SLIIT ties up with Canada’s Algoma University

Published : 5:32 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  357 views  |  

SLIIT and Algoma University – Canada recently entered into a partnership to provide SLIIT’s Information Technology students the opportunity to transfer to Algoma University to complete the Bachelor of Computer Science degree programs. Joanne Elvy Director – International Student Outreach, Algoma University and Professor Lalith Gamage, President/CEO of SLIIT exchanged the agreement on behalf of the two institutes. Algoma University, located in Ontario, Canada, has been offering internationally recognised undergraduate degrees for liberal arts and science programs for over 40 years. Encapsulating a close-knit community and diverse learning environment located within picturesque surroundings,... 

Prof. Ana from Cincinnati Uni. visits Institute of Chemistry

Published : 5:29 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  715 views  |  

Lankan born Prof. Ana Gowribalan Vamadeva from the University of Cincinnati recently visited the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon at Rajagiriya to renew ties. UC works closely with the IChemC, helping its students become global chemists. The institutional collaboration agreement signed by both parties in Colombo in 2008 has given rise to numerous transfers of undergraduate and graduate students. The collaboration was initiated by Scholarships for USA Ltd., which firmly believes that US education would contribute in making Lankans global professionals and is passionately committed to help facilitate the process.  Read More →

Govt.’s aim is to create value based future generation: President

Published : 3:43 am  June 22, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  717 views  |  
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The Government’s main aim is to create a value based future generation, which can drive the country forward to achieve future goals, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. “Children are children and therefore there can be no categorisation of children. The Government stands for the betterment of all children,” the President added. President Rajapaksa was addressing an event organised to mark the official launch of the new Advanced Level stream to the school system at Temple Trees on 20 June. A technology stream was introduced to the Advanced Level curriculum by the President. The President added aesthetic subjects and other subjects as well, play a pivotal role in moulding young minds. A significant... 

M.D. Gunasena diversifies into IT education, launches computer school

Published : 3:42 am  June 22, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  763 views  |  

M.D. Gunasena, the leading publisher, printer and bookseller opened the M.D. Gunasena Computer School recently, diversifying its business in to IT education. The event was graced by Managing Director Ananda Gunasena, Deputy Managing Director Rajiv Gunasena, Oasis International School Education Consultant Tharusha Gunasena, the higher management of the company and M.D. Gunasena Oasis International School Principal Chintha Fernando. Speaking at the event, Chintha Fernando said: “The computer school will continue the tradition of keeping ones progression of knowledge at its core. This computer school is one of the latest educational ventures to continue the traditions of keeping the advancement... 

‘IT Mastermind’ telecast begins

Published : 3:41 am  June 22, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  746 views  |  

Sponsored by ESOFT The telecasting of the IT Mastermind-2013 Quiz Program organised by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and sponsored by ESOFT Metro Campus has begun and it will be telecast every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. through the Independent Television Network (ITN).  The official launch of the program and the relevant press conference was held at the ESOFT Metro Campus Auditorium recently. Speaking at the press conference, the Chairman of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Mahesh Perera said that the Computer Society of Sri Lanka is the only professional organisation representing the information technology professionals in Sri Lanka and it is organising several national... 

Ceylinco Life builds classrooms for 10 more rural schools in 2013

Published : 3:40 am  June 22, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  430 views  |  

Life insurance leader Ceylinco Life has constructed and donated new classroom buildings to six rural schools in the first five months of 2013 under the company’s community initiative to support education in under-served towns and villages across Sri Lanka. Another four buildings are under construction and would be handed over to the beneficiary schools before the end of July, the company said. The first six schools to receive classroom buildings from Ceylinco Life this year were Dudley Senanayake Vidyalaya (Ampara), Welivita Sri Sangaraja Junior School (Pilimatalawa), Sri Wimalavansa Junior School (Akuressa), Padavi Eiyaya Maha Vidyalaya (Padaviya) and Pallegama Maha Vidyalaya (Deniyaya) and... 

CA Sri Lanka powers Future Minds 2013 with Gold Sponsorship

Published : 3:39 am  June 22, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  516 views  |  

One of the country’s largest tertiary education providers, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will power this year’s Future Minds Expo with a gold sponsorship. With a student base of over 41,000, CA Sri Lanka dubbed as the unparalleled leader in accountancy and finance education in Sri Lanka, has for many years closely associated with the Future Minds Expo, recognised as the national higher educational and career exhibition. However this is the first instance the institute will be powering the exhibition with a gold sponsorship. The Future Minds Expo 2013 will be held in Colombo at the BMICH from 21 to 23 June, while the expo in Kandy will be on 29 and 30 June... 

Lyceum celebrates 20 today: inspiring dream – indomitable reality

Published : 12:05 am  June 14, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,268 views  |  
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‘To teach, on rapid wings, the curious soul To roam from heaven to heaven, from pole to pole, From thence to search the mystic cause of this And follow knowledge to her secret springs.’ This was the dream, the desire, the dominant wish. It took form in the innermost thoughts of an extremely simple, modest individual, 20 years ago. Today, that seed of an idea has transformed itself into a magnificent educational group of schools, the Lyceum Group of International Schools. From very humble beginnings comprising of one parent school at Nugegoda, this group now has arteries which spread from Nugegoda to Wattala, Kandana, Panadura, Gampaha, Ratnapura, Nuwara-Eliya and Anuradhapura.  Read More →

Ground-breaking e-learning project ‘Vidunena’ launched

Published : 12:00 am  June 14, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,704 views  |  

Mobitel partners with Felidae and the Ministry of Education to provide new-age educational support  ‘Vidunena,’ an e-learning initiative conceptualised and developed by the national mobile service provider Mobitel along with Felidae, a leading provider of e-learning products and services in Sri Lanka, guided by the Ministry of Education was launched this week.  Read More →

President congratulates Lankan student for wining Intel ISEF award

Published : 12:01 am  May 31, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,362 views  |  
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated 19-year-old Dinesh Kapuge from Mihinthale Central College, at a special ceremony held at the President’s House.  Read More →

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