Education

BOC sponsors 5 Sri Lankan students who excelled at International Junior Science Olympiad in Qatar

Views - 4 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

As part of assisting Sri Lankan youth to excel as young scientists at global level, Bank of Ceylon has sponsored five Sri Lankan students who won Bronze medals at the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO 2019) last December. The IJSO 2019


IELTS reappointed as language test trusted by UK government for visas

Views - 5 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

This week, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced IELTS, the world’s most trusted language test, will continue to be accepted for UK visas that require applicants to demonstrate their English. Following a tender process, IELTS was reappointed as


Horizon Campus – nurturing the next generation of top legal professionals

Views - 7 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

With eight years of delivering the University of London LL.B Degree as the only Ministry of Higher Education approved degree awarding institution, Horizon Campus has to-date achieved the accolade of attaining over 80%-87% first time pass rates for th


Why learn physics?

Views - 5 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

By Prof. Denzil Rosa It is a fair assumption that the majority of physics students, both past and present, would agree that physics is one of the more difficult subjects studied at any level. Indeed many students find it difficult to even define phys


Singapore and Malaysia Education Expo 2020 on 25 January

Views - 16 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

As years pass by it is vital that we think about further education. Studying overseas is always a good idea, as it will lead you towards a globally recognised qualification, which might help the graduate to settle in another country as well. However,


EDEX Nenapahana together with Amana Bank reaches out to deserving students

Views - 10 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

EDEX Nenapahana – the CSR arm of Royal College Union Colombo, has organised an event on 18 January 2020 at BMICH to distribute school essentials and study material to 100 selected students from two schools, coinciding with EDEX Expo 2020. Organised


Kumon Dehiwala Learning Centre honoured at Kumon Asia Oceania Awards 2019!

Views - 4 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

In recognition of its outstanding performance in 2019, the Kumon Dehiwala Learning Centre was presented with an Award of Excellence at the prestigious Kumon Asia Oceania (K.A.O) conference 2019 held in Sydney, Australia. The Kumon Dehiwala learning


EDEX Expo 2020: Celebrating 17 years of excellence in education and career guidance

Views - 39 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

EDEX Expo, Sri Lanka’s premier and largest education exhibition and job fair, will once again take centre stage from 17 to 19 January at BMICH Colombo and on 24 and 25 January at KCC Kandy. Held for the 17th consecutive year, EDEX over the years h


UNA Sri Lanka Executive Chairman at UN International Day

Views - 186 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

The United Nations Association of Sri Lanka Executive Chairman Dr. M.M.M. Rushanudeen participated as a Guest of Honour at the commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 16 Days of Activism Ag


Peradeniya Alumni Colombo Chapter get-together on 5 Jan

Views - 8 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

The Annual Family Get-together of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya’s Colombo Chapter will be held on Sunday, 5 January 2020 at the Bird Park, Buthgamuwa Road, Rajagiriya. The day’s program will commence at 9.30 a.m. with a


CINEC Campus opens pathway to earn highly competitive degree even if unsuccessful in A/Levels

Views - 13 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

G.C.E. Advanced Level results are around the corner, but the reality is that usually only 50% will get the minimum three S passes in this examination. However, in Sri Lanka, the two-year academic process prior to facing the G.C.E. Advanced Level is h


Doctorate in Business Administration for Sriyani Chairman

Views - 12 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

Mariyadas Selvaraj, Chairman of Sriyani Dress Point, was awarded a Doctorate in Business Administration from the American University College at a grand function held at Hotel Ramada in Colombo. This was mainly for his dedication in uplifting Sriyani


South Africa High Commission Employee of the Year Award 2019

Views - 9 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

Administrative Secretary of the South Africa High Commission in Colombo M.S.M. Shiraj received the Employee of the Year Award 2019 from High Commissioner of South Africa Rabina P. Marks at the High Commission recently. Deputy Head of Mission Johannes


Dialog Foundation’s ‘Rally to Care’ initiative awards long-term schols to 66 children in Batticaloa

Views - 20 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

The ‘Rally to Care’ initiative by the Dialog Foundation launched its scholarship program supporting the long-term education of 66 children affected by the tragic incidents of Easter Sunday in Batticaloa. The Rally to Care initiative, established


Foreign Minister Gunawardena  attends award ceremony of Institute of Economic Studies in Colombo

Views - 55 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:00

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, as the Chief Guest, declared open an award ceremony organised by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) of India under the theme ‘Indo-Sri Lanka Economic Cooperation›, on Friday 27 December 2019, at Taj Samud


Belgian boy wonder drops out of Dutch university at the age of 9

Views - 10 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Amsterdam (Reuters): A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world’s youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible graduation date. Laurent Simo


Stafford finishes with highest awards tally at Cambridge International Examinations

Views - 222 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Stafford International School recently celebrated a significant milestone, obtaining the greatest number of prizes for one school at the Cambridge International Examinations. During the 2019 June Cambridge Examinations, Stafford International School


Student Exchange Programme between Sri Lanka and India

Views - 15 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Under the Student Exchange Programme funded by India-Sri Lanka Foundation, a group of 10 students from St. Patrick’s College, Jaffna visited India from 9-15 December. This is in continuation of Youth Exchange Programmes facilitated by High Commissi


US builds skills of English teachers from across Sri Lanka

Views - 7 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

On 7 and 8 December, the US Embassy hosted 40 teachers from across Sri Lanka for a two-day Access Teacher Training in Colombo. A US embassy-funded micro-scholarship program, Access teaches students English and leadership skills for two years. Engli


Sri Lankan children excel at 16th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad in Viet Nam

Views - 27 Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:00

Twelve Sri Lankan school children under the age of 13, who participated at the 16th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad held from 27 November to 1 December in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, excelled at the competition by winning one Gold, one Silver an


Atlas Axillia’s SipSavi scholarships infuse fresh hope for children in need

Views - 17 Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:00

In celebration of their 60th anniversary, Atlas Axillia Co. has launched the SipSavi scholarship program for underprivileged children in partnership with the Department of Probation and Child Care Services of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs a


ICON Business School to commence classes for prestigious CFA qualification from Jan. 2020

Views - 372 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

The past 24 months have been something right out of a fairy-tale for ICON Business School, which fast became the leading provider of ACCA studies in Sri Lanka. So immense is the growth, the management now entertain thoughts, and are well on the way t


AIS shines at Edexcel, bags 16 awards

Views - 52 Friday, 29 November 2019 00:00

The annual High Achievers Awards night of Pearson Edexcel, Sri Lanka was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre. Asian International School (AIS) bagged 16 awards at this award ceremony which was a remarkable feat for a school of this scale. Lashwinth Sure


AAT Sri Lanka opens new branch in Kandy

Views - 102 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

The opening of the AAT Sri Lanka Kandy branch, at No.788B, Peradeniya Road, Kandy took place recently, strengthening professional accountancy education in the royal city of the hill country. This new branch will offer students in Central Province a f


LEARN turns 30: The evolution of Sri Lanka’s first Wide Area Network

Views - 20 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

LEARN, Sri Lanka’s National Research and Education Network marked three decades of innovation in connectivity, heralding a new era of connectivity whilst supporting the needs of the research and education community through a high-speed backbone net


SLTC receives South Asian Emerging Education Institute Award

Views - 18 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) has been conferred the Most Emerging Education Institute of the Year Award at the South Asian Partnership Summit and Business Excellence Awards 2019 held in Colombo last week. The award was received by Sri La


KIU to hold third convocation on 29 November

Views - 17 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

Nursing is a profession in the healthcare sector that provides the provision of holistic care for the individuals, families, and communities with the aim of promoting health, prevention of illnesses, restoration of health and alleviation of suffering


DFCC joins to support CIMA students and members

Views - 21 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

Supporting essential professional development for students and members, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in Sri Lanka has partnered with DFCC Bank PLC to offer an easy payment plan. This arrangement offers preferential financi


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

Views - 130 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 - 27 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


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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

From the time the bond scam was carried out by the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, that administration under the guidance of the former Prime Minister had been avoiding the law by regularly bringing up various distractions so that the true natur


Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

In a Sunday newspaper on 5 January a news item titled ‘Mega projects on hold until August budget,’ ‘Drop in revenue after tax reductions prevents spending on major constructions,’ was not a development-friendly headline. It may be accurate o


Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Erase from the mind all that you have read and heard about it. Then take a blank piece of paper, draw an irregular circle, and draw a line to divide it into two. On the bottom half write 300 acres. That is our Port City! To get the size into a proper


Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one of the main reasons for the crisis and the failure that Sri Lanka is facing. This can be considered a situation that has prevailed since independence. Sri


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