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Education Employees’ Cooperative Society Polls

Education Employees’ Cooperative Society Polls

The Education Employees’ Cooperative Society elections were keenly contested last week. Teachers, among others in the Education sector, were eligible to vote. Seen here are Education Sector personnel walking up to cast their votes. Pic by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe  

Tabs for GCE A/L students from September- MoE

The delayed project to offer tabs to GCE Advanced Level (A/L) students will get underway in September this year, with the Ministry of Education (MoE) allocating Rs 4.1 billion for the project. The tabs will be issued to 130,000 students who completed their GCE O/L in December last year and entered the A/L classes which [...]

Keep Wednesdays free for the public- Akila to MoE officials

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has directed his officials to keep Wednesdays free for the public who call over at the Ministry of Education (MoE). He said that officials should not fix meetings and other events on that day, as the public call over to attend to their work. He said that the public, who [...]

STOP schools collecting funds for development activities- CTSU

The Ceylon Teachers’ Services Union (CTSU) has demanded that the Government halt the practice of schools collecting funds for development activities. The CTSU in a letter to the Ministry of Education (MoE) has warned they would resort to trade union action, after 2 weeks, if the Government does not issue orders to stop the practice. [...]

Student sans transparent bag refused entry to school

A case of discrimination of a student, for failing to carry a transparent bag, has been reported from a school in the Northern Province, officials said. A Grade 6 student of St Charles, Jaffna, was reportedly refused entry to school, as his bag was not transparent. The student had explained that his father was disabled [...]

Free textbook-shortage in schools but sold in MoE bookshops

Despite a massive allocation of Rs. 2,800 million for schools to print and supply free textbooks to the 4.3 million schoolchildren islandwide, many have not got their quota of books. It is learned that, 6 months after the beginning of the academic year, some students in 10,062 schools still await their textbooks. Meanwhile, teachers claim [...]

Are you Ready to Join the World’s Largest Economic Sector?

Hotel and Tourism Management (Hospitality Management) sector provides great career opportunities in Sri Lanka and abroad. The demand for highly trained and skilled personnel keeps increasing year on year in all the countries that promotes Tourism. Australasian Academy of Hospitality (AAH) offer complete education and training options for energetic, enthusiastic students who have a passion [...]

Dr Sajeewa Maharachchikumbura Young Asian Mycologist – 2017

Dr Sajeewa Maharachchikumbura Young Asian Mycologist – 2017

Dr Sajeewa Maharachchikumbura was selected Young Asian Mycologist -2017 by theAsian Mycological Association (AMA). The AMA Executive Committee will make the award in Mie, Japan in October. The AMA congratulated Dr Maharachchikumburafor being placed on Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers list 2018. “This list recognises world-class Researchers selected for their exceptional Research, demonstrated by the [...]

Give your Future a Jump Start today!

The Nawaloka College of Higher studies (NCHS) is a provider of globally recognized higher education qualifications. Located in the heart of Colombo, the NCHS campus consists of modern facilities, providing students with a learning environment on par with international standards.  With a strong commitment to provide high quality education, NCHS offers distinctive benefits that are [...]

CA Sri Lanka members can now obtain AICPA international associate membership

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) continued to make inroads across the global accounting arena, as it signed yet another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), which aims to strengthen the standing of CA Sri Lanka members internationally. The MoU signed byJagath Perera, President of [...]

U.S. and Canadian Education brings out the best in students with London O/Ls & A/Ls

A country that places education at the forefront we understand that our students are anxious to do well at theLondon O/Level and A/Level examinations. We realize that the expectations are high for our Children in Sri Lanka and that identifying their educational and career goals early will place them on the right track after London [...]

Invest in your Future @ ICBT Campus…

ICBT Campus the leader in private sector education in Sri Lanka has been offering great opportunities for students to obtain world class foreign Degrees in many disciplines since 1999. In association with some of the best British Universities, ICBT Campus offers Bachelor’s Degrees in IT, Business Management, Quantity Surveying , Engineering & Psychology. Studying at [...]

SLIIT MoU with Browns Healthcare ensures importance of Clinical Learning in Nursing Education

SLIIT MoU with Browns Healthcare ensures importance of Clinical Learning in Nursing Education

The School of Nursing, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences at SLIIT, signed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently with Browns Healthcare Pvt Limited, Ragama to ensure student nurses are provided clinical experience as an important component of their nursing education. The signing of the MoU took place in the SLIIT Main Boardroom amidst the [...]

CA Sri Lanka powers Interact Leadership Training

The Interact Leadership Training, an important initiative annually organised by the Interact District 3220 was held last week under the patronage of CA Sri Lanka President Jagath Perera at the Institute premises. CA Sri Lanka powered the event as the exclusive educational partner. The Interact leadership training is essentially a combination of seminars, workshops and [...]

A World-class LL.B from University of London – Smartest move in your Law Career!

Why LLB from University of London? Many universities around the world offer law degrees in Sri Lanka making it a challenge for you to choose the best one for you. Finding the best Law degree is not looking at the rank of the university but also involves looking into the course content etc. The University [...]

48th Annual Session and 78th Anniversary Celebration of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon

The 48th Annual Sessions of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon was held on Monday June 10th at the Sri Lanka Foundation at 9 am. Chief Guest of this occasion was Navin Adikarama, Chairman of Industrial Development Board. The following awards were awarded by the Chief Guest during the Annual Sessions. Yeoman Service Award Prof. Srianthie [...]

Abraham Lincoln -1809-1865

Abraham  Lincoln -1809-1865

If there was anyone who embodied the concept of the “consummate US President” It was Abraham Lincoln. He was a lawyer, a political philosopher, and a legislator who avidly read books that came into his hands as he wanted to “improve his mind”.  He was the real politician behind civil rights given to Afro-American slaves [...]

“Be More Kind” – A heartwarming choral interpretation by the S. Thomas’ Preparatory School Choir

“Be More Kind” – A heartwarming choral interpretation by the S. Thomas’ Preparatory School Choir

The S. Thomas’ Preparatory School Choir directed by Lihan Mendis, Sachi Gamage and Pasan Ranaweera is proud to present “Be More Kind”, a performance dedicated to everyone out there living and serving in the name of Love, Compassion and Empathy. The show features 35+ choristers between the ages of 11-16 who have been not only [...]

GCE O/L, A/L certificates online

The Ministry of Education(MoE) this week launched the online availability of GCE Ordinary Level, Advanced Level certificates. Accordingly students could log on to, provide their details and access their certificates. He said that it has been agreed with the Postal Department to deliver the certificates within 24 hours of the request being made. Department [...]

Students’ Awarenss Programme on Social Issues

Students’ Awarenss Programme on Social Issues

Students take part in an Awarenss Programme on Social Issues in the Walasmulla Education division. Pix by W.A. Nelka  

2 Additional holidays for 11 NCP schools

In view of Poson Poya today, 11 schools in the North Central Province (NCP) will be closed for two additional days, the NCP Education Department said. Provincial Education Secretary Thilaka Bandara said the schools were closed to accommodate the Security Forces who will be providing security to the thousands of devotees flocking to Anurdahapura  to [...]

Moratuwa YMCA celebrates 175 years of Volunteerism

The Moratuwa YMCA of  joined hands with the YMCA brothers and sisters worldwide to celebrate 175 years of Volunteerism at the “YMCA World Challenge 2019″. The movement, established in 1844, in London, has spread to 119 countries with over 68 million members. Every year YMCAs worldwide celebrate Founder’s Day with a global event. This year’s [...]

Kirama schoolchildren’s Band

Kirama schoolchildren’s Band

A Band display by Kirama schoolchildren. Pic W.A. Nelka

Future Minds 2019; ‘No one left behind’

‘Future Minds Expo 2019′- the National Higher Education & Career Exhibition will be held from June 14-16 at the BMICH, under the theme ‘No one left behind’. With free Career Counselling, Education Loans and Scholarships offered, entrance is free and is open to the public from 9 am-6 pm. The exhibition is also scheduled to [...]

Kelaniya Uni-hSenid MoU for HRM Undergrads to learn ERP

Kelaniya Uni-hSenid MoU for HRM Undergrads to learn ERP

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the University of Kelaniya (UoK) and hSenid Business Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, early this month, to allow Human Resource Management (HRM) undergraduates to learn Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems as a part of their curriculum. Present on the occasion were UoK Vice Chancellor Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Senior Lecturer [...]

15th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2019 from Nov.27-29 in New Delhi

The 15th Higher Education Summit 2019 (FHES) by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), will be held in New Delhi from November 27-29, with the participation of all the main Indian Educational Institutes, Universities, NGOs and renowned educationalists. The Ministry of Higher Education is in the process of collecting details of [...]

UoK celebrates 60th anniversary tomorrow

The University of Kelaniya (UoK) will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its premises tomorrow. UoK Chancellor and Parivenadhipathi of the Vidyalankaraya, Most Ven. Welamitiyawe Shri Kusaladhamma will preside over the celebrations with Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof D.M. Semasinha and other guests, to be held at the UoK’s Shri Dharmaloka Hall. The President of the Association [...]

Parental security for schools despite MoE ‘press release’ to desist- CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week charged that, despite the Ministry of Education (MoE) directive that schools should stop using parents for the security of schools, several schools are continuing with the programme. CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said this was because the schools have not been informed in writing by the MoE to [...]

RMIT University introduces Future Leaders Scholarship for International Students

RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Development, Computer Science and Information systems, Business and Management and Communication and Media Studies to name a few. RMIT University launched the Future Leaders Scholarship programme for Sri Lankan students at Cinnamon Grand, Ebony hall on Monday 8th April 19. Ms. Jodie Altan, [...]

OpenArc Campus relocates to Nugegoda

OpenArc Campus relocates to Nugegoda

OpenArc Campus having established in 1991 as a subsidiary of OpenArc Systems Management (Pvt) Ltd., has been offering Certificate Programmes, Diploma Programmes, Corporate Training as well as undergraduate Programmes from globally recognised prestigious state owned universities over the past twenty sevenyears.The privilege the undergraduates produced by the OpenArc Campus get is that those who perform [...]

Curtin University a Global Leader celebrates two decades of involvement in Sri Lanka

Curtin University a Global Leader celebrates two decades of involvement in Sri Lanka

Curtin University is a vibrant and globally engaged institution ranked in the top one per cent of the world’s universities (ARWU 2018). We are recognised as a global leader for the excellence of our teaching, research, student experience and the quality of our graduates. We are innovative in our thinking and have a track record [...]

Build a career of the future at Australia’s number one university

Build a career of the future at Australia’s number one university

For Sri Lankan born Viraj Abeykoon, securing a role as a civil engineer in Melbourne, Australia was a long-held dream come true. Six years ago,ambitious Viraj moved across the world to begin his studies the University of Melbourne. He now works for Cardno, a global provider of professional infrastructure and environmental services. The University’s world-standard [...]

MMI celebrated the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast

At MMI, we have always viewed cultural celebrations as an opportunity to help and guide Montessori students to view the world with an open mind. In celebrating these special cultural events we hope to teach our children about the different customs and cultures of Sri Lanka to help teach children to see everyone in the community as equal [...]

UCL celebrates the success of their UK Foundation Programme for Business & IT Degrees

UCL celebrates the success of their UK Foundation Programme for Business & IT Degrees

UCL conducted the Certificate Awarding Ceremony of their unique UCL International Foundation Year (UIFY) programme, which is a globally recognized one-year pre-university UK qualification, that provides the widest choice of pathways to universities locally and internationally. Dr. Harsha Alles, Director of UCL and the Chairman Gateway Group of Companiesgraced the occasion as the Chief Guest.Proud [...]

Giving Graduates the Edge

In a world shaped by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the graduate of today needs to enter the job market equipped with the skills they need to constantly stay ahead of the curve. To stand out from the field, graduates must be equipped with a high-quality and well-rounded education, augmented by soft skills and hands-on expertise [...]

ANC offers the OPPORTUNITY to start your future in CANADA

ANC offers the OPPORTUNITY to start your future in CANADA

Hundreds of local students have received a head start in life as they opted for the Canadian University Transfer Programme offered at ANC Education. ANC’s partnerships with a number of world-class universities of Canada, including University of Toronto, York University, University of Alberta, Acadia University, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and Algoma University offer extensive [...]

Wennappuwa HA emerge champions

Wennappuwa HA emerge champions

Wennappuwa Hockey Association emerged champions at the Sri Lanka Hockey Federation organised Under-21 Junior Women’s National Hockey Championship 2019 at the Astro Turf, Torrington Square last weekend. Wennappuwa scored a 2-1 victory over Kandy Hockey Association in the finals played in overcast conditions. Kandy HA defeated Sri Lanka Schools ‘Gold’ 3-1 in the first semi-final [...]

Diren, the promising paddler from Royal

Diren, the promising paddler from Royal

Diren Harmer, a promising paddler from Royal College Colombo, impressed at the recent International Table Tennis Foundation Junior Circuit Golden Set Championship 2019 in Thailand, by coming among top rankers of the world in the Under-12 age category. Diren performed exceptionally during the first round of the tournament to become the only Sri Lankan to [...]

Trinity emerge champions

Trinity emerge champions

Trinity College athletic team became champions at the recently concluded Annual Zonal Athletics Championship 2019, which took place at the Bogambara Stadium in Kandy for the 25th year in tandem. The Trinity outfit was led by Chamath Hewage and Pushpika Ratnayake. Trinity won three trophies and a Shield at Junior and Senior championship events. They [...]

Rahul dazzles as BSC clinch U-17 title

The British School in Colombo (BSC) clinched the Inter-International Schools Under-17 Cricket Tournament when they edged-out Lyceum, Nugegoda by 11 runs in the final worked off at the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita. BSC put into bat piled up a formidable 198 for nine from their allotted 40 overs with Rahul Chigullapalli scoring a splendid 114 [...]

Final tournament and coaching camp to select the Sri Lankan pool for Milo Champions Cup in Barcelona

The All-Island Under-12 Football Tournament organised by Milo and the Sri Lanka Schools Football Association in preparation for the “Milo Champions Cup” has reached its penultimate stage. The tournament which kicked off on March 8 was with an objective of identifying and selecting the best talent to form the team that would represent Sri Lanka [...]

AOD launches ‘Extraordinary Minds’ Campaign to share its vision of the ultimate creative professional of tomorrow

AOD launches ‘Extraordinary Minds’ Campaign to share its vision of the ultimate creative professional of tomorrow

  The big business of tomorrow is no longer in larger product volumes or more lavish service; it’s about breaking boundaries to warp our reality. Every single industry out there is being reshaped to cater to this shift in consumer thinking. Responding to this transformation, Sri Lanka’s design thinking and innovation catalyst AOD focuses on [...]

After O/L, Join One-year A/L programme with Pre-Medical Foundation at IMC

After O/L, Join One-year A/L programme with Pre-Medical Foundation at IMC

International Medical Campus (IMC) is the leading Provider of direct placements of students to Medical Universities in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. IMC has a portfolio of Universities in four continents which provide wider options for students who are planning to pursue a lucrative and a fulfilling career in Medicine. IMC also provide a [...]

Education in a smarter way

Your children don’t need to be in close proximity to notebooks, book bags and whiteboards to learn. Learning isn’t just about memorising history facts and solving math problems. Learning is an interactive — and lifelong — process of analyzing, questioning, and discussing. Learning is looking for new meanings and unique applications of knowledge in every [...]

Unique opportunity for world-renowned PH.D Programme from the MSU in Malaysia

Unique opportunity for world-renowned PH.D Programme from the MSU in  Malaysia

With a track record of proven excellence, that the QS World Ranked University, the Management & Science University (MSU) Malaysia is the ideal choice to enhance your academic track record with a Ph.D. This doctoral programme creates a significant value addition to your academic excellency through the world recognition of MSU with its World Ranking. [...]

Shamal and Anika bag Singles titles while Tehan bags triple

Former Royal College player Shamal Dissanayake and Ladies’ College player Anika Seneviratne bagged the Men’s Open Singles and Women’s Open Singles titles while Royalist Tehan Wijemanne bagged triple at the Clay Court National Tennis Championship 2019, held at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) Courts last week. The awards ceremony of the week-long tournament was [...]

De Mazenod College, Kandana opens rejuvenated cricket ground

The opening of the rejuvenated cricket ground of De Mazenod College, Kandana (DMC) was held on the June 7 with the presence of the chief guest, past pupil of DMC and Director of National Cadet Corps, Major General Mervyn Suneth Perera, Principal of DMC Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka, Deputy Principal of DMC Rev. Bro. Pubudu [...]

Royal retain G.C. Wickremasinghe Challenge Shield in grand style

Royal retain G.C. Wickremasinghe Challenge Shield in grand style

The old boys of Royal College won Best Gross team award at the Bradby Golf 2019 against Trinity College thus retained the coveted G.C. Wickremasinghe Challenge Trophy for 2019. Trinity won the Victoria Cup for the Best Nett score in the tournament having won this since the inception. The event was held at the picturesque [...]

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