Thames College introduces first-ever corporate social responsibility initiative

Published : 12:01 am  May 6, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,226 views  |  

Thames College of Further & Higher Education Ltd proudly celebrated four years of successful services in the field of hospitality and tourism education in Sri Lanka. To coincide with this momentous event, Thames College introduced its first ever corporate social responsibility initiative by offering a full scholarship in Tourism Management or Hotel Management to the value of Rs. 800,000. Under the scholarship program, a deserving person from the tourism, hospitality or travel industries or from the general public with significant financial need would receive free education to prepare for careers in one of these two highly demanding fields. Thames College was launched in March 2010 with a... 


Sri Lanka Youth Council delegation in promotional tour ‘Around the World in 40 Days’ visits Switzerland

Published : 12:01 am  May 6, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,355 views  |  

A delegation from the Sri Lanka Youth Council visited Geneva, Switzerland from 24-27 April as a part of a promotional campaign titled ‘Around the World in 40 Days’ of the World Conference on Youth (WCY 2014) which is scheduled to be held from 6-10 May 2014 at the BMICH in Colombo. The delegation was headed by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Assistant Director Saman Abeywardena and included Sri Lanka Federation of Youth Clubs General Secretary R.A.S. Kumara, Sri Lanka Federation of Youth Clubs National Federation Member A. Thevarajah, Sirasa TV General Manager T.Y. Kamalsiri and MTV Program Producer I.R.M. Angello. Welcoming the Youth Council delegation at a promotional... 


President says timing of World Youth Conference in SL most appropriate

Published : 12:01 am  May 6, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  225 views  |  

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the timing of World Youth Conference in Sri Lanka was most appropriate and its deliberations would make an important contribution to world strategies. In a message to mark the opening of WYC today, the President said: “This conference is held at a most appropriate time when Sri Lanka has crossed the threshold to peace and is progressing on the path of reconciliation and development where youth have a significant contribution to make.” “The peace that we cherish in Sri Lanka today follows three decades of armed conflict and terrorism, in which our youth faced much suffering, hardship and obstruction to progress,” he added. Noting that the National... 


World Youth Conference 2014 a proud moment for Sri Lankan youth

Published : 12:01 am  May 6, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  731 views  |  

The international youth conference will be held in Sri Lanka from 6 to 10 May 2014 and the inaugural function of this international forum will be held at the Magam Ruhunupura international conference hall in Hambantota on 7 May under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse. This is the first ever time that a youth conference of this magnitude is being held in an Asian country with the participation 152 youth from Sri Lanka and more than 1,500 youth representatives from 196 countries will attend this conference. Minister Dallas Alahapperuma and parliamentarian Namal Rajapakse will function as the co-chairmen of this conference. District Rotaract Committee Chairman 2013/14 Rotary International... 


Dialog Merit Scholarships for 30 GCE O/L top district performers

Published : 1:31 am  April 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  10 Comments  |  1,771 views  |  
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Dialog Axiata awarded Merit Scholarships to 30 students who excelled at the GCE Ordinary Level examination in 2012, and intend to continue their secondary education in the mathematics stream.  The scholarships were granted to the five students who scored top marks in O/L mathematics from all 25 districts and the five top all-island performers. The certificates were handed over to the beneficiaries by Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena, at a ceremony held at the Devi Balika Vidyalaya in Colombo recently. Advancement of the education sector Speaking at the event Minister Gunawardena commended Dialog Axiata’s focus and contribution to the advancement of the education sector in Sri Lanka,... 


HNB kicks off donate a book campaign 2014

Published : 1:29 am  April 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  1,002 views  |  

Hatton National Bank PLC, the largest private sector commercial bank in Sri Lanka has announced its ambitious plans to conduct an island-wide book donation campaign to assist school libraries. The campaign was ceremoniously launched on 23 April coinciding with UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. HNB has established 201 school libraries in some of the most deserving schools in remote areas of the country under its CSR program – HNB Nena Pubuduwa. HNB Nena Pubuduwa has seen over 50,000 children living in some of the most rural areas of Sri Lanka being given the opportunity to derive the simple pleasure of exploring the world through reading. The program which commenced in the aftermath of the... 


World Book Day: New UN report spotlights mobile technology potential to advance literacy

Published : 1:29 am  April 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,002 views  |  

Mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world, according to a new report published yesterday by the United Nations education agency on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day. The report, Reading in the Mobile Era, highlights that hundreds of thousands of people currently use mobile technology as a portal to text. Findings show that in countries where illiteracy rates are high and physical text is scarce, large numbers of people read full-length books and stories on rudimentary small screen devices. 774 m people worldwide cannot read or write The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says that 774 million people worldwide,... 


SLIIT commences enrolment for June intake

Published : 12:03 am  April 24, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,889 views  |  
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SLIIT, ranked as the number one higher education institute by LMD recently, commenced enrolment of students for its undergraduate programs for the June intake, in the fields of IT and Business. For over a decade, SLIIT has been recognised as the leading degree awarding institute in the fields of IT, Business and Engineering. SLIIT maintains the best international academic standards, ensuring that the teaching and learning process is of high credibility. The degrees offered by SLIIT are approved by the University Grants Commission under the Universities Act. There are six fields of specialisations for those interested in pursuing the SLIIT BSc. Special Honours degree in Information Technology;... 


UK universities use ‘extreme measures’ to meet visa rules

Published : 12:00 am  April 24, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  466 views  |  

UK universities are resorting to “extreme measures” to make sure they do not fall foul of immigration compliance requirements, according to a House of Lords report. Some of these measures, writes David Matthews for Times Higher Education, include fingerprinting international students before lectures. They should “adopt a proportionate response” as they try to maintain their licenses to sponsor international students, the Lord’s science and technology select committee report urges. In it, international science, technology, engineering and mathematics student recount incidents of fingerprinting before lectures and international PhD students being forced to “travel long distances to... 


Cabinet approves setting up of Sri Lanka Ocean University

Published : 12:00 am  April 24, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  907 views  |  

The proposal made by the Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma for the establishment of the Sri Lanka Ocean University in place of the National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering, and to present the relevant Bill prepared for this purpose in Parliament as well as to seek funding for its implementation, was approved by the Cabinet. Some of the main objectives of the establishment of the said University are as follows: Provide for University education in the fields of fisheries, marine sciences, maritime technology and allied fields. Offer vocational and technical courses of study relating to fisheries and allied fields in order to cater to the manpower... 


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