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Old Anandians appreciate young Anandians who excelled at GCE A/Ls

Views - 74 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

The old Anandians 70-75 group has organised for the 12th consecutive year the appreciation and felicitation ceremony


SriLankan Airlines Toastmasters Club honoured at International District 82 Conference

Views - 108 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:43

The SriLankan Airlines Toastmasters Club was honoured with multiple awards at ‘Ovation 2018’, the Annual Conference of Toastmasters International District 82, held at the BMICH recently, including the prestigious ‘Golden Gavel Award’ and ‘Q


NDB Toastmasters Best Speaker Contest 2018 a massive success

Views - 88 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:42

The NDB Toastmasters ‘Best Speaker Contest 2018’ Grand Finale organised by the NDB Toastmasters Club in collaboration with the NDB HR Department was held in great celebration at the DHPL Auditorium of the NDB – EDB Towers. The contest commenced


Kumar de Silva, Chief Guest at Wesley College Prize Day

Views - 119 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:09

The annual Prize Day of Wesley College Colombo will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday 14 June in the Main Hall under the patronage of the Bishop of the Methodist Church Revd. Asiri Perera, and Principal Avanka Fernando.


World-renowned Cambridge Schools Conference in Sri Lanka in November

Views - 389 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:08

Cambridge International has announced that it will be holding a Cambridge Schools Conference in Sri Lanka this year on 27 and 28 November.


Trinity College celebrates 150 years with ‘Trinity 150’

Views - 141 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:05

On 17 May Trinity College officially launched ‘Trinity 150’, a project aimed at celebrating 150 years of Trinity in 2022. The primary aim of the project is to improve the ailing infrastructure of the school by renovating historical buildings such


Lyceum International School: Birth to adulthood

Views - 1180 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:03

25 years of success! The beginning of it all was the dream of a single individual Mohan Lal Grero. His dream of a Sri Lankan student population proficient in the English Language became a reality with the establishment of the Lyceum International Sch


Fairfield Holdings acquires controlling interest of Alethea Group

Views - 1222 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:01

One of the country’s oldest private educational institutions, Alethea Group divested controlling interest of its equity to Fairfield Holdings at end May 2018. The transaction was arranged and supervised by M Power Capital which was responsible fo


Minister Dr. Amunugama visit to NSMB Green University Town

Views - 67 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:08

Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Upcountry Heritage Dr. Sarath Amunugama made his inaugural visit to NSBM Green University Town on 8 June. The Minister was graced by the new Chairman of NSBM P.


Let your dream take flight with Hanseo University

Views - 164 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:08

Nawaloka Air Services, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Nawaloka Holdings recently tied up with one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea to provide exceptional aviation related study programs to Sri Lankan students. Hanseo University is


La Trobe Business School, Australia makes new announcements to cater to Sri Lankan students

Views - 85 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:08

Opening new opportunities for Sri Lankan students, a senior delegation led by Professor Jane Hamilton, Dean and Head of La Trobe Business School (LBS), La Trobe University (LTU), Australia visited Kathmandu, India and Colombo. In response to student


LAUGFS empowers future generations with Ministry of Education

Views - 48 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:05

The LAUGFS Nana Maga Math Camps conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education marked another milestone of assisting over 1,500 students to strengthen their mathematics knowledge through skill enhancement. The 10th program was recently con


Sri Lankan student bags Gold Medal in Delhi-based South Asian University

Views - 94 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Colombo: Niroshika Sanjeewani Liyana Muhandiram, the only Sri Lankan national to have graduated from the New Delhi-based


1000 Youth Leaders Program conducted by District 82 of Toastmasters International

Views - 167 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The 1000 Youth Leadership Program is a program initiated by DTM Arunasalam Balraj, International President of Toastmasters


Over 50% pass rate at CA Sri Lanka’s Executive Level March 2018 exam

Views - 793 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The Executive Level March 2018 exam of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) has seen a pass rate of over 50%.


Mobitel powers Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak Season 2 as it culminates to a grand finale

Views - 77 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Kotiyak Vatina Adahas’ Season 2 grand finale will be aired on Sirasa TV on 15 June at 9 p.m. Sri Lanka’s first-ever innovation


Hilton Colombo Residences participates in Hilton’s largest annual global career initiative

Views - 89 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences joined in to support Hilton Global’s annual global career event, ‘Careers@Hilton Week’ with


ESOFT’s 2018 MBA class treated to special session with Kishu Gomes

Views - 224 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest private sector higher education network, ESOFT Metro Campus, demonstrated its commitment to inclusive


Logo Design Competition to engage with schools at international level

Views - 35 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka-Australia-New Zealand Business Council (SLANZBC), affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce located in Sri Lanka was established in 2001 to promote trade,


Private sector education key to developing tertiary education: Mahinda Samarasinghe

Views - 93 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe on Sunday said that the private sector will be a major tool for uplifting tertiary education in the country and increasing the number of graduates.


China’s Guangxi exhibits educational facilities to attract Sri Lankan students

Views - 89 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Xinhua: The Study in Guangxi Education Exhibition in Colombo is underway in Colombo, drawing a steady stream of Sri Lankan students wanting to study in China.


Potensure launches mobile app

Views - 120 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Two Sri Lankans who pioneered a company that connects international students to service providers in Australia recently launched their mobile app in Colombo.


Student exchange program between India and Sri Lanka

Views - 172 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

The High Commission of India facilitated a Youth Exchange Program for the students of The Lawrence School, Sanawar – India (established in 1847) and Royal College – Colombo (established in 1835).


Korea to provide $ 7.5 million for improvement of education in Kilinochchi District

Views - 81 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Taking a step forward in its endeavours to improve the education sector in the Kilinochchi district since 2011, KOICA has decided to provide grant aid worth $ 7.5 million to renovate a number of schools in Kilinochchi.


Softlogic partners with global pioneer JP-IK to boost ICT education in Sri Lanka

Views - 168 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Softlogic Information Technologies Ltd., one of the country’s leading software and hardware solutions providers and a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, has partnered with JP-IK, a global pioneer in ICT-based education, to create, integrate and


Digital screens boost learning among rural school children

Views - 256 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Pix and text by Shanika Sriyananda The interactive board which has replaced the aged-old blackboard in the class has made the science subject for Grade 11-D students of Taxila Central College, Horana, more interesting. Clear pictures related to the


Moratuwa Uni. Aeronautical Engineering students to compete in IMechE UAS challenge

Views - 252 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

A team of 10 students from the Aeronautical Engineering Stream of the University of Moratuwa Department of Mechanical Engineering have been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the 2018 IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) challenge, to be held next


Future very much in the hands of young entrepreneurs: CB Chief

Views - 80 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy last week declared that the future of our country is very much in the hands of young entrepreneurs as they are the key towards success and overall growth. “What has been encouraging


Horizon Campus launches Govt. partnered interest free student loan scheme for 2nd successive year

Views - 250 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

The Interest Free Higher Education Loan Scheme launched by the MOHE to ease off the financial constraints of higher education for students as well as to provide opportunities for those who miss State University entrance due to capacity constraints, r


YNF to felicitate best performing entrepreneurs under SME program

Views - 54 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

The Youth to Nation Foundation (YNF), the CSR arm of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC and Ceylon Investment PLC under the Carson Cumberbatch group of companies, will host a program to felicitate star performers under its Young Entrepreneur Develo


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