E-learning to boost mathematics skills for students

Forty secondary schools started using new mathematics e-learning programs to boost students’ mathematics ability and to determine if e-learning should be incorporated into mathematics lessons nationwide.

“Boosting mathematics skills and critical thinking is essential in today’s modern world. Computer technologies can complement regular classroom teaching in a way that can bring everyone up to international levels in an individual way,” said Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) South Asia Department Director Sungsup Ra.

Under a $ 725,000 grant, ADB has translated the mathematics e-learning programs of Khan Academy and Math-Cloud into Sinhala.

These will be used in 20 schools each as part of daily a mathematics lessons on a six month trial basis through to the end of 2014. Student performance will then be assessed to determine how effective the programs were in boosting students’ mathematics achievement and confidence.

In many developing countries, the quality of education suffers due to weak teacher training, inadequate school facilities and equipment, and outdated curricula.

Although many governments in Asia see the value of introducing information communication technologies into schools, the focus has largely concentrated on providing computers and other hardware, rather than the software and computer programs needed to make use of them. The result is that many students in the region leave school with an education that is ill-fitted to a modern global economy.

In Sri Lanka, around half of 16year olds have to retake the exams necessary to advance to their last two years of schooling. The government has been working to find ways of improving the quality of mathematics education in the country’s 9,905 schools, including introducing more software-based platforms to promote more dynamic learning and teaching.

11th Symposium of the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum

Main streaming Rainwater Harvesting as a Water Supply Option.

Call for Paper

Please send your research papers (full papers) on or before 25th July 2014

Session topics:

  • Technical, Social and Economic aspects of RWH
  • Health benefits and issues related to rainwater use
  • Rainwater Harvesting as a Climate Change Adaptation Measure

Further Information

Can be obtained from LRWHF web site http://www.lankarainwater.org , sending email to LRWHFCMB@gmail.com, and sending request letter or visiting the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Foam office.

Date: 5 September 2014

Venue: International Water Management Institute (IWMI),

Pelawatta,

for more details contact to 0115524612 or see below image

11th Symposium of the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum
11th Symposium of the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum

Call for donations for book dansela for Poson Poya

A mega book dansela organised by the Education Ministry will be held on June 12 and 13 in view of Poson Full Moon Day at the Pahatha Maluwa of the Mihintale sacred area.

This is organised on a concept of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena. Donors can hand over books to national schools and Provincial and Zonal Education offices before June 6.

Additional reading books, past papers and literature books can be handed over to the Education Ministry Publication Bureau. Contact 0112784839 or 0112784869 for details.

 

Samsung Cash Back Combos for Samsung Galaxy S Series Mobile and Galaxy Gear or FIT smartwatch

The Samsung Srilanka offer a great cash back combos; the offers brings you the saving upto Rs. 19,845.00 along with Samsung Galaxy Smartphone and Gear Smart watches.

This is a limited offer. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S Series mobiles or Samsung Galaxy Note 3 you could also be purchased separately for a special price.

  • The Galaxy S5 LTE With Gear Neo or FIT for Rs. 121,644/- and Save Rs. 19,845/-
  • The  Galaxy S4 With Gear Neo or FIT for Rs.100,153/- and save Rs. 9845/-
  • The Galaxy Note 3 LTE with Gear Neo or FIT for Rs. 135,153/- and save Rs. 9,845/-

For more details about the promotion contact to Samsung Helpline on 0115 900000, 0117 540540

Samsung Cash Back Combos for Samsung Galaxy S Series Mobile and Galaxy Gear or FIT smartwatch
Samsung Cash Back Combos for Samsung Galaxy S Series Mobile and Galaxy Gear or FIT smartwatch

Train services to Chavakachcheri Commence June 2014

The train services on the northern line will be extended this month up to Chawakachdieri the main station this side of Jaffna in the north officials said yesterday. Currently trains operate only up to Kilinochchi and Palai.

Railways officials says it had been planned to extend train services up to Jaffna it was delayed due to the ongoing construction work on the Navakkuli Bridge which passes ever the lagoon.

Work on this bridge could not be completed on time. Therefore, we are unable to extend the rail service to Jaffna at the moment. However, train services will be extended to Chavakachcheri this month.

New Fish Market Shops are for Sale by Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development

Applications are called from the fish vendors who are interested in obtaining remaining limited fish stalls of the Peliyagoda Central Fish Market managed by the Management Trust under the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development. Priority will be given to the fish vendors who were registered at St.John’s Fish Market, Pettah.

Applications can be obtained from 2nd June 2014 onwards at the Business Promotion Unit, 1st Floor, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Maligawatta, Colombo 10.

Duly completed applications should be sent at or before 4.00 p.m. of 20th June 2014, to the “Co-ordinating Officer, Business Promotion Unit, Maligawatta, Colombo 10”, Further details could be obtained from Telephone No. 011-3301707.

 

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New Fish Market Shops are for Sale by Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development
New Fish Market Shops are for Sale by Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development

Living in Style – Home and Interior exhibition in Kandy – 6th to 8th June 2014

3rd Consecutive year CEC Events organised an living in Style Home and Interior Exhibitions in Kandy from 6th to 8th June 2014.

The exhibitions will cater your needs of homing and home related goods and services exhibitions under one roof at Kandy City Centre.

For more details about the events contact to below numbers,

Amila -0773 124 605

Sukumal – 0777 696 330

Shamal -0777 800 334

Gayan -0775 718 555

Or see below image for more details

Living in Style – Home and Interior exhibition in Kandy – 6th to 8th June 2014
Living in Style – Home and Interior exhibition in Kandy – 6th to 8th June 2014

Air Asia Special Promotion for Booking till 8th June and Travel from 5th January to 31 July 2015

Air Asia offers specal Prices for those who could book tickets from today to 8th June 2014 and those who wish to travel from 5th January 2015 to 31st July 2015.

Select your fly destinations for any below from Colombo Srilanka,

  • Melbourne
  • Osaka
  • Sydney
  • Beijing
  • Perth
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Bangkok
  • and many more destinations.

Economy Seats are starting from Rs. 10,609.00 and Business Class Premium Flatted for Rs. 32,709.00.

for more details see below image

Air Asia Special Promotion for Booking till 8th June and Travel from 5th January to 31 July 2015
Air Asia Special Promotion for Booking till 8th June and Travel from 5th January to 31 July 2015

Post graduate Institute of Management (PIM) Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Applications calls now; till 30th August, 2014.

PIM Pioneered the MBA programme over 30 years ago and continues to offer the leading and most sought-after MBA programme in Sri Lanka PIM offers its new MBA programme that is aimed at developing five key competencies in a challenging, yet an enjoyable setting, that enables its participants to strike the vital work-life-learn balance.

The programme will focus on the following competencies:

  • Strategic thinking and integrative analysis
  • Problem analysis and decision making
  • Interpersonal relations and teamwork
  • Effective management communication
  • Systems design and implementation

THE PROGRAMME

PIM’s MBA programme has been re-engineered, based on our experience of conducting the programme for over thirty years, and the emerging needs of today’s competitive local and global markets.

The programme spans a period of two years and moves logically and sequentially from courses on Management Foundations to Integrative Studies, followed by Elective Courses and Research Paper/Project. For those who are academically bent the thesis option is also available.

The programme is structured on robust theoretical foundations and immediate practical applications.

Action-learning that is facilitated by assignments and project work helps students to relate the cutting-edge knowledge they gather to their world-of-work

The new MBA programme is designed to help the busy working manager. It is our experience that those who enjoy study, do best in the programme, and it is our endeavour to provide a rich learning experience that will transform student-managers into outstanding leaders and achievers.

MBA SPECIALISATION PROGRAMMES

The MBA programme complies with the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework (SLQF)-Exit Level 8. Students have the option to follow the general MBA programme or specialize in either Human Resource Management or Finance.

APPLICATIONS

Applications for admission to the MBA degree programme will be accepted up to 30th August, 2014. Qualified applicants will possess a university degree or an equivalent qualification and three years work experience in an executive capacity. Applicants must possess a good knowledge of English.

HOW TO APPLY

A copy of the Programme Handbook and application form, could be obtained from the PIM office on payment of Rs. 500/-.

Postgraduate Institute of Management,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

28, Lesley Ranagala Mawatha,

Colombo 8.

Tel: 2689639 Fax: 2689643

For more details see below image

Post graduate Institute of Management (PIM) Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Applications calls now; till 30th August, 2014.
Post graduate Institute of Management (PIM) Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Applications calls now; till 30th August, 2014.

Sri Lanka to attract foreign investment for import substitution

In an ambitious move to-wards self-reliance. Sri Lanka is to attract foreign investors for import substitution projects offering them tax concessions under the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI).

Investment Promotion Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene told that the aim of introducing this strategic scheme is to produce necessary items locally without importing it by spending massive sums of foreign exchange.

Local investors will also be encouraged to start import substitution joint ventures with foreign Investors and such ventures will also be allowed to export their products while meeting the local demand for the next five years.

A meeting with local investors will be convened to work out modalities of this initiative soon, he disclosed.

The Ministry of Finance has suggested introducing an import substitution programme to fix the problem of a gaping trade deficit.

As an initial step a survey is being carried out to forecast the requirement of building materials for mega projects that will commence construction during the next three years.

The aim is to encourage production of cement, iron, furniture, wire, aluminum, and tiles, sanitary fittings, lifts, timber doors. Glass, pantry cupboards, ceiling materials, building management systems, pains water pumps, hand rails and water proof materials among other material.

Outlining the progress of the BOI, he said that Sri Lanka received US$442 million in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) during the first quarter of this year recording a 100 per cent increase compared with $219 million FDI in the same period last year. Minister Abeywardene noted that Sri Lanka will be able to achieve its $2 billion target for this year with the signing of 38 foreign investment projects during the first three months and the realizing of $1 billion from 17 identified strategic investment projects.

Sri Lanka Law College Admission of Students Academic Year-2015, Law Entrance Examination 2014

Application forms for admission of students for the Academic year 2015 will be available from 02nd June 2014 to 30th June 2014 in the Sri Lanka Law College Office on any working day between 9.00 a.m. and 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Entry Qualifications

The minimum educational qualifications to sit the Entrance Examination are as follows:-

  • passed in three subjects at one and the same sitting at the Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (A/L) Examination under the new scheme, (i.e. August 2000 Examination and thereafter) However a person who has sat the above examination under the old scheme should have passed in four subjects al one and the same sitting,
  • The subjects should be those approved by the Incorporated Council of Legal Education, And
  • Credit passes in English Language AND Sinhala/Tamil Language at the G.C.E. (O/L) or N.C.G.E. Examination,
  • Applicants should be not less than 17 years and not more than 30 years of age at the date on which submission of applications close.

For further details please visit Law College website – www.sllc.ac.lk

Entrance Examination

All applicants are required to sit an Entrance Examination to be held only in Colombo in September 2014.

Closing date for receiving applications

Duly filled application with photocopies of educational certificates should be forwarded to The Principal, Sri Lanka Law College, 244, Hulftsdorp Street, Colombo 12, not later than 30th June 2014 under registered post.

Payment for brochure and application

The Brochure containing relevant information, model and past question papers and the application form is available at a price of Rs. 3000/-.

The payment for the above could be made at any branch of the –

Hatton National Bank to the credit of A/C No. 063010004875, Hatton National bank, Hulftsdorp Branch, or Bank of Ceylon to the credit of A/C No. 0001369779, Bank of Ceylon, Hulftsdorp Branch

 

In favour of the Incorporated Council of Legal Education and the ORIGINAL Bank Receipt should be forwarded to the Office of Sri Lanka Law College.

Please quote your National Identity Card number and your name with initials in the Bank deposit slip.

Those who wish to obtain the Brochure with the application form by Registered Post should forward the ORIGINAL Bank Receipt for Rs. 3000/- and a self-addressed envelope of the size of 15″x10″ with stamps to the value of Rs. 150/-

Law Entrance Examination Question Papers

This is to inform all candidates who wish to sit for the Entrance Examination for 2014 and thereafter the question papers are as follows:

  • Language Skills
  • General Knowledge & General Intelligence

For more details see below image or contact to the Principle, Sri Lanka Law College, Colombo 12.

Sri Lanka Law College Admission of Students Academic Year-2015, Law Entrance Examination 2014
Sri Lanka Law College Admission of Students Academic Year-2015, Law Entrance Examination 2014

Mercedes Trophy Sri Lanka Country Finals 2014 – Invitation Calls now – Apply before 16th June 2014

Sri Lanka’s most exclusive and prestigious golf tournament is happening again.

The Mercedes Trophy, with a legacy of several decades is the biggest and finest golfing event in the world, and offers golfers the opportunity to compete locally and internationally, as they rub shoulders with some of the game’s most successful opponents whilst sharing the passion for the three-pointed star. Each year, the brand knows how to charm nearly 60,000 top golfers around the world.

Mercedes Trophy Sri Lanka Country Finals 2014

Saturday, 21st June 2014 at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club. Tournament commences at 8.00am.

Handicap Groups

  • Group A Handicap: 0 – 12
  • Group B Handicap: 13 – 20
  • Group C Handicap: 21 – 24
  • Group D Handicap (Ladies): 36

 

Entry Conditions

  • Participation exclusively reserved for owners of Mercedes-Benz, Jeep® and Chrysler vehicles. Confirmation of ownership required for participation.
  • Entry registration should only be with Ms. Thakshila Konakalagala. Contact 0771 224506 or email: thakshiia.konakalagala@dimoianka.com
  • Entries close at 5.00pm on Monday, 16th June 2014.

 

Participants travelling to Nuwara Eliya will be provided with a free vehicle inspection at the state of the art Mercedes Benz, Jeep & Chrysler maintenance facility at ‘DIMO 800’, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Mw., Colombo 14.

A special discount of 20% will be offered for all vehicle repairs and maintenance till 19th June 2014.

For more detail see below image or  contact to above number

Mercedes Trophy Sri Lanka Country Finals 2014 – Invitation Calls now – Apply before 16th June 2014
Mercedes Trophy Sri Lanka Country Finals 2014 – Invitation Calls now – Apply before 16th June 2014

Grant of GBP 5000 for empower work in animal welfare in Srilanka – Applications calls now (Closing date 15th June 2014)

Here’s your chance to apply for a grant of GBP 5000 that could empower your work in animal welfare,

Otara Gunewardene states “As a World Animal Day Ambassador, I’ve been given the privilege of nominating three Sri Lankan animal welfare organizations that are committed to uplifting the wellbeing of animals, for a one-off grant of GBP 5000. This grant is offered by the Naturewatch Foundation in partnership with the World Animal Day Foundation.

Naturewatch Foundation members will vote for projects that they believe have the best potential to make a real difference in the lives of animals. The winners will be announced on World Animal Day, 4 October 2014

Send in your application today.”

 

GRANT CONDITIONS

  • The grant is only available to non profit, non-governmental animal welfareorgamsations
  • Our resources are limited to projects that will cost a maximum of GBP £5,000.
  • Depending on the project, the grant may be paid in stages.
  • We will not consider projects that involve the building and maintenance of rescue and rehoming facilities
  • All submissions must prove that the project will have lasting positive impact upon the welfare of the animals
  • Upon submission we may reguest clarification of the information provided by you in the application.
  • You must submit the comprehensive application on or before the 15th of June 2014.

LOG ON TO THE LINK BELOW FOR THE APPLICATION www.bit.ly/WADGrant2014

Email soft copies of your entry on PDF format to worldeanimalday2014@eodel.com For more details Call on 077 7 686 817

Grant of GBP 5000 for empower work in animal welfare in Srilanka – Applications calls now (Closing date 15th June 2014)
Grant of GBP 5000 for empower work in animal welfare in Srilanka – Applications calls now (Closing date 15th June 2014)

Beware! Outdated chocolates re-entering into Srilanka market

Chocolate lovers need to check twice their favourite international brands before buying as recent raids reveal outdated chocolates imported from India are introduced into the market with new labels or end up as chocolate delights, officials said.

Large stocks of outdated chocolates with a market value of Rs. 100 million were seized from a warehouse in Seeduwa on Friday The Consumer Affairs Authority’s stated in news.

They said they found 30,000 kilograms of chocolates which had become outdated more than one year ago.

In December last year, a chocolate shop located at Colombo 7 was sealed by Public Health Inspectors for storing and selling outdated chocolates. The stocks had been imported from India 10 months after they had become outdated, officials said.

Beware on your consumption of Chocolate and expiry periods.

 

MacBook Air 2014 and MacBook Pro Introductory Price from Abans – Prices are valid till 15th June 2014

Abans Srilanka an Authorized reseller and Authorised Service Provider for Apple Macbook in srilanka introduce Apple MacBook Air 2014 in Srilanka for the first time.

Introducing the new 2014 MacBook Air features fourth – generation 1.4GHz (Turbo Boost upto 2.7GHZ) Intel Core Processors with HD faster graphics, upto 12hrs of battery life and even faster flash storage2. It’s thin, light and durable enough to take everywhere you go – and powerful enough to do everything once you get there.

11-inch starting from 119,990/-

13-inch starting from 132,990/-

 

MacBook Pro with Retina display

With fourth generation Intel core processors, the latest LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with millions of colours and with upto 512GB faster flash storage, the incredibly advanced MacBook Pro with Retina display moves even further ahead in performance and battery life.

13-inch starting from 174,990/-

15-inch starting from 268,990/-

 

Introductory price valid till 15th June 2014

For more details see below image or contact to Abans Showrooms on 011 2376226

MacBook Air 2014 and MacBook Pro Introductory Price from Abans - Prices are valid till 15th June 2014
MacBook Air 2014 and MacBook Pro Introductory Price from Abans – Prices are valid till 15th June 2014

New Vehicle Valuation and tax scheme will increase the prices of vehicles by Rs. 400,000 to Rs. 500,000

As news stated the Customs Director General Jagath Wijeweera inform the customs department is deciding on the value of brand new vehicles instead of accepting the declaration by the importers.

This has decisions has make in the detail investigation on vehicles importers undervalued the vehicle valuation while imports, its including few leading companies too.

This approach has reduced tax incomes to the government which is a considerable amount in total. Therefore the customs has set up valuation committee to determine the value of the vehicle and thereby impose the valuation tax.

The New taxation systems are expected to lead to a vehicle prices increase between Rs. 400,000.00 to Rs. 500,000.00.  But this system will help government to raise their tax revenue to the government.

It is expect to be applies for those who imported and yet to clear them.

 

Factors to Consider before and after implement this New Tax System – Personal Opinion

Before implement this new tax scheme

  1. Makesure it is not to impact to the law budget vehicles which are mostly purchases for the self-businesses or small businesses like three wheels, Small cars for Budget taxi and motor bikes.
  2. Understand the weakness and wholes in old tax systems and make alerts to income tax department or customs to be aware of those lopes whole.
  3. Consider the cost of living index and increase accordingly, rather increase just because of maximise revenue
  4. Take actions against those who violate and get penalties for their wrongful behaviour

After implementation this new tax scheme

  1. Makesure its not harms to low income or middle income class who dreams to buy a small cars or basic model of vehicles
  2. Rectifies all the lopes whole and avoid any fraud to comes in future
  3. Educate importers and customs about the new vehicle import tax system and avoid any under pricing in future
  4. Be tight with rules and regulations and need to take actions against those to violating this new impose tax systems.

Brand New Bajaj RE 205 Three Wheeler Price in Srilanka Rs. 492,380.00 all inclusive – Updated February 2015

David Pieris Motor Company Ltd in Srilanka an sole agent of Bajaj Automobiles of Motor Bikes and Three Wheelers in Srilanka.

Announces its current Price of Bajaj Three Wheeler Prices as Rs. 492,380.00 All Inclusive, invest on your small budget and maximise your value of your personal and business venture.

There are few simple reasons for go Bajaj 3 wheeler rather other brands, because of

  • Low cost running
  • Low cost maintenance
  • Low cost license and Insurance
  • Low cost spares

 

For more details about the instalment and availability of three wheeler contact to David Pieris Motor Company Ltd.

75, Hyde Park Corner, Colombo 02.

Tel: 011-4700600 Fax: 011-4700677 E mail: info@dpmco.com Website: www.dpmco.com

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David Pieris Bajaj Three Wheel Prices in Srilanka – Rs. 481,040.00 All Inclusive – June 2014
David Pieris Bajaj Three Wheel Prices in Srilanka – Rs. 481,040.00 All Inclusive – June 2014

Aspire V5 – 573G-i7 for Rs. 149,900.00 from Metropolitan

Metropolitan offers Acer Aspire V5 – 573G-i7 for Rs. 149,900.00 for your need of esteem need of gaming.

The Acer Aspire V5 – 573G-i7 with unmatch features of 4th Generation 4500U Processor 1.8GHz

  • And 8GB DDR III RAM, 1TB Hard Disk
  • 15.6″ HD LED Screen
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Web Cam
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M
  • 4 GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM
  • And many special features of acer

 

Buy your Acer Aspire V5 – 573G-i7 with Three Years Limited Carry in Warranty with Windows 8.1 operating system for Rs.149,900/- or Rs. 7,349 x24 Months On Selected Credit Cards.

For more details see below image

Aspire V5 - 573G-i7 for Rs. 149,900.00 from Metropolitan
Aspire V5 – 573G-i7 for Rs. 149,900.00 from Metropolitan

LANKAPAK 2014 – International Packaging Exhibition in Sri lanka on 18th to 20th July 2014

The Srilanka Institute of Packing organised an exhibition of Lanka Pak 2014 from 18th to 20th July 2014 at BMICH Colombo, Srilanka.

The Exhibition will be an ultimate solution for your packaging needs for your product to be a rich looks.

For more detail about the event contact to Lahiru Abeygunawardana on 077 7203220

Or see below image

LANKAPAK 2014 - International Packaging Exhibition in Sri lanka on 18th to 20th July 2014
LANKAPAK 2014 – International Packaging Exhibition in Sri lanka on 18th to 20th July 2014

Competition on creation of TV and Radio advertisement – Closing date on 25th May 2014

The Central Environment Authority is organizing a competition on creation of TV and radio advertisements to mark the World Environment Day on 5th June, 2014, Applications are called from Production Houses involved in TV and radio advertising and media personnel.

The CEA will accept own-creations, in DVD or CD format, which illustrate the achievement of the sustainable development by overcoming the contemporary environmental issues and the challenges faced by the public. All creations should be submitted to the Director General of the CEA.

Duration of a creation should be 15, 30 or 45 seconds, last date of acceptance of creation will be on 25th May 2014.

 

Prizes for winners of the TV completion First place – Rs. 150,000.00

Second place – Rs. 100,000.00

Third place – Rs. 75,000.00

 

Prizes for winners of the radio completion Fist place – Rs. 75,000.00

Second place – Rs. 50,000.00

Third place – Rs. 25,000.00

 

For further details please contact:

Sunil Udukala, Deputy Director (Media Unit), Central Environment Authority

104, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha.

Or see below image

Competition on creation of TV and Radio advertisement – Closing date on 25th May 2014
Competition on creation of TV and Radio advertisement – Closing date on 25th May 2014

Postgraduate Course of Water Resources Engineering and Management University of Moratuwa

Postgraduate courses in Water Resources Engineering and Management and Water Resources Management from University of Moratuwa.

Master of Science Degree/Postgraduate Diploma in

  1. Water Resources Engineering and Management (2014/2015)
  2. Water Resources Management (2014/2015)

Full-time / Part-time Courses leading to M.Sc. Degree / P.G. Diploma

Applications are invited for the above courses conducted by the UNESCO Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) established affiliated to the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa. The courses scheduled to commence in August 2014 are for both local and international students who wish to obtain a postgraduate degree/diploma in 1) Water Resources Engineering and Management or 2) Water Resources Management. The aim of the course is to provide a specialist training with a firm grounding on the principles, techniques, issues and practice of Water Resources Engineering and Management / Water Resources Management to practicing Engineers and scientists.

Eligibility Requirements

M.Sc / PG Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management

  • The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka or an equivalent degree in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate, Or
  • At least associate membership of a recognized professional Engineering Institute in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate

M.Sc. / PG Diploma in Water Resources Management

  • The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka or an equivalent degree in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate, Or
  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized university with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate, or
  • At least Associate membership of a recognized professional Engineering Institute in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate, Or
  • At least the Graduate membership of a recognized professional Science Institute deemed equivalent to a Bachelor of Science Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate.

For Both Degree Programme

  • If English is not the medium of instruction in the first degree of the candidate, valid TOEFL (a minimum of 500 points in paper-based, 173 in computer-based, or 61 in internet-based test) or I ELTS (a minimum of 5.0 in Academic Version) scores or equivalent.
  • Selections will be based on the minimum eligibility requirements above, qualifications and experience, and performance at the interview.

Course Structure

Compulsory modules for both streams A & B

  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Water Resources Project Planning & Management
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Systems and Water Quality Management
  • Research Methods for Water Resources Engineering Planning and Management
  • Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Planning and Management

Compulsory modules for Stream A

  • Advanced River and Hydraulics Engineering River and Estuary Hydraulics
  • Advanced Irrigation Water Management for Food and Water Security

Compulsory modules for Stream B

  • Concepts of Irrigation and Irrigation Water Management
  • Coastal and Estuary Ecosystem Management
  • Water Resources Systems and Watershed Management for Planning and Management
  • Fundamentals for Planning and Management of Water Conveyance and Drainage Systems.

Elective modules for both streams A & B

  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Options for Water Management
  • Disaster Risk Assessment, Reduction and Mitigation
  • Service Delivery Assessment Concepts for Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
  • Environmental Assessment of Water and Related Infrastructure Development
  • Advanced Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Systems
  • Advanced GIS for Water Resources Management

Elective modules for stream A

  • Advanced Coastal Engineering and Estuary Management
  • Advanced Water Supply and Sanitation Systems for Engineering Applications
  • Water Resources Systems and Watershed Management for Planning and Management

Elective modules for stream B

  • Advanced Irrigation Water Management for Food and Water Security.

Course Duration

  • M.Sc. Courses: 12 months (full time) or 21 months (part time) and PG Diploma: 12 months (part time)
  • All academic work and research projects will normally be conducted in a three term academic year from Tuesday to Saturday (full time course) or in an equivalent duration from Friday to Saturday (part time course). After the successful completion of the first year with specified examinations and assignments, candidates may opt to obtain the P.G. Diploma. Those who wish to obtain a M.Sc. Degree should complete a research Project and submit a thesis based on the research study during the first year (full time) or second year (part time).

Course Fee

M.Sc. full time / Part time: Rs. 350,000/- PG Diploma, Rs. 250,000/- for overseas applications

M.Sc full time USD 5,000/ – (SAARC) USD 6,000 (other countries)

Other Fees

  • Registration Fee: Rs. 1,000/- per year
  • Examination Fee Rs. 1,000/-
  • Refundable Library Deposit: Rs. 5,000/- (upto two books)

Financial Assistance

South Asia Foundation (SAF) annually offers eight (08) full paid scholarships to full time participants from SAARC countries attending the MSc programms of the UMCSAWM, with the objective of promoting regional cooperation through South Asian Water Management Education. Applications for the scholarships should be made directly to the SAF/India. For further information and scholarship application forms, please refer to the SAF website or contact SAF chapters in respective SAARC countries.

Application Procedure and Closing Date For Applications

For further information and to download application forms and the brochure, please visit the Department webpage, or contact;

  • Course Coordinator, MSc Degree / P.G. Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management/Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa. Duly completed applications should be forwarded to the same address.
  • International students should send an e-mail to the Course Coordinator or refer to the Department webpage to obtain application details.

For more information call University of Moratuwa (+ 9411) 2650567 (Ext-2116)

Or see below image

Closing date for applications: 23rd May 2014

Postgraduate Course of Water Resources Engineering and Management University of Moratuwa
Postgraduate Course of Water Resources Engineering and Management University of Moratuwa

Samsung Gear Fit sales top 250,000 units

Launch stocks of the Samsung Gear Fit wearable fitness tracker are said to have sold out. with a reported 250,000 units being shifted in just 10 days of launched.

With the wrist-mounted Samsung Gear Fit having launched alongside the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone earlier this month, latest reports out have claimed all 250,000 Fits available on day one have now been shifted.

Going head-to-head with the likes of the Nike Fuel-Band SE and Jawbone UP24, the Samsung Gear Fit acts a fitness and wellbeing tracker, with an inbuilt heart rate sensor featuring alongside the device’s steps, distance and calorie burn tracking credentials.

MG 6 Now available for Rs. 4,975,000.00 (All Inclusive Price)

It’s time to fall in love again with MG6, Take a journey through memory lane with the all new MG6, the modern-day classic, now in Sri Lanka. It’s a love affair that lasted almost a century. MG6 is here to create memories of heritage giving way to an outstanding mix of performance and handling, combined with a definitive automotive aesthetics.

 

Power

1.8 Aluminium Turbocharged Engine, Acceleration 0-100km/h in 8.4 secs

Control

ABS with EBD, Stability Control with EBA & HHC, Cruise Control

Technology

Multi-Format multimedia with AUX/USB connectivity, One-touch start, All-In-One audio control steering wheel system, Blue-Tooth cellular phone hands-free system, V-PDC Video parking with reverse camera, Multi-zone Climate Control

Safety

SCII nine-in-one smart safety system, Intelligent Headlight and Wiper system adapting to driving conditions, SRS six integrated airbags, Euro-TCI anti-theft control system

Design

17-inch bull’s eye precision aluminum wheels, F1 inspired electric leather race car seats, Sunroof, Ambient Lighting.

 

Available in 2 models I Sedan and Sports back

Prices start from Rs. 4,975,000/- all inclusive price, including permit and VAT

See below images for more details

MG 6 Now available for Rs. 4,975,000.00 (All Inclusive Price)
MG 6 Now available for Rs. 4,975,000.00 (All Inclusive Price)

SLIIT Undergraduate Degree Programme applications calls now – Closing date – 19th May 2014

Srilanka Institute of Information Technology Invites applications for the bachelor’s degree programme for the academic year of 2014.

SLIIT is offering bachelors’ degree programmes in BSc Special (Hons) Degree in Information Technology and Bachelors of Business Administration special Degree.

BSc Special (Hons) Degree in Information Technology

Specializations in

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Systems & Networking
  • Information Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Interactive Media
  • Cyber Security

BBA Special (Hons) Degree

Specializations in

  • Human Capital Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Quality Management
  • Management Information Systems

Eligibility:

  • Passes in three subjects (in any subject stream) at the G. C. E. (Advanced Level) Examination (Sri Lanka / London) in one and the same sitting and a pass at the Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT
  • Admission to Computer Systems & Networking Degree Same as the above but applicants must have a pass in Mathematics or Physics

Application Closing Date : 19th May 2014

Aptitude test:

Date & Time :  24 May 2014 -10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Location : All SLUIT Campuses and Centres

(Colombo, Malabe, Kandy, Kurunegala, Matara, Jaffna)

Medium : English, Sinhala, Tamil

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send the Application Form to: Senior Manager / Academic Affairs

For more details contact(011) 230 1904 or see below image

SLIIT Undergraduate Degree Programme applications calls now – Closing date – 19th May 2014
SLIIT Undergraduate Degree Programme applications calls now – Closing date – 19th May 2014

International Auto Show – 13th to 15th June 2014 at SLECC

Conference & Exhibition Management service Lanka (Pvt) Ltd organised a International Automobile show at SLECC from 13th to 15th June 2014.

The exhibits as classified as

  • Cars
  • Sports Utility Vehicles
  • Multi Utility Vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Buses
  • Trucks
  • Motor Cycles
  • Scooters
  • Mopeds
  • Three Wheelers
  • Alternative Energy driven vehicles inducing battery operated vehicles
  • Support Service, Related Trade Publications & Web portals
  • Automotive Component & Spares
  • Garage & Garage Equipment
  • Accessories
  • Insurance products & service
  • Auto Finance and Leasing
  • IT for Auto Industry
  • Oil & Lubricants
  • CNG Kits & Units
  • Tyres & Wheels
  • Design Concepts
  • Auto Electronics
  • Coach Builders / Design Vehicles

For more details about the event contact to the organiser on 94 – 11 – 2591750-2;

Or see below image

International Auto Show – 13th to 15th June 2014 at SLECC
International Auto Show – 13th to 15th June 2014 at SLECC

Osara Lanka Tour packages and fare attached

The Osara Lanka offers a range of tour packages for Srilankan for their vocation period and have a great holidays in Wild life, Adventure, Tracking and shopping experience.

 

Kenya Tour Package from Srilanka – 7 Days Full Board basis for Rs. 259,900.00 per person

Expected Departure: 26th July, 9th Aug  2014
Minimum number of travellers: 7
Places to visit: Masai Mara, Samburu,  Aberdares, The Ark,  Lake Nakuru
Hotel: 4star Hotel Accommodation Full Board Basis

For more details contact to 0771365000

 

Beijing Tour Package from Srilanka – 6 Days Full Board basis for Rs. 119,900.00 per person

Expected Departure: 19th June, 17th July 2014
Minimum number of travellers: 10
Places to visit: Beijing
Hotel: Full Board Basis

For more details contact to 0771365000

 

Beijing/ Xian/ Shanghai Tour Package from Srilanka – 9 Days Full Board basis for Rs. 168,000.00 per person

Expected Departure: 19th June, 17th July 2014
Minimum number of travellers: 10
Places to visit: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, National Grand Theater, Great Wall, Jade factory, Olympic Green Park, Summer Palace, Pearl Factory, Tea house, Lin Guang Temple, Ancient City Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha tom pie, Yu garden
Hotel: 4star Hotel Accommodation Full Board Basis

For more details contact to 0771365000

 

Myanmar Tour Package from Srilanka – 7 Days Full Board basis for Rs. 214,900.00 per person

Expected Departure: 23rd June 2014
Minimum number of travellers: 10
Places to visit: Yangon, Inle, Mandalay, Bagan, Golden Roc
Hotel: 4star Hotel Accommodation Full Board Basis

 

For more details contact to 0771364050

 

Vietnam Tour Package from Srilanka – 7 Days Full Board basis for Rs. 147,900.00 per person

Expected Departure: 20th May, 24th June 2014
Minimum number of travellers: 10
Places to visit: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Saigon, Mekong Della, Cu Chi Tunnels
Hotel: 4star Hotel Accommodation Full Board Basis

 

For more details contact to 0771364050

 

Malaysia Tour Package from Srilanka – 3 Days Full Board basis for Rs. 42,500.00 per person

Expected Departure: Any time
Minimum number of travellers: 2
Places to visit:
Hotel: 3star Hotel Accommodation Full Board Basis

 

For more details contact to 0771364050

 

Dubai Tour Package from Srilanka – 4 Days Full Board basis for Rs. 83,900.00 per person

Expected Departure: Weekly
Minimum number of travellers: 2
Places to visit:
Hotel: 3star Hotel Accommodation Full Board Basis

 

For more details contact to 0771365000

 

Shimla & Manali Tour Package from Srilanka – 6 Days Full Board basis for Rs. 79,900.00 per person

Expected Departure: 11th June, 12th July, 9th August 2014
Minimum number of travellers: 2
Places to visit:
Hotel: 3star Hotel Accommodation Full Board Basis

 

For more details contact to 0771365000

Special easy payment schemes available for HNB credit card holders.

No. 61, Alexandra Place, Colombo 07.

For more details see below image

Osara Lanka Tour packages and fare attached
Osara Lanka Tour packages and fare attached

Apple iPhone 24 Month Installment Scheme for HSBC Credit cards from Dialog

HSBC Srilanka offers great deals for Apple iPhone 5S and 4S at a best price in Srilanka, the offers are as low as Rs. 2,499/- per month exclusively with HSBC’s Card Instalment Plans for 24 months.

Enjoy Rs. 129,000.00 worth of Apple iPhone 5S for Rs. 5,375.00 for 24 months on HSBC Credit Card Space Grey / Gold 32GB.

 

Enjoy Rs. 69,000.00 worth of Apple iPhone 4S for Rs. 2,499.00 for 24 months on HSBC Credit Card Black / White 8GB GSM

Or buy on one shoot payment of Rs. 59,976.00

 

Enjoy Rs. 24,990.00 worth of Dialog K45 for Rs. 799.00 for 24 months on HSBC Credit Card Or buy on one shoot payment of Rs. 19,176.00

Dialog K45 Mobile with features of

  • Android 4.0 (Jelly Bean)
  • 4.5″ QHD Display 11.2 GHz Dual-core CPU
  • Dual SIM I HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • 8MP Camera 11GB Ram
  • 1450mAh Battery

 

Valid at all Dialog arcades and service centres Exclusively for HSBC Credit Cardholders

For more details contact to HSBC on 0722 511 533 or see below image

Apple iPhone 24 Month Installment Scheme for HSBC Credit cards from Dialog
Apple iPhone 24 Month Installment Scheme for HSBC Credit cards from Dialog

Future Mind Expo 2014 in Colombo, Kandy and Galle

Nalanda College Junior Old boys associations future minds secretariat organised a Future Mind High educational & Career Exhibition at Colombo, Kandy and Galle.

Future Mind in Colombo at BMICH

June 06th to 08th, 2014

 

Future Mind in Kandy at KCC

June 14th   15th, 2014

 

Future Mind in Galle at Town Hall

September 06th & 07th, 2014

For more details contact to Future Mind Organising committee on 011 305 55771  or see below image

Future Mind Expo 2014 in Colombo, Kandy and Galle
Future Mind Expo 2014 in Colombo, Kandy and Galle