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SLIM PGDIP: Career Enhancement Assured

Views - 46 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) recently held their Inauguration for the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, first intake in 2018. The event was organised on a grand scale with a large crowd of Advanced Level students, marketers at executi

Eminent partner academics add lustre to SLIIT Convocation

Views - 19 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

This year’s annual convocation held at the Malabe Campus of SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s premier higher education institute, to confer Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Information Technology, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Business Management wa

EWIS powers Trinity College Smart Classrooms

Views - 115 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

The Sri Lankan education system is currently experiencing a revolution with the launch of Smart Classrooms. Thanks to this new interactive technology, students are now able to study and gain knowledge the ‘fun’ way, using state of the art interac

‘Inward Bound’ with Deepal Sooriyaarachchi on ART TV

Views - 20 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

In an era when all the attention is on exploring outside, ART Television invites its viewers on a journey inwards with the author of the book ‘Inward Bound’, Deepal Sooriyaarachchi, interviewed by Shaveen Bandaranayake every Monday at 10.00pm.The

Combank sponsors Gold Medal for Best Performance in Uni. of Colombo Accounting degree

Views - 9 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has come forward to recognise academic excellence in university education, by awarding a Gold Medal annually for the best performance in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree program of the Univers

Over 500 AAT students step forward as Passed Finalists

Views - 78 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

The Passed Finalists Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) was held on 6 March at the main hall of the BMICH. Nearly 550 passed finalists of AAT who had successfully completed the Fin

Visakha, Ananda & St. Benedict’s win Colombo regional rounds at 2018 CA Sri Lanka Business Plan comp

Views - 10 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

Visakha Vidyalaya, Ananda College and St. Benedict’s College beat leading schools in the Colombo District to win the Colombo A, B and C regional rounds at the 2018 Business Plan competition organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri

Daikin Air-conditioning India provides $ 5 m of HVAC lab to University of Vocational Technology

Views - 13 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Daikin Air-conditioning India recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Vocational Training

British Council launches project to enhance English language teachers’ skills

Views - 13 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The British Council in Sri Lanka last week announced the launch of a new project to improve the quality of English language education in Sri Lanka.

ESOFT Metro Campus inaugurates MBA Class for 2018

Views - 30 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest private sector higher education network, ESOFT Metro Campus, inaugurated its 2018 Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programin Colombo last week.

Riyadh’s American International goes Outward Bound

Views - 8 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The Outward-Bound Trust – Sri Lanka (OBTSL), in collaboration of the Sri Lanka Business Development Center (SLBDC)

SLT and Uni. of Peradeniya sign MoU to carry out collaborative research, set up ICT R&D centre

Views - 8 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom, the national telecommunication service provider entered into a landmark agreement with the University of Peradeniya

Inaugural leadership program conducted for students of Olcott Schools

Views - 29 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Col. Henry Steele Olcott Memorial Sports Foundation conducted the inaugural leadership program for students of Olcott Schools

SLIIT pioneers revolutionary Data Science Degree

Views - 25 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

SLIIT has launched an innovative degree program aligned to meet emerging needs in IT industry in a rapidly-changing world.

AAT Sri Lanka shows winning pathway for ultimate academic and professional destinations

Views - 28 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

AAT Sri Lanka has become a household name and is the 1st professional choice of students who sit for G.C.E. (O/L). AAT is one of the most sought-after professional courses to which registrations are accepted with pending O/L results. The qualificatio

SLTC’s ENTECH scholarship-awarding ceremony to be held this week

Views - 15 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

The merit-based scholarship-awarding ceremony by the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) for Engineering and Technology students will be held on 25 February at the BMICH, Colombo. The ENTECH scholarships are awarded to motivate and encourage youth

Call to change educational practices to allow future generations to tackle climate change

Views - 14 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

For the remainder of the 21st century and beyond, climate change poses an existential threat to humanity. Under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the world’s nations agreed to keep global temperature rises to within 2 degrees above pre-industrial l

Merchant Navy profession now open to GCE A/L technology stream students: Merchant Shipping Secretari

Views - 16 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

The Merchant Shipping Secretariat – Ministry of Ports and Shipping has taken the initiative to broaden the entry criteria for Merchant Navy Cadet Officer training to include GCE A/L Technology stream students, in a bid to create more opportunities

‘The next level of knowledge power’ from Manipal University

Views - 13 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

World acclaimed Manipal Global, through their fully owned subsidiary GlobalNxt University (GNU) of Malaysia, have signed with IIHE to offer a Doctoral program in Business Administration (DBA). The GNU Doctorate in Business Administration which is equ

AAT calls for registrations for July exams

Views - 14 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

New registrations for AAT Sri Lanka 2018 July Examinations of are now being accepted. The association wishes to invite all students who wish to achieve more in their lives to get registered with AAT at their earliest possible convenience. AAT is a pr

AMDT launches Creative Career Courses

Views - 13 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Expanding the Sri Lankan creative industry to the global Creative community The Academy of Multimedia Design & Technology (AMDT) accelerates along while working to provide you the best opportunities to live a passionate life, doing what you love fo

Polymath College opens to offer intl. personality with Sri Lankan identity

Views - 51 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Polymath College in Nawinna, Maharagama is not yet another ordinary international school. It is extra ordinary. ‘Polymath’ means – ‘Having learned much’ in Greek or ‘Universal Man’ in Latin. It has been commenced with a great intention

Transform your career prospects with top MBA and Ph.D programs from MSU

Views - 6 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

The needs of the working world are changing. The edge now goes to people with advanced and specialised real-world knowledge that you will earn and experience with the MBA or PhD offered by MSU, one of the leading universities in Malaysia and also bot

ANC opens first branch campus in Kandy; plans 10 more

Views - 124 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

ANC, an educational conglomerate specialising in providing the best of international undergraduate and postgraduate education through its partnerships with some of the leading universities world-wide and offering multiple options to its students, ope

NTU Singapore ranked among Asia’s Top 5 for third year running

Views - 14 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has retained its position among Asia’s Top 5 universities in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings released this week. This is the third consecutive year that NTU has been ra

Youngstown State University to help Lankan students fulfil their dreams

Views - 26 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Scholarships for USA, a Sri Lankan based program that sends middle class students with the determination to gain higher education to USA, recently joined hands with Youngstown State University. Scholarships for USA co-founder P

IPS highlights importance of developing skills in Sri Lankan graduates

Views - 42 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

While Sri Lanka has been performing well at the primary education level, significant policy gaps exist when it comes

Neptune Edification to position itself as the leading finance education provider in the Central Prov

Views - 46 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

The leading player in Kandy for ACCA education Neptune Edification, is celebrating six years of successful operation

Dr. Myers from Youngstown State University Ohio meets SLIIT, Asian Intl. and Lyceum administrators

Views - 16 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Dr. Nathan Myers, the Associate Provost of International Initiatives at Youngstown State University Ohio, spoke to leading

Earl and Countess of Wessex strengthen UK-Sri Lankan education partnership

Views - 83 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

The Earl of Wessex Prince Edward together with his wife the Countess of Wessex Sophie arrived in Sri Lanka for the celebrations

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Strong brands can sustain shocks!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The recent media highlighted the impact of communal violence on the tourism industry. The press conference earlier this week threw out a number as high as 10% whilst the actual cancellation was around 500 room nights around the Kandy vicinity was rep

Racism, riots, and the Sri Lankan State

Thursday, 22 March 2018

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion” – Simone de Beauvoir

Why Ranil is still needed

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Joint Opposition move to pass a vote of no-confidence in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will come a cropper. Ranil knows that best as he has tersely told a group of opposition pollies (Australia slang for ‘politicians’), “Come on! Pres

Putin, Mahinda and Gotabaya

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I have to say that I am very happy indeed about the resounding victory scored by President Putin. If not for him, there would be no multi-polarity in the world; no chance of a global equilibrium; no ally for the rising economic power of China which w

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