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11 Lankans to receive prestigious Australia Awards -Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Views - 13 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

The Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson today announced that 11 Sri Lankan students will be offered the Australian Government’s prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships


CA Sri Lanka honours four founding members for outstanding leadership to accounting profession

Views - 15 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently paid tribute to four founding members of the institute


ACCA holds workshop on ‘Blending insights, technology and psychology for smart decision making’

Views - 32 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has always placed Continuous Professional


DIMO and Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training tie up to bridge skill gaps of youth

Views - 13 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training to train 150 Combined Harvester Operators under the Ministry’s Employment Linked Training


WIM brings pride to the nation once again

Views - 55 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Women in Management Sri Lanka had once again won multiple awards for the country and the organisation. They have won four international awards at the South Asian Partnership Summit and Business Awards that was held on


CIMA-HNB easy payment plan: Creating exceptional value for students and members

Views - 12 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Supporting essential professional development for students and members, CIMA Sri Lanka has partnered with Hatton National Bank PLC to offer an easy payment plan program. The agreement signed in October offers


Eng. Ruwan Edirisinghe elected President of Mora Pera Engineers’ Reunion

Views - 20 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:05

Eng. Ruwan Edirisighe, Chairman of RN Group of Companies was elected as the second President of Moratuwa Peradeniya Engineers Reunion at the AGM held recently. Eng. Ruwan Edirisinghe is the first University of


Pan Asia Bank honours long standing staff with over 10 years of service

Views - 9 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:03

Pan Asia Bank recently held a felicitation ceremony to recognise 52 of its long standing team members who have served the bank for over 10 years.


Top management gurus for IIMA program on ‘Transforming Business Organisations to Achieve Growth’

Views - 18 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:01

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) in collaboration with Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) and Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) will have top


High powered delegation to represent IPM SL at APFHRM in Hong Kong

Views - 9 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, will be represented by a high powered delegation comprising of IPM Sri Lanka President and APFHRM Vice President Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, IPM Sri


Embracing the new world of work

Views - 249 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


Do current unemployment figures show a true picture or is there more to it?

Views - 174 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka boasts low unemployment rates. It seems Sri Lanka to be in a comfortable place when it comes to unemployment. If you check the statistics, unemployment has fallen YOY from 2016 to 2017 from 4.6% to 4.5%.


Multiple industry leaders partner NSBM Career Fair 2017 as sponsors

Views - 8 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

The NSBM Green University Town, pinnacle of Sri Lankan higher education, with a 26 acre state-of-the-art campus at Pitipana, Homagama offers UGC approved degree programs, as well as degrees in collaboration with


IPM enriches HR landscape with 650 new graduands at 2017 graduation ceremony

Views - 32 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management, held its graduation ceremony on Tuesday 31 October at the BMICH in Colombo amidst a large gathering which included the Chief Guest University of Moratuwa


Kaushalya Nawaratne to contest for post of Secretary, BASL

Views - 9 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Kaushalya Nawaratne, senior Attorney-at-law who has served in the profession for over 21 years, has declared his candidature for the post of Secretary, of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for the year 2018/2019. A well


Tokyo Cement ‘Divi Shakthi’ empowers Central, Uva and North-western regional dealers

Views - 16 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

A series of Tokyo Cement ‘Divi Shakthi’ training workshops, tailor-made to empower its dealer network with SME management skills were successfully conducted in the Central, Uva and North-western regions touching over 200


Institute of Certified Management Accountants Australia holds Global Hall of Fame Awards

Views - 14 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00

The Global Financial Accounting Hall of Fame and the Global Management Accounting Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony was held recently, organised by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia).


Kumar de Silva delivers inaugural ‘Shelton Wirasinha Oration’

Views - 42 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Distinguished old boy of Wesley College Colombo and well-known media personality Kumar de Silva, recently delivered the inaugural ‘Shelton Wirasinha Oration’ to a well-represented gathering in the College Hall.


President’s Awards for Scientific Publication held yesterday

Views - 65 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

The President’s Awards for Scientific Publication were held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo yesterday.


Sri Lankan origin Malaysian diplomat Dr. Kumaraseri presents latest book to President

Views - 13 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Malaysia’s top diplomat, Ambassador Dr. G.K. Ananda Kumaraseri, who is of Sri Lankan origin, presented the first copy of his latest book ‘Symbols & Symbolism: Embrace Multiculturalism’ to President Maithripala Sirisena at the president’s hous


Report on increasing female labour force participation released

Views - 13 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 13:25

The report report on gender and women’s participation compiled by the National Human Resource Council was released at the BMICH on Thursday.


TMC Members meet postponed to 14 Nov.

Views - 5 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) Members Meet scheduled for 8 November has been postponed to 14 November at 6 p.m. at the VIP Lounge, Galdari Hotel. The event involves a presentation on Sri Lanka facing the geopolitical game in the Indian Ocean by Asanga Ab


PwC’s Academy faculty member Prof. Palsule captivates CA Sri Lanka National Conference

Views - 76 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

Award-winning leadership coach Prof. Sudhanshu Palsule, who also forms part of the leadership faculty of PwC’s Academy, recently steered the inaugural technical sessions of the 38th National Conference of CA Sri Lanka in Colombo. Speaking on ‘Ag


Just In Time Group CSR practices recognised at Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards 2017

Views - 19 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

Just In Time Group (JIT), a leading ICT systems and solutions company, received the award for ‘Best CSR Practices’ in the ICT sector at the Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards 2017 held in Bangalore, India recently.


EFC to give muscle in building consensus on sustainable enterprises

Views - 15 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

First coined in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WECD) or the ‘Bruntland Commission’, the term ‘Sustainable Development’ was defined in its Report as: ‘Development that meets the


Chinese universities start ‘Xi Thought’ institutes

Views - 3 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

AFP: Xi Jinping Thought will now be taught, researched and promoted in universities across China, ensuring that the leader’s eponymous philosophy is implanted into students’ hearts and minds.


Alumni Association of Unilever Sri Lanka to hold AGM and Fellowship on 25 Nov.

Views - 12 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

The third Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of Unilever Sri Lanka will be held on Saturday 25 November at Hilton Colombo Residences (Jaic Hilton Hotel) Union Place, Colombo 2, commencing at 6:30 p.m.


IPM Great HR Quiz 2017: Creating value for HR fraternity

Views - 31 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, announced that its popular corporate HR quiz ‘IPM Great HR Quiz 2017’ will be held on Wednesday 15 November at the Cinnamon Grand. The IPM Great HR Quiz, held for the fourth cons


Deepal Accredited as a Master Coach and Mentor by International Authority for Professional Coaching

Views - 143 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi, the well-known business professional, has recently been conferred the title of Accredited Master Coach and Mentor (AMC/M) by the International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring (IAPC&M). Based in the UK, IAPC&M


IAC Sri Lanka Chapter to host ‘Coaching in the Cyber Physical World’

Views - 134 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

The International Association of Coaching Sri Lanka Chapter will play host and organise the conference ‘Coaching in the Cyber Physical World’ conducted by the International


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Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law


Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence


Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.


Extending the net of AML/CFT: The need for public awareness

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

By Press Notice, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) through its Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU), has drawn the attention of the public to “Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2015/56 dated April 21, 2017 prescribing


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