Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* President inaugurates program to set up 250 technology laboratories at schools in Sri Lanka
Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 11:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today inaugurated a program to construct 250 Mahindodaya Technology Laboratories at the island's schools to teach the newly introduced technology stream for GCE advanced level.

The inauguration ceremony was held today at the Lumbini Maha Vidyalaya in Colombo to vest the first laboratory to be established under the program. Construction of the laboratories will commence from today at 250 selected schools in the country under the 1000 Mahindodaya Schools concept.

The Technology Laboratories are aimed at teaching the engineering and technology skills needed for students who are pursuing the technology curriculum for the GCE Advanced level.

Speaking at the event, the President said there is a major competition to enter popular schools and there is also a competition to enter schools in which technical laboratories have been established.

He said the government takes the responsibility of providing education to all in the process of granting a systematic education to suit the country and it is a right that should be enjoyed by all the children of the country.

Secretary of the Education Ministry Anura Dissanayake has said that 25 million rupees will be allocated for each laboratory and needed technical equipment will also be provided for the laboratories.

A total of 15 billion rupees will be spent on the program, and the funding will come from the Asian Development Bank and the Treasury. It is expected to complete all construction activities within 5 months.

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Deputy Minister Mohanlal Grero and parliamentarians Thilanga Sumathipala and Duminda Silva were among those present on the occasion.

(Photos by Nishanka de Silva)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
IMF says considering Sri Lanka's request for funding depends on certain conditions
Committee seeks proposals from public on a pension scheme for new recruits
Major General Milinda Peiris appointed new Chief of Staff in the Army
Case against Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita postponed for April 29
Tamil Nadu CM calls Indian government to take action for a permanent solution to the fishermen issue
Sri Lanka to issue US$ 75 million development bonds
No foreign influence on government, Sri Lankan President assures
South Africa, Oman naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka Colombo Port
Sri Lanka's Laugfs acquires mini hydropower plant for Rs. 200 million
India invites Sri Lankan students for Self-Financing Professional Courses

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.