Japan confers prestigious title on Prof. Carlo Fonseka

Views - 13 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

The Japanese Government on 29 April announced the conferment of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon’ on Prof. Carlo Fonseka, in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion of Japanese culture in Sri Lanka. Ja

Ranjith Pandithage awarded Cross of the Order of Merit of Germany

Views - 83 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

In honour of his longstanding contribution to German-Sri Lankan relations, as well as his outstanding dedication to introduce and promote the German vocational education and dual training system, the Chairman and Managing Director of DIMO (Diesel & M

Prassanna Pathmanathan bags Global Peace Ambassador Award

Views - 15 Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:00

The Sustainable Development Accelerator and the 2nd Global Business Leadership Forum 2018 recently took place

CASL-NHRDC panel discussion highlights importance of good governance

Views - 83 Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:00

Highlighting the importance of good governance, the launch of the Handbook on Good Governance for Chairmen and Board

Sampath Bank holds Inter Branch/Department Quiz 2018

Views - 14 Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:00

The power of professional skills

Views - 322 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

Fulfilling the call of the hour of young chartered accountants, the Young Chartered Accountants’ Forum (YCAF) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) organised an executive development workshop recently which was atten

CTC leads Asia-Pacific region in Work Place Health and Safety

Views - 17 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

By Darshana Abayasingha The world’s most international tobacco group, British American Tobacco’s (BAT) century-old Sri Lanka operation took the lead for health and safety in the Asia-Pacific region marking 15 years of accident-free operations and

SL has to live up to its global commitment in improving safety and health of youth employees

Views - 25 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Sri Lanka has to live up to its global commitment in improving safety and health of youth employees, stressed the National Seminar on Occupational Safety and Health organised recently in commemoration of the World Day for Safet

Galadari celebrates Admin Professionals Day

Views - 17 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel celebrated Admin Professionals Day in grand style at the Coffee Shop on 25 April from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The gala luncheon buffet included an elaborate spread which was a magnificent sight to behold. A buzz of activity was experienc

FCCISL to embark on major skill development with Australian Government

Views - 14 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

Skills for Inclusive Growth Team Leader David C. Albert, along with FCCISL Secretary General/CEO Ajith D. Perera, and other officials at the contract signing ceremony of “Basic Skill Development Project” under the Sri Lanka Skills for Inclusive G

Degrees in science and education introduced at SLIIT

Views - 30 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

SLIIT has introduced a new Faculty of Science and Education to meet emerging trends in the field of higher education. SLIIT is the leading non-state degree awarding institute approved by the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Higher Edu

Richmond College Old Boys donate smart classrooms

Views - 113 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

The use of education technology can bring a huge change in education. Internet and e learning devices can make classroom environment extremely amazing. With that in mind Old Boys of Richmond College Union Colombo and the 70-80 Group of Richmond Colle

Has ‘teamwork’ become the easiest excuse for slackers at the workplace?

Views - 113 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

All of us have heard the hacked phrase ‘we need more teamwork’, more times than we can count. If you have been

Universal Basic Income: A solution to automation?

Views - 890 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Robots, though a tiny fraction of the workforce, are seeing rapid growth around the world. Though the global average

PwC’s Academy launches Advanced Management program for C-suite business leaders

Views - 26 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Having set its feet firmly in the executive education industry in Sri Lanka, PwC’s Academy has set its sights on launching

SL attends public diplomacy forum on international business

Views - 47 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka participated in a high-profile forum focused on Public Diplomacy hosted by the prestigious Royal University

Four new companies come on board as CA Sri Lanka training partners

Views - 30 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

Ansell Lanka Ltd., Business Promoters & Partners Engineering Ltd., Co-operative Insurance Company Ltd. and Dutch Lanka

SriLankan Aviation College launches partnership with Kingston University London

Views - 17 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

The SriLankan Aviation College and Kingston University London have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launch

PIM taxation program attracts Indian specialists

Views - 22 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

The first ever MBA taxation program in Asia offered by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) featured a specialised team on Transfer

4th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2018 from 3-5 May

Views - 59 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) ( an entity that facilitates the purpose of knowledge transfer by constructing the career of the research fraternity, empowering decision making in the cooperate sector and p

Ja’pura Uni. trio to represent SL at Unilever Future Leaders’ League in London

Views - 30 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

Madusha De Silva, Nayomi Fernando and Umendra Abeynayake of team Innovints from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura were adjudged winners of Unilever Challenge 2017 held recently in Colombo. Emerging atop 3 teams from 10 universities post 3 intense

NDB continues partnership with British Council to improve teaching skills in English

Views - 16 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

NDB partnered with the British Council for the sixth consecutive year to improve the skills of secondary English language teachers of Government schools in Sri Lanka through an enhanced teacher training and delivery method supported by language train

German Embassy supports Faculty of Medicine in University of Kelaniya

Views - 21 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The German Embassy is happy to support the research work of the University of Kelaniya by donating a fluorescence microscope, worth Rs. 2,500,000 with the funds provided by the German Foreign Office. On 20 April, German Ambassador Jörn Rohde formal

LAUGFS Leaders excel at CMI Management Excellence Awards 2017

Views - 20 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Reinforcing the leadership force that drives LAUGFS, Lfinity Chief Operating Officer (COO) Muditha Thebuwana and LAUGFS

BMICH rewards 25 years’ service tenure & best performers

Views - 13 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

The iconic Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) kicked off 2018 with a multiethnic and multi-religious

CPM 10th Evening for Managers program on 24 April

Views - 26 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM), the premier professional management body in Sri Lanka, will talk about

DFCC Bank drives leadership excellence

Views - 16 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Sustaining its recognition as a knowledge partner for its stakeholders, DFCC Bank is proud to be the Exclusive Banking

IPM Sri Lanka to showcase winning HR practices at NHRC 2018

Views - 13 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management, will be showcasing winning corporate HR practices at its popular

SLRA forum shares insights on efficient HR management

Views - 26 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:20

The Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) recently organised a forum to share insights and information on efficient Human Resources (HR) management, inviting MAS Group HR Director Shakthi Ranathunga and Kapruka Founder Dulith Herath as key speake

CMA Sri Lanka empowers another batch of speech crafters

Views - 66 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

The CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club successfully conducted the sixth consecutive batch of speech crafters sponsored by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. (CMA). Twenty three members, passed finalists and final year studen

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Annuity-based PPP can expedite infrastructure developments

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sri Lanka has primarily relied on public finance for the development of public goods and infrastructure. While running

Is there value in surveillance? Ask the Chinese

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Global commentary would suggest that surveillance (whether offline or online) casts a shadow on personal freedoms and any conversation that involves such spy games quite quickly descends into a 1984-esque discussion about dystopian futures. However,

Mangala’s Gam Peraliya: Good move but essential requirement a village level database

Monday, 21 May 2018

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, announcing the Government’s decision to move for a flexible fuel price system based on international prices built into a pricing formula, made a side announcement as well.

New mandate to navigate ‘Nation’s management mentor’

Monday, 21 May 2018

I was delighted to be reappointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) for the second term of three years.

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