Celebrating dedication, passion and loyalty: Just In Time Group felicitates long-serving staff

Views - 4 Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00

The year was 1996, Sri Lanka won the cricket world cup and emerged as a force to be reckoned with. It was the same year that one man’s vision of branching out and starting an IT company became a reality. Today the company is no longer a single ent

NDB wins CIMA Top Employers Award

Views - 2 Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00

NDB Bank recently won the CIMA Top Employers Award 2020 at the Corporate Partner Launch on 17 January at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo together with the CIMA President’s dinner in presence of CIMA Global President Amal Ratnayake. Additionally, NDB also

EFC HR/IR Forum deliberates on ‘Unconscious Bias’ at workplace

Views - 3 Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00

The first edition of the EFC HR/IR Forum for 2020 powered by Unilever Sri Lanka and Glaxosmithkline Sri Lanka, was held recently on the theme of ‘Diversity and Inclusion- Unconscious Bias’. The keynote address was delivered by Shaweta Pandey, Dir

CIPM SL opens registration for World HR Congress2020 premier people event

Views - 8 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:05

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management – together with the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) and supported by the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) announced that t

Arinma Holdings becomes Great Place to Work certified

Views - 8 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:04

Arinma Holdings was certified as a great workplace recently by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka. The company earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in an anonymous survey conducted by G

A culture built on trust: H-Connect secures Great Place to Work certification

Views - 10 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:04

Sri Lanka’s leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Shared Services experts, H-Connect, was certified as a great workplace today by independent analysts at Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka (GPWSL). The certification was awarded to the company

‘Talk of the month’ by Colombo School of Business & Management

Views - 11 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

Colombo School of Business & Management (CSBM) initiated a corporate knowledge sharing platform in August of 2019 and have found the response of the corporate sector to be very positive. This is known as ‘Talk of the month’ where a corporate ‘c

Accountability: Own it or own up

Views - 185 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

By Imanthi Perera The corporate space can often be a battlefield. A battlefield with missions set and targets lined up, agile and tactical cultures fostered from top downwards, and employees trained and groomed to maneuver their way through to a for

next Sourcing felicitates key employees at ‘Long Service Awards 2019’

Views - 24 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

next Sourcing, a fully-owned subsidiary of the retail clothing and accessory giant next Plc – UK, recognised and rewarded 34 key employees for their extended service to the company at the ‘Long Service Awards 2019’ held at the Shangri-La Hotel,

Training on ‘Business Excellence’

Views - 10 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

A training was recently held on the topic of ‘Business Excellence’ on soft skills that must be acquired to excel in the modern workplace which saw a large gathering of business executives. The training was conducted by Nirmalan Nagendra, a vetera

Things immigration consultants don’t tell you

Views - 20 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

Deciding to migrate? What do individuals have to be prepared with or even wary of? Vrinda Gupta, the Managing Partner of the Vazir Group, a boutique immigration consultancy based in Dubai, UAE, shares some tips. While it is alright for individuals t

PickMe’s Tharindu Kumarage wins scholarship to Arizona State University

Views - 38 Monday, 20 January 2020 03:48

PickMe Consultant Research Engineer Tharindu Kumarage recently received a scholarship to pursue his PhD at the Arizona State University, US (ASU). A talented product of Royal College Colombo, Kumarage was a part of the CSC 13th batch at the Computer

Sri Lankan personality up for international travel scholarship

Views - 11 Monday, 20 January 2020 03:46

A committed Sri Lankan social justice advocate has been shortlisted as a finalist in a worldwide search for the most influential volunteer of 2019. Juanita de Alwis is one of nine finalists for International Volunteer HQ’s (IVHQ) Volunteer of the Y

CIPM panel discussion on ‘Promising Prospects for HR in the Public Sector’

Views - 10 Monday, 20 January 2020 03:44

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management – has organised a half-day panel discussion comprising of leaders in the public administration and human resource management field on ‘Promising Prospects for HR in the Public

Vethanathan Thanushan receives Master Project Manager Certification from AAPM

Views - 128 Monday, 20 January 2020 03:43

Vethanathan Thanushan, CEO of Vethalux Engineering Ltd. and Head of Quantity Surveying at the BCAS Jaffna Campus, recently received the Master Project Manager (MPM) Certification from Colorado, USA based American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)

CA Sri Lanka’s YCAF enhances skills of young CAs

Views - 10 Monday, 20 January 2020 03:31

The Young Chartered Accountants Forum (YCAF) of CA Sri Lanka organised a training program for young members of its fraternity. The training program was the first of its kind conducted in the history of YCAF. The training partner was Che Adventure Par

Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce organises session with Tammy Barton

Views - 102 Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:00

Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC), the premier Chamber dedicated to support the women entrepreneurs and professionals, recently organised a session on ‘Taking your business to the next level’ as part of the monthly networking coff

CIMA to hold 2020 Convocation on 18 January

Views - 95 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Convocation ceremony in Sri Lanka for new exam completers and members will be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 18 January. The event will facilitate re

Dr. Rathnayake speaks on inclusive work organisation strategies at Goa International Centre

Views - 20 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:05

Dr. Samantha Rathnayake, a faculty member and Management Consultant at the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, addressed the ‘International Conferences on Inclusive Work Organisations: Needs, Trends and Po

Mind, matter and managers

Views - 697 Monday, 13 January 2020 08:58

I was very pleased to deliver my first-ever convocation address at the recently concluded convocation of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. In today’s column I have produced the entire text of my speech.

Asha de Vos reflects as Chief Guest at Prize Giving of her alma mater

Views - 25 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

Following are reflections of Asha de Vos Sri Lankan marine biologist, ocean educator and pioneer of blue whale research within the northern Indian Ocean, after she was honoured to be the Chief Guest at the Prize Giving of Ladies College, her alma mat

CA Sri Lanka continues its crusade to ensure gender parity in corporate boardrooms

Views - 14 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) together with the Women Empowerment and Leadership Development Committee continued to give leadership towards ensuring gender parity in Sri Lankan boardrooms.  In its latest initiat

Canada supports women’s rights organisations in Sri Lanka

Views - 26 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka together with the Asia Foundation launched their flagship development initiative in Sri Lanka named ‘Women’s Voice and Leadership’ (WVL). This launch took place on 17 December at the official residence

Hemas Hospitals toasts employee excellence at Annual Awards Night

Views - 15 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:13

Pioneering healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals recognised the immense contribution of its staff cadre at the annual Hemas Hospitals Awards 2018/19, held on 7 November at the Golden Rose hotel in Boralesgamuwa. The event, which was organised by the gr

Hela Clothing recognised as Most Inclusive Employer of the Year in Ethiopia

Views - 40 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:10

Hela Clothing, a global apparel manufacturer with factories across Kenya, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka, was recently awarded the Most Inclusive Employer of the Year by the Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development (ECDD) at the Inclusive Employers Fo

Career guidance – A viable factor in education and TVET sector

Views - 39 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:43

Career guidance and counselling are the most important factors in the education and employment system in any country. Therefore, governments pave the way to enhance career guidance policies and strategies in general education systems as well as post

Seylan Bank staff awarded Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification

Views - 20 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:42

Seylan Bank recently awarded five staff members with the globally recognised Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. These staff members completed an accreditation process which included classroom training and successful delivery of a project to re

Business Excellence training workshop to be held at Mövenpick

Views - 29 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:41

A training on Business Excellence will be conducted at the Mövenpick Hotel on 10 January 2020. The session will cover the areas of time management, good governance, workplace ethics, workplace communications – all aimed at creating cohesive teams

EU facilitates Erasmus+ scholarship opportunities for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Views - 14 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:39

The European Union (EU) organised coaching programs for prospective students and academic staff looking for opportunities to obtain an international master’s degree through Erasmus+. The workshops were conducted at the Sri Lanka Institute of Develo

Three ways to stay on track when your manager is away

Views - 9 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:37 Early on in your career, or even in a new job, it’s natural to look to your manager for guidance on your day-to-day activities. When you’re still learning the ropes, how do you manage your time effectively when your manager i

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Autocatalytic descent from plural democracy to supremacist authoritarianism

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

In a few days, Sri Lanka will celebrate its 72nd year of independence from colonialism. But behind the pomp and pageant of that celebration is a sad reality of an autocatalytic process – a small initial event triggering a chain reaction that evolve

Trump destroying brand USA: Implications for Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

There is an old adage that ‘politics and tourism’ has a positive correlation. Many have tried to disprove this aspect but the relationship is coming out very strongly, the latest case study to the world being in the United States. Trump cost $4.

Freedom! Freedom! Where art thou?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Freedom: who could object? Yet this word is now used to justify a thousand forms of exploitation. In the name of freedom – the freedom of the powerful to exploit the weak, the rich to exploit the poor. The definition of freedom is, the condition of

Development project information: Public expectations and their right to know

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Infrastructure development will be at the centre-stage during the next five years, irrespective of which mainstream political party will be in power. This writer has previously had articles published in the Daily FT on building regulations, infrastr

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