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Leading by example: Jaffna Hindu College and Ananda College, Colombo strengthening harmonious ties

Views - 33 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

During the past seven years, the Jaffna and Colombo communities have been tied in a ceremonial bond through a celebrated cricket tournament between Jaffna Hindu College and Ananda College, Colombo, icons of the Hindu and Buddhist communities in Sri L


Spark ’18 kicks off, highlighting Royal College talent

Views - 5 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Spark ’18, an innovation and invention exhibition organised by Royal College, kick-started yesterday, giving space for the students of the school to display their creative makings. The exhibition which was inaugurated by Educ


700 ESOFT graduates celebrated at London Metropolitan University graduation

Views - 10 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

Celebrating the accomplishments of over 700 students, ESOFT’s Schools of Computing and Business marked the successful culmination of their London Metropolitan University undergraduate programs at a glittering graduation ceremony on 4 September. The


Royal College drives innovation in Sri Lanka through Spark 2018 powered by Dialog

Views - 11 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

Royal College presents Spark 2018 powered by Dialog, a platform and exhibition aimed towards fostering imagination, invention and innovation amongst the youth in Sri Lanka. Towards spearheading a culture of innovation, Royal College Colombo in colla


Gamer.LK brings Esports to schools with Inter-School Esports Championship powered by Dialog Gaming

Views - 8 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

Gamer.LK, the leader in Esports and Digital Entertainment experiences in Sri Lanka, is bringing the thrill of competitive video gaming to schools across Sri Lanka with the Inter-School Esports Championship – powered by Dialog Gaming. The Championsh


SLIIT offers Dual Computer Science Degree Program in collaboration with Youngstown State Uni, USA

Views - 12 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

SLIIT and Youngstown State University (YSU) collaborated in offering a dual degree program in Computer Science. Having set a benchmark in the field of higher education since its inception, SLIIT is continuously expanding its portfolio in order to pro


CDB points way forward in youth careers

Views - 5 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

Having nurtured a young team that has trailblazed unprecedented pathways in the NBFI sector collating multiple awards along that journey, Citizen’s Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) joins the popular EDEX Mid-Year Expo as “Official Financial


Amunugama invites business schools to study operation of Govt. institutions and propose improvements

Views - 6 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Speaking as the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the International Conference on Business Innovation organised by NSBM, the Green University, Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Voca


IDM College of Legal Studies to offer world-class law degree with Buckinghamshire New University

Views - 12 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

IDM College of Legal Studies has joined hands with Buckinghamshire New University to offer a world-class law degree program for students who sat for the GCE/GCSE Advanced Level examination in 2018. This special degree prog


IIHS partners with University of Aberdeen UK

Views - 18 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

A pioneering Sri Lankan education institute with over 15 years in the field, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS) has partnered with the University of Aberdeen UK, ranked fourth in the UK for Medicine. This is one of the biggest brand


An open letter to parents who love their teenage children

Views - 41 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

I hope you will take a little time off your busy schedule to read this letter. Your children are within the ages of 13 years to 17 years. This is a very crucial age as they are between childhood and adulthood. Therefore in other words you can say tha


SLIIT Business Management Students’ Conference 2018 helps students transform into business leaders

Views - 16 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

SLIIT’s Business Management Students’ Conference 2018, organised by the Faculty of Business Students’ Community (FBSC) was held for the 12th consecutive year on 2 August at SLIIT Main Auditorium. This year’s conference theme


University of Calgary partners with two leading Sri Lankan universities

Views - 33 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

The University of Calgary in Canada has signed agreements with two of Sri Lanka’s top universities to collaborate on educational and research activities and exchanges of students, faculty and staff, with the next planned step of exploring a PhD Cot


Horizon Campus signs MoU with University of Moratuwa

Views - 12 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Horizon Campus recently signed an MoU with the University of Moratuwa to offer the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) offered by the UoM at its regional centres in Kandy, Kurunegala, Kalutara and Mata


Career fair and career awareness program in Monaragala District

Views - 23 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) functioning under the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs is organising its fourth Career Motivation and Career Fair Program for s


Fulbright specialist program established at University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Views - 202 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

The United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission has initiated a unique project where a group of students at University


Improving the level of students’ language proficiency is a Govt. priority

Views - 24 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

In regards to a recent study conducted by the British Council and the Ministry of Education several experts highlighted


British Council, Ministry of Education collaborate to develop international learning

Views - 27 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

This year celebrated the last year of the International School Awards in Sri Lanka and the occasion was marked by the presence


SLTC launches Centre for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation for educators

Views - 16 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

In keeping with the promise for better education and smarter classrooms, the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), recently powered another ground breaking initiative, giving life to an independent organisation, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching


SLIIT holds Open Day for MSc July intake

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s leading degree awarding institute approved by the Ministry of Higher Education held an Open Day recently at its Metro Campus to coincide with the institute’s new intake of MSc students.


University of Jayewardenepura ties up with Airtel’s Industry Partnership Program

Views - 18 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

Airtel has opened its doors to the undergraduates of the Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of University of Sri Jayewardenepura under the Airtel Industry Partnership Program – a joint academic cum indust


IIT becomes Sri Lanka’s first-ever institute to provide BCS accredited degree programs

Views - 82 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka, has become the first institute in Sri Lanka to provide degree programs with British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation.


Sydney Business School offers degree pathway progression for BMS Graduate Diploma

Views - 67 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

The Sydney Business School (SBS), a part of Australia’s University of Wollongong, recognised the Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) awarded by the Business Management School (BMS) for progression to its Master of Business Degree.


Lyceum International fetes 25

Views - 80 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

Lyceum International School’s 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary Celebration was held last Thursday at the Nugegoda


Old Anandians appreciate young Anandians who excelled at GCE A/Ls

Views - 22 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

The old Anandians 70-75 group has organised for the 12th consecutive year the appreciation and felicitation ceremony


Kumar de Silva, Chief Guest at Wesley College Prize Day

Views - 34 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:09

The annual Prize Day of Wesley College Colombo will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday 14 June in the Main Hall under the patronage of the Bishop of the Methodist Church Revd. Asiri Perera, and Principal Avanka Fernando.


World-renowned Cambridge Schools Conference in Sri Lanka in November

Views - 204 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:08

Cambridge International has announced that it will be holding a Cambridge Schools Conference in Sri Lanka this year on 27 and 28 November.


Trinity College celebrates 150 years with ‘Trinity 150’

Views - 72 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:05

On 17 May Trinity College officially launched ‘Trinity 150’, a project aimed at celebrating 150 years of Trinity in 2022. The primary aim of the project is to improve the ailing infrastructure of the school by renovating historical buildings such


Lyceum International School: Birth to adulthood

Views - 161 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:03

25 years of success! The beginning of it all was the dream of a single individual Mohan Lal Grero. His dream of a Sri Lankan student population proficient in the English Language became a reality with the establishment of the Lyceum International Sch


Fairfield Holdings acquires controlling interest of Alethea Group

Views - 821 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:01

One of the country’s oldest private educational institutions, Alethea Group divested controlling interest of its equity to Fairfield Holdings at end May 2018. The transaction was arranged and supervised by M Power Capital which was responsible fo


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Of love and struggle: The interconnected feminist movements of South Asia

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The last Cat’s Eye column observed all that there is to celebrate in the recent Supreme Court of India’s judgement on Sec. 377, which decriminalised adult consensual same-sex sexual activity in private. We used this ‘magnificent’ decision, wh


Accessibility at buildings and places – Indispensable need to enjoy civil rights

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Have you not yet realised that the chances are now very high that at any stage or any moment in life, for a short time or for a long time, for different reasons, you or your loved ones could experience physical and/or sensory impediments, and fall in


Over-tourism: The new buzz word in tourism

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Periodically the tourism industry is in the habit of coming up with some interesting name to describe a new emerging trend or situation in the industry. Sometimes the phenomena is not new, but has become relevant and topical enough to ‘package’ a


Depreciation of the rupee and Sri Lanka’s dilemma

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The rupee depreciated by Rs. 29 from 2005 to 2014 and the average year-on-year depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee was 2.8% per year. Official foreign reserves increased from $ 2.7 billion to $ 8.2 billion over the same period. In stark contrast, th


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