Education

Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

Views - 4 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 33 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 - 60 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 - 24 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 - 25 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 - 39 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 - 49 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 - 40 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 - 91 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 - 69 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 - 87 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 - 50 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 - 78 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 - 55 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 - 69 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 - 76 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 - 49 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 - 59 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 - 70 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 - 52 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 - 64 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


SLIIT offered Liverpool John Moores University UK programs

Views - 60 Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:59

Sri Lanka’s premier higher education institute SLIIT’s affiliation with globally renowned Liverpool John Moores University UK (LJMU, UK) provides local students access to undergraduate studies in various disciplines including Nursing, Psychology


‘Aspire’ education loans: The way to lay a solid foundation for your child’s/sibling’s future

Views - 56 Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:57

‘Aspire’ is a value-added education loan scheme from Pan Asia Bank which is known for its innovative line of banking products. It is a unique education loan scheme introduced by Pan Asia Bank to support financing education in Sri Lanka or abroad.


High Commission of India invites applications under Self Financing Scheme

Views - 43 Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:56

The High Commission of India invites applications from eligible Sri Lankan students (excluding PIO, OCI cardholders and NRIs) seeking admission to undergraduate courses in MBBS, BDS, BE, B. Tech, B. Pharm and B. Arch under the Self Financing Scheme f


Private schools select Headstart to drive digital learning

Views - 117 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

Two leading Colombo schools have implemented a digital learning system in collaboration with Headstart Ltd. in order to supplement students’ classroom education, as well as to be able to keep students engaged in learning during times when schools a


SLIIT opens doors for potential postgraduate students with promise of shaping critical thinkers

Views - 73 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s premier non-state sector degree awarding institute, also recognised for its high quality postgraduate programs is set to host an open day information session for professionals and interested students. SLIIT’s Faculty of Gradua


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Friday, 23 August 2019

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The Provincial Council Elections – The charade goes on

Friday, 23 August 2019

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The presidency and the dilemma of the Presidential Election

Friday, 23 August 2019

J.R. Jayewardene created a presidential system not because the parliamentary system of governance that preceded it had failed. He wanted to take over all the powers of the State and assume the status of ancient kings who ruled the country in the past


Enough power in the presidency for the right person

Friday, 23 August 2019

The presidency has not much power some say, but I would say there is plenty for the right person. By intention or otherwise, our Constitution leaves the presidency to be defined by the person occupying the chair. Maithripala Sirisena (MS) showed us t


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