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AAT students to top the country and districts at A/L 2017

Views - 23 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

According to the recently issued results of the GCE Advanced Level Examination 2017, the AAT students have been able to perform exceptionally well obtaining flying colours with noticeable island and district ranks.


NTB supports University of Colombo students through multiple engagements on Personal Resilience and

Views - 21 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

Recognising the importance of industry-university partnerships in preparing the youth for the future, Nations Trust Bank made


CA Sri Lanka scholarships for the top three commerce achievers at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level exam

Views - 9 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

The top three achievers in the commerce stream at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level exam were recently awarded with scholarships from the Institute


Youth are the leaders of today

Views - 3 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

International Youth Alliance for Peace (IYAP) truly a youth led movement is counting its successful fourth year. In marking this celebration let me share with you


PYMUN: model UN gets off the ground in Puttalam

Views - 31 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

Year 2017 came to a great close for the energetic and committed youth of Puttalam as they wrapped up their proceedings of their first model United Nations


Kaneesha recounts her journey at Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa Iowa

Views - 24 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Kaneesha Dawood, an alumnus from Lyceum International Panadura, reached Scholarships for USA seeking admissions to a US university accredited, reputed and affordable. Out of many offers SUSA was able to attract (from Montana to Pennsylvania and from


Bachelor in Biomedical Science from MSU

Views - 13 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Medicine and healthcare is becoming increasingly sophisticated, biomedical science has today become a dynamic and fascinating field, where important and dramatic contributions to the improvement of human health are being made. With the growth of this


Sri Lanka’s largest education exhibition and job fair, EDEX Expo to mark 15 years

Views - 17 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Sri Lanka’s largest education exhibition and job fair, EDEX Expo will be celebrating 15 years this year with its annual fair which is to be held from the 19-21 January 2018 at BMICH. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to


KIU celebrates first convocation ceremony in grand scale

Views - 10 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

KIU commenced the Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing Degree program in the year of 2015. The BSc. Hons in Nursing is a degree program which is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and recognised by the University Grant Commission. As a


SLIIT opens student enrolment for 2018

Views - 26 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The intake of students for 2018 has commenced at SLIIT for the degree courses starting on 5 February. SLIIT is a world class institute with UGC approved degrees in Computing, Business, Engineering, Architecture and Quantity Surveying. The Institute


India offers higher education scholarships to 175 Sri Lankan students

Views - 38 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

India’s High Commission in Colombo has announced 175 undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships for meritorious Sri Lankan students to study in India under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship scheme. The ICCR scholarships


St George’s University to attract Sri Lankan students

Views - 5 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

For almost 40 years, St. George’s University (SGU) has been training more than 17,000 doctors who have practiced in over 50 countries and in all 50 US states. “Since 1999, we have trained nearly 1,000 veterinarians in our now AVMA-accredited Doct


Over 120 students graduate with BSc. Applied Accounting Degree at CA Sri Lanka’s School of Accountin

Views - 41 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

A total of 121 students were conferred with a BSc. in Applied Accounting Degree at the 2017 convocation of the CA Sri Lanka School of Accounting and Business which was held in December. The convocation was held under the patronage of Emeritus Profe


Randhi latest Scholarships for USA’s placement at Truman State University in Missouri

Views - 48 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Randhi Perera, an alumnus from American College of Higher Education (ACHE), recently became Scholarships for USA’s latest placement at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Having completed two years at ACHE, Randhi is transferring to T


World-class IT and Business graduates enter corporate world at 23rd IIT Convocation

Views - 13 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

For the 23rd consecutive year, Sri Lanka’s unmatched pioneer in providing globally renowned British IT and Business higher education, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) held its convocation at BMICH recently. The convocation which saw n


Horizon Campus joins hands with Govt. to offer interest free loan scheme for higher education

Views - 36 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

With more than 80% of academically well prepared Sri Lankan students being deprived each year of entering state universities due to capacity constraints in the universities, Horizon Campus has taken the initiative to expand access to higher education


Australian High Commissioner congratulates Australia Awards recipients

Views - 32 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson hosted a reception in Colombo on 7 November to congratulate 30 Sri Lankans who have been offered Australia Awards scholarships to study at Australian universities in 2018. The recipients will undertake ma


INSEE Cement’s endeavour to educate youth in Puttalam

Views - 96 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

INSEE Cement strongly believes in encouraging and inspiring youth to achieve career success through focus on training and education that would help them to progress professionally. INSEE Cement spearheaded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between


USAID launches Youth Employment Skills Project Office in Hambantota – YouLead!

Views - 43 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce, opened a regional YouLead! office in Hambantota on 29 November. YouLead! is a USAID-funded 1.8 billion rupee program ($12


‘WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program’ comes to an end

Views - 18 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:57

‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program,’ a youth dialogue bringing 350+ young people from across the country, was concluded recently at the BMICH.


Unilever launches 4th edition of SPARKS Student Ambassador Program

Views - 22 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

Reaffirming its commitment to empowering the country’s future business leaders, Unilever Sri Lanka, the No. 1 employer in the nation[ As per a Nielson survey conducted in 2016],welcomed 21 undergraduate students from some of the country’s top hig


#WeAre2030: Empowering young start-ups

Views - 63 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the aim of empowering young entrepreneurs held a youth dialogue under the title ‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program’ on 7-8 November in Colombo. The two-day Dialogue hosted by the


SLIIT Computing launches BEng honours degree in electronic and electrical engineering

Views - 22 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:57

SLIIT Computing, in association with Liverpool John Moores University, UK, has launched a three-year route towards a BEng (Honours) degree program in electronic and electrical engineering with registrations for the January 2018 intake now open.


INSEE-IESL Concrete Challenge 2017 winners announced

Views - 36 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading cement manufacturer Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd., also known as INSEE Cement, announced the winners of the 2017 Concrete Challenge organised in partnership with the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) at the BMICH during


India assists in developing Kilinochchi Campus, Jaffna University

Views - 13 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

A grant assistance package of vehicles, equipment, machinery, etc., meant for the faculties of Agriculture and Engineering of Kilinochchi Campus of University of Jaffna was handed over to the university in a ceremony held on


KIU: Higher education opportunities beyond traditional boundaries

Views - 22 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Are you looking for an internationally valid management degree?Is your desire to have an international university experience in Sri Lanka?Then KIU is the best destination.


British Council blazes trail for intercultural fluency

Views - 16 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Whether you have secured a new role in an international organisation, engage with a multicultural client base or manage a team of people from different cultures – performing at your best in different cultural contexts requires more than just busine


IIT offers internship opportunities at multinational and local blue-chip companies

Views - 18 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in providing globally renowned British higher education in Sri Lanka since 1990, is offering a unique opportunity for its undergraduate students to gain invaluable professional exposure at multin


NEXT Campus celebrates decade of success with exciting new positioning strategy

Views - 25 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Marking a decade of successful operation in the market, NEXT Campus celebrates this achievement with the launch of a brand new logo and positioning strategy, that has received positive responses from key stakeholders


Proposal to provide 50,000 new university places for GCE A/L qualified students who are not admitted

Views - 166 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:00

Today there is a lot of frustration among the youth due to many students passing the GCE A/L exams and eligible to enter universities unable to gain admission to universities due to limited number of places in universities.


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Walking an adaptable path to your cloud vision

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

While most companies have a vision of their cloud future – where everything in IT is simple, flexible, elastic making it easy to innovate, be swift to market and delight customers– fewhave a clear view of how to get there.This isbecause they are


International Financial Reporting Standard for Insurance Contracts (IFRS 17) in Sri Lankan insuran

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Insurance accounting has never been easier for accountants due to the complicated nature of insurance contracts when assessing the liability arising from insurance contracts. This is where actuarial skills and expertise are required in order to calcu


In praise of President Sirisena

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” –George Orwell, 1984


Five Ps – President, Parliament, Politics, Performance and People

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

As we all know, President Maithripala Sirisena has sought the opinion of the Supreme Court that whether, he, as the person elected on 9 January 2015, has any impediment to continue in the office of President for a period of six years. In terms of the


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