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Six Sigma Management Institute Asia wins ‘Best Lean Six Sigma Training & Consultancy Organisation’

Views - 4 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Six Sigma Management Institute Asia (SSMI Asia) was awarded the Best Lean Six Sigma training and Consultancy Organisation Award at the Sri Lanka Quality Leadership Awards 2019 organised by World Quality congress. SSMI Asia was established in year 2


Expack named Best Workplace in Asia for 2019

Views - 6 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Expack Corrugated Cartons Ltd., the country’s premier leading corrugated packaging solutions provider, was recognised among Best Workplaces in Asia for 2019 for the first time under the small and medium size category, in addition to also making it


Mountain Hawk Express recognised as Great Workplace in Sri Lanka for 4th consecutive year

Views - 7 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Mountain Hawk Express Ltd. (MHE), Licensee of FedEx and TNT in Sri Lanka was ranked amongst the 25 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka, by Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka for the fourth consecutive year along with the Silver Award under Small Scale Enterpr


McLarens Group named ‘Great Place to Work 2019’ for 4th consecutive year

Views - 5 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

McLarens Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates was certified and listed as one of the Top 25 Great Places to Work 2019 for the fourth consecutive year. The award ceremony was held at Shangri-La, Hotel Colombo on 5 July where t


Creating healthy workplace conversations

Views - 6 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

By Andrea Jayatilleka As corporate leaders we all have a great intention to drive our teams towards the overall performance of the business. With this intention we create conversations and these conversations can be thought -provoking based on the im


Institute of Chartered Corporate Secretaries holds meeting on corporate governance and leadership

Views - 17 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:04

The Institute of Chartered Corporate Secretaries of Sri Lanka, organised a well-attended Business Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, 25 June at California Grill, Galadari Colombo to address the effectiveness of corporate governance in enhancing the capaci


Expack named Best Workplace in Asia for 2019

Views - 13 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:01

Expack Corrugated Cartons Ltd., the country’s premier leading corrugated packaging solutions provider, was recognised among Best Workplaces in Asia for 2019 for the first time under the small and medium size category, in addition to also making it


Coaching for career success

Views - 10 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

If you want to pursue your career aspirations successfully, you must take 100% responsibility for anything and everything you experience in your life. This includes your level of qualifications, career achievements, the results your produce, your pas


Emerging careers for the future

Views - 20 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:08

We stand on the edge of a technological revolution that will fundamentally transform how we live, work and connect with one another. While we can speculate the myriad of changes it will bring into our lives and the economic climate, we are yet to gra


37th AGM of University of Colombo Alumni Association felicitates senior distinguished alumni

Views - 39 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:05

The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was concluded recently at the Senate Hall, College House, University of Colombo. Alumni President Rajeev Amarasuriya and the Office-bearers were elected for a furt


Sri Lanka’s skilled workforce shows capability to perform in a stellar way

Views - 11 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s skilled workforce was not affected by the recent events that occurred on Easter Sunday when several churches and hotels were attacked by terrorists. The workforce in the electronics industry showed a very high turnover according to lead


E-mail productivity: Your email is a reflection of you

Views - 702 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

Very often I am subjected to poorly composed, or ambiguous emails, with careless spelling and poor grammar. In the companies I worked, I always provided email guidelines to the staff and this made a significant difference and even enhanced the image


CIPM launches its first-ever English-Sinhala HR Glossary

Views - 11 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:17

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management – set a blazing path in the HR space by launching Sri Lanka’s first-ever English-Sinhala HR Glossary in at a ceremony held at Waters Edge in Colombo recently. The ceremony was


14th Installation Ceremony of Ralph Toastmasters Club

Views - 152 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:15

The 14th Installation Ceremony of the Ralph Toastmasters Club was conducted recently at the Elevate, Access Towers. The President and the Executive Committee for the year 2019/20 was installed at this ceremony. This colourful ceremony was graced by D


ComBank wins double at 2019 Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards

Views - 20 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:13

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon won two awards for ‘Brand Excellence in Banking’ and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices’ at the 2019 Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards, presented recently by the World Human Resource Development (HRD


CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2019 and Commonwealth Accountants Conference Research Forum on 8 September

Views - 19 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:12

The theme Sustainability Development Goals Agenda 2030 – The Role of the Professional Accountants of the CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2019 and Commonwealth Accountants Conference is to develop and unify the economic viability, soci


HNB ranked among Best Employer Brand in Sri Lanka for 2019

Views - 24 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:12

Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC, continued to win praise and acclaim for its superior approach to human capital management, having been awarded the Best Employer Brand at the recently concluded fourth edition of the Sri Lanka Best Employe


Softlogic Life signs MOU with Kelaniya University to academically strengthen insurance advisors

Views - 56 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s fastest-growing life insurer, Softlogic Life, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Kelaniya to extend its dynamic sales force the opportunity to be qualified with both a diploma and higher diploma in financial ser


Super ACC Solution CEO Dr. Irshad Jabir honoured with honorary doctorate

Views - 13 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

Super ACC Solution CEO Dr. Irshad Jabir was conferred with the award of Doctor of Letters (Honorary Cause) from the American National Businesses University in the USA. The ceremony was held at the Global Tower, Colombo recently. Dr. Jabir received


CIMA removes exemption fees

Views - 220 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:10

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s largest body of management accountants, has announced that it will end the practice of charging exemption fees for new students, who hold a relevant degree or qualification, to e


SL Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management graduation today

Views - 33 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) will hold its 40th graduation ceremony today at the BMICH with Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga as the Chief Guest. Hilton Colombo General Ma


Fourth AGM of CEMBA-CEMPA Alumni Association of Open University of Sri Lanka

Views - 17 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

The 4th Annual General Meeting of CEMBA-CEMPA Alumni Association of Open University of Sri Lanka was held on 20 July at Rainbow Banquet, Solis Hotel, Pitakotte. A large gathering comprising of Academic staff of OUSL, CEMBA-CEMPA Past graduates and pr


PIM Alumni Association holds 18th AGM

Views - 14 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

The 18th AGM of PIM Alumni Association of the Postgraduate Institute of Management was held recently. The leadership of the Alumni Association changed hands from Dinesh Hamangoda to Jayalal Hewawasam for the year 2019/20. Hewawasam who received his M


Diversity, inclusivity and civility are national priorities: CIPM President Re-elect Dhammika Fernando

Views - 203 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the Nation’s leader in human resources management, unanimously re-elected charismatic management professional Dhammika Fernando as its President for the Council Year 2019/20, at its Annual General Meeting held on 27 July, the first


International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring – Sri Lanka debuts

Views - 293 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

The first-ever International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring – Sri Lanka (IAPC&M-SL) was inaugurated recently. A distinguished crowd of sportsmen, corporate heads, HR managers, heads of public institutions and private organisations


SLAAPS holds ‘Walk the Talk – A Trailblazing Experience’

Views - 26 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

Text and Pix by Ruzaik Farook The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative & Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS) held its first-ever talk show titled ‘Walk the Talk – a Trailblazing Experience’ at the Hilton Colombo recently, amidst a large gather


Hayleys KVPL presented special award at inaugural SL Health and Productivity Awards 2019

Views - 35 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:37

Hayleys Kelani Valley Plantations PLC was became the only Regional Plantation Company (RPC), to have been recognised with a special award above the merit level, for its pioneering efforts in the field of employee health and wellbeing at the inaugural


Nirmal De Silva recognised with ‘Business Leadership Award’

Views - 79 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:36

Dr. Nirmal De Silva was recognised with the ‘Business Leadership Award’ at the Sri Lanka HR Leadership & Employer Branding Awards 2019 hosted by CHRO Asia and the World Federation of HR Professionals held on 17 July at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Co


Japan grant helps APO draft productivity master plans for Bangladesh and Fiji

Views - 22 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:36

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), under a special cash grant from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), has drafted national productivity master plans for Bangladesh and Fiji. The master plans were released to the Ministry of Emp


Seylan Bank honours long-serving employees

Views - 27 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:36

In appreciation of their long service and contribution to the bank over the last two decades, Seylan Bank recently celebrated the achievements of more than 200 employees who have completed 25 years of heartfelt service with Seylan Bank. The felicita


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Religion is a problem in Sri Lanka; can it be a solution?

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Generally, it is expected that religion should be a solution to a problem. Ironically in Sri Lanka religion is the problem. Therefore, what would be the solution? When religion becomes a problem of a country....


Orthodoxy and change: A perennial Muslim issue

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Whether Muslims live as minorities in non-Muslim countries or as majorities in a total of fifty seven countries, the clash of orthodoxy with modern challenges is a perennial issue that bedevils progress on several fronts in these communities.


Making the MCC Compact work for Sri Lanka

Friday, 16 August 2019

It is a sign of these political times that even an apolitical issue like a foreign aid program becomes a hot topic in Sri Lanka. In April 2019, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) approved a compact program for Sri La


Sri Lanka needs a president hungry for success, not power

Friday, 16 August 2019

The late John F. Kennedy described politics as a “noble adventure, an adventure in which one joins hands with the masses for the service of man”. Not that the Kennedys didn’t play “politricks” in their heyday. But playing “politricks” w


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