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SLASSCOM People Summit highlights importance of collaboration and technology in biz

Views - 110 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

The SLASSCOM People Summit 2018 breakfast forum yesterday highlighted the importance of collaboration and technology in business through a panel discussion.

Mahela among eminent speakers at Excellence in Action seminar today

Views - 16 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

This year’s Excellence in Action event features six big names from diverse fields, one of them being master batsman of Sri Lankan cricket, Mahela Jayawardene.

Deepal presents copy of Inward Bound for Mindful Living to Ven Ajahan Brahm

Views - 53 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi presented a copy of his book titled ‘Inward Bound for Mindful Living’ to Ven Ajahan Brahm during his recent visit to Sri Lanka. He interviewed Ajahn Brahm on mindfulness and many related topics and can be viewed on https:/

Outward-Bound Trust of Sri Lanka on adventure and safety standards

Views - 18 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

The Outward-Bound Trust of Sri Lanka (OBTSL) in a statement yesterday said it wishes to inform the general public and well-wishers that it has nothing to do with the recent fatality which occurred during a leadership adventure training program being

DIMO launches ground-breaking German-certified course in Automobile Mechatronics

Views - 18 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading automobile companies in Sri Lanka, will be offering a three-year

David Pieris Group trains Northern women in auto repair

Views - 10 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

The David Pieris Group successfully concluded another program to train women to repair Bajaj three wheelers in Kilinochchi recently.

Lessons from Germany’s dual Vocational Training System highlight importance of effective VETs in SL

Views - 13 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

The lessons from Germany’s dual Vocational Training System discussion forum held last week highlighted the importance

IPM inspires bright young minds to embrace HR as a career

Views - 6 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management – is in the forefront of the country’s quest to inspire bright

Rumil Wickremaratne of St. Sebastian’s College excels at GCE A/L 2017

Views - 91 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Rumil Wickremaratne of St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa has obtained exceptional results at the GCE A/L Examination

Dr. Myers from Youngstown State University Ohio calls on Institute of Chemistry

Views - 7 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

One of the brief stopovers made during Youngstown State University Ohio Associate Provost International Initiatives Dr. Nathan Myers

Shape the future of your business by becoming a CIMA Corporate Partner

Views - 13 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, remains the world’s foremost professional body of management

Global Mindfulness Summit pre-event on effective strategies to deal with drug, tobacco and alcohol

Views - 22 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

A special event has been arranged in the run-up to the Global Mindfulness Summit 2018, where experts will discuss the value of mindfulness in socially

SL faces big skilling challenge; mainly due to need for higher-quality education: Rohde

Views - 48 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:21

By Shannon Jayawardena German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jörn Rohde yesterday highlighted the fact that Sri Lanka has a big skilling challenge, mainly due to the need for higher-quality education and that the trade has to be more attractive in order to

NHRDC to tie up with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Views - 25 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

The National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy NUS held discussions

CILT and KPMG to collaborate on knowledge sharing initiatives

Views - 106 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka (CILT-SL) entered into an agreement with KPMG in Sri Lanka

Honour for Dr. Thivanka Muthumalage

Views - 23 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

Dr. Thivanka Muthumalage, a Toxicology Postdoc in the Rahman lab, has been selected for an oral/podium presentation

Jagath Perera inducted as 24th President of CA Sri Lanka

Views - 159 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:00

Jagath Perera was ceremonially inducted as the 24th President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) on Thursday, 8 February in the presence of a distinguished gathering including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, se

World’s No. 1 bestselling book now in Sinhala

Views - 243 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

World’s Number One bestselling book in management, self help and leadership, ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’

JCI Sri Lanka appoints New Director of Digital Strategy

Views - 22 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

Junior Chamber International Sri Lanka appoints Christopher Wijeyakulasuriya as the Director of Digital Strategy to the National Board.

Nestlé signs MoU with Kelaniya University as part of ‘Nestlé Needs Youth’ initiative

Views - 9 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Nestlé has signed a MoU with the University of Kelaniya’s Department of Marketing Management. The company has come on board as strategic partner for the University’s ‘Certified Professional Marketing Graduate’ (CPMG) program, which offers hi

Toyota empowers youth with Hino Skills Contest 2017

Views - 13 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the national distributor for Toyota and Hino vehicles in Sri Lanka, recently held the second consecutive Hino National Skills Contest to enhance and uplift the skills of Hino Service Technicians within the company’s ranks. Under

UTE Engineering finds solutions to training problems

Views - 22 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

The UTE Engineering arm of United Tractor & Equipment Ltd. (UTE), recognised as one of the nation’s premier engineering solutions providers is firmly committed to help grow the country’s skilled technical workforce and enhance their capabilities.

USAID launches Youth Employment and Skills Project in Central Province

Views - 20 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

Visiting US Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Daniel Rosenblum opened the Kandy YouLead office on 2 February, which will expand employment opportunities for youth in the Central Province. Funded by th

DIMO facilitates Combine Harvester Training Program for Ministry of Skills Development and Vocationa

Views - 15 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

The inauguration ceremony for the second batch of students of the Combine Harvester training program was held recently at DIMO Na Sevana Technical training academy. This program is an initiative of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Tr

Intrinsic Leadership Academy launches informative website on leadership:

Views - 15 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

Intrinsic Leadership Academy has launched an informative website on leadership. It explains how to develop leaders

University of Kelaniya ties up with Airtel’s Industry Partnership Program

Views - 7 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

The industry partnership program is a joint academic cum industry work exposure program that helps undergraduates understand the essence of business at large.

A degree designed to equip students for challenges in the workplace

Views - 10 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

University of Salford, a 50-year-old British university, now offers its highly-reputed degree programs in Sri Lanka through IIHE. The University of Salford was awarded the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year 2014 and has a strong commu

NSBM, Hemas Manufacturing join hands for industry partnership

Views - 17 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

NSBM Green University Town has taken another step to enhance its industry partnerships by joining hands with Hemas Manufacturing Ltd. NSBM Green University Town Vice Chancellor Dr. E. A. Weerasinghe and Hemas Manufacturing Director - Human Resources

HNB transforms employee experience with hSenid

Views - 298 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

Hatton National Bank, Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, is partnering with hSenid to transform HR service delivery and employee experience. A premier bank in the country with the largest branch network and over 4,300 employees, HNB has now streamli

CA Sri Lanka takes lead in educating Nepal’s Chartered Accountants on IFRS implementation

Views - 20 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

In its capacity as an influential accounting body, CA Sri Lanka, continued to take the lead in educating member bodies in the South Asian region on the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). In this endeavour, CA S

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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted

Yameen’s economic offensive to counter political adversity ahead of presidential poll

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who is facing intense political opposition both in and out of the country, hopes to win the September, 2018 presidential election using a combination of political belligerence and a strong economic pr

In the end, there was nothing

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Much more than a storm in a tea cup! To a non-discerning person, it all seemed like the final battle of the counter revolution. President Sirisena was up in smoke trying to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for no articulated reason. He asked

Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

The wrong people teach us the best lessons. As a clever nation, we had always used our ballot and chased the wrong people

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