Friday, December 21, 2012

O/L Exam 2012 Science Paper Leaked Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Education Minister Bandula Gunawadena said that students who sat for the GCE O/L Science multiple choice question paper will be given marks for the 19 questions that were leaked. 

A tuition teacher(Sampath Aththatage) and his assistant who are suspected of leaking the G.C.E. Ordinary Level science question paper have been arrested by police.

At the moment 3 suspects including an employee in the printing section of the Examinations Department has been arrested over the leaking of the G.C.E. Ordinary Level (O/L) Science exam paper. 
The tuition teacher and his assistant were produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court today (December 22) and remanded until December 29.

Nineteen out of 40 questions in the O/L 2012 Science multiple choice question paper has been leaked out and an investigation is conducted regarding this issue. The Sri Lankan police said that their investigations have proven that the science paper of the 2012 OL exam has been leaked. 
The CID commenced an investigation after the commissioner of exams filed a complaint based on information he has received.
Issuing a statement the UNP General Secretary said that there are also reports about the leaking of GCE Ordinary Level Mathematics, paper this year. 
Sri Lankan Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said that CID has being questioning the officials attached to the computer section of the Examinations Department over the alleged leak in the GCE O/L Science Paper.

The Minister said the CID had also recorded statements from employees of the printing press owned by the private tutor who distributed the model test paper. He further said the maximum possible punishment would be meted out to those responsible irrespective of their positions.
General Secretary of Lanka Teacher Services Union (LTSU) Mahinda Jayasinghe said “The GCE O/L examination is being held now. There have been various rumors regarding the o/l examination papers held for certain subjects.
O L Exam 2012 science paper leaked sri lankaThe Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) said that a tuition master from Gampaha has given his students a model paper containing 19 questions that appeared on the 2012 OL science 1st paper. 
Sri Lanka Main opposition party, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that the government and Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena should take the responsibility for the leaking of the GCE Ordinary Level Science question paper.
The United National Party requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to take immediate actions to solve the issues in the country’s education system. 

End of the World 2012 Sri Lanka:Doomsday

End of the World 2012 Sri Lanka Doomsday 2012-12-21
Today is 21-12-2012. Happy DoomsDay !!!
In Sri Lanka,there is a marginal drop of railway commuters and Bus passengers today 21-12-2012.There are less staff at several private & government offices.
IF you're reading this, it hasn't happened yet. But anytime today, according to the ancient Mayan prophecy, the world is going to end.
December 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice.

Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.

Below, NASA Scientists answer questions on the following 2012 topics:

Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.
 Answer (A):The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.

Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?
 A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 -- hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.

Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?
 A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

Q: Is NASA predicting a "total blackout" of Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25?
 A: Absolutely not. Neither NASA nor any other scientific organization is predicting such a blackout. The false reports on this issue claim that some sort of "alignment of the Universe" will cause a blackout. There is no such alignment (see next question). Some versions of this rumor cite an emergency preparedness message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is simply a message encouraging people to be prepared for emergencies, recorded as part of a wider government preparedness campaign. It never mentions a blackout.

Q: Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?
 A: The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA Near-Earth Object Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.

Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of the world ending in 2012?
 A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?
 A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.

Grade 5 Cut Off Marks to be released January 7

Year/Grade Five(5) Scholarship Examination 2012 Cut Off Marks
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The 2012 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination (Sinhala medium) cut-off marks for the Popular and National Schools are expected to be issued today (07). The cut-off marks for the Tamil medium are expected to be issued later in the week. The 2012 Grade 5 scholarship examination was held on August 26 last year. 

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Name of the School

Royal College Colombo
Vishaka Vidyalaya Colombo
Ananda College
Dharmaraja College Kandy
Takshila Maha Vidyalaya Horana

Old News
Year/Grade Five(5) Scholarship Examination 2012 Cut Off Marks for Popular & National Schools to be released End of Next Week Sri Lanka Education Ministry.
Sri Lanka Education Ministry says that the cut off marks for admission of children to national schools based on the marks of the Grade/Year five scholarship examination, will be released by the end of next week.(December 25-28). Twenty seven thousand children have applied for national schools in the Sinhala medium this year. There have been 6,000 applications for the Tamil medium. 

Year/Grade Five(5) Scholarship Examination 2012 Cut Off Marks for Popular & National Schools to be released Next Week Sri Lanka Education Ministry.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Release Jaffna University students-HRW

Release Jaffna University students-HRW Sri Lanka
Human Rights Watch urged Sri Lankan government authorities should immediately release or credibly charge four students from Jaffna University who have been detained since early December 2012.
Terrorist Investigation Department of Sri Lanka arrested the University students amid clashes with the police in Jaffna.
Human Rights Watch also alleged that around 10 December they were transferred to the Rehabilitation Centre in Welikanda.
Commission also stressed “The Sri Lankan authorities should realize that such actions generate legitimate grievances, not reconciliation.”
The four students – Sanmugam Solaman, Kanagasundram Jenamajenth, Paramalingam Tharshaanan, and V. Bhavananadam – were initially detained at the TID offices in Vavuniya. Around December 10 they were transferred to the Rehabilitation Centre in Welikanda, which holds an estimated 600 alleged former LTTE fighters. Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa reportedly told Jaffna University teachers on December 15 that the students would be released after they had been rehabilitated due to their involvement in terrorist activities

New Hostel for Jaffna University:Sri Lanka

New Hostel Jaffna University Campus Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, Cabinet today(December 20) granted approval for the construction of Hostels for 400 males and 400 females at a total cost of Rs. 654.4 million, phasing it out over a period of five years commending from 2013 and subject to stipulated conditions. The proposal was made by Higher Education Minister S.B.Dissanayaka.

Excerpt of Cabinet Decisions pertaining to the Jaffna University;

Construction of proposed Male and Female Hostels with 400 beds each for the, University of Jaffna.
The Jaffna University currently offers a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses for about 6000 students and at present there are more than 1300 outstation students in the University. Cabinet approval was given to construct Hostels for 400 males and 400 females at a total cost of Rs. 654.4 million, phasing it out over a period of five years commending from 2013 and subject to stipulated conditions. This proposal was made by Hon S.B.Dissanayaka, Minister of Higher Education.

Construction of proposed buildings for the Faculty of Engineering at Ariviyal Nagar, Killinochchi, University of Jaffna.
Cabinet approval was given for the construction of the above buildings adjoining the faculty of Agriculture, initially with the under mentioned Departments at a total Rs. 2,437 million and to implement this project phasing out over a period of five years commencing from 2013 and subject to stipulated conditions.

- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Department of Computer Engineering
- Department of Inter-disciplinary Studies.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peradeniya University Teachers Resign Volunteer Posts

Peradeniya University Teachers News Sri Lanka
University teachers of Peradeniya University have decided to resign from voluntary administrative positions. The move has taken against the newly appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor. 
Peradeniya university teachers have staged a token strike yesterday. According to the sources, the newly appointed deputy vice chancellor has not supported to the FUTA’s strike action which  lasted three months. Lecturers say this appointment is a partial one.

Eastern University closed:Sri Lanka-Bad weather

Eastern University Closed Bad Weather Sri Lanka
Eastern University Closed 

Several faculties of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka have been temporarily closed due to bad weather conditions and floods in the area. Academic activities of the Trincomalee campus will continue.

The Arts and Cultural Faculty, the Commerce and Management Faculty, the Science Faculty and the Agricultural Science Faculty have been temporarily closed. The Eastern University officials announced that these Faculties will be re-reopened on the January 2, 2013.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fish Rain at Ruhuna Campus:Sri Lanka University News

Fish Rain at Ruhuna University Campus Sri Lanka
A rare “Fish Rain “scene is reported from Ruhuna Campus. 
A “Fish Rain" in which fish fallen with rain drops reported yesterday evening  at Agriculture Faculty of the Ruhuna University situated at Kamburupitiya,Matara. 

It is believed that this Fish Rain is due to a Tornado condition. Lenabatuwa Lake is close to the faculty.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

University Students Trapped Hantana- 450 Rescued Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka University Students Trapped at Hantana Mountain Kandy
Hantana Mountain 

Sri Lankan Army operation launched in search of University students who were trapped in the Hanthana Forest Reserve has been successful.
A group of 450 Sri Lankan University students  from Jaffna University and Sri Jayawardenepura University   who were trapped while hiking the Hantana Mountain, Kandy yesterday due to bad weather condition were rescued by the Sri Lanka Army today morning (December 17).

Army Spokesman said that some 43 students were admitted to the Peradeniya hospital. Among them 42 are female students.

About 450 university students from Jaffna University(Vavuniya Campus) and Sri Jayawardenepura University were stranded within the Hanthana Forest Reserve in Kandy. Operation staged by the Army helped to trace the missing students.

They were stranded in the forest due to thick fog,mist and Cold which surfaced as a result of torrential heavy rain experienced in the region last night.
The Hantana Mountain is a favorite destination among the University Students in Sri Lanka.University of Peradeniya is situated adjacent to the Hanthana mountain range.

Sri Lanka University News




Sunday, December 16, 2012

Jaffna University to reopen soon - Sri Lanka

Jaffna University Campus  to reopen soon Sri Lanka
Jaffna University will re-commence academic activities soon according to the sources. A boycott by academics and students at Jaffna has ground academic activities to a halt since November 28.
On Friday a Jaffna University officials, led by Vice-Chancellor Vasanthi Arasaratnam, met Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and other education officials to discuss the university’s problems and other issues.
Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) questioned three female undergraduates on Friday and recorded their statements. Jaffna University students have told the university authorities that they will not return for classes until the four detained students were released.
Professor V. P. Sivanathan, Dean of the Arts Faculty, University of Jaffna, told the media that students were on an “unofficial boycott” of lectures.
Army personnel deployed around the university campus during the student protests have been withdrawn, while a dozen Policemen have been deployed in three temporary huts at the entrance to the campus.
“We urge the Government to consider the immediate release of the four students being helde at the rehabilitation centre in Welikanda” academic Ratnam Vigneswaran told the media.

Sri Lanka University Students Human Rights Violations

Two student unions in Sri Lanka published a report last Monday claiming an increase in Human Rights violations against university students. The report claimed that University students have suffered more than 1,000 human rights abuses since 2009.

The Student Human Rights Report 2012 contains statistics from all 15 state universities. It reported 524 cancellations of classes and, in the past year, 104 disciplinary inquiries against University students, and 44 imprisonments.

There were also 67 cancellations of Mahapola scholarships, which are awarded to students from low-income families and pay US$20 a month subsistence income.

The report was produced by two major student unions: the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) in association with the Student Organisation for the Protection of Human Rights (SHR). It was released on 10 December in the capital Colombo.

The report's objective is to make the public aware of rights violations against students and get the attention of authorised bodies meant to protect students' rights.

IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara claimed that more than 1,000 students had been suspended from universities during the past three to four years. Students had been penalised for fighting for their rights, but would continue protesting to safeguard free education regardless of the crackdown. 

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