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AI to be included to school curriculum

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The Ministry of Education says arrangements have been made to revise the IT curriculum in state schools. 

Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha announced that the pilot project in this regard will be launched on March 19, 2024.

He further said that under the pilot project, steps have been taken to introduce Information Technology, including Artificial Intelligence, in the education system of state schools from Grades 08 to 13.

Minister Premajayantha said that Microsoft has partnered with the ministry to provide the necessary assistance in this regard.

He pointed out that the introduction of the new IT Curriculum will enable imparting the subject knowledge according to international standards.

“When making changes in the field of education, it is essential to provide children with modern technical knowledge. Especially in the fields of Nano Technology, Biotechnology, genetic Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence,” the Education Minister added.

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Five killed, 21 injured in accident at ‘Fox Hill SuperCross’ event

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Tragedy struck at the “Fox Hill Super Cross 2024” racing event in Diyatalawa, resulting in the death of five individuals and leaving 21 others injured, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The incident occurred when a race car veered off the track and collided with a group of spectators, DIG Thalduwa explained.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday (21).

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Southern province governor Willy Gamage resigns

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The Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage has handed over his letter of resignation effective from 02 May, 2024, to the President’s Secretary.

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5 years marked since the Easter Sunday bombings

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Today (April 21) marks 05 years since the brutal Easter Sunday bombings in 2019.

All churches across Sri Lanka will observe 02 minutes of silence at 8:45 am today (21) to remember those lost in the attacks.

Several memorial events centering the St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya will be held.

Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa says that security has been beefed up to areas where memorial services are being held.

In 2019, a spate of bombings that took place across the country claimed 273 lives while injuring hundreds.

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