Bank of Ceylon wins silver award for Excellence in People Development

Views - 18 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

Bank of Ceylon clinched the silver award at the People Development Awards 2016/17 conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development (SLITAD).

NOLIMIT wins Silver at SLITAD People Development Awards for 3rd consecutive year!

Views - 13 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

NOLIMIT, the leading fashion retail chain in Sri Lanka, was among the 17 companies that won Awards at the prestigious SLITAD People Development Awards 2016/17

Outward-bound Singapore turns 50

Views - 12 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

Outward-bound Singapore (OBS) has celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Pulau Ubin campus with the participation of the Prime Minister of Singapore. During the visit, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had the opportunity to interact with several alumn

Four ways to drive diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

By Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific The global workplace is evolving and women are the next emerging market in the world (Ernst & Young, 2013). The female labour participation rate in Sri Lanka st

PIM’s inaugural EMBAs get flavour of Thailand

Views - 12 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

A batch of students from the first Executive MBA program conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) received their international training at the Kasetsart University, Bangkok, one of Thailand’s top five universities. The program fo

From manger to managers: Serenity of stillness

Views - 507 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

A manager in the little town of Bethlehem became world famous because of Christmas. It is not only a time to relax and refresh, but also to reflect and to reinforce. Despite the overly commercial coverage of Christmas, the true serenity associated wi

Razni Razick wins Junior Chamber International’s coveted Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) award

Views - 86 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Razni Razick was recently recognised for her exceptional social service by the Junior Chamber International, which awarded her the coveted Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP)

CA Sri Lanka, ICCSL sign MoU to promote accounting as preferred career choice among youth

Views - 29 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently joined hands with the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka

N*Able on value creation and sustainability: challenges for HR

Views - 30 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s most prominent technology services companies, N*Able, hosted the recently held HRTalk organised by SLASSCOM on 20 November, with CEO Peter D’Almeida addressing the audience. redefines recruitment in Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Finding the right job is as difficult as finding the right candidate for the job. Sri Lankan jobseekers are struggling and not to mention the hassle undergone by employees.

The EFC HR/IR Forum underscores Workplace Compliance

Views - 29 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

The fourth edition of the EFC HR/IR Forum powered by Unilever Sri Lanka on the theme of ‘Workplace Compliance’ was held last week at the EFC premises.

Nisha Arunatilake appointed Director of Research of IPS

Views - 28 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

Dr. Nisha Arunatilake has been appointed as the Director of Research of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), effective from 1 January 2018.

CMA Sri Lanka Graduation Ceremony 2017 on Friday

Views - 44 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

The Institutes of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, since its inception 17 years ago will be conducting the 14th Graduation Ceremony on 22 December at 9 a.m. at the Kingsbury hotel, Colombo

Education spending needs to increase

Views - 22 Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:00

National Human Resource Development Council Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody and International Chamber of Commerce SL participating at the inauguration ceremony of the third batch of the Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance program at AAT Sri Lanka not

PIM conducts first ever ‘INNOBIZ 2017’

Views - 32 Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:00

Genesis, the business incubator of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, conducted its first ever ‘INNOBIZ 2017’ to showcase 15 final year entrepreneurship skills projects on 9 December at PIM. At the e

Panditha Bandara receives Logohu Award

Views - 25 Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:00

P.M.N. Bandara received the Member of Logohu award from the Governor General of Papua New Guinea Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae at the investiture ceremony held at the Government House.

Introducing productive work methods in the public sector

Views - 56 Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:00

The first full day seminar addressing how Lean methods are to be used in the Public sector was delivered on 14 December at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Institute on Wijerama Road.The National Human Resource and Development Council (NHRDC) chaired by Dinesh

DFCC Bank rewards employees for excellence

Views - 30 Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:00

DFCC Bank held its ‘Rewarding Excellence’ Quarterly Human Resource (HR) Awards recently amidst a strong mood of fellowship and corporate pride. The event was attended by members of the Board, senior management, awardees and staff members.

New program will allow EY people to earn credentials in future-focused skills

Views - 7 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

EY has announced it would introduce a new program that will enable its people to invest in their own careers by earning digital credentials in skills that differentiate them in the market, such as data visualisation, AI, data transformation and infor

181 Brandix associates graduate from Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program

Views - 14 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

A group of 181 Brandix associates recently completed Gap Inc.’s Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program for female workers in the apparel industry.

IPM Sri Lanka crowned Overall Winner Educational Service Category at NBEA 2017

Views - 66 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management, achieved the pinnacle of excellence when it was crowned as the Winner at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2017 in the Educational Services Sector at a glittering awar

MTI insights on employee engagement at Euro-Conference in Spain

Views - 24 Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00

MTI’s HR Thought Leadership Team, led by Darshan Singh, was selected by the CMAE European Conference in Spain, to share learnings and research findings to 135 leaders and managers from 23 countries around the world.

EFC’s Employers’ Network on Disability celebrates 2017 ICT graduation

Views - 67 Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00

Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Director General Kanishka Weerasinghe, while speaking about sustainable enterprises, underscored the importance of leaving “no one in society” behind.

Excellence as essence: Reaping the richness of resourcefulness

Views - 227 Monday, 11 December 2017 00:00

An annual convocation is an event to remember the social obligation we have in order to produce leaders of the right calibre to the nation.

AAT Sri Lanka awarded Full Membership of IFAC

Views - 45 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:31

At the 40th Annual Council meeting of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), held from 14-16 November in Brussels, Belgium, the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) was admitted as a Full Member of the feder

PIM extends services to tri forces in conducting tailored program on leadership and management

Views - 21 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:01

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), as the nation’s management mentor extended its services to the tri forces in conducting a tailored program on leadership and management recently. 30 senior officers representing army, navy and airforc

Hayleys Team shines at regional awards for leadership and HR innovation

Views - 11 Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:00

Hayleys continued to secure international recognition for its pioneering HR practices, and outstanding leadership with its management team having recently been awarded with The Most Innovative HR Practices at the Asia

IPM Sri Lanka President leads IPM team to CIPD HR Conference and Exhibition, UK

Views - 17 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka President Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri together with a team of HR professionals represented IPM Sri Lanka at the 70th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK recently. Aptly themed ‘Embracing t

Richard Pieris Chairman Dr. Yaddehige conferred honorary doctorate by University of Kelaniya

Views - 66 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

Richard Pieris and Company Plc Chairman Dr. Sena Yaddehige was conferred an honorary doctorate by the University of Kelaniya in a recent ceremony held at the BMICH. The ceremony was graced by many senior delegates. The honorary doctorate was awarded

University of Colombo confers LL.D Honoris Causa to Kanag-Isvaran

Views - 119 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

The University of Colombo last week conferred the Doctorate in Law (Honoris Causa) – LLD (Honouris Causa) to K. Kanag-Isvaran, PC. Following is the citation delivered by Dean Faculty of Law over the conferment:

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Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.

MS-RW Unity Govt. must stay united for the sake of the country

Friday, 19 January 2018

A few days after the Unity Government celebrated its third anniversary, President Maithripala Sirisena asked the Supreme Court: “Whether

The joy of books! Cuddling up with a wish to explore

Thursday, 18 January 2018

I walked into a small communication shop to discover that you can buy almost anything from rubber seeds and tree leaves to bird feathers to support a student attending a school. I noted that all leaves are properly and accurately (hopefully!) identif

Wake up, drifting mega infrastructure development professionals!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Infrastructure investment is a key driver of a stronger and productive economy. Stakeholders, especially the public and the international funding agencies, demand greater transparency and scrutiny on infrastructure decision as the Government spend th

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