, Kahandamodara.

All times are given in Sri Lanka Standard Time which is Five Thirty hours ahead of Greenwich time.

The health officials warned that those living in these areas should avoid venturing outside too much in the next few days, particularly in the morning hours since exposure to such excessive hot weather could cause heat strokes, cramps and heat exhaustion.

People should drink more water and keep drinking water in small quantities all times to beat the current hot / heatwave weather. People should also avoid walking in the hot sun, according to Health officials.

People should avoid exercising in the hot sun, always wear caps, hats etc and wear the right attire to protect themselves from the hot sun. The body temperature can go up due to hot weather.

School children should not be allowed to indulge in outdoor activities which cause excessive sweating under the hot sun between 11 am and 3 pm these days.

Sri Lanka weather updates via MET. Sri Lanka Monsoon, Floods, Cyclone Heat / Hot and Weather Updates and Alerts.

2020 O/L Exam dates postponed. Exam begins 2021 January 18 to 28

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2020 O/L Exam dates postponed to 2021 January 18 to 28
2020 OL Exam dates postponed to 2021 January 18 to 28 Sri Lanka

2020 GCE O/L Exam dates delayed. 2020 O/L Exam will be commenced on 2021 January 18 to 28. O/L exam scheduled to be held on December month but due to Coronavirus outbreak exam postponed. Relevant timetable and other details will be release future dates to www.doenets.lk website and students can download from the given website. 2020 O/L Exam dates postponed. Exam begins 2021 January 18 to 28.

Private and school candidates sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination 2020 should apply through the online procedure, says the Department of Examinations, in a media release published. Application can be download with PDF guidelines here. The applications submitted by the private and school candidates will be accepted from the 22nd of July to the 31st of August. 2020 O/L: Private candidates should only apply online. 2020 O/L Exam scheduled to be held on December month. Relevant time table and dates are NOT yet released.

2020 O/L Examination News

Private and school candidates sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination 2020 should apply through the online procedure, says the Department of Examinations, in a media release published today (24). Application can be download with PDF guidelines here. Commissioner General of Examinations, Mr. Sanath Pujitha said the application details can be obtained from the official website of the Examinations Department – www.doenets.lk

The applications submitted by the private and school candidates will be accepted from the 22nd of July to the 31st of August.

A printed copy of the application should be then sent to the Examinations Department, via post.

The release further noted that the applications of school candidates must be directed to the Examinations Department by the respective principals or the heads of each Pirivena.

Relevant instructions in this regard have already been posted to them, the release added.

Instructions relevant to the private candidates of the exam are published in the Examinations Department’s official website. And they are urged to submit their applications directly through the online procedure. They are also advised to send in a printed copy of the application via post.

For more information, the candidates are urged to contact the following telephone numbers:

School Examinations Organising Branch and Results Branch – 112 784537, 0112 784208, 0113 188350, 0113 140314

Hotline 1911

2020 O/L Examination planned to be held during December month.But due to coronavirus COVID19 exam postponed to 2021 January 18 -28. The time table has NOT released to the internet. Timetable will release to www.doenets.lk official website and students can download it once released.

2020 O/L: Private candidates should only apply online. Private candidates who are sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination 2020 should apply only via online, the Department of Examinations, announced yesterday.

The application details can be obtained from the official website of the Examinations Department, www.doenets.lk.

Releasing Campus Zscore cutoff marks delay UGC

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Releasing Campus Zscore cutoff marks delay October
Sri Lanka University Z score cutoff marks release download pdf file

University Grants Commission UGC sources say releasing Zscore cutoff marks and starting university entrance for new academic year will be delayed. Z score Cutoff marks based on 2019 A/L exam results will be delayed as several aptitude tests have not conducted and several aptitude tests results have not been released. According to the UGC sources all aptitude tests results should be released before releasing Zscore Cut off marks. Tests were delayed due to coronvirus outbreak. UGC sources say the delay is due month-long public service shutdown following curfew and less staff reporting to work as a safety measures. UGC has not yet announced the exact date of releasing Z-score. We “Lanka Education” will update the cut-off marks release dates in coming days once contacted the UGC officials.

Earlier Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC planned to release cut-off marks on 2020 June or July months and speed the university admission process. Release was delay due to sudden coronavirus outbreak, curfew, and safety regulations. UGC has not yet announced the exact date.

Below listed Zscore Cutoff marks released dates during last 10 years. Only 2011 A/L exam’s Zscore releasing dragged to December month. In other years, it was released September month.

When 2019 / 2020 Z Score Cut-off marks release to UGC Website?

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 September / October , 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.  

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