Views - 188 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00
Sri Lanka, often named as the ‘Wonder of Asia,’ has many citizens wondering what is going on.
Views - 161 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00
I am delighted to drive a dynamic community of diverse people in presenting a distinctly different experience at the National HR Conference 2018.
Views - 610 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:05
I was delighted to be reappointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) for the second term of three years.
Views - 210 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00
We in Sri Lanka observe ‘International Labour Day’ on 7th May instead of 1st May, this year. From Haymarket Square, Chicago in 1886, it has come a long way in bringing workers’ rights to the forefront. It is an opportune time to reflect on nati
Views - 1041 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00
I hardly watch teledramas, not only because I value my time but also because of their questionable value.
Views - 423 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00
It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Kuwait who actively supported our endeavour
Views - 341 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00
Conflicts arise when communication breaks down. A prolonged strike or an ongoing dispute can have a link to improper communication.
Views - 591 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:02
Much has been said about the sad incidences in the Hill Capital. No sensible human being will endorse such acts of shameful violence, irrespective of provocation or justification.
Views - 786 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00
Producing leaders has become a national priority in a context where there are more laggards then leaders in critical positions. Among the many roles of a typical business school, enhancing leadership competencies of the students is key.In fact, an ex
Views - 490 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:00
By the time this column is published I am sure the final verdict of the Sri Lankan voters will be loud and clear. Freshly elected members to the local government institutions, hopefully with 25% female representation, must be gearing to “serve” t
Views - 505 Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00
We as a nation will celebrate 70 years of independence in a few days’ time. It was Peter Drucker who said that there are no good or bad institutions but well-managed or ill-managed institutions.
Views - 367 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00
Ecosystems are so essential for nature. They provide the basis for survival and sustainability.
Views - 852 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00
A refreshing 31,557,000 seconds in 2018 are with us. A brand new year invites us not only to have brand new thoughts but to convert them into grand actions. As usual, people tend to have New Year resolutions. My suggestion is to go beyond resolutions
Views - 572 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00
A manager in the little town of Bethlehem became world famous because of Christmas. It is not only a time to relax and refresh, but also to reflect and to reinforce. Despite the overly commercial coverage of Christmas, the true serenity associated wi
Views - 273 Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00
An annual convocation is an event to remember the social obligation we have in order to produce leaders of the right calibre to the nation.
Views - 328 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:50
It was a rigorous yet rewarding process that we went through in competitive bidding towards hosting the most prestigious global event in the field of human resource management (HRM) in 2020.
Views - 331 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00
I had the opportunity of participating in one of the largest HR conferences in the world last week. The 70th annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK, was held in Manchester Conventions Centre on 8 and 9 No
Views - 755 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00
I had the opportunity to chair a session in the international seminar recently organised by the Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) with the fitting theme ‘Leveraging Supply Chain Management to Enhance Sustainability’. It showcas
Views - 611 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00
We conduct interviews to recruit people to organisations. One common myth is that you can sit in an interview panel without any preparation. Some even sarcastically ask, “What is there to learn about interviewing?” It certainly goes beyond common
Views - 587 Monday, 2 October 2017 00:00
As I mentioned in my previous column, employee engagement in a disruptive environment is an emerging challenge. There was an exploratory study involving more than 12,000 employees recently done by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM).
Views - 442 Monday, 18 September 2017 00:08
I had yet another memorable visit to Tamilnadu. For the second time, I was invited to be one of the speakers at the Annual Conference of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), India. I received much warmth of Chennai people. Represent
Views - 352 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00
Disruptive technologies drive digital initiatives in diverse fields. The people-centric function of Human Resource Management (HRM) cannot escape from this wave of disruption. How do such disruptions challenge HR policies and practices, globally and
Views - 1183 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00
I am indeed glad to pen my 300th column. It began as a weekly column and due to my challenging commitments, now it appears bimonthly. I am also honoured to devote this special column to share memories of my mentor. In fact, this article is on the
Views - 1804 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00
The GCE (A/L) exam is round the corner. The Grade 5 scholarship exam also is scheduled for this month. One thing in common for both student groups is that they probably represent one common generation often called Cen
Views - 2285 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:08
We are plagued with multiple environmental challenges. While garbage disposal is still chaotic, dengue mosquitoes continue to inflict misery upon millions. Do we see eco-friendly initiatives or egos clashing with individuals adamantly clinging to
Views - 2538 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:15
The National HR Conference (NHRC) 2017, organised by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM), Sri Lanka was a thriving success with loads of positive feedback received. With participation exceeding one thousand, the conference focused on possi
Views - 2814 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:02
The National Human Resource Conference (NHRC) of 2017, the largest HR conference in South Asia, will begin tomorrow. Further to the discussion we had two weeks ago, this column will highlight the nature and features of NHRC 2017 in inviting the Da
Views - 3961 Monday, 5 June 2017 00:00
South Asia’s largest HR Conference NHRC 2017 on 20 and 21 June The National Human Resource Conference (NHRC) of 2017, the largest HR Conference in South Asia is round the corner. Whilst we are recovering fr
Views - 4074 Monday, 22 May 2017 00:01
The nation is awaiting a delayed cabinet reshuffle. The expectations are high that there will be better delivery in terms of ensuring an integrated plan of action towards socio-economic development. As it has been often deliberated in pro
Views - 4600 Monday, 8 May 2017 00:02
Piles and piles of words have been uttered about the Meethotamulla mayhem. While the world was moving towards advanced scientific solutions concerning garbage management, were we more worried about commissions, votes or popularity? Should
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Coming from a multinational working background, I strongly support free trade given that open competition tends to sharpen
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
If one takes a close look at the general trend of discourse and debate that has been going on in Sri Lanka, one cannot but be
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
If we exclude from our consideration the wars that owe their origin to religious hatred, or to difference in fundamental principles
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
As a businessman when you visit a bank seeking credit facilities you are faced with a lot of banking jargon with which you are often not conversant. You tend to learn about them only when you start utilising such facilities. Further, if are young and
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