AHRP President outlines vision of new initiative ‘HR Think Tank’

Views - 309 Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:46

On 28 February, the Association of HR Professionals (AHRP) together with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will inaugurate the ‘HR Think Tank of Sri Lanka’, an alliance of senior HR professionals to collaborate and uplift the stan

Seminar on making employment laws conducive for investment tomorrow

Views - 43 Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:40

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka, together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Daily Financial Times, and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka, have organised a public seminar to address t

Ravi Jayawardana re-appointed VTA Chairman

Views - 6 Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:39

Attorney-at-Law Ravi Jayawardana has been reappointed as the Chairman of the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) and assumed duties yesterday. He received the appointment letter from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Deputy Minister of Skills

New NAITTA Chairman

Views - 5 Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:38

Former Eastern Provincial Council Chief Minister Eng. Nasheer Ahamed has been appointed as Chairman of the National Apprentice Technical Training Authority (NAITTA) by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The institution comes under the Skill Develo

‘The Giants of the Legal Profession of the Past: Reminiscences and Anecdotes’

Views - 10 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Book Review by Gotabaya Dasanayaka The latest literary contribution to the lore of the Legal Profession in Sri Lanka, authored by S.R. De Silva, was published as a monograph of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC). The Monograph or Book as I r

Sri Lanka Corporate and Health Productivity Awards recognises Sri Lanka’s healthy workforce

Views - 160 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards 2019, initiated by the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), was recently held at BMICH. The event was graced by the Minister

Study: HR and Finance say short-termism and culture clashes are biggest barriers to collaboration

Views - 10 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

A short-term mindset and entrenched cultural habits are the biggest barriers to collaboration between HR and finance teams according to a new study from Oracle. The study of 1,510 HR, finance and business professionals found that in order to succe

Healthiest Workplace Summit for the first time in Sri Lanka

Views - 19 Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:57

Did you know that 91.5% of employees at Sri Lankan corporates don’t eat a healthy diet, almost 60% suffer from work stress factors and 12.9% suffer from mental stress? Companies are losing 53.2 days of productivity a year which amounts to over Rs.

FITIS launches National CXO Forum for 2019

Views - 46 Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:55

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) the apex body of ICT industry is organising the National CXO Forum for the 4th consecutive year. The CXO Forum will be held on the Thursday, 14 March at the Shangri-La Hotel Colomb

SLAAPS holds 41st Annual General Meeting

Views - 24 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

By Ruzaik Farook The 41st Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS) was held at the Mandarina Hotel, Colombo 3 on a grand scale with the attendance of a large membership who was hoste

International Organisation for Migration names new Sri Lanka Chief of Mission

Views - 26 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:23

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM)’s new Chief of Mission in Sri Lanka Sarat Dash yesterday presented his credentials to Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo. Dash previously served

Sri Lanka’s first report on ‘Gender, Disability and Employment’ focuses on gender budgeting for inclusivity

Views - 234 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:08

UN Women, together with the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and Dry Zone Development and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, last week launched a report on ‘Women with Disabilities and Their Access to Economic Opportunities: Through the Lens

CIPM 5th Certified HR Auditor Program to transform HR landscape

Views - 27 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, one of the nation’s leaders in human resource management, will inaugurate the five-day Certified HR Auditor Program on 26 March at the Ozo Colombo. This popular certification program which provides a deep understanding of the purpos

Microsoft, MiHCM, Tech One Sanje discuss digital transformation of HR

Views - 88 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

Microsoft recently co-hosted a forum on ‘Deliver[ing] Digital Transformation to HR’ alongside partners, MiHCM (formerly, Microimage HCM) and Tech One Sanje at the Hilton, Colombo where over 150 participants – composed of CXOs, HR professionals,

Seminar on making the employment laws conducive for investment in Sri Lanka

Views - 87 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Daily Financial Times and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka have organised a public seminar to address the

Master the art of sharpening your axe!

Views - 89 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:00

Do you know that there is an ‘art’ of sharpening an axe? Try sharpening your kitchen knife and you’d be amazed at how blunt it becomes. Why? Because you did it the wrong way! Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said, “If I had five minutes to

Rakiya Derana signs agreements with private sector to assist youth find local and foreign jobs

Views - 34 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:00

Capital One Holdings and O2 Software signed an agreement marking the first such agreement to mark the commencement of Rakiya Derana that tries to help youth find local and foreign jobs. Capital One Holdings Managing Director Veranga Vithanaarachchi a

Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore launches mobile service for migrant workers

Views - 21 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore launched its first mobile service at Sri Lankaramaya Temple premises, Singapore on Sunday, 27 January 2019. This program is scheduled to be held on the last Sunday of every month.  Inaugurating the event, t

Undergraduate research symposium by Chemical and Process Engineering Dept. of University of Moratuwa

Views - 23 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:49

Undergraduate research symposium – 2019, organised by the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (DCPE), University of Moratuwa was held for the first time on 17 January, with Prof. Jagath Manathunge as the keynote speaker. This now will be

Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne to address 13th CPM EFM program

Views - 60 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:46

A top economist in the Country, Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne, Professor in Economics, Colombo University, will address the 13th presentation of CPM Evening For Managers (EFM) under the topic ‘Foresight for Country’s Economic Revival Strategy and Sound

361 Degrees consolidates position as ‘undisputed leader’ in 2018

Views - 154 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:44

Strategic training and consultation are keys to sustainable corporate building. Organisations worldwide are increasingly focusing on skill development and employee engagement, while looking out for creative ways of doing it. Pioneers in training and

New education standard focuses on professional development for accountants

Views - 21 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:40

The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) has released the revised International Education Standard (IES) 7, Continuing Professional Development. The standard clarifies the principles and requirements on how professional account

AAP spreading wings

Views - 22 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:39

Academy for Administrative Professionals announced the appointment of Cheryl Mathew of Karachi, Pakistan as the Pakistan Coordinator of AAP with immediate effect. She counts nearly three decades of experience in administrative and secretarial field e

Advanced vocational training opportunities for Sri Lanka’s youth

Views - 273 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:37

Relevant and pertinent questions regarding the missed opportunities of our great nation have appeared in the public domain for decades, raised by both local and international economists and other intellectuals alike. Same has also been a popular subj

CICRA’s second batch of Executive Masters in Information Security graduates

Views - 395 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:24

Sri Lanka’s second batch of 35 graduates who completed the Executive Masters in Information Security degree offered by CICRA Campus in partnership with Asia E University (AEU), Malaysia received their degrees during the AEU convocation held recentl

Nawaz makes Sri Lanka proud

Views - 41 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:23

Muhammed Badurdeen Muhammed Nawaz is the first Sri Lankan to receive distinction in Master of Science (MSc) of Islamic Finance & Accounting from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.  The program was conducted by APIIT Sri Lanka, the local educa

Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation 2018 Award for Deepal

Views - 89 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:22

The Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation was awarded to Deepal Sumanthri Gunaratne by Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama, at a special ceremony held on 24 January at the Ambassador’s residence in Colombo. Gunaratne became a membe

CMA Sri Lanka students win 1st place in South Asia at SAFA Quiz competition held in Pune

Views - 29 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:21

The third South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) Quiz and Elocution Contest was organised amongst the students of SAFA member bodies on 22 January in Pune, India hosted by the Institute of Cost Accountants India with the objective to motivate s

NHRDC conducts Job Fair in Kurunegala

Views - 34 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:20

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC), in collaboration with the Kurunegala District Secretariat, Chamber of Commerce, Department of Manpower, EFC and TVEC, in December held their sixth career fair for 2018 in Kurunega

Enter the chartered HR professional: A new frontier for Sri Lanka

Views - 423 Monday, 28 January 2019 00:27

It is very encouraging to see the opportunities emerging for Sri Lankan HR professionals to reach a charter status. This is in fact filling a long-felt void in the profession of HR. It is in the broad context of the transformation of the Institute of

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Discipline and freedom under the reign of Gota

Saturday, 23 February 2019

There’s nothing like a well-crafted marketing slogan for a prospective Presidential candidate. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is emerging more clearly into the daylight as the Opposition’s candidate for executive president. Against a redone image in the back

The chainsaw massacre and other ‘lawful’ horror stories

Friday, 22 February 2019

Admit it. The headline hooked you. Hope you won’t be disappointed. There are no gory scenes featuring dismembered limbs here. However you might read about the long arm of the law being truncated. Perhaps a chilling scene where the mask of the murde

What went wrong with Sri Lanka?

Friday, 22 February 2019

If Sri Lanka wants to get out of the present miserable situation, it needs to make a profound change, a paradigm shift in the way it views at everything including the religious, political and economic issues. Such a change could be made only by loo

Regulating foreign workers now a top priority

Friday, 22 February 2019

Sri Lanka is today facing a domestic labour shortage in some key sectors and industries. While demographic, social attitudes, expansion of the economy and outward labour emigration are contributing to the shortfall. Generally a lack of interest in ce

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