J’pura Uni to build academic and research partnerships with Australian universities

Views - 30 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

A high-profile academic delegation from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP) visited Canberra on 16-19 December, to explore opportunities for mutually beneficial collaborative academic and research partnerships with leading Australian univer

SLIIT raises benchmark on graduate employability

Views - 43 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) actively works with the private sector to fine-tune curricula to improve graduate employability, resulting in over 93% of degree-holders finding jobs within s

MTI’s Strategy Retreat for South Asian Team in Dhaka

Views - 12 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

A select team of MTI consultants and analysts from Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan met in Dhaka this week for their Strategy Retreat that focused on their business growth plans, while also being hands-on involved in a major regional re-strate

CIPM Sri Lanka conducts seasonal program for corporate staff

Views - 21 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management conducted its popular Smart Corporate program in December as part of its seasonal activities. This specifically targeted the supervisory staff and aspiring managers, and is one of

CNCI’s seminar on ‘Essential Labour Laws’ with new changes on 17 Dec.

Views - 15 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), the voice of industry in the country, has scheduled a full day seminar on ‘Essential Labour Laws’ with new changes focusing the private as well as public sector employees to be conducted on 17 Dec

Talal Rafi to represent Sri Lanka at WBAF World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey

Views - 221 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lankan entrepreneur and consultant Talal Rafi will be Sri Lanka’s representative to the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) and will also be representing Sri Lanka at the WBAF World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2020 as wel

CIPM 4th Supervisory Development Program inculcates key traits

Views - 12 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management conducted an innovative Supervisory Development Programme (SDP) to inculcate key personal, supervisory and management traits which are essential to influence individual and corpora

Creed of breeding leaders: Reflections on ‘Mind Before Action’

Views - 843 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

The new shift of the national leadership has ignited a ray of optimism of what Sri Lanka can become with its untapped talent. As Peter Drucker said, there are not good or bad institutions, but either well-managed or ill-managed ones. This is relevant

Extraordinary leaders honoured at Fonterra Infinity Awards 2019

Views - 21 Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:00

‘Agility is all the rage’ in today’s workforce, according to Leo Tilman and Charles Jacoby, authors of ‘Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption’. “As the Fourth Industrial Revolution barrels for

Safiullah Rashath Ahamed receives ‘Chartered Human Resources Analyst’ certification from GAFM

Views - 147 Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:00

Safiullah Rashath Ahamed recently received ‘Chartered Human Resources Analyst’ certification from the Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM) at a function held recently at Hilton Colombo. Having obtained his Master’s degree in Human Re

TVET sector transformation vital to address Lanka’s workforce shortage: Ernst & Young

Views - 82 Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:00

Considering the 15-24 age group, youth unemployment is a well-known obstacle in Sri Lanka with a rate of 18.5% in 2017 exceeding the global rate of 13%. The youth unemployment rate is four times higher than the overall unemployment rate, and 50% of t

Education: An integral part of entrepreneurship development

Views - 520 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

Governments across the world have recognised the importance of State intervention to encourage private sector innovation towards strengthening entrepreneurships in order to capitalise on comparative and competitive advantages. The main pillar of entr

StrEdge paves the way for operational excellence

Views - 231 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

A unique training program under the banner ‘Champion in Managing Operations’ by StrEdge was recently held at the Galadari Hotel. The training which was open to corporates and SMEs was a successful ‘all sold out’ event which entailed a 94%

“Let them fly, don’t clip their wings”

Views - 103 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

“Let them shine don’t bring them down See them smile when they hear the song Give them hope and let everyone know” Ridma’s perfect combination of voice and melody resonate hope.   “Child labour needs to be eradicated completely so that ch

Sri Lankan-born businessman conferred Honorary Doctorate by Malaysia

Views - 17 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

Amist University of Malaysia has honoured Lycamobile and Lyca Group of Companies Chairman Allirajah Subhaskaran with the honorary Doctorate degree. This special doctorate degree is dedicated to establishing and operating the flagship Lyca Company i

Unilever Sri Lanka hosts Sparks 2019: empowering Youth Ambassadors across Sri Lanka

Views - 12 Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:00

With a strong desire to create a platform that nurtures youth ambassadors from all corners of the country, Unilever Sri Lanka recently steered the Youth Forum for the sixth consecutive year. Youth Forum is an annually held seminar organised and imple

DIMO Academy for Technical Skills holds graduation for 2019

Views - 26 Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:00

The 28th graduation ceremony of the DIMO Academy for Technical Skills (DATS) was held recently at the company’s state of the art Mercedes-Benz centre, DIMO 800. Thirty-one graduates from both Colombo and Jaffna Academies graduated at the event. The

SLIIT holds 2020 inauguration ceremony to welcome new students embarking on academic journey

Views - 34 Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:00

SLIIT, the pioneering and largest degree awarding Institute in Sri Lanka, recently held its 2020 inauguration ceremony for the new intake of students as they begin another important academic chapter in their lives. The ceremony was held at the Main A

MUFG awards scholarships to University of Colombo students

Views - 31 Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:00

MUFG Bank, the commercial banking entity of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has awarded scholarships to 17 undergraduates from the University of Colombo. The scholarships, worth $ 5,100 each, were awarded to students by MUFG Colombo Representative O

Carbon Consulting CEO selected for Harvard program

Views - 16 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:41

Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a program on ‘Executive Education for Sustainable Leadership’ and selected Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) CEO/Director Sanith de Silva Wijeyeratne as one of a small group of glob

Focus and constant learning creates success beyond your job role: Ashani Jayasinghe-Dabare

Views - 83 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:41

Ashani shares that “a clear focus, propels success in your career and life”. Ashani from a young age has always been highly ambitious, making a promise to herself to hold a CEO position by the time she reached 30 years of age. Today, Ashani hold

Rohantha Athukorala wins ‘Mahatma Gandhi Leadership Excellence Award 2019’

Views - 38 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:39

Respected business professional Dr. Rohantha Athukorala, who heads the top Regional Artificial Intelligence (AI) company for perception management Clootrack in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Pakistan, was awarded the ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ Leadership Excellen

EFC-ILO partnered Executive Diploma holds inaugural awards ceremony

Views - 27 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:22

The inaugural batch of the Executive Diploma in Employment Relations which is a collaborative venture between the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and the International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) recei

5 lessons from the elections for the workplace

Views - 45 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:21

The 2019 Presidential Elections played host to a record number of campaigns by the 35 candidates, covering a wide spectrum of ideologies and mandates. Regardless of how we may choose to perceive these, it is by far one of the best learning platforms

Third Space Global breaks down geographical barriers with ‘work-from-home’ opportunities in Kandy

Views - 57 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:19

Leading British online tutoring company, Third Space Learning, is expanding its business operations and reach in Sri Lanka through its fully-owned and BOI-approved Sri Lankan subsidiary, Third Space Global Ltd. At a conference held at Hotel Suisse i

CIPM delegation led by President Dhammika in Manchester for CIPD UK Annual Conference

Views - 13 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:18

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, was invited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD UK) to send a high-level delegation to participate in its 2019 Annual Conference and exhibition themed ‘Ra

Unilever Sri Lanka signs MoU with University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Views - 31 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:15

In line with its notable objective of nurturing and empowering a generation of future corporate leaders, Unilever Sri Lanka recently signed an MoU with the Marketing Department of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The newly formed synergy will r

HIP and NAITA partner to skill up Hambantota youth

Views - 17 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:13

The Hambantota International Port (HIP) entered into a partnership with the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), to provide training programs for youth in areas adjacent to the port. The program has been developed with a vie

SLIIT 21st Convocation celebrates achievements of more than 370 new graduates

Views - 35 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:11

Sri Lanka’s premier higher education institute SLIIT held its 21st annual Convocation ceremony at SLIIT Campus Malabe, honouring the achievements of more than 370 new graduates. The Chief Guest for the first session was High Commissioner of Canada

HUAWEI ‘Seeds for the Future’ 4th batch of Sri Lankan students leave for China

Views - 79 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 00:10

Huawei Seeds For the Future 2019 was launched at Huawei Sri Lanka CSIC with the fourth batch of Sri Lankan university students leaving for their study trip on culture and ICT in China on 30 November 2019. By working intensively with the Sri Lankan Go

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Strategies towards the vision of ‘Clean Country – Green Environment’

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Sri Lanka is a small island in South Asia. In early times, it was named the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. But what is happening to the pearl now? As a result of urbanisation and increase of population, environmental issues related to solid waste are inc

Has Sri Lanka really understood India’s economic potential?

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

India, a land with a diverse culture and heritage, is no doubt the centre of the South Asia that can take rest of the countries surrounding it to greater economic prosperity within the next few decades. This article is not a technical analysis of Ind

A challenge for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa: The societal, economic and political debt

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The challenges before President Rajapaksa in balancing and striving towards balancing the societal, economic and political balance sheets is enormous. Although shown separately, these three are interconnected and interdependent, therefore requiring a

Gota’s ‘Viyathmaga’ to the future

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Any critical assessment of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must take into consideration the salient characteristics that make him stand out from the run-of-the-mill politicians who had occupied the peaks of power.

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