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2020 Grade 5 scholarship exam is on September 13

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Grade 5 Scholarship Exam 2020
Grade Five Scholarship Shishyathwa Prathipala Exam dates Sri Lanka

Much awaited 2020 Grade 5 scholarship examination will be held on September 13 Sunday.

Sri Lanka’s Education Minister says that 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam (Paha Shreniya Shishyathwa Wibagaya) will be held on September 13. Exam was scheduled held on August but due to coronavirus outbreak exam postponed to September.

Earlier Examinations commissioner said that a reasonable and fair decision will be made considering Grade 5 Scholarship Exam, as schools remained closed due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.

Earlier Examinations commissioner Mr Poojitha said processing the scholarship applications this year was easier due to the online application system.

Earlier Examinations commissioner Mr Poojitha also said the department will seek advice from health authorities with regard to spacing and desk and chair arrangements in the exam halls.

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


Sri Lanka Education Ministry has decided to open schools from June 29 Monday under four stages. According to the ministry, under first stage all teachers and Principals request to report to schools.

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

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

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

A/L Exam postponed. A/l exam will be held from September 5.

Sri Lanka’s Education Minister says that 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam (Paha Shreniya Shishyathwa Wibagaya) will be held on September 13. Exam was scheduled held on August but due to coronavirus outbreak exam postponed to September. Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.

Sri Lanka’s Education Minister says that 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam (Paha Shreniya Shishyathwa Wibagaya) will be held on September 13. Exam was scheduled held on August but due to coronavirus outbreak exam postponed to September. Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.

Sri Lanka’s Education Minister says that 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam (Paha Shreniya Shishyathwa Wibagaya) will be held on September 13. Exam was scheduled held on August but due to coronavirus outbreak exam postponed to September. Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.

2020 A/L Exam postponed to September. Exam on September 7 -October 2

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A/L Exam 2020
Sri Lanka A/L Exam postpone delay or exam date coronavirus outbreak covid19

Much awaited 2020 A/L Exam is postponed. A/l exam will be held from September 7 to October 2. Relevant time table will be released soon.

2020 A/L Exam is postponed. A/L exam will be held from September 7 to October 2. 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

A Fake / false Advanced Level A/L Time Table is circulating on social media and the examinations department is to take action against the spread of fake Time Table.

“There is no truth to the document claimed to be this year’s GCE Advanced Level Examination time table, that is circulating on social media,” said Sanath B. Pujitha – Commissioner of Examinations.

Sri Lanka Examinations Commissioner requested the general public including students to act responsibly and only trust the official announcements issued by the Education Ministry and the Examination Department. Examination Department says that 364,761 students will sit for the examination this year which has been scheduled for August. Relevant timetable will be released to official website of Examination Department later.

Exams commissioner says a reasonable decision will be made considering 2020 advanced level exams 2020 A/L Exam, as schools remained closed due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

“The authorities together with the Ministry of Education will make a decision that is fair by the students,” Sanath Pujitha, the commissioner general of examinations said during a programme aired on Sirasa TV.

When is the 2020 A/L Examination ?

Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold or postpone exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.

“Lanka Education” kindly requesting students NOT to panic over social media news. Government will take a fair decision which will satisfied you all. Hence Stay till official media channel publish the news. Stay at Home – Do your studies well as usual. Good Luck !

Sri Lanka to Reopen all Schools from June 29 under four stages

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Sri Lanka School Re Opening Dates & Time Table

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.

Sri Lanka School Re Opening Dates & Time Table
Sri Lanka School Re Opening Dates & Time Table

The edu minister said his officials will hold talks with transport authorities in the coming days to prepare a mechanism to provide safe transport for the schoolchildren.

All Government Schools will re-open in four stages from June 29, after being closed due to COVID-19 pandemic, Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma announced. Sri Lanka Government decided to close schools on March 13 following the COVID -19 outbreak, Minister Alahapperuma told a press conference held at the Education Ministry, that schools will reopen for teachers, principals and non-teaching staff on June 29.

“The period from June 29 to July 3 should be used to clean and disinfect school premises and prepare for academic and other activities” he said.

A/L Exam postponed. A/l exam will be held from September 5.

  • June 29 to July 3 used to clean, disinfect premises
  • Grades 11, 13 & 5 to begin on July 6
  • Grades 10, 12 to begin on July 20
  • Grades 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 to begin on July 27
  • Advanced Level exam from September 7 to October 2
  • Grade 5 scholarship exam on September 13

How schools Reopen ?

Schools will be only open for the academic staff at first, the non-academic staff later, after which Advanced Level (A/L) students, and then other students.

Ministry of Education Director – Health and Nutrition Renuka Peiris explained that all educational institutes, state-owned and privately owned, will follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services when schools are permitted to reopen.

“We are looking at allocating funds for 5,000 schools initially to purchase the necessary equipment to facilitate handwashing. The allocations will be released next week once the Minister signs off on the request. We are also partnering up with the Sri Lanka Red Cross and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), with which selected schools will work closely to be trained in following the guidelines.”

Sri Lanka Red Cross will also use these schools as a model to observe the effectiveness of their training, how well the school system could adapt to employing precautions, and how well the equipment would be maintained by the schools.

Students will be especially trained to sanitise their classroom furniture such as their own desks and chairs and any educational instruments they use during their time at school. Peiris also noted that a set of guidelines with detailed instructions will be published on Monday (4). In addition, the provincial and zonal directors of education from each area have been instructed to report back to the Ministry of Education on the level of preparedness of each school within the coming week.

Sri Lanka School Reopening Dates to be decided on June 10

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Sri Lanka Schools Re Opening Open Dates
Sri Lanka Schools Re Opening Open Dates

Sri Lanka Education Ministry will hold talks with the Health Ministry before deciding to hold the GCE Advanced Level and Grade 5 scholarship examinations in August.

Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma says that it was too early to say whether the examinations could be held on schedule or they will be postponed. He said they are hoping to arrive at a decision by June 10.

“Holding national examinations amid the Covid-19 is not possible. Hence, we are awaiting the response of the health authorities,” he said.

The Education Ministry will hold discussions with the health authorities on June 8 and after several rounds of discussions will arrive at a decision.

The final decision when to reopen the schools and whether to conduct the GCE Advanced level and Grade 5 scholarship exams as scheduled on the dates as it announced earlier will be taken at the discussion, the minister said.

Reopening schools and conducting the GCE Advanced Level and Grade 5 scholarship examinations had been the main topic last week at the Cabinet meeting, headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The Education Minister had told the Cabinet that schools cannot be reopened until the health authorities grant permission.

He called upon the public including students to act responsibly and go by the official announcements issued by the Education Ministry and the Examinations Department.

Dullas Alahapperuma says that a decision on the reopening of schools under several phases will be taken next week.

Once schools are subjected to a sterilization process, Principals and Teachers will be asked to report to schools first.

As the second phase, the schools will be open students facing the G.C.E. A/L exam and O/L examination. After that other grades and finally primary sections will be opened.

Schools were originally scheduled to reopen on 20 April, which was then postponed to 4 May, and was again reconsidered as the number of cases kept increasing at an alarming rate over the past few weeks.

2020 A/L Exam timetable to release www.doenets.lk Web soon. Exam September or October 5 ?

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2020 A/L Exam timetable release to www.doenets.lk
GCE AL Exam Timetable to release examination department website doenets.lk

Update – Education Ministry is considering to postpone 2020 A/L Exam again. Decision is on July first week probably after July 10.

Update 2 – 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.

Sri Lanka 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. As of the instructions given by the Minister of Education Dalus Alahapperuma, it is decided to conduct the online survey to obtain the opinion to held the GCE (A/L) Examination on 7th of September 2020. Please use the link given below to submit your opinion. The deadline of this survey is July 10. Stay with “Lanka Education” for latest news.

Vote – Link

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.

2020 A/L Exam is postponed. A/L exam will be held from September 7 to October 2. 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

A Fake / false Advanced Level A/L Time Table is circulating on social media and the examinations department is to take action against the spread of fake Time Table.

“There is no truth to the document claimed to be this year’s GCE Advanced Level Examination time table, that is circulating on social media,” said Sanath B. Pujitha – Commissioner of Examinations.

Sri Lanka Examinations Commissioner requested the general public including students to act responsibly and only trust the official announcements issued by the Education Ministry and the Examination Department. Examination Department says that 364,761 students will sit for the examination this year which has been scheduled for August. Relevant timetable will be released to official website of Examination Department later.

Exams commissioner says a reasonable decision will be made considering 2020 advanced level exams 2020 A/L Exam, as schools remained closed due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

“The authorities together with the Ministry of Education will make a decision that is fair by the students,” Sanath Pujitha, the commissioner general of examinations said during a programme aired on Sirasa TV.

When is the 2020 A/L Examination ?

Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold or postpone exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.

“Lanka Education” kindly requesting students NOT to panic over social media news. Government will take a fair decision which will satisfied you all. Hence Stay till official media channel publish the news. Stay at Home – Do your studies well as usual. Good Luck !

Technology Faculty of University of Sri Jayewardenepura to open

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Technology Faculty of University of Sri Jayewardenepura to open
Technology Faculty new building complex of University of Sri Jayewardenepura Pitipana Homagama Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s first fully-fledged Technology Faculty will be opened today. The new building complex of the Faculty of Technology of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, at the Technopark in Pitipana, Homagama, will be declared open by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa with the participation of Prof. Sudantha Liyanage; Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and prestigious guests on June 8 at 10 am.

The new faculty spread over 10 acres of the Technopark was built at a cost of about LKR. 3 billion.

Faculty of Technology was established in January 2016 upon the approval of the University Grant Commission and the publication of Gazette Extraordinary (No. 1948/59 Order under Section 27(1), THE UNIVERSITIES ACT, No. 16 of 1978) by the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways of Sri Lanka.

Technology Faculty new building complex of University of Sri Jayewardenepura Pitipana Homagama Sri Lanka

Faculty of Technology serves the nation by providing the higher education opportunity for the prospective undergraduates who are enrolling in the Sri Lankan university system through the newly introduced Technology stream to the school system. The strategy behind this is to harness the talents of the youth to capture the advantage of relevant emerging technologies to drive the economy by providing an education that encompasses competencies to satisfy the needs of society.

Faculty of technology as a new faculty recently added to the University has been held at a private space nearby the University premises with its initial 3 academic departments offering highly practical oriented, bachelor degree programs of (i) Bachelor of Engineering Technology, (ii) Bachelor of Bio-Systems Technology, and (iii) Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology for the first time in Sri Lanka to initially cater 300 prospective undergraduates. Two new academic departments will also be opened for academic activities in the near future.

Fully pledged faculty located in the Pitipana, Colombo (Techno Park of the Western Province Mega Polis Development Plan) consists of new laboratories, lecture rooms, staff rooms, canteens as well as other facilities is looking forward to contributing to the nation with high-quality graduates and research-based knowledge.

Technology Faculty new building complex of University of Sri Jayewardenepura Pitipana Homagama Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to set up 10 new universities

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Sri Lanka to setup 10 new universities campus
Sri Lanka to setup 10 new universities campus

Sri Lanka government planning to set up 10 new universities. Government to setup those campuses in Kalutara, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Hambantota and Matara within this year by using the loan granted by the Asian Development Bank ADB in an efficient manner.

In order to fulfill the pledge made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, government has decided to increase the number of university admissions up to 60,000 by 2030. Currently about 30,000 students are admitting to state universities. Accordingly, a decision has also been taken to set up a national university in each and every district of the country. Currently there are 15 state universities.

Cabinet of ministers has given the nod to proceed with a set of proposals presented by the Minister of Higher Education Dr. Bandula Gunawardena for the expansion of the national university system.

Minister at the cabinet media briefing revealed that the national university system, particularly the technical universities, will be expanded by the increased loan amount provided by the Asian Development Bank’s Science Technology and Human Resources Project.

Under this Government, it is planned to increase the number of students admitted to Universities from 30,000 to 60000 and to establish one National University in each District.

The government expects to build 10 universities by increasing the current Rs.165 million loan amount of Asian Development Bank by Rs. $ 50 million. Accordingly, New National Universities will be built in Kaluthara, Nuwara Eliya, Hambantota, Mathara and Galle Districts this year.

According to the Minister Gunawardena’s proposals, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura will be developed as an international Research University.

It is expected to establish an Allergy, Immune and Surgical Biology Unit and a modern investigation unit for non-communicable diseases and allergies. Under the program, Rs. 400 million will be allocated for the purchase of respective equipment.

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura is already in the process of exchanging students and professors with USA, UK and Sweden. Research programs with foreign experts and scholars will be expanded in the future, the Minister said.

School Grade one admission circular and application form released

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Sri Lanka Schools Grade one admissions circular and application released
Grade one admissions circular and application released Sri Lanka Schools

Sri Lanka Education Ministry issued the circular containing instructions related to the admission of children to Grade One in government schools for the year 2021. School Grade one admission circular and application form released to Education Ministry website MOE.

Accordingly parents or legal guardians, who wish to enrol their children into grade 1 of the government schools in 2021 should submit their applications to the relevant Heads of Schools by registered post to reach them before July 15th, 2020.

Applications should be prepared as per the specimen application form available with the circular. The circular described that the child, who wished to be admitted should have completed 5 years of age as at January 31st, 2021. Birth certificate of the child should be forwarded in confirmation of the same. Children whose age is 06 years or more as at 31st Jan. 2021 shall be admitted only if vacancies exist after the admission of children whose age is less than 06 years of age.

With the circular special attention is drawn to the children of security forces personnel, employing abroad, separated parents and a few other categories. Selections of students shall be made by an interview board, only if the number of applications received by the closing date is higher than the number of students that could be enrolled into grade one of the school. Having examined the applications received, the interview board shall award marks based on the criteria described by the circular.

Download the Application Via – MOE

Model application and guidelines on the admission of Grade 1 students for 2021 to government schools was issued today. All applications should be forwarded via registered post to heads of schools before the 15th of July. According to the guidelines, the qualifications should be fulfilled by the 30th June.

Sri Lanka Education Ministry issued the circular containing instructions related to the admission of children to Grade One in government schools for the year 2021.

Accordingly parents or legal guardians, who wish to enrol their children into grade 1 of the government schools in 2021 should submit their applications to the relevant Heads of Schools by registered post to reach them before July 15th, 2020.

Download the Application Via – MOE

University registration admission deadline June 2 UGC

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University Handbook Sri Lanka 2019 UGC Campus Hand book 2020 Application Form
University Handbook Sri Lanka 2019 Campus Hand book 2020 Application Form Bookshop UGC

The deadline to accept applications for University Registration Admission for the Academic Year 2019/2020 will be June 2. Students should apply before June 2.

Certify university entrance applications from schools on May 28-29. Details Here.

The Education Ministry has announced that school applicants, who qualified for 2019/2020 university entrance, would be able to certify their university admission applications on May 28-29. It said every head of schools had been advised in this regard. The certifying of university admission application process had been stopped due to coronavirus pandemic in the country. The application certifications should be done by the Principals and the Vice Principals of schools following the health care procedures recommended by the Health authorities.

The deadline to accept application for university admission will be on June 2. Earlier UGC said deadline will be two weeks after re-opening schools. But the new deadline will be June 2.

Earlier Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC has decided to extend university online registration and submitting campus handbook application till April 9.

University Admission Handbook for the new 2019/2020 Academic year already released and deadline was earlier on March 26. Later it was extended to April 9th. The new deadline is June 2.

UGC further say Students can only apply through the Internet this time (Apply via Online).  UGC handbook will be cost about Rs. 500 & available UGC Approved bookshops islandwide. Carefully read the hand book and apply before April 9.

UGC Handbook PDF Download

Online Apply Link

Students can apply for universities via Online and can use “Nenasala IT Centeres” for online registration free of charge.

UGC Strongly advice students to use Online Method for applying Universities. Online method is simple, speedy, secure & accurate.

Please Read all details carefully before you fill the online & manual forms.

Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC sources say cut-off marks for entrance to university for the new academic year will release 2020 June- July. UGC has not yet announced the exact date.

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

Sri Lanka Universities reopen for Medical Faculty final year students from June 15

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Sri Lanka to open universities
Sri Lanka to open universities first Medical Faculties

Sri Lanka University Grants Commission (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.

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.

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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