CMA Sri Lanka opens a new Computer Centre to cater to growing needs of students and members

Views - 25 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

While CMA is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, a new Computer Centre comprising 50 state-of-the-art computers was ceremonially declared opened by CMA President Prof. Lakshman R Watawala on 23 March to cater to the growing technological need

Public officers visit Indonesian Department of Industry with PIM

Views - 44 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) conducted its sixth international management program in Indonesia with its number one ranked university, Universitas Gadjah Mada (MMUGM). The program revolved around ‘Strategic Management’. The part

CMA Sri Lanka celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

Views - 45 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

The Women’s Committee of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8 March at the CMA Auditorium. CMA Sri Lanka formed a Women’s Leadership Committee during the last year to

ILO commemorates century of advancing social justice and decent work

Views - 21 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

24 hours. 24 cities. 24 events. The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nation’s oldest specialised agency, marked its century with a once-in-a-lifetime tribute to social justice and decent work circling the entire world. Live-strea

CPM 14th EFM talk on how strategy is aligned to the purpose of your business

Views - 18 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:51

As a professional management body, The Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka will talk on “How do you ensure that your ‘strategy’ is aligned to the ‘purpose’ of your business?” which tops up on the main theme of ‘Are

NHRDC-AIM Leadership Development Program

Views - 49 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:50

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka organised a Leadership and Management Development Program in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in the Philippines for senior public sector officials from 31 March

BMICH organises special program to celebrate International Women’s Day

Views - 10 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:48

The BMICH, Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark, organised a special program at its premises on International Women’s Day to celebrate and acknowledge the many women who contribute to making it one of the most-sought-after award-winning venues in South As

Exalting People Professionals: Explore, Expand and Excel

Views - 418 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:10

The most premier HR event in the world will come to Colombo in 2020. It will bring prestige to the pearl of the Indian Ocean. We have selected a simply significant theme with wide-ranging implications ‘Exalting People Professionals: Explore, Expand

Microsoft encourages businesses to build secure and future-ready workplaces

Views - 28 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

Microsoft recently held a seminar at the Kingsbury Hotel on future-proofing the workplace. The audience comprised of over 100 partners and customers who explored new and innovative cloud services to drive trust, innovation, partnerships, collaboratio

EFC launches second book on its history and achievements

Views - 23 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

Recognising and celebrating the service done by the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) since its inception, ‘The Second Edition of the History of the EFC’ was launched last week in a bid to commemorate the 90th anniversary of its formation.

Empowerment – A must have!

Views - 166 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

Empowerment is a buzz word in the corporate world today. We here of “empowering people” and “empowered organisations” .The dictionary meaning of empower is to “authorise, allow and sanction” more elaborated as “give power to” and/or

The book ‘RockStars – Growing Stellar Performers in the Organisation’ launches in Australia

Views - 39 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

The book ‘RockStars – Growing Stellar Performers in the Organisation’ by Rozaine Cooray and Dr. Pujitha Silva was launched in Australia on 14 March, at The Grand Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria. The event was sponsored by Deakin University whic

Nations Trust HR: Evolving with the times

Views - 219 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

Q: How has the role of HR changed? A: The role of HR has changed drastically in modern times. We are constantly changing and adapting to new requirements, particularly with Nations Trust Bank’s drive towards a digital future. Our vision is to, ‘h

CIMA Mind Challenge on 7 April

Views - 33 Monday, 1 April 2019 00:00

CIMA Mind Challenge, Colombo’s premier business quiz competition organised primarily for corporates, will be held on Sunday 7 April at the Hilton Residences from 10 a.m. onwards. Organised by the CIMA Students’ Society for the 21st consecutive y

Columbia Law School HRI welcomes humanitarian law expert Gunaratne as Practitioner-in-Residence

Views - 397 Monday, 1 April 2019 00:00

The Human Rights Institute (HRI) welcomes UN Panel of Experts on the Sudan and Yemen former member Dakshinie Ruwanthika Gunaratne to the Institute’s Practitioner-in-Residence Program. Drawing on her extensive experience in International Humanitari

Future Minds 2019 higher education exhibition starting in June

Views - 126 Monday, 1 April 2019 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage Future Minds, the higher education hub and career gateway exhibition is to be held in Colombo, Kandy and Galle this year, while continuing to provide career guidance and financial support services for the youth participants. Entail

NDB employees awarded the Lean Yellow Belt

Views - 124 Monday, 1 April 2019 00:00

14 NDB employees were awarded with the Lean Yellow Belt for identifying processes of improvement in their respective areas and implementing said processes. The awards ceremony took place in the presence of the leadership team of the bank and the cert

CA Sri Lanka’s Applied Accounting degree records highest ever intake

Views - 16 Monday, 1 April 2019 00:00

The BSc. Applied Accounting degree of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recorded the highest ever intake this month at its 12th intake with over 255 students registering for the academic program. Speaking at the inau

Colombo Leadership Academy confers Hall of Fame on HNB CEO Jonathan Alles

Views - 44 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

HNB’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Alles was honoured with the ‘Hall of Fame’ title for outstanding business leadership, by Colombo Leadership Academy, recently. The award was established to spotlight ground-breaking c

SLT Human Capital Solutions honours employees for driving company’s success

Views - 36 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Felicitating employees for their outstanding contribution towards the success of the company, SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (SLT HCS), held a glittering awards ceremony ‘Super Human Award Ceremony 2019’ recently. Recognised as the leading tota

Rupavahini Corp. DG to keynote BOAO Asian Heads of Media Organizations forum in China

Views - 44 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Director General Saranga Wijeyarathne has been invited to deliver a keynote speech at the session for the Heads of Media Organizations in the Asian region at the BOAO forum 2019 on Asian Economies and Emerging Markets

PIM alumni join hands with CIMA

Views - 24 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

For the first time in history, PIMA partnered with the prestigious CIMA – the global leader in management accountancy, to promote CIMA qualification for the PIMA fraternity at a concessionary rate. Under this scheme, PIM graduates will qualify to h

Kasturi of Hemas Group honoured as a change maker in Sri Lanka

Views - 62 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:35

Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson, Managing Director of Hemas Pharmaceuticals and Hemas Logistics and Maritime Cluster has been recognised by the Sri Lanka Parliament as Women Change Maker in Sri Lanka in the Business Category. She joins 11 other prominent a

NGage women leaders win recognition

Views - 21 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:33

Sheron Jayasundara and Chanchala Gunewardena, two exceptionally talented women leaders at NGage Strategic Alliance, formerly known as Bates Strategic Alliance, Sri Lanka’s pioneering integrated marketing communications agency were recognised recent

HR opportunities to unleash the human potential

Views - 25 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:31

Finance House Association (FHA) recently held a HR knowledge sharing and networking session at Kingsbury Colombo. The issues discussed were lack of competent talent, lack of inflow of new talent to the industry, governance, high employee turnover, ge

CIPM SL joins hands with Chartered Institute of Personnel Development UK

Views - 17 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management recently introduced the innovative program on Business Driven HR which specifically focuses on evaluating the impact of strategic HR on organisations. The primary objective of this

One Galle Face Job Fair attracts over 5,000 job seekers

Views - 54 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

One Galle Face, the much-anticipated premier luxury lifestyle destination, attracted more than 5,000 job seekers at one of Colombo’s largest job fairs held recently. Over 2,000 job opportunities were available at the Job Fair and more than 50 ten

Cinnamon Grand honours staff at Long Service Awards

Views - 24 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Grand held their Long Service Awards on 19 March at the Oak Room, where 158 associates who have been with the hotel for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years were celebrated at a gala ceremony. The annual event serves as a symbol of recognition for

Suren Rajakarier receives ACCA Regional Advocate of the Year Award

Views - 68 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has awarded Suren Rajakarier of KPMG Sri Lanka its Advocate of the Year Award. Rajakarier is being recognised for his work helping to build ACCA’s brand within South Asia, by initiating the

EFC collaborates with PM’s Policy Development Office, multiple agencies to offer BIT scholarships

Views - 35 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Policy Development Office, Virtual Higher Education College (Pvt) Ltd and the Dharmavahini Foundation, has initiated a program to offer scholarships for school l

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