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Amid worsening economic crisis and fuel shortage, Sri Lanka shuts down all schools

The Sri Lankan authorities have closed schools and asked public officials not to come to work. This desperate move has been taken on May 20

Published on 20th May 2022
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China ready to welcome Sri Lankan students back to colleges, yet to make a decision about India

There are over 23,000 Indian students studying under Chinese institutions, mostly pursuing Medicine, who have had no access to labs for two years

Published on 22nd April 2022
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#WhatTheFAQ: Is Nepal following Sri Lanka's footsteps and heading towards an economic collapse?

The Himalayan nation reportedly has foreign exchange reserves for up to six months only. Fuel prices are at an all-time high, and sluggish economic growth is not helping its cause

Published on 22nd April 2022
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These six teenagers from Andhra Pradesh are all set to swim from Sri Lanka to Dhanushkodi

From a geographical point of view, Palk Strait is an inlet of the Bay of Bengal and is located between Southeastern India and Northern Sri Lanka

Published on 21st April 2022
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#WhatTheFAQ: What led Sri Lanka to the severe economic crisis that it finds itself in?

Late night on Thursday, March 31, people protested in front of the Sri Lankan President's house and made their fury known

Published on 1st April 2022
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Sri Lanka's economic crisis hits schools: Examinations cancelled as printers run out of paper

The term tests, which are a part of the continuous assessment process for students in the country, were scheduled to begin next week

Published on 21st March 2022
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Primary schools reopen in Sri Lanka even as teachers' strike demanding an increment in salary continues

As the Sri Lankan government lifted most of the COVID-19 restrictions on October 1, it was decided that the schools too should be reopened

Published on 21st October 2021
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Over 2.36 lakh Sri Lankan teachers boycott online classes to protest against arrest of education activists

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka stated that quarantine by regulation is meant for those contracting or suspected to have contracted COVID-19 and not to punish/deny fundamental rights

Published on 12th July 2021
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Sri Lanka to reopen all schools from March 29

Education Minister G.L. Peiris told a weekly media briefing here on Wednesday that following recommendations from the Health Ministry, schools for all grades would reopen on March 29

Published on 25th March 2021
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LPU bags Rs 9 crore project to lead research in sports education across India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia

Under this project, the consortium will research models and strategies followed for imparting sports education at different levels of education in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia

Published on 27th January 2021
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Jaffna varsity VC promises to rebuild Mullivaikal War Memorial after widespread protests

The VC assured that he was following the Sri Lankan government’s orders and that following the backlash from across the world, they had decided to lay the foundation stones

Published on 11th January 2021
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TN leaders enraged after Mullivaikkal War Memorial razed to the ground at Jaffna University 

Thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils were killed Mullivaikal massacre also known as the ‘War without Witnesses’ took place in 2009 

Published on 10th January 2021
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Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs a mobile library for kids 

Dasanayaka, 32, works as a child protection officer for the government. On his off days mostly during weekends he rides his motorbike, which is fixed with a steel box to hold books

Published on 27th November 2020
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Schools in Sri Lanka to shut again on Monday amid rising COVID-19 cases

In a statement issued on Sunday, the closure applied to all the Catholic, private and international schools as well as pre-schools and 'pirivena' centres (monastic colleges)

Published on 5th October 2020
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After a four-month closure, schools reopen fully in Sri Lanka

Schools were re-opened for selected grades in July but were closed again after few days following the threat of a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus

Published on 10th August 2020

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