The Ceylon Institute of English & Leadership (CIOEL) is one of Sri Lanka’s largest online English language training institutions. CIOEL specializes in all facets of English Language Training, from basic to advanced, and caters to the needs of undergraduates, working executives, job seekers, athletes, and professionals. The institute also understands the importance of communication in businesses and offers in-house Customer Service Training for organizations that want to improve their customer service.
CIOEL offers multiple courses and qualifications including the ‘Certificate in English’ which entails basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and is best suited for students who have completed GCE O-levels and A-levels.
The ‘Business English & Leadership Programme’ consists of modules of business communication and leadership that are essential for working executives and those looking to join the workforce. The ‘Leadership & Sustainability Programme’ on offer at CIOEL, provides students great insights on leadership, teamwork, sustainability in business and corporate communication. The skills and offer are best suited for working executives, university students, and those seeking employment.
The institute also provides programmes designed for children with a particular focus on elocution. CIOEL believes that elocution lessons can greatly improve communication skills which in turn builds children’s confidence and help them become more assertive.
Watson Michael, the Managing Director of the Ceylon Institute of English & Leadership shared his comments on the importance of language training, “In this modern age, language training is more important than it has ever been, especially for the youth of Sri Lanka who want to move on to better brighter futures. It is for this reason that we at CIOEL, cater to students of all ages and from all walks of life.”
CIOEL also hosts a podcast on their YouTube channel, where the institute showcases projects on leadership and more conducted by Watson Michael with personalities from all over the world. The personalities include an Emmy Award Winner, a 2-time Emmy nominated TV producer, International Best-Selling Authors and more.
One such personality was Dewey Cooper, a 9-time World Championship Boxing and MMA coach who is the coach of the current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. The topic which was discussed was leadership. CIOEL believes that individuals such as these, who have a proven track record with regards to leadership make the best mentors.
In addition to this, CIOEL also creates Resumes. In today’s highly connected world, it is very important to have a proper resume that showcases the individual’s skills, education, work experience, volunteering experience, past employment, and important projects which they were involved with. CIOEL creates resumes for all types of industries including; Healthcare, Finance, Sales, Marketing, HR, Banking, Operations, and a host of other industries as well.
All the training programmes available at CIOEL are conducted with the utmost care by fully qualified teachers and instructors. Students will receive certificates upon the successful completion of each course.
CIOEL is one of the largest English language online training institutes in Sri Lanka. CIOEL specializes in English language training for various levels of proficiency, from the basic to advanced stages for undergraduates, job seekers, athletes, and professionals. CIOEL believes that the guidance and knowledge of a good tutor are key to effective learning. To learn more about CIOEL and the courses on offer, visit https://cioel.com/
Wing Commander (Retd.) D. Pradeep S. Kannangara elected president, Industrial Security Foundation
The Industrial Security Foundation (ISF) which acts as the sole organization in Sri Lanka to represent the Private Security industry having incorporated by an Act passed in the Parliament, Act No. 51 of 1999, elected Wing Commander (Retd.) Pradeep Kannangara as its President for the years 2022/2023 at its 30th annual General Meeting which was held at the PIM Auditorium in Borella. Wing Commander Pradeep Kannangara was appointed President while 14 other members were appointed to the Executive Committee, strengthening the ISF in order to drive and uplift the standards of the private security industry in Sri Lanka.
He has served on the ExCo consecutively since 2012 under four different presidents where he held the positions of Senior Vice President during the last three consecutive years. He has also been a committed member of the ISF and was awarded prestigious coveted FISF title due to his many valuable contributions to the organization and the Private Security Industry in Sri Lanka in 2012.
Wing Commander Kannangara’s journey into private security began after a successful career in the Sri Lanka Air Force for over 24 years where he served in many capacities finally being the Officer Commanding of the Special Air Borne Force. A recipient of the Ranasura Padakkama (RSP) Gallantry award for his bravery, sacrifices and service to the nation by the President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in 1990. He holds a Master’s in business management from the Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia too and serves as a Board Director in AB Securitas (Private) Limited in Sri Lanka and AB Securitas Bangladesh Limited.
Kitchen & Bedroom reaffirms its partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka
Kitchen & Bedroom, a name synonymous in the interior designing and furniture sector in the country recently celebrated its long-standing partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka during the latter’s 12th year anniversary celebratory event, reaffirming its ambitious plans to further strengthen and explore the numerous opportunities available here.
Häfele Sri Lanka, part of Häfele India which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hafele Global network, is a technology partner for various projects and initiatives of Kitchen & Bedroom. Both the companies operate in the interior design space, sharing their cumulative knowledge and expertise to provide extensive and personalized solutions catering to domestic requirements.
‘We take great pride in our association with Häfele Sri Lanka having exchanged and collaborated on many projects both commercial and household. We share similar values such as providing high quality, sustainable, functional and customized solutions to our customers, and most importantly to guide them through every aspect and step of the project and how best we could bring out their desired design,’ said Dr. Sacquaff, Kitchen & Bedroom Group CEO.
DSI strengthens its islandwide presence with three new showrooms
Amid the prevailing economic hardships faced by Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s premier footwear brand DSI recently expanded its islandwide presence in the country with the opening of three new showrooms in Kahawatta, Akuressa, and Chavakachcheri, with the aim of offering greater access to its diversified product range to a wider customer base.
Gracing the special occasion, the showrooms were declared open by D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. Managing Director Thusitha Rajapaksa, in the presence of Director Asanka Rajapaksa, General Manager Pradeep Samarathunga, National Sales Manager – Retail Sales Naleen Weerawardana, invitees, and well-wishers.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Thusitha Rajapaksa stated: “We are excited about expanding DSI wings to three new locations. Despite the ongoing economic conditions of the country, we took a call to take a proactive measure to expand our islandwide presence. While it has been a challenge, the commitment and hard work of our team has made it possible to serve our loyal customers better, and we are confident that we will be able to continue these efforts in the future as well.”
DSI is renowned for its well-trained staff who offer exceptional customer service. The three new DSI showrooms prioritize providing a unique service and customer support to make purchasing further convenient for the customer.
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