Colombo, 26th July 2018
ANC Education celebrated the achievements of approximately 400 graduating seniors, postgraduates, and diploma holders in addition to recognizing current students for their outstanding academic performance on their individual study programs at the Graduation and Awards Night held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 26th July 2018. Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Cargills Bank Limited was the esteemed chief guest of the event which was also graced by several distinguished guests, including Ms. Melissa Paulsen, the Cultural Affairs Officer of US Embassy of Sri Lanka, Dr. Mamiko Reeves -Asst .Vice President and Dean of International Programs at Northwood University, Dr. Suresh Gamlath- Dean of the Business School of University of West London and parents.
ANC Education is well into its 16th year of providing access to high quality international education for local students in collaboration with well-accredited universities of international repute. Diversity of its program offerings has been the strength of ANC: Since its inception, ANC has enjoyed an unmatched reputation of being the trendsetter and the #1 provider of US education in Sri Lanka. Today, it is a comprehensive university committed to undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional education and offers US/ Canadian transfer degree programs, 4-year American degree (completion) programs, British postgraduate qualifications, Australian foundation and diploma programs, HND qualifications, and top-up degrees in ANC’s flagship campus located in the heart of Colombo and two branch campuses- Kandy and Maya Avenue.
“I am delighted to be invited as the Chief Guest for the ANC Graduation and Awards Night. The diversity of courses offered with affiliation to world class universities delivered in Sri Lanka is a great opportunity to many a local student aspiring to obtain a good quality degree with modern delivery tools,” said Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah who also inspired the graduating class discussing how they could pursue their dream of becoming the best in any field of interest and urged the students continuing their education overseas to return home someday, for the wonderful feeling that comes along with serving one’s country and developing it for the future generations is one of the most rewarding part of education. ANC Graduation and Awards Night honored the graduands who had completed the Master of Laws, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of West London and those graduating from Northwood University and the SUNY Empire State College of the USA.
Pasindu Ilangage graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BSc in Psychology from the State University of New York bagged the High Achievers Award, and Altaf Kaashif Zia graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University was felicitated for his best academic performance. Sachini Nishel Abeywickrama and Chathuranga Dilshan Saruwabandara were recognized as the Best Performing Students of the MBA and LLM programs respectively and felicitated by the University of West London. As far as ANC transfer students are concerned, they have been accepted by well-accredited US and Canadian universities, many with scholarships. State University of New York, Purdue University, York University, Ohio state University, Wichita State University, Northern Arizona University, and Montana State University are among the top universities to welcome ANC students this time.
It’s noteworthy that Rakitha Malewana has received a full tuition scholarship to continue his studies in the US. In the words of Dr. Jagath Alwis, the Chairman of ANC Education, “Given that future is global, ANC has made international education accessible for all: in addition to well-established 4-year US degree programs in Business and Psychology, US/ Canadian Degree Transfer Program, British Master’s degrees, and Australian Foundation and Diploma programs, ANC introduced HND programs alongside top-up degree programs to ensure that every deserving student has access to international education at an affordable price. Also, we have demonstrated increasing strength in enhancing partnerships with key stakeholders regionally, nationally, and internationally to make sure our core processes are in line with the rapidly changing advances in knowledge and technology. Dr. Punarjeewa Karunanayake, the Chief executive Officer of ANC Education, is confident that with the skills, relationships, experiences, and knowledge gained at ANC Education, the graduating class is extremely well positioned for challenges of tomorrow: “It is vital we ensure our students are equipped to participate in the workforce in an era of unprecedented change…
Whatever the future world of work holds, resourceful, motivated employees who can think independently, problem-solve, and remain at the cutting-edge will be in demand. Through our industry focused curriculums offered in collaboration with world-class educational institutions and awarding bodies, we ensure that ANC graduates are prepared for uncertain labor markets- careers that don’t even exist yet.”