Business and Economics
Baurs share short term solutions for SLís organic agriculture conversion

A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd., widely known as Baurs, a diversified business group and one of the pioneering innovators in agriculture in Sri Lanka, recently shared preliminary key insights and solutions for the countryís farming industry to successfully master the conversion from conventional to organic, backed by scientific evidence and sound knowledge drawing from both professional and practical experiences.

A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd (Baurs), together with its contracted institutions namely Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL), in their findings upon their study visit suggested necessary steps for the country to embrace a successful transition from conventional to an organic production system within a short period.The report highlighted that the conversion to an agricultural system without using synthetic fertilizers cannot function by just replacing mineral fertilizers with organic fertilizers, citing the fact that there need to be sufficient organic fertilizers, including the importance of reactivating soils biologically as the current soil-plant system, accustomed to mineral fertilizers, is not adapted to digest and use them.
SLT-Mobitel ĎA/L Kuppiya í offers digital learning experience for A/L students

SLT-Mobitel the National ICT Solutions Provider demonstrating its commitment to enhance knowledge and education facilities for future generations has scaled up digital learning for students with an enhanced A/L Kuppiya service.

SLT-Mobitel understands that education is the foundation of success, especially for students preparing for their milestone G.C.E. Advanced Level (A/L) examinations. A/L Kuppiya, as SSLT-Mobitelís pioneering digital learning platform, now offers new capabilities and features adapting to the unique needs of students who require additional support to reach their goals.

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The Academy of Excellence; Embedding excellence as a habit among young minds

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today and at the Academy of Excellence it is believed, promoted, and ensured to strive for nothing but excellence among its students.

The recently launched Academy of Excellence (AOE) is a platform established with a group of young, qualified professionals with years of experience in education. Specialising in diverse yet relevant subjects within the current education syllabus, the teachers of AOE offer much more than generic knowledge on each subject. The instituteís aim extends beyond a mere examination pass and expands to students being subject matter experts and is presented with the opportunity to relate to the present environment of the relative industry. Subjects ranging from Biology, Math and Law (and many more) are taught by the means of novel and creative forms, making it a holistic approach for teaching and learning.

Most significantly, owing to the prevailing situation of COVID-19 and the unfortunate disruption in education; the formation of such an educational institution has been pivotal to help shape young minds and also to offer a stabilized learning experience. Founders Tamara Jayasinghe and Adam Kenny are a dynamic duo with astounding focus and enthusiasm towards the cause. Tamara, bright and intuitive, is a graduate in Medical Genetics from The University of Melbourne, Australia. Followed by years of experience in the field of Bio Medical Science, she found her true passion and love for teaching. With what began with tutoring one student, soon grew to over hundred students. This most definitely didnít limit Tamara in any way, but only nurtured her passion towards teaching -

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