National News

Zonal level training programs will be held on “How to update the website”

Zonal level training programs on “How to update the website” have been scheduled as follows in each province.

No.

Province

Date

01

Western Province

02/11/2017

02

Northern Province

11/11/2017

03

Southern Province

14/11/2017

04

Sabaragamuwa Province

16/11/2017

05

Uva Province

17/11/2017

06

North Western Province

21/11/2017

07

Central Province

24/11/2017

08

Eastern Province

25/11/2017

09

North Central Province

28/11/2017

Funds granted for selected 3000 schools of Type 2 & 3

An allocation of 50000/= was granted to each of the 3000 selected schools of second stage under the sustainable school programme. This allocation was granted to purchase basic materials, equipment, and for awareness raising programs ect. required for successful implementation of the above programme.

“Kalana Mithuru – Poth Sumituru” Programme

The inaugural ceremony of the “Kalana Mithuru – Poth Sumithuru” Programme aimed to promote the reading habit among school children, was held under the patronage of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena on 6th September 2017. Under the first phase of this project, 2820 schools Island wide with Advanced Level Classes will be facilitated.

Health promotional facilities to 1500 selected schools.

It has been identified that schools need to be granted health promotional facilities under the programmes namely; prevention of kidney disease and prevention of non-communicable diseases in relation to the sustainable school programme. Funds have been allocated to provide Scales to 1500 selected schools to measure weight and height of the students.