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Youth4Youth: A safe space for young people

Views - 37 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

DIGANA: To celebrate International Youth Day in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted its fourth Youth4Youth symposium in the Central Province from 12-14 August. This year’s theme for International Youth Day explored the rol


World Economic Forum Global Shapers meet Mayor Rosy to discuss shared vision for Colombo

Views - 588 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community from the Colombo and Kandy Hubs in Sri Lanka recently met with Colombo’s first female mayor, Rosy Senanayake. The meeting was organised as part of the Global Shapers Community’s “


Prassanna Pathmanathan wins ‘Training Leader of Asia for 2018’ award

Views - 17 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading Corporate Trainer and Ultimma Training Founder/CEO/Lead Trainer Prassanna Pathmanathan won the ‘Training Leader of Asia for 2018’ award at the Asia’s Training and Development Excellence Awards, organised by the World HRD C


LOLC Group extends partnership with University of Colombo Alumni

Views - 89 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

LOLC Group recently entered into a new MOU with the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo, extending its engagement with the University of Colombo Partnership Program for a further year up to 2019. The University Partner Program is an initi


National Sustainability Discourse Hulftsdorp Debates 2018

Views - 71 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

The Hulftsdorp Debating Championship is an annual British Parliamentary style debating tournament organised by the English Literary Association of Sri Lanka Law College, which brings students from universities all around Sri Lanka to compete for the


Inauguration of Association of Professional Coaches

Views - 168 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Association of Professional Coaches was launched on 20 June at IPM member’s lounge with a mission to inspire positive change through professional coaching and to facilitate fellow coaches to continue their journey and to deepen their skills through


Prima sets up $ 2 m scholarship for Sri Lankans to study at Singapore Management University

Views - 46 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Prima Ltd., one of Asia’s pioneer flour millers with a strong international reputation in the food industry, has made an endowed contribution of $ 2 million to set up a new scholarship to motivate outstanding incoming und


Prof. Kobo Inamura speaks on prime values of the Japanese corporate sector

Views - 188 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Japanese expertProfessor Kobo Inamura recently spoke on the ‘Kokutai No Hongi’ method which translates to the harmony and spirit in the cardinal principles of the country’s values and morality. Ministry of Posts and Telec


UL 1st: SriLankan Airlines strengthens employee engagement to drive change

Views - 11 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Spearheading the turnaround efforts of SriLankan Airlines, the HR Division of the Airline has launched a series of employee engagement initiatives which seek to integrate the employees towards the mission of making the National Carrier profitable aga


PIM conducts 10th international management program in Thailand

Views - 58 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:26

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


ACCA Sri Lanka welcomes 93 new members to fraternity

Views - 58 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:22

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Sri Lanka recently held its new member ceremony at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand, to celebrate the achievement of 93 new ACCA members, who have attained the membership milestone during the last


WinFEST Career Concert launched in Sri Lanka

Views - 60 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

A platform for inspiration, insights coupled with entertainment for the youth (ages between of 16-24) to get feel on the formula for success to fast track their careers or succeed in entrepreneurship, WinF


CMA Sri Lanka passed finalists complete workshop series on Speechcraft

Views - 50 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, under the astute leadership of Professor Lakshman R Watawala, successfully completed the workshop series on Speechcraft, honing the skills of communication and leadership. The vision of


EY Sri Lanka charters EY Toastmasters Club

Views - 634 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

Ernst & Young Sri Lanka recently held its inaugural Charter Installation Ceremony of the EY Toastmasters Club, creating a platform for their young professionals in the highest performing teams, to enrich exceptional client servicing skills in the EY


15th Installation of IESL Toastmasters Club

Views - 93 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The 15th President Installation Ceremony of the IESL Toastmasters Club was held recently at Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka Wimalasurendra Auditorium at Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo, with the prese


5 modules, 5 weekends of lectures, one year duration: UWL Executive MBA now in Sri Lanka

Views - 27 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

ANC School of Postgraduate Education, in collaboration with the University of West London (UWL) of the UK, launched the Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the Movenpick Hotel, Colombo on 25 July. This tailor-made program is expected to offer both presti


LNBTI launches BIT degree program

Views - 96 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

Lanka Nippon BizTech Institute (LNBTI) recently launched its Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) External Degree program in partnership with the University of Moratuwa. Explaining the motives behind launching the BIT program LNBTI Deputy Chairma


S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia Old Boys’ Association launches Alumni Web Portal

Views - 99 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The Old Boys’ Association (OBA) of S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia re-launched their website, along with a new Alumni Portal, at the 2018 Batch Heads’ Dinner Ceremony hosted by the Warden, at the College Hall on 3 August. The Chief Guest at the


IDM Nations Campus holds Convocation 2018

Views - 79 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The Convocation 2018 of IDM Nations Campus Lanka was held for the second consecutive time on 19 July. It was a celebration of success for over 500 students who received their award for Postgraduate Diplomas, Degree, Higher National Diploma and Diplom


Applications open for UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships from 6 Aug

Views - 10 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Applications for Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships to study in the UK during the 2019/2020 academic year opened on 6 August.


‘UL 1st’: SriLankan Airlines strengthens employee engagement to drive change

Views - 223 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Spearheading the turnaround efforts of SriLankan Airlines, the HR Division of the Airline has launched a series of employee


Mitra Innovation develops core leadership principles in next generation of leaders

Views - 16 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Mitra Innovation, a UK based technology innovator has recently launched its Future Leaders program to train and enhance


Latest batch of JICA volunteers arrive

Views - 77 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

The latest batch of JICA volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka on 5 July. These young Japanese volunteers are here to provide


DHL Express bags multiple honours at Sri Lanka’s 25 Best Workplaces 2018 by Great Place to Work

Views - 12 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

DHL Express Sri Lanka has bagged a series of prestigious awards at Sri Lanka’s 25 Best Workplaces 2018 Awards Ceremony held recently by Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka.


SLT Human Capital Solutions wins double honours at Best Employer Brand Awards 2018

Views - 44 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS) won ‘CEO of the Year Award’ and ‘Best Service Provider in HR’ achieving unprecedented dual honours at the recent Best Employer Brand Awards 2018. Roshan Kaluarachchi, Chief Executive Officer of SLT Huma


COYLE and JETRO to organise workshop for Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards

Views - 36 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), will organise a free workshop for HR managers and administrational managers of companies engaging in or planning to commence health an


CDB’s Training of Trainers sets foundation for world-class training

Views - 42 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

In its bid to optimise on the company’s human resource potential, Citizen’s Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) crafted a unique talent development initiative by forming a panel of trainers tasked with equipping the CDB Team with progressive t


Sri Lanka needs to refocus migration policy priorities: IPS

Views - 40 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The economic impact of immigration, human trafficking and forced labour, reintegration of migrant workers, debt as a driver of migration, education standards of children left behind by migrants, and health of migrant workers are some of the key areas


Change or perish

Views - 110 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

The society has seen many revolutions. Today we are witnessing what is called the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Thusitha de Silva at University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association helm

Views - 120 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

The MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo held their 21st Annual General Meeting recently at the Hilton Residences,


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Constitutional paradox: There is no such thing called Election Commission

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Our Constitution, which was certified by Parliament on 31 August 1978, has 19 amendments; the First Amendment to the Constitution was certified by the Speaker in the same year on 20 November. By the end of 1988, there had been 14 amendments made to t


‘So Sri Lanka’ – upgrade staff, processes, infrastructure at BIA arrivals to be world’s best!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

24 October, time 12:47 p.m., place – my residence in Colombo My phone buzzes with a WhatsApp message from my old colleague Prasad Fernanado now with Saudi British Bank in Saudi. I am thrilled to see the message ‘Sri Lanka top country for travel i


Qatar crisis: From the Sri Lankans’ point of view

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The aim of this article is to examine the Saudi blockade over Qatar and its impact in the past 17 months on the country. A special focus will be given to the Sri Lankan workers who have been living in Qatar for the past two decades. The reason why th


The reality of Sri Lanka – household end!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Whilst Sri Lanka is debating what is right and wrong on the governance of the country, the Sri Lankan household is falling part due to escalating costs, as per the latest data released by respected research agency Nielsen. For the seventh quarter in


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