From Royal Institute to Indian Hills

Published : 12:04 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  891 views  |  
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Anuja Ravin Gamage Head Prefect ‘12-’13 of Royal Institute Nugegoda recently became Scholarships for USA Ltd’s first student at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa USA. Anuja is a brilliant achiever who obtained the highest marks in the island for Physics at the Cambridge O-Ls in ‘11 besides obtaining 9 A grades. At the AS Levels in ‘12 Anuja obtained the joint third highest score in the island over three Cambridge International AS Levels at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. Starting at Indian Hills at half the cost (of a four year school) Anuja plans to transfer to Iowa State University – among the ten largest engineering schools in the nation – after two years to complete... 


AL Commerce island first Kanchana chooses CA Sri Lanka to further professional ambitions

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,297 views  |  

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) was the ultimate choice for Erandi Kanchana, last year’s GCE Advanced Level’s island first in the commerce stream, who chose the institute to follow her ambitious dreams of becoming a globally sought after Chartered Accountant. “From the inception I always wanted to become a chartered accountant and hence I chose CA Sri Lanka because of its prestigious standing in the accounting world and because it is recognised even abroad,” she said. Kanchana, who has already commenced her studies in chartered accountancy at CA Sri Lanka, noted that chartered accountants enjoyed unlimited job opportunities all over the world and unlike... 


Australian Education Exhibition 2014 on 22 February in Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  3 Comments  |  999 views  |  

The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) with the support of the Australian High Commission and partners Australian Education International and Perth Education City will stage ‘Australia Future Unlimited: Education Exhibition 2014’ in Colombo on Saturday, 22 February 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Crystal Ballroom Lower. Twenty six Australian education providers consisting of universities, technical and further education institutes and colleges will engage directly with Sri Lankan students wishing to explore further education in Australia. Australian High Commissioner Robyn Mudie, speaking about the event said, “Australia and Sri Lanka have shared an extensive... 


Sri Lanka gets US$ 200 m ADB assistance for skills development

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  411 views  |  

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to grant financial assistance of US$ 200 million for Sri Lanka to implement a Skills Sector Development Program (SSDP) that is aimed at increasing the employability of the Sri Lankan workforce, particularly youth. The Skills Sector Development Program has been developed and coordinated by the National Planning Department of Finance and Planning Ministry in 2013 to operationalise the Government’s commitment to expand and improve the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector under the Mahinda Chinthana, and the National Human Resource Development and Employment Policy. According to the ADB, while Sri Lanka is ranked 62 out of 148... 


Mercury now offers ACCA in Galle

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  625 views  |  

Mercury Institute of Management with over 10 years of experience in the industry has been an institute that has confirmed its position as the only Platinum tuition provider for ACCA in the country. With its mission to bring quality education to Sri Lankan students in all regions of the country Mercury recently commenced offering the ACCA qualification to students in the southern region of the country by opening a branch in Galle. This is the first step that Mercury has taken in its initiative to bring accredited global qualifications to outstation students. The institute in Galle contains state of the art lecture rooms which are all air conditioned fitted with multimedia facilities. A fully-fledged... 


Royal College Group of ’93 opens Primary School computer facility

Published : 12:07 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,355 views  |  
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Investment of over Rs. 2 m contributed by old boys and well-wishers A new refurbished facility with branded computers and accessories First of many projects to be implemented The Royal College Union – Group of 93, past pupils of one of the country’s oldest and reputed leading secondary educational institutions Royal College Colombo, yesterday announced the opening of the new refurbished and reequipped Primary Computer Laboratory. The new facility which has been re-equipped with facilities such as original HP computers, Wi-Fi, modern air conditioning and modern teacher training facility was declared open yesterday by Lalith Weerathunga – an  eminent old Royalist and the Secretary to... 


Coca-Cola empowers employees to be better leaders with Toastmasters

Published : 12:05 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,073 views  |  
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“Coca-Cola Sri Lanka believes in investing in its people, so that they can be better leaders for tomorrow,” said Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. Country Manager Kapila Welmillage, speaking about the completion of another year for the Coca-Cola Toastmasters Club. Established in 2011, the Coca-Cola Toastmasters Club is a coveted forum within Coca-Cola Beverages to cultivate and empower talented employees into leaders of tomorrow. “Our objective is to groom our employees to be potential leaders through better communication skills, increased confidence and exposure to various competitive situations,” continued Kapila Welmillage. “The Club is a dynamic forum that has nurtured some of... 


Ceylinco Life presents 156 new ‘Pranama’ Scholarships worth over Rs. 8 m

Published : 12:02 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  633 views  |  

Life Insurance Leader Ceylinco Life recently presented another 156 ‘Pranama’ scholarships worth over Rs. 8 million to young achievers in Sri Lanka at a ceremony held at the BMICH. With these scholarships, awarded at the 13th annual ‘Pranama’ scholarships awards ceremony, Ceylinco Life has presented 1770 scholarships worth more than Rs. 91 million since the inception of the program in 2002. Addressing the ceremony, Ceylinco Life Managing Director and CEO R. Renganathan said that the company is aware of the fact that the prime objective of any parent is to invest in the education of children and that increasing incomes do not keep pace with the increases in the costs of education. “We... 


99X Technology emerges IT sector champions at Biz Quiz 2014

Published : 12:00 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  472 views  |  

Successfully defending the title that it won last year, 99X Technology emerged champions in the IT/software category once again at the Biz Quiz 2014 – Mercantile Quiz Championship held recently, beating out some stiff competition posed by masterminds representing Sri Lanka’s top corporate entities. Apart from coming in first in its respective category, 99X Technology also ranked sixth overall with 25 points. The IT/software category was well represented by some of the leaders of the sector in the country including MillenniumIT, WSO2, Navantis and 99X Services, and proved to be one of the more competitive segments, with MillenniumIT (23 points) and WSO2 (22 points) coming in second and third... 


‘Building of Wisdom – The Athenaeum’ comes to ‘Little England’

Published : 12:00 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  733 views  |  

The newly constructed school premises of Lyceum International School, Nuwara Eliya, named ‘Building of Wisdom – The Athenaeum’  was ceremonially declared open by the Founder of Lyceum International School, Mohan Lal Grero recently, at No. 45, Water Field Drive, Nuwara Eliya, on the invitation of Kumari Grero, the Principal, Lyceum Nuwara-Eliya.   A large gathering of the parents, well-wishers, teachers and students were present at this occasion. The founders of the Trafford College, Mr. and Mrs. Thushari Aluthge, graced the occasion as distinguished guests of honour. The newly constructed Building of Wisdom – The Athenaeum comprises modest classrooms from Grades 1 – 10, and has a... 


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