Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sri Lanka School Teachers & Principals Strike


Academic activities in most of the Sri Lankan schools have come to a standstill today and interrupted due to the trade union action launched by teachers and principals.
Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers' Union, Joseph Stalin said that the trade union action is being carried out as solutions have not been provided to the salary anomalies and other demands.He said that if the authorities fail to resolve the issue, they continue the strike action.
According to the reports, teachers were absent in schools, a large number of students had turned up in school.
Due to the trade union action, academic activities were disrupted in the Kalutara,Anuradhapura and Kurunegala educational zone.
Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Gotabaya Jayaratne, stated that the trade union action was being carried out while an agreement had been arrived at to grant the demands of the teachers.

Old News:

Sri Lankan school principals and teachers are decided to go on token strike from December 4th. About 225,000 teachers and principals of 9662 schools islandwide will join the trade union action. The decision to launch the strike was made at a convention held by teachers and principals at the Mahaweli Center today with the participation of some 14 education sector trade unions.

The Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU),Sri Lanka’a major education trade union hope that the School children too expected to support the their trade union action. A crucial meeting will be held on November 16 between Education Minister and Teachers Union.

Sri Lanka’s major school Teachers’ trade union is to launch a islandwide strike demanding to remove of their salary anomalies and to win 13 other demands. The Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) says the all schools principals and teachers have decided to launch the strike if government fail to fulfill their demands.

Old News
Sri Lanka’s major school Teachers’ trade union is to launch a token strike on October 24 demanding to remove of their salary anomalies and to win 13 other demands. The Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) says the all schools principals and teachers have decided to launch the strike after failed discussions between the unions and the education ministry officials.

Five school teacher trade unions strength of 215,000 teachers and four unions of school principals with a membership of 10,000 are to engage in this joint trade union action on Wednesday. The discussions were held between the ministry officials and representatives of nine teacher unions.

General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union (CTSU) Mahinda Jayasinghe said that the education ministry officials’ who participated in the discussions had been unable to come up with a solution to their problems.

General Secretary of the CTU Joseph Stalin has said that they want to resolve the salary anomalies, cancel decisions taken by the Education Department in illegal teacher transfers, promotions and several others. According to Stalin, any move by either the Education Ministry or the Ministry to prevent the teachers and principals from struggling to win their demands would result in teachers boycotting the supervision of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination.

Representatives from the Ceylon Teachers’ Union, Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union, Independent Teachers’ Union, All Ceylon United Teachers’ Union, National Education Employees Union, Common Education Professionals Union, All Ceylon Principals’ Union and Sri Lanka National Principals’ Union participated in the discussion.

Friday, October 26, 2012

GCE A/L Exam Results to be released January 2nd Week
Welcome to the Sri Lanka Online Exam Results Page !!!

2016 GCE A/L Examination Results to be Released January 2nd Week.

Department of Examinations website for online results 

2016 A/L or O/L Examination Results could be obtain web site after after released the results.

Candidates can check their results online from the department’s website 

At the moment Web site is very slow due to High Traffic. So better get it via SMS.

Get O/L Results by sms.

Type EXAMS <SPACE> INDEX NO and send to

Dialog   7777
Mobitel  8884
Etisalat  3926
Airtel     7545
Hutch    8888

The results will be made available to schools the later.

Get your Exams Result from Mobile Phone via SMS

Type EXAMS Space Exam Number Send to 7777 from Dialog Mobile

Ex: EXAMS 24300XXX

EXAMS <Number> and send to 7777 from your Dialog Mobile
EXAMS <Number> and send to 8884 from your Mobitel Mobile
EXAMS <Number> and Send to 7545 from your Airtel Mobile
EXAMS <Number> and Send to 8888  from your Hutch Mobile

2012 G.C.E. A/L

2012 G.C.E. A/L examination results to be released before 30th January 2013 the Examinations Commissioner WMNJ Pushpakumara said.

Government Online Examination Results Sri Lanka

The 2012 G.C.E Advanced Level examination commenced on August 6 and held at 2,093 examination Centres Island wide while 236,025 students sat for the examination under the new syllabus while 41,646 students sat for the examination under the old syllabus.
Meanwhile the Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union (CTSU) claimed there were errors in several question papers of the GCE Advanced Level examination.

Examination Results could be obtain web site after after released the results.

The results will be posted to the schools and it will be available on the Department of Examinations website . 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sri Lanka University Academics views to be sought for Leadership Training Program

The Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry will seek the university academics' and Vice Chancellors' views on the on-going leadership training and positive abilities development programme conducted for freshers.
"This can be considered as a fruitful measure to create a perfect programme," Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayake said.
The ministry will make appropriate changes to the leadership and positive abilities development programme in accordance with the proposals and ideas of the academics and the VCs.

Several changes will be made in this year's programme considering feedback from students, parents and university academics, the minister said.

The Higher Education Ministry has been carrying out the leadership training programme for students entering the university for two years, with the collaboration of Defence and Urban Development Ministry. Accordingly, around 25,000 undergraduates, who will be enrolled for university education this year will undergo the leadership and positive abilities development training at 29 locations countrywide.

The programme came under severe criticism from the Opposition political parties and student unions. These critics were of the view that the leadership training and positive abilities development programme was a military training although there is no weapons involvement.
'However, finally all these critics and the society at large have clearly understood that the leadership and positive abilities development programme was of great advantage to the entire life of an undergraduate. It is the government's view that local undergraduates lack management skills and supervisory capabilities although they receive an adequate knowledge of the subjects they study. By following the programme they will receive the necessary training and aptitude to meet this challenge, Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne said .

Meanwhile, Higher Education Ministry Director General of Students Affairs Keerthi Mawella said, the three week leadership and positive abilities development programme for university entrants for the 2011/2012 academic year will commence in two months.
He said the Higher Education Ministry will announce the exact date following the Attorney General's advice. The ministry will send letters to the selected students next month, Mawella said.

The programme's aim is to develop leadership skills and change the undergraduates' attitude. The training comprises both theory and practical sessions, that include indoor and outdoor activities.