Sajith Wickramaarachchi joins LAUGFS as Director/Chief Human Resources Officer

Views - 26 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

LAUGFS Holdings, the diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate, recently appointed Sajith Wickramaarachchi as the Director/Chief Human Resources Officer to steer the Group HR function. Sajith joined LAUGFS Holdings from Ceylon Biscuits Limited, where he h

Distinguished senior alumni felicitated at 36th AGM of University of Colombo Alumni Association

Views - 14 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The 36th Annual General Meetingof the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held recently at the Senate Hall, College House, University of Colombo at which a charming felicitation ceremony was conducted to recognise and felicitate seven

CPM Regional Management Conference on ‘Delivering Winnovative Business Strategies’ on 4-5 September

Views - 31 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:08

The country’s foremost management event, CPM Regional Management Conference 2018 (CRMC 2018), organised by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM Sri Lanka), will take place from 4-5 September at The Kingsbury, Colombo.

Psychological impact of the era of digital disruption at CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018

Views - 151 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:08

CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018, the annual flagship event organised by CIMA Sri Lanka, will unfold on the 28 & 29 August at Shangri La Colombo, under the theme ‘From insight to impact: unlocking opportunities’. The inauguration will be hel

Stakeholder workshop on gender analysis in economics

Views - 12 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:07

In recognition of the knowledge, training and research needs for gender-aware policy making, the University of Peradeniya Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences is preparing to offer two postgraduate courses that focus on a gender-s

Prof. Paul Mather to address CPD seminar on digital innovation and future of accounting

Views - 15 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar on ‘Digital Innovation and the Future of Accounting’, jointly organised by the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo and the Institute of Certified M

COYLE and JETRO launch new health awards to boost productivity

Views - 19 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage The Chamber Of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) is joining hands with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to improve health and wellbeing of employees by launching a new internationally accredited awards scheme to promote p

Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Views - 119 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th

Fifth intake for Leadership Academy now on

Views - 18 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi, the consulting partner of Results Based Leadership Organization USA recently concluded the fourth intake for the Leadership Code Based Leadership Academy held over four days at Cinnamon Grand

CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018 on 28-29 August

Views - 194 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka will hold its annual flagship conference, the CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit, on 28 and 29 August, at the Hotel Shangri-La, Colombo.

Unlocking the potential of youth with disabilities by strengthening labour market participation

Views - 103 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

By Kasun Satanarachchi Persons with Disabilities are an integral component of the population. The 2011 census carried out by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) records indicate that 8.7% of the total population are Persons with Disabilitie

Youth4Youth: A safe space for young people

Views - 31 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 - 568 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 - 10 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 - 81 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 - 62 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 - 153 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 - 30 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 - 152 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 - 9 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 - 49 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 - 33 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 - 26 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 - 24 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 - 583 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 - 77 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 - 18 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 - 80 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 - 90 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 - 48 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

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Accessibility at buildings and places – Indispensable need to enjoy civil rights

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Have you not yet realised that the chances are now very high that at any stage or any moment in life, for a short time or for a long time, for different reasons, you or your loved ones could experience physical and/or sensory impediments, and fall in

Over-tourism: The new buzz word in tourism

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Periodically the tourism industry is in the habit of coming up with some interesting name to describe a new emerging trend or situation in the industry. Sometimes the phenomena is not new, but has become relevant and topical enough to ‘package’ a

Depreciation of the rupee and Sri Lanka’s dilemma

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The rupee depreciated by Rs. 29 from 2005 to 2014 and the average year-on-year depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee was 2.8% per year. Official foreign reserves increased from $ 2.7 billion to $ 8.2 billion over the same period. In stark contrast, th

Laurels of ‘Living Together’: Refreshing reflections

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about

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