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KIU commences the new academic year

Views - 25 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

The inauguration ceremony of the third batch including BSc. Hons in Biomedical Science, BSc. Hons in Psychology, BSc. Hons in Medical Science in Acupuncture, Bachelor of Management Hors in Human Resources, Accounting and Marketing was held on the f J


MSU and MSI degree programs facilitate international education for individual enhancement

Views - 80 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

Management & Science University (MSU) Malaysia, the QS Asian World Ranking University in Sri Lanka recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Sri Lankan Medical Council (SLMC), is offering its Diploma and (Hons) Degree programs leading


Education Ministry signs MoU with SEC

Views - 150 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

The Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) to formalise the provision of trilingual financial education among school teachers and students in Sri


SLTC offers merit-based youth excellence scholarships for engineering degree programs

Views - 51 Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) has introduced a merit-based scholarship program for engineering and technology degrees to students who have excelled at their Advanced Level examinations. The ENTECH Youth Excellence Scholarships will rewar


SLIIT and Hemas Manufacturing in partnership to boost education

Views - 47 Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

Uplifting higher education to a new, more efficient, effective, superior level, SLIIT and Hemas Manufacturing Ltd. signed a MOU on educational co-operation between the two organisations. The new partnership between the two entities will help provide


Stanford MBA students visit Aitken Spence on study visit to Sri Lanka

Views - 52 Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

30 MBA students and several professors from Stanford University visited Aitken Spence PLC as a part an intensive study tour to Sri Lanka, recently. The students’ visit was aimed at gaining a deep understanding of how Sri Lanka was healing from the


Colombo School of Business and Management offers scholarships for school leavers to be groomed as ne

Views - 143 Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

The Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM), a certificate awarding institution under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka, is offering attractive scholarships for school leavers to be groomed as next generation corp


AAT students to top the country and districts at A/L 2017

Views - 137 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

According to the recently issued results of the GCE Advanced Level Examination 2017, the AAT students have been able to perform exceptionally well obtaining flying colours with noticeable island and district ranks.


NTB supports University of Colombo students through multiple engagements on Personal Resilience and

Views - 67 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

Recognising the importance of industry-university partnerships in preparing the youth for the future, Nations Trust Bank made


CA Sri Lanka scholarships for the top three commerce achievers at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level exam

Views - 90 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

The top three achievers in the commerce stream at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level exam were recently awarded with scholarships from the Institute


Youth are the leaders of today

Views - 29 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

International Youth Alliance for Peace (IYAP) truly a youth led movement is counting its successful fourth year. In marking this celebration let me share with you


PYMUN: model UN gets off the ground in Puttalam

Views - 132 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

Year 2017 came to a great close for the energetic and committed youth of Puttalam as they wrapped up their proceedings of their first model United Nations


Kaneesha recounts her journey at Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa Iowa

Views - 73 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Kaneesha Dawood, an alumnus from Lyceum International Panadura, reached Scholarships for USA seeking admissions to a US university accredited, reputed and affordable. Out of many offers SUSA was able to attract (from Montana to Pennsylvania and from


Bachelor in Biomedical Science from MSU

Views - 63 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Medicine and healthcare is becoming increasingly sophisticated, biomedical science has today become a dynamic and fascinating field, where important and dramatic contributions to the improvement of human health are being made. With the growth of this


Sri Lanka’s largest education exhibition and job fair, EDEX Expo to mark 15 years

Views - 248 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Sri Lanka’s largest education exhibition and job fair, EDEX Expo will be celebrating 15 years this year with its annual fair which is to be held from the 19-21 January 2018 at BMICH. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to


KIU celebrates first convocation ceremony in grand scale

Views - 48 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

KIU commenced the Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing Degree program in the year of 2015. The BSc. Hons in Nursing is a degree program which is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and recognised by the University Grant Commission. As a


SLIIT opens student enrolment for 2018

Views - 305 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The intake of students for 2018 has commenced at SLIIT for the degree courses starting on 5 February. SLIIT is a world class institute with UGC approved degrees in Computing, Business, Engineering, Architecture and Quantity Surveying. The Institute


India offers higher education scholarships to 175 Sri Lankan students

Views - 364 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

India’s High Commission in Colombo has announced 175 undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships for meritorious Sri Lankan students to study in India under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship scheme. The ICCR scholarships


St George’s University to attract Sri Lankan students

Views - 22 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

For almost 40 years, St. George’s University (SGU) has been training more than 17,000 doctors who have practiced in over 50 countries and in all 50 US states. “Since 1999, we have trained nearly 1,000 veterinarians in our now AVMA-accredited Doct


Over 120 students graduate with BSc. Applied Accounting Degree at CA Sri Lanka’s School of Accountin

Views - 146 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

A total of 121 students were conferred with a BSc. in Applied Accounting Degree at the 2017 convocation of the CA Sri Lanka School of Accounting and Business which was held in December. The convocation was held under the patronage of Emeritus Profe


Randhi latest Scholarships for USA’s placement at Truman State University in Missouri

Views - 77 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Randhi Perera, an alumnus from American College of Higher Education (ACHE), recently became Scholarships for USA’s latest placement at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Having completed two years at ACHE, Randhi is transferring to T


World-class IT and Business graduates enter corporate world at 23rd IIT Convocation

Views - 48 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

For the 23rd consecutive year, Sri Lanka’s unmatched pioneer in providing globally renowned British IT and Business higher education, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) held its convocation at BMICH recently. The convocation which saw n


Horizon Campus joins hands with Govt. to offer interest free loan scheme for higher education

Views - 200 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

With more than 80% of academically well prepared Sri Lankan students being deprived each year of entering state universities due to capacity constraints in the universities, Horizon Campus has taken the initiative to expand access to higher education


Australian High Commissioner congratulates Australia Awards recipients

Views - 49 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson hosted a reception in Colombo on 7 November to congratulate 30 Sri Lankans who have been offered Australia Awards scholarships to study at Australian universities in 2018. The recipients will undertake ma


INSEE Cement’s endeavour to educate youth in Puttalam

Views - 176 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

INSEE Cement strongly believes in encouraging and inspiring youth to achieve career success through focus on training and education that would help them to progress professionally. INSEE Cement spearheaded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between


USAID launches Youth Employment Skills Project Office in Hambantota – YouLead!

Views - 110 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce, opened a regional YouLead! office in Hambantota on 29 November. YouLead! is a USAID-funded 1.8 billion rupee program ($12


‘WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program’ comes to an end

Views - 40 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:57

‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program,’ a youth dialogue bringing 350+ young people from across the country, was concluded recently at the BMICH.


Unilever launches 4th edition of SPARKS Student Ambassador Program

Views - 66 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

Reaffirming its commitment to empowering the country’s future business leaders, Unilever Sri Lanka, the No. 1 employer in the nation[ As per a Nielson survey conducted in 2016],welcomed 21 undergraduate students from some of the country’s top hig


#WeAre2030: Empowering young start-ups

Views - 84 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the aim of empowering young entrepreneurs held a youth dialogue under the title ‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program’ on 7-8 November in Colombo. The two-day Dialogue hosted by the


SLIIT Computing launches BEng honours degree in electronic and electrical engineering

Views - 97 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:57

SLIIT Computing, in association with Liverpool John Moores University, UK, has launched a three-year route towards a BEng (Honours) degree program in electronic and electrical engineering with registrations for the January 2018 intake now open.


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The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018

It is generally said that there are no genuine “Sri Lankan” Brahmins in the island today, and that those Brahmins who officiate as priests in Hindu kovils (temples) are of Indian origin with close ties with Tamil Nadu.


The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sri Lanka over the last few weeks has experienced a twin crisis. One is political provoked by its Constitution, and the other economic engendered by its politics. However, this crisis is the combined effect of two previous presidencies, those of J.R.


The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken in the belief that the crisis we face is an opportunity to reject the family kleptocracy of Mahinda R


Courting democracy; Housing disaster?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme


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