Japanese Management Standards integrated with ISO9001: 2015 QMS

Views - 37 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

JASTECA Institute of Management announces a newly designed seminar on a concept titled ‘Integration of Japanese Management Standards with ISO9001:2015 QMS International Standards’.

17 Colombo Uni. students receive Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation scholarships

Views - 21 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation of Japan awarded scholarships to 17 meritorious students of Colombo University (UOC) for their outstanding academic results.

Leading management schools in South Asia at CPM Regional Management Conference

Views - 12 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:18

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers are conducting the CPM Regional Management Conference 2017 in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia

PIM conducts its second Doctoral Colloquium

Views - 3 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:18

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, conducted its second Doctoral Colloquium on 25 August at PIM.

HR Business Partner and Total Rewards workshops add another leaf in HR professional development chap

Views - 15 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:17

Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP), Sri Lanka, in collaboration with SHRM India, launched the second episode of its HR capability development program with workshops on HR Business Partner (HRBP) and Total Rewards during the week of 28

CIMA President David Stanford in town

Views - 12 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

As part of an official visit to Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ (CIMA) global markets, CIMA President David Stanford FCMA, CGMA, will be in Sri Lanka from 19 to 24 September. Highlights of his visit will include meeting with Prime Mi

Ultimate escape from reality with dash of live action role play

Views - 193 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

An escape room is the ultimate, interactive, live player strategy game, for those who want to engage their mental muscle, test their creative thinking and demonstrate their problem solving abilities.

Dr. Naomal Balasuriya promotes ‘Think Differently’ at key insurance forum

Views - 6 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The Life Insurance Round Table (LIRT) of India had their 30th annual conference at Hotel Kingsbury, Sri Lanka recently where almost all the insurance companies of India were represented.

SLIIT commences student enrolment

Views - 7 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Renowned as a world class institute, with UGC approved degrees in IT, Engineering and Business Management, SLIIT commences enrolment of undergraduate students for the institute’s 2018 intake. The last day for applications will be 22 September. The

INSEE Cement signs MOU to nurture Occupational Health and Safety

Views - 7 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

In an earnest endeavour to develop much needed safety professionals in Sri Lanka, INSEE Cement recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to partner with the institute and

CDB, First Capital & Softlogic Life on board as gold sponsors for 38th National Conference of Charte

Views - 17 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:01

Three of the country’s leading companies, Citizens Development Business Finance Plc (CDB), First Capital Holdings Plc and Softlogic Life Plc, recently came on board as gold sponsors to power the 38th National Conference of Chartered Accountants org

Eminent speakers from South Asia to address CPM Regional Management Conference 2017

Views - 7 Monday, 18 September 2017 09:00

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) will be organising the CPM Regional Management Conference 2017 (CRMC 2017) in collaboration with the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) at BMICH on 26 and 2

Engaging employees in a disruptive environment

Views - 294 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

Spectrum: Powering corporate team leaders and executives through communications and presentation ski

Views - 13 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

A unique training and development program themed as ‘Power of Effective Communications and High Impact Presentations’ has been designed and will be launched on 27 September, from 9 a.m. for a full day, at Cinnamon Lakeside, by Spectrum Trainers a

CA Sri Lanka holds 2017 Convention

Views - 36 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) conferred the distinguished Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) designation to 291 new Chartered Accountants and the prestigious Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) status to 62 of it

IPM Sri Lanka elects new Council for 2017/18

Views - 13 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leading professional body for human resource management, elected its new Council to formulate strategies and carry forward its exemplary achievements into the year 2017/18 and beyond at the Annual General Meeting held at

More than half of organisations lack business case for HR initiatives

Views - 5 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

While a growing number of companies are embracing the need to transform their HR functions to adapt in a disruptive business environment, a troubling percentage of organisations remain stalled, with more than half (59%) saying they do not even have a

Target Resource launches Discover Excellence Series

Views - 44 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Target Resource launched their revamped series of public workshops on 22 August. Branded as the ‘Discover Excellence Series’, the programs aim to cover a range of topics ranging from human resources management, general management, leadership, sof

AIA and Wayamba University congratulate 1st batch of Diploma in Personal Financial Management gradua

Views - 5 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

AIA Insurance collaborated with the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka in successfully completing the Diploma in Personal Management for Wealth Planners and Wealth Planners’ Managers.

Krimiraja Company Chairman felicitated

Views - 2 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

A teacher appreciation ceremony was held as a mark of respect for former principals of Wickremaarachchi Ayurvedic University, organised by the Doctors’ Association of the University at The Kingsbury recently.

Workshop on ‘Embracing the customer experience paradigm shift’

Views - 28 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Customer service is no more. It has evolved in leaps and bounds with the hyper connected and hyper competitive business world we live in today.

NTB empowers Colombo Uni undergraduates through personal effectiveness development program

Views - 5 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Nations Trust Bank together with the University of Colombo Alumni Association has commenced a three-year engagement to conduct personal effectiveness workshops for undergraduates of the University of Colombo.

NDB takes pivotal role in advancing careers of English teachers

Views - 2 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

NDB as a responsible corporate believes that sustainable initiatives will help the nation in the long term. Therefore NDB continues its efforts to empower Sri Lankan lives across the country through multiple projects that place emphasis on issues tha

ILO kicks off 4th Decent Work Country Program for Sri Lanka

Views - 7 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

PwC’s Academy to help managers unleash power of innovation within corporates

Views - 6 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

PwC’s Academy Sri Lanka will play a pioneering role in helping organisations and their senior executives understand and embrace the importance of innovation with the launch of a specialised 11 day certificate course, to help executives, including m

EU and ILO help develop skills among youth in Mannar

Views - 16 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Creating job opportunities for young people and promoting ‘Productive employment and decent work’ are important elements in the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) mandate.

Expolanka Toastmasters Club holds 6th installation

Views - 46 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Expolanka Toastmasters Club held its annual installation of office bearers for the year 2017/18 at the EFL Campus Auditorium in Wellampitiya last week.

Pan Asia Bank Toastmasters Club inaugurated with installation of 1st Executive Committee

Views - 11 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Pan Asia Bank Toastmasters Club installed its first Executive Committee recently, marking the beginning of a journey towards nurturing the next generation of corporate leaders.

CSE Toastmasters Club holds 3rd installation ceremony

Views - 7 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

The CSE Toastmasters Club celebrated the achievements of its second Toastmaster year and made appointments of new members and office bearers at the Club’s 3rd installation ceremony, which was recently held at the CSE.

CA Sri Lanka’s YCAF Knowledge Forum helps young CAs move out of comfort zone and excel in career

Views - 5 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

The continuing series of Knowledge Forums organised by CA Sri Lanka’s Young Chartered Accountants Forum (YCAF) has helped young chartered accountants to move out of their comfort zones and excel in their careers.

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Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs

Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,

Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.

The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in

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