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China’s Guangxi exhibits educational facilities to attract Sri Lankan students

Views - 69 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Xinhua: The Study in Guangxi Education Exhibition in Colombo is underway in Colombo, drawing a steady stream of Sri Lankan students wanting to study in China.


Potensure launches mobile app

Views - 79 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Two Sri Lankans who pioneered a company that connects international students to service providers in Australia recently launched their mobile app in Colombo.


Student exchange program between India and Sri Lanka

Views - 87 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

The High Commission of India facilitated a Youth Exchange Program for the students of The Lawrence School, Sanawar – India (established in 1847) and Royal College – Colombo (established in 1835).


Korea to provide $ 7.5 million for improvement of education in Kilinochchi District

Views - 46 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Taking a step forward in its endeavours to improve the education sector in the Kilinochchi district since 2011, KOICA has decided to provide grant aid worth $ 7.5 million to renovate a number of schools in Kilinochchi.


Softlogic partners with global pioneer JP-IK to boost ICT education in Sri Lanka

Views - 126 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Softlogic Information Technologies Ltd., one of the country’s leading software and hardware solutions providers and a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, has partnered with JP-IK, a global pioneer in ICT-based education, to create, integrate and


Digital screens boost learning among rural school children

Views - 192 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Pix and text by Shanika Sriyananda The interactive board which has replaced the aged-old blackboard in the class has made the science subject for Grade 11-D students of Taxila Central College, Horana, more interesting. Clear pictures related to the


Moratuwa Uni. Aeronautical Engineering students to compete in IMechE UAS challenge

Views - 149 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

A team of 10 students from the Aeronautical Engineering Stream of the University of Moratuwa Department of Mechanical Engineering have been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the 2018 IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) challenge, to be held next


Future very much in the hands of young entrepreneurs: CB Chief

Views - 50 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy last week declared that the future of our country is very much in the hands of young entrepreneurs as they are the key towards success and overall growth. “What has been encouraging


Horizon Campus launches Govt. partnered interest free student loan scheme for 2nd successive year

Views - 191 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

The Interest Free Higher Education Loan Scheme launched by the MOHE to ease off the financial constraints of higher education for students as well as to provide opportunities for those who miss State University entrance due to capacity constraints, r


YNF to felicitate best performing entrepreneurs under SME program

Views - 38 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

The Youth to Nation Foundation (YNF), the CSR arm of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC and Ceylon Investment PLC under the Carson Cumberbatch group of companies, will host a program to felicitate star performers under its Young Entrepreneur Develo


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

Views - 218 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 - 48 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 - 29 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 - 601 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 - 218 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 - 229 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 - 76 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 - 98 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 - 91 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 - 158 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 - 131 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 - 130 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 - 65 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 - 3698 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 - 102 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 - 76 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 - 296 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 - 103 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 - 425 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 - 137 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


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Poignant pondering on a patriarch

Monday, 22 April 2019

Almost five months have gone. It is with a profound sense of sadness that we experienced the demise of our veteran teacher, respected author, legal luminary, an accomplished ambassador, an eminent public servant and an amazing human being, Dr. Wickre


Enemies of democracy – Part I Demand for a strongman to rule the country

Monday, 22 April 2019

I posed the following question to a group of university students recently: ‘Do you desire to have a strongman to rule Sri Lanka today?’ The students, made up of both genders in the age group of 25 to 35, chorused the answer in the affirmative. Wh


The sad demise of Jet Airways

Monday, 22 April 2019

Jet Airways of India, once the premier full-service carrier of the sub-continent, has ceased operations. “Jet Airways and its Board of Directors have been forced to take this extreme measure, as prolonged and sustained efforts with lenders and auth


No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

Trial by fire is not a new ordeal to Christian community. It predates Notre Dame and Nazism by millennia. In fact, a decade or so before Nero torched believers to light Roman avenues, Jewish religious leaders put Jesus-followers to the test as the Ch


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