Grow before you know

Views - 23 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:04

Women in Management will introduce its first strategically designed mentoring program for middle managers and senior supervisors on 17 and 18 November in Colombo. The objective of this introduction will be to fill the vacuum of not having enough comp

Key corporate leaders deliberate on digitalisation and automation at EFC Symposium

Views - 24 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:03

The 2018 edition of the annual symposium of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) will unfold on 2 November at Hotel Galadari under the banner ‘Shaping the Future of Work’. The symposium will have a discourse on ‘Impact of Digitalisation

CCC nurtures practical leadership skills through two-day workshop

Views - 16 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

There is a serious lack of leadership training geared to sustaining the success of our organisations in increasingly turbulent local and global markets. As a result, the vast corporate resources and the rich human capital found in our country are not

IPM Sri Lanka delegation attends India NatCon 2018

Views - 22 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, announced that an eight-member delegation comprising IPM Sri Lanka Executive Council members and IPM members attended the prestigious NatCon Conference organised by the National Insti

ISMM celebrates 46th anniversary tomorrow

Views - 37 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

The Institute of Supply and Materials Management, the pioneer supply chain education institute established in 1972 celebrates its 46th anniversary on 23 October.

IPMA-HR Alumni Group formed in Sri Lanka

Views - 380 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) announces the establishment of an IPMA-HR Alumni Group in Sri Lanka.

Future competencies for Sri Lankans: Rhetoric and reality

Views - 562 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

I was humbly happy to be the first Sri Lankan to speak at Fiji Annual HR Convention. It gave me a wonderful opportunity to meet warm people of another island nation. With booming tourism and bountiful natural resources, it appears as one of the most

Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards gains momentum

Views - 64 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), presents the very first ‘Sri Lanka Corporate Health & Productivity Awards’ to be held in February 2019. Through this effort, COYL

A well-written and thoroughly researched definitive treatise on the subject

Views - 540 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Reviewed by Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria I consider it aprivilege and pleasure to review this book.My only regret is the delay in doing so. This book was launched at a very large and well attended gathering at the BMICH Colombo on 26July. The Chief Guest

Thales appoints new talent to drive growth in South East Asia

Views - 26 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

The South East Asia is a region that is ripe for development. The region’s combined GDP per capita increased multifold from $122 in 1976 to $4,021 in 2017. With the amount of natural and human capital that South East Asia possesses, expectations fo

CIMA Student Development Committee launches L.E.A.P.

Views - 135 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:04

The CIMA Student Development Committee of the CIMA Sri Lanka Network Panel recently launched L.E.A.P. (Leadership Engagement for Aspiring Professionals), a unique mentoring program for CIMA students. The first of its kind, L.E.A.P.aims to connect ex

IPM Sri Lanka conducts MDP to raise the bar for management professionals

Views - 38 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:03

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, has organised a Management Development Program (MDP) for senior management staff of private and public sector companies. The MDP has been specially designed to impart modern managemen

SLT Human Capital Solutions achieves prestigious ISO 9001:2015 quality certification

Views - 19 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:09

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS) broke new ground recently when it achieved the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification. The award recognises HCS’s record of providing unrivalled total HR solutions, reinforcing its commitment to

Gowri in Top 7 Global Rotary Shaping Future team

Views - 16 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:07

Sri Lankan Gowri Rajan has been picked by Rotary International to be on the ‘seven member elite Shaping Rotary Futures Committee’ to develop the strategy forward based out of Evanston, USA. Rotary that was created by Arch C. Klump ‘To do good i

NDB wins Gold Social Impact Award at ACEF Awards Mumbai

Views - 13 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:06

NDB was felicitated with the Gold Social Impact Award for ‘Best Education Program’ at the seventh ACEF Asian Leadership Awards by the Asian Customer Engagement Forum (ACEF) in Mumbai.

PIM signs MOU with ICC Sri Lanka

Views - 55 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:05

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICC).

AAP to hold 14th Residential Seminar titled ‘Excellent to Exceptional’

Views - 25 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:04

The Academy for Administrative Professionals (AAP) is in full swing to host its 14th consecutive Residential Seminar from 26-28 October at Hotel Sigiriya Village.

Rushanudeen at World Federation of United Nations Associations

Views - 238 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:03

United Nations Associations of Sri Lanka Deputy Executive Chairman Dr. M.M.M. Rushanudeen will leave tomorrow to participate at the 42nd World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) Plenary Assembly and 3rd Global Youth Forum from 17 to 21

Fast track route to business success with CIMA qualification

Views - 17 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:02

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), empowers professionals pursuing the qualification the ability to achieve sustainable success in their careers.

Two Sri Lankans to receive Awards of Excellence today in London

Views - 32 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

By E. Weerapperuma  Two Sri Lankan professionals, Engineer Peethamparam Divakaran and Architect Rohan Aluwihare, representing both Sinhala and Tamil major communities, will receive Awards of Excellence for the property development work they had succ

CCC organises 2-day leadership workshop for boosting corporate performance

Views - 27 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

To overcome increasingly complex challenges in a fiercely competitive business world, commercial enterprises need leaders who can retain their staff and inspire them to serve fast-changing market needs better than their competitors. However, sharpeni

Chevron and Ceylon German Tech partner for the 17th consecutive year

Views - 19 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, the leader in the Sri Lankan lubricant market, recently commenced a training program for the 17th consecutive year, on lubricant technology for the final year students of Ceylon-German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI

‘Are You Ready?’ plays major role in providing employment opportunities to undergraduates

Views - 70 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

“Professionalism means consistency of quality,” said Frank Tyger. But someone’s professionalism is not a measurement of his or her educational qualifications. It is a parameter of a person’s long and intensive academic preparation, competency

IPM Sri Lanka delegation participates in Malaysia HR Best Practices Conference

Views - 19 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management nominated a high profile delegation comprising of members of its Executive Council to participate in Malaysia’s National Seminar on HR Best Practices held at the Holiday Villa Hot

BDO says regular health check-ups in businesses better than a post-mortem

Views - 139 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Fraudulent acts and corruption have become increasingly prevalent and have eaten deeply into the fabric of our society.

New improved visa process to Qatar a boon for employee recruitment

Views - 39 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Government of Qatar will soon be simplifying the migrant work visa application process that will expedite visa processing for Sri Lankan migrant workers. This service, which will first be introduced in Sri Lanka and then rolled out in other key

Brandix supports National Occupational Safety & Health Conference for 9th year

Views - 27 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Brandix Group has provided sponsorship supportforthe 2018 National Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Conference of Sri Lanka as a key corporate partner for the ninth year. Organised by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (

PIM conducts a strategy simulation program for senior leaders of BOC

Views - 97 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management, as the nation’s management mentor, continuing its long-standing relationship with the Bank of Ceylon, the bankers to the nation, initiated an advanced course in strategic management through Glo-Bus simulati

NSBM holds Inauguration of Alumni Association and Get-Together 2018

Views - 74 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Inauguration of NSBM Alumni Association and first Annual General Meeting, NSBM Alumni Get-Together followed by dinner and networking and entertainment were held on Friday, 21 September at NSBM Green University Town, Pitipana, Homagama. This event

Unilever tops list of food and drink firms tackling forced labour

Views - 15 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever topped a list on Tuesday ranking how well food and drink companies tackle the risk of forced labour in their supply chains, ahead of Kellogg Company and Coca-Cola. Most of the 38 compani

Today's Columnists

Lasantha, journalists and diplomats

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

We find scarce little to celebrate in a sullied land, marking our days remembering the tragedies that tell our blood-soaked history. In the troubled decades preceding, many, from the highest in the land to average citizens, have met with violent ends

Automation and machine learning: Helping organisations extract deeper value from data

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The world is in the midst of a data explosion. Humans are generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day1, according to Forbes, and more data was created in the past two years than in all of human history. No wonder data now r

SL tourism: From TOM to experience the brand in 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Last week I had just crossed the border that separates Laos from Thailand and was on route via land to Thailand. My mind was on Laos – a country branded globally as ‘Simply Beautiful’ (backed by the ADB in 2018) to attract visitors into the cou

Questionable (or absurd) official report on poverty indicators

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The latest Report issued by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs on ‘Poverty Indicators’ is both questionable and outrageous.1This Ministry is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. Most of the sta

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