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Nawaloka College of Higher Studies celebrates the convocation of a fresh batch of graduates

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Leading Sri Lankan tertiary education provider Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) felicitated a fresh batch of graduates at its sixth graduation ceremony on the 13th of February 2022 at BMICH Main conference Hall Colombo.

Among the students who earned their cloaks at the event, were 258 of those who had successfully completed the Foundation Diploma in Business or ‘Science/Engineering’ as well as 482 students who had secured a (UniLink) Diploma in Business, Information Technology, Health Science, Engineering or Hospitality and Event Management. All 482 of these Diploma holders will go on to commence their second year of studies in Australia or Malaysia. Further, the event also celebrated the graduation of 18 students who were engaged in USA degree program, looking to commence their sophomore year in the upcoming months.

Commenting on the critical importance of an educated workforce within the nation, the event’s Chief Guest Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka stated, “Education is a primary tool in the building and improvement of our nation. I congratulate all the new graduates who are on their way to use the exemplary education afforded by NCHS to put their minds to work to further this cause.”

Nawaloka College of Higher Studies Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa remarked, “As a leading tertiary education provider, we work hard to ensure that the experiences and high value given to our students during their time with us prepares them to successfully face any challenge and bring continuous value to any role in their chosen sectors both locally and internationally. Our graduates are confident of this fact, and this is demonstrated and proven by the professional success that scores of our past students enjoy today.”

Further reflecting on the event, Nawaloka College of Higher Studies, Dean of studies Dr. Alan Robertson stated, “I offer my congratulations to the graduates of 2022 who have worked hard with passion and dedication to fully earn and deserve the cloaks they don today. At NCHS, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality, work-ready qualifications well-accepted both here and abroad. Our partnership with top tier universities in Australia and the United States were borne as a part of this vision to better equip Sri Lankan students to find value and success in their professional journeys and contribute towards nation building efforts.”

Apart from the students and their families, NCHS’ chairman, directors and staff, members of the Australian High Commission, were present at the graduation, while the dean and several faculty members from the SUT participated online.

All programs offered by NCHS are provided in partnership with the global leaders in education, United State Universities and the institute’s exclusive partner, Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), guaranteeing a high-quality and strictly regulated standard of education. The trusted education services provider provides an 8-month Diplomas in Business, IT, Engineering, Hospitality and Event Management and Health Sciences, an 8-month Foundation program in fields of Business and Science/Engineering, USA-degree transfer programs upon credit basis. Further, NCHS operates a Regional Office in Kandy to better support prospective students in the region.

NCHS is in the heart of Colombo and provides students with world-class facilities, including purpose-built engineering and computer laboratories as well as a resource-rich library. NCHS’ Kandy campus provides students from the area with access to a conveniently located academic platform along with experienced academic staff and cutting-edge technological facilities that allow them to competently pursue their preferred academic discipline. The campus also offers additional support by providing students with relevant information and facilitating all their administrative and VISA requirements.



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Mahindra Ideal Finance One of Sri Lanka’s Great Places to Work

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MIFL team at the Great Place to work® Awards ceremony for Best 10 companies in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industry held at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo.

Mahindra Ideal Finance is not only one of Sri Lanka’s leading finance companies, but also one of Sri Lanka’s top employers of choice, attested to by the Company being certified as a Great Place to Work for 3 consecutive years, most recently in 2021.The Company has also been recognized amongst the Best 10 companies in the banking, financial services and insurance sector in 2021 by the Great Place to Work® Sri Lanka. As a result, Mahindra Ideal Finance has attracted a diverse group of individuals at the top of their game to be a part of the Company’s various teams. Having embarked on a landmark islandwide network expansion strategy, Mahindra Ideal Finance is also creating new opportunities for aspiring Sri Lankan professionals looking to build solid careers in financial services.

Duminda Weerasekara – Chief Executive Officer said, “As we are growing our presence around the country through the expansion of our branch network, we are looking for driven and passionate people to reinforce our teams. As we have been a dedicated, caring and trustworthy employer since our inception, Mahindra Ideal Finance is the ideal platform for dynamic young professionals looking to launch or grow their careers.”Great Place to Work®, headquartered in the USA, is the global authority on high-trust, high performance workplace cultures. Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

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Daraz Cares introduces ‘Buy one Give One’ initiative – To support families in vulnerable communities

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The unfolding economic crisis in the country has presented Sri Lankans with unprecedented challenges, including scarcity of essentials, escalating living expenses and deteriorating living standards. The impacts of the crisis are graver and more ominous for those in vulnerable communities, where families struggle to make ends meet amidst mounting financial difficulties.As part of its commitment to give back to the community, Daraz Cares has come forward with a social initiative that pledges support for families in vulnerable communities. The initiative themed ‘Buy One, Give One’ will support Sri Lankan families faced with financial challenges with a pack of selected daily essentials. The selected items for the ‘Buy One, Give One’ initiative are, a 1kg pack of CIC Sudu Suduru Rice,a 500g of Orient Mysoore Dhal, a 300g pack of Maggi Coconut Milk Powder, 500g of Orient White Sugar, and 500 g packs of Sunlight Lemon and Rose Detergent Powder, which are all available for purchase via Daraz Mart.

The initiative will be implemented in a manner that, each time an individual purchase any desired quantity of one of the nominated items on the Daraz app, Daraz will donate an equal quantity of the same product to a family in vulnerable communities.Daraz invites everyone to purchase a preferred quantity of the selected items via www.daraz.lk/dmart/ and become a part of the ‘Buy One, Give One’ social initiative.

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DIMO partners with Allianz to provide innovative insurance scheme to its TATA customers

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DIMO together with Allianz recently introduced a state-of-the-art motor insurance & claim settlement scheme designed exclusively for DIMO’s TATA customers.The partnership is focused on assisting the customers to reduce costs incurred during conducting accident repairs through exemption of the owner’s payable portion for TATA vehicles within 5 years of date of manufacture. This innovative facility also offers all TATA customers of DIMO special insurance premium rates at the time of renewal of insurance. DIMO’s TATA customers will enjoy the utmost convenience and zero hassle as both DIMO and Allianz will coordinate all tasks from towing the vehicle to the nearest DIMO-TATA workshop, quick and efficient estimation & approval process, repairing of the vehicle according to exact manufacturer’s specifications, settlement of repair bills to handing over of the vehicle to the customer in original condition.

Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO, said, “This partnership will further assist us in offering an enhanced service for our valued customers. As a company, DIMO has always stood for fuelling the dreams and aspirations of the communities we serve in, and it is a pleasure to be able to offer an innovative insurance scheme at a time like this, in collaboration with Allianz.

Gany Subramaniam, CEO of Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd, said “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with DIMO to offer a customer-centric product, ensuring a vehicle is repaired and restored with minimum hassle.”

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