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Chinese university signs MoU with Sri Lanka China Journalism Forum

Views - 3 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sri Lanka China Journalists’ Forum (SLCJF) and Chongqing Normal University (CNU) in China has signed for enhancing the bilateral relations between two countries in an event held in Colombo last week. Chon


UCL holds inaugural Scholarship Awards Ceremony 2018

Views - 3 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

Universal College Lanka (UCL) held its very first scholarship awards ceremony recently to recognise and felicitate deserving students who have excelled in the spheres of academia, sports and leadership at school level or achieved outstanding results


Pakistan awards scholarships to Sri Lankan students in field of medicine

Views - 4 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded higher education scholarships to nine Sri Lankan students in the field of medicine in top Pakistani institutions under Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme (PTAP) for


Candidates can now take their IELTS on computer with the British Council

Views - 11 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The British Council in Sri Lanka has announced that IELTS candidates in the country, registered through the British Council, can take the globally recognised English proficiency test on a computer. At an event held at the British Council Colombo on W


Room to Read partners with Ministry of Education to promote ‘Habit of Reading’

Views - 10 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

On 16 October, Room to Read and the Ministry of Education (MoE) organised a Teacher Professional Development Program at the Nilwala National College of Education in Akuressa for over 400 teacher trainees – the first of many to come. The partnershi


Sri Lanka hosts 3rd edition of Cambridge Schools Conference

Views - 12 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

Cambridge Assessment International Education (Cambridge International) hosted the third edition of Cambridge Schools Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 27-28 November. The conference theme was ‘Creating the conditions for success’ in schools.


SLTC announces opening of business school

Views - 21 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) has announced the launch of their management programs offering multiple degree pathways, representing many disciplines including, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Man


SLT PEO TV launches ‘Videsa’ series of educational channels

Views - 8 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena officially launched ‘Videsa’, a series of educational TV channels, on PEO TV, Sri Lanka Telecom’s interactive entertainment television service. The official launch took place during a special ceremony held on 13 O


India throws book at schools making young pupils carry heavy bags

Views - 16 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Mumbai/New Delhi (Reuters): Concerned about producing a generation of children with hunched backs and other spine problems, India has denounced schools for making students carry heavy school bags and giving young children homework. The government has


Virtusa partners NSBM Career Fair 2018 as Gold Sponsor

Views - 30 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT outsourcing services, that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, has announced its partnership with NSBM Career Fair – 2018 as the Gold sponsor. The Ca


London Tech University Annual Graduation

Views - 17 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

London Tech University held its annual graduation recently with Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama as the Chief Guest. Guest of Honour was UK Teesside University’s Associate Dean (International) Dr. Gordon Marshall. London Tech Universit


IIT’s first MSc Big Data Analytics Convocation from Robert Gordon University, UK

Views - 20 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and Business campus, held its first-ever annual convocation of the Robert Gordon University, UK (RGU).


PIM showcases extraordinary managers at Annual Convocation

Views - 20 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, presented another batch of 441 extraordinary managers at its latest convocation with the apt theme ‘Unleashing the Power to Lead,’ held recently at the BMICH. Siam


Pakistan awards fully funded scholarships to Sri Lankan students

Views - 23 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded fully funded higher education scholarships to nine Sri Lankan students in fields of Pharmacy and Engineering in top Pakistani institutions under Pakistan Technical As


NDB builds foundation of education for students in Kegalle

Views - 18 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

With a view to making ‘Responsible Behaviour’ an integral part of the Bank, NDB continued its Employee Volunteerism project, where staff from diverse departments united to uplift the education standards for children in a remote area in Kegalle. B


SLIC Suba Pathum Scholarship 2018 awards 300 scholarships for school children island-wide

Views - 23 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Insurance, contributing towards the future generations of Sri Lanka, launched ‘Suba Pathum - National Scholarship Scheme’, which rewards 300 achievers who excel in Grade 5 Scholarship, G.C.E. Ordinary Level and G.C.E. Advanced Level exa


Maldives International Education and Career Expo in February

Views - 22 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

Maldivian students are increasingly turning towards Sri Lanka as a home away from home for their diverse educational needs. The students of today are very focused and wise in their choice of careers and seek out new avenues and options for education


IIHS opens pathways to a career in Sports Science through Deakin University, Australia

Views - 21 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

A pioneering Sri Lankan education institute with 16 years in the field, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS) recently opened up the Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy program for 2019. Applications for this program are being accepted u


AIA Higher Education Scholarships: Inspiring academic excellence for 24 years

Views - 80 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance’s Higher Education Scholarships Program, now in its 24th 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


CDB Sisudiri Scholarships adds 100 more scholars this year

Views - 24 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Having always believed that empowering the future of a nation would be the key driver to seeing the fruition of national goals, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) has presented a total of 509 scholarships since 2008 to high achievers wit


Manipal Academy of Higher Education named ‘Institute of Eminence’ by Indian Government

Views - 24 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

In July 2018, the Government of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) bestowed the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) University with an ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag, reinstating the position the academy holds as India’


Bank of Ceylon calls for applications for Grade 5 Scholarship Awards 2018

Views - 170 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Continuing with its endeavour to encourage students who excelled in Grade 5 Scholarship examination 2018 the Bank of Ceylon is now calling applications for its annual ‘Ran Kekulu Scholarships Awards’ from students who sat for the said examination


Ceylinco Life launches 2019 ‘Pranama’ scholarships program

Views - 25 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

More than Rs. 11 million in new scholarships is to be awarded to 160 young Sri Lankans in February 2019 under the 18th edition of the Ceylinco Life ‘Pranama’ scholarships program.


British Way English Academy wins MASSCO Business Excellence Award

Views - 19 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The Chairman and Executive Director, Dr. H.A.S. Geethadewa of British Way English Academy, one of the premier English language education institutions in Sri Lanka, was recently awarded the MASSCO 2018 award for business excellence.


Room to Read partners with Maiden Factor in global collaborative Girls’ Education Program

Views - 21 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

On 5 September, Room to Read CEO Geetha Murali and Girls’ Education Program graduate from Sri Lanka Thirumagal attended a private event at HMS President to mark their partnership with Maiden Factor.


Abans conducts 6th annual ‘Suhuru’ laptop initiative

Views - 24 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The sixth stage of Abans’ ‘Suhuru’ CSR initiative took place in September at the Abans Head Office.


SEF in search of excellence

Views - 45 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The Serendib Educational Foundation (SEF) hosted their 27th Annual Sessions at the Tourist Board Auditorium, Colombo recently.


Ubiquity University partners ESOFT to bring soft skills and competency-based education to Sri Lanka

Views - 31 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

ESOFT and Ubiquity University announced a partnership that will bring soft skills and competency-based education to high-school, undergraduate and post-graduate students across Sri Lanka. By leveraging ESOFT’s expansive network of over 40 centres


SLIIT launches ground-breaking LLB (Hons) Law Degree with Liverpool John Moores University UK

Views - 26 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

SLIIT recently broke new ground when it launched a historic new British LLB (Hons) Law Degree program in affiliation with UK’s prestigious Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) at a special ceremony held at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo. The co


IIT commences intake of new students for Business and IT degree programs

Views - 28 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka, is ready to receive the latest intake of Business and IT students for undergraduate programs from the University of Westminster - UK. Students who sat fo


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Fruits, flowers and futile triumphalism at Galle Face?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Every morning, I play voyeur and watch that nice neighbourhood uncle pluck flowers to pooja-fy his guardian deities. He is quite religious about it. And industrious to boot. The problem, of course, is that he doesn’t restrict himself to his garden.


Will Kyaukpyu overtake Gwadar and Hambantota?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

China last month signed a $1.3 billion contract for Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu port project. The figures doing rounds in media in the run up to this port deal were as high as $7.9 billion which had ignited enormous curiosities. The Chinese had been negoti


Things to do in a Democracy when you’re dead…

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

In yesterday’s column, I argued a case for not impeaching the chief executive of the coup that has left our country situation in ruins. At the end of a pitched battle between the forces of unconstitutional ambition on one hand and democratic resist


Tweaking the New Inland Revenue Act (Part II)

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

In the backdrop where the recent amendment to the country’s supreme law is called in question, it may be appropriate to recall that the passage of the new Inland Revenue (IR) Act through Parliament was far more controversial. Nevertheless, the new


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