Inter-school Milo Cup Netball tournament
inaugural ceremony of the last stage of the Inter-school Milo Cup
Netball Tournament commenced at the Matara Uyanwatta stadium under the
patronage of the Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam
recently. The Sports Advisor in the Ministry of Education, Sunil
Jayaweera and Assistant Vice President of the Nestle Lanka Company Ltd,
Bandula Egodage participated. The tournament was held for three days
from July 30 to August 1.
Around 4,000 female players participated under 13,14,16 and 18 age
categories for the last stage. The school netball tournament started in
1991 and has completed 25 years. The Silver Jubilee Tournament was held.
This tournament has been organised by the Sri Lanka Netball Association
in collaboration with the Nesle Lanka Company.
'Harry is done now'
Rowling confirmed the end of the Harry Potter series recently at the
premiere of the latest play in London. Harry Potter and the Cursed
Child, the eighth installment in the beloved series, will be the last.
Rowling, 51, said: "He goes on a very big journey during these two plays
and then, yeah, I think we're done. This is the next generation, you
know and Harry is done now."
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is receiving rave reviews
from fans and critics alike, picks up 19 years after the end of the
original series, with a middle-aged Potter working in the Ministry of
Magic and his son, Albus, entering the wizardry world for the first
Although the five-hour, two-part show is sold out until May 2017,
fans can find out what happens to their favourite witches and wizards in
the Cursed Child script book. However, the wizarding world is not over
yet. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which flies into theatres
in November, follows Newt Scamander, a magical zoologist and author of a
Hogwarts textbook that bears the same name as the film played by Oscar
winner Eddie Redmayne. Rowling has also been known to give insight into
the Harry Potter story through her Twitter page and Pottermore website.
Computer accessories and network maintenance program
national level computer accessories and network maintenance program
commenced in schools islandwide on August 2, organised by the Ministry
of Education and Zonal and Provincial ICT Coordinating Officers. The
program will continue until October.
The program was established with the aim of accomplishing the repair
and maintenance requirements of the computer laboratories in schools for
their sustainability even after the laps of warranty period.
The national level computer and accessories maintenance program was
implemented from 2009, during the second term school vacation covering
all districts in the country. The program is carried out as a 2 or 3 day
workshops in each district.
All computers in schools that have to be repaired and could not be
repaired by the zonal and provincial level software and networking
solutions groups, are brought to the place of the workshop. The
repairable computers and parts are converted to workable conditions.
Technical committee recommendations will be given to schools through a
board survey regarding the removal of all other computer accessories.
These workshops are held with the participation of teachers of
hardware and networking solutions who have the expertise in maintenance
of different sections.
New School Term
to the Ministry of Education, the third school term will start on August
31. The date for the re-opening of schools used as evaluation centres
for the G.C.E. (A/L) examination will be notified later.