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UTS Insearch Sri Lanka (Colombo) Open Day on 1 Feb.

Views - 3 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:13

UTS Insearch Sri Lanka, a fully-owned entity of the University of Technology Sydney, is holding its inaugural Open Day on Saturday, 1 February. Prospective students, family, friends and all interested parties will have the opportunity to view its s

IIT Alumni elect 2019/20 office bearers and launch alumni web portal

Views - 5 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:12

The Alumni Association of Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and business campus, elected new office bearers for the 2019/20 period and launched a brand new a

Royal Institute of Colombo goes live with UNIVISER

Views - 5 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:09

The university’s prospective students, current students and alumni can now seamlessly connect in one spot   The Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC) last week went ‘live’ with UNIVISER, a state-of-the art custom cloud-based networking system that

University of Tokyo opens office in Sri Lanka providing new avenue for students to study in Japan

Views - 12 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:08

Providing a new avenue for Sri Lankan students to study in Japan, the University of Tokyo, Japan’s top academic institution, opened its Sri Lanka Office in Colombo at a special ceremony held at Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute on 16 January. Japanese

21st century education for global success

Views - 9 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

There is no doubt that 21st century economic dynamics have changed the landscape of business at home and abroad. Global organisations and establishments at all levels of management at corporate and industrial sectors seek a cost-effective way to stay

Eduko Pathways celebrates 3 years with over 300 success stories

Views - 8 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

When it comes to higher education opportunities, a name that is becoming increasingly popular among locally based students is none than Eduko Pathways in Rajagiriya. Currently celebrating its third successive year in operation, Eduko Pathways has be

Liverpool John Moores University LLB (Hons) Degree offered at SLIIT instills confidence

Views - 7 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

The SLIIT offered Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) LLB (Hons) Degree is the ideal platform for local students to gain confidence enhancing their chosen professional journey. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading higher education providers, L

APIIT conducts ‘Tech Start-up Weekend’ to foster innovation and entrepreneurship

Views - 10 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

The Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) Sri Lanka, one of the leading private institutions providing quality higher education recently conducted its ‘Tech Start-up Weekend’. Brainchild of the APIIT Business School Entrepreneu

Sussex Educational Services wins Merit Award at NBEA 2019

Views - 12 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Sussex Educational Service Ltd. was presented with the Merit Award in the Educational Services Sector of the prestigious National Business Excellence Awards 2019 held at Hilton Colombo last week. A team representing the Sussex Educational Services L

Thames College’s convocation held at BMICH

Views - 9 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Thames College ( which has a proud history of ten years for producing highly qualified graduates successfully held its annual convocation, recently, at the BMICH with Thames College Chairman Dr. H.A.S. Geethadewa gracing the cere

Deakin University hosts largest alumni get-together in Sri Lanka

Views - 11 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Deakin University hosted its annual alumni community get-together on 14 December at Asylum Restaurant, Sri Lanka. The event which celebrated the successes of 2019 and announced the exciting opportunities in store for 2020, also brought together old f

CA Sri Lanka’s alliance with ICAEW allows CA students to obtain dual membership simultaneously

Views - 12 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Turning a new leaf in the country’s dynamic accounting profession, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) broke new ground on Monday as it entered into a strategic alliance with one of the world’s most respected and pr

‘Are You Ready? 2019’: Fuels the extraordinary

Views - 134 Monday, 23 December 2019 00:00

A successful transition from university to the corporate world requires immense dedication and hard work. Success always depends on the way we respond to changes in our journey towards the dream. To achieve our goals in the corporate world, we need e

Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ program rewards new ICT professionals at graduation ceremony

Views - 71 Monday, 23 December 2019 00:00

Huawei, a leading global provider of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, recently sponsored the fourth batch of top ICT undergraduates studying at local universities of Sri Lanka, providing them with an o

Youth Co:Lab promotes Innovation for Social Change for NYMUN delegates

Views - 23 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:21

Under the Youth Co:Lab initiative, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) together with Citi Foundation, recently hosted ‘Innovation for Social Change’ – a design thinking program – for the National Youth Model United Nations (NYMUN) d

VTA students and staff honoured at YCR Project Awards Ceremony 2018/19

Views - 20 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:18

In September 2018, Muslim Aid Sri Lanka supported by the British Council teamed up with the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) of Sri Lanka to instigate the Youth and Community Resilience (YCR) Program – an initiative that aimed to reach youth eng

US Embassy’s Youth Forum program builds leadership skills across country

Views - 13 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:13

Over 40 young Sri Lankan leaders travelled to Colombo from across the country to take part in US Embassy-sponsored workshops on leadership and public service during the week of 25 November. The participants were all members of the US Embassy’s Yout

AAT holds its 27th Annual Convocation

Views - 13 Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:00

The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) held its 27th Annual Convocation on recently at the Main Conference and Concert Hall of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH). Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri,

EU facilitates ERASMUS+ scholarship opportunities for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Views - 14 Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:00

The European Union (EU) organised coaching programs for prospective students and academic staff looking for opportunities to obtain an international master’s degree through ERASMUS+. The workshops were conducted at the Sri Lanka Institute of Devel

IIHS announces re-launch eyeing regional educator status going beyond health education

Views - 14 Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:00

International Institute of Health Science (IIHS), Sri Lanka’s premier healthcare education institute, is set to take the logical next step with the anticipated regional expansion of its operations, vying to become an international player in the edu

ICON Business School to commence classes for prestigious CFA qualification from Jan. 2020

Views - 372 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

The past 24 months have been something right out of a fairy-tale for ICON Business School, which fast became the leading provider of ACCA studies in Sri Lanka. So immense is the growth, the management now entertain thoughts, and are well on the way t

Creating a knowledge economy for nation-building

Views - 18 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 - 68 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 - 10 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 - 19 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 - 15 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 - 59 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 - 13 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 - 22 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 - 490 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

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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

From the time the bond scam was carried out by the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, that administration under the guidance of the former Prime Minister had been avoiding the law by regularly bringing up various distractions so that the true natur

Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

In a Sunday newspaper on 5 January a news item titled ‘Mega projects on hold until August budget,’ ‘Drop in revenue after tax reductions prevents spending on major constructions,’ was not a development-friendly headline. It may be accurate o

Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Erase from the mind all that you have read and heard about it. Then take a blank piece of paper, draw an irregular circle, and draw a line to divide it into two. On the bottom half write 300 acres. That is our Port City! To get the size into a proper

Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one of the main reasons for the crisis and the failure that Sri Lanka is facing. This can be considered a situation that has prevailed since independence. Sri

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