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Teachers and principals strike leaves schools empty

Teachers and principals strike leaves schools empty

Most schools throughout the country were affected by the general strike on Thursday. However, few students like these two students turned up at schools. Unfortunately they had to leave as educational activities were not conducted. A scene captured in Vavuniya. Pic by Romesh Madhushanka    

Dialogical democratic culture within universities is a must: Higher Education Minister

Priority will be given to create a democratic culture within our universities, the newly sworn-in Higher Education State Minister Suren Raghavan said. The Minister said the ability to facilitate and formulate diversified thinking should come from the higher education sector. “I strongly believe that democratising the universities, their philosophy, their practice, and day-to-day activities should [...]

Draw out plan to complete lessons this year says Ed. Minister

Education Minister Ramesh Pathirana has called on education authorities to draw out a plan to complete the syllabuses during this year. The directive was given during a meeting with officials from the Education Ministry, Examinations Department, National Institute of Education and other institutions. The move came as there were only 139 school days in contrast [...]

Enough paper for 2021 O/L exams says Commissioner

The Examinations Department is in possession of an adequate amount of paper to conduct the G.C.E. Ordinary Level exams starting from May 23, Examinations Commissioner L. M. D. Dharmasena said. The 2021 O/L exams will be held from May 23 to June 01 and more than 500,000 students are to sit for the exams at [...]

School vacations changed to cover syllabuses and hold exams

School vacation dates have been changed to accommodate exams and cover all three terms this year, Education Ministry Secretary Kapila Perera said. Prof. Perera said the Education Ministry is determined to cover syllabuses during this year and conduct both Advanced Level and Scholarship examinations this year. “This school year began on April 18 and will [...]

Rajarata University the best university in Lanka: Scimago

The Rajarata University has been ranked the best university in Sri Lanka by considering the research percentile and it is the second-best university for overall research performance in the Scimago ranking of Sri Lankan universities, an official from the University said. This Scimago ranking is one of the world’s prestigious systems for research-based ranking, and [...]

The Best of the Best in USA

The Best of the Best in USA

The USA has the world’s largest international student population, with more than 1,000,000 students choosing to broaden their education and life experience in the United States. The award-winning ratings as well as the scenic locations make the universities a ready choice for students all over the world. California State University, Monterey Bay Monterey Bay is [...]

APIIT commit 600 top quality IT grads annually to Private sector

In a landmark event at BMICH, The Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology( APIIT) committed to the leading IT/ BPO companies in Sri Lanka to provide 600 top quality IT graduates annually commencing 2023 to help spruce up the Sri Lankan economy that has moved to a challenging stage in the global stage. Whilst the [...]

Shine as an Effective Communicator

Shine as an Effective Communicator

Communication is the key to improved understanding, improved relations with those around us and success in all dimensions of life. Ability to communicate effectively is a great strength   to all. Even as Sri Lanka is challenged with many problems, the clock of time in our life span is ticking. Are   we doing our best to [...]

ZERO COST DEGREES: How to earn a British Degree amidst the dollar crisis

COVID-19 accelerated Digital Business Transformation, especially in the education sector. Quality international education including MIT, Harvard and Cornell Certifications are accessible from anywhere in the world today. As part of a Global Learning Alliance that includes over 100 universities and HEI’s across Asia, JISC offers international career-oriented degree pathways in Software Engineering and Digital Business [...]

Plastic Card Happiness Vs. Debt Stuffed Coffins

Many years ago, I owned a credit card, but due to my mismanagement, I could not pay back the amount I owed to the bank. Therefore, one day I got a call from the bank and they spoke to me as though I was a thief who robbed the bank. The staff member who called [...]

PESTEL on Sri Lanka…

PESTEL on Sri Lanka…

The other day we were at a strategic planning session in a company I work for which is having a global foot print. The others in the forum were all business leaders from the South Asian region. PESTEL The first task we had to do was to do a PESTEL analysis of our home country [...]

Sunrise International Academy, Sri Lanka signs exclusive collaboration with Australian Internships

Sunrise International Academy in Sri Lanka announced its exclusive working collaboration with Australian Internships, recognised as the global leader of internship programme providers with more than 20 years’ experience. Sunrise International Academy of Lanka (SIAL), is a newly established higher education provider in Sri Lanka, commenced its operations to offer world-class qualifications to Sri Lankan [...]

ESOFT Metro Campus holds 20th HND Convocation

ESOFT Metro Campus holds 20th HND Convocation

The 20th HND Convocation of ESOFT was held at the Bandaranaike International Memorial Hall (BMICH) recently. Attended by many distinguished guests to celebrate 450 successful students receiving their Pearson BTEC Higher National Diplomas. In addition, gold medals were awarded to the batch toppers, and special awards to the top achievers of the programme in the [...]

BIDTI – ‘A Truly Remarkable Experience’

Does it make sense to talk about warfare without the understanding of multilateral relations among states? What about the association that impacts peacebuilding through public diplomacy? These topics have created an endless fascination in me since my high school days of Model UN to representing my university at the National UN, New York and the [...]

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