Front Page,FT Education

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

Views - 67 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 - 45 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 - 53 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 - 22 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 - 21 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 - 259 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 - 117 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

SLT PEO TV launches ‘Videsa’, series of educational channels

Views - 36 Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:20

President Maithripala Sirisena officially launched ‘Videsa’, a series of educational TV channels on PEO TV, Sri Lanka Telecom’s (SLT) interactive entertainment television service, provided through SLT’s fully owned subsidiary, SLT VisionCom.

Undergraduate, postgraduate and research/PhD scholarships for studying in India

Views - 24 Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:19

The High Commission of India, Colombo yesterday announced the offer for the following ICCR scholarships for 2019-2020 academic sessions: nNehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: under this scheme covers all Undergraduate courses (except Medical/Paramedi

Turkey Scholarships for Sri Lankan students 2019

Views - 83 Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:18

The Turkey Scholarships, a government-funded scholarship program, is accepting applications from 15 January 2019. Sri Lankan students who are planning to pursue their undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies in Turkey could apply for scholarships

Going Beyond: Hayleys Puritas Sath Diyawara distributes school supply pack for 2019

Views - 38 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

Iconic diversified multinational conglomerate Hayleys PLC successfully concluded its annual School Pack distribution for the year 2019. Running from 9 November to 15 December, ‘Going Beyond: Puritas Sath Diyawara’ encompassed 11 different schools

Bandula slams Govt. for allowing international school students to sit State examinations

Views - 48 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Bandula Gunawardana yesterday criticised thegovernment for allowing international school students to sit for local examinations conducted by the Department of Examinations, after an international school st

Munchee steers ‘One Book’ campaign to enrich the lives of future leaders

Views - 43 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

Books deliver a wealth of knowledge, inspire creativity and broaden one’s horizons. Inculcating the habit of reading is imperative; however, according to the Sri Lanka Journal of Librarianship and Information Management (Volume 1, No. 1), about 200

Rotary to drive literacy in areas below 70 %

Views - 31 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

Research done globally reveal that literacy rate and GDP growth has a strong correlation. Whilst Sri Lanka enjoys a literary rate of 92.6% as a country, the problem is that pockets geographically are at a low ebb says the Rotary Sri Lanka and Maldive

JMC – An international school that provides quality without compromise

Views - 49 Monday, 31 December 2018 01:26

Education is a universal right and every child is entitled to receive the best education made available to them. In Sri Lanka, schools are focus on uplifting a child’s learning status that would enable them to become better citizens. However, many

Top 10 Indian higher education institutes participate at EDEX Education Expo 2019

Views - 48 Monday, 31 December 2018 01:25

Top 10 Indian higher education institutes will participate at EDEX Education Expo – 2019, which will be held from 18 to 20 January 2019 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) Colombo. The institutes are Delhi Technological U

CINEC Open Day on 5 January 2019

Views - 40 Monday, 31 December 2018 01:24

CINEC Campus will open its doors to 2018 A/L students and their parents on Saturday 5 January 2019 to explore the potential educational avenues available to them, leading to a successful career in the future. Potential students attending the Open Day

2018 A/L exam: Best results

Views - 195 Monday, 31 December 2018 01:22

The Department of Examinations said that 167,907 students who sat for the GCE Advanced Level examination this year have gained entrance to universities, as per the results released online. A total of 321,469 students had sat for the A/L examination t

Chinese university signs MoU with Sri Lanka China Journalism Forum

Views - 53 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 - 38 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 - 47 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 - 51 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 - 49 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 - 46 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 - 143 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 - 47 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 - 50 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 - 61 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 - 51 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 - 57 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).

Today's Columnists

MMDA, ACJU, politicians and women

Saturday, 16 February 2019

It is 10 years since Justice Saleem Marsoof (JSM) and his committee was appointed to review and make recommendations to reform the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), passed originally in 1951 and amended in 1954, 1955, 1965 and 1969 before becom

President Trump looked for the failed idea of a wall

Saturday, 16 February 2019

The talks over the “Wall of Trump” between the US-Mexico Border Security broke down with Congressional leaders over the weekend. After the renewed call for a wall at his second State of the Union, President Donald Trump attended a political rally

‘The Man Who Would Be King’: Remembering Anura Bandaranaike on his 70th birth anniversary

Friday, 15 February 2019

‘The Man Who Would Be King’ is the title of a long tale written by Rudyard Kipling in 1888. This very popular story was made into a successful film starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer by the well-known director John Husto

Of pseudo-democrats, discipline and the coming death of liberty?

Friday, 15 February 2019

I despair of our politicos and would-be politicians. Not that they are not all honourable men. From the honourable prime minister to the former defence secretary discharging his duty honourably after premature retirement! But that honour often dresse

Columnists More