People’s Bank joins World Conference on Youth 2014

Published : 12:00 am  May 24, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  803 views  |  

Reflecting its unwavering commitment to promote the well being of the country’s youth, the pioneering state bank, People’s Bank marked its presence at the World Conference on Youth (WCY) which took place from 6 to 10 May 2014 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, located within the BMICH premises in Colombo by setting up a special exhibition stall at the venue which served as a platform to educate the participants at the Conference on the role played by the bank in supporting the Government in its progressive developmental initiatives. The 15th World Conference on Youth brought together youth from every continent and region on the globe; a total of 1,500 young... 


CA Sri Lanka Students’ Society President at World Conference on Youth

Published : 12:00 am  May 24, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  1,017 views  |  

President of the Students’ Society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) Krystle Reid recently represented Sri Lanka at the World Conference on Youth 2014 (WCY 2014). Reid, a strategic level student of CA Sri Lanka, served as a delegate at the conference held in Colombo and Hambantota in mid-May which brought together some 1,200 participants from across the globe including ministers of youth, youth-led organisations, representatives of governments, non-governmental organisations, United Nations Agencies and other development organisations. The CA Sri Lanka Students’ Society President, who also holds a Professional Qualification in HRM from the Institute of... 


Open Mic Competitive Poetry Slam at the American Center

Published : 12:00 am  May 24, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,562 views  |  

The ‘Open Mic Poetry Slam’ contest has been a huge hit at the American Center since its inception in 2012. At each slam, contestants enthrall the audience with their performances reminiscent of open-mic poetry slams in the United States. Winners are awarded with certificates, prizes and free lifetime membership to the American Center Library in Colombo and to American Corners in Kandy and Jaffna. ‘Season XVII’ of the contest will be held on Thursday, 29 May at the American Center auditorium at No. 44, Galle Road, Colombo 3. The ground rules to compete in the event are simple: All work must be original and all ages may participate and can share poetry in any local language (English/Sinhala/Tamil). The... 


Social media marketing in Sri Lanka for high school students

Published : 12:00 am  May 24, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  6,850 views  |  

With the rapid growth and revolution in social media helped by the easy access to the internet and the advancement and availability of mobile devices for the public, social media marketing has become an infinite way to reach the huge customer base in Sri Lanka. Despite the growth and development of social media assisted by the factors that support the growth and usage of mobile devices and development of ICT, many Private Higher Education (PHE) institutes in Sri Lanka are not using these advantages to the fullest to reach their target market. Understanding the reasons of such gap and the factors affecting the growth and development of social media would be very useful for the marketing arms of... 


S. Thomas’ College inaugurates new commerce block in memory of late Deshamanya A.Y.S. Gnanam

Published : 12:03 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,160 views  |  
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On 5 May, the ninety-second birthday of the late Deshamanya A.Y.S. Gnanam, S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia scribed the famed industrialist’s legend into stone; commemorating his legacy with the opening of their new commerce block. The commerce block, aptly named after one of Sri Lanka’s most beloved entrepreneurs and philanthropists was donated to the college by the sons of the late Deshamanya A.Y.S. Gnanam, and the trustees of the Gnanam Foundation; Arul, Rajaseelan and Jeyaseelan Gnanam. The three brothers, all of whom are old boys of S. Thomas’ College, have expanded their father’s legacy, most notably as the leadership of Anton PVC, Tokyo Cement and Rhino Roofing, respectively. The... 


Cornell to conduct Advanced Management Program in Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,036 views  |  

For the first time in Sri Lanka, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University (New York, USA), will conduct a three day Advanced Management Certificate Program for senior managers on 17/18 and 19 September 2014. The program is brought to you by NEXT Campus in Sri Lanka. Cornell University, an Ivy League University founded in 1865, is among the eight oldest and most prestigious academic institutions in the USA and among the most admired educational brands in the world. Cornell continues to be the second largest Executive Business Education provider in the world. Johnson at Cornell is ranked by Business week 2012, as number two in intellectual capital/faculty and... 


Kingsley Bernard Joins SLIIT lecture panel

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,137 views  |  

Kingsley Bernard, a well known corporate executive, a veteran marketer and a marketing guru has joined SLIIT as a senior lecturer attached to the Faculty of Business, having completed an excellent corporate career for more than three and half a decades. He has held senior and top management positions both in the public and private sector institutions in Sri Lanka and has completed a few assignments for international agencies. His last employer was Daya Group Ltd. where he held the positions of Group Director-Corporate Planning and Business Development, Director/Accountable Manager of Daya Aviation and Director/CEO of Bimputh Finance PLC. Kingsley Bernard is highly respected in the corporate... 


Thames College introduces short courses in hospitality, travel and tourism

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,958 views  |  

Thames College has taken yet another initiative in introducing internationally recognised ‘gold standard’ short courses. These short courses are introduced mainly for the time constrained individuals who are unable to complete a hotel or tourism management course that can take up to three to four years. The lecture schedule for short courses would be held during weekends /weekdays with only three hours per week, while the total duration of the course is three months. The students following these short courses will receive a globally recognised ‘gold standard’ certificate from Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH – UK).   The short courses will commence in June 2014, and the... 


Admission now on for CA Sri Lanka BSc in Applied Accounting August intake

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,454 views  |  

Admission is now on for the third intake of the BSc. in Applied Accounting offered by the country’s foremost professional organisation, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). The degree program which comes with a host of exemptions for the chartered qualification is designed to impart quality professional education specific to the existing and emerging requirement of the financial sector. CA Sri Lanka is the only professional organisation in the country which currently offers a degree in accounting as well as a professional qualification in accounting. The BSc. in applied accounting has also been approved by the University Grants Commission. The main objective of... 


Best Value Schools showcases liberal arts colleges with best return on investment

Published : 12:00 am  May 23, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  205 views  |  

PHILADELPHIA/PRNewswire: The online guide to Best Value Schools has just launched a new article that showcases 25 affordable liberal arts colleges. ‘Top 25 Liberal Arts Colleges With the Best Return on Investment’ puts the spotlight on highly-rated liberal arts degree programs in the US with great 30-year ROI. The purpose of the article is to help users compare top liberal arts undergraduate programs and save on tuition costs. Best Value Schools began its calculations by selecting the top 100 liberal arts schools according to a ranking by US News and World Report. The colleges were then ranked for potential earning power according to salary information published by Payscale.com, and the top... 


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