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Glitz Biz Quiz 2018 Mercantile Quiz Competition for 6th consecutive year

Views - 136 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

Glitz Biz Quiz, Sri Lanka’s premier corporate quiz competition organised exclusively for companies in the mercantile sector will be held on Sunday 20 May at the Galadari Hotel from 3 p.m. onwards. Organised by ‘Dashing Events’ for the sixth con


SLIIT partners with leading Australian University La Trobe to offer local students better exposure

Views - 32 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) recently partnered with one of Australia’s leading universities, La Trobe, to offer local students better exposure academically and culturally. La Trobe University Vic


High Commission announces scholarships to study in India

Views - 24 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka has announced an offer for the ICCR scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic session. The following is the ICCR scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic session: the Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme where five sl


KIU offers degree programs, diploma and certificate courses in Ayurveda, Acupuncture & Kaatsu

Views - 68 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

The grand Japanese-style building with three red letters KIU (www.kiu.lk) at the top, standing for Kaatsu International for Undergraduate Studies, located in Malabe, is a higher education institute accredited to the Ministry of Higher Education and r


LB Finance promotes ‘Pragathi’ educational loan

Views - 129 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

The ‘Pragathi’ degree loan by LB Finance now offers the most flexible educational loan scheme to make the path to obtaining a degree more convenient. This loan scheme is specially designed to support every financial need of a student, starting f


Pakistan’s Jinnah Scholarships for Lankan students

Views - 96 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

The Pakistani Government, through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, has awarded scholarships to 182 meritorious Sri Lankan A Level students under the prestigious Jinnah Scholarship program. The award ceremony was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial Int


Road to IELTS to prepare test-takers

Views - 51 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Road to IELTS Institutional Version, the online test preparation tool developed by the British Council in collaboration with ClarityEnglish, was launched yesterday at the British Council. Road to IELTS is an online preparation and


ISIC Sri Lanka launches online platform dedicated for students and youth

Views - 60 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC), a UNESCO endorsed lifestyle and photo identity card for students and youth launched its new website www.isic.lk in Colombo recently.


SLT PEO TV unveils Education on Demand (EOD)

Views - 52 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

At present education for children plays an important role in our day-to-day life. Providing additional support for young learners


K. Sivagananathan Memorial Trust distributes awards to meritorious students

Views - 84 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

The 16th Annual K. Sivagananathan Memorial Trust (KSMT) Awards ceremony was held recently at the Bank of Ceylon Auditorium.


Govt. to set up Higher Institute of Technology in partnership with University of California

Views - 79 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The Government has signed an agreement to set up a Higher Institute of Technology, with the University of California (UC) in Berkeley which is ranked among the top 10 in the world.


PIBT forms partnership with Leeds Trinity University

Views - 59 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Business and technology educator Pioneer Institute of Business & Technology (PIBT) celebrated the milestone 12-year


Horizon Campus helps generate a skilled workforce for SL biotech industry

Views - 39 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

With the extraordinary developments occurring in the field of biotechnology globally, leading to significant changes in world commerce


AAT Sri Lanka releases exam results

Views - 1113 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Results of the January examinations of AAT Sri Lanka have been released 52 days since the examination. More than 1,000


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

Views - 79 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 - 48 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 - 109 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 - 69 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 - 323 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 - 95 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 - 27 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 - 176 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 - 48 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 - 42 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 - 32 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 - 194 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 - 21 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 - 28 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 - 47 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 - 125 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.


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IPS’s State of the Economy Report 2018 is a demonstration of its independent analysis of the economy

Monday, 22 October 2018

Economists are at the receiving end of society today when it comes to economic crises. They have been blamed not only for giving confusing advice, but also for failing to predict accurately the oncoming economic catastrophes.


Future competencies for Sri Lankans: Rhetoric and reality

Monday, 22 October 2018

I was humbly happy to be the first Sri Lankan to speak at Fiji Annual HR Convention. It gave me a wonderful opportunity to meet warm people of another island nation. With booming tourism and bountiful natural resources, it appears as one of the most


Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

Saturday, 20 October 2018

The international media has been portraying Pakistan as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, especially after the Americans carried out a surgical strike there to kill international terrorist and fugitive, Osama bin Laden.


Government’s cohabitation stuck in the past or what?

Friday, 19 October 2018

The appointment of career judge Nalin Perera as the new Chief Justice, who has served in the judiciary for over 30 years, provides a snapshot into President Maithripala Sirisena’s thought process, amidst various stories of clashes with his coalitio


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