American National College to hold Open Day
American National College open day on July 24 promises to be a day
full of fun and excitement not to be missed, as common to previous open
days which became highly successful and popular. Open Day 2010 is filled
with exciting and useful facts about American university education
relevant for both students and parents alike.
There are special segments targeting both London O/Level and A/Level
students who are awaiting to pursue new career fields such as
aeronautical engineering, mechatronics, robotics, molecular biology as
well as reputed and traditional career fields including business,
computing, science and engineering, psychology and social sciences,
pre-medicine and health sciences. Participating students get the
opportunity to experience the life of an American university student and
to explore the essential facts about the life in the US. With
comprehensive Visa and university transfer advice, students and parents
can make wiser decisions on their education options.
Students can speak to current and past students of ANC to obtain
insight about student life, part time jobs, scholarships and
For the existing students of ANC, the Open Day 2010 promises to be a
showcase to demonstrate their talent.
Organized by the student body of ANC, these activities enable the
students to develop their creative and organizational skills. Different
student clubs and societies of ANC including the Performing Arts Club,
Rotract Club, International Students Clubs, the Business Club and the
Sports Society will showcase their activities on ANC Open Day.
Throughout the day there will be panel discussions, real science and
engineering practical experiments, business classroom activities that
involve higher level computer based learning zones and a host of other
Sri Lankan Burnetter at Digital Boot Camp
Leo Burnett Solutions Inc.,(LBSI) the Sri Lankan office of Leo
Burnett Worldwide, was represented at the annual Leo Burnett Digital
Boot Camp, by Marsh Dodanwela of Arc Worldwide Sri Lanka which is the
integrated arm of LBSI.
The workshop, which took place at the Sheraton Towers in Singapore,
was organized for key planners and creative personnel, and integrated
representatives from all 26 Leo Burnett Agencies in the Asia Pacific
The Digital Boot Camp is an opportunity for the Asia Pacific Agencies
of the Leo Burnett Network to collectively expand their understanding of
Digital, showcase work and results from their respective markets, and
network with their contemporaries to facilitate greater sharing of ideas
and expertise within the region. The event is held over three days with
a series of presentations and intensive breakout sessions.
A number of key topics are explored, ranging from developing strategy
and conceptualizing creative ideas that incorporate the Digital medium,
to effectively measuring the success and 'virality' of a Digital
Dodanwela was invited to address this year's forum about Social Media
along with his co-presenter from the Philippines, Lawrence Villegas.
"I feel privileged that a representative from the Sri Lankan office
was chosen to speak on a topic that is at the forefront of global
marketing conversations at the moment" said Dodanwela.
He said that Asia Pacific accounts for 42 percent of global internet
usage, with more than 59 million people on Facebook alone. 27 percent of
Asian mobile users have Smartphones - 23 percent being the global
"The Boot Camp is one of several initiatives designed to help
strengthen our Digital capability. It is intended to bring together
Burnetters from across the region into a forum where we can map out
market-specific initiatives and share knowledge on how to incorporate
Digital into our creative efforts in new and relevant ways." he said.
ICBT Campus introduces British degrees
ICBT Campus has launched a range of world-class degree programs in
collaboration with the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) at
a ceremony held at Rajabojun Ceylinco Seylan Towers in Colombo recently.
ICBT Campus has now introduced a range of British qualifications
which are globally recognized and affordable. UWIC is a highly respected
university in the UK with many prestigious credentials to its name. It
is ranked amongst the top three universities in Wales and in the top ten
new universities in the UK by the Independent's Complete University
Guide 2010. UWIC is currently ranked the top new university in Wales by
the Guardian University Guide, the Times Good University Guide and the
Sunday Times University Guide.
This year, the university is one of the universities in Wales to
improve its UK rankings in all four major university guides and is now
ranked in the top 60 universities in the whole of the UK by the Guardian
University Guide and the Independent University Guide. UWIC degrees at
ICBT Campus will present an opportunity for Sri Lankan students to gain
a qualification from a high ranking university. Special considerations
to costs have been given.
UWIC degrees taken at ICBT Campus will be awarded in accordance with
strict UK Quality Assurance Agency policies and the students have the
option of transferring to Wales and even attending the graduation
ceremony in the UK. Students will also have access to the University's
on-line portal where they can find important program related material
and information. ICBT Campus Chairman Jagath Alwis said: "These UWIC
degrees have all the components a prospective student looks into before
enrolling for a program; namely 'recognition, affordability,
accessibility, duration and quality of delivery".
UWIC International Development Director Dr Mohamed Loutfi said, "UWIC
courses are career-orientated and aim to prepare students for long-term
success in their chosen employment areas. Even though the programs are
internationally recognized and respected, they remain competitively
priced so that students get maximum value for their money. We were
searching for a partner in Sri Lanka to deliver our high quality
programs without compromising in quality and it is a great achievement
for us to find such a partner in Sri Lanka, the ICBT Campus." ICBT
Campus CEO and Executive Director Mohan Pathirana, said: "As ICBT Campus
is celebrating 10 years of excellence in education this year, the UWIC
MBA will be our gift to all those who aspire to be MBA graduates of high
calibre with wider employability opportunities."
Debug organizes photography contest
An all-island photography contest is organized by Debug Computer
Peripherals the only authorized distributor for Epson in Sri Lanka.
The event is open for all photography enthusiasts including
professionals / amateurs and schoolchildren.
"In keeping with our commitment in helping the local photography
industry including students, we decided to go ahead with this
competition," said a company spokesperson for the division.
The event will cover seven different categories such as open colour /
open monochrome / nature and wild life / wedding photo folio / portrait
/ photo journalism / digital creations and a special theme for
schoolchildren titled "Beautiful Sri Lanka".
Prizes will be awarded for the best photographer of the event / best
school photographer and a special award to the "Best Photograph Printed
on an Epson Printer".
Certificates will be awarded to all selected entries. All selected
photographs will be exhibited at the Colombo National Art Gallery from
August 13 to 15, 2010.
The closing date is July 30 and the entrance free. Application forms
can be collected from Debug Head Office Wellawatta, Peliyagoda, Kandy,
Kurunegala, Negombo, Matara, Anuradhapura, Ratnapura and Batticaloa or
could be down loaded on-line via
India Test Tour, Triangular Series
Coca-Cola official soft drink partner:
Coca-Cola is the official soft drink partner for the
Triangular Series between India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka
which commences in Dambulla and also the ongoing Indian Test
Tour between India and Sri Lanka. Fron left - Sri Lanka
Cricket Promotions and PR Manager Lakith Peiris, Sri Lanka
Cricket, Chief Executive Officer Duleep Mendis, Coca-Cola
Beverages Sri Lanka Limited, Special Events Manager Ranjith
Edirisinghe and Sri Lanka Cricket Marketing Head Charith
Elephant House best loved ice cream in the
From left: Maldives Sales Manager Sampath Thambawita, Ceylon
Cold Stores Frozen Confectionery Head Neil Samarasinghe,
Directors of Lily International and Ceylon Cold Stores Frozen
Confectionery Marketing Manager Surani Sahabandu
Elephant House, the leader in the ice cream market in Maldives,
strengthened its ties with industry stakeholders at the recently
concluded Hotel Asia Exhibition Maldives 2010.
With its range, Elephant House has tickled the taste buds of tourists
to the island and has become an integral part of the tourism business.
This is in keeping with the company's vision of building businesses
that would become market leaders in the region.
A sampling activation for both ice creams and soft drinks was carried
out at the Hakura Malaam Resort.