SLIM proves popular at EDEX Expo 2014

Published : 12:00 am  February 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  673 views  |  

Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) recently participated in EDEX Expo 2014, strengthening a continuing partnership between the national body of marketing and the premier higher education and career exhibition in Sri Lanka. In Colombo the Exhibition and Job Fair was held on 17, 18 and 19 January at the BMICH while in Kandy it was held on 25 and 26 January at KCC. The attractive stalls operated by SLIM offered a comprehensive overview of the institute’s educational product portfolio and proved to be immensely popular among over 65,000 attendees. SLIM President Gamika De Silva said: “The importance of creating awareness about the educational services and courses offered by SLIM among the... 


Loyola College Negombo excels from small beginnings

Published : 12:00 am  February 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,571 views  |  

A tuition class conducted in a shed with 33 poor children in relative obscurity in the backwoods of Negombo grew to the status of a Registered Fee Levying Private School, and in time blossomed into an Assisted Private School. This is the story in brief of Loyola College Negombo, an educational institution of excellence consistently maintaining high academic standards, discipline and a religious ethos in keeping with its motto “In Truth to Light and Life”. During this life span Loyola College was privileged to obtain the services of an educationalist ‘par excellence’ in the person of Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin, a man of God who steered the school to great heights during the past 15 years.... 


Commercial Bank rewards highest rankers in the island at Year 5 Scholarship exam

Published : 12:00 am  February 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  375 views  |  

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon rewarded nine students who achieved the highest ranks in the island at the Year 5 Scholarship examination held last year with attractive cash prizes at a ceremony held recently. Nine students comprising of the student placed first in the island, three who achieved the second highest marks and five who took third place island-wide were among those recognised for academic excellence by Sri Lanka’s largest private bank at this event, conducted by ‘Arunalu,’ the bank’s signature children’s savings account. These cash rewards were in addition to cash prizes amounting to more than Rs. 3.7 million presented by the bank to 575 high achievers at the Year 5 Scholarship... 


IIHE promotes world class MBA from University of Wales

Published : 1:59 am  February 7, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  466 views  |  
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The level of competition in the contemporary world is stiff and fierce. When the scenario is such, organisations have to be competent not only to meet those challenges but also to be ahead of other organisations. In order to achieve this, organisations should have competent and skilled professionals to provide the strategic direction for those organisations. Today many professionals eagerly pursue higher educational options within their chosen professional field.  In an environment that is constantly offering students and young professionals a wide variety of higher education options, it is important to make an accurate assessment of the type of qualification offered. In the past, an MBA (Masters... 


CA Sri Lanka promotes Executive Diploma in Business and Accounting

Published : 1:57 am  February 7, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  766 views  |  

Intake is currently on for the highly sought after Executive Diploma in Business and Accounting offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). The Executive Diploma which is conducted over a period of three semesters gives students a thorough understanding on business and accounting disciplines which are relevant in today’s commercial world. The program has been well received by both students and professionals from accounting and non-accounting fields. Junior Executive of Hatton National Bank’s Treasury Middle Office, Eshantha Uditha Pethangahawatte, emphasized that the CA Sri Lanka Executive Diploma played an important role in helping him reach his career... 


Tokyo Cement All Island School Quiz

Published : 1:57 am  February 7, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,161 views  |  

Fab four to face off in brain game semi finals The tension is piling up as four teams of exceptionally intelligent young men and women set their sights on being crowned the smartest students in Sri Lanka – not to mention bringing home Rs. 1 million to their alma mater. The pressure has been building, as the final showdown draws closer. One team of four young people will finally be recognised by the entire country as the four brightest stars of Sri Lanka’s public education system. Millions of people, including parents, teachers and school children, will sit down in front of their televisions over the coming weeks as the Tokyo Cement All Island School Quiz enters its crucial semi final stage. As... 


US Kirkwood Community College eyes more Lankan students

Published : 1:56 am  February 7, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  419 views  |  

On 10 December 2013 Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA welcomed a distinctive visitor from Sri Lanka, Priyanthy Dissanayake, representing Scholarships for USA Ltd. Accompanied by Kirkwood’s International Student Advisor, Gayle Glick and International Programs Director, Dawn Wood, Dissanayake had the opportunity to visit the newly remodelled ‘Linn Hall’, the oldest building on Kirkwood’s campus. Kirkwood was founded in 1966 and is named after Kirkwood’s Governor during the time of the Civil War, Samuel J. Kirkwood. Her tour of Kirkwood’s campus was vast and included a driving tour of over 885 acres of campus space, a 15-acre athletic complex and 1.65 million square feet... 


2014 Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) for graduate courses

Published : 1:55 am  February 7, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  746 views  |  

The Government of the Republic of Korea will provide full scholarships to five Sri Lankan students who wish to pursue a graduate (Master’s or Doctoral) degree in Korea. The Global Korean Scholarship is designed to provide higher education in Korea for foreign students, with the aim of promoting international exchanges in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries. In 2014, 553 foreign students from 157 countries will be awarded this scholarship. In 2013, four Sri Lankans were awarded this scholarship and also three Sri Lankans were awarded the GKS scholarship for undergraduate courses in January 2014. Eligible Sri Lankans who wish to apply for the scholarship... 


Applications invited from Lankan students for BE, MBBS & B.Pharm courses in India

Published : 1:54 am  February 7, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  432 views  |  

Applications are invited from Sri Lankan students for nominations to undergraduate courses in Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Medicine (MBBS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) under the Self-Financing Scheme for the academic year 2014-15 against the reserved seats of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India. The applicants are required to fill up the application forms available at the Education Wing of the High Commission of India, Colombo-03 on any working day between 1400 – 1600 hrs. on production of G.C.E. O/L, A/L certificates of Sri Lanka (issued by the Department of Examination, Battaramulla), or G.C.E. O/L, A/L certificates, London, & Birth Certificate. Foreign... 


Lankans blossom at Augustana

Published : 12:03 am  January 29, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  607 views  |  
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Nashaya Ali and Savi Jayawardana were seniors at the British School Colombo looking at millions of options in their search for the perfect university when they came across Scholarships for USA Ltd – a dedicated and very personalised guidance service with a proven track record in helping hundreds of students over a decade finding the most affordable and best fitting schools in the US. For Tharaki Pahathkumbura from Gateway College Colombo it was a familiar path as four years ago her elder sister was guided by SUSA to enter an excellent school in Ohio with an amazing scholarship. Having considered many offers from excellent schools across US (who partner with SUSA) they all decided on Augustana... 


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