» 08/22/2012, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Professors and students take to the streets after authorities shut down country's universities
Medical faculties remain open, but the government wants to end the two-month long professors' strike. Teachers want better salaries and more money for education. A mass demonstration is planned for tomorrow.
24/09/2012 SRI LANKA
A four-day march to revitalise universities
Thousands of people are joining a new protest by the Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA). The latter's strike is already in its third month. Religious leaders urge government and teachers to focus on students, the country's "most precious resource."
24/09/2016 14:34:00 SRI LANKA
Colombo students’ practical advice to protect the environment by eliminating plastic bags
About 2,000 women and girls took part in a six-kilometre march to back Pope Francis’s Laudato si’ encyclical, which speaks about social justice. Sri Lanka is among the five countries that pollute oceans the most. Developing best practices in school can be passed on in the family.
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Church against drug use in Sri Lankan schools
The Archdiocese of Colombo calls for broad partition in mass rally on 30 July. Drug abuse is rapidly increasing even among Catholic students. The island nation has about 45,000 heroin users as well as 200,000 cannabis users. It is a transit point for drug trafficking originating in India.
21/09/2006 SRI LANKA
Catholic Church alarmed country might fall "into a state of anarchy"
The archbishop of Colombo voices local clergy's concerns about the escalating violence in the country's north-east, calling on the authorities to shed light on the disappearance of Fr Jim Brown.
Abuse and violence becoming new ideals for young Vietnamese
A government study suggests that university professors and schoolteachers use threats and tricks against rivals, thus promoting “new values” to the students they teach. Violence has become a normal kind of behaviour in society. More than six million children are exposed to violence and abuse.
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