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London Stanfords College launched

Dr. Sudharma Wickramasuriya, Head of Academics, Max Mir, Chairman Director, S.B. Dissanayaka, Minister of Higher Education and Mike N. Thomas, Principle London Stanfords College at the event . Picture by Sumanachandra Ariyawansa

The launch of the London Stanfords College was held at the Cinnamon Grand, Sri Lanka on Dec. 7. The launch was to set-up a college with modern facilities at No 396, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. It was held under the patronage of Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayaka, Dr Sudharma Wickramasuriya, Head of Academics, Max Mir, Chairman/Director and Mike N.Thomas, Principal of the College.

The London Stanfords College would provide affordable, quality education, aimed at supporting the Government's vision of increasing the percentage of local students with access to quality higher education and also to furnish the local industry with home grown talent needed to further develop Sri Lanka's international commerce. Max Mir (CEO) said the aim was to establish a sustainable and unaffected educational hub in Sri Lanka. With the introduction of more advanced technology for educational purposes., working up a strong partnership with local industries to enrich the growth of higher education, a well qualified panel of lecturers and staff would be provided within various regions, for helping the students solve their problems.

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayaka who was Chief Guest on the occasion, said he was very pleased and thankful for being invited to the launch.

He said that tertiary education would be available to students with rich quality and variety.

International tutorials and support staff would ensure students graduating from the college would adopt themselves to an easy life style in UK or Canada. A well-qualified international lecture panel, staff team and administrator would be brought down from UK to co-operate with the London Stanfordís College. Government policy also welcomes the College to establish more branches, campuses and also invite local investors to Sri Lanka to acquire connections with Campuses in Canada. After the establishment of the college, the permanent structure for land and resources would be provided for and supported by the Government. The College, with an international partnership incorporating the combined resources of Stanfords College UK, Essex College and the College of the North Atlantic in Canada would established the reputations of all three institutions for academic excellence.

The LSC provides a student friendly social and cultural scene with a wide range of subjects and courses that provide students with the opportunity to further their English Language and human skills, while enhancing their knowledge in the key subject matter.

The college is ensured to provide a better future for the students in changing their lives and transforming them into efficient people, delivering a quality and safe job oriented educational environment.

This established College has 80 years of experience in offering quality higher education to international students and at present, are engaged in enrolling approximately 25,000 students per year, in total, into over 400 full and part time courses.


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