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Open Doors report shows more Sri Lankan students studying in US

Views - 323 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 - 359 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 - 641 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 - 345 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 - 681 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 - 415 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 - 360 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 - 410 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


Sri Lanka Insurance felicitates high flyers of OL, AL and Grade 5 scholarship exams

Views - 427 Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:16

Sri Lanka Insurance s c h o l a r s h i p s c h e m e awards ceremony was held today at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre. Over 300 scholarships were awarded to achievers from 25 districts who applied for the Suba Pathum scholarship. The unique sc


Thames College to offer MBA in Tourism Management from Asia e University

Views - 392 Wednesday, 16 November 2016 21:09

Thames College, the leader in hospitality and tourism management education in Sri Lanka, has formalised its collaboration with Asia e University (AeU) in Malaysia to offer MBA in Tourism Management. It is a milestone in six-year history of Thames


Why Vidura?

Views - 665 Wednesday, 16 November 2016 21:00

If anyone does a research on the most worrying aspect of being a parent in Sri Lanka, the forgone conclusion would be ‘finding a school of choice for the child’. Seeking admission to a prestigious government school is a nightmare. Pres


Inauguration of KIU academic degree programmes for 2016

Views - 333 Wednesday, 16 November 2016 20:55

The inauguration of the KIU degree programmes for 2016 was held recently at KIU auditorium. Over 400 participants including students, parents, lecturers and other well-wishers attended this formal reception of the new students who took the first s


British Council enhances international learning in local school curriculum with support from Ministr

Views - 404 Wednesday, 16 November 2016 20:53

This year, 68 schools from remote and urban areas of Badulla, Bandarawela, Chilaw, Colombo, Gampaha, Gampola, Galle, Jaffna, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Matara, and Monaragala received the ‘British Council International School Award’


CINEC Campus achieves annual enrolment of 20,000 students

Views - 286 Wednesday, 16 November 2016 20:47

CINEC the only maritime college that offers courses starting from seamen level up to Chief Engineer/Captain levels, who eventually branched out to meet the needs of other key industries such as engineering, aviation logistics and transportation an


Edinburgh Napier MBA 9th Batch Induction at BMS

Views - 501 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:31

Napier MBA is ideally suited to individuals who intend to balance their personal and professional commitments and study while working. Designed to deliver accessible, creative and flexible postgraduate business and management education. You may al


SLIM awards best performers at annual certification ceremony

Views - 549 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:28

The annual certification ceremony of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) was held on 11 September, at the Grand Ballroom of Waters Edge, Battaramulla. The ceremony was held to recognise and award those who successfully completed the Prelim


A chance to live and work in Japan through LNBTI

Views - 515 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:26

Japan has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is considered to be one of the best countries to live and work in. However, as Japan enters an era of falling birthrates, an aging society, and a shrinking population, there has been


La Trobe Business School, Australia announces new programs and scholarships!

Views - 396 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:37

From left: Program Director – Business Analytics Associate Prof. Kok Liong Ong, Prof. of Practice – Management Dr. Geraldine Kennett, La Trobe Business School Head Prof. Paul Mather and Associate Director – South Asia Am


Why Vidura?

Views - 1256 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:35

By Somabandhu Kodikara If anyone does a research on the most worrying aspect of being a parent in Sri Lanka, the forgone conclusion would be ‘finding a school of choice for the child’.  Seeking admission to a prestigi


University of Sri Jayewardenepura to launch B.Sc. Marketing Management Degree program for Tourism &

Views - 1136 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:33

The tourism sector has been experiencing an impressive growth both in terms of tourist arrivals and in foreign exchange revenues after the restoration of peace and normalcy in the country in 2009. Considering significant growth in the ind


Thames College to offer MBA in Tourism Management from Asia e University

Views - 360 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:31

Thames College, the leader in hospitality and tourism management education in Sri Lanka, has formalised its collaboration with Asia e University (AeU) in Malaysia to offer MBA in Tourism Management. It is a milestone in six-year history o


British Council enhances international learning in local school curriculum with support from Ministr

Views - 730 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:28

This year, 68 schools from remote and urban areas of Badulla, Bandarawela, Chilaw, Colombo, Gampaha, Gampola, Galle, Jaffna, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Matara, and Monaragala received the ‘British Council International School Aw


Inauguration of KIU academic degree programmes for 2016

Views - 317 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:22

The inauguration of the KIU degree programmes for 2016 was held recently at KIU auditorium. Over 400 participants including students, parents, lecturers and other well-wishers attended this formal reception of the new students who took the first


CINEC Campus achieves annual enrolment of 20,000 students

Views - 494 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:20

CINEC the only maritime college that offers courses starting from seamen level up to Chief Engineer/Captain levels, who eventually branched out to meet the needs of other key industries such as engineering, aviation logistics and transportation an


AIA Scholarship winners: Academically brilliant and well-rounded individuals

Views - 334 Monday, 10 October 2016 10:24

AIA’s Higher Education Scholarships Program, now in its 22nd consecutive year, rewards the top performer from each district at the Grade 5 scholarship examination, by giving them a monthly bursary from Advanced Level (A/L) class rig


Lindsay Girls’ School felicitate alma mater’s 116th birthday

Views - 465 Monday, 10 October 2016 10:23

The Past Pupils’ Association of Lindsay Girls’ School, Colombo 3 felicitated their alma mater’s 116th (1900-2016) birthday by donating a much-needed fully-equipped Information Technology Laboratory for the benefit of the current


Grand opening of Lyceum International School, Kurunegala

Views - 818 Monday, 10 October 2016 10:22

Kurunegala branch of Lyceum Group of International Schools was ceremonially opened at No.71, Udawalpola Road, Kurunegala recently. The ceremony was graced by Kavinda Jayawardane, Member of Parliament for Gampaha District and Chairman of N


The Overseas School of Colombo Celebrates 59 years in Education -  “Founders Day”

Views - 524 Monday, 10 October 2016 10:20

The Overseas School of Colombo Celebrates 59 years in Education -  “Founders Day”


Banking and Finance Degree in Sri Lanka from best business school of UK

Views - 734 Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:29

The financial services industry which offers financial products to customers is the fastest growing industry in the world today. This is so much so with Sri Lanka too; in particular within the modern money based economies, financial serv


British Council International School Awards on Friday

Views - 308 Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:27

The British Council will hold its International School Awards 2016 on Friday 30 September, at the Eagles Lakeside Banquet Hall, Attidiya, Dehiwela from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Th e C h i e f Guest for this event will be Minister of Education Akila Vira


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Lessons from Geneva

Saturday, 21 October 2017

‘Mission Impossible – Geneva’ is an inspiring account of developments at the Human Rights Council in Geneva when Dayan Jayatilleka was our Permanent Representative there. It is written by his wife Sanja, which provides for fascinating insights


Xi Jinping to enhance military power while keeping economic growth “moderate”

Saturday, 21 October 2017

In his keynote address on the opening day of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Beijing on Wednesday, the Chinese President and party supremo, Xi Jinping, made two points of great relevance to the rest of the world. One is tha


Priming the pump to make your MP jump

Friday, 20 October 2017

Here’s a radical idea. What if – instead of liking it or lumping it as you do for years on end – the voter could hold his or her Member of Parliament accountable for their performance?


Eyes wide shut: Fate of our times

Friday, 20 October 2017

‘Eyes Wide Shut’ was the title of a film by famed director Stanley Kubrick. Loaded with Freudian sub-currents, the film was about an occult society that eliminates any one who cross its path. A theme that would no doubt appeal to a buccaneer prim


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