Saegis Campus, one of the leading higher education institutions situated in the heart of the country’s educational capital Nugegoda, recently strengthened its partnership with Pearson to offer students the opportunity to pursue internationally recognized BTEC HNDs in Business, Computing, and Engineering with the options of choosing their desired specialization.
These programs are often recognized by employers and provides hands-on experience during its study. It is a globally accepted professional qualification in itself and is equal to the first and second year of an undergraduate degree, enabling students’ direct entry to the final year of their respective degree program.
“We are happy to extend our partnership with Pearson to now offer its prestigious BTEC HNDs. We believe in bringing the most suitable programs that will stimulate and equip students with the necessary knowledge and competencies required to excel in their chosen field whilst also positively contributing to their personality, character and traits. We look forward to expanding our affiliations and partnerships going forward’, says Prof. Nalaka Jayakody, Vice Chancellor of Saegis Campus.
Students can opt for various pathways such as Management, Accounting & Finance, and Marketing for HND in Business or Software Engineering, Network Engineering, and Data Analytics for HND in Computing. Saegis Campus will also be offering the HND in Quantity Surveying in the near future.
The leaders and lecturers at Saegis Campus are some of the most widely renowned icons in the education industry, with a good reputation in their respective fields.
Prof. Dharmaratna, Director Academic Affairs of Saegis Campus, added “This is yet another milestone in our journey of inspiring and empowering students to reach greater heights both academically and professionally. We believe in providing the best quality higher education that one could gain in Sri Lanka, and this belief is being deeply embedded into all our approach”.
Saegis Campus offers various degree programs in Business from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and its own ones approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka. It also offers certificates and diploma courses that are Pearson Assured, and pathway options for degree programmes in Deakin University, Australia.
The campus has some of the best state-of-the-art facilities and a career guidance unit to help students with work placements and internships and hosts a Leo Club and a Rotaract Club.
Sri Lanka Tourism introduces e-learning platform for all SLTDA registered tourist guides.
As an initiative to uplift the reviving tourism industry in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) have introduced the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform to all registered guides to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The launch of the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform took place this week under the patronage of Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga, Secretary of the Ministry S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando.
“Tourist guides play an important role in our tourism sector as they spend a lot of time with visitors from arrival to departure. It is important that our guides stay updated on their professional/technical knowledge and I hope this e-learning platform by Sri Lanka Tourism will help them enhance their knowledge and skills” Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando shared while the Minister congratulated all the officials who were involved in bringing this initiative to reality.
Knowledge improvement, obtaining expertise knowledge from veterans, develop active participation with guests, improve the link between Tourism institutions & guides are some key objectives of this e-learning platform.
If you are a registered guide with SLTDA, you can now sign up on https://sltda.gov.lk/e-learning/login and avail of the online courses.
A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course from SLTDA and SLITHM.
Impact of Climate Change on marine and fresh water resources and combating water pollution
Trilateral virtual dialogue among Pathfinder Foundation, Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has initiated a trilateral dialogue involving Sri Lanka, India and the Russian Federation to discuss issues of contemporary relevance. The first trilateral dialogue will be held to day 4:30 PM SLST on the “Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Fresh Water Resources and Combating Water Pollution: Best Practices from Russia, Sri Lanka and India”.
For this dialogue, Pathfinder Foundation will be partnering with Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence.
The distinguished panellists for the webinar are, Ambassador GlebIvashentsov, Vice President, Russian International Affairs Council, Ambassador (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman Pathfinder Foundation, Ambassador. IFS(Retd.) Rajiv Kumar Bhatia, Member Governing Council, The Asian Confluence and Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House,Dr. Anastasia Likhacheva, Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher Schoolof Economics, Dr. B. V. R. Punyawardena, Chairman, National Steering Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Governmentof Sri Lanka, Dr. Fraddry D’Souza, Area ConvenerandFellow, The Coastal Ecology & Marine Resources Centre, TERI Goa,India , Dr. Konstantin Zgurovsky, Senior Advisor, Marine Programme, WWF Russia, Mr. Sarath Premalal, Retired Director General of Meteorology of Sri Lanka and Prof. Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Professor Indira Gandhi Chair, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India
Those who are interested in participating may kindly register at the following link; https://bit.ly/3AZbYAN Program details are available at https://bit.ly/3zdUkY3 . The event will also be live streamed on the PF Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pathfinderfoundation/
Doc990 and MyDoctor partner SLVA to extend accessible veterinary services islandwide
Sri Lanka’s premier digital health solutions service providers, Doc990 and MyDoctor are now enabling customers to access online veterinary services island-wide in partnership with the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association.
The national professional body serving and representing the interests of the veterinary profession in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA), is dedicated to providing continued excellence within the profession of animal medicine and the provision of outstanding care for all animals while also actively creating public awareness of the contribution of veterinarians island-wide.
This collaborative effort with Doc990 and MyDoctor will bring pet owners, owners of farm animals and good Samaritans the ability to access remote video consultations with leading, specialist veterinarians of their choosing, without the hassle of physically entering hospital waiting rooms, transporting animals etc. This timely, contactless service will not only be convenient but also a relief to pet owners and caretakers in the backdrop of travel restrictions as a result of the ongoing global pandemic.
Customers can engage in video consultations with their chosen vet by downloading the Doc990 mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. Through its widening network of hospitals and medical services, Doc990 strives to make health care accessible and convenient for all Sri Lankans.
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