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English medium plan alive despite objections

Education Ministry determined to proceed Demand from international school students’ parents: Education Secratary  Bandula, teachers’ union, and Rathana Thera object   By Dinitha Rathnayake   The newly proposed English medium study programme, commencing from the primary section to the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A/L) examination, will have[…]

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EY-powered rapid transformation at English Tea Shop Organic 

“English Tea Shop Organic” (ETS), a brand of Amazon Trading Ltd., established in 2010, has been on a truly transformative journey since implementing a company-wide open book management programme in 2015. This was followed by a unique Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP) embarked in 2019 to help build a “significantly[…]

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English education plan faces early opposition

Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union and Rathane Thera object Set to begin as pilot project By Buddhika Samaraweera   Following the announcement made by Ministry of Education (MoE) Secretary Kapila Perera last week that consideration has been given to providing English-medium education from Grade 1 at schools islandwide, various parties have[…]

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US to support English education in Sri Lanka

It was revealed at a special meeting held at the Ministry of Education between the Minister of Education, Prof. G. L. Peiris and the US Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz that the US Government is ready to extend its full support to the development of the education system in Sri Lanka.[…]

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Shehara Halaldeen to launch two new English books

A Sri Lankan teacher and writer, Shehara Kanaka Halaldeen may be one of the first to use QR (quick response)-coded links in her books where you can get instant access to a wealth of online educational resources, including videos and images, using a smartphone. Shehara is a children’s author with[…]

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Blessie’s favourite things 

By Kusumanjalee Thilakarathna PHOTO © KASUN S. THILAKARATHNE Eight-year-old Blessie Joshna is not an unfamiliar face for those who enjoy watching television. We have seen her in many popular TV commercials; she has been in more than 40 commercials. This little star is also a talented artist with a special[…]

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Fast-tracking a digital economy through information technology

Opposition and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Leader Sajith Premadasa urged the development of the IT industry in order to overcome the current economic crisis faced by Sri Lanka. However, based on the available data, he noted that there needs to be significant improvement of IT education and infrastructure, which would[…]

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