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Momentum 2019 to advocate youth for leadership roles

Views - 4 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:19

Momentum Youth Expo 2019 took place on 23 and 24 February at Nugasevana, BMICH. The world is definitely becoming a small village with a rapid pace of change taking place and Momentum 2019, hopes to meet this challenge head on. Momentum 2019 will offe


LearnWare: inspiring and empowering children through computer coding and robotics studies

Views - 18 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:18

LearnWare, the professional kids’ academy, is pleased to announce its much-sought inauguration in January this year in the heart of Colombo city (No. 204, 1/1, Galle Road, Colombo-4) for the benefits of the next generation young minds and in the in


Microsoft spearheads career coaching workshop for next generation of talent

Views - 5 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:17

Microsoft recently hosted a career development workshop and certification ceremony in collaboration with Sarvodaya Fusion and HSBC. The event, which was held at Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Sri Lanka, encouraged upcoming employees to build


TravelSpends wins 7th Venture Engine

Views - 18 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:53

Pioneering entrepreneurship program Venture Engine hosted a highly successful finale recently at Sri Lanka’s largest co-working space Hatch, where the country’s top 11 fundable start-ups competed for the most coveted recognition in the local entr


Verité Research explores solutions to youth not working, releases Youth Labour Market Assessment

Views - 13 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:51

Verité Research, with support from the USAID funded YouLead program, released a thought-provoking report and recommendation in its Youth Labour Market Assessment 2018. The study has revealed several interesting insights on Sri Lanka’s youth unempl


25th Conference of Colombo Model United Nations in March

Views - 16 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:51

The Colombo Model United Nations, the oldest UN simulation in Sri Lanka, is the fifth largest student run MUN conference in the world. Encompassing simulations of the various UN General Assemblies and select UN specialised committees, the conference


Lowering Sri Lanka’s NEETs: Need for smoother school-to-work transitions

Views - 22 Thursday, 24 January 2019 01:03

The world stands on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution, where dramatic changes in technological advancements will have profound impacts on the future employment landscape and skill requirements. This means that engaging in lifelong learning


Horizon Campus signs MoU with UK’s Uni of Essex, to offer cutting edge courses to Lankan students

Views - 29 Thursday, 24 January 2019 01:01

Horizon Campus, one of Sri Lanka’s leading private universities, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Essex, UK as a first step to offering unparalleled Postgraduate Degree Programs to Sri Lankan students. The partnersh


Reimagining the future with BCS

Views - 18 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

There was a time that the concept of a ‘Smart City’ was purely science fiction. We may not have flying cars yet, but we have promising research and functioning prototypes of self-driven cars, smart homes; we even have AI based systems available a


IIHS opens learning centres to offer greater access to high quality international nursing education

Views - 23 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

A pioneering Sri Lankan education institute with 16 years in the field, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS) has opened four learning centres in key regions of Sri Lanka to offer greater access to much-needed nursing education locally


IEC stall 146 at JITF 2019 a must-visit for students with dreams to study abroad

Views - 20 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

IEC extends its services to universities and institutes in Australia, New Zealand and Canada International Education Consultancy (IEC), the pioneering institute in Australian education to enter the international education market in Sri Lanka, will p


OpenArc student excels at BIT examinations

Views - 18 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

At the recently concluded BIT (Bachelor of Information Technology) External Degree Convocation-2018 held by the University of Colombo School of computing, Prasith Lakshan Fernando was awarded the highly esteemed Vidya Jothi Prof. V.K. Samaranayake Go


Career in computing? Take the first step with new online BSc Computer Science from University of London and Coursera

Views - 32 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

This New Year, students looking to enter the fast-paced world of computers and IT are now able to apply for the new online BSc Computer Science degrees, delivered by the University of London and Coursera.   Goldsmiths, University of London, which is


Deakin University Melbourne recognises CMA Sri Lanka Degree Program

Views - 16 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

Deakin University Melbourne Australia has recognised Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA Sri Lanka) Professional Program Foundation and Operational Level for credit transfer to the second year of Deakin University M300 Bac


Nawaloka College of Higher Studies to nurture skilled legal professionals in Sri Lanka

Views - 29 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

Further strengthening its leadership in the Sri Lankan tertiary education, Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) announced its partnership with the Ulster University in the United Kingdom to commence an LLB degree transfer program to offer a path


EDEX Expo 2019 to assist youth in pursuing their dream careers

Views - 35 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

In an effort to help youth decide their next step in higher education and career choices,EDEX Expo 2019 will take place from 18 to 20 January at BMICH Colombo and on 25 and 26January at KCC Kandy. EDEX Chairman Mahinda Galagedara stated, “EDEX Exp


SLIIT receives validation from Sri Lanka Institute of Architects

Views - 500 Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:00

SLIIT announced that its School of Architecture’s B.Sc. (Hons) Architecture Degree Programme offered through its academic partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK recently received validation and recognition as a listed school f


CA Sri Lanka Scholarships for top three commerce achievers of the 2018 GCE Advanced Level exam

Views - 40 Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) continued to be the choice of champions with the highest achievers of the commerce stream of the 2018 GCE Advanced Level examination choosing CA Sri Lanka to kick start their journey


IIT awards IT and Business degrees to over 200 graduates at 24th convocation

Views - 18 Tuesday, 1 January 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, held its annual convocation at the BMICH for the 24th consecutive year recently. The convocation witne


SLIIT welcomes new 2018/19 intake with induction ceremony

Views - 31 Friday, 23 November 2018 10:11

SLIIT, the largest and premier degree-awarding institute in Sri Lanka, held an induction ceremony to welcome 800 new students to its 20th intake for 2018/19 at the main auditorium of SLIIT in Malabe, recently.


PIM showcases extraordinary managers at Annual Convocation

Views - 30 Friday, 23 November 2018 10:09

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, presented another batch of 441 extraordinary managers at its latest convocation with the apt theme ‘Unleashing the Power to Lead,’ held recently at the BMICH.


SLIIT welcomes new 2018/19 intake with induction ceremony

Views - 17 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

SLIIT, the largest and premier degree-awarding institute in Sri Lanka, held an induction ceremony to welcome 800 new students to its 20th intake for 2018/19 at the main auditorium of SLIIT in Malabe, recently. In attendance were the Chancellor, Vice


London Stock Exchange Group partners NSBM Career Fair 2018 as Gold Sponsor

Views - 26 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), a leading developer and operator of high-performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, has partnered with NSBM Career Fair


University of Greenwich graduation ceremony at Kingsbury Hotel

Views - 19 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The graduation ceremony of the University of Greenwich was held on 6 November at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. British High Commissioner James Darius was the Chief Guest at the graduation. HNB Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody, delivering the key note at


ICMA (Australia) Sri Lanka Branch hosts 2018 Graduation Ceremony

Views - 64 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) Australia recently qualified more than 160 Certified Management Accountants (Australia) at its Graduation and Membership Awarding Ceremony, held on 15 November at the Grand Ballroom of the Hote


NTU breaks into top 50 in US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings

Views - 22 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) continues to rise in the global league tables, moving up six spots to 49th place and taking the top 5 spots in four subjects in the latest US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities


IIT conducts Foundation Awards ceremony for new students

Views - 24 Friday, 16 November 2018 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, recently held its Foundation Awards ceremony to felicitate the latest batches of students who have suc


Nawaloka College of Higher Studies holds 4th graduation ceremony

Views - 35 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) held its 4th graduation ceremony at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo, celebrating the accomplishments of 284 students who will commence their second year of studies in Australia and Malaysia by February 2019. The


PIM conducts Annual Student Research Day

Views - 17 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the Nation’s Management Mentor conducted its fifth Annual Student Research Day on 30 October, at its premises. Many MBA students of the PIM presented their research work. The day also provided an exce


SriLankan extends wings to empower Nation’s tomorrow

Views - 19 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

Upholding its responsibility to nurture the Nation’s youth, SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka became a part of the ‘SPRINT’ Program which is an island wide project launched with a vision to create a future-ready next generat


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M.N. Nambiar: Birth centenary of Tamil cinema’s greatest screen villain

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Thursday 7 March this year was the birth centenary of Indian film actor Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar known to the world at large as M.N. Nambiar. The great Thespian who made a name for himself by acting in negative roles was hailed by many as the greate


An innocent utopian dream

Saturday, 23 March 2019

In an article published in the Daily FT on 19 February 2015, I predicted the trajectory of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government. In that piece of conjecture captioned ‘Maithri’s Mandate and Ranil’s Royalist Regency’ I said that Sri Lanka was witne


Historic betrayal of SLMC and ACMC

Saturday, 23 March 2019

It appears, according to a news report that the leaders of SLMC, ACMC and DPF during a meeting with President Sirisena to discuss constitutional reforms have “reneged on their promise to back the ongoing efforts to abolish the executive presidency


Playing with history

Friday, 22 March 2019

First of all, I was delighted to note a counter criticism ‘A reply to Victor Ivan’s ‘What went wrong with Sri Lanka?’ published in the Financial Times on 11 March in response to my article which appeared in the same newspaper on 22 February.


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