The Nalanda Junior Old Boys’ Association (NJOBA) will organize for the thirteenth consecutive year - ‘Future Minds’ Higher Educational and Career Exhibition from 15th to 17th June at BMICH, Colombo. Nurturing the theme ‘No One Left Behind’, the exhibition will also be held on 22nd and 23rd June at the Kandy City Centre (KCC) and at the Hall De Galle City Hall on 8th and 9th September.
The Launching of this event was held yesterday at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo under the patronage of Minister of Youth Affairs and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake and the Secretary to the Ministry of Education Sunil Hettiarachchi.
Speaking at the event, Minister Ratnayake, said, “With the government planning many development projects, there will be more opportunities for the youth of this country. I am certain that Future Minds Expo will provide direction for students and young adults to channel their valuable time on a progressive and productive path which would benefit our country as a whole. It is evident with the effort and enthusiasm of the organizers as well as their partner organizations and institutes, this year’s edition will be a resounding success.”
Future Minds exhibition serves as a forum for students, school leavers’, parents, universities and institutions, while creating a synergetic platform in deciding the most apposite educational partner and the most appropriate career path.
According to the Future Minds Chairman, Lakmal Perera, this year, there will be over 150 local and foreign higher educational and tertiary educational institutes, providing innumerable and diverse choices for students to pursue higher education based on their preferences and capabilities. He said, with the inclusion of a dedicated “Financial Zone” comprising Sri Lanka’s leading financial institutions offering attractive finance packages, they hoped to introduce financial empowerment for higher education within the exhibition that would effectively clear the toughest hurdle in realizing student aspirations.”
Touted as the most comprehensive career counseling workshop in the island, the Future Minds ‘Career Counseling Driven Forum’, will be once again backed by specialist institutions in career counseling that will help charting the best course for those who seek career direction. All three venues, including Kandy will host the Career Counseling workshop for the first time. The workshops would field an entry-level psychometric test, personality evaluation and general career orientation done by Industry experts, career counselors and personal counselors. Dedicated ‘Counseling Corners’ offer specialized counseling in various fields such as Engineering, Biological Sciences, Banking & Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, Supply Chain, Logistics etc., ensuring that visitors enter the exhibition arena with a comprehensive orientation.
Nawaloka College of Higher Studies bears the Platinum Sponsorship for Future Minds 2018 and University College of London bears the Silver Sponsorship. The Horizon Campus, Royal Institute of Colombo and CINEC Campus are the Gold Sponsors for this year’s event.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report on Sri Lanka was adopted today at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva said.Sri Lanka was represented by Permanent Representative Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha and assisted by the Deputy Permanent Representative Mrs. Samantha Jayasuriya during the session.
The UN Human Rights Council convenes thrice every year in regular sessions – i.e. in February-March, June, and in September. The current 37th Session of the Council convened on 26 February 2018 and will conclude on 23 March.
Following recent sectarian violence targeting Muslim communities on the island, an independent group of global leaders including Desmond Tutu, Kofi Anan and Jimmy Carter have called on the Government of Sri Lanka to end impunity for those committing and inciting violence, defend human rights and promote inter-communal reconciliation.
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) launched ‘Communicating Sustainability: Six Recommendations for Listed Companies’, a publication launched with the objective of assisting listed companies to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their capital market communication. The publication consolidates current practices of investors and issuers and offers key insights into strategies that could be implemented to effectively communicate ESG information as an investor relations initiative. The e-version of the publication is available for download at www.cse.lk under the ‘publications’ section.
The International atomic energy agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano says that the IAEA will extend its support to Sri Lanka to achieve future development goals.The visiting IAEA Director made these remarks when he made an observation visit to the new office premises of Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board on Wednesday (March 14) during his one-day visit to Sri Lanka on an invitation extended by the Government.
Japanese businesses must take advantage of Sri Lanka’s strategic location, preferential market access into key economies, and be an early mover in the country’s new growth drive, remarked Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama at an investor forum in Tokyo.
The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau represented by Chinthaka Liyanaarachchi, Head of China Desk together with the active facilitation of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou participated in the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) from 1st – 3rd March 2018. Travel and Tour Representatives from fifteen companies and Sri Lankan Airlines participated in this year’s Trade Fair to promote Sri Lanka as an attractive and superior travel destination.