Business News: The British Council Sri Lanka hosted an awards ceremony recently, to recognize the top Cambridge Assessment English registration centers for their valuable contribution.
The event was organised to appreciate and recognise the British Council’s Cambridgecenters for the many years of service and significant contribution towards exam registrations and support extended to grow the business through value addition. The ceremony also felicitated examiners who work tirelessly to ensure high quality performances of the centers.
In appreciation of their exclusivity and outstanding performance, several registration centers received special accolades. ESOL College, Maharagama was awarded the Platinum Award, the Institute of British Examinations, Negombo received the Gold award, Britannia Education Services and Tuition, Kotikawatte received the Silver award and the Bronze award was presented to Headway School of Languages, Batticaloa.
Commenting on receiving the Platinum award, Himantha Karunanarathne, CEO, ESOL College International said, “It gives me a great pleasure in acknowledging the platinum award presented to ESOL College International in recognition of the performance as a British Council registration center for Cambridge Assessment English for year 2019. Additionally, the highest volumes contributor for each province as well as contributor for the Maldives were recognised. A total of 10 regional awards were presentedto these winners.
“We were really excited to win the Gold Award for exclusivity and outstanding performance for 2019 as a Registration Centre of British Council for Cambridge Assessment English at the Awards Ceremony for Cambridge Assessment English Registration Centers,” stated Gihan Fernando, Director, Institute of British Examinations
During the event, U.H Jayobandara from the BASE Institute of British Examinations Maharagama was felicitated with a Lifetime achievement awardfor his unwavering support and dedication to the British Council as a registration center.
Ashoka College Horana received the ‘Rising Star’ award in appreciation of the phenomenal growth in Cambridge Assessment English registrations recorded for British Council Sri Lanka for the year 2019.
Gill Caldicott, Country Director British Council, Rob Low, Country Examinations Director and Kevin Coyne, Key Account Manager South Asia, Cambridge Assessment English were the distinguished invitees. Over 100 participants from across the country and the Maldives attended the event.
British Council recorded its highest Cambridge Assessment English exam volumes in the current financial year 2019-2020. This was possible due to the significant volume contributed bya majority of the registration centers,” said Nishani Perera, Account Relationship & Business Development Manager for Cambridge Assessment English.
British Council is the first Cambridge Assessment English Authorisedcenter in Sri Lanka. To-date over 250 registration centers in Sri Lanka and Maldives prepare candidates for Cambridge Assessment English exams. Partners are spread across the nine provinces in Sri Lanka and in five atolls in the Maldives
Furthering this goal, the British Council in collaboration with Cambridge conducted five product specific workshops for registration centers. Additionally, ten awareness sessions for parents/ potential customers were conducted in locations such as Jaffna, Piliyandala, Ja- Ela, Batticaloa, Kurunegala, Kotikawatte, Anuradhapura, Minuwangoda, Polonnaruwa, and Kelaniya.