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

Views - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 8 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

Mitra Innovation leverages Toastmasters to drive employee success

Views - 11 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Mitra Innovation is a fast-growing UK-based technology solutions provider specialising in digital transformation, cloud enablement, and software development, with a powerful engineering branch in Sri Lanka. It is the first UK based company to be name

Scholarship to Sri Lankan students from India

Views - 6 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The High Commission of India, Colombo, announced scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/PhD courses in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy for the academic year 2019-20.   The Government of India s

35 Dr. Ramya Sri Welaratne scholarships awarded at Ananda College ceremony

Views - 29 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

35 scholarship winners from Grade 5 to 10 of Ananda College, Colombo were bestowed with their certificates and bank books at the Dr. Ramya Sri Welaratne Scholarship Awarding Ceremony recently. The event organised by Ananda College West Coast OBA, USA

RMIT Uni doctoral degree program with Universities of Peradeniya and Moratuwa engineering faculties

Views - 5 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University) in Melbourne and University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a joint Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) program between the two universities for engi

British Way English Academy excelled in NBE Awards

Views - 8 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:01

The British Way English Academy has proved its excellence once again by receiving a much coveted award in the educational services sector at the National Business Excellence Awards – 2018. The award ceremony, organised by the National Chamber of Co

President says decision to abolish Grade 5 Scholarship Exam is to provide better education

Views - 16 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena says the objective of the abolishing of the Grade 5 Scholarship Exam is to provide a better education for the children while implementing the necessary changes that should be done in our education sector according to th

NHRDC launches teacher training programs

Views - 29 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education has organised a series of career guidance and orientation programs for teachers in 2019 in selected zones. The first program of 2019 wa

St. Benedict’s College: A new vision, a new era, on a positive journey!

Views - 30 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena is a unique school that inherits a proud history of 181 years and has given birth to many great senior scholars in various fields both nationally and internationally. The school is been administered by the De La S

Sri Lanka not ready to scrap scholarship exam yet: IPS

Views - 9 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

While the ultimate long-term objective should be to abolish the Grade Five Scholarship Examination, at the moment, Sri Lanka is not ready for such drastic action, an education policy researcher noted recently. Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lank

British Way English Academy excelled in NBE Awards

Views - 15 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

The British Way English Academy has proved its excellence once again by receiving a much coveted award in the educational services sector at the National Business Excellence Awards – 2018. The award ceremony, organised by the National Chamber of Co

SLIIT student-body celebrates 20 years of achievements

Views - 18 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Celebrating 20 years of academic excellence as an institution of higher learning, SLIIT’s Student Interactive Society, the apex student body hosted an enthralling get-together titled ‘Ethereal 2019: A celebration of a 20 year Odyssey’ on 11 Mar

University of Sri Jayewardenepura 60th anniversary

Views - 16 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

The renowned local university, University of Sri Jayewardenepura is set to celebrate 60 years of shouldering the progress of the nation through education excellence with a grand innovation and invention exhibition titled ‘Innovate Sri Lanka 2019’

BCS Diploma in IT granted NVQ Level 6

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Internationally-recognised Diploma in IT (Software Engineering and Networking) offered by British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT, was mapped to Level 6 of NVQ recently. This opens the BCS Diploma holder to a range of career pathways

Innovative new English and Communication Program from PGIE

Views - 24 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of English (PGIE) of the Open University of Sri Lanka is offering an exciting new Postgraduate Diploma in English and Communication. The program, called the Postgraduate Diploma in the Professional Practice in English (PGD


Views - 19 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Chathuni Wijegunawardhena of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo who came All Island first at the GCE A/L Maths stream, received the CMA Brand Ambassador Award and a scholarship to follow CMA Sri Lanka Professional Management Accounting Program from CMA Presi

131 CA Sri Lanka students excel at Case Study (KC5) exam

Views - 26 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

A 71.20% pass rate was recorded at the KC5 – Corporate Strategy and Contemporary Issues Case Study exam of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) conducted in December 2018. Accordingly, a total of 131 students excelled

IIBM Campus holds Aldersgate University graduation in Sri Lanka

Views - 40 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

The graduation for the year 2018 of IIBM Campus was held on 3 February at BMICH, with Chief Guest, Mahendra Amarasuriya. This momentous occasion was also graced by the participation of Aldersgate University Vice President Dr. Don Prasad, Cambridge Ac

SLIIT honours academic excellence with celebratory 20th convocation ceremony

Views - 31 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Showcasing a celebration of two decades of academic excellence, Sri Lanka’s premier higher education institute SLIIT held its 20th annual convocation ceremony at the Malabe Campus recently. Conducted over two days on 21-22 February, the institute c

‘Education for All’ to create safe environment and protect children living in slums of Colombo

Views - 84 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

Dance performances, speeches and, last but not least, the awarding of numerous cricket certificates brought the project to create a safe and protective environment for vulnerable children in the slums of Colombo, which was funded by the German Embass

Research publication on education by Dr. Mohan Lal Grero

Views - 88 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:10

Dr. Mohan Lal Grero (MP – Colombo District), Founder of the Lyceum International Schools of Sri Lanka and former State Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs, is due to launch his new book titled ‘The mismatch between the education sys

KOICA holds 2019 Curriculum Development Committee Workshop of Technological NCoE

Views - 82 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency), the grant aid division of the Korean Embassy, held Curriculum Development Committee Workshop of Technological NCoE (National College of Education) on 29 and 30 January at the NIE (National Institute of

Governor Salley calls for suggestions for education master plan for Western Province

Views - 41 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Western Province Governor M. Azath S. Salley has urged heads of schools in his province to give their suggestions and plans to prepare a master plan to uplift the standard of education in schools. The Governor was addressing the heads of 64 Muslim sc

Hemas opens 50th Piyawara Preschool in Anuradhapura

Views - 51 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Hemas Outreach Foundation added the 50th Piyawara Preschool to the national network in Siyambalewa, Anuradhapura, and continues to support the national agenda in developing Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) in Sri Lanka. Initiated in 2002

University of Sri Jayewardenepura study tour to Monash University, Melbourne

Views - 424 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:59

The inauguration of the second segment of the international students exchange program between Business School of Monash University in Melbourne and University of Sri Jayewardenepura of Sri Lanka (USJP) was held at the Monash Club at Monash University


Views - 177 Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:22

SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s leading higher education institute is set to offer a multi-faceted Master of Business (MBA) program to meet the current demand among professionals. As the demand for qualified MBA graduates to lead and manage the work place is o

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Poignant pondering on a patriarch

Monday, 22 April 2019

Almost five months have gone. It is with a profound sense of sadness that we experienced the demise of our veteran teacher, respected author, legal luminary, an accomplished ambassador, an eminent public servant and an amazing human being, Dr. Wickre

Enemies of democracy – Part I Demand for a strongman to rule the country

Monday, 22 April 2019

I posed the following question to a group of university students recently: ‘Do you desire to have a strongman to rule Sri Lanka today?’ The students, made up of both genders in the age group of 25 to 35, chorused the answer in the affirmative. Wh

The sad demise of Jet Airways

Monday, 22 April 2019

Jet Airways of India, once the premier full-service carrier of the sub-continent, has ceased operations. “Jet Airways and its Board of Directors have been forced to take this extreme measure, as prolonged and sustained efforts with lenders and auth

No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

Trial by fire is not a new ordeal to Christian community. It predates Notre Dame and Nazism by millennia. In fact, a decade or so before Nero torched believers to light Roman avenues, Jewish religious leaders put Jesus-followers to the test as the Ch

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