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Sri Lankan delegation to Global Social Leaders World Summit call on President

Views - 30 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

The Sri Lankan delegates to the Global Social Leaders World Summit, who will be attending the summit for the very first time, called on President Maithripala Sirisena. He congratulated the team and delegates from around the world who will be attendi

John Keells empowers skills development of over 9,200 youth in 2018/19

Views - 14 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

“When I came home with my poor O/L results, my father asked me what I would do with my life now. He actually gave up on me. It was my mother who stood by me, pushed me and supported me when I decided to apply for the John Keells Vocational Training

11 students to represent Sri Lanka at Global Social Leaders World Summit 2019

Views - 76 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

Global Social Leaders World Summit organised by Future Foundations and Wellington Leadership Institute UK, will be held from 4 to 16 August in United Kingdom bringing young people together from and across the world, who are driven to make social chan

Sri Lanka spearheads ‘World Youth Skills Day 2019’ at United Nations Headquarters

Views - 15 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, declaring 15July as “World Youth Skills Day” which will be celebrated every year. World Youth Skills Day 2019 was marked on 15 July at the UN Headquarters at New York, organised b

Complete your American degree at PATHE Global Campus

Views - 26 Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:00

PATHE Global Campus (PGC) presented their new program, the American Degree completion program at the AAA function recently. American University Program (AUP) is a three-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) completely delivered in Sri Lanka

NDB partners British Council again to train teachers to develop 21st Century Skills in pupils

Views - 49 Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:00

NDB recently partnered with British Council for the sixth consecutive year to improve the skills of Secondary English Language Teachers of Government Schools in Sri Lanka through an enhanced teacher training and delivery method supported by language

Dialog App Challenge concludes with grand finale

Views - 63 Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, held the grand finale of the ‘Dialog App Challenge’ powered by IdeaMart and Dialog Home Broadband on 3 April. Sri Lanka’s first inter-school app challenge saw Parameswaran Praveena

Musaeus College clinches championship at CA Sri Lanka Business Plan Competition 2019

Views - 87 Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:00

One of Colombo’s leading schools, Musaeus College clinched the championship at the grand finale of the CA Sri Lanka Business Plan Competition 2019 organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). Musaeus College comp

Dialog Home Broadband spearheads accessible e-learning with via Guru School Buddy

Views - 13 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Dialog Home Broadband from Dialog Broadband Networks Ltd., a fully-owned subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the facilitation of free e-learning services, in collaboration with, exclusively

Top UK medical school launches new Sri Lankan route to medical career

Views - 26 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Aspiring doctors in Sri Lanka and the region can, for the first time gain a degree in medicine at one of the best medical schools in the UK whilst completing the final clinical years of their studies in Sri Lanka. The University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Horizon Campus establishes strategic partnership with SLASSCOM to build IT/BPM industry capacity

Views - 14 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

The Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Horizon Campus. The signing of this corporate sponsorship and partnership agreement took place recently by SLASSCOM Chairma

Momentum 2019 to advocate youth for leadership roles

Views - 18 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 - 61 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 - 19 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 - 44 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 - 37 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 - 49 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 - 41 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 - 57 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 - 42 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 - 59 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 - 45 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 - 48 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 - 53 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 - 59 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 - 65 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 - 114 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 - 608 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 - 90 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 - 45 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

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