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Meritorious Sir Lankan Students can Now Study in IITs through IIT Entrance Exam

IIT aspirants from Sri Lanka can now apply for the IIT Joint Entrance Examination along with Indian students. The High Commission of India in Colombia has announced that the Government of India has decided to conduct Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) JEE examination for the admission of meritorious Sri Lankan Students.

For the admissions, Sri Lankan students are exempted from IIT JEE (Main) as per the reports. The Indian Government decided to conduct the IIT JEE (Advanced) at D.S Senanayake College in Colombia on 21st May 2017. Online applications for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-JEE Advanced) can be submitted from 28th April to 2nd May 2017.

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The courses that are offered in 23 IITs in India include:

  • 4-year Bachelor Degree in B.Tech, B.S, B.S, B.Pharm
  • 5-year B.Arch
  • 5-year Dual Degree in B.Tech-M.Tech, B.S.-M.S.
  • 5-year Integrated Masters (M.Tech, M.Sc., M.Pharm)

Students of Sri Lanka who are aspiring for IIT Admission can apply online along with the Indian students who have cleared the IIT JEE (Main) screening test. For this, students who have cleared GCE ‘A’ level can visit the official website jeeadv.ac.in and check the details that are furnished in the official jeeadv.ac.in/pdf/foreign.pdf link.

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India Lifts under-19 Asia Cup Title after a Super Win against Sri Lanka

India won the Under-19 Asia Cup title beating Sri lanka by 34 runs to get the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup title at the Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Srilanka in the last evening. The Indian U-19 team had successfully defended their title against the host Sri Lankan team

Indian players Himanshu Rana and Prithvi Shaw had contributed 67 run partnership for the opening wicket and gave a solid start to India. Himanshu Rana (71) and Prithvi Shaw (39) provided their side and finally India made a respectable total of 273-8.

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After Prithvi Shaw dismissal, Rana joined hands with Shubman Gill, who smashed a terrific 71 runs made 88 runs partnership for second wicket stand. Man of the Match Award has given to Abhishek Sharma for his extraordinary all-round performance in the match both in bowling and batting department.

However, Indian spinners have delivered a terrific bowling performance and restricted Srilanka to 239 in 48.4 overs. Coming to the Srilanka batting, Reven Kelly (62) and KaminduMendis (53) shines and stood as top scores in their batting side.

Abhishek Sharma picked up four wickets for just 37 runs while Rahul Chahar bagged three wickets. Yash Thakur also hewed in with a wicket to help India preserve the title successfully.

Moreover, Himanshu Rana who scored a match-winning century in the semifinal grabbed the ‘Man of the Series’ award.

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Coming to Sri Lanka side, pacer NipunRansika (3/50) and left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawicrama (3/53) shared six wickets between them.

The hosts at one stage made a superb score of 196 for four in just 37.4 overs, and later they lost wickets in a heap to lose hold of the match. In last ten overs, Sri lanka lost six wickets for just 43 runs and finally emerged as losers.

Police arrest 17 year old for hacking president’s website in Sri Lanka

A 17-year-old teenager was arrested by Sri Lanka police for hacking President Maithripala Sirisena official website. The student posted calling for a postponement of A-level examinations.

This is the second time that the president’s website is being hacked. The boy was taken into custody, and case was booked under Computer Crimes Act 2007. The convict will face a fine of LKR 300,000 ($2,000) and up to three years in jail.

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‘We traced the hack to his home in Kadugannawa,’ a police official said referring to a town about 62 miles east of the capital Colombo. ‘The website was crippled over the weekend after the attack.’

The president’s official website was resumed on Monday and is running again. The post demanded that A-level exams to be held in April should be rescheduled because they clashed with Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations.

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The hacker removed the home page from the president’s website and replaced with President postpone the ongoing GCE Advanced Level examinations or step down.

Later a 26-year-old suspect was also arrested and is being questioned by police. “The 26-year-old man was arrested from Moratuwa and has been taken in for questioning,” police said.

President Maithripala Sirisena website was hacked consecutively for two days Aug. 25 and 26 by a group calling itself the “Sri Lankan Youth.” The site was made inaccessible for few hours and then continued working.

Previously many other government websites of Srilanka have been hacked. Questions now arise that why the security of president’s website is so inadequate that it is hacked twice.