NCHS-Swinburne University of Technology award 2023 graduates at BMICH. “A Better Education Makes a Better Society” – George Swinburne

The Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) together with the Swinburne University of Technology celebrated its 2023 graduation on November 1, 2023, with a glittering awards ceremony at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

The event was graced by Health Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, who expressed that “the pursuit of knowledge is a noble and lifelong endeavor, and your journey through the NCHS has equipped you with the tools to navigate the ever-changing global landscape.”

The gala event was attended by dignitaries, friends, family and well wishes. Dignitaries included Ms. Bronte Neyland – Pro Vice-Chancellor Future Students Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Chairman, Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa- Chairman Nawaloka College of Higher Studies, Dr. Alan Robertson – Dean of Studies, Nawaloka College of Higher Studies and Mr. Victor Ramanan -Deputy Chairman/ CEO Nawaloka College of Higher Studies.

The graduation saw the awarding of diplomas in Business Studies, Engineering, Health Science and Information Technology.  The graduation was followed by a graduation ball later that night.

 “The Swinburne qualification you hold is much more than a piece of paper. Swinburne has worked closely with industry and future employers to ensure your degree is relevant and future-proof. You graduate today with deep knowledge of your disciplines, cutting-edge skills, and the distinct attributes you have gained from Swinburne that will set you apart in your fields” stated Professor Pascale G. Quester Vice-Chancellor and President Swinburne University of Technology.

“At this time, Sri Lanka needs people with your qualifications and skills. I encourage you to consider what you can contribute to your country, which offers so much potential and is seeking to build better futures for all of its citizens” advised H.E. Paul Stephens, High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka.

Swinburne University of Australia Future Students Pro Vice-Chancellor Bronte Neyland and Health and Industry Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana presenting awards to high achieving students 

Nawaloka College of Higher Studies Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and Deputy Chairman and CEO Victor Ramanan presenting awards to high achieving students – Caption 2

Nawaloka College of Higher studies (NCHS)

Located in the heart of Colombo, as well as with a branch campus in Kandy, NCHS aspires to play a central role in making Sri Lanka an international education hub of Asia. The state-of-the-art learning facilities enable students to have access to education on par with international

standards, from the comfort of home. NCHS also offers distinctive benefits that are tailor made to suit the needs of each individual student. Students can enroll for a program of their choice on completion of their O/L or A/L examinations.

On completion of a pathway program at NCHS, students can select the degree that they wish to embark on in the Swinburne campuses in Hawthorne, Australia or Malaysia.

To find out more on how you can be a part of the prestigious Swinburne or Cal State degree pathways at NCHS, call 0777 899 998/ 077 888 9655 or email

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