Sanjaya wins the first paralympic medal for Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Paralympian Pradeep Sanjaya won the nation's first medal
at this year's London Paralympic Games.
He came in third in the 400m T46 class athletic event, finishing the
race with a timing of 49.29 seconds to seal a place in the podium.
U.D.P Pradeep Sanjaya is currently the world's fifth-ranked player in
arm paralysis T46 in the 400m. He also competes in the 200m.
Austrian Matzinger Gunther won the Gold Medal with a timing of 48.45
seconds and Brazilian Yohansson finished with silver with a timing of
The Sri Lankan Paralympic team consisted of seven sportsmen and
sportswomen who took part in athletics and wheel-chair tennis.
House first in Netball Tournament
Upekkha House emerged Champions in the Netball Tournament organised y
the Old Girls' Association (OGA) of Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Maligakanda,
Colombo for the second consecutive year at their school ground recently.
Mettha House emerged second.
OGA Vice President, Udayangani Senarathne, Secretary, Anuja de Silva,
Advisors, Ruchira Yapa Abeywardena, Nayana Jayanetti and Ramya Perera
were also present at the awards ceremony.
Winning team Captain Nadee Tharangamali Kumarage and Best Player,
Manjuala de Silva received their awards at the event.
Text and pic : Ruzaik Farook
remarkable decline in examination fraud this year
A clear decrease in the number of complaints was recorded this year,
in the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination and the Grade Five Scholarship
Examination in comparison to previous years.
The Department of Examinations had received 402 complaints in 2014
and 152 complaints in 2015 regarding the Advanced Level examination.
However, the number of complaints received this year is only 48. The
complaints on the Grade Five Scholarship Examination received by the
Department of Examinations also show a remarkable decline this year.
The Commissioner General of Examinations had been instructed by the
Education Minister to obtain the services of 3858 newly appointed
officers to the Principals Service as the supervisors of examination
Accordingly, they are scheduled to be appointed for examination
duties in the forthcoming G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination. They will
be given a special training.
Officers who have already worked as Supervisors will be appointed as
Supervisors and others as Assistant Supervisors. It has also been
planned to promote officers who had worked as Assistant Supervisors to
the position of Supervisors from 2017.