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Applications for Grade 5 scholarship exam open from today

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The Department of Examinations announced that online applications for the Grade Five Scholarship Examination for the academic year 2024 will be open from today until June 14th.

Commissioner General of Examinations. Amit Jayasundara further announced that online registration closes at midnight on June 14th, and the deadline will not be extended under any circumstances.

According to the Commissioner General, only students enrolled in Grade five at a government or government-approved school are eligible to take the Grade five Scholarship Exam.

In addition to the exam, Commissioner General highlighted that bursaries will be available for students from low-income families who turn 11 by January 31, 2025.

You can find instructions on how to apply for the Grade Five Scholarship Examination on the Department of Examinations website at onlineexams.gov.lk.eic

Commissioner General further clarified that specific instructions for students with special needs are included in the application guide.

The 2024 Grade five Scholarship Examination will take place on Sunday, September 15th.
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President meets TMVP Leader Pillaiyan

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has symbolically distributed freehold deeds to 192 individuals from 13 divisional secretariat divisions in the Batticaloa District. 

This distribution is part of the ‘Urumaya’ freehold deeds program, which aims to provide freehold deeds to 27,595 qualified families in the district, according to the President’s Media Division (PMD).

The ‘Urumaya’ national program is set to grant 2 million freehold land deeds to people across the island, enhancing property rights and security for numerous families.

Following the distribution ceremony, President Wickremesinghe met with TMVP Leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, also known as Pillaiyan, and party members at their headquarters. 

During this meeting, the TMVP leader expressed his support for the President and confirmed his party’s backing in the upcoming presidential election.

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Deadline for NIC applications extended to June 30

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The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) has extended the deadline for individuals over 40 years old to apply for National Identity Cards (NICs) to June 30, 2024. 

Commissioner General of the department Pradeep Saputhanthri stated that the deadline for these applications has been extended to June 30. Originally, the deadline was set for March 31.

This extension was granted in response to requests from Divisional Secretaries, according to the department.

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Highlights from the 16th Nationalised Services Cricket Awards

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The 16th Nationalised Services Award, organized by the Nationalised Services Cricket Association (NSCA), took place in Colombo. 

State Minister for Sports Rohana Dissanayake and Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva chaired the event. 

NSCA Chairman Nalin Aponsu and members of semi-state and bank cricket teams attended. 

Awards were presented to teams that participated and won national service cricket tournaments from 2018 to 2024. 

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