UNIDO Director General and Dullas stress importance of youth employment for post-2015 development agenda

Published : 1:04 am  April 10, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  429 views  |  

VIENNA – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development of Sri Lanka, said that youth employment was an urgent matter that should be adequately reflected in the post-2015 development agenda process. Speaking at the G77 Plenary Discussion on mainstreaming youth in the post-2015 development agenda and promoting youth entrepreneurship for industrial development, Director General Li said: “We at UNIDO are committed to support developing countries in the ambitious endeavor towards a people-centred development agenda – an agenda that builds new and more inclusive development... 


Top CA Sri Lanka students bag subject prizes at Strategic Level

Published : 1:04 am  April 10, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  339 views  |  

Six top students of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently bagged the subject prizes at the Strategic Level examinations conducted by the Institute. Aruna Prabath Weerasinghe won the subject prize for Strategic Management Accounting, while Thilini Tharaka Samarasinghe was awarded the prize for Financial Reporting Framework at the Strategic Level I examination which was conducted in December 2013. Shareefa Rifath Riyas Moulana won the subject prize for Strategic Management Process, and the subject prize for Advanced Taxation and Strategic Planning went to Rumesh Buddika Kodikara. The subject prize for Commercial Law and Corporate Law was bagged by Anjalee... 


Two seniors from Lyceum International Panadura get placement at Montana State Uni

Published : 12:05 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,210 views  |  
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Two seniors from Lyceum International Panadura Head Prefect (‘12/’13) Kisal Athukorale and Sadeepa Dilshan were recently placed at the Montana State University for engineering by Scholarships for USA Ltd. Ranked by US News & World Report in the top tier of the nation’s best universities, included in America’s 100 Best College Buys and rated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top 2% of national universities with “Very High Research Activity” – the highest level as designated by the foundation, MSU is represented in the island by SUSA. Since SUSA’s maiden visit to Bozeman in 2008 many Lankans have been placed (for both undergraduate and graduate... 


NEXT relocates to state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the city

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  904 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s premier education provider, NEXT recently surpassed yet another milestone in its achievements by opening up a state-of-the-art campus, located in the heart of the city at T.B. Jayah Mawatha (Darley Road) in Colombo 10. Having built a reputation of excellence through their expert panel of lectures, high pass rates and world prizes, the new campus at  Colombo 10 is yet another testament to their commitment to assist students in giving them the advantage of studying at a facility that provides the perfect environment for learning and enjoying a vibrant campus life. Centrally located some ten minutes from Fort, Colpetty, Union Place, Town Hall, Maradana, Borella and Nawam Mawatha,... 


The ABE qualification now offered online through Global Training Centre

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  678 views  |  

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) recently signed an accreditation agreement with the Global Training Centre (GTC) which is the only accredited online campus in Sri Lanka. This collaboration was initiated with the aim of facilitating students to gain the ABE qualification online. The Global Training Centre (GTC), that launched its services with the mission of bringing globally recognised qualifications to the doorstep of those talented students in all parts of the country, adopts the methodology of online learning which is now one of the most preferred educational options for hundreds of thousands of students across the world. This is mainly due to it being an interactive tool that... 


Ananda Balika felicitation of Principals and OGA web launch

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  425 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  |  1,092 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  |  1,186 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  |  1,992 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  |  561 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... 


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