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USAID/YouLead partners with World University Service of Canada to strengthen vocational skills train

Views - 72 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

On 28 March, th e United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Youth Employment and Business Start-up


SLIIT congratulates top-ranking BBA graduates

Views - 37 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

The Business School of SLIIT bestowed Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Special Honours Degrees recently.


SLIM PGDIP: Career Enhancement Assured

Views - 90 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) recently held their Inauguration for the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, first intake in 2018. The event was organised on a grand scale with a large crowd of Advanced Level students, marketers at executi


Eminent partner academics add lustre to SLIIT Convocation

Views - 57 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

This year’s annual convocation held at the Malabe Campus of SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s premier higher education institute, to confer Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Information Technology, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Business Management wa


EWIS powers Trinity College Smart Classrooms

Views - 229 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

The Sri Lankan education system is currently experiencing a revolution with the launch of Smart Classrooms. Thanks to this new interactive technology, students are now able to study and gain knowledge the ‘fun’ way, using state of the art interac


‘Inward Bound’ with Deepal Sooriyaarachchi on ART TV

Views - 63 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

In an era when all the attention is on exploring outside, ART Television invites its viewers on a journey inwards with the author of the book ‘Inward Bound’, Deepal Sooriyaarachchi, interviewed by Shaveen Bandaranayake every Monday at 10.00pm.The


Combank sponsors Gold Medal for Best Performance in Uni. of Colombo Accounting degree

Views - 24 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has come forward to recognise academic excellence in university education, by awarding a Gold Medal annually for the best performance in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree program of the Univers


Over 500 AAT students step forward as Passed Finalists

Views - 159 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

The Passed Finalists Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) was held on 6 March at the main hall of the BMICH. Nearly 550 passed finalists of AAT who had successfully completed the Fin


Visakha, Ananda & St. Benedict’s win Colombo regional rounds at 2018 CA Sri Lanka Business Plan comp

Views - 39 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

Visakha Vidyalaya, Ananda College and St. Benedict’s College beat leading schools in the Colombo District to win the Colombo A, B and C regional rounds at the 2018 Business Plan competition organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri


Daikin Air-conditioning India provides $ 5 m of HVAC lab to University of Vocational Technology

Views - 32 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Daikin Air-conditioning India recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Vocational Training


British Council launches project to enhance English language teachers’ skills

Views - 28 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The British Council in Sri Lanka last week announced the launch of a new project to improve the quality of English language education in Sri Lanka.


ESOFT Metro Campus inaugurates MBA Class for 2018

Views - 149 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest private sector higher education network, ESOFT Metro Campus, inaugurated its 2018 Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programin Colombo last week.


Riyadh’s American International goes Outward Bound

Views - 16 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The Outward-Bound Trust – Sri Lanka (OBTSL), in collaboration of the Sri Lanka Business Development Center (SLBDC)


SLT and Uni. of Peradeniya sign MoU to carry out collaborative research, set up ICT R&D centre

Views - 24 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom, the national telecommunication service provider entered into a landmark agreement with the University of Peradeniya


Inaugural leadership program conducted for students of Olcott Schools

Views - 45 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Col. Henry Steele Olcott Memorial Sports Foundation conducted the inaugural leadership program for students of Olcott Schools


SLIIT pioneers revolutionary Data Science Degree

Views - 84 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

SLIIT has launched an innovative degree program aligned to meet emerging needs in IT industry in a rapidly-changing world.


AAT Sri Lanka shows winning pathway for ultimate academic and professional destinations

Views - 45 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

AAT Sri Lanka has become a household name and is the 1st professional choice of students who sit for G.C.E. (O/L). AAT is one of the most sought-after professional courses to which registrations are accepted with pending O/L results. The qualificatio


SLTC’s ENTECH scholarship-awarding ceremony to be held this week

Views - 25 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

The merit-based scholarship-awarding ceremony by the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) for Engineering and Technology students will be held on 25 February at the BMICH, Colombo. The ENTECH scholarships are awarded to motivate and encourage youth


Call to change educational practices to allow future generations to tackle climate change

Views - 22 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

For the remainder of the 21st century and beyond, climate change poses an existential threat to humanity. Under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the world’s nations agreed to keep global temperature rises to within 2 degrees above pre-industrial l


Merchant Navy profession now open to GCE A/L technology stream students: Merchant Shipping Secretari

Views - 148 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

The Merchant Shipping Secretariat – Ministry of Ports and Shipping has taken the initiative to broaden the entry criteria for Merchant Navy Cadet Officer training to include GCE A/L Technology stream students, in a bid to create more opportunities


‘The next level of knowledge power’ from Manipal University

Views - 25 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

World acclaimed Manipal Global, through their fully owned subsidiary GlobalNxt University (GNU) of Malaysia, have signed with IIHE to offer a Doctoral program in Business Administration (DBA). The GNU Doctorate in Business Administration which is equ


AAT calls for registrations for July exams

Views - 36 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

New registrations for AAT Sri Lanka 2018 July Examinations of are now being accepted. The association wishes to invite all students who wish to achieve more in their lives to get registered with AAT at their earliest possible convenience. AAT is a pr


AMDT launches Creative Career Courses

Views - 50 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Expanding the Sri Lankan creative industry to the global Creative community The Academy of Multimedia Design & Technology (AMDT) accelerates along while working to provide you the best opportunities to live a passionate life, doing what you love fo


Polymath College opens to offer intl. personality with Sri Lankan identity

Views - 119 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Polymath College in Nawinna, Maharagama is not yet another ordinary international school. It is extra ordinary. ‘Polymath’ means – ‘Having learned much’ in Greek or ‘Universal Man’ in Latin. It has been commenced with a great intention


Transform your career prospects with top MBA and Ph.D programs from MSU

Views - 15 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

The needs of the working world are changing. The edge now goes to people with advanced and specialised real-world knowledge that you will earn and experience with the MBA or PhD offered by MSU, one of the leading universities in Malaysia and also bot


ANC opens first branch campus in Kandy; plans 10 more

Views - 300 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

ANC, an educational conglomerate specialising in providing the best of international undergraduate and postgraduate education through its partnerships with some of the leading universities world-wide and offering multiple options to its students, ope


NTU Singapore ranked among Asia’s Top 5 for third year running

Views - 22 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has retained its position among Asia’s Top 5 universities in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings released this week. This is the third consecutive year that NTU has been ra


Youngstown State University to help Lankan students fulfil their dreams

Views - 51 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Scholarships for USA, a Sri Lankan based program that sends middle class students with the determination to gain higher education to USA, recently joined hands with Youngstown State University. Scholarships for USA co-founder P


IPS highlights importance of developing skills in Sri Lankan graduates

Views - 55 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

While Sri Lanka has been performing well at the primary education level, significant policy gaps exist when it comes


Neptune Edification to position itself as the leading finance education provider in the Central Prov

Views - 74 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

The leading player in Kandy for ACCA education Neptune Edification, is celebrating six years of successful operation


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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen


The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin


Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.


Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on


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