Branching Out

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Feb 01, 2011 (LBO) – The London School of Commerce (LSC) Group of Colleges has opened a branch in Sri Lanka offering graduate and post-graduate courses, a statement said. The branch, called the British School of Commerce (BSC), will offer courses for both Sri Lankan and overseas students.

The courses include business administration, information technology, international hospitality management and international tourism management.

LSC Group of Colleges™ chief executive Timothy Ashanta Andradi said they aim to develop the British School of Commerce as a regional international centre of higher learning to attract youth of Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Maldives.

The BSC estimates that an average of 200 students from neighboring countries would study at the British School of Commerce during the first year alone.

“Representatives of the senior management from the London School of Commerce have already met senior officers in the Ministry of Higher Education and have expressed their interest for the BSC to apply for independent degree awarding status as well, said Head of School, Chandima H de Silva.

All academic staff at the BSC poss