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Director, ‘Sri Lanka Scholar’ Kumar Sangakkara launches the website while ‘Sri Lanka Scholar’ CEO Keerthi Jayasuriya looks on

‘Sri Lanka Scholar’ is the only site with over 3000 courses to get comprehensive in information on educational opportunities within Sri Lanka and better prospects for local students, said Sri Lanka Scholar CEO Keerthi Jayasuriya.

He made these remarks at the launching of the Sri Lanka Scholar website -www.srilankascholar.lk recently at Scholar House in Colombo 04.

“International Scholar started operations in 1999. During that period, we have provided information for students who were keen to get valuable educational information and gave opportunities to students to study overseas, provided career guidance too. We also collaborated with local foreign education partners and brought in many foreign universities to collaborate with local education partners, he said.

“We brought top Malaysian universities to Sri Lanka for the first time and offered opportunities to Sri Lankan students to study in Malaysia, he said.

“With the journey of 21 years we have been working with all the leading private institutes as well as leading private schools and over the years International Scholar has been accepted as a highly reputed education provider,” he added.

In 2019 Kumar Sangakkara joined the board as a Director of Sri Lanka Scholar.

“Over 3,000 courses from over 200 Sri Lankan institutions are highlighted in the website and have a lot of resource knowledge on Sri Lankan private sector. In near future the private sector options will be highlighted,” Director of Sri Lanka Scholar Kumar Sangakkara said.

“Students could get information on scholarship programmes that are available, it will also highlight Sri Lankan universities and institutions that have foreign accreditation and transfer options for students to study overseas and this kind of an resource center is such an important tool in deciding students future education options, all in Sri Lanka during this COVID-19 pandemic. The ultimate goal is to have this as a fully-fledged knowledge and resource center for students to make use of this and what is available here in Sri Lanka for them and other future prospects for students,” he said.

There is a demand emerging for the world class educational opportunities within Sri Lanka. As the Sri Lankan government has highlighted that world class educational opportunities exist in Sri Lanka and there are a lot of options for prospective students. To showcase these options, we developed ‘Sri Lanka Scholar’.

Sri Lanka Scholar also highlights over 100 courses that provide eventual transfer options to Australia, UK, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, USA, Vietnam and Japan. This may be of interest to students delaying their international studies given the prevailing COVID situation.

Sri Lankan Government accredited courses, training programmes such as National Vocational Qualification programmes which is offered for the betterment of students who have not completed Advanced Level studies are also listed in this website. The students and parents can easily refer to these courses to find out the best available option for them.

Any student after completion of O/L or A/L can benefit from this website which has direct and clear information on local study programmes, vocational training programmes and many more.

“Sri Lanka Scholar” is an extension of International Scholar – a trusted overseas educational consultant for more than 21 years and now moving to help local education providers and interested students.

As such, “Sri Lanka Scholar” is a good platform to get information about all local educational providers and their courses for students and parents.

 



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Seylan Bank offers amazing discounts for Avurudu

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With Avurudu just around the corner, Seylan Bank PLC is offering amazing discounts to customers purchasing daily essentials, electronics, clothing, gifts, and more. The bank with a heart will celebrate the New Year with “Ratatama Super, Avurudu Offers with Seylan Cards” and “Seylan Tikiri – Season of Gifts and Laughter”.

The bank with a heart, commenced these exciting offers and promotions to provide the best Avurudu experience to its customers young and old, and to reward them for their continued loyalty to the bank, in the spirit of festivity.

“At Seylan Bank, we want to make your Avurudu an unforgettable experience,” said Gamika De Silva, Assistant General Manager, Marketing and Sales at Seylan Bank. “These two promotions underscore our customer-centric approach which focuses on providing products and services that enhance the overall customer experience and convenience, adding value to your experience with the Bank with a Heart.”

The Bank has partnered with leading supermarket chains on selected promotions; with Keells offering 30% off on fresh meat during the weekends, Cargills providing 20% off on total bills during selected weekends, Glomark offering 20% off on the total bill on every Sunday for a limited time, Laugfs Super providing 20% off on a range of goods on every Monday for a limited time, and Premasiri Supermarket offering 20% off on vegetables & 10% off on fruits on every Wednesday & Thursday during the promotion period.

 

 

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The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) held its 51st AGM, which saw the induction of its new President Thilanka Abeywardena, who will spearhead the Institute as its 43rd president. This appointment is a milestone in the history of the Institute as Ms. Abeywardena became the first ever female to hold the position of President.

The AGM was held on 7th April, 2021 at Marino Beach Hotel, Colombo. Both a new Council of Management as well as an Executive Committee were appointed during the meeting.

Thilanka currently holds the position of the CMO Lead, South East Asia Emerging Markets at Microsoft Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. and leads marketing and communications across nine Asian countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The newly appointed Executive Committee comprises ten experienced marketing professionals:

SLIM is the apex body for Marketing in Sri Lanka and has been promoting marketing excellence and elevating the status of marketing since 1970.

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OPPO launches Avurudu song to spread seasonal cheer

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The visual for the song has been shot in a scenic village atmosphere & features a host of New Year traditions of great cultural significance. The video also features the newly launched fan-favorite OPPO F19 Pro which is on offer during the season. On the first day of sales alone, the F19 Pro recorded a 200% increase in sales compared to its predecessor F17 Pro.

CEO of OPPO Sri Lanka Bob Li said: “This project helped us to immerse into Sri Lankan culture better. In keeping with the spirit of the season, evolving & upgrading, OPPO has launched two concurrent promotions: ERABADU WASI from 2-13 April & OPPO SERVICE WASI from 5 – 18 April.”

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