Education

MillenniumIT ESP partners STEMUp to introduce machine learning AI capacity building movement

Views - 6 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:29

MillenniumIT ESP – Sri Lanka’s leading Systems Integrator and Information Systems Provider – partnered as an industry advisor with STEMUp, a not-for-profit organisation with the objective of inspiring and engaging local students to become inter


CA Sri Lanka kicks off Business Plan 2020

Views - 3 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:24

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently kicked off the Business Plan Competition 2020 by holding briefing sessions in Colombo and Kandy which was attended by 400 students sitting for the GCE Advanced Level examinat


Kumon Dehiwala honours students at ASHR Awards Ceremony

Views - 3 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:22

The Kumon Dehiwala Learning Centre successfully conducted its Advanced Student Honour Roll (ASHR) award ceremony recently. The ASHR is Kumon’s most prestigious internationally recognised program and rewards students who are learning in one or more


240 students graduate at IIT Annual Convocation 2019

Views - 9 Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:35

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), witnessed 240 students obtain undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the fields of IT and Business, offered by the University of Westminster UK, at its annual convocation 2019 at the BMICH recently.


Bristol Institute succeeds in launching highly rated UK MBA in Sri Lanka

Views - 8 Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:34

Bristol Institute of Business Management Ltd. (BIBM est.2018) was founded on the vision of a group of likeminded academics and professionals, set out to capture the tertiary higher educational market with these fundamental principles; simply, to laun


Curtin University welcomes regional classification for Perth

Views - 24 Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:32

A decision that will attract more international students to Perth has been applauded by Curtin University’s Vice Chancellor. Curtin University Vice Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the decision to add Perth to the list of locations migrants


Introducing ‘Zero Effective Cost’ education concept – first time in Sri Lanka by PIBT

Views - 57 Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:29

PIBT (www.pibtsl.com) HND in Software Engineering/Networking is a broad-based NVQ Level 6 accredited Business/IT qualification which gives you a solid grounding in the principles of business for careers and computing for careers in systems analysis,


357 student leaders from 51 rural schools empowered on International Day of the Girl Child

Views - 13 Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:27

Solidaridad together with the education ministries of the Central and Uva Provincial Councils organised a special multifaceted program for 357 student leaders from 51 rural schools titled ‘Empowering girls for a brighter tomorrow’ in lieu of the


Nightingale Nanda inspires AIA Higher Education Scholarships winners

Views - 15 Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:26

AIA Insurance’s Higher Education Scholarships Program, now in its 25th consecutive year, rewards the top performers from each district at the Grade 5 scholarship examination, by giving them a monthly bursary from Advanced Level (A/L) class right up


Orel Classroom revolutionises the learning experience

Views - 17 Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:24

Orel Corporation, the parent company behind Orange Electric, recently launched Orel Classroom, a solution aimed at revolutionising learning by bringing out the best characteristics of the next generation of technological innovators. The launch event


Primrose School of English and Speech Kandy celebrates 40 years of excellence in English education

Views - 14 Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:00

The Primrose School of English & Speech Kandy is marking 40 years of excellence in English education this year, buoyed by a consistent record of a 100% pass rate at examinations. Ever since its founding in 1979 by Seethadevi Karunatilake, the Primros


DFCC Bank partners Gateway Graduate School to offer exclusive loan facility to students

Views - 19 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

DFCC Bank, the Bank for Everyone, offers special education loan packages, providing end-to-end financial solutions suited for individuals seeking to pursue higher education programs locally or internationally. Offering flexible repayment options coup


TISSL to conduct international conference for heads of school in November

Views - 22 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL), the association of the premier international schools in Sri Lanka, will be conducting the Annual International Conference for heads of schools from 22 to 24 November at Marriot Resort and Spa Hotel, Wel


Exemptions for AAT passed finalists with CA Sri Lanka new curriculum

Views - 138 Wednesday, 9 October 2019 00:00

Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) have launched its new curriculum 2020 recently and parallel to that it has announced the list of exemptions that can be obtained by the passed finalists of the Association of Accounting Technicians of


UTS Insearch Sri Lanka welcomes new Principal

Views - 16 Wednesday, 9 October 2019 00:00

With its first classes soon to commence, UTS Insearch Sri Lanka has announced a key appointment: the new Principal, Alison Hiscox, who commenced work at the Sri Lanka campus yesterday. Hiscox, an Australian who has relocated to Colombo, is excited ab


British Council inaugurates new Digital Wall at University of Jaffna

Views - 19 Monday, 7 October 2019 10:00

Creating history in the Jaffna peninsula, the British Council launched a new Digital Wall at the Library of the University of Jaffna, Thirunelveli on 2 September.


Local pathway to Australia’s No. 1 young university for students in Sri Lanka

Views - 12 Monday, 7 October 2019 09:55

With the first classes commencing in October, there is still time to enrol at UTS Insearch Sri Lanka – the new pathway college to the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia’s top ranking young university.


Pearson Higher Education Forum 2019: The need to prepare to face emerging employment trends

Views - 29 Monday, 7 October 2019 09:45

Focusing on employment trends and the need to prepare learners to face the emerging skills requirements was the objective at this year’s Pearson Higher Education Forum. The topic which is a key area of interest and a point of debate across industry


SLIIT Walk 2018 charity project supports next generation of students

Views - 21 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:00

The SLIIT Walk 2018 charity project, organised by the Student Interactive Society 2018/19 of SLIIT, successfully concluded recently, marking an impressive milestone of amassing the highest budget of over Rs. 2.5 million from the proceedings. The fund


New UTS Insearch Sri Lanka campus being prepared

Views - 15 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:00

With less than two months to go until teaching commences, the final construction and fit-out for the University of Technology Sydney’s new, state-of-the-art Colombo campus is underway. The design of the new pathway institute – to be called UTS In


ICON Business School opens brand new premises

Views - 19 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:00

When ICON Business School Ltd. launched back in January 2018, it was founded on the vision and mission of a few select leading ACCA lecturers in Sri Lanka, and focused on one goal, to become the preferred ACCA delivery centre in the country and the m


Alethea relaunches with new-era learning infrastructure and technology-based educational framework

Views - 48 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:00

Alethea School and Alethea International School has taken the initiative to fill the mismatch of technology and the pre-existing traditional classroom education. Through the relaunch of the school, Alethea will shift its educational vision towards a


Future Minds 2019 goes to Galle

Views - 25 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:25

Future Minds, the premier higher education and career exhibition held the final phase of its 14th edition at Galle from 7 to 8 September. The venue for the Galle expo was Hall de Galle, providing easy access to major cities and suburbs centred round


SLTC Research Assistant wins Presidential Award for Outstanding Scientific Publication

Views - 63 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

T. W. Udari Madhushani, a Research Assistant of the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) Padukka, has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Scientific Publications by the National Research Council of Sri Lanka. The award ce


Pakistan awards scholarships to Sri Lankan students

Views - 28 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

In order to promote mutual understanding, collaboration and exchanges in diverse areas between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan has awarded fully-funded scholarships to 15 Sri Lankan students to study in Pakistani institutions in th


STEP Campus inaugurated

Views - 119 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

The inauguration ceremony of STEP Campus was held on Thursday 29 August at Solis Hotel, Pitakkote. The inauguration was attended by Sri Lanka Foundation Chairman Sarath Kongahage as Chief Guest, Innova Strategies CEO Dr. Madhu Fernando, University of


UCL reinforces partnership with University of Central Lancashire

Views - 29 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Universal College Lanka (UCL) has carved out a niche as the premier tertiary education institute reputed for establishing partnerships with top ranked universities in the world, in their mission to offer higher quality higher education to discerning


BCS qualifications open gateway to the world for IT professionals

Views - 89 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT is, focused on the agenda of leading the IT industry through various ethical challenges, supporting people who work in the industry, and ultimately make IT good for society. Thus, BCS is


Job-centric universities: Is SLIIT the answer?

Views - 697 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:13

By Neluka Jayasinghe A vast number of employment opportunities for people with different skills will open up with the Port City and Hambantota Port coming into play, to give an economic boost to the country. However, it is relevant to ask if we have


PickMe’s Vindula wins a scholarship to MIT

Views - 329 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:11

Vindula Jayawardena, a member of the research unit at PickMe, who graduated from the University of Moratuwa recently received a scholarship offer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to pursue his PhD. Vindula is involved in research


Today's Columnists

Why NPP for minorities and the nation?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The two minority communities, Tamils and Muslims, and their ethnic political parties are once again caught up in a dilemma in choosing one or the other of the two leading presidential candidates, Sajith and Gota. The Tamil parties drew a set of 13 d


Why NPP for minorities and the nation?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The two minority communities, Tamils and Muslims, and their ethnic political parties are once again caught up in a dilemma in choosing one or the other of the two leading presidential candidates, Sajith and Gota. The Tamil parties drew a set of 13 d


Corporate treasurers should make more use of derivatives to hedge risks

Monday, 11 November 2019

Humans have never liked the idea of uncertainty. More so, they did not like the idea of economic uncertainty. Hence, the need to hedge this uncertainty gave rise to the evolution of derivatives. Derivatives have been used by mankind for a very long


China’s rising giants

Monday, 11 November 2019

China’s evolution into a global powerhouse with the world’s second largest economy is a familiar story. Less well-known though is the tremendous growth of the nation’s state-sponsored aviation sector, which now has a global reach. Serving the w


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