Education is not a commodity: but it is and it should be negotiable

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

Students claim that education is not a commodity ‘Education is not a commodity’ has been a popular view almost universally held by Sri Lanka’s student community in higher learning institutions. For them, it is non-negotiable. Even some university academics at the country’s state universities have been ardent proponents of this view. This view held by them

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Why Sri Lankan children in north drop out

Feb 9th, 2014 | By

COLOMBO, 7 February 2014 (IRIN) – Sri Lankan authorities have expressed concern over an increasing number of reports that children are dropping out of school in the conflict-affected north, where economic pressure and poor prospects are creating conditions that could have negative consequences for the future development of the region. Most of the dropouts are

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We are Change Makers: ‘Rights Now’ Youth Forum Concluded- with photos

Jan 27th, 2014 | By

Annual Conference of the ‘Rights Now’ Youth Forum organized by the Rights Now Former Interns Association was held on 24th, 25th and 26th at Chinthana Centre, Nainamadama. 40 Delegates representing 15 internship batches of former interns were attended this youth forum. Mr. Deepthi Kumara Gunarathna was invited by the Rights Now Former Interns Association to

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Certificate Awarding Ceremony- with photos

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

Certificates were awarded for the successful completion of 2nd Certificate Course on Human Rights on 23rd January at South Asia Partneship Auditorium, Rajagiriya. This certificate course lasted for three months was conducted by Rights Now Collective for Democracy for the benefit of selected members of the ‘Samabima’ readers circles in Colombo district. Sudarshana Gunawardana, Executive

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A case of homes, schools and livelihoods sacrificed in the name of security

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

TRADING SCHOOLING FOR SECURITY? Nadeswara College, Jaffna, whose old building was reportedly demolished to make way for the Sri Lankan army’s High Security Zone. — PHOTO: MEERA SRINIVASAN By Meera Srinivasan  It has been a long while since the Jaffna school lost its building to the Sri Lankan army — which uses it for its

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Calls for York to become Human Rights City

Dec 9th, 2013 | By

Human Rights Breakfast at the Mansion House with Lord Mayor, Councillor Julie Gunnell YORK should be declared a human rights city within the next four years, placing it at the centre of international campaigns, a charity based in the city has said. International Service, which is based in Rougier Street, made the call today, following

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Alternative to Secular education – Alles’ way

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

By Harsha Gunasena  A noble act performed by the late R.I.T Alles, a prominent educationalist produced by this country was to give an equal recognition to the main four religions of the country, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Islam at D.S. Senanayake College founded by him. For this purpose there are four equal size shrine rooms for four religions.

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