Randima Attygalle wins Top 50 Professional and Career Women Award for print media

Views - 16 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Senior journalist Randima Attygalle won the award for print media at the ninth edition of Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards (Sri Lanka and Maldives) held last Friday at the Shangri-La Colombo. Organised by Women in Management (WIM) in part

Mitra’s Chinthi Weerasinghe wins Gold at WIM

Views - 202 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Celebrating 20 years of a successful and experience-rich career in Information Technology both here and overseas, Chinthi Weerasinghe, CEO of Mitra Innovation Digital business was recognised as the gold winner of this year’s Women in Management awa

Promoting female leadership in social entrepreneurship and impact investing

Views - 7 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Lanka Impact Investing Network (LIIN) announced the Emerging Women’s Summit (EWS), the first-ever regional event in the northern part of Sri Lanka that promotes female leadership in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, on 29 September from

Dhashma Karunaratne wins WIM Top 50 Professional & Career Women Gold for Supply Chain and Logistics

Views - 27 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Dhashma Karunaratne Immediate Chairperson of WiLAT SL and Commercial and Marketing Manager of South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) Port of Colombo was awarded the Gold award for Supply Chain and Logistics at the recently held WIM TOP 50 Professional &

Fonterra Sri Lanka’s Head of Corporate Affairs Thamari Senanayake wins Career Achievement Award

Views - 8 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (CRA) Thamari Senanayake has set a striking example of how to integrate conscience and career in her 23 years in the industry. These efforts have now been recognised at a national lev

Groundbreaking shift from conventional HR practices – 46th ARTDO World Conference

Views - 23 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:34

The Asian Regional Training and Development Organisation (ARTDO) will hold its 46th annual conference for the first time in Sri Lanka from 23 to 25 September at the Hilton Colombo organised the by Centre for Leadership and Training Development (CLT

SLAAPS to hold Residential Seminar in Dubai from 12 to 15 September

Views - 14 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:32

The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS) affiliated to the Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA) will hold its second International Residential Seminar in Dubai at t

AHRP enables HR professionals to become enterprise leaders with SHRM Certifications

Views - 856 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:32

Today, more than ever, HR professionals are expected to assume greater leadership roles, shaping their organisations’ strategic direction towards achieving business priorities. As with other human sciences, due to the volatile, uncertain, complex,

Heineken launches ‘Go Places 2.0’ campaign to tap into global talent

Views - 378 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:10

Heineken International recently launched an innovative new employer branding campaign called ‘Go Places 2.0’, inspired by the real and exciting experiences of employees, to engage and inspire future talent. The campaign as per its name, seeks to

Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies debuts

Views - 30 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:08

The first issue of the Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies (SLJMS) is launched align with the inauguration ceremony of Faculty of Management Studies at the Open University of Sri Lanka. The first issue was dedicated for late professor Sudatta Ran

Mitra Innovation’s Best Practices for Project Managers 

Views - 47 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:08

Mitra Innovation Senior Project Manager Rajinda Rathnapala articulated his thoughts on key areas in Project Management that are recognised by executives and stakeholders as indispensable skills which bring true strategic value to their projects and l

CSBM ‘Talk of the Month’ by Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Views - 41 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

The Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM),, the premier ‘Business School of the Nation’ recently held its pioneering signature event ‘Talk of Month’, a half-day program titled ‘Practical applications of Mindfulnes

Certis Lanka Security Solutions recognised as one of the ‘25 best workplaces in Sri Lanka’

Views - 25 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Certis Lanka Security Solutions Ltd. was recognised as one of the ‘25 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka’ for the second consecutive year at the Great Place To Work awards ceremony held at Shangri-La Colombo on 5 July. The Great Place To Work Institute

Varun Beverages bags Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Award 2019

Views - 25 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:00

Varun Beverages Lanka Ltd., (VBLL) a leading carbonated soft drink manufacturer and the exclusive bottler for Pepsi in Sri Lanka, has recently been awarded the prestigious Best Employer Award for 2019, at a glittering ceremony held recently in Taj Sa

AAT Business School Award Ceremony 2018/2019

Views - 21 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:00

AAT Business School, the higher education arm of AAT Sri Lanka, celebrated recently its Annual Award Ceremony 2018/2019. Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission Deputy Director General Janaka Jayalath graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The

HNB honoured among best 100 employer brands in Asia

Views - 28 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:00

Setting a new standard in exemplary HR, leading private sector bank HNB PLC emerged ahead of the island’s most respected corporates as one of the Best Employer Brands in Sri Lanka, at the prestigious Asia’s Top 100 Employer Brands Awards 2019. Ta

PIM initiates Glo-Bus strategy simulation for BOC chief managers

Views - 23 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management, the nation’s management mentor, further strengthened its continued relationship with the Bank of Ceylon, the bankers to the nation, by initiating an advanced course in strategic management through Glo-Bus s

ACCA Sri Lanka appoints new board for 2019-2020

Views - 462 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:00

ACCA Sri Lanka appointed Suren Rajakarier, Partner, Head of Audit and People Learning and Development, KPMG Sri Lanka, as the Chairman, ACCA Sri Lanka Member Network Panel, for the year 2019/2020 at the ACCA Annual General Meeting held recently at th

Sri Lanka unveils most modern hi-tech TVET facility with South Korean backing

Views - 36 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Backed by the global industrial giant South Korea, Sri Lanka launched its most modern national hi-tech training facility to-date on 21 August. As it unveiled its up-to-date TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) facility in a Colombo

Gender Analysis (in Economics) at Peradeniya

Views - 27 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Policy makers, civil society and development agencies are increasingly concerned about gender equality, a major Sustainable Development Goal, (SDG5) as well as an important component of the other 16 SDGs. Gender Analysis (in Economics) at Peradeniya

CA Sri Lanka member Chaaminda Kumarasiri appointed to International Panel on Accountancy Education

Views - 230 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) Chaaminda Kumarasiri was recently appointed to the International Panel on Accountancy Education (IPAE) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the glo

Skilled labour force key to Sri Lanka’s FDI success

Views - 41 Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:00

A skilled labour force can play a defining role to attract FDIs to Sri Lanka. “I stress that more NVQ qualified youth can help develop our industries as well and attract FDI to our industry zones,” said Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlemen

CIPM Great HR Debate 2019 Grand Finale on 17 September at NHRC

Views - 48 Monday, 26 August 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka has organised its popular corporate debating championship ‘The Great HR Debate 2019’ to coincide with the National HR Conference 2019 (NHRC) to be held on 17 and 18 September at the BMICH in Colombo. The finals of the Great HR Deb

Self-sustainability of state entity via correct leadership: A success story from SDFL

Views - 281 Monday, 26 August 2019 00:00

The Skills Development Fund Ltd. (SDFL) is an enterprise of the Government of Sri Lanka established to cater to the needs of the National Human Resources Development. SDFL was launched on pilot basis in October 1998 with a grant from UNDP/ILO to demo

PIM holds inaugural memorial oration for marketing guru Prof. Uditha Liyanage

Views - 70 Monday, 26 August 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) recently held the inaugural memorial oration for late Sri Lanka’s finest marketing guru Prof. Uditha Liyanage, who played a key role as a senior faculty member in Marketing at PIM for over 20 years and

SLIIT Engineering Faculty runner-up at 1st Int’l Energy and Electricity Market Competition, China

Views - 30 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

A team representing the SLIIT Faculty of Engineering brought glory for the Institute securing second place at the first International Energy and Electricity Market Business Decision Simulation Competition held in China recently. At the competition ho

Prime Minister opens $ 12 m Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute

Views - 50 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday inaugurated Sri Lanka’s newest vocational training institute established with the with the intention of producing young men and women as entrepreneurs and technical professionals to fit the new high-te

Singapore to raise retirement age to 65 years

Views - 30 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Singapore will gradually raise its retirement age by three years to 65, its prime minister said on Sunday. The retirement age will rise to 63 in 2022 from the current retirement age of 62 and to 65 by 2030, Prime Minister Lee Hsi

Global Online Academy for emerging leaders now in Sri Lanka

Views - 57 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00

Women Empowered Global (WEG), has announced the launch of its Global Online Academy in Sri Lanka. Under this move, the organisation will make access to top-notch global business experts, leaders and think-tanks possible and will build capacity and cr

Deepal to share practical applications of mindfulness in corporate life at CSBM talk tomorrow

Views - 37 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

The talk of the month this August at the Colombo School of Business Management (CSBM) is ‘Practical Applications of Mindfulness In Corporate Life’ and it will be delivered by Deepal Sooriyaarachchi on 22 August from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as an interac

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The Parliament stands naked

Friday, 13 September 2019

Though with a nonsensical form, the 19th Amendment can be said to have established a parliamentary system of governance by transferring almost all the powers held by the President to the Cabinet of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister. But, the pre

Upgrading Sri Lanka Government Railways

Friday, 13 September 2019

Sri Lanka Railways seem to be a topic of much interest to public these days. Hats off and congratulations to management and staff of Sri Lanka Government Railways and Government of Sri Lanka for venturing out to embark on a railway improvement projec

Not good news!

Thursday, 12 September 2019

THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF PEOPLE: those who make things happen; those who watch while things happen; and those who wonder what happened! The first of these are perhaps evenly split between the best and worst of them… while most of us fall squarely i

Gotabaya – A breath of fresh air at Viyathmaga anniversary celebration

Thursday, 12 September 2019

The strategic direction for Sri Lanka that presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced at the Viyathmaga anniversary celebration is both a breath of fresh air in a stale, directionless economic and social environment, and also an elevation of

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