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Creating a knowledge economy for nation-building

Views - 2 Tuesday, 12 November 2019 00:00

Quality higher education is the magnet for nation building. Universities and higher education institutes have a vital role to play to produce valued human resources for this purpose. Since 1947, Sri Lankans have been blessed with a policy of free edu


International Higher Education Conference on Thursday

Views - 52 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA), together with The Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM) an Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), have organised the Inter


Senior educators visit UTS Insearch Sri Lanka

Views - 7 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

With orientation commencing at the new UTS Insearch Sri Lanka College, two senior educators from Sydney will visit Colombo next week to meet staff and students as they prepare for the start of classes. UTS Insearch Associate Dean of Studies Sally Pay


Ubiquity University launches Foundation in Soft Skills program with MoE Colombo C Zone

Views - 8 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

Ubiquity University and The Ministry of Education (Colombo C Zone) have launched the first program in a strategic partnership to promote the development of essential soft skills in Sri Lanka. This pilot course, conducted over eight weeks, is titled


SLTC launches School of Computing and IT

Views - 7 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) today launched the School of Computing and IT, at an event held at the Mobitel Innovation Centre, Trace Expert City, Colombo 10. The School of Computing and IT will set the standard of computing and informat


IIHS offers BSc. (Hons.) Nursing Studies Degree from Coventry University, UK

Views - 8 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

Advancing its commitment to healthcare careers, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS), Sri Lanka’s premier education institute began offering a new BSc Nursing Studies degree in collaboration with the renowned Coventry University (CU


SAARC Ministers of Higher Education meet

Views - 7 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

SLMC Leader, Minister Rauff Hakeem and his delegation who are in the Maldives to participate in the meeting of SAARC Ministers of Higher Education were welcomed at the airport on Tuesday (8) night by Sri Lankan Ambassador Major General A.B. Thoradeni


CINEC shines at Presidential Export Awards

Views - 14 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

CINEC affirmed another milestone in the outstanding performance and academic excellence with the receipt of the Presidential Export Award in the Category of Education Services for the Year 2018 / 2019. The coveted award was received by the senior m


New president’s key manifesto: regulate MBAs

Views - 454 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

The $ 93 billion Sri Lankan economy which is driven by the private sector contribution of around 70% plus, will be pivotal for the reviving of the economy that has just grown by 1.6% GDP in Q2 2019, said Clootrack – Sri Lanka, Maldives and Pakistan


SLIIT’s Tharusha Randula adjudged winner at prestigious INSPIRELI Awards

Views - 8 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

SLIIT undergraduate Tharusha Randula has brought glory to Sri Lanka being named as the Winner of the Grand Prize for Architecture at the INSPIRELI Awards, the world’s largest student architecture contest. Organised by the international social netwo


Youth unite for national peace at NYMUN 2019

Views - 57 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:00

National Youth Model United Nations (NYMUN) continues to place youth at the forefront of its work with a vision to engage passionate young individuals of Sri Lanka in the art of diplomacy, peacebuilding and conflict resolution while providing them wi


Moratuwa University shifts gears in innovation and commercialisation

Views - 101 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

The University of Moratuwa is shifting gears in innovation and commercialisation through the University Business Linkage Center (UBLC). With the guidance of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Kapila Perera, UBLC is presently directed by Prof. Rohan Munasingh


NDB Good Life Cards signs MoU with NSBM Green University Town

Views - 10 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Education is the key to the future for all youngsters, and now this is made easy with NDB GoodLife Cards. NDB Good Life Cards recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NSBM Green University Town – Pitipana, Homagama to provide students fac


Adventus launches new Colombo HQ to disrupt int’l student placement via world-leading technology

Views - 6 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Adventus, a global leader in international student placement services, has increased its investment in Sri Lanka with the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Colombo. The Chief Guest at the opening ceremony was Australian High Commis


IIT celebrates 30 years of excellence at Annual Convocation 2019

Views - 17 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and business campus, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, consequently hosting its annual convocation at the BMICH re


My First Vote hosts Youth First Summit to educate and support Sri Lanka’s newest voters

Views - 55 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:10

My First Vote, in partnership with the Election Commission of Sri Lanka and Facebook, came together to support the Youth First Summit in Colombo. The summit aimed to educate young Sri Lankans on the importance and process of voting during the upcomin


CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club installs 5th President and EXCO

Views - 102 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:05

CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club Chartered in 2015, sponsored under the umbrella of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, was initiated by Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala Founder President of CMA Sri Lanka, fulfilling the vision o


International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel, the oldest private school in Sri Lanka

Views - 37 Tuesday, 8 October 2019 00:00

The International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel is the oldest private school in Sri Lanka and has a history of 28 years. It is the only hotel school which is linked to a premier hotel in Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia Hotel. The International Hotel


ICBT partners with UK’s LJMU to offer only British Uni-awarded Higher Diploma in SL

Views - 18 Tuesday, 8 October 2019 00:00

ICBT as one of the island’s leading education institutes has always been at the forefront of scholarship, innovation, and advancement, giving students access to better opportunities through a higher standard of education. Continuing on the same pa


‘Youth 4 Youth and Peace’

Views - 107 Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:00

By Aysha Maryam Cassim The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka marked International Day of Peace with the launch of the key findings of a study on the potential role young leaders and volunteers in preventing violent extremism in Sri


Panel Discussion – Perspectives on Youth Volunteerism in Preventing Violent Extremism

Views - 15 Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:00

“Media plays a pivotal role in promoting and combating extremism. Today, countering extremism has become difficult from the precedent that has been set in the past. Little triggers that are highlighted in the media penetrates society in a bad way.


SAP and UNICEF partner to give young people job skills training

Views - 30 Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:00

SAP SE and UNICEF have announced a new global partnership to provide quality education, life skills and job skills training to young people in disadvantaged communities, preparing them for decent work and active citizenship. Announced at an event tak


LMD’s ‘Youth Forum’ competition returns

Views - 15 Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:00

Once again, Media Services’ ‘Youth Forum’ is taking centre stage throughout Colombo, enabling school leaders to nominate their best students to be featured in the popular column. Youth Forum – a column in Sri Lanka’s pioneering businesses


Rogue MBAs: How to identify them

Views - 1200 Tuesday, 24 September 2019 00:44

Many of us who are into imparting knowledge were thrilled to hear the Chairman of the University Grants Commission Prof. Mohan de Silva stressing on the importance of a national quality assurance system for both State and non-State education.  He we


Stafford launches Entrepreneurial Leadership Development Program for A/L students

Views - 24 Tuesday, 24 September 2019 00:42

Q: Why did Stafford initiate this enrichment program for A/L students? Wettimuny: Whilst the emphasis in Years 12 and 13 is on academic studies, students will be preparing to enter a competitive world where the required skill set goes beyond pure aca


Sri Lankan delegation to Global Social Leaders World Summit call on President

Views - 41 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

The Sri Lankan delegates to the Global Social Leaders World Summit, who will be attending the summit for the very first time, called on President Maithripala Sirisena. He congratulated the team and delegates from around the world who will be attendi


John Keells empowers skills development of over 9,200 youth in 2018/19

Views - 21 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

“When I came home with my poor O/L results, my father asked me what I would do with my life now. He actually gave up on me. It was my mother who stood by me, pushed me and supported me when I decided to apply for the John Keells Vocational Training


11 students to represent Sri Lanka at Global Social Leaders World Summit 2019

Views - 101 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

Global Social Leaders World Summit organised by Future Foundations and Wellington Leadership Institute UK, will be held from 4 to 16 August in United Kingdom bringing young people together from and across the world, who are driven to make social chan


Sri Lanka spearheads ‘World Youth Skills Day 2019’ at United Nations Headquarters

Views - 22 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, declaring 15July as “World Youth Skills Day” which will be celebrated every year. World Youth Skills Day 2019 was marked on 15 July at the UN Headquarters at New York, organised b


Complete your American degree at PATHE Global Campus

Views - 37 Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:00

PATHE Global Campus (PGC) presented their new program, the American Degree completion program at the AAA function recently. American University Program (AUP) is a three-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) completely delivered in Sri Lanka


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Humans have never liked the idea of uncertainty. More so, they did not like the idea of economic uncertainty. Hence, the need to hedge this uncertainty gave rise to the evolution of derivatives. Derivatives have been used by mankind for a very long


China’s rising giants

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