Education

STEP Campus inaugurated

Views - 169 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 - 32 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 - 266 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 - 736 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 - 358 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


Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

Views - 36 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

HYDERABAD (Reuters): Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday launched its biggest campus in the world in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, underscoring its expansion plans in the country that has been one of its fastest growing overseas markets. The move c


SLIIT hosts Open Day 2019 to showcase endless possibilities for prospective students

Views - 61 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

SLIIT will host an Open Day in September to showcase the endless possibilities for prospective students as they prepare and explore exciting future career pathways. The Open Day is an annual calendar event of SLIIT. This year it is scheduled on 7 Se


130 Lankan students receive Chinese Government Full Scholarship, Chinese Ambassador Scholarship

Views - 151 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan recently awarded the Chinese Government Full Scholarship to 24 Sri Lankan students, at an award ceremony held in the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka. Ministry of Higher Education Additional Secretary Madhawa Dewasurendr


Secure admission to a world-class Curtin Uni, Australia degree program at SLIIT

Views - 58 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

Helping students secure admissions to a world-renowned university and complete their degree programs entirely in Sri Lanka, the Curtin University Australia in partnership with SLIIT invites prospective applicants for their next intake. To date, more


Sri Lankan schools make record number of exam entries for Cambridge qualifications

Views - 122 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

The popularity of the Cambridge International qualifications continues to grow around the world, with record numbers of Cambridge exams entries made in many countries this year, including Sri Lanka. Camb


TISSL appoints new office bearers

Views - 97 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL) which is the association of the most recognised and leading international schools in Sri Lanka appointed new office bearers at the Annual General Meeting which was held recently. Alethea International S


Daybridge International School Prize Giving 2019

Views - 220 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Daybridge International School held their prize giving at the Bishop’s College Auditorium on 10 July in celebration of their journey in pursuit of excellence. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Beneragama who is an examiner and a lecturer at


‘Inspire Yourself’ knowledge forum on Sunday

Views - 52 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Step-by-Step Consultancy will hold a full-day knowledge forum titled ‘Inspire Yourself’ on Sunday 28 July from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the CONNECT, Meeting Room, Shangri-La Hotel, It is aimed for the betterment of the skills of youth, professionals a


Edulanka Study Abroad rewarded Art Business World International Excellence Award

Views - 71 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Edulanka Study Abroad, one of the leading institutions providing facility to obtain medical degrees from reputed universities, won the award medium category of the Education sector at the recently concluded Business World International Excellence Awa


Third Space Global ‘Teach Sri Lanka’ provides week of free online tutoring for 200 children

Views - 96 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Pioneering UK-owned e-learning network, Third Space Global (TSG) announced the launch of ‘Teach Sri Lanka’, a bold new initiative aimed at revamping how Sri Lankan students learn and understand mathematics by providing free access to its cutting-


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

Views - 136 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 - 92 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 - 230 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 - 146 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 - 229 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 - 89 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 - 264 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 - 91 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 - 126 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 - 217 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 - 78 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 - 156 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 - 178 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 - 85 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 - 118 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


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Parliamentary debate on forensic audit reports: Only two constructive suggestions

Monday, 24 February 2020

A debate without substance I spent two afternoons last week in watching the live debate on the forensic audit reports by Sri Lanka’s Parliamentarians. Sadly, there were only two Parliamentarians who made constructive suggestions that should merit a


‘Stutiyi’, my dearest Sri Lankan friends

Monday, 24 February 2020

My heartstrings have been pulled every day during the past few weeks. When following closely my home-country’s all-out efforts to fight the COVID-19 epidemic, I’m always being touched by the most concrete solidarity and the most sincere friendshi


COVID-19 in China: Testing the quality of humanity

Monday, 24 February 2020

Many opinions have been penned across the world over the outbreak of the new strain of influenza. It has killed thousands of innocent Chinese according to official figures. As it came from China, no candlelight vigil has been held in major cities in


Extremes of two world economies – Communist and Capitalist

Monday, 24 February 2020

Up until now, two major economies have dominated the world – the communist economy, militarily controlled and with only state enterprises (or so it was believed outside of their military borders) and the so-called capitalist economy that commenced


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