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

Views - 681 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 - 252 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 - 262 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 - 236 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 - 348 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 - 404 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 - 391 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 - 329 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 - 368 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 - 662 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 - 350 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 - 978 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 - 444 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 - 376 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 - 422 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 - 461 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 - 405 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 - 748 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 - 339 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 - 435 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 - 294 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 - 526 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 - 604 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 - 538 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 - 406 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 - 1346 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 - 1150 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 - 383 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 - 749 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 - 325 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


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