FTZ Toastmasters organise session with world champion of public speaking

Views - 81 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

In Dananjaya Hettiarchchi’s session entitled ‘Bring Out The Champ In You’ on 28 October at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hotel Stargazer, Dandugama Thotupola, Ja-Ela, he is going to share important communication and leadership lessons to help you achieve

Hashan Travis Haputhanthri ignites Kenpark Bangladesh

Views - 8 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

Hashan Travis Haputhanthri, business turnaround and human transformational specialist, philosopher, founder of YES Academy, Brand Marketing, Asia’s 1st Brand Philosophy – Travis Brandsology and IGNITE self founded 4th personality of a human recen

Awareness campaign on career opportunities for women migrant returnees and school leavers

Views - 12 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) functions under the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs. NHRDC under the vision of “future ready workforce” conducted an awareness campaign program for the women

Skill gaps: The Achilles heel of Sri Lanka’s education sector

Views - 19 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

As Sri Lanka enters an increasingly competitive international environment with a renewed emphasis on transforming itself into a modern economy, the importance of promoting technological innovations and generating an educated workforce with market ori

NHRDC on better ways of working in the public sector

Views - 57 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council has prepared a report on improving ways of working in the public sector. This has been forwarded to the President and the Prime Minister and responses are awaited to take things forward. The report was

IIMA top management program on ‘Transforming Business Organisations to Achieve Growth’ in Nov.

Views - 13 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) in collaboration with Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) and Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) will be conducting the Top Management Program on the topic

‘Capacity building for service excellence’ program for Lankan public service

Views - 26 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

The Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Public Administration and Management and Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA), in collaboration with Temasek Foundation International and Civil Service College, Singapore, have launched

German Academic Exchange Service opens Information Centre in Colombo

Views - 5 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Germany is the third most popular destination among international students in the world. Over 12% (over 340,000) of all students in Germany are of foreign origin. German universities offer excellent teaching and research, ranking among the best in th

PIM conducts its first ever ‘Entrepreneurs LIVE’

Views - 123 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, conducted its first ever ‘Entrepreneurs LIVE’ to showcase its entrepreneurs on 4 October at PIM.

Institute of Supply and Materials Management’s 45th anniversary celebrations tomorrow

Views - 186 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

The Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) is celebrating its 45th anniversary tomorrow with an international seminar titled ‘Leveraging Supply Chain Management to ensure sustainability’ at the Kingsbury Hotel where eminent local a

MullenLowe Sri Lanka strikes Gold at the Effies yet again

Views - 10 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

MullenLowe Sri Lanka has once again taken home the Gold award in the Foods category at the recently concluded 2016 Effie Awards for its innovative and inspired work on Marmite’s ‘Mealtime Magic’ campaign.

HR experts call upon EFC to become a trendsetter in talent management landscape

Views - 16 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The Global Competitiveness Survey for 2016-17 reveals that, out of 138 countries, Sri Lanka has been ranked 91 in relation to the ability to attract talent compared to Singapore which has been ranked 4 and Malaysia 11.

PLC Group Head of HR Uresh Jayasekara conferred with Asia’s HR Leadership award

Views - 6 Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:12

Sri Lanka’s non-bank finance sector market leader People’s Leasing & Finance PLC’s Human Resources Group Head Uresh Jayasekara was conferred with ‘HR Leadership Award’ at the eighth edition of ‘The Asia’s Best Employer Brand 2017 Awards

Hayleys Plantations emerges as Asia Pacific’s most innovative HR practitioner

Views - 14 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:27

Hayleys Plantations Sector continued to receive international recognition for its pioneering HR practices, having recently been awarded the organisation with The Most Innovative HR Practices at the Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards 2017 for the second

AAT Sri Lanka Passed Finalists’ Certificate Awarding Ceremony 2017 concludes in style

Views - 20 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

The Passed Finalists Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) was held on 7 October at BMICH, Main Hall, Colombo. More than 800 passed finalists of AAT who successfully had completed the

INSEE Cement marks World Standards Day by motivating employees to be smarter

Views - 107 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

The World Standards Day was held across the globe on 14 October as a tribute to the efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the technical agreements that are published as international standards.

Importing labour must be thought through

Views - 78 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody points out that a key factor which the success of Sri Lanka’s economic growth plan hinges on is its availability of skilled and employable workforce to support the

Recruitment interviewing in Sri Lanka: Problems and prospects

Views - 406 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

We conduct interviews to recruit people to organisations. One common myth is that you can sit in an interview panel without any preparation. Some even sarcastically ask, “What is there to learn about interviewing?” It certainly goes beyond common

Dynamism: AAP residential seminar

Views - 16 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Academy for Administrative Professionals is geared to host its annual residential seminar for the 13th consecutive year during 20-22 October, at Mount Heaven Hotel Ella.

NHRDC seminar on good governance and role of public service

Views - 23 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

The National Human Resource Development Council organised a lecture on ‘Good Governance and the Role of the Public Service’ for senior public servants at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Tourism on 4 October.

MTI in Perth to strengthen research ties with UWA

Views - 11 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

MTI CEO Hilmy Cader arrived in Perth to strengthen ties with the University of Western Australia (UWA), with the intention of jointly exploring opportunities in Sri Lanka for research and executive education. UWA, which is ranked 91st in the world, a

ACCA Sri Lanka elects Adrian Perera as President for year 2017/2018

Views - 378 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

ACCA’s Annual General Meeting was held recently at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, where Adrian Perera, Director Corporate Affairs at OASIS Hospital Ltd. was re-elected as the chairman member network panel for ACCA Sri Lanka for the year 2017/2018.

Wesley College hosts inaugural Shelton Wirasinha Oration

Views - 34 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

Wesley College Colombo will host the inaugural ‘Shelton Wirasinha Oration’ at 5 p.m. on Thursday 19 October at the College Hall.

EFC-WCIC collaboration bids for labour reforms to enhance female participation at work

Views - 12 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

The women participation in the workplace is painfully low in Sri Lanka. According to the ILO statistics (2015) while the employment rate of men in proportion to the population is 72.46%, it is only 32.46% for women

Sri Lanka-China Journalists’ Forum President Nalin Aponso felicitated

Views - 7 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

President of the Sri Lanka-China Journalists’ Forum (SLCJF), Nalin Aponso was felicitated and awarded for his services in promoting inter-personal solidarity between Sri Lanka and China.

Graduating batch of Fairfirst Leadership Program 2017

Views - 124 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

The first batch of the Fairfirst Leadership Program (FLP) recently completed their 12 week leadership program. It officially commenced in June 2017

Women in developed countries more educated than men, but still earn less: OECD

Views - 5 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

London (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Women in developed countries are now more educated than men, yet they still earn less, are poorly represented in politics, and less likely to join the top ranks in business or become an entrepreneur, a global thin

Train the Trainer program for persons with disability

Views - 36 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

The ‘Train the Trainer Program’ to empower persons with disability was held from 20 to 22 September for private sector institutions

Oracle makes HR technology more powerful, smart and easy to use

Views - 33 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

San Francisco: Oracle yesterday announced new additions to the Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud portfolio

Sri Lanka Federation of University Women AGM on 14 October

Views - 5 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) will hold its AGM on 14 October at its headquarters located at 96/25, Kitulwatte Road, Colombo 08.

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Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.

Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.

The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000

Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.

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