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

Views - 465 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 - 386 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 - 428 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 - 472 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 - 411 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 - 791 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 - 343 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 - 463 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 - 296 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 - 539 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 - 640 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 - 550 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 - 409 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 - 1432 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 - 1156 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 - 398 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 - 769 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 - 328 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 - 528 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 - 348 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 - 530 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 - 935 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 - 540 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 - 981 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 - 321 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


Rising stars: New universities in World University Rankings top 200

Views - 374 Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:26

Following the rise of Asia as a higher-education powerhouse, European universities have found themselves facing an entirely new level of international competition. Indeed, Asian universities have substantially increased their presence in


Minister of Public Administration commends CMA for award of 100 founder scholarships worth Rs. 8 m

Views - 386 Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:22

Minister of Public Administration and Management Ranjith Madduma Bandara awarding the scholarship certificate to a scholarship holder while CMA President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, public speaker and trainer Dhammika Kalapuge, CMA counci


IIHS City Campus opens doors in Colombo

Views - 524 Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:21

The International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) has now opened doors at its City Campus in Bambalapitiya. With very strong affiliations with Open University Malaysia Deakin University ( Au s t r a l i a ) , Gr i f f i t h Unive r s


Become the best employable graduates in the world with US education

Views - 316 Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:20

The Global Employability University Ranking 2015, revealing the top 150 universities in the world for graduate employability, is dominated by US universities – and the US claims seven of the top 10 spots with Harvard University at the top of


Madonna University to welcome Sri Lankan students to Michigan

Views - 244 Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:18

Scholarships for USA President Padmasena Dissanayake with Madonna University President Michael Grandillo   Madonna University recently hosted Padmasena Dissanayake, President of Scholarshi


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Maximum Residue Level: Dilemma of agricultural product exporters in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Due to increased emphasis on consumer health, majority of developed countries such as EU, Japan and the US insist on MRL testing of food items which has to be done by the exporter. The Codex Alimentarius Commission which is an inter-governmental bod


East Container Terminal blunder: Learn from Chinese

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Minister for Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe informed the press in August that Cabinet has approved the development of East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port by the Ports Authority. According to approval: nPorts Authority would develop


President Sirisena, playing with fire, must take note that smoke will get into his eyes

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Penchant for playing with fire President Gamaralalage Sirisena has always had a penchant for playing with fire. He did fire-play at the local government elections when he made a disastrous U-turn and went round country blasting the party and its lea


Response to claims that Sri Lanka was in a ‘debt trap’ in 2014 due to ‘Chinese loans’

Monday, 17 September 2018

Several Western analysts have carried out a relentless media campaign in keeping with their own geopolitical agenda, to suggest that China was luring Sri Lanka into a carefully engineered debt trap.


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