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MASTERSPELLER 2k19 powered by Dialog reaches Top 20 from 17,500 contestants

Views - 16 Friday, 5 July 2019 00:10

MASTERSPELLER 2k19 – season 2 powered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and organised by Dharmavahini Foundation, has chosen its top 20, from over 17,500 contestants across the island. The family edutainment program

American University Program at PATHE Global Campus prepares students for better careers

Views - 14 Friday, 5 July 2019 00:00

The American University Programs (AUP) at PATHE Global Campus is the best choice for your future for one simple reason – the program prepares you for higher earnings and better careers. How do they know this? Well, Cleary University (USA) has been

University of Technology Sydney launched in Colombo

Views - 44 Friday, 5 July 2019 00:00

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe has officially launched Colombo’s newest international higher education college, ‘UTS Insearch Sri Lanka’. Attending the launch event were: Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holl

Aspirations International Education Expo 2019 from 6 to 7 July

Views - 30 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

Traditionally, Aspirations Education has always been in the forefront among the local representatives and consultancies when it comes to delivering the best possible higher education opportunitiesabroad for the local student community for 15 years,th

UTS Insearch Sri Lanka to offer 10 scholarships to top students for University of Technology Sydney

Views - 41 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

To celebrate the launch of Colombo’s newest international higher education college, senior executives of the ‘UTS Insearch Sri Lanka’ college have announced plans to offer 10 merit-based scholarships for its students. The official launch of th

SLIIT provides over Rs. 50 m worth scholarships to promising students

Views - 15 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

SLIIT as the nation’s largest degree-awarding institute has disbursed over Rs. 50 million worth of scholarships during 2017/2018 helping talented students who have showcased great potential to achieve their academic goals. Aligned to SLIIT’s sus

Alethea acclaimed at International School Awards 2019

Views - 36 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:34

Alethea School and Alethea International School, was recently honoured as the Best Infrastructure of the Year and Best Stand-alone School at the International School Awards 2019, recently held in India. Alethea achieved this feat from over 9,673 appl

NTU Singapore rises to 11th in QS world university rankings

Views - 24 Monday, 24 June 2019 00:00

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has risen one place to be ranked 11th in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global league table of top universities. This makes NTU and the National University of Singapore, which is also

Australia’s No. 1 ranked young university opens doors for more Sri Lankan students

Views - 37 Monday, 24 June 2019 00:00

Following the announcement this week that the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has become the world’s 140th ranked university, in addition to being Australia’s number 1 ranked young university (under 50 years of age), it has confirmed it wil

OpenArc Campus relocates to Nugegoda

Views - 32 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

OpenArc Campus announced that it recently relocated to No. 87, Nawala Road, Nugegoda, opposite Weli Park. OpenArc Campus will also be participating in the ‘Future Minds’ exhibition to be held from 14-15 June at BMICH, with a stall B, No. L 20. Op

British Council enhances IELTS delivery in Kandy offering maximum flexibility and convenience

Views - 24 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

The British Council has taken further steps to enhance IELTS delivery sessions to its candidates taking the exams in Kandy, offering maximum flexibility and convenience with the introduction of computer-delivered IELTS. Computer-delivered IELTS will

SLIIT pursues scientific breakthroughs as only local institute to launch BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology

Views - 29 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

SLIIT, recognised as Sri Lanka’s premier non-state university, in a pioneering effort is offering students the opportunity to pursue the science of living organisms and its practical application through the launch of a BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology.

Amazon College Annual Convocation 2019

Views - 27 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

The new Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzammil was the Chief Guest at the Annual Convocation 2019 of Amazon College held at the BMICH in Colombo on Saturday. The Governor is seen distributing the awards to the successful candidates.

Celebrating the goal of national unity, Lyceum turns 26!

Views - 22 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

The role of education in bringing about harmony, tolerance and peace to our nation cannot be overestimated in the current socio-political climate. The tragic events that devastated our country recently reiterate the urgent need for Sri Lankans to uni

Horizon Campus invests to build new facility to enable over 15,000 student capacity

Views - 31 Thursday, 6 June 2019 01:00

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, Horizon Campus today has become one of the country’s leading campuses, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national

SLIIT offered Liverpool John Moores University UK programs

Views - 31 Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:59

Sri Lanka’s premier higher education institute SLIIT’s affiliation with globally renowned Liverpool John Moores University UK (LJMU, UK) provides local students access to undergraduate studies in various disciplines including Nursing, Psychology

‘Aspire’ education loans: The way to lay a solid foundation for your child’s/sibling’s future

Views - 25 Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:57

‘Aspire’ is a value-added education loan scheme from Pan Asia Bank which is known for its innovative line of banking products. It is a unique education loan scheme introduced by Pan Asia Bank to support financing education in Sri Lanka or abroad.

High Commission of India invites applications under Self Financing Scheme

Views - 19 Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:56

The High Commission of India invites applications from eligible Sri Lankan students (excluding PIO, OCI cardholders and NRIs) seeking admission to undergraduate courses in MBBS, BDS, BE, B. Tech, B. Pharm and B. Arch under the Self Financing Scheme f

Private schools select Headstart to drive digital learning

Views - 81 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

Two leading Colombo schools have implemented a digital learning system in collaboration with Headstart Ltd. in order to supplement students’ classroom education, as well as to be able to keep students engaged in learning during times when schools a

SLIIT opens doors for potential postgraduate students with promise of shaping critical thinkers

Views - 47 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s premier non-state sector degree awarding institute, also recognised for its high quality postgraduate programs is set to host an open day information session for professionals and interested students. SLIIT’s Faculty of Gradua

HSBC Premier launches International Student Banking services for students planning to study overseas

Views - 115 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

HSBC has launched an international student proposition to support the aspirations of students planning to study overseas. The international student proposition was developed around key findings from HSBC’s global Value of Education Survey, that ev

UCL launches Monash Diploma of Science program

Views - 56 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

Universal College Lanka (UCL), the premier higher education institute in Sri Lanka which exclusively provides a guaranteed pathway to Monash University, a Top 100 University in the world, ceremoniously launched the Monash College Diploma of Science p

Janashakthi Life empowers young learners through Shilpa Shakthi

Views - 38 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

Janashakthi Insurance PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneering life insurance provider, successfully inaugurated its Shilpa Shakthi Grade 5 Scholarship program with its first three seminars for students in Embilipitiya, Kurunegala, and Dambulla respectively. H

SLIIT commences enrolment for June 2019 degree programs

Views - 42 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

Ensuring students receive a head-start towards their higher education goals, SLIIT, the nation’s largest private degree awarding institute announced the commencement of its June 2019 intake for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. While

The skilled crafts sector in Germany

Views - 41 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

The skilled crafts sector in Germany is not “arts and crafts” or “historic crafts,” but professions carrying out small-scale, individual production and maintenance (mostly local SMEs), said German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) Departm

Dual Vocational Education and Training in Germany (VET) – Part I The beauty of the German dual education system

Views - 62 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:10

The beauty of the German dual vocational education and training system lies not only its structure and many prospective paths, but also in how it empowers all stakeholders and unites them towards a common cause of education with purp

SLIIT bags prestigious quality assurance award presented by Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN)

Views - 36 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:01

SLIIT, the nation’s leading non-State higher education institute, clinched the prestigious Best/Model Internal Quality Assurance Unit Award presented at the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Awards 2019 ceremony held recently. SLIIT received the

Sri Lanka renews commitment to combat forced labour

Views - 50 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The Government yesterday deposited with the Director General of the ILO the instrument of ratification of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 , thereby becoming the second country in Asia and thirty-first worldwide to ratify th

INSEE Cement, Central Provincial Council complete skill development program for technical officers

Views - 45 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Certificates of completion were awarded to 175 technical officers to mark the successful completion of a first-of-its-kind Skill Development Program launched by INSEE Cement together with the Central Provincial Council of Sri Lanka. The award present

CIPM Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri’s address in Fiji wins accolades

Views - 42 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka Immediate Past President Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri’s speech on ‘Aging population and its impact on the organisation’ which he delivered at the Executive Forum organised by the Fiji Institute of Human Resources on 15 March was well

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Tea with NM

Saturday, 20 July 2019

One of my most treasured memories is that of NM, better known as Dr. N.M. Perera. It was when I was a student in the UK that I first met him. NM was already a formidable left leader in Sri Lanka, an accomplished parliamentarian, a larger-than-life fi

Biosphere will one day be replaced by technosphere

Saturday, 20 July 2019

I am now nearly 90 and in my lifetime I have seen and heard the world changing so fast that homo sapiens (Latin: “wise man”), the species to which all modern human beings belong, are changing into a technology-dependent sub species, . Homo sapien

Expand employer-backed childcare to close the gender gap in Sri Lanka

Friday, 19 July 2019

In Sri Lanka, women’s formal workforce participation is at only 36%, compared with 75% for men. Sri Lanka could raise its gross domestic product by as much as 20% in the long-run by closing the gender gap in the workforce, according to one estimate

Who should be our next president?

Friday, 19 July 2019

After the recent terrorist attacks and the subsequent violence unleashed against innocent Muslims by racists, Sri Lankans are searching for a leader who can save the country. Many have lost faith in the leaders, due to the breakdown in the security a

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