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First undergrad to Youngstown State

Views - 296 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 14:09

Mihidul Sathsara from Lyceum International Panadura with USA Ltd Joint Managing Director Priyanthi Dissanayake   Mihidul Sathsara from Lyceum International Panadura recently became Scholarships for USA’s (SUSA) first und


India and China shine in list of the best universities in emerging economies

Views - 289 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 14:07

India has increased its share of the top universities in the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017, but China still has the highest density of leading institutions in the developing world. The Indian Inst


Undergraduate, post-graduate and research/PhD scholarships for studying in India

Views - 270 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 14:07

The High Commission of India, Colombo announced the offer for the following ICCR scholarships for 2017-18 academic session: Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: 100 slots are being offered under this scheme which covers all Undergraduate courses (


KDU: Trendsetter in computing education

Views - 912 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 14:05

    By Prof. A.S. Karunananda Dean, Faculty of Computing General Sir John Kotelawala  Defence University The dawn of the Southern Campus of Kotelawala Defence University in 2015 marked the birth of the Faculty


Special pavilion for education sector at JITF trade exhibition

Views - 385 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 14:03

  The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2017), the largest consumer exhibition and trade fair in the fast-growing northern region of Sri Lanka, will have an exclusive pavilion for the education sector du


Languages still a major barrier to global science, new research finds

Views - 283 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 14:02

Over a third of new conservation science documents published annually are in non-English languages, despite assumption of English as scientific ‘lingua franca’. Researchers find examples of important science missed at international lev


EDULINK International Campus offers schols from University of Northampton

Views - 360 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 14:01

EDULINK International Campus is a private higher education institute that offers degrees from the prestigious University of Northampton UK which comprises a range of subjects including Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Computing at the Und


Think Boardroom: Transcend your career with the right MBA

Views - 313 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 12:04

  ANC Education the premier international higher education provider in the country has commenced enrolments for the January 2016 intake of University of West London’s (UWL) Business postgraduate programs. All business p


Imperial College gears up to conduct training for ACCA qualification

Views - 321 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 12:03

  Imperial College, currently one of the prominent education providers, with a rapidly growing student population for its suite of qualifications, commenced delivering the ACCA accredited courses in 2013 and attained the stat


KIU University about management skills

Views - 289 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:55

  Drivers handle the steering wheels of vehicles. They switch on vehicles and take the shortest and safest way to reach the destination. Skilful and experienced drivers make the journey more comfortable and interesting to pas


Unity in diversity at OSC

Views - 284 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:41

  “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” The spirit of this quote by William James is demonstrated by the connections that two very different schools have made. Sujath


Zahira College holds annual prize giving

Views - 552 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:41

  Text and Pix by Ruzaik Farook  Zahira College’s annual prize giving ceremony was held at the college’s Gaffoor Hall recently.   Colombo University Lecturer, former Dean of the Faculty of Law of


Lyceum shortlisted for British award

Views - 282 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:40

Lyceum International School has been shortlisted for the most prestigious British International School Awards 2017 under the category of International Impact Award for conducting Free English Language classes by Lyceum International School.Award c


Amalians take wings to Indonesia

Views - 508 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:40

  Five senior students of Amal International School have been selected to participate at the International Indonesia Leadership Camp which was held in December. Mohamed Shazan Thalha (Head Prefect), Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Faz


Lyceum Anuradhapura students excel at mental arithmetic competition in Dubai

Views - 226 Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:38

Lisath Damyuru Chandrasiri and Minthuli Nethulima students of Lyceum International School, Anuradhapura had participated in the UCMAS 21st International and 13th National Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition 2016 which was held recently in Dub


PIBT celebrates remarkable 10-year partnership with University of Greenwich, UK

Views - 744 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

The graduation ceremony honouring graduates from the diverse programs at the Pioneer Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT) and celebrating its 10-year partnership with the University of Greenwich, UK was held recently at the Kingsbu


University of Kelaniya’s Lord of the Debates concludes

Views - 269 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

The inter-departmental final of the debating competition, Lord of the Debates, of the University of Kelaniya organised by the Finance Department of the University of Kelaniya was held at the Sunil Shantha Auditorium on 2 December in recog


Undergraduate, post-graduate and research/PhD scholarships for studying in India

Views - 269 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

The High Commission of India, Colombo announced the offer for the following ICCR scholarships for 2017-18 academic session: Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: 100 slots are being offered under this scheme which covers all Undergraduate courses (


JICA awards to Best Student of ICT at University of Colombo School of Computing

Views - 258 Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00

“Winning the JICA award is a dream come true,” says Hemamali Perera, who is the winner of JICA award for the Best Student in the year 2015 in Masters in Information Technology degree at the University of Colombo, School of Computing.&n


President holds discussions on issues related to External Degree Courses

Views - 361 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:46

A discussion was held yesterday between the President and the relevant parties on the issues occurred due to the limitation of registering the candidates for External Degree Courses. The President, considering the ideas and suggestions presented a


ACCA signs MoU with IIHE

Views - 426 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:44

In its continued endeavour to collaborate with frontline institutions in the country, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has signed an MOU with the Imperial Institute of Higher Education Ltd. (IIHE) with the view to


UGC Chief exposes ills of higher education, outlines way forward

Views - 405 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:42

By Charumini de Silva Educat ion reforms in Sri Lanka have to start from the ground up as shown by 150,000 school dropouts, a top education expert said, calling on local universities and the University Grants Commission (UGC) to take grea


Open Doors report shows more Sri Lankan students studying in US

Views - 338 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:40

The number of Sri Lankan students studying at US colleges and universities rose to 3,080 students, an increase of 6.9% compared to the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the latest 2016 ‘Open Doors’ report. In total, the number of i


Students of CSA excel at London ‘A’ Levels with special awards

Views - 382 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:39

Colombo School of Arts and Sciences (CSA) which started as an international school a little over one and half years ago with a handful of students showed great promise when two of their students became recipients of special awards at the


SAITM holds 4th convocation and inaugural graduation of MBBS graduates

Views - 695 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:37

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) held its fourth convocation duly recognising its graduates from the first and second MBBS batches of the Medical Faculty and the graduates from the Faculty of ICT and Media and


Australia and Sri Lanka’s longstanding partnership in education

Views - 364 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:35

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson hosted a lunch at Australia House on 10 November to celebrate the longstanding education links between Australia and Sri Lanka, particularly through provision of Australian Government-funded


Obtain MBA in Health Administration at IIHS

Views - 1255 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:31

IIHS as Sri Lanka’s premier private health education centre prides itself on empowering healthcare staf f in South Asia. With local and international academic staff, IIHS soars in the global education fields with its schools in Nur


British Council Principals’ Forum 2016 draws attention to inclusive education for autistic children

Views - 480 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:26

T h e e vent wh i ch brought together principals and heads of Sri Lankan schools offering UK examinations (both Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexcel Examinations) in collaboration with the British Council was held on


20 schools in fierce competition at first ever Colombo Aviation Quiz 2016

Views - 419 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:22

Ananda College Colombo won the inaugural Colombo Aviation Quiz 2016 from among 20 leading schools and international schools in the Colombo District that contested the country’s first ever quiz on the global aviation industry, organi


Who is a great teacher?

Views - 432 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:18

  We have thousands of teachers. Are all of them good teachers? We need more and more good teachers. What makes a great teacher? Teaching is one of the most complicated jobs. To be a great teacher one should have the following tools a


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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth


SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy


Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as


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