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SLIIT MBA Program

Views - 88 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 - 11 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 - 8 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 - 33 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 - 13 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 - 28 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 - 15 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 - 11 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 - 20 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 - 27 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 - 19 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 - 91 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 - 26 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 - 19 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 - 26 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 - 32 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 - 26 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 - 28 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 - 72 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 - 21 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 - 28 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 - 41 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 - 29 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 - 33 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).


PIM showcases extraordinary managers at Annual Convocation

Views - 34 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, presented another batch of 441 extraordinary managers at its latest convocation with the apt theme ‘Unleashing the Power to Lead,’ held recently at the BMICH. Siam


Pakistan awards fully funded scholarships to Sri Lankan students

Views - 43 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded fully funded higher education scholarships to nine Sri Lankan students in fields of Pharmacy and Engineering in top Pakistani institutions under Pakistan Technical As


NDB builds foundation of education for students in Kegalle

Views - 33 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

With a view to making ‘Responsible Behaviour’ an integral part of the Bank, NDB continued its Employee Volunteerism project, where staff from diverse departments united to uplift the education standards for children in a remote area in Kegalle. B


SLIC Suba Pathum Scholarship 2018 awards 300 scholarships for school children island-wide

Views - 39 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Insurance, contributing towards the future generations of Sri Lanka, launched ‘Suba Pathum - National Scholarship Scheme’, which rewards 300 achievers who excel in Grade 5 Scholarship, G.C.E. Ordinary Level and G.C.E. Advanced Level exa


Maldives International Education and Career Expo in February

Views - 46 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

Maldivian students are increasingly turning towards Sri Lanka as a home away from home for their diverse educational needs. The students of today are very focused and wise in their choice of careers and seek out new avenues and options for education


IIHS opens pathways to a career in Sports Science through Deakin University, Australia

Views - 37 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

A pioneering Sri Lankan education institute with 16 years in the field, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS) recently opened up the Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy program for 2019. Applications for this program are being accepted u


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Automation and machine learning: Helping organisations extract deeper value from data

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The world is in the midst of a data explosion. Humans are generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day1, according to Forbes, and more data was created in the past two years than in all of human history. No wonder data now r


SL tourism: From TOM to experience the brand in 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Laos experience  Last week I had just crossed the border that separates Laos from Thailand and was on route via land to Thailand. My mind was on Laos – a country branded globally as ‘Simply Beautiful’ (backed by the ADB in 2018) to attract vis


Questionable (or absurd) official report on poverty indicators

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The latest Report issued by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs on ‘Poverty Indicators’ is both questionable and outrageous.1This Ministry is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. Most of the sta


Teaching the younger generation to observe professional ethics is the need of the hour

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

When Sri Lanka got independence in 1948, it was one of the most promising nations both in Asia and in the Commonwealth countries. It had luckily emerged unscathed after the Second World War unlike our neighbours. Sri Lanka furthermore did not have to


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