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ISWA Australian Advanced Level commences registrations for new academic year



International School of Western Australia (ISWA) an extension of International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS), as Sri Lanka’s first-ever school to offer the Australian Advanced Level programme has commenced registrations for the academic year 2022-2023. Initiated to serve not only as an academic qualification provider, ISWA works towards grooming students for their future in Australia whilst preparing them for their life journey.

Acclaimed as one of the best pathways to move to Australia for higher education, ISWA offers the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) a two-year program covering Year 11 and 12 where students sit for the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) examination at the end of Year 12. The base curriculum module includes English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD), exempting students from IELTS when they apply for their tertiary education which is an added advantage in terms of time and cost.

“IIHS has always been at the forefront of academic prowess and innovation. This programme provides numerous benefits to the students eliminating the need for IELTS whilst increasing the potential of students gaining direct access to top universities in Australia. We are closely working with the respective schools to offer performance-based scholarships to students who excel in their academics to increase opportunities for them. We are very keen to ensure that we provide quality education and therefore have appointed an academic panel consisting of qualified facilitators backed with recognized Masters qualifications from the education sector,” commented Dr Kithsiri Edirisinghe (Vice President – ISWA).

Comprising of the subjects, (Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics Methods, Physics, Human Biology and EALD) the course provides a marking scheme with a 60:40 ratio with 60% marks allocated while the course is being followed and 40% awarded at the end of the course. It is an attractive and credible programme which provides students an international qualification at a quarter of the cost that would have had to be incurred if students were to pursue their studies in Australia excluding other additional expenses which comes in its wake. Furthermore, IIHS will facilitate bank loans and installment plans as additional payment options.

Following the WACE, a programme certified by the Australian Government, will vastly benefit students as it will pave the foundation for their future in Australia. It will improve ethical and social behavior that would fit the Australian way of life – which would make their lives easy and increase their potential. Successful completion of the WACE along with the achieved ATAR score, will open doors for students granting them access to scholarships awarded by the Top Universities in Australia.

IIHS is fully geared to support students who enroll for this programme and have established 4 student committees namely Students Support Committee which will help improve leadership skills, team culture and other essential aspects, the Scientific Committee to help them to develop analytics skills and scientific thinking skills, the Sports Committee and MADD Committee to promote and support aesthetic improvement.

Enrol now and obtain a pass to a pathway of success for your child. Limited seats are available for the 2022-2023 new intake. Visit to obtain more information.

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Sri Lanka’s economic confidence index plummets



‘No one has rated Sri Lanka’s economic condition as excellent. 1.8 % rated it as good and 1.3 % rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022, a wide ranging Verite Research public opinion survey reveals.

Key findings of the survey:

Government approval rating drops from 10% to 3%

The second round of the Gallup Style “Mood of the Nation” poll was conducted in June by Verité Research. It assessed the approval, satisfaction, and confidence of the nation in relation to the government, the country, and the economy.

The poll was conducted as a part of the syndicated survey instrument by Verité Research. This instrument also provides other organisations the opportunity to survey the sentiments of Sri Lanka.

1. Government approval rating | 3% | To the question, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way the current government is working?” only 3% said they approve. In January 2022 this rating was at 10%.

2. Sri Lanka satisfaction | 2% | To the question, “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in Sri Lanka?” only 2% said they were satisfied. This rating was at 6% in January 2022.

3. Economic confidence | negative (-) 96 | Multiple choice questions on the condition and trajectory of the economy are used to generate an economic confidence score. The score can range from negative (-) 100 to positive (+) 100. A score above zero means more people see the economic conditions positively rather than negatively. If everyone thinks the economy is in either excellent or good condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting better, the score will be (+) 10. If everyone thinks that the economy is in a poor condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting worse, the score will be a (-) 100. No one rated the economic condition as excellent. 1.8% rated it as good; and 1.3% rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022.

Implementation of “Mood of

the Nation”

The poll is based on an island wide nationally representative sample of responses from 1,052 Sri Lankan adults, conducted in June 2022. The sample and methodology was designed to ensure a maximum error margin of under 3% at a 95% confidence interval. The polling partner was Vanguard Survey (Pvt) Ltd.

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Decline in share market in the wake of rate hike reports



By Hiran H.Senewiratne

CSE trading activities began on a positive note yesterday but during the latter part of the day the market experienced a dip on account of the overall supply chain economy being subjected to a contraction, stemming from the fuel crisis. Consequently, CSE activities were relatively low keyed, market analysts said.

“We are reverting to the negative. There is uncertainty on all fronts, from the political to the economic. Therefore, we are expecting a rate hike on Thursday. This is creating a bit of a cloud and we may see this continuing further, a top market analyst said.

Even if top level decision- making is happening in Sri Lanka the impact is not felt at the grassroots level. This has resulted in unrest in the country, the analyst said.

Amid those developments, both indices moved downwards. The All- Share Price Index went down by 97.9 points and S and P SL20 declined by 34.3 points. Turnover stood at Rs 1.3 billion with one crossing. The crossing was reported in JKH, which crossed 600,000 shares to the tune of Rs 73.2 million, its shares traded at Rs 122.

In the retail market, the top seven companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were; Lanka IOC Rs 611 million (7.3 million shares traded), Expolanka Holdings Rs 173.9 million (one million shares traded). LOLC Holdings Rs 47.4 million (120,000 sha4es traded), Hayleys PLC Rs 46.5 million (697.000 shares traded), Browns Investments Rs 46.3 million (6.4 million shares traded), JKH Rs 21 million (173,000 shares traded) and Softlogic Holdings Rs 20.5 million (794,000 shares traded). During the day 109 million share volumes changed hands in 15000 transactions.

The International Monetary Fund said last Thursday its talks with crisis-hit Sri Lanka had been “constructive”, thereby raising hopes it would soon grant preliminary approval for a desperately needed financial support package, observers said.

Meanwhile, the Colombo Consumer Price index rose 54.6 per cent year-on-year in June against a 39.1 per cent rise in May, according to the Statistics Department.

Yesterday the US dollar rate was Rs 360.73, which is now being controlled due to the prudent fiscal and monetary policies of the Central Bank.

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Dialog Club vision members receive access to an exclusive screening of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’



In a bold and breath-taking new global adventure, the epic conclusion to the Jurassic film franchise ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ hit theatres across the world on June 10. Just a day after its global premiere, Dialog Club Vision Red members and their loved ones received special access to an exclusive screening of the film at the Kandy City Centre Multiplex on June 11.

The explosive end to the Jurassic era sees two generations of the film’s franchise unite for the first time with Hollywood’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard joined by Oscar winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill. Dialog Club Vision members were some of the first to witness the utopian world where Dinosaurs and humans co-exist.

With the best interests of its members and their loved ones at heart, Dialog Club Vision continues to deliver a world of exclusivity and privileges such as personalized care, exclusive discounts and offers, lifestyle and entertainment events and more. To explore more exciting offers available for Dialog Club Vision members, and to learn more about Sri Lanka’s premier loyalty programme, customers can visit the MyDialog App or visit

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