launches course on ‘Effective Communication’ with Niranjan de Silva

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Headstart Director Asanga Vitharana (left) with Niranjan de Silva and Sandaruwan Senanayake, Manager Product Marketing at Headstart

Effective communication, the secret of many successful people, is the latest self-improvement course launched by -- the most popular online learning website in Sri Lanka; targeting professionals aspiring to turbo charge their careers.

The site has obtained the expertise and insight of Toastmaster and former CEO of Metropolitan Computers Niranjan De Silva to offer 100 tips on effective communication, designed as a 100-day online course that costs just Rs 399 a month.

The course covers areas such as making a great speech, handling meetings effectively, conducting conference calls, facing interviews and even non-verbal communication, the company said. The course will be supplemented with a facility for students to direct their questions to Niranjan de Silva via the Facebook fan page.

“The ability to communicate effectively helps professionals immensely in their day-to-day work, including their interaction with bosses as well as customers, and enables them to motivate  colleagues and subordinates,” Hasitha Dela, the CEO of Headstart (Pvt) Ltd., which owns and manages the website said . “This course is intended to provide insights into how one can become an effective communicator, build self-confidence and achieve career goals.”

Niranjan De Silva has been a Toastmaster for more than 30 years. He is a former President of the Colombo Toastmasters Club and is a passionate speaker trainer and mentor in the Toastmasters movement. He was the master of ceremonies for ‘Ovation 2015’ attended by more than 1,000 Toastmasters from Sri Lanka and India.’s ‘100-day self-improvement’ programme  under which this course is offered, is designed to deliver measurable results in individuals with daily practice tips in the form of voice, video and rich animated content from the leading experts in multiple fields. The products can be viewed by visiting the website via a PC, a tablet computer or even a smart phone. Courses can also be purchased with pre-paid or post-paid Dialog or Mobitel connections via a text message. is a registered website in the .lk domain registry. Its owning company Headstart (Pvt) Ltd. (formerly Felidae) has more than eight years of experience in online learning with content and platform solutions. Headstart powers many E Learning initiates of telecom companies, private sector and Government initiatives including the guru schools programme where content is provided free of charge for school IT labs.

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