ACCA qualification assists students to excel in range of careers

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  571 views  |  

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a highly recognised qualification both here and abroad, where students now find themselves pursuing their dreams and reaching towards their goals. Amongst them are Sajeev Manoharan, currently serving as a Senior Analyst at ICRA Lanka Limited the third Credit Rating Agency in Sri Lanka, Ishantha Tennakoon, Executive Finance at the Colombo Stock Exchange and Zulfath Saheed Business Journalist at Media Services Limited. Sajeev speaking of his experience in competing the qualification said, “The ACCA qualification has clear and concise guidelines in the curriculum that include, sustainable management accounting and analysis, which I was... 

SLF launches professional English program for NAITA staff

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  542 views  |  

The Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF) the centre for leadership, education and training in Sri Lanka incorporated under the Sri Lanka Foundation Law No.31 of 1973 is under the direct purview of the presidential secretariat and is managed by a board chaired by Prof. Ranjith Bandara. The National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) has been established under part II of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No. 20 of 1990 as the successor to the National Apprenticeship Board (NAB) incorporated under the National Apprenticeship Act no. 49 of 1971. According to an MOU signed between two parties a couple of months back, both parties intend to create a forum to pool shared resources and... 

Scholarships for USA’s Priyanthi warmly received at Indian Hills

Published : 12:03 am  January 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  2,398 views  |  
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Indian Hills Community College was recently paid a visit by Priyanthi Dissanayake from Scholarships for USA. Priyanthi is a promoter of US education for international students, and since 2001 she has been very successful in helping youth from Sri Lanka gain access to top colleges and universities. So the folks at Indian Hills were thrilled that she made the two-year school in Ottumwa, Iowa one of her stops as she looks to find a good fit for Lankan youth at US schools. One of the first people that Priyanthi talked to was Dr. Matt Thompson, Indian Hills Vice President, Academic Affairs. Thompson told her about IHCC’s past collaboration with four-year schools in Iowa and throughout the Midwestern... 

Mercury’s CIMA Campus offers exciting careers in management accounting

Published : 12:00 am  January 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,069 views  |  

Since its inception in 2001, the institute has provided CIMA education for 12 successful years and continues its journey as a preferred choice for students aspiring to gain the CIMA qualification. Recently having launched the CIMA Plus Campus located at Hill Street Dehiwala, the institute provides coaching for all levels of CIMA, covering paper based and computer based exams. It offers all stages of CIMA. This includes full time, part time and also the fast track program. CIMA advantage Shehan Fernando, who is the course leader of Mercury CIMA Campus, speaking of what the CIMA professional qualification provides a student stated: “It is a unique set of skills that enables finance professionals... 

Next Campus launches General MBA from MGU

Published : 12:00 am  January 8, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  1 views  |  

After a phenomenal success with the launch of the Executive MBA in Sri Lanka and after having recruited over 200 students in six batches within a short span of just over a year, NEXT Campus has launched the General MBA for the General MBA from Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), India. Commenting on the launch of the General MBA from MGU, program, Kumudu Abeyawardane, Programs Director of NEXT, said: “NEXT was the first to introduce an Executive MBA to Sri Lanka. The concept of an Executive MBA was alien to us and some people felt that an Executive MBA was less than an MBA. However the fact of the matter is that everywhere else in the world an Executive MBA is more difficult for people to get... 

Interact Club of Thurstan College holds 27th installation ceremony

Published : 12:01 am  December 31, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  19,531 views  |  
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The Interact Club of Thurstan College is one of the prominent clubs in the school and the Interact District 3220 Sri Lankan and Maldives. Throughout its history the club has performed many projects for the betterment of the school as well as to the society. With its goal to serve towards the betterment of the society and projects in completion the club has received many recognitions from interact district in the recent past. Each year the Interact board is introduced with an installation ceremony. This year Thurstan College inducted Mohomad Azeem as its 27th President. The chief guest for this occasion was old boy, Past Interactor of Thurstan College and District Rotaract Committee Chairman Rtn.... 

Imashi shines in Montana

Published : 12:01 am  December 31, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  852 views  |  

Imashi Fernando – a brilliant academic from British School Colombo ( – sought the guidance of Scholarships for USA Ltd. ( to enter a US university with a good scholarship to major in nutrition/dietetics. Among many choices offered by SUSA in a record time Imashi selected Montana State University ( due to its quality of education, affordability, generous scholarship, advanced standing for A/L credits, availability of part-time work and paid internships. Committed since 2001 to introduce most affordable US schools to Lankan students so that an increasing numbers would become global professionals SUSA is delighted to share good... 

Diaspora: Coming back home, a calculated approach

Published : 12:01 am  December 31, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  820 views  |  
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By Darshana Abayasingha How do we tempt our progressive diaspora to return and invest in Sri Lanka? Do we really offer enough incentive at present and that’s not a question of rights as some would like to make it out to be. It’s more a debate on opportunity and the facilities that we proffer right now. Despite the hope and thought bandied about, in the minds of some it is difficult to provide our global Sri Lankans adequate incentive to return to their homeland. But with a “sustainable development plan” put in motion by the Government, perhaps this would become reality in our vision for 2020. But until such time, perhaps there’s the ARC way of doing business – of getting our diaspora... 

President recognises highest achievers at this year’s GCE A/L examination

Published : 12:05 am  December 25, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,025 views  |  
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday recognized the students, who scored highest marks at this year’s GCE Advanced Level Examination, at the Temple Trees. Addressing the event, the President said the children in the north, who were given cyanide capsules at one time, are now given the opportunity to further their education with the restoration of peace. Many students in the north have been able to record numerous victories in the field of education and most of the students who sat for the GCE A/L this year have qualified for the university entrance for the first time in the history, the President said. Speaking at the occasion Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said the measures taken by... 

Pakistan awards higher education scholarships to Sri Lankan Students

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  814 views  |  

The Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded higher professional education scholarships to five Sri Lankan students in medicine and dentistry in top Pakistani medical schools under the Higher Education Scholarship Program for 2013. High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. Qasim Qureshi met the selected students at the High Commission of Pakistan and congratulated them on their selection for higher education in Pakistan. In addition to the higher education scholarships, every year the Government of Pakistan awards Jinnah Educational Scholarships to 150 Sri Lankan of O/L and A/L students. Besides offering fully funded scholarships in medicine and dentistry, the Government of... 

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