India offers fully funded training programmes for Sri Lankans

After applying online, the applicant may take a printout of the application and send it to:  Director, UN, TA & NGO Division, External Resources Department, 3rd Floor, the Treasury, Secretariat Building, Colombo 01, with a copy to the High Commission of India, 36-38, Galle Road, Colombo – 03.   The terms and conditions and guidelines for applicants may be seen at Those who are interested can apply for ITEC courses online ( The applicants can choose their own login email ID and create their login password. They can check on the status of their application online. India is offering more than 40 training courses, spread over a multitude of sectors, in various institutions in India for Sri Lankan officials (45 years of age and below) under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India from 15 January to 31 March 2018. The courses are fully funded by Government of India and cover airfare, accommodation, study tours, course fee, living allowance, book allowance etc, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said today. The streams include Leadership and Skill Development, International Trade, Management, Accounting, Water resources, Entrepreneurship, Renewable Energy, Governance, Telemedicine, IT, English language, Agriculture, Rural Development, Tourism etc. Details are available at read more

Football Ohio State moves up to No 3 in the AP Poll

Celebration in Ohio Stadium after the Buckeyes beat No. 2 Penn State 39-38 on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s come-from-behind 39-38 victory against Penn State, the Buckeyes rose to No. 3 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Penn State dropped from No. 2 to No. 7.The Buckeyes will hope to defend its ranking when it travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to play Iowa Saturday at 3:30 p.m.No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia, No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 5 Notre Dame round out the top five in the rankings.The Big Ten featured five teams in the top 25. Along with Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin, Michigan State remained in the poll, but moved down to No. 24 after its 39-31 loss to Northwestern.AP Poll Alabama (59) Georgia (2) Ohio State Wisconsin Notre Dame Clemson Penn State Oklahoma Miami (FL) TCU Oklahoma State Washington Virginia Tech Iowa State UCF Auburn USC Stanford LSU North Carolina State Mississippi State Memphis Arizona Michigan State Washington State read more