News in Brief:

[TamilNet, Sunday, 27 June 1999, 11:14 GMT]
Workshop planned to explore social harmony through education; Minister Ashraff addresses Amparai Tamils and Northeast Governor to meet Tamil teachers union.

Workshop planned to explore social harmony through education

A two-day workshop on "Promoting social harmony through education", jointly organised by the World Bank and the U.K. based Department for International Development (DFID) will be held on July 1 and 2 at the Blue Water Hotel, Wadduwa, in Colombo.

The workshop will commence with a small reception and dinner on June 30.

The workshop is intended as an informal brainstorming session to explore avenues by which social harmony can be promoted through education, including curriculum development, textbook writing and the production of other education material, organisers said.

The General Secretary of the Ceylon Tamil Teachers' Union, Mr.T.Mahasivam, has been invited to address the workshop on the topic "The role of education in promoting ethnic harmony and peace".


Minister Ashraff addresses Amparai Tamils

Tamils living in the eastern Amparai district are not political orphans, said the Minister of Harbour Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Mr.M.H.M.Ashraff, at a public meeting that followed the ceremonial opening of the Swami Vipulananda Commemoration Hall, at Karativu on Saturday evening.

Mr.Ashraff further said that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, led by him, would not let the Tamils in Amparai down.

Swami Vipulananda, a Tamil scholar and the first Tamil Professor in the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, was born in Karativu in the Ampara district.

He joined the Ramakrishna Mission and played vital role in the educational development of the North east province by establishing several educational institutions.


Northeast Governor to meet Tamil teachers union

The North East Governor, Major General Asoka Jayawardhene, has invited the Ceylon Tamil Teachers' Union (CTTU) for talks on June 29 at 11 a.m. at his office in Trincomalee.

The meeting has been called to discuss the CTTU's nine demands including the withdrawal of the ban on the transport of computers and other equipment needed for teaching and learning to schools in the LTTE controlled areas.

The Ceylon Tamil Teachers' Union has told the President, the Minister of Education and Higher Education and the Northeast Governor that action should be taken to meet the nine demands before June 30.

If action is not taken union members said that they would send sick notes on July 2 and not attend schools.

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.09.17 22:14  
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
10.09.17 23:24   Photo
Uprooted fishermen vow to continue their fight for Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
09.09.17 23:29  
Mano Ganesan’s NGO Secretariat restricts freedom of organisation in Batticaloa
08.09.17 19:23  
I'rakkaamam Police behaves as occupying Sinhala Force: Muslims
07.09.17 18:03  
SL Attorney General's Dept., TID continue to conspire against Tamil political prisoners
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3486