Honorary doctorate for OPA President Dr. Lalith A. P. Wijetunge

Views - 7 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10

The Commonwealth University, in collaboration with the London Graduate School, has awarded an honorary doctorate of “Doctor of Human Resources Management” to Lalith A. P. Wijetunge at a recently concluded award ceremony held in Dubai, to recognis

161 female Brandix Associates inspired through Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program

Views - 9 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Achieving yet another milestone in the ‘Inspired People’ journey at Brandix, 161 female Associates from Brandix Lingerie (BLI) Wathupitiwala graduated from the Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program recently, marking the h

‘Adapt or Die?’: Lead, connect engage workshop and forum on 6 Dec.

Views - 17 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Leading millennials in today’s context seem to be bringing on a completely new set of challenges for Generation X and baby boomers. The youngsters are forever ta

Australian employment, career guidance, business investment, internships and migration seminar

Views - 7 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

For possibly the first time in Sri Lanka an Australian employment and Career Guidance seminar will be held at Hilton Colombo Residences on Saturday 17 November. The seminar will be conducted by Ranj Perera, an Australian employment expert who has bee

SLASSCOM ‘HR Talk and Networking Session’ today

Views - 6 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) will bring together leading HR professionals and corporate leaders from global IT/BPM companies to discuss and create awareness about world-class HR practices adopted by progres

Asian Secretaries & Administrative Professionals Congress in Papua New Guinea

Views - 192 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

By Sunethra Jayaratne Nugawela The Association of Secretaries & Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA) held its 24th Congress at the Gateway Hotel Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, recently, with over 300 national and international delega

The importance of soft skills in today’s workplace

Views - 190 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

By Sanjaya Pinidiya In today’s workforce there is a widespread belief, that personal ‘soft skills’ have become increasingly valued by employers. While earlier it was accepted that organisations traditionally hired employees for their technical

Symposium on ‘Does HR Drive Business or Business Drive HR?’

Views - 27 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

A successful panel discussion hosted by Masters of HRM was held on 23 October at the new auditorium of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies at University of Kelaniya. With the panel discussion theme, ‘Does HR Drive Business or Busi

Prof. J.B. Disanayaka to deliver ‘Shelton Wirasinha Oration’ 2018

Views - 5 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

Wesley College Colombo presents the second annual ‘Shelton Wirasinha Oration’ at 5 p.m. on Saturday 24 November at the auditorium of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) at the BMICH. It will be delivered by Deshamanya Prof. J

Ambassador Azeez assures new DG IOM of Sri Lanka’s continued cooperation

Views - 10 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

Calling on Antonio Vitorino, the new Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, stressed that Sri Lanka’s longstanding

Latest batch of JICA volunteers arrive

Views - 11 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

The latest batch of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka on 11 October. These young Japanese volunteers are here to provide services in their specific fields of expertise. JICA volunteers are sent to developi

High Commissioner congratulates Australia Awards recipients

Views - 4 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:25

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson hosted a reception in Colombo on 8 November to congratulate 36 Sri Lankans who have been offered Australia Awards scholarships to study at Australian universities in 2019. The recipients will undertake Ma

Pathway to membership of CA ANZ available for members of CA Sri Lanka

Views - 4 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:24

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) signed a landmark agreement on Thursday, 8 November to strengthen the scope of CA Sri Lanka members. The agreement wa

Hilton awards team members month-long sabbaticals to thrive and pursue dreams

Views - 32 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:23

Hilton has announced the 10 global winners selected for its annual Thrive Sabbatical 2019. The program awards each winner an all-expenses paid four-week sabbatical to pursue a cause that is closest to their hearts; a stipend of $ 5,000 and a travel c

CA Sri Lanka renews agreement with CPA Australia

Views - 8 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) renewed the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with CPA Australia recently, in an effort to enhance the standing of the members of both accounting bodies. The agreement was signed by

PIM conducts its third Doctoral Colloquium

Views - 7 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, conducted its third Doctoral Colloquium on 24 August. The PIM’s doctoral candidates presented research proposals, and received constructive feedback from an expert p

NIOE repeats Kumar de Silva’s ‘Corporate Etiquette Training’ session following popular demand

Views - 7 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Following popular demand, National Institute of Exports (NIOE), the professional training arm of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), will repeat popular trainer Kumar de Silva’s ‘Corporate Etiquette Training’ session on 28 Nov

L.S. De Silva Memorial Lecture today

Views - 4 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka organised‘L.S. De Silva Memorial Lecture 2018’ was heldon 8November at 5:30 p.m. at The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7. This year’s lecture wa

UGC appoints Nishan Premathiratne as University of Kelaniya Council Member

Views - 263 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:25

Nishan Premathiratne has been nominated by the UGC to the Council of the University of Kelaniya and is one of the Council’s youngest members. The University Grants Commission (UGC) functions as the apex body of the university system in Sri Lanka.

IPM Great HR Quiz 2018 Overall Champions Trophy Winner ‘Dialog Axiata’

Views - 14 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka’s The Great HR Quiz 2018, the only quiz dedicated to the human resource management fraternity to uplift the knowledge and capacity of human resource professionals, concluded on a high note with the team from Dialog Axiata winning the

Change the way you do business to tackle labour abuses big companies told

Views - 13 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:09

London (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Big companies too often offload responsibility for tackling labour abuses onto suppliers, while pushing them to cut corners and demanding a quick turnaround, experts said on Friday, calling for a re-think of globa

Tharindu Ameresekere launches TOFSYM: on public speaking without preparation

Views - 14 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:09

Toastmasters public speaking champion Tharindu Ameresekere launched his first publication TOFSYM - Think on Feet & Speak Your Mind, dedicated to impromptu speaking on 2 November. The event was held at the Mango Tree Lounge amidst a selected group of

CA Sri Lankas APFASL confers CPFA qualification to 89 public sector officials

Views - 12 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:09

In an effort to strengthen the public financial management practices within the country’s public sector, CA Sri Lanka’s Public Sector Wing, the Association of Public Finance Accountants of Sri Lanka (APFASL) recently conferred the Chartered Publi

Ramanie Kunanayagam appointed as new Inspection Panel Member of World Bank

Views - 420 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Ramanie Kunanayagam has been appointed as a member of the Inspection Panel, succeeding Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, whose five-year term expires on 15 December. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced Kunanayagam’s appointment on 29 October

SLIIT celebrates another successful convocation

Views - 10 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

SLIIT, the largest degree awarding institute in Sri Lanka recently celebrated yet another successful convocation with over 300 graduates receiving degrees. The convocation ceremony, held at SLIIT’s campus auditorium in Malabe, presented graduands w

Siddhalepa MD Asoka Hettigoda Chief Guest at PIM Entrepreneur Live 2.0

Views - 20 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Siddhalepa Managing Director Asoka Hettigoda, as Chief Guest at Entrepreneurs Live 2.0 program organised by the Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM) recently, led the team of presenters with his experiences and learning in entrepreneurship, wh

STAX launches Lean implementation and operational transformation services

Views - 12 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

STAX Inc., Sri Lanka’s premier management consulting firm, introduces Lean implementation and operational transformation services to its regional clientele. Through the STAX IDEA framework, regional corporates can work with Stax to lower costs, in

BDO wins ‘Network of the Year’ award by IAB

Views - 7 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:05

BDO is proud to announce that the global organisation has once again been awarded the prestigious ‘Network of the Year’ award by the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB). The award was presented to BDO’s Global CEO, Keith Farlinger, at The D

“Technology will challenge the skills and capability of accountants”: Dinesh Weerakkody

Views - 28 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:05

At the 16th Annual AAT Conference titled Stepping up: Role of interpreter to influencer – The future of Finance on 15 October at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Galadari Colombo, Dinesh Weerakkody Chairman of HNB and the International Chamber of Commerce

IPM Sri Lanka’s Great HR Quiz on 1 November

Views - 24 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:04

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management has organised its popular Great HR Quiz for the fifth consecutive year which will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 1 November at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. This exciting event, the o

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The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018

It is generally said that there are no genuine “Sri Lankan” Brahmins in the island today, and that those Brahmins who officiate as priests in Hindu kovils (temples) are of Indian origin with close ties with Tamil Nadu.

Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Many were surprised on 26 October to see former President Rajapaksa being appointed Prime Minister by the very man who defeated him a couple years ago, at a considerable risk to himself and to those who helped him win the election. Then events beca

The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sri Lanka over the last few weeks has experienced a twin crisis. One is political provoked by its Constitution, and the other economic engendered by its politics. However, this crisis is the combined effect of two previous presidencies, those of J.R.

The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken in the belief that the crisis we face is an opportunity to reject the family kleptocracy of Mahinda R

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