Women in Logistics: SAGT’s quiet achiever – Dhashma Karunaratne

Views - 500 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:05

Dhashma Karunaratne is the Commercial and Marketing Manager at South Asia Gateway Terminals, better known as SAGT. In this role she contributes to the overarching Commercial and Marketing strategy and is accountable for tactical execution to ach

Campaign Asia names Selonica Perumal in its ‘Top 40 Women in Asia to Watch

Views - 83 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:05

Publicis Director Selonica Perumal has been named as one of the Top 40 Women to Watch by Campaign Asia.  Perumal joins an elite group of professional women in the marketing communications industry in Asia Pacific who were selected because t

David Pieris Group hosts workshop for women entrepreneurs

Views - 80 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:05

A workshop on the development of women entrepreneurs was successfully conducted recently at the David Pieris Motor Company Ltd. auditorium in Bandaragama with the participation of over 80 women entrepreneurs who run small and medium scale enterpri

SLT Head of HR wins Top 50 Professional & Career Women Gold Award for Leadership Excellence

Views - 77 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:05

Indrani Hissalle, Chief Human Resources Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, was laurelled with the Top 50 Professional & Career Women Gold Award 2017 for Leadership Excellence in Human Resources in Colombo recently. Chief Human Resources

Mastercard and Educate Lanka make education and employment opportunities more accessible to underpri

Views - 303 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

Mastercard has joined hands with Educate Lanka to empower Sri Lanka’s young women as part of its “Doing Well, Doing Good” initiative. As part of the collaboration, Mastercard will fund a scholarship programme as well as a skills

FCCISL partners SL-Australia Skills Development Fund

Views - 262 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FFCISL) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Scope Global, managing contractor for the implementation of the Skills for Inclusive Growth Program in Sri Lanka at the launch o

CBB, British Council and HSBC award Cambridge qualifications to 200 English teachers

Views - 241 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

The annual Council for Business with Britain (CBB) project English awards ceremony was held recently at the Ministry of Education.  At the event 207 teachers across Sri Lanka were awarded the University of Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test

Australian gender equality advocate discusses ‘Male Champions of Change’ with alumni

Views - 317 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

One of Australia’s leading gender equality advocates, Elizabeth Broderick, Special Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Women on Private Sector Engagement and former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, addressed an audience of ove

‘Shoot for the Stars’ conference inspires SLIIT business students

Views - 235 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

The Faculty of Business students’ society of SLIIT recently organised the Business Management Student Conference for the 11th consecutive year. Aimed at guiding the students in the business management faculty to become future leaders in toda

First ever MBA in Taxation batch of PIM get international training in Thailand

Views - 510 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:08

A batch of students from the first ever MBA in Taxation (MBAT) in Asia of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) received their international training at the Kasetsart University, Bangkok, one of the top five universities in Thailand. Th

PIM unveils Professor Uditha Liyanage Memorial Library

Views - 434 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:08

The naming of the library of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) as the Professor Uditha Liyanage Memorial Library took place on 16 August as part of the second-year commemorative event for the late professor.   As conceptualised b

Lanka IOC Plc gets Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Award

Views - 402 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:06

The World HRD Congress conferred the ‘Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Award’ on Lanka IOC Plc at a glittering function held at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo recently.  Senior Vice President (RS&HR) Siddharth Agarwal collected the

Eran Wickramaratne: Are Sri Lankan universities geared for the future

Views - 954 Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Rajeev Amarasuriya continues as Alumni President  State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramratne posed the question: Are Sri Lankan universities geared for the future in 20 years; whilst the future is hard to

SLAAPS holds 23rd Annual Residential Seminar and Workshop

Views - 464 Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:30

The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries concluded its 23rd Annual Residential Seminar and Workshop themed ‘Be Outstanding, Uncover the Leader in You’ on a very successful note at Amaya Beach Hotel, Pass

Sam Perera awarded Presidential Award for contribution to engineering

Views - 481 Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:22

on behalf of the Trustee Board of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK, awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Meritorious Services to the Institution and Engineering to Southern Asia regional Chairman Eng. Sam Perera recently at the

‘Unlocking Sri Lankan Skilled Labour for the Future’: Report from a Harvard graduate

Views - 470 Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:01

An intern of the Policy Development Office (PDO) who is a graduate from Harvard University, presented a report on 10 August entitled ‘Unlocking Skilled Labour for the Future’. The Sri Lankan economy must diversify its industries to con

Standards for non-standard forms of employment in Sri Lanka

Views - 979 Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:00

By Priyanka Jayawardena More than half of Sri Lanka’s wage employees are engaged in non-standard forms of employment, as temporary/casual workers or workers without a permanent employer. These non-permanent workers are often subject to uns

18 Sri Lankan students awarded Chinese Government scholarship

Views - 579 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

18 Sri Lankan students were awarded Chinese Government Scholarship this year. They will have their further study in China in the next few years. The awards ceremony was held at the Chinese Embassy on 2 August with the attendance of Ambassador Yi X

Director General (EDB) presented silver category award for Leadership Excellence in State and Govern

Views - 604 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with International Financial Cooperation in Washington (IFC), presented the ‘Top 50 Professional & Career Women – Sri Lanka 2017’ on 14 July at the Taj Samudra with a theme of ‘B

IPM Sri Lanka re-elects Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri as President

Views - 532 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resources management, re-elected Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri as its President at the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 29 July at the Waters Edge. Professor Dharmasiri together with the newly el

Union Assurance receives continuous recognitions for its best HR practices

Views - 539 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Union Assurance was continuously acknowledged for its best in class HR practices which has contributed towards creating a people centric organisation and a strategic alignment in support of organisation’s overarching objectives.  In r

NDB wins Most Innovative Use of Training and Development and Asia’s Best Employer Award

Views - 649 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

NDB was felicitated with the award for the Most Innovative Use of Training and Development as an HR initiative for organisational development and the award for Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award at World HRD Congress, Asia Training and Develop

Another accolade for CL Synergy: Employer Brand Award at Best Employer Brand Awards Ceremony

Views - 641 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

  CL Synergy won yet another award – ‘Sri Lanka Employer Brand Award 2017’ at the Employer Brand Awards Ceremony held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently.  This event was organised by the Employer Brand

Swadeshi’s Chulodhara Samarasinghe wins Top 50 Professional & Career Women Gold Awards for Best CEO/

Views - 11 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s foremost and pioneering herbal-personal care product manufacturer Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC’s Deputy Chairperson/Managing Director Deshamanya Chulodhara Samarasinghe was bestowed with the Best CEO/Leadership Gold award

EFC announces first ever ILO accredited Executive Diploma in Employment Relations

Views - 494 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

Collaborating with an employers’ organisation for the first time, the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, (ITC – ILO) recently entered into an MoU with the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC)

AHRP-SHRM adds value to HR fraternity

Views - 550 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

The Association of Human Resource Professionals together with the Society for Human Resource Management India will be conducting a series of HR Competency based programs in the coming few months. HR Business Partner program is scheduled for the

Harsha says chartered accountants must evolve with changing times

Views - 967 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva recently called on chartered accountants to adapt, and grow and face head on the drastic changes the business world is witnessing. Addressing the FCA Convocation at the

HNB Grameen recognised as one of Sri Lanka’s ‘Greatest Places to Work’

Views - 586 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

  Wins three accolades for the first time at Great Place to Work Awards 2017 HNB Grameen Finance Ltd. has been recognised as one of Sri Lanka’s best work places by Great Place to Work Institute Sri Lanka. The

Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management 20th convocation

Views - 596 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Reinforcing its dominance in the field of professional education, the Sri Lanka Institute of Credit Management (SLICM) recently concluded its 20th convocation ceremony on 21 July, at the Centre for Banking Studies – Rajagiriya.  The

British Council celebrates longstanding IELTS Registration Centre Network for the eighth year

Views - 756 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

The annual partner forum that brings together the island-wide IELTS registration centres of the British Council was held on Wednesday, 25 July at Cinnamon Lakeside.  Twenty-three awards were given out to the registration centre and test ven

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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