Ananda Balika felicitation of Principals and OGA web launch

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  422 views  |  

The Old Girls’ Association of the Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Maradana is hosting a farewell and welcome ceremony for the past and present Principals of the school Malani Herath and Anoma Dahanayaka. The website launch of the Old Girls’ Association will also take place at the event, which will be held on 5 April at Mt. Lavinia Hotel, Regent Hall from 10:30 a.m. onwards including raffle draw, entrance gift, DJ, etc. All past pupils are cordially invited to this event. Please contact Ruchira Abeywardena (Secretary) on 077 5105415 or Janeandra Vinodi Jayawardene (Project Chairperson) on 0722288277 for further details.  Read More →

Colombo University to reopen two faculties closed due to protests

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,073 views  |  

The Faculties of Arts and Education at the University of Colombo that were closed indefinitely last month will be reopened after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays, the university administration announced. The Chairperson of the university authority in Sri Lanka, University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama told the local media the two faculties will soon be reopened for the fourth year undergraduates. The faculties of Arts and Education at the University of Colombo were closed indefinitely and educational services were suspended following a tense situation that erupted on 24 March during a protest staged by the students. The protesting students demanded the university... 

Thames College celebrates 4th anniversary

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,181 views  |  

Thames College the key centre in Sri Lanka offering the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH-UK) gold standard professional qualification in hospitality and tourism education, celebrated its 4th anniversary last week. A special program was organised to commemorate this occasion with the Chief Guest being Sue Graham, Head of Operations and Compliance of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. Addressing the gathering the CEO and Head of Academics Sanju Dissanayake stated that Thames had commenced their journey four years ago and today they could proudly say that they have achieved and accomplished much success. She added that they have seen a rapid growth during the last year where... 

Epic finale of Tokyo Cement multi-million rupee brain game

Published : 12:08 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,954 views  |  
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Royal College, Colombo, beats Ananda College with a narrow margin The Tokyo Cement All Island Schools Quiz 2013, a multi-million rupee brain game amongst schools across Sri Lanka, came to an exciting finale on 23 March in an epic battle between the blue-and-golds, and red-and-golds. Two of Colombo’s top boy’s schools, which survived intense mental melees for months, met in a final show down that ended with the blues taking home one million rupees in prize money. Excitement was building up since January, after four teams of boys and girls fought their way up to the semi-finals. The program saw the cleverest school children from across the island, pitting their intelligence against each other... 

attune hosts interactive workshop for Moratuwa University students

Published : 12:00 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  556 views  |  

attune, a leading technology solutions provider to global fashion companies, conducted an interactive workshop for students from the University of Moratuwa (Computer Science and Engineering Faculty) focused on developing their soft skills. attune is a subsidiary of MAS Holdings and operates in nine countries globally. The Skill Development program facilitated by 361O Edge was held at Hotel Renuka on 22 February. The workshop centered on developing effective leaders through the development of interpersonal and business leadership skills. Introducing a fresh approach to improve individual performance in today’s fast-paced working environment, the workshop was conducted with a focus on enhancing... 

Brandix Talent Forum benefits 1,000 undergraduates

Published : 12:00 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,544 views  |  

The Brandix Group engaged with nearly 1,000 undergraduates from leading Sri Lankan universities and professional institutions on the critical skills required for the future work place and also shared talent development insights of Brandix, Sri Lanka’s single largest apparel exporter. Two sessions conducted at the Universities of Kelaniya and Moratuwa recently under the 2014 edition of the Brandix Talent Forum saw thought-provoking presentations by the featured speaker Andrew Schmidt, Manager, Chief HR Officer Engagement (CHRO) of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, SHRM is the world’s largest HR membership organisation... 

MSU earns top Montana ranking on ‘America’s Top Colleges’ list

Published : 12:07 am  March 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  659 views  |  
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Montana State University recently earned the 255th spot on Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list, which is the highest rank earned by a public or private institution in Montana. In addition to MSU, other Montana colleges and universities earning recognition on the list included Carroll College at number 269; Montana Tech of the University of Montana at number 373; the University of Montana at number 426; and Rocky Mountain College at number 602. MSU also ranked higher than many of its peer universities in the West, including Washington State University, Utah State University, Colorado State University and Oregon State University. MSU reported historic high growth in enrolment this week,... 

Sri Lanka placed 7th at 13th InterNational Law School Mock Mediation Tournament 2014

Published : 12:00 am  March 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  3 Comments  |  1,663 views  |  

A young Sri Lankan team did the country proud at the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution’s  Law School Mediation Tournament held in Chicago USA in March this year, being ranked seventh of 156 advocate/client pairs and donning the added laurel of being identified as the ‘Outstanding New Mediation Program’, as commended by the judges. This is the second year that Sri Lanka has participated in this tournament since Dubai last year and the first time the Sri Lankan team has achieved such prowess in this international tournament which is aimed at promoting mediation and helping young people gain exposure to the power of mediation as a tool for dispute resolution. Infusing a broader... 

CIMA biannual convocation today

Published : 12:00 am  March 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  834 views  |  

The biannual convocation of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka will be held today at 5 p.m. at the Bandaranaike International Memorial Hall. CIMA President Malcolm Furber would be gracing the occasion as the chief guest. This event will witness the graduation of 279 students completing their examinations from the September and November 2013 examination diets respectively. CIMA is privileged to announce that Sri Lanka has secured one world prize winner and 13 national prize winners. Additionally CIMA Sri Lanka would be felicitating 13 members of the honorary title “Fellow member” and another 361 associate members.  Read More →

Jobfactory goes Global

Published : 12:00 am  March 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  293 views  |  

Jobfactory, the fastest growing recruitment entity in the country, recently launched its global recruitment unit as it has obtained the overseas recruitment license from the Sri Lankan Bureau of Foreign Employment. Job Factory Ltd. was incorporated in early 2012 and started operations in the same year July. Now it has grown to a level that many top companies approach it for difficult recruitment assignments. “We started with LOLC Group at the inception and are now working with more than 50 top companies in the country. Jobfactory is very strong in the IT domain and almost all top IT companies are working with us. There is no rocket science behind our success, which is only based on meeting... 

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