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SLIIT pursues scientific breakthroughs as only local institute to launch BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology

Views - 6 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 15 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 7 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 - 44 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 - 28 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


HSBC Premier launches International Student Banking services for students planning to study overseas

Views - 76 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

HSBC has launched an international student proposition to support the aspirations of students planning to study overseas. The international student proposition was developed around key findings from HSBC’s global Value of Education Survey, that ev


UCL launches Monash Diploma of Science program

Views - 35 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

Universal College Lanka (UCL), the premier higher education institute in Sri Lanka which exclusively provides a guaranteed pathway to Monash University, a Top 100 University in the world, ceremoniously launched the Monash College Diploma of Science p


Janashakthi Life empowers young learners through Shilpa Shakthi

Views - 19 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

Janashakthi Insurance PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneering life insurance provider, successfully inaugurated its Shilpa Shakthi Grade 5 Scholarship program with its first three seminars for students in Embilipitiya, Kurunegala, and Dambulla respectively. H


SLIIT commences enrolment for June 2019 degree programs

Views - 25 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

Ensuring students receive a head-start towards their higher education goals, SLIIT, the nation’s largest private degree awarding institute announced the commencement of its June 2019 intake for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. While


The skilled crafts sector in Germany

Views - 28 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

The skilled crafts sector in Germany is not “arts and crafts” or “historic crafts,” but professions carrying out small-scale, individual production and maintenance (mostly local SMEs), said German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) Departm


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

Views - 43 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 - 21 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 - 26 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 - 28 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 - 27 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 - 29 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 - 24 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 - 47 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 - 26 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 - 27 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 - 36 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 - 47 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 - 66 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 - 26 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 - 33 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 - 36 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


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Is Sri Lanka under the dominance of a powerful cabal?

Saturday, 15 June 2019

There is a saying that “A fish rots from the head”. That is the expression used when a country’s leadership is seen as responsible for violence and unethical behaviour of its supporters and the citizens in general - agitating the majority commu


Behind the scenes

Saturday, 15 June 2019

We see and hear many things happening on the stage. Some we only hear about and do not see. More things are happening without being seen clearly. An observation with extensive view and survey will be the only means of bringing to light the true natur


My way or the Huawei: global battle for 5G dominance and its impact on Sri Lanka

Friday, 14 June 2019

The ongoing battle between the US and the Chinese tech giant Huawei is escalating due to both parties’ eagerness to dominate 5G technology, the next major global technological revolution. It will define the future of the World Wide Web, creating a


Plunder of public property by rulers

Friday, 14 June 2019

While the failure to build the modern nation has been the prime factor that had caused the wretchedness of Sri Lanka, plundering of public property by rulers when they are under their custody can be considered the next vital factor that had exacerbat


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