CIMA Student Development Committee launches L.E.A.P.

Views - 94 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:04

The CIMA Student Development Committee of the CIMA Sri Lanka Network Panel recently launched L.E.A.P. (Leadership Engagement for Aspiring Professionals), a unique mentoring program for CIMA students. The first of its kind, L.E.A.P.aims to connect ex

IPM Sri Lanka conducts MDP to raise the bar for management professionals

Views - 24 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:03

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, has organised a Management Development Program (MDP) for senior management staff of private and public sector companies. The MDP has been specially designed to impart modern managemen

SLT Human Capital Solutions achieves prestigious ISO 9001:2015 quality certification

Views - 4 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:09

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS) broke new ground recently when it achieved the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification. The award recognises HCS’s record of providing unrivalled total HR solutions, reinforcing its commitment to

Gowri in Top 7 Global Rotary Shaping Future team

Views - 8 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:07

Sri Lankan Gowri Rajan has been picked by Rotary International to be on the ‘seven member elite Shaping Rotary Futures Committee’ to develop the strategy forward based out of Evanston, USA. Rotary that was created by Arch C. Klump ‘To do good i

NDB wins Gold Social Impact Award at ACEF Awards Mumbai

Views - 5 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:06

NDB was felicitated with the Gold Social Impact Award for ‘Best Education Program’ at the seventh ACEF Asian Leadership Awards by the Asian Customer Engagement Forum (ACEF) in Mumbai.

PIM signs MOU with ICC Sri Lanka

Views - 27 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:05

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICC).

AAP to hold 14th Residential Seminar titled ‘Excellent to Exceptional’

Views - 17 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:04

The Academy for Administrative Professionals (AAP) is in full swing to host its 14th consecutive Residential Seminar from 26-28 October at Hotel Sigiriya Village.

Rushanudeen at World Federation of United Nations Associations

Views - 188 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:03

United Nations Associations of Sri Lanka Deputy Executive Chairman Dr. M.M.M. Rushanudeen will leave tomorrow to participate at the 42nd World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) Plenary Assembly and 3rd Global Youth Forum from 17 to 21

Fast track route to business success with CIMA qualification

Views - 7 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:02

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), empowers professionals pursuing the qualification the ability to achieve sustainable success in their careers.

Two Sri Lankans to receive Awards of Excellence today in London

Views - 11 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

By E. Weerapperuma  Two Sri Lankan professionals, Engineer Peethamparam Divakaran and Architect Rohan Aluwihare, representing both Sinhala and Tamil major communities, will receive Awards of Excellence for the property development work they had succ

CCC organises 2-day leadership workshop for boosting corporate performance

Views - 18 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

To overcome increasingly complex challenges in a fiercely competitive business world, commercial enterprises need leaders who can retain their staff and inspire them to serve fast-changing market needs better than their competitors. However, sharpeni

Chevron and Ceylon German Tech partner for the 17th consecutive year

Views - 8 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, the leader in the Sri Lankan lubricant market, recently commenced a training program for the 17th consecutive year, on lubricant technology for the final year students of Ceylon-German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI

‘Are You Ready?’ plays major role in providing employment opportunities to undergraduates

Views - 54 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

“Professionalism means consistency of quality,” said Frank Tyger. But someone’s professionalism is not a measurement of his or her educational qualifications. It is a parameter of a person’s long and intensive academic preparation, competency

IPM Sri Lanka delegation participates in Malaysia HR Best Practices Conference

Views - 7 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management nominated a high profile delegation comprising of members of its Executive Council to participate in Malaysia’s National Seminar on HR Best Practices held at the Holiday Villa Hot

BDO says regular health check-ups in businesses better than a post-mortem

Views - 126 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Fraudulent acts and corruption have become increasingly prevalent and have eaten deeply into the fabric of our society.

New improved visa process to Qatar a boon for employee recruitment

Views - 13 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Government of Qatar will soon be simplifying the migrant work visa application process that will expedite visa processing for Sri Lankan migrant workers. This service, which will first be introduced in Sri Lanka and then rolled out in other key

Brandix supports National Occupational Safety & Health Conference for 9th year

Views - 10 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Brandix Group has provided sponsorship supportforthe 2018 National Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Conference of Sri Lanka as a key corporate partner for the ninth year. Organised by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (

PIM conducts a strategy simulation program for senior leaders of BOC

Views - 75 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management, as the nation’s management mentor, continuing its long-standing relationship with the Bank of Ceylon, the bankers to the nation, initiated an advanced course in strategic management through Glo-Bus simulati

NSBM holds Inauguration of Alumni Association and Get-Together 2018

Views - 10 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Inauguration of NSBM Alumni Association and first Annual General Meeting, NSBM Alumni Get-Together followed by dinner and networking and entertainment were held on Friday, 21 September at NSBM Green University Town, Pitipana, Homagama. This event

Unilever tops list of food and drink firms tackling forced labour

Views - 8 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever topped a list on Tuesday ranking how well food and drink companies tackle the risk of forced labour in their supply chains, ahead of Kellogg Company and Coca-Cola. Most of the 38 compani

Sir Michael Wilshaw becomes Lyceum Group’s Chief Academic Consultant

Views - 105 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Her Majesty’s former Chief Inspector of Schools and Ofsted, UK, former Head Sir Michael Wilshaw is currently in Sri Lanka, mentoring Lyceum Group of Schools Chief Visionary Officer Nikitha Grero and many members of the top management. He commenced

SLID and EY sign MOU to collaborate on Independent Directors Forum

Views - 97 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) launched an Independent Directors (INED) Forum last year with a view to building and strengthening the voice of independence in the boardrooms of companies.The forum has since gained interest and momentum a

CA Sri Lanka produces 327 new chartered accountants to take over reins of business world

Views - 8 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) conferred the distinguished Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) designation to 327 new Chartered Accountants, enabling them to take over the reins of the business world and steer it

Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association establishes Colombo Chapter

Views - 12 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association, known as PEFAA, was formed in September 1991. The main objective of the association is to encourage, foster and promote close relationship between the Faculty and its alumni, and also to assist a

AAT Sri Lanka Conference 2018 on ‘Stepping up: Role of an Interpreter to Influencer’ on 15 Oct.

Views - 22 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The 16th Annual Conference of AAT Sri Lanka is scheduled for 15 and 16 October at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo. The theme will be ‘Stepping up: Role of an Interpreter to Influencer’, an appropriate topic in the context of an accountant’s future

Foreign labour can only be allowed in regulated framework: Experts

Views - 184 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva With Sri Lanka experiencing a severe labour shortage, top experts attempted to examine the magnitude and nature of the labour dearth in the country, while looking at methods that could work out with differently crafted strategie

Soft skills matter

Views - 14 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:13

By Jim Garrison A recent study in the United States shows that 93% of employees consider soft skills as, if not more, important than hard skills. A Human Capital Survey by Deloitte indicates that the top mega trend in the US since 2016 is building hi

Fuard wins Best Security and Strategic Studies Presentation prize at KDU research conference

Views - 637 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:13

The award for the Best Security and Strategic Studies Presentation at the 11th International Research Conference of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was presented to Defence Analyst and former War Correspondent Asif Fuard. The resea

DIMO Academy for Technical Skills holds graduation for 2018

Views - 14 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:11

The 27th graduation ceremony of the DIMO Academy for Technical Skills (DATS), was held recently at the auditorium of the company’s state-of-the-art Mercedes Benz centre; DIMO 800. The occasion was graced by DIMO Chairman and Managing Director Ranj

CA Sri Lanka’s Annual Convocation on Monday

Views - 11 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The Annual Convocation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), which is the most anticipated event in the institute’s academic calendar, will be held on Monday, 1 October under the patronage of Minister of Industry an

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Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

Thursday, 18 October 2018

“I have a four-year-old son back in my village. I want to make a better life for him,” says Sharmin Akhtar, a 19-year-old employee in one of Dhaka’s many flourishing garment factories. Like thousands of other poor women, Sharmin came down to B

Depreciating rupee: Avoiding a money-go-round

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sri Lanka’s excessive reliance on foreign capital to finance investment under favourable external financial conditions is now leading to disruptions, as those conditions change in a decisive interest rate tightening phase in the United States. As U

Responsible water stewardship in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Unlike many of our regional neighbours, Sri Lanka is blessed with an abundant water table. However, many companies do not feel the full value of this precious resource due to the limited regulation and monitoring of fresh water extraction for busines

Economy in disarray, banks flourishing; can this be true?

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

It is earlier reported that the growth in bank credit accelerated in August despite the tight credit and money conditions and rising non-performing loans in the banking sector. It is further reported that the year-on-year (YoY) growth in credit accel

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