Thursday, November 22, 2012

Satellite Launched-Sri Lanka SupremeSAT


Turning a new page in Sri Lankan history, entering in to space era for the first time, Sri Lanka's first communication satellite Supreme SAT-I launched to orbit on November 27 ,2012 around 3:43 p.m. local time from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China.Now the Satellite has positioned over Sri Lanka.
Earlier it was scheduled to launch on November 22 but postponed due to bad weather in the outer space and some technical problems said President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s youngest son Rohita Rajapaksa who is a technical advisor/engineer of the project.

Sri Lanka's first Communications Satellite SupremeSAT – I  launched on November 27, 2012 at 15:43hrs on board China's Long March 3B/E Launch Vehicle from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. This will be the beginning of new era for Sri Lanka and will be etched in our country's proud history & will stand as a major milestone for Sri Lanka in developing the Motherland as a Naval, Aviation, Commercial, Energy and Knowledge hub, serving as a key link between the East and West. 

The satellite will be deployed at 87.5E in the Geo-stationary orbit approximately 36000 km above the surface of the earth and has a design life of 15 years. The SupremeSAT – I was built by Thales Alenia Space of France. Design is based on SB 4000 series satellite bus which comes under the medium class telecommunications satellite category with its launch mass of 5100kg. SB 4000 series has a successful flight heritage, hence it's a very stable and reliable space platform. Having a payload of 56 transponders on board SupremeSAT will be capable of providing communications services, including broadband Internet, telecom and broadcasting and will cover parts of the Middle East, South & Central Asia and also Australia.

SAT Launch delay sri lanka
Old News:

The scheduled Sri Lankan First Satellite “SupremeSAT 1” launching will not take place  today due to bad weather in the outer space and it will be delayed from five days said President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s youngest son Rohita Rajapaksa who is a technical adviser/engineer of the project.

More details in our previous article :

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sri Lanka University:New Academic Year Begin on March 2013

Special Report about University Leadership Training Program- Click Here

Enter Your National Identity Card Number and check whether you have selected for the First Batch of Leadership Training 2012.

Sri Lanka Higher Education Ministry has launched a new web site about University Leadership Training Program 2012. 
Through logging this web site students can check whether they have selected for the First Batch which scheduled to start December 27 to January 12, 2013.

Enter Your National Identity Card Number and check whether you have selected for the First Batch.

2011/2012 Sri Lanakn University new academic year will begin from March 15,2013 said Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake today

The two week leadership training programme for Sri Lankan students who have qualified to enter University for the 2011/2012 academic year will commence on December 27 media reports.

Higher Education Ministry will post relevant convening letters tomorrow to the first batch of Selected students of Leadership Training Program 2012.

Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA), Dr Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri said that the existing facilities were insufficient to accommodate the whole students.
However, Higher Education Ministry Secretary , Dr Sunil Jayantha said the government had allocated Rs.4 billion to increase the facilities and resources of universities due to the additional intake.

Before entering in to the universities every student should follow a two week Leadership Training program in Army Camps.

Also freshers have to follow three months compulsory full time Special English and IT course. The above English and IT course will not commence this year.

Meanwhile Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayake said that throughout the last year 80% of ragging was curbed due to the strict measures taken and it will be eradicate very soon.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court directed UGC to admit additional 5609 Students for local Universities this year due to Z score crisis. Because of this additional intake, 27500 students would be admitted to Sri Lankan Universities for the next academic year. About 22000 students enrolled to universities in 2011. Only 21,111 students were selected to Universities in 2010 while it was 20,270 students in year 2009.