Vocational and technical training for 35 pc youths by 2016 -
The government is planning to provide vocational
and technical training for 35 percent of youths by 2016 under the
Mahinda Chinthanaya. Plans are also underway to increase state
university intake up to 10 percent. The government also provided
vocational and technical training to over 100,000 youths in state
institutions in 2011, Sri Lanka Freedom Party Treasurer and Youth
Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma says.
The Human Dimension
Do we always do right by our alma mater?
It was wonderful to be able to go back to my
alma mater Musaeus College recently, specifically to attend a show
organized to empower the welfare of the teachers and to be
captivated by the magnificence of its brand new auditorium. The past
pupils there did the school proud by volunteering to raise funds, as
they always do, for a worthy cause.
Tantirimalai - centre of trade and tranquility
The sacred precincts of Tantirimalai, has
witnessed tranquility as well as, turmoil in different eras of
history. The site can be reached by turning right near the thirty
second kilometre post at the Halabawa junction on the
Anuradhapura-Mahavilacchiya road and proceeding further about 20
SL, a maritime hub in the region
I am proud to be here today, as chief guest at
this event which is very important to the North Indian Ocean Region
as well as Sri Lanka itself as a maritime nation with an EEZ equal
to eight times of the land area.