Education

US builds skills of English teachers from across Sri Lanka

Views - 16 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 - 49 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 - 28 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 - 438 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 - 63 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 - 133 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 - 27 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 - 25 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 - 24 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 - 29 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 - 140 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 - 38 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 - 37 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 - 27 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 - 95 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 - 44 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 - 101 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 - 29 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 - 32 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 - 53 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 - 46 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 - 42 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 - 107 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 - 1420 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 - 53 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 - 36 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 - 30 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 - 54 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 - 37 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 - 28 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


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