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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 - 133 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 - 18 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 - 34 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


Lyceum International School educational tour to France

Views - 57 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:28

Lyceum International School, Sri Lanka, in its pursuit to provide international exposure to its students, will send a group of 55 students and eight French language teachers on an educational tour to France from 18-29 August. This educational tour is


Lankan school students top world level exams

Views - 25 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:27

Students of the Burhani Serendib School, Colombo 4, excelled in the IGCSE 2018 O/Level and A/Level examinations with one of its students scoring the world’s highest in English Language under the O/Level category and an AS Level student scoring the


IEC’s ‘Study Abroad Education Seminar 2018’ a must-attend for students with dreams to study abroad

Views - 33 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:27

International Education Consultancy (IEC), the pioneering institute in Australian education to enter the international education market in Sri Lanka, is holding a ‘Study Abroad Education Seminar 2018’ on 15 September at 10:30 a.m. at the Jaffna P


GHC Global Education offers numerous services to make dream of education in Australia reality

Views - 27 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:23

The GHC Global Education Institute provides a number of foreign education services to local students free of charge. Located at No. 704, Negombo Road, Welisara, as an affiliated institution of IIHS, GHC Global Education provides facilities for local


IIHS provides pathways to 4 universities in four continents

Views - 21 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

The IIHS affiliations between The State University of New York (USA), Coventry University (United Kingdom), Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and University of Tasmania (Australia) allows students to continue their learning


‘Enginaeru Horawa’ IESL radio program for students

Views - 24 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

‘Enginaeru Horawa,’ a radio program specially meant for public awareness on engineers’ role in society and for guidance to students (and parents) aspiring for higher education in engineering will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Satur


LNBTI launches BIT External Degree with UoM

Views - 36 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

Lanka Nippon BizTech Institute, LNBTI, recently announced a partnership with the University of Moratuwa to offer the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) External degree program. The BIT External degree program with LNBTI will enable students to


UCL proves academic prowess with 31 students securing Global Awards of Excellence

Views - 19 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

Continuing to illustrate academic excellence established since its inception, Universal College Lanka (UCL) announced that 31 students have secured Global Awards of Excellence at the recently held examination. Consequently, the students will be eligi


British Council honours stakeholders at IELTS Awards Night 2018

Views - 24 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

The British Council in Sri Lanka held its IELTS Awards Night on Tuesday at Kings Court, Cinnamon Lakeside. Initiated in 2010, this annual awards ceremony is hosted by the country’s leading IELTS test centre with the intention of recognising and cel


IIHE signs MoU with University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Views - 66 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

IIHE (Imperial Institute of Higher Education), pioneers in bringing overseas education into Sri Lanka, moved one step further in their vision of providing high quality education by signing a MOU with University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) to


Indian scholarships for Sri Lankan students

Views - 34 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

The High Commission of India in Colombo announced scholarships for Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/Ph.D. courses in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy for the academic year 2018-19.


SLIIT students to showcase engineering potential at Young Engineering Expo 2018

Views - 37 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

The Faculty of Engineering at SLIIT will present the Young Engineering Expo 2018 for the fourth consecutive year on 11 July at the Faculty of Engineering, Malabe Campus.


Elizabeth Moir School students offered places at universities in world top ten

Views - 123 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

Elizabeth Moir School students have been offered places at six of the world’s top ten universities. This includes the current top three in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings – Oxford, Cambridge and Stanford – as well as UPenn,


Lyceum Deputy Coordinating Principal Kumarasinghe clinches Education Leadership Award

Views - 29 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

Malith Kumarasinghe, the Deputy Coordinating Principal of the Lyceum Group of Schools and Principal of Lyceum Nuwara Eliya, brought glory to both the school and Sri Lanka by bagging the prestigious Education Leadership Award at the World Education Co


ICBT launches Cardiff Met new MBA specialisations

Views - 313 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

Cardiff Met MBA at ICBT Campus, one of the long-standing internal British University MBAs delivered in Sri Lanka, introduces new specialisations to drive and equip corporate individuals to be suited for the next generation management practices in the


SLTC partners Australian uni. RMIT to create global platform for engineering students

Views - 98 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) recently announced their partnership with RMIT, one of Australia’s largest and top universities to create a global platform for local engineering students across the country.


Fulbright specialist program established at University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Views - 226 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

The United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission has initiated a unique project where a group of students at University


Improving the level of students’ language proficiency is a Govt. priority

Views - 43 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

In regards to a recent study conducted by the British Council and the Ministry of Education several experts highlighted


British Council, Ministry of Education collaborate to develop international learning

Views - 41 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

This year celebrated the last year of the International School Awards in Sri Lanka and the occasion was marked by the presence


SLTC launches Centre for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation for educators

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

In keeping with the promise for better education and smarter classrooms, the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), recently powered another ground breaking initiative, giving life to an independent organisation, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching


SLIIT holds Open Day for MSc July intake

Views - 33 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s leading degree awarding institute approved by the Ministry of Higher Education held an Open Day recently at its Metro Campus to coincide with the institute’s new intake of MSc students.


University of Jayewardenepura ties up with Airtel’s Industry Partnership Program

Views - 29 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

Airtel has opened its doors to the undergraduates of the Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of University of Sri Jayewardenepura under the Airtel Industry Partnership Program – a joint academic cum indust


IIT becomes Sri Lanka’s first-ever institute to provide BCS accredited degree programs

Views - 182 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka, has become the first institute in Sri Lanka to provide degree programs with British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation.


Sydney Business School offers degree pathway progression for BMS Graduate Diploma

Views - 98 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

The Sydney Business School (SBS), a part of Australia’s University of Wollongong, recognised the Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) awarded by the Business Management School (BMS) for progression to its Master of Business Degree.


Lyceum International fetes 25

Views - 113 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

Lyceum International School’s 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary Celebration was held last Thursday at the Nugegoda


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

Views - 38 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

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


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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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Questionable (or absurd) official report on poverty indicators

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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Teaching the younger generation to observe professional ethics is the need of the hour

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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