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AIA Higher Education Scholarships: Inspiring academic excellence for 24 years

Views - 27 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance’s Higher Education Scholarships Program, now in its 24th consecutive year, rewards the top performers from each district at the Grade 5 scholarship examination by giving them a monthly bursary from Advanced Level (A/L) class right up


CDB Sisudiri Scholarships adds 100 more scholars this year

Views - 5 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Having always believed that empowering the future of a nation would be the key driver to seeing the fruition of national goals, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) has presented a total of 509 scholarships since 2008 to high achievers wit


Manipal Academy of Higher Education named ‘Institute of Eminence’ by Indian Government

Views - 3 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

In July 2018, the Government of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) bestowed the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) University with an ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag, reinstating the position the academy holds as India’


Bank of Ceylon calls for applications for Grade 5 Scholarship Awards 2018

Views - 16 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Continuing with its endeavour to encourage students who excelled in Grade 5 Scholarship examination 2018 the Bank of Ceylon is now calling applications for its annual ‘Ran Kekulu Scholarships Awards’ from students who sat for the said examination


Ceylinco Life launches 2019 ‘Pranama’ scholarships program

Views - 10 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

More than Rs. 11 million in new scholarships is to be awarded to 160 young Sri Lankans in February 2019 under the 18th edition of the Ceylinco Life ‘Pranama’ scholarships program.


British Way English Academy wins MASSCO Business Excellence Award

Views - 6 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The Chairman and Executive Director, Dr. H.A.S. Geethadewa of British Way English Academy, one of the premier English language education institutions in Sri Lanka, was recently awarded the MASSCO 2018 award for business excellence.


Room to Read partners with Maiden Factor in global collaborative Girls’ Education Program

Views - 6 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

On 5 September, Room to Read CEO Geetha Murali and Girls’ Education Program graduate from Sri Lanka Thirumagal attended a private event at HMS President to mark their partnership with Maiden Factor.


Abans conducts 6th annual ‘Suhuru’ laptop initiative

Views - 9 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The sixth stage of Abans’ ‘Suhuru’ CSR initiative took place in September at the Abans Head Office.


SEF in search of excellence

Views - 26 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The Serendib Educational Foundation (SEF) hosted their 27th Annual Sessions at the Tourist Board Auditorium, Colombo recently.


Ubiquity University partners ESOFT to bring soft skills and competency-based education to Sri Lanka

Views - 12 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

ESOFT and Ubiquity University announced a partnership that will bring soft skills and competency-based education to high-school, undergraduate and post-graduate students across Sri Lanka. By leveraging ESOFT’s expansive network of over 40 centres


SLIIT launches ground-breaking LLB (Hons) Law Degree with Liverpool John Moores University UK

Views - 9 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

SLIIT recently broke new ground when it launched a historic new British LLB (Hons) Law Degree program in affiliation with UK’s prestigious Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) at a special ceremony held at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo. The co


IIT commences intake of new students for Business and IT degree programs

Views - 12 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka, is ready to receive the latest intake of Business and IT students for undergraduate programs from the University of Westminster - UK. Students who sat fo


ATG Group sponsors young researcher’s PhD at Cambridge

Views - 27 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading glove manufacturer, ATG Group of Companies recently signed an agreement to completely fund the doctoral studies of M.I. Haseemdeen, a young scientist involved in cancer research, at the prestigious University of Cambridge, Engla


British School of Commerce to offer foundation & advanced diploma programs

Views - 13 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Founded in February 2011 by London School of Commerce Group of Colleges CEO Timothy Ashantha Andradi, the British School of Commerce (BSC), a division of The London School of Commerce (LSC) Group of Colleges (UK), will now offer Foundation as well as


‘Inspiring Quality through Innovation’ at Pearson Lanka’s Quality Quest 2018

Views - 11 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Quality Quest 2018, organised by the Quality Engineering team of Pearson Lanka was successfully concluded on 12 September at the BMICH. Themed ‘Inspiring Quality through Innovation’, this year’s event saw the participation of more than 250 Pea


British Council and CBB together with HSBC award 153 English Teachers with Cambridge qualifications

Views - 11 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The annual Council for Business with Britain (CBB) Project English awards ceremony was held recently at the Ministry of Education. At the event, 153 teachers across Sri Lanka were awarded the University of Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) UK q


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

Views - 134 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 - 113 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 - 15 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 - 24 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 - 15 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 - 22 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 - 8 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 - 11 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 - 33 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 - 22 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 - 46 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 - 29 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 - 52 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 - 22 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


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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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The reality of Sri Lanka – household end!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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