CIPM Great HR Charity Walk for worthy cause

Views - 49 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management has organised the Great HR Charity Walk & Carnival on 26 January from CIPM Sri Lanka Head Office at ‘HR House’ in Polhengoda, Colombo 5 to Campbell Park in Borella. The Great H

AI and Machine Learning for high business impact: Linear Squared joins CIMA as knowledge partner

Views - 146 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, (CIMA), the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants recently joined hands with Linear Squared, pioneers in AI-driven business solutions in Sri Lanka to bring togethe

SLT Training Centre and students recognised at City & Guilds Learning Excellence Awards 2018

Views - 36 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Training Centre, the training arm of the national ICT solutions provider in the country, affiliated with City & Guilds UK, together with several of its lecturers and students were recognised at the inaugural City & Guilds Lear

CMA Graduation 2018 grants awards to Certified Hospitality Finance and Management Accountants

Views - 83 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

The Certified Hospitality Finance and Management Accountants (CHFMA) a professional program jointly conducted by CMA Sri Lanka (Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka) and SLITHM (Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Managemen

Next Step ’19 aids youth in professional development

Views - 55 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Earning a degree isn’t the end of the education process. In order to become more proficient at their jobs after graduating, career-minded individuals should assist the guidance of experts who could navigate them through education, training and in p

Cranfield University School of Management Prof. Bourne to inaugurate FITIS Business Leaders Forum

Views - 19 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

The FITIS Business Leaders Forum, organised by the apex body of the ICT industry, the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), will be inaugurated on 23 January at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute at 5.30 pm, under the patron

Gender parity within organisations established with EDGE Gender Certification

Views - 38 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Gender parity often refers to equal treatment or perceptions of individuals regardless of their gender. The issue of gender disparity, especially in the workplace in Sri Lankan institutions, has been a long-standing problem for those who are attempti

Fortude and Sandbox create Sri Lanka’s largest sand sculpture on record

Views - 24 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Fortude, a global technology solutions provider, in collaboration with Sandbox Consultancy, recently embarked on a team building initiative to create Sri Lanka’s largest documented sand sculpture. The structure was built by Fortude employees and la

Heritage conducts high-octane in-house training program

Views - 19 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Heritage Expediciones recently concluded a high-octane in-house training program for their staff, conducted by Farill Farook, trainer par excellence. Armed with a load of credentials to his credit, Farill certainly kept the staff literally on their f

CIPM Sri Lanka enhances solution offerings in corporate training and consultancy

Views - 29 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management rolled out a range of solution offerings in the vital area of corporate training and consultancy to inculcate a learning culture, encourage global intellectual thinking while adding v

Expolanka excels in continuous training

Views - 635 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

As business grows markets expand and consumers demand more. Skills and knowledge are identified as two key elements by Expolanka Freight group to gain the advantage of speed and quality in logistics to service clients in the competitive fields of exp

Public Officers visit Bank Indonesia with PIM

Views - 40 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) conducted its fifth international management program in Indonesia with its number one ranked university, Universitas Gadjah Mada (MMUGM). The program revolved around ‘Strategic Management’. The part

Kuwaiti female well-achievers visit sites in Sri Lanka capital

Views - 38 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

KUNA: The group of “Be Among the Excellent” female well-achievers journey, organised by Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), have arrived in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo and already visited some of the nation’s iconic sites. The

Hashan Haputhanthri conferred ‘Deshamanya’ title

Views - 28 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

Marketing and brand specialist Hashan Haputhanthri has been awarded the ‘Deshamanya’ title for the imminent service he rendered to the marketing, sales and brand management education in Sri Lanka. His service to the education sector by offering

Workshop on ‘Personal Branding for a Lifetime of Success’

Views - 29 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:00

Acclivity Training is pleased to announce a half-day workshop on ‘Personal Branding for a Lifetime of Success’ on 30 January at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo. This program will show you how to build your personal brand which will result in a lifeti

Dr. Dinusha Weerawardane appointed to ACCA’s Council

Views - 46 Wednesday, 9 January 2019 12:00

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) confirmed that ACCA member Dinusha Weerawardane has been appointed to ACCA’s global Council. With 36 elected members from all over the world, the council is the governing body of ACCA and a

PIM’s international program in Thailand develops public administrators

Views - 48 Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management’s (PIM) sought-after international program on management for Sri Lankan public administrators was conducted again jointly with the Kasetsart University, Bangkok, one of the top five universities in Thailand,

CMA Sri Lanka signs Membership Pathway Agreement with CPA Australia

Views - 33 Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:00

CMA Sri Lanka, the national professional management accounting body in Sri Lanka incorporated by Act of Parliament No. 23 of 2009, signed a Membership Pathway Agreement (MPA) with CPA Australia, a leading professional accounting body in Australia at

CIPM Sri Lanka facilitates experiential learning program for People’s Insurance

Views - 60 Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in Human Resource Management rolled out a series of outdoor experiential learning programs on team building for the management and executive staff of People’s Insurance PLC recently. These workshops were des

Distinguished SLIIT alumnus Mohan Chathuranga shines as PwC Employee of the Year

Views - 32 Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:00

Distinguished and multi-talented Mohan Chathuranga, Alumni President from SLIIT, the nation’s largest degree awarding institute was honoured as ‘Employee of the Year’ at the recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) CEO Awards. Chathuranga has held

Offices grow ‘brains’ as companies seek to attract smarter workers

Views - 23 Monday, 7 January 2019 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters): Employees will not need a key to get into the office of the future when it opens in Berlin this year, featuring ample meeting space, plenty of copy machines always stocked with paper along with high-quality air processed to maximise

PIM’s Enhanced Strategic Application of EDPs: ACSM through Glo-Bus Simulation

Views - 38 Monday, 7 January 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), as the nation’s management mentor, has been in the forefront in breeding thought leaders with character and competence. The Institute’s Executive Development Programmes (EDPs) grown and developed sp

WIM Awards Canada 2019 – Talk of the town in Canada amongst people of SL origin living there

Views - 214 Monday, 7 January 2019 00:00

Women in Management Sri Lanka (WIM), is committed to empower Sri Lankan career women and women entrepreneurs by providing them with guidance to leadership through furthering their skills and knowledge. Further, it inspires them to achieve their busin

Professor Michael Bourne, leader in Corporate Performance’, of Cranfield University, UK, visits Sri

Views - 48 Monday, 7 January 2019 00:00

Professor Michael Bourne, an expert on Business Performance from Cranfield University and Director of the Centre for Business Performance Pippa Bourne will be in Sri Lanka to conduct a two-day program on 22 and 23 January. Professor Bourne will be t

Continuous Professional Development Programs organised by IIESL

Views - 63 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

IIESL has initiated Continuous Professional Development Programs in order to enhance the knowledge and skills of its Associate Members, and also to upgrade the professional standards of NCT certificate holders who are willing to join IIESL as Associa

Gamini Obeysekara wins Janabhimani Honorary Award 2018

Views - 29 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

The Janabhimani 2018 Honorary Awards Ceremony, organized by the All Island Independent Journalists Organisation, was held on 11 December at Jasmine Hall, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Gamini Obeysekara was awarded the Janabhima

CMA Sri Lanka Speech Craft ninth batch excel in Fast Track Completion

Views - 42 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka’s (CMA) relentless pursuit to equip professional accountants with communication and leadership skills had another twist to the ninth batch, under the guidance of Founder President Profe

DFCC Bank awards internships to 6 successful Samata English students

Views - 37 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

DFCC Bank is giving rise to a group of confident youth by imparting proficiency in spoken English, thereby enhancing their career prospects through its Samata English CSR program. More importantly, the bank extends internship opportunities for the to

CAs must strengthen their emotional intelligence: CA Sri Lanka Training Partners Forum

Views - 106 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

Over 100 Supervising Members came together at the annual Training Partners Forum organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). At the forum, the need to inculcate aspiring Chartered Accountants with professional sk

Employer-supported childcare brings substantial benefits for child, business and economy: IFC Report

Views - 150 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

‘Tackling childcare: The business case of employer-supported childcare in Sri Lanka’, a report produced by IFC-led and DFAT-supported Women in Work, in collaboration with UNICEF Sri Lanka, was launched in Colombo recently. The report reaches out

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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

Trial by fire is not a new ordeal to Christian community. It predates Notre Dame and Nazism by millennia. In fact, a decade or so before Nero torched believers to light Roman avenues, Jewish religious leaders put Jesus-followers to the test as the Ch

Wounding the social psyche

Friday, 19 April 2019

In this article, I intend to discuss the serious wounds inflicted on the psyche of Sri Lankan society, which have not received adequate attention, but need immediate cure, for they might develop into a dangerous cancer if not treated without further

What 5G could be to Game of Thrones (and vice versa)

Friday, 19 April 2019

We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated 5G applications for the first time in South Asia. 5G will be commercially available

On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q

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