Saturday, January 26, 2013

UNIVOTEC Sri Lanka-25 Universities for Vocational Technology

Sri Lankan government has taken measures to set up 25 university colleges affiliated to the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) to create alternate learning pathways up to the degree level for students who are leaving formal education.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development will set up 20 university colleges by upgrading the existing training centers falling under the purview of the Ministry. The government has allocated Rs. 1.6 billion in the 2013 Budget for the project.
Another 5 university colleges will be established in collaboration with the private sector.
The Cabinet approved the proposal made by Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma to set up the university colleges.
The UNIVOTEC, established in 2009, provides a career path to obtain a degree for the students in the Technical Education and Vocational Training System, based on their aptitudes and abilities, to acquire University Education.

Law Faculty Student's Hand Amputated

Hand for Achala, Justice for Negligence!
අචලාගේ අහිමි වූ වම් අත නැවත ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා අපිත් පුංචි හෝ දායකත්වයක් ලබා දෙමු ....

Doctors of Colombo General Hospital had reportedly amputated the hand of Achala Priyadarshani (24) a Law Faculty final year student who had sustained injuries after falling down a flight of stairs at her house at Urubokka,Matara.
The law student,Achala Priyadarshani was admitted to the Matara Hospital with fracture injuries, following the accident at her home, and later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital, where her hand was amputated.The university student is left-handed and therefore even writes using her left hand.
Meanwhile, Health Ministry has appointed a special to committee to look into the incident.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Secretary to the Health Ministry, Dr. Nihal Jayathilake to conduct an immediate inquiry into the incident.
Therefore the Health Secretary has appointed a special committee comprising Deputy Director General of Medical Services Dr. Ananda Gunasekera and specialist surgeons and also instructed them to submit a report, the Ministry of Health said.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Kshanika Hirimburegama UGC Chairperson Sri Lanka

Kshanika Hirimburegama New UGC Chairman Sri Lanka 2013

Former Vice Chancellor of the Colombo University Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama assumed duties as the new Chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Prof. Hirimburegama succeeds Prof. Gamini Samaranayake as UGC head, and is the eighth to hold the post. She served in the UGC over the past few years and is a specialist on plant tissue culture, having authored some 35 scientific journals, five books and 40 research documents.

Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama was appointed as the new Chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC) by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. She is the first woman to be appointed as Chairperson of the UGC.
At the moment Kshanika Hirimburegama is working the Vice Chancellor of the Colombo University.
She will assume duties as the new head of the UGC when the current UGC Chairman Professor Gamini Samaranayake retires at the end of January.

About Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama
Sannas Mudiyanselage Kshanika Kumari Hirimburegama was born January 1, 1958 is a Sri Lankan academic. She is the current Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo. Prior to the appointment she was Head of the Department of Plant Sciences and a Member of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka.
Kshanika Hirimburegama New UGC Chairman Sri Lanka 2013She was born and raised in Colombo and She is the daughter of Nalini Ratnayaka and Dr. Punchi Bandara Sannasgala, an academic researcher on Sinhala language, Sinhala literature, Pali and Sanskrit. He is the author of `Sinhala Saahithya Wanshaya' in the 1960s. She is the fourth out of five daughters born to the Sannasgala family. Her early education was at Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo.
She entered University of Colombo in 1977 and specialised in Botany. She then entered the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Peradeniya and passed out in 1985 with her Masters in Agricultural Sciences. In the same year she left for Belgium to join the Catholic University of Leuven for her PhD. Kshanika married Wijaya Hiriburegama in 1986 whom she met at University of Peradeniya.
She and her husband returned to Sri Lanka in 1989 and joined the Botany Department in Colombo University as a Senior Lecturer in January, 1990. She was later made the Head of the Plant Sciences Department before she was appointed as Vice-chancellor in January, 2008.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Technical-New A/L Subject Stream Sri Lanka -Syllabus & Details

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උසස් පෙළට අලූතින් හදුන්වාදෙන ලද තාක්ෂණික විෂය ධාරව යටතේ කාණ්ඩ දෙකක් යටතේ විෂයන් 2ක් හා අනිවාර්ය එක  විෂයයක් සහිතව මෙම වසරේ සිට උසස් පෙළ අධ්යාපන කටයුතු ආරම්භ කළ හැකි බව අධ්යාපන අමාත් බන්දුල ගුණවර්ධන මහතා පවසයි.
එක විෂය කාණ්ඩයක් යටතේ ඉංජිනේරු තාක්ෂණය හෝ ජෛව තාක්ෂණය යන විෂයයන්ගෙන් එකක්ද විෂයයන් 10 කින් යුත් අනෙක් කාණ්ඩය යටතේ තවත් එක් විෂයයක්ද තෝරාගත හැක. ගිණුම්කරණය, ආර්ථික විද්යාව, භූගෝලය, ගෘහ විද්යාව ඇතුළු විෂයයන් 10ක් එහි අඩංගු වේ.
තාක්ෂණය  සදහා විද්යාව යන්න අනිවාර්ය විෂයයි. මෙකී  විෂය ධාරාව යටතේ දිවයින පුරා පාසල් 700 අධ්යයන කටයුතු සදහා සිසුන්ට අවස්ථාව සැලසෙනු ඇත.
2015 වසරේදී රථම වතාවට යටතේ සිසුන් විභාගයට පෙනී සිටින අතර ලිඛිත විභාගයට ලකුණු 75 ක් එහිදී හිමිවන අතර විෂයයන් සදහා වූ සෙසු ලකුණු 25 ලබාදෙනුයේ රායෝගික පරීක්ෂණ සදහා බව අමාත් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා වැඩිදුරටත් පැවසීය.

A Brand new Subject stream will be introduced for Sri Lankan students sitting for the Advanced Level A/L Examinations in 2015, called ‘Technical’ said the Minister of Higher Education, Mr. S.B. Dissanayake.At the moment there are four streams named Science, Mathematics, Commerce and Arts.
‘There has been a lot of outcry in Sri Lanka regarding the lack of job opportunities post Advanced Levels. The new Technical stream of study will allow these youths to adjust to the job markets in Sri Lanka as well as in other countries’ he said.
‘The subjects include electronics, civil and mechanical engineering, agriculture as well as food sciences and information technology’, explained  former Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa, Vidya Jothi Professor Dayantha Wijeyesekera, explaining  the benefits of the new stream of study.
He said that enrollment in universities would not be necessary, if this stream of study was followed at A Levels, as students would acquire a very practical knowledge, which would enable them to find employment easily.
"We are hoping to implement this new stream of study in at least one school in each of the 343 Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Sri Lanka. Already teachers have been trained and books already purchased, said  Minister of Education, Bandula Gunawardane who also addressed the media said.
Four streams, Science, Mathematics, Commerce and Arts are taught at advanced levels at present. Every year around 350,000 students sit the advanced level examination and of them 25,000 are qualified to enter universities. Around 300,000 youths who sit the examination following the four streams enter the job market annually, even though; a greater number of these job seekers are unemployable, since the four streams are not job oriented.
Since these four streams are academic streams, students have to follow many other courses to obtain proficiency in various fields available in the job market.
Therefore, the technology stream will be introduced to cater to the huge demand," Minister Gunawardena said.
"At the initial stage, the new stream will be available at 50 schools and gradually expanded to cover every secretariat division. The Education Ministry is drafting the text books and teacher guidance for the new stream with the assistance of educationalists, intellectuals and several other resource personnel," the minister added.

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Law College Issue Sri Lanka-CID Questioned

The CID has questioned the two students who had obtained the first and second places at the Law College entrance examination held last year. Both are said to be residents of Colombo, and they had obtained 87 and 84 marks respectively.
They were among the students of a lawyer conducting law entrance tuition classes, who had already been questioned by the CID.
According to police, 58 out of 60 students at the tuition class in question have qualified for law entrance.

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NDT students Remanded

NDT Students Sri Lanka Moratuwa University
Two NDT students accused of assaulting engineering students in Moratuwa have been further remanded until January 28. They appeared before Moratuwa magistrate B.A.R. Semasinghe. Police said 15 other suspects were yet to be arrested.
Meanwhile, the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) issuing a press release, said it condemns the act of unprovoked, planned violence unleashed on the students of the University of Moratuwa, Engineering Faculty on January 16.
The release: "Many students were studying for their final year examinations on the night of this brutal and inhumane attack. Those students are the cream of the GCE (A/L) mathematics stream, a national asset on which the nation has invested time and money and they were at the cusp of entering national service in a few days.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jaffna University Students Released-Sri Lanka

Jaffna University Students Released Sri Lanka
2 students of Jaffna University Student Council President Bawananthan and Science Faculty third year student Solomon were released on January 22. Though Bavananthan and Solomon have been released two other jaffna undergrads are still being held at Welikanda. They are Student union secretary Dharshananth and Arts Faculty union President Janamejayan.Both are expected to be released shortly.

In November last year 11 students were arrested over allegations of a petrol bomb attack on a TELO office and for engaging in other pro-LTTE activities. Subsequently seven students were released.
The students had undergone training at a rehabilitation camp since November last year at a military camp in Welikanda and later in Vavuniya. 

They were brought from Welikanda to Vavuniya after undergoing “rehabilitation” at welikanda for a period of more than six weeks.Both undergrads were released at the Police Terrorism Investigation Dept TID) office in Vavuniya in the presence of family members and Jaffna University Vice-chancellor Vasanthi Arasaratnam and senior members of the Varsity academic staff.
Several Jaffna varsity students were taken into custody by the Police in Jaffna after lamps were lit on campus premises on November 27th 2012 at 6.05 pm to observe the “Maa Veerar Naal”(Great Heroes day)of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE)which remains a proscribed “terrorist”organization in Sri Lanka. Arrests were also made in connection to an alleged arson attack on the office of a Tamil organization known as “Sri-TELO” in Nallur.
Among arrested students in Jaffna eleven were brought to the TID office on November 30th 2012 and detained for further interrogation, The arrests sparked off a boycott of lectures campaign in Jaffna by fellow undergrads. The Academic and non – academic staff unions at Jaffna varsity also issued statements in support of students.
Jaffna University Vice-chancellor Dr.Vasanthi Arasaratnam made great efforts to get the arrested students released by interacting quietly with Govt authorities. She personally went to Vavuniya and visited the students in custody.
The vice-chancellor also met with Jaffna Army commander Gen Hathurusinghe, Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Higher Education Minister SB Dissanayake on separate occasions and engaged in quiet diplomacy to get the students released.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Moratuwa University Clash to CID

Moratuwa University Clash to CID
Vice Chancellor of the Moratuwa University, Professor Ananda Jayawardana says that a request was made to the police to handover the investigation regarding the clash of the Moratuwa university students to the Criminal Investigation Department CID.
The Vice Chancellor also said that a disciplinary inquiry will be held into the clash he said that the decision was taken at a meeting headed by Minister of Higher Education on Friday.
He also added that over forty students have been questioned and statements have been recorded from staff members and security officers of the university.

The Vice Chancellor further says that a disciplinary inquiry will be conducted on the clash which erupted between two groups of students of the University of Moratuwa.
He said that the inquiry will be conducted by the disciplinary committee.The Engineering Faculty and the National Institute of Technology also known as the NDT of the University of Moratuwa were temporarily closed Thursday due to a clash between two student groups. Six students sustained injuries in the incident and one student is currently receiving treatment at the ICU of the National Hospital. Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa,  Prof. Ananda Jayawardena noted that the students who are connected to the clash will be suspended.

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NIBM Sri Lanka National Institute of Business Management

NIBM-Sri Lanka National Institute of Business Management
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Kandy Branch of the National Institute of Business Management NIBM on January 19. The state-of-the-art building will provide a qualitative service which meets international standards.
The NIBM is the only government backed higher education provider that provides world-class degrees. The NIBM with its legacy of 45 years (1968-2013) in the business of training and development and its vision of becoming the best management education institute in Sri Lanka offers you unmatched opportunities in management and IT education in Sri Lanka.
In the discipline IT NIBM offer a BSc in MIS in collaboration with the University of Ireland, a Higher Diploma in Computer Systems Design, a Diploma in Computer Systems Design and many Certificate courses to cater to different needs as well as to ensure students with lesser entry qualifications to National Universities.
In the field of management and productivity the NIBM offers the mature and employed student the opportunity to obtain well recognized qualifications in diverse fields through twelve diploma programs conducted in the English and Sinhala media as well as the numerous Certificate and short term courses available. We also cater to specific needs of the industry through customized training programs and through consultancy assignments. 
NIBM Sri Lanka main campus at Colombo and our regional centers in Kandy, Kurunagala and Galle ensure that quality training is available through NIBM to a wider range and a greater number of our valued students. 
The NIBM looks towards the future with excitement, hope and optimism and invites you to build your competencies and be a part of our success story.
With the increasingly competitive job market and ever challenging career development paths, it is worthwhile to explore new options that would broaden one's horizons and improve future career prospects.

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Free Jaffna University Students-Internet petition Campaign

Free Jaffna University Students-Internet petition Campaign
An internet petition signing campaign has commenced by the members of the Movement of the Equal Rights at the Lions Club Rajagiriya demanding the government to release the arrested University students in Jaffna.The i petition is availabe at site.
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The Petition
Following a protest campaign held at Jaffna University, Sri Lanka, government security forces, on the 30th of November 2012 arrested several student activists including office bearers of Student Council of the same university. Still four of them were not released.So we hereby demand the government of Sri Lanka to release the four student activists forthwith. 
නොවැම්බර් 30 වැනිදා යාපනය විශ්වවිද්යාලයේ පැවැති උද්ඝෝෂණයකින් අනතුරුව ශිෂ් නායකයින් සහ ශිෂ් ක්රියාකාරකයින් ගණනාවක් රජයේ ආරක්ෂක අංශ විසින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් අතර අතරින් ශිෂ්යයින් සිව් දෙනෙකු එනම්, මහා ශිෂ් සංගමයේ ලේකම් පරමලිංගම් දර්ශනාත්, මහා ශිෂ් සංගමයේ සභාපති වේලුතුරෙයි බවානන්ත්, ශාස්ත් පීඨ ශිෂ් සංගමයේ සභාපති කනකසුන්දරස්වාමි ජනමේජෙයන් සහ විද් පීඨ ශිෂ් සංගමයේ සාමාජික ෂන්මුගම් සොලමන් යන ශිෂ්යයින් මේවනතෙක් මුදාහැර නොමැත. එබැවින් මෙම ශිෂ්යයින් 4 දෙනා වහාම නිදහස් කරන ලෙස ආණ්ඩුවට බලකරන අතරම ලංකාවේ ජනතාවගේ ප්රජාතන්ත්රනවාදී අයිතීන් දිනාගැනීම සදහා වූ අරගලයට සහය පළකරමු. 
நவம்பர் 30ம் திகதி யாழ் பல்கலைக் கழகத்தில் நடைபெற்ற ஆர்ப்பாட்டத்தின் பின்னர் மாணவர் தலைவர்கள் மற்றும் மாணவர் செயற்பாட்டாளர்களை அரசாங்க பாதுகாப்பு படையினர் கைது செய்ததோடு அவர்களில் நான்கு பேரை அதாவது பலகலைக் கழக மாணவர் ஒன்றியத்தின் செயலாளர் பரமலிங்கம் தர்ஷனாத், தலைவர் வேலுதுரை பவானந்த், கலைப்பீட மாணவர் சங்கத்தின் தலைவர் கனகசுந்தரஸ்வாமி ஜனமேஜயன் மற்றும் விஞ்ஞானபீட மாணவர் சங்கத்தின் உறுப்பினர் சன்முகம் சொலமன் ஆகிய மாணவர்கள் இதுவரை விடுதலை செய்யப்படவில்லை.

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