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AAT Sri Lanka celebrates its 33rd anniversary

Views - 6 Monday, 17 February 2020 00:14

By Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala On the 33rd anniversary of the inauguration of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, as its Founding President and the President of ICASL responsible for setting up AATSL, I thought to reflect on the ea

UTS academics visit UTS Insearch Sri Lanka

Views - 5 Monday, 17 February 2020 00:11

UTS Insearch Sri Lanka will host a special event on Tuesday 18 February at its campus in Colombo. Current and prospective students will enjoy a unique opportunity to meet leading academics from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) discussing the

IDP Education: Meet representatives of universities and colleges in person from Australia

Views - 15 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

IDP Australia, an organisation 50% co-owned by Australian Government universities which promotes Australian education services in overseas countries, is organising the Australia Education Fair on Sunday, 16 February from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hilton C

Passed Finalists Certificate Awarding Ceremony of AAT Sri Lanka

Views - 7 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

AAT Sri Lanka, the pioneer in producing middle level accounting professionals to the country, held its Passed Finalists Certificate Awarding Ceremony recently at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo. The students

First batch of BEng Degree students pass out from SLT Training Centre with commendable results

Views - 9 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom Training Centre (SLT TTC), conducted the graduation ceremony for its first batch of BEng Degree program students and the 11th batch of BTEC HND program students recently. The graduation ceremony was organised on a grand scale at th

Emerging Sri Lankan economists shine at 16th SAESM  

Views - 12 Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

The economics undergraduates who took part in the 16th South Asian Economics Students Meet (SAESM) were able to show their talent to the world, by achieving the best-ever performance by a Sri Lankan team since the initiation of the event 16 years ago

Opportunity to attend Global Social Leaders World Summit 2020 in UK

Views - 35 Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:02

Global Social Leaders is a rapidly growing movement of socially conscious leaders which culminates annually in the Global Social Leaders World Summit and Junior World Summit. Now entering their eighth year...

Sri Lankan envoy addresses South Korean international youth fellowship on tourism in SL

Views - 10 Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:01

Coinciding with the momentous Lunar New Year holidays in the Republic of Korea, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Korea Dr. A. Saj U. Mendis was invited to deliver a special lecture on Sri Lanka with particular emphasis on the touristic attr

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

Views - 19 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 - 10 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 - 16 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 - 79 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 - 13 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 - 17 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 - 11 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 13 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 - 20 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 - 18 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 - 144 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 - 79 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 - 27 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 - 24 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 - 17 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 - 17 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 - 16 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 - 16 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 - 419 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 - 19 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

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Withering of expectations and prospects of new ones

Friday, 21 February 2020

The election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President at the last Presidential Election can be said to have been the ultimate wish of the majority of Sinhala Buddhist people. Yet, the people were not aware that the President they were electing does not hav

Upsurge of populism

Friday, 21 February 2020

“Populism: denies the pluralism of contemporary societies. It promotes hostility to “enemies” and flirts with violence. It is generally gripped by a territorial mentality that prioritises borders and nation states against ‘foreigners’ and

Diplomatic drone strike, Indo-Lanka equation and constitutional change

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The ‘diplomatic drone strike’, the dramatic US strictures against the Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, tells us that Big Brother IS watching. This isn’t the usual suspects, its way out of their league. This is the Big League, the big b

Solar and wind power can resolve electricity crisis, early and cheaper, if allowed

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The country is facing the worst power situation in the history, with electricity generation being unable to meet the demand, with generation costs among the most expensive in the world. With the current scenario, the country cannot be expected to com

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