Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan authorities to confer army ranks to more principals
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 01:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have called on more principals for interviews to confer army ranks to them.

The Sri Lanka Cadet Corps has called on nearly 4,000 school principals for interviews at the Cadet Corps headquarters to confer army ranks to them. The principals are to be conferred titles, lieutenant, major or captain.

The letters sent to the principals have asked for those from the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and those in Grade I or II of the principals' service.

The principals have been asked to visit the Cadet Corps headquarters on the 4th, 5th and 6th of this month.

The move has been criticized by education sector trade unions as a move by the government to militarize the country's education system.

New entrants to universities already have to undergo a leadership training programme conducted by the Army.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
President promises a comprehensive program to uplift Sri Lanka's sports sector
-- [1 hour and 42 minutes ago]
Austrian President lauds peace and progress in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, Poland to partner in energy, ICT sectors to boost bilateral trade
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court sentences four soldiers to 25 years for gang rape of Tamil woman
-- [4 hours ago]
Expenditure for Sri Lankan President's residence renovation and vehicles clarified
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, Japan to deepen multifaceted cooperation under a Comprehensive Partnership
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to seek international bids for first urban railway system
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka reiterates pledge to allocate 6 percent of GDP to education
-- [6 hours ago]
UPFA parliamentarian Janaka Bandara Tennakoon remanded
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka will not implement death penalty for now - Justice Minister

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.