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Munchee steers ‘One Book’ campaign to enrich the lives of future leaders

Views - 89 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 - 53 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 - 290 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 - 75 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 - 72 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 - 671 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 - 78 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 - 78 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 - 88 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 - 74 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 - 135 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 - 65 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 - 218 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 - 85 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 - 61 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 - 70 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 - 69 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 - 71 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 - 47 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 - 65 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 - 57 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 - 74 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 - 94 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 - 70 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


AIA Higher Education Scholarships: Inspiring academic excellence for 24 years

Views - 114 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 - 50 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 - 45 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 - 367 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 - 44 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 - 38 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.


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Expand employer-backed childcare to close the gender gap in Sri Lanka

Friday, 19 July 2019

In Sri Lanka, women’s formal workforce participation is at only 36%, compared with 75% for men. Sri Lanka could raise its gross domestic product by as much as 20% in the long-run by closing the gender gap in the workforce, according to one estimate


Who should be our next president?

Friday, 19 July 2019

After the recent terrorist attacks and the subsequent violence unleashed against innocent Muslims by racists, Sri Lankans are searching for a leader who can save the country. Many have lost faith in the leaders, due to the breakdown in the security a


The messed-up lives

Friday, 19 July 2019

It can be seen that there is a serious mess-up not only in the State and the social system in Sri Lanka, but also in the lives of the people. People of Sri Lanka are having smiling faces, yet those who live happily are very rare. You will find that u


Reimagining our reality: the last best hope for us?

Friday, 19 July 2019

Imagination can be a powerful tool for shaping everyday reality. We use it to construct everything from the mundane to the mystic. A down-to-earth example would be our subscription to the idea of the intrinsic value and worth of every human being. I


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