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Bank of Ceylon offers Rs. 30 million worth Ran Kekulu Grade 5 Scholarships in 2017

Views - 640 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

The Bank of Ceylon invites parents of students who expect to sit for 2017 Grade 5 scholarship examination to prepare their children to become eligible for 2,000 scholarships worth Rs. 15,000 each through the bank’s Ran Kekulu Scholarship sch


‘Master Mind’ to be held for 10th consecutive time

Views - 584 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Master Mind, the annual interschool quiz competition organised by the General Knowledge Club of Lyceum International School, Nugegoda, will be held for the 10th consecutive time on Monday, 3 July at the school Aeolian Hall from 2 p.m. onwards. U


IIHE successfully concludes 2017 graduation ceremony

Views - 648 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

    By Asnah Anver The Imperial Institute of Higher Education (IIHE) held its graduation ceremony recently, for the students of its University of Wales affiliated undergraduate and postgraduate program


SLIIT’s B.Sc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying Degree assures students exciting role in construction indu

Views - 493 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s premier degree awarding institute, offers students a well-structured and high quality B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Quantity Surveying. Offering a quality assured and a highly recognised Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Quanti


IIT offers pathway to career progression with 2017 postgraduate intake

Views - 504 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in providing globally renowned IT and Business higher education in Sri Lanka, has commenced the May intake for its extensive portfolio of postgraduate programs.  The specialised program


Chinese exam authorities use facial recognition, drones to catch cheats

Views - 497 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

A police officer monitors examination venues as students sit for China's national college entrance exam known as 'gaokao', in Tianjin, China 7 June, 2017 - REUTERS   BEIJING (Reuters): Chinese education authorities


24th anniversary celebrations of Lyceum International Schools

Views - 764 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

“We look forward to continuously improving Lyceum standards for generations to come,” Lyceum International Schools Founder Mohan Lal Grero said. Speaking as the Chief Guest at the 24th anniversary celebrations of Lyceum International


Sachith heads to Youngstown

Views - 522 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Scholarships for USA’s latest student to Youngstown State University in Ohio is Sachith Kodikara from Lyceum International Panadura. He was recently introduced to Sashi Wishart SUSA’s first student to US. Sachith plans to major in Fina


20 leading Olcott/Invitation schools to contest Olcott Foundation Quiz for Dhammika Kalapuge Challen

Views - 497 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

This year will be the fourth year the Inter Olcott/Invitation Schools Quiz organised by the Colonel Henry Steele Olcott Memorial Sports Foundation is being held. In the inaugural year 2014 it was the eight Olcott Schools, Ananda, Nalanda, Maliyade


CA Sri Lanka awards scholarships to 140 outstanding students including top A/L achievers

Views - 499 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) on Wednesday awarded scholarships to 140 outstanding students, including the top achievers at the 2016 GCE Advanced Level Examination, to help them realise their dreams of becoming


CMA Speechcrafters program a rousing success

Views - 823 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:55

Seated from left: Chandana Samaraweera, M.M. Zawahir, Dr. Swineetha De Livera, Kosala Dissanayake, Ruchira Perera, Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, Adrian Perera, Dian Abeywardene, Kanishka Jayasinghe,  Niranjan De Silva and A. Athithan S


Sri Lankan students win 2 grand awards and special award at Intel International Science and Engineer

Views - 649 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:54

Sri Lankan students won the two Grand awards and special award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science and t


Mitra Innovation hopes to attract top talent at Future Minds Expo 2017

Views - 477 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:52

On 16-18 June, the Future Minds Expo 2017 will take place in Colombo, and technology company Mitra Innovation will be there, hoping to attract additional top talent into their business. Future Minds Expo 2017 is the ideal career g


ACCA offers exclusive arrangement with University of London for MSc in Professional Accountancy

Views - 903 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:01

Accountancy students can now place themselves at the forefront in the finance profession by studying for the world’s first integrated master’s program with the University of London at the same time as taking their professional qua


‘Next generation challenge’ an innovative competition for millennials powered by ACCA

Views - 722 Wednesday, 7 June 2017 00:00

Millennials today need to be well equipped to deal with the changes driven by digitisation and globalisation, by having a global outlook, be technologically savvy and effectively use finance as a valued platform for their future careers. ACCA ha


Hilton Colombo Residences participates in Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual global career initiative

Views - 740 Wednesday, 7 June 2017 00:00

  Careers@Hilton Live showcases the diverse and rewarding career opportunities in hospitality for job seekers around the world  Hilton Colombo Residences has taken part in ‘Careers@Hilton Live: Yout


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo awards scholarships to hotel schools

Views - 560 Wednesday, 7 June 2017 00:00

07The Hospitality Elevating Learning Path (H.E.L.P.) from Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has endeavoured to identify and reward future leaders of the hospitality industry by providing invaluable scholarships to 50 students to leverage the hospitali


Youth, peace and security

Views - 502 Wednesday, 7 June 2017 00:00

Around the world many young people are victims of cultural, direct, and structural violence and have themselves become carriers of that same violence, which often compels victims to repeat such trauma on others. There is a strong tendency among po


Hilton Colombo participates in Hilton’s largest Annual Global Career Initiative

Views - 645 Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:00

  Careers@Hilton Week showcases diverse and rewarding career opportunities in hospitality for job seekers around the world Hilton Colombo last week took part in Careers@Hilton Week, Hilton’s annual global car


Revamped CIMA Mind Challenge Pro 2017 on 10 June

Views - 762 Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:00

CIMA Mind Challenge Pro, organised by the CIMA Students’ Society (CIMASS), will be held at the Sri Lanka Foundation on 10 June. Having been revamped from a quiz competition to a business hackathon, the CIMA Mind Challenge Pro’s goal is


EDULINK International Campus launches corporate engagement arm

Views - 699 Friday, 26 May 2017 00:10

Taking a bold and innovative step into a new frontier, EDULINK Campus recently launched the Corporate Engagement Arm of their campus at the Jaic Hilton. Titled ‘Redefining the possible’, the Corporate Engagement Arm of EDULINK will w


Epic Excellence Award at SLIIT Convocation for 8th year

Views - 990 Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Epic Technology Group, the most awarded software solutions provider regionally known for innovations offered the Epic Excellence Award at the SLIIT Convocation for the eighth consecutive year at the annual convocation of Sri Lanka Institute of Inf


Pakistani student delegation visit Sri Lanka

Views - 670 Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy excellent relations and there is a strong will on both sides to further develop and promote these ties. He made this observ


SLIIT holds ‘ineffable’ student get-together

Views - 635 Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Students attending SLIIT enjoy the opportunity of balancing their studies with an enriching social life that inspires them to become innovative and committed to achieving excellence. SLIIT is a globally accepted, premier degree awarding institute


UCL hosts 1st Info-Biz Challenge 2017 and launches partnership with University of Central Lancashire

Views - 781 Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Recognising individual competencies and to develop entrepreneurship skills of the Sri Lankan youth, UCL recently held an Inter-School Info-Biz Challenge Trophy 2017 at Havelock City.  The event included a few game and challenge rounds to te


Oracle Academy and Ministry of Education team up to help inspire student interest in computer scienc

Views - 687 Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

  10,000 students and 200 Faculty Members across 200 institutes to benefit from Oracle Academy’s educational programs Building on Oracle’s commitment to expanding its support of education globally,


Busting myths: US higher education is more accessible than you think!

Views - 636 Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

By Asnah Anver When you think of higher education in the USA, affordable would probably not be the first word that comes to mind. However, when conversing with Karla McCollum, Dr. Phil Hull and Priyanthi Dissanayake many of these myths surroundi


Pioneers’ Expo youth festival on 3 to 4 June

Views - 652 Monday, 22 May 2017 01:19

Pioneers’ Expo, Sri Lanka’s first ever youth festival, organised by the United Nations Clubs of Visakha Vidyalaya and D.S. Senanayake College, will be held at Ape Gama, Colombo on 3 and 4 June.  The central theme of the Expo wil


CA Sri Lanka’s Business Plan Competition grand finale winner off to Australia

Views - 740 Monday, 22 May 2017 01:19

Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy will represent Sri Lanka at the BlueShift International Business Case Competition organised by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane later this month     M


31st Int’l CA Students’ Conference on ‘Transmute, To Transmute’ concludes on high note

Views - 1244 Tuesday, 2 May 2017 00:00

  The 31st International CA Students’ Conference which revolved around the theme ‘Transmute, to Transmute’ concluded on a high note with over 600 CA students from across the country as well as the South As


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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Monday, 18 September 2017

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