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Young Environmentalists’ Challenge (YEC) 2021 concludes with the Final International Round

Young Environmentalists’ Challenge (YEC) 2021 concludes with the Final International Round

An international competition for high-school students, encouraging the development of practical engineering solutions for local environmental issues   Deakin University, Australia in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Colombo organized an international competition for high-school students of year 10 and above for the second year running. The objective of organizing this competition was to provide an exciting global opportunity for young Sri Lankan environmental champions to identify modern and creative solutions to environmental issues in Sri Lanka.   Commencement of the Young Environmentalists’ Challenge (YEC) 2021 The first Young Environmentalists’ Challenge (YEC) was held in 2020 with 15 teams from...

The Right Choice in an Era of “Choosing Yourself” – RIC Convocation 2021

The Right Choice in an Era of “Choosing Yourself” – RIC Convocation 2021

Every year, convocations the world-over celebrate the achievements of graduating classes, and present unto them the accolades of their hard work. Often, those achievements are the results of years of choices, whether in ambition, in places of study or even in the work ethic necessary to reach the pinnacle of a student’s potential. The graduating class of 2020 understand this truth more than most, as they battled unprecedented challenges to the completion of their undergraduate degrees, on account of the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC) pays tribute to their dignified and unsullied fortitude. These...

The inaugural ‘RIC Law Journal 2020’

The inaugural ‘RIC Law Journal 2020’

The inaugural ‘RIC Law Journal 2020’ was ceremonially launched on 06 March 2021 at the newly built Auditorium at the Royal Institute of Colombo. The ceremony was presided over by the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, President’s Counsel, Mr Kalinga Indatissa, and attended by the Senior Review Committee consisting of many imminent legal professionals in the country; law students at RIC and across the country, who authored articles for the journal; the management and the academic staff of RIC and the members of the Law Students’ Association of RIC (LSARIC).     Representing the Senior Review committee former Additional Solicitor...

Introducing the Deakin Cloud Campus at RIC: because COVID shouldn’t steal your thunder

Introducing the Deakin Cloud Campus at RIC: because COVID shouldn’t steal your thunder

Your Future is Cloudy – and that’s a good thing. Take full advantage with RIC’s new blended learning initiative For the first time in Sri Lanka, Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC) brings to you the Blended Learning initiative in collaboration with the Deakin University. This initiative has been specifically introduced for the students who have faced a major setback in starting their international degree programme in Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions. The distress of losing peer connection and classroom environment has left students finding themselves feeling adrift. Families, on the other hand, who rely on the support and guidance of...

Blockchain and Banking; The Death of Bank Fraud

Blockchain and Banking; The Death of Bank Fraud

  The banking industry has a long-standing history stemming from the times of global empires that needed a way to pay for foreign goods and services, with something that could be exchanged more easily. In its early days, coins of varying sizes and metals served in the place of fragile, impermanent paper bills or other means of exchange such as livestock and precious stones. These coins, however, needed to be kept in a safe place and ancient homes did not have the benefit of security to keep their money safe and therefore the wealthiest people held accounts at their temples,...

Afterschool, Undergrad

Afterschool, Undergrad

Congratulations! You’ve just completed your A/Ls! You have now completed an early, but important, stage in your academic life. While you take a moment to breathe and enjoy the results that you have worked for, we would urge you to not be too complacent. We want you to think about what comes afterwards. Your present success should always lead to something greater, and what better way to celebrate your efforts than by choosing the best possible path for your Degree? Selecting a Degree Programme It is important to note that your reputation as a graduate is closely linked to the...

6 Ways to identify a fake degree

6 Ways to identify a fake degree

  In a world where many brands are being copied or faked, education has absolutely no exception. It is a common scenario where entities with low or no credibility offer degrees / diplomas that are fake, owing to the high demand for higher education around the globe. Within such a context, students face numerous difficulties in selecting a credible degree programme offered by an accredited university. Many fake degree programmes direct the focus of students only to pass examinations and not provide them with sound academic knowledge and soft skills required of professionals. As such, it is of utmost importance...