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

Views - 19 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 - 9 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 - 12 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 - 10 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 - 12 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 - 18 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 - 4 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 - 25 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 - 22 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 - 10 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 - 20 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 - 14 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 - 48 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 25 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 - 13 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 - 15 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


SL Embassy in Seoul and NTB launch entrepreneurial education program to enhance employee skills

Views - 21 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Seoul and the Nations Trust Bank jointly conducted a series of five workshops on entrepreneurial education targeting Sri Lankan employees in the Republic of Korea, in Cheonan, Gimhae, Gimpo, Ulsan and Ansan regions from 11


CIMA Toastmasters Club scores triple century!

Views - 21 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

The Tricentennial (300th) meeting of the CIMA Toastmasters Club, held on 17 October was an evening filled with delight and memorable moments. A presentation of the flashback slides brought nostalgic memories of the first meeting and of all the milest


Sampath Bank ‘Sampath Saviya’ facilitates youth entrepreneurial skills workshop in Galle

Views - 13 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

In a bid to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in the country, Sampath Bank held a one-day workshop themed ‘Business Startups’ as part of the Bank’s ‘Sampath Saviya’ Entrepreneurship Development Program in Galle, in partnership with the National


CA Sri Lanka scholarships for 141 high achieving students

Views - 88 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently awarded scholarships to 141 outstanding students in the country, including the highest achievers at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level


SLIIT commences student enrolments for Curtin University Degree Pathway Programs 2019 intake

Views - 55 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

Cementing its longest standing foreign university partnership of over 17 years, SLIIT commenced the annual 2019 student intake for undergraduate degree programs for Curtin University, Australia, recently. Recognised among the top


STEM participates at ‘19+ Educational, Vocational, Career Guidance and Trade exhibition’

Views - 13 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

The Ministry of Education organised the ‘19+, Educational, Vocational, Career Guidance and Trade exhibition’ 2018 from 3 to 7 October at the Kuliyapititya Central College. This exhibition was specifically targeted towards students of grade 9 and


NIBM inaugurates its Management and Leadership Degree program

Views - 16 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

NIBM encourages innovative approaches in education in order to contribute to the societal transition towards sustainability through a well-developed education system, which creates a learning culture for students to explore their talents and develop


Hameedia commits to empower the nation’s youth

Views - 18 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist, recently stepped forward as the Official Clothing Partner of the National Youth Model United Nations (NYMUN) 2018. In an effort to empower the nation’s younger generations, Hameedia hosted perso


Leading by example: Jaffna Hindu College and Ananda College, Colombo strengthening harmonious ties

Views - 161 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

During the past seven years, the Jaffna and Colombo communities have been tied in a ceremonial bond through a celebrated cricket tournament between Jaffna Hindu College and Ananda College, Colombo, icons of the Hindu and Buddhist communities in Sri L


Spark ’18 kicks off, highlighting Royal College talent

Views - 132 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Spark ’18, an innovation and invention exhibition organised by Royal College, kick-started yesterday, giving space for the students of the school to display their creative makings. The exhibition which was inaugurated by Educ


Australian HC concludes Australia Awards 2019 intake selection

Views - 17 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

The Australian High Commission announced that the Australia Awards selection for the 2019 intake was now complete. Australian universities will host 36 awardees from Sri Lanka and eight awardees from the Maldives. The Australia Awards are prestigiou


CINEC to hold Open Day on 15 September

Views - 33 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:28

CINEC Campus will open its doors to 2018 A/L students and their parents on Saturday 15 September, to explore the potential educational avenues available to them, leading to a successful career in the future. Potential students attending the Open Day


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