Thames College holds graduation ceremony

Published : 12:00 am  August 8, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  860 views  |  

Senior Minister for International Monitory Co-operation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Dr. Sarath Amunugama was the Chief Guest at the Thames College Graduation Ceremony 2013, held on 5 August at the Hilton Colombo Residence. Around 40 graduands were awarded certificates after the completion of the studies of the degree course relating to tourism and management. Thames College is an affiliated body of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality – UK. The Guest of Honour at the Ceremony was Sue Graham, Head of Operations Compliance., Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, UK.  Read More →


LAHES corporate campus two years old and progressing in full swing

Published : 12:00 am  August 8, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  618 views  |  

LAHES, the education subsidiary of the LAUGFS Group, recently celebrated its second anniversary as well as the move to a stupendous new location at 51  1/1,R. G. Senanayake Mawatha (former Gregory’s Road), Colombo 7. The new facility has a modern façade and a peaceful, welcoming, learning environment. The spacious classrooms, state-of-the-art computer lab, library and other facilities make LAHES the choice for all learning requirements, whether it is an individual or a corporate. LAHES offers a variety of academic, vocational and executive education programs targeting the employed as well as school leavers. Whilst being partnered with world-class universities for identified programs, LAHES... 


SLIIT summer top-up students share experiences at SHU, UK

Published : 1:53 am  August 1, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,143 views  |  
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SLIIT students who followed the summer top-up program for the completion of the degree at the institute’s long-standing partner, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), UK recently, shared their experience during their time at the prestigious university in the UK. Another 14 SLIIT students were also recently transferred to SHU to complete the final semester of their degrees in information technology and business administration. SLIIT and Sheffield Hallam University have been in formal partnership for many years and this collaboration allows students opportunities to continue their studies at SHU during the summer period for the semester top-up programs in their area of study viz. information technology,... 


Blue Ocean Group receives ‘Approved Employer Platinum Status’ from ACCA

Published : 1:51 am  August 1, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,341 views  |  

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA ) Sri Lanka recently awarded the    ‘Approved Employer Platinum Status,’ the highest level of award given to employers, to  Blue Ocean Group. Blue Ocean Group is a dynamic and reputable business conglomerate with diversified business portfolios involved in education, construction and engineering, real estate, corporate consultancy, trading, electrical and engineering consultancy. The Approved Employer Platinum Status recognises and certifies an organisation’s employee training procedures and acknowledges their high standards of staff training and development. Being awarded the Approved Employer Platinum Status is a great achievement... 


Senal heading to Aloha State

Published : 1:50 am  August 1, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  817 views  |  

Senal Rajamantri of Colombo International School was recently placed at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) with a scholarship by Scholarships for USA Ltd. HPU is a small/medium size private university that specialises in liberal arts located in the Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu. Its rankings include ‘Best Undergraduate Return on Investment’ of any college or university in the state of Hawaii (Bloomberg Businessweek), is among ‘America’s Best Colleges’ (US News and World Report), one of the top 121 colleges in the Western region (The Princeton Review) and is the ‘Best Buy in College Education’ (Barron’s). It offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in an average class size... 


First-ever overseas exam of CA Sri Lanka concludes successfully

Published : 1:49 am  August 1, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  838 views  |  

The first-ever overseas examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) which was conducted in Qatar recently concluded successfully with an impressive number of CA Sri Lanka students working in Qatar participating in the Strategic Level examinations. The exams was conducted in the strictest of standards under the strict supervision of a team of CA Sri Lanka examinations supervisors led by a specially appointed overseas examination supervisor. The exams commenced in June and concluded in July. This was the first time in the institute’s five decade long history that a CA Sri Lanka exam was held outside Sri Lanka. CA Sri Lanka President Sujeewa Rajapakse speaking... 


Raffles to invest $ 70 m in higher education institute

Published : 1:48 am  August 1, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  704 views  |  

Raffles Colombo, a unique education provider in Sri Lanka specialising in art and design, has entered into an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) to establish and build a higher education institute in Sri Lanka. In this connection, Raffles has committed to invest a sum of US$ 70 million in the project. In the meantime, an application has been made to the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka (MOHE) for degree awarding status to be granted to Raffles and the institute has thus far been granted in-principle approval in respect thereof. Raffles Colombo in its third year of operation offers advanced diploma courses that have been approved by the Tertiary and Vocational Education... 


Vindya recounts her entry into Truman State University in Missouri

Published : 12:33 am  July 25, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  1,596 views  |  
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Vindya De Silva, a past sports captain from Gateway College Colombo, sought the guidance of Scholarships for USA Ltd. to enter a US university in the spring of ‘12 to major in Mathematics. Of many offers SUSA (www.scholarshipsforusa.com) was able to attract – each with substantial scholarship – Vindya’s choice was Truman State University in Missouri (www.truman.edu) due to its affordability and quality. Established in 1867 and named after the only Missourian to become a President of US, Truman State is ranked as the No: 1 Public University in the Midwest for fifteen consecutive years; ranked No: 1 among the top 50 values for public colleges and universities; is one of only 26 Public Liberal... 


“Mobile learning is the future”

Published : 12:30 am  July 25, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,586 views  |  

Mobile learning environments provide an engagement learning module offering flexibility, reliability and easy access zMessenger, Sri Lanka’s award winning integrated mobile media company, partnered with the British Council in Sri Lanka to offer the first English learning mobile service ‘Learn English with the British Council,’ with the motive of providing a whole unique experience in learning a language. The service combines “language learning” with “spoken English” via mobile technology, providing an effective and efficient self-learning platform especially for those who are challenged with accessibility for resources and seeking convenience. The solution was also selected as... 


ANC to hold Malaysian Education Fair 2013 with eight top Malaysian universities

Published : 12:28 am  July 25, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  640 views  |  

The Malaysian Education Fair 2013, presented by ANC, will be held on 4 August 2013 at the Dukes Court, Cinnamon Lakeside from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Conducted for the third time, the fair has been organised by the University Direct Placement division of ANC and will host representatives from eight top universities and colleges in Malaysia. The participating universities include INTI International University, Taylor’s University, SEGi University, International Medical University (IMU), Nilai University, KBU International College, Curtin University Sarawak and Swinburne University of Technology. A group of experienced professionals that include Liu Yang, Senior Student Recruitment Officer of INTI... 


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