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

Views - 6 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 - 12 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 - 6 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 - 11 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 - 25 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 - 10 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 - 17 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 - 13 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 - 14 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 - 20 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 - 132 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.


‘My Friend Foundation’ organises motivational Children’s Day event

Views - 9 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Aligned with its commitment to uplift the lives of children from economically underprivileged schools, My Friend Foundation organised an exclusive event to mark Children’s Day on 4 October


People’s Leasing partners LIIN and WUSC to empower rural youth through ‘U IMPACT Vocational Training

Views - 38 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Every year nearly 500,000 youth sit for Ordinary Level (O/Ls) Examination and approximately 250,000 youth get through their O/Ls and qualify for the Advanced Level (A/Ls). Of this 100,000 youth pass their Advanced Level


Coca-Cola and AISEC forge partnership to empower youth in Sri Lanka

Views - 34 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Coca-Cola announced its partnership with AISEC in Sri Lanka at the Coca-Cola Youth Speak Forum on Saturday 14 October.


Stage is set to ‘Let your voice be heard’ on Friday

Views - 18 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:03

The Coca-Cola Youth Speak Forum powered by AIESEC is being held this year, organised by AIESEC at the University of Moratuwa.


KIU holds first convocation ceremony

Views - 15 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:03

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


Cornell: Global leader in Sri Lanka studies

Views - 11 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:02

Located in the rural and picturesque Finger Lakes Region of New York State in the US, Cornell University seems an unlikely site for an academic centre focused on the study of historical and contemporary Sri Lanka. Yet one unique feature of this Ivy L


NSBM Green University Town announces ‘Career Fair – 2017’

Views - 200 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

NSBM Green University Town announced its Career Fair – 2017 to be held on 25 and 26 November at NSBM Green University Town, Pitipana, Homagama.


Bhagya recaps successful two years at University of Cincinnati

Views - 9 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Bhagya Godakanda from Gateway International reached Scholarships for USA (SUSA) in 2015 seeking admissions to a US college. Her requirements were affordability and quality education. As her older brother Hashan too was helped by SUSA to get into the


RMIT University collaborates with SAITM Faculty of Engineering

Views - 66 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Australia’s prestigious RMIT recently initiated a partnership with SAITM to make Australian degrees and internships available locally to engineering students at affordable rates. This strategic partnership comes at a time when the Government is str


University of Houston Victoria conducts Open Day

Views - 34 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

The University of Houston Victoria recently concluded a successful Open Day at Regency Wing, Galle Face Hotel recently. The university is a state-owned public university that offers affordable courses with award-winning faculty and facilities.


CIMA holds Convocation Ceremony 2017

Views - 82 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Growing the ranks of the globally-respected, competent pool of management accountants the country is known for, CIMA Sri Lanka felicitated their students and members at the convocation held at the BMICH on 20 September. Celebrating their achievements


AIA Higher Education Scholarships; inspiring academic excellence for 23 years

Views - 8 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

AIA’s Higher Education Scholarships Program, now in its 23rd 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 right up to the com


3 things we now need from the Government

Views - 261 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:10

For the past two years, Social Enterprise Lanka (SELanka) and Lanka Impact Investing Network (LIIN) together with ITN have been working to develop the new hit TV show Ath Pavura (Wall of Tuskers) which airs on ITN every Sunday 9:30 p.m. Let me set th


Modern Sri Lankan youth workforce

Views - 68 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

The majority of the youth in Sri Lanka prefers to be employed not only as an earning method but also for their social status and social well-being. Although the youth based in the urban areas have advanced skills, competencies, language and capabilit


Enabling youth to deliver innovative solutions to address social issues

Views - 73 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum with support from the United Nations Population Fund enables 10 youth to deliver their innovative projects and drive social change through the iVoice initiative Colombo, 21


UK Government ranks universities Gold, Silver and Bronze

Views - 33 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

The UK has a world-class higher education sector, with rigorous systems in place to ensure high quality teaching. In June 2017, Department for Education in England developed the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to recognise the academic standards


ACCA extends MOU with University of Colombo, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Degre

Views - 17 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Sri Lanka, has over the past few years been building partnerships with local universities through a series of MOUs, in an attempt to better prepare local students for the changing job market,


Northumbria University launches pioneering biotechnology degree in Sri Lanka

Views - 29 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

As Sri Lanka looks toward emerging sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle has become the island’s first UK University to launch a biotechnology degree.


CA Sri Lanka, IRCSL and Deakin University to help corporates kick start integrated reporting journey

Views - 15 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) has joined hands with the Integrated Reporting Council of Sri Lanka (IRCSL) and Deakin University, Australia to help corporates kick start their integrated


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Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


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