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University of Greenwich graduation ceremony at Kingsbury Hotel

Views - 21 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The graduation ceremony of the University of Greenwich was held on 6 November at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. British High Commissioner James Darius was the Chief Guest at the graduation. HNB Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody, delivering the key note at


ICMA (Australia) Sri Lanka Branch hosts 2018 Graduation Ceremony

Views - 80 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) Australia recently qualified more than 160 Certified Management Accountants (Australia) at its Graduation and Membership Awarding Ceremony, held on 15 November at the Grand Ballroom of the Hote


NTU breaks into top 50 in US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings

Views - 22 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) continues to rise in the global league tables, moving up six spots to 49th place and taking the top 5 spots in four subjects in the latest US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities


IIT conducts Foundation Awards ceremony for new students

Views - 34 Friday, 16 November 2018 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, recently held its Foundation Awards ceremony to felicitate the latest batches of students who have suc


Nawaloka College of Higher Studies holds 4th graduation ceremony

Views - 44 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) held its 4th graduation ceremony at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo, celebrating the accomplishments of 284 students who will commence their second year of studies in Australia and Malaysia by February 2019. The


PIM conducts Annual Student Research Day

Views - 17 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the Nation’s Management Mentor conducted its fifth Annual Student Research Day on 30 October, at its premises. Many MBA students of the PIM presented their research work. The day also provided an exce


SriLankan extends wings to empower Nation’s tomorrow

Views - 26 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

Upholding its responsibility to nurture the Nation’s youth, SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka became a part of the ‘SPRINT’ Program which is an island wide project launched with a vision to create a future-ready next generat


SL Embassy in Seoul and NTB launch entrepreneurial education program to enhance employee skills

Views - 27 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Seoul and the Nations Trust Bank jointly conducted a series of five workshops on entrepreneurial education targeting Sri Lankan employees in the Republic of Korea, in Cheonan, Gimhae, Gimpo, Ulsan and Ansan regions from 11


CIMA Toastmasters Club scores triple century!

Views - 46 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

The Tricentennial (300th) meeting of the CIMA Toastmasters Club, held on 17 October was an evening filled with delight and memorable moments. A presentation of the flashback slides brought nostalgic memories of the first meeting and of all the milest


Sampath Bank ‘Sampath Saviya’ facilitates youth entrepreneurial skills workshop in Galle

Views - 19 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

In a bid to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in the country, Sampath Bank held a one-day workshop themed ‘Business Startups’ as part of the Bank’s ‘Sampath Saviya’ Entrepreneurship Development Program in Galle, in partnership with the National


CA Sri Lanka scholarships for 141 high achieving students

Views - 144 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently awarded scholarships to 141 outstanding students in the country, including the highest achievers at the 2017 GCE Advanced Level


SLIIT commences student enrolments for Curtin University Degree Pathway Programs 2019 intake

Views - 128 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

Cementing its longest standing foreign university partnership of over 17 years, SLIIT commenced the annual 2019 student intake for undergraduate degree programs for Curtin University, Australia, recently. Recognised among the top


STEM participates at ‘19+ Educational, Vocational, Career Guidance and Trade exhibition’

Views - 21 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

The Ministry of Education organised the ‘19+, Educational, Vocational, Career Guidance and Trade exhibition’ 2018 from 3 to 7 October at the Kuliyapititya Central College. This exhibition was specifically targeted towards students of grade 9 and


NIBM inaugurates its Management and Leadership Degree program

Views - 32 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

NIBM encourages innovative approaches in education in order to contribute to the societal transition towards sustainability through a well-developed education system, which creates a learning culture for students to explore their talents and develop


Hameedia commits to empower the nation’s youth

Views - 26 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist, recently stepped forward as the Official Clothing Partner of the National Youth Model United Nations (NYMUN) 2018. In an effort to empower the nation’s younger generations, Hameedia hosted perso


Leading by example: Jaffna Hindu College and Ananda College, Colombo strengthening harmonious ties

Views - 186 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 - 147 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 - 28 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 - 49 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 - 102 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 - 40 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 - 47 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 - 44 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 - 30 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 - 27 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 - 53 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 - 31 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 - 35 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 - 103 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 - 60 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.


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Friday, 24 May 2019

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Friday, 24 May 2019

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Friday, 24 May 2019

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