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CISI’s Education Trust Awards 2017: Inspiring futures

Views - 1524 Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:13

Nilukshi Jayawardena receiving her certificate from CISI Chief Executive Simon Culhane Chartered FCSI   The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) launched its inaugural Global Education Trust Awar

NDB together with British Council awards 200 English teachers

Views - 1012 Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:12

NDB Director, CEO Dimantha Seneviratne handing over certificates NDB together with British Council awarded the successful candidates who completed the ‘English for Teaching’ training program. The ceremony was held at t

SLIIT provides standard of higher education employers seek

Views - 1079 Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:09

Parents in Sri Lanka place high emphasis on higher education for their child that will ensure a lucrative career with job satisfaction. SLIIT is an institute that understands this important need and is able to provide students with not only learni

Damshike becomes SUSA’s latest placement at Indian Hills Community College, USA

Views - 1024 Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:05

Damshike Piyasena with Scholarships for USA Director Priyanthi Dissanayake at Water’s Edge   Damshike Piyasena, an alumnus of Asian International (AIS) becomes Scholarships for USA’s (SUSA) latest placemen

Edulink launches unique postgraduate diploma as route to MBAs of University of Northampton

Views - 1203 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

  Designed as a route to the leading world class MBA from the University of Northampton (UK), the ATHE Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management, which is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification, has been launched

IIT Careers Day provides opportunities for leading companies to employ talented graduates

Views - 1229 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

  The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), a pioneer in providing British higher education in Information Technology and Business in Sri Lanka, recently held its annual ‘Careers Day’ at BMICH.  The II

AOD shares insights on ‘design’ as career choice with ‘Design Experience Day 2017’

Views - 1153 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

  Get introduced to a career in design with some of today’s biggest prospects at AOD’s Design Experience Day 2017 on Saturday, 15 July at AOD, 29, Lauries Road, Colombo 4 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free entry;

Three more graduate from Hills

Views - 1137 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

Minoli Amaratunga, Sawin Jayasekera and Dharani Matharage (pictured from left) recently graduated from Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) in Ottumwa Iowa USA. Minoli and Dharani are alumni of Sirimavo whilst Sawin is of Asian Internati

Applications called for Advance Diploma in Journalism

Views - 1177 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka College of Journalism (SLCJ) has commenced registering students for Advance Diploma in Journalism which will commence on 9 July. The diploma classes will be held on weekends and it will be a one-year course.  The four core sub

Pathfinder Foundation to develop work program with Sichuan University of China

Views - 1128 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

Following a fact-finding tour undertaken by a team of academics representing the prestigious Sichuan University (SCU) in April at the invitation of the Pathfinder Foundation (PF), a three-member PF delegation visited SCU recently with a view to ex

Colombo Uni. English Language Teaching Unit hosts Intl.l Research Symposium on English as a Second L

Views - 1069 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

Registration now open for proposal submission and participation The rise of English as a global lingua franca has encouraged more innovative, reflective and rigorous research into the area of second-language studies in Sri Lanka. In order

Roadmap to interactive teaching: Workshop for Sri Lankan teachers by UK academics

Views - 1051 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

A workshop has been exclusively designed for teachers in order to expand the knowledge on their current teaching practice and participate in more stimulating interactive teaching methods that have a significant effective outcome on studen

Commercial Credit powers ‘Future Minds 2017’

Views - 1074 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

From left: Commercial Credit and Finance PLC Senior Manager Educational Loans Jayalath Malwenna, Future Minds 2017 Advisor Chathura Lakindu, Nalanda College Principal Thilak Waththuhewa and Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Tr

BOC’s Ran Kekulu Grade 5 Scholarship Awards for 2016 concludes successfully

Views - 1241 Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:00

  BOC’s Ran Kekulu Grade 5 Scholarship Awards – 2016 national event recently concluded successfully at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) Colombo on Thursday 22 June. This was organise

Aspirations International Education Exhibition 2017 this weekend

Views - 1154 Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:00

Leading the way in assuring placement for aspiring scholars in over 30 universities and institutions overseas, Aspirations International Education Exhibition 2017 will be held on 8 and 9 July, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Hilton, Colombo for the 11th

Microsoft commends for ‘smart schools’ project

Views - 1170 Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:00

  Sri Lanka’s successful transformation of 65 schools into ‘smart schools’ capable of deploying digital learning protocols, is to be showcased in the Asia Pacific region by Microsoft. The global technology

New UN Youth Envoy Jayathma speaks out

Views - 1227 Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

      Jayathma Wickramanayake, who has been appointed the new UN Envoy on Youth by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, recently spoke her heart out on her role. Born in 1990, Wickramanay

CA Sri Lanka’s BSc in Applied Accounting Degree marks highest-ever intake in 2017

Views - 869 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:00

The BSc. Applied Accounting Degree offered by CA Sri Lanka which has gained much respect and popularity amongst students and employers within a short span of time, recorded the highest ever intake this year, with over 500 students including foreig

Neptune Edification celebrates 5 years of market success

Views - 872 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:00

  Neptune Director Administration Krishni Balasubramaniam Building on its successful story of academic excellence, Neptune Edification (NEP), the learning experience destination, premier ACCA learning provider an

INSEE-IESL Concrete Challenge boosts engineering skills of university students

Views - 850 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:00

From left: IESL Vice President and Ceylon Electricity Board Project Director Dr. Kamal Laksiri, IESL President Elect and University of Moratuwa Department of Civil Engineering Senior lecturer Prof. Niranjanie Ratnayake, IESL President and Ceylon E

India assists in developing Kilinochchi campus

Views - 609 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:00

In a ceremony held on 30 June, the faculty of Agriculture and faculty of Engineering of Kilinochchi campus of University of Jaffna were dedicated by Minister of  Higher Education and Highways Lakshman  Kiriella, High Commissione

Sri Lanka Technological Campus starts registration of engineering students

Views - 780 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

Completing its second successful year since launching in 2014, the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) has opened registrations for new applicants for its September 2017 intake creating opportunities for talented Sri Lankan students to obtain a

SLIIT Business School contributes to building influential network of future business leaders

Views - 767 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

A head of a Business Faculty has a complex role; to work as a catalyst to build curricula and supportive programs compatible with current and future business landscapes. SLIIT Business School Department of Business Management Head Mano Weligodapol

Over 300 students from Next Campus graduate from 3 prestigious partner universities

Views - 747 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

Adding over 300 young men and women to its large base of global alumni from three illustrious universities that include Teesside University (UK), Birmingham City University (UK) and Mahatma Gandhi University (India), NEXT Campus held its annual gr

Ananda Vidyalaya felicitates students who excelled at A/L exam

Views - 558 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  Ananda Vidyalaya, Colombo held a felicitation at the college hall on Wednesday (14) for 175 students who excelled at the GCE Advanced Level examination by obtaining three ‘A’s . Past pupil, Minister of Primar

Elizabeth Moir students to participate in world’s first International Robot Olympics

Views - 789 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  With a mission to spread science and technology leadership around the world, FIRST Global is launching the world’s first International Robotics Olympiad for high school students which will take place from 16 to 18 Jul

Rumil Wickremaratne excels at prize giving of St. Sebastian’s College

Views - 883 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  Rumil Wickremaratne of Grade 13 Commerce Stream (English Medium) was recognised at the recently held prize giving of St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa for his brilliant performance in General Proficiency, Accounts, Ge

Ceylinco Life launches ‘Degree Saver’

Views - 564 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

A new life policy that helps parents save for the higher education of their children has been launched by Ceylinco Life, in recognition of the ever-escalating costs of overseas university education. Combining the features of a life insurance pol

KIU holds inauguration ceremony 2017

Views - 562 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

    KIU held the 2017 inauguration of BSc. Hons in Nursing, Biomedical Science, Psychology, Management, Acupuncture and Kaatsu degrees and Diploma in Mass Media Management. This intake reported the highest number of 200 n

Punjab Government to give free education to girls till PhD

Views - 540 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

India: To make education more accessible to girls, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has announced free education for girls, from kindergarten to doctorate, in Government institutions. He made the announcement this week while speaking in the

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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