Mercury to waive off UOL tuition fees for students enrolling for ACCA or CIMA

Published : 12:19 am  July 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  875 views  |  
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Mercury Institute of Management, the affirmed experts in the domains of accounting, finance and management, is now providing students with another unique opportunity to stack up on world-class qualifications. Having been in the market since 2001, Mercury ensures that only the finest lecturers who are qualified, experienced professionals guide students throughout their journey at Mercury. Their facilities include state-of-the-art lecture rooms, all air-conditioned and equipped with multimedia facilities and a modern computer lab, and their policy of size-controlled classrooms ensures that every student gets individual attention and support where necessary. The latest addition to Mercury’s portfolio... 


Colombo University to inaugurate first ever MSc in Actuarial Science in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:18 am  July 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  2,783 views  |  

Recognising the urgent need of ‘Actuary’ professionals demanded by the global and local financial industry, the University of Colombo has taken the initiative to offer an MSc in Actuarial Science for the first time in Sri Lanka. A 2010 survey ranked actuary as the No. 1 highest paid job in the USA. This trend is now developing in other parts of the world. This initiative is taken to ensure that Sri Lanka is not left behind, but able to leapfrog other nations in this rapidly emerging discipline towards the state vision of being the ‘hub’ of the Asia in many fields. More than three years of careful planning for adapting to national and regional needs while maintaining international standards,... 


CA Sri Lanka rewards 87 outstanding students with scholarships

Published : 12:17 am  July 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,187 views  |  

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently rewarded 87 outstanding students including the top achievers at the 2013 Advanced Level examinations with scholarships to embark on a globally sought after career in chartered accounting. CA Sri Lanka scholarships were awarded to a total of 18 top Advanced Level students including the top ten students from the commerce stream, arts stream and district first students, in the presence of University Grants Commission Chairperson Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama, CA Sri Lanka President Arjuna Herath, CA Sri Lanka Vice President Lasantha Wickramasinghe, CA Sri Lanka Foundation Member Asoka Jayasinghe and CA Sri Lanka CEO/Secretary... 


Ana teaches Maths at Lyceum Panadura

Published : 12:16 am  July 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  732 views  |  

Lankan born Professor Ananda Gowribalan Vamadeva teaching Maths at University of Cincinnati Ohio USA (www.uc.edu) recently shared his experiences in US with the senior students at Lyceum International School (www.lyceum.lk) Panadura. UC is a globally ranking research university among top 25 research universities in the US. Many Lankan students at UC have performed brilliantly both in academics and at internships through its famed coop system where for certain courses hands on working experience is a must. The visit was arranged by Scholarships for USA Ltd (www.scholarshipsforusa.com) who introduced UC to Sri Lanka in ‘07. As UC’s representative in the island SUSA has placed many students... 


Kelani Cables ventures Jaffna with Kelani Saviya

Published : 12:35 am  July 4, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  4,250 views  |  
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Kelani Cables PLC signed an MOU recently with the Jaffna University, joining hands to expand ‘Kelani Saviya’ services. This historic MOU was signed at the Kelani Cables auditorium by Kelani Cables PLC CEO Mahinda Saranapala and the Jaffna University Vice Chancellor Senior Prof. Vasanthi Arsaratnam. Kelani Cables General Manager (Marketing) Anil Munasinghe and University of Jaffna Dean of Engineering Faculty Dr. A. Athputhurajan signed as witnesses. Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s champion brand of secure electrical and communication cables has been conducting the ‘Kelani Saviya’ CSR program in association with the engineering faculty of the Peradeniya University since 2007. The program... 


CA Sri Lanka-DUKE CE program on strategic thinking oversubscribed

Published : 12:34 am  July 4, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  641 views  |  

The second program by the internationally renowned Duke Corporate Education (DUKE CE) on strategic thinking organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) held in Colombo recently, proved to be an all-round success with the two day program being oversubscribed and the organisers having to accommodate more participants than the originally planned number due to the overwhelming demand for the program. The program which was specially designed for fast growing economies such as Sri Lanka saw management level officials from leading corporates in Sri Lanka including Softlogic Holdings PLC, Commercial Bank PLC, Hemas Holding PLC, Zillione Group of Companies, Ceylon... 


Open Day for CA Sri Lanka’s BSc. (Applied Accounting) Degree tomorrow

Published : 12:33 am  July 4, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  529 views  |  

School of Accounting and Business (SAB) at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka has organized an Open Day for the 3rd intake of it BSc. (Applied Accounting) Degree on Saturday, 5th July 2014 from 10.00 am to 12 noon at 30 A, Malalasekera Mawatha, Colombo -07. The Open Day will be a platform for higher education seekers to learn more about the Degree Program, which is the only BSc. (Applied Accounting) Degree Program in the country that is recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. The Open Day will aid students and parents to become acquainted with the Degree Program including the course content, key learning areas, special exemption scheme for students of CA... 


India’s Ayush Scholarships for Lankans

Published : 12:33 am  July 4, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  277 views  |  

The High Commission of India announced the offer of eight scholarships for Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/Ph.D courses in ayurveda, unani, siddha, homeopathy and yoga during the forthcoming session of 2014-2015. The Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships and selection of candidates would be done in consultation with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) of the Government of Sri Lanka, to pursue higher education degrees in some of the most reputed universities in India. All scholarships cover full tuition fees and a monthly sustenance allowance for the entire duration of the course. The scholarship also... 


Department of Marketing Management, University of Kelaniya joins SAP University Alliance Program

Published : 12:32 am  July 4, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  401 views  |  

Department of Marketing Management (DMM), University of Kelaniya, proudly announces their newest collaboration with the SAP-University Alliance Program (SAP-UAP). SAP – UAP opens up a world of SAP to innumerable undergraduates worldwide. This newest collaboration of DMM provides university faculty members and students with a competitive edge through exposing them to tools and resources needed to teach/learn how technology enables business process integration to obtain strategic advantage. This invaluable opportunity will equip the marketing undergraduates with a unique skill set which will add immediate value to the marketplace. The SAP University Alliances program is a global initiative with... 


University of Colombo excels at CIMA Global Business Challenge 2014

Published : 1:47 am  July 3, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  948 views  |  
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The CIMA Global Business Challenge 2014 was held successfully for the 6th consecutive year on the 21 June at the CIMA Sri Lanka Division. This year, 43 teams comprising of undergraduates from 14 universities from Sri Lanka registered for the competition. ‘Corporate Consultants’ and ‘Momentum’ representing University of Colombo and the ‘Team Elite’ and ‘Serendib’ representing the University of Moratuwa qualified for the country finals. These four teams presented their analysis on a CIMA case study which was then followed by a Q&A session with the panel of judges. All four teams closely contested and brought out the innovative ideas and recommendations to prove themselves to... 


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