Two seniors from Maliyadeva College Kurunegala opt for US universities

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Two seniors from Maliyadeva College Kurunegala - Head Prefect (2012/2013) Poorna Tennakoon and Oshan Sundarawadu were recently placed at St. John’s University Central Minnesota USA ( for business by Scholarships for USA Ltd. ( Ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges and (together with College of St. Benedict’s) considered to be the largest of the nation’s liberal arts colleges CSBSJU in the recent past has welcomed many Lankan stars from Jaffna to Colombo from all ethnic groups and different religious belief. Its revered Benedictine values, care and support and highest quality education has shaped many Lankans and guided them to great heights over the years. Set among 3,300 acres of woods, lakes and prairie the landscape inspires spiritual and artistic reflection and fosters the Benedictine traditions of land stewardship, education and environmental respect. Most recently US News included CSBSJU among the 39 liberal arts colleges in the nation that do the best job of teaching undergraduate students. With the student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and an average class size of 20 students each one gets the best academic attention at all times. Working closely with SUSA since ‘06 CSBSJU has offered very generous scholarships, part-time work, paid internships, grants and research opportunities making CSBSJU experience an affordable, pleasant and memorable one for Lankans. Maliyadeva established in 1888, by the Buddhist Theosophical Society led by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott is considered to be one of the top provincial schools in Sri Lanka. Both Poorna and and Oshan are well known badminton players having reached national schools level. SUSA offers one of the kind, highly personalized and dedicated guidance service to students seeking entry to US colleges and universities. Passionately committed to assist students across the island - including from the furthest corners - SUSA specialises discovering more US schools with the highest scholarships that are most affordable to the Sri Lankan middle class. SUSA only places students at schools they have personally visited and found to be of highest quality, most caring and located in safe environs. Its current partners numbering about 35 consists of public and private schools, small and large, within large cities and in remote areas covering many states with contrasting climates and weathers. When asked to comment about the services provided by SUSA both said that SUSA was recommended by a top economist of the country and found it to be trustworthy and very responsive at all times. They said that SUSA worked overtime to get instant and positive responses from a top US university. As both had reached SUSA late they never thought it would be possible to enter for the spring semester but SUSA made all that possible. With regard to the local fee charged both said, compared to the amazing scholarships SUSA was able to negotiate on their behalf, it was negligible.