ï»¿Sri Lanka - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism.
The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa 200 B.C. to circa A.D. 1000) and Polonnaruwa (from about 1070 to 1200). In the 14th century, a south Indian dynasty seized power in the north and established a Tamil kingdom. Occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century, the island was ceded to the British in 1796, became a crown colony in 1802, and was united under British rule by 1815. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; its name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972. Tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists erupted into war in 1983. Tens of thousands have died in an ethnic conflict that continues to fester. After two decades of fighting, the government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam formalized a cease-fire in February 2002, with Norway brokering peace negotiations.
?Professor of English Language Teaching?
It is a pleasure to be here today, when the University resumes postgraduate work in English and Education which we first embarked on over 20 years ago. The presence of a Professor on English Language ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:36:00 GMT
Sulara; Classical violin teacher who dreams to create a world class next generation
Sulara Nanayakkara who started to play the violin at the tender age of five has now became a master violinist playing for international orchestras. He is also a teacher and has inspired a large number ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Feb 2021 18:51:00 GMT
Sri Lanka COVID vaccination: Request to vaccinate teachers attending O/L exams
Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers' Union, said that the government should take steps to provide the vaccine against COVID-19 to teachers attending for the General Certificate of ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:29:00 GMT
Council of legal education, a black-white fortress, embraces the English panacea
Comments made recently by the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka about teaching English to law students (Daily Mirror, March 12, 2008), prompted me to read again an essay that I wrote seven years ago titled, ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
?Never stop dreaming? Imran Khan tells young people
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reminisced his life as a cricketer and politician in a speech he delivered at a lunch hosted by Speaker of the Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Minister of ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Feb 2021 19:10:00 GMT
Projects in Sri Lanka
Despite their departure over twenty years ago, fond memories of Volunteers and the impact of their work are evident in many Sri Lankan communities today. Peace Corps staff has encountered Ministry of ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:20:00 GMT
Time for a radical rethinking of our education system
In order to ensure a sufficient pool of qualified people in a nation, it is necessary to have an up-to-date education system that is on a par with the demands of the global economy.
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:11:00 GMT
What is the language of cricket?
Providing equal opportunity without the necessary support is meaningless as we see in Sri Lanka today. People like BA can talk, but even within a radius of 20 miles from Colombo there are few schools ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 02 Feb 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Sri Lankan educators\' safety committee salutes Chicago teachers
The Teacher-Student-Parent Rank and File Safety Committee in Sri Lanka extends its support to the courageous struggle being waged by teachers in Chicago against the murderous policy of the Biden ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 07 Feb 2021 23:19:00 GMT
GLOBALink | No evidence of genocide in China\'s Xinjiang: Sri Lanka\'s foreign secretary
Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayanath Colombage said that there is no evidence to support claims by some western politicians that "genocide" was committed against the Uygur community in China ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Feb 2021 01:02:00 GMT
?Laughed At Every Day\': Like Héritier Lumumba, These Culturally Diverse Australians Had To Change Their Names
Héritier Lumumba prompted the investigation into systemic racism at the Collingwood Football Club after saying he endured a ?culture of racist jokes? while playing for the Magpies from 2005 to 2014.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Feb 2021 16:23:00 GMT
Boxing chief Gomes urges Academy students to target Olympics
President Dian Gomes extolled the virtues of amateur boxing for youngsters and the importance of developing technique after granting official recognition to the Hishaam Ousman Boxing Academy on 17th ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Feb 2021 16:00:00 GMT