Nishan Premathiratne appointed ICC YAF South Asia Chapter Regional Representative

Views - 43 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) YAF’s Global Committee has appointed Attorney-at-Law Nishan Premathiratne as Regional Representative of the ICC’S Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) for the South Asia Chapter. ICC’s YAF aims to develop t

Great Place to Work releases 5th annual list of Best Workplaces in Asia

Views - 110 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

Great Place to Work, global people analytics and consulting firm, announces the 2019 Best Workplaces in Asia list. More than 1,200 organisations participated in the assessment process, representing the voices of more than 1.6 million employees across

Japan confers prestigious decoration upon Upali Stanley Jayasekera

Views - 31 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

On 21 May, the Government of Japan announced the conferment of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays’ upon Upali Stanley Jayasekera, in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between

CIPM hosts ceremony to honour past presidents and fellow members

Views - 34 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:13

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management hosted a ceremony with the objective of honouring and appreciating the yeomen service rendered by the past presidents during their respective tenures and to recognise the chartered

Over 100 CA Sri Lanka students awarded certificates for completing inaugural soft skills program

Views - 32 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:10

Over 100 aspiring chartered accountants were awarded certificates on Wednesday after successfully completing three unique soft skills programs, introduced by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) for the first time for th

Arjuna Rajawasan on taking the helm of CTC HR

Views - 69 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:08

With over a decade of experience within the British American Tobacco (BAT) Group, Arjuna Rajawasan, returned to Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) as its new Head of Human Resources last year. Rajawasan returns to Sri Lanka after six years having serve

Hayleys completes gender equality employee workshop

Views - 27 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:07

In an effort to drive support for gender equality in the workplace, iconic Sri Lankan multinational, Hayleys PLC, hosted an employee workshop along the theme: #BalanceForBetter with a view to sharing knowledge and ideas around the establishment of a

MMBL-Pathfinder presents long-standing service awards

Views - 23 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00

The annual long-standing service award ceremony of the MMBL-Pathfinder Group 2019 was held at the River point of the group headquarters in Peliyagoda recently. A.W. Nalindra Wikumpriya, Accounts Executive and Pathfinder Collection Curator (15 years)

Seminar on ‘Restructuring the Tertiary and Vocational Education Sector’ today

Views - 93 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), The International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (I

Second batch of PIM’s MBA in Oman inaugurated

Views - 70 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00

Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor created another milestone by inaugurating the second batch of MBA students in the Sultanate of Oman. Anslem Perera, Chairman and CEO, Business Process Outsourcing Services L

PwC commits to supporting the next generation of family businesses via NextGen 2019

Views - 125 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:00

During a period of extraordinary transformation, how can the next generation of family businesses play a role in tackling digital disruption and rapid globalisation while preserving the values of business? The PricewaterhouseCoopers NextGen offerings

Seminar on restructuring the tertiary and vocational education sector in SL

Views - 159 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), the International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (I

New Zealand’s Massey University to enter Sri Lanka; MTI to enable

Views - 53 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:00

Expressing confidence in Sri Lanka, Massey University, New Zealand’s leading university – with 35,000 domestic students and over 18,000 students offshore/worldwide, has appointed MTI Consulting to facilitate the market entry process. “Sri Lanka

CIPM SL receives APFHRM green light to set up Asia Pacific Centre for HR Excellence

Views - 27 Monday, 6 May 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, received a strong reassurance of continuing support and cooperation from the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) at its biennial regional board meeting held

CMA Sri Lanka Final Apex Level students complete workshop series on speech craft

Views - 28 Monday, 6 May 2019 00:00

The CMA Sri Lanka Toastmasters Club conducted their 11th speech craft program sponsored by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA). 28 participants at the Final Apex Level attended the Advanced Professional Communication

HNB Finance creates a women-centred platform celebrating Women’s Day

Views - 28 Monday, 6 May 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading integrated financial service provider HNB Finance celebrated Women’s Month through its annual Women’s Day programs held under the theme ‘Women’s Rights and her Role in a Family’ at the Village Hotel in Biyagama. The a

WIM Canada formally award 44 Sri Lankan origin women in Canada for second consecutive year

Views - 248 Monday, 6 May 2019 00:00

Women in Management (WIM) was found in Sri Lanka by Dr. Sulochana Segera in 2010 and has been exporting its brand to many countries as the first women organisation to export a women brand from Sri Lanka to recognise women leadership and women contrib

‘EFC to be the catalyst of ushering next generation working fabric’: EFC Vice Chairman

Views - 38 Monday, 6 May 2019 00:00

“Ninety years is a very long time for an entity to sustain as an establishment. This alone stands as an index to what the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) as an organisation has been able to establish for the business community at large,”

Maliban shines at Asian HR Leadership Awards

Views - 28 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:00

Maliban Biscuit Manufactories Ltd., Sri Lanka’s most trusted biscuit manufacturer, which has infused novel experiences to its customers through innovative process manufacturing, received the ‘The Best HR Company’ award at the Asian HR Leadershi

‘Higher education institutes need to offer degrees that are part of the future’

Views - 41 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:00

It is very important for higher education institutes across the world to keep abreast of the latest global trends and provide degrees that are part of the future. This was stated by University of Westminster (UOW) UK Vice Chancellor and President Dr.

Dole attends 20th AAMO Triennial Conference

Views - 27 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:00

Dr. Anver Dole, Emeritus President of the Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL), will represent the IMSL and Sri Lanka at the 20th Triennial Conference of the Asian Association of Management Organizations (AAMO) ON 29 April, at the Grand Ballro

SLIIT ‘Soft Skills+ 2019’ concludes on high note

Views - 27 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:00

Helping school children acquire valuable soft skills, the SLIIT Business School held ‘Soft Skills+ 2019’ for the seventh consecutive year at the SLIIT Malabe Campus. The objective of organising an event of this manner is to uplift the soft skills

Malraj delivers keynote at International Conference on Information Technology and Management

Views - 74 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:00

Multidisciplinary professional and founder/ owner of South Asia Multidisciplinary Advisory Services (SAMAS) Malraj B. Kiriella was invited to be the Guest of Honour and deliver the keynote address at the recently concluded Second International Confer

Poignant pondering on a patriarch

Views - 607 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:11

Almost five months have gone. It is with a profound sense of sadness that we experienced the demise of our veteran teacher, respected author, legal luminary, an accomplished ambassador, an eminent public servant and an amazing human being, Dr. Wickre

International Administrative Professional Week kicks off

Views - 23 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:10

By Ruzaik Farook The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS), affiliated to the Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals – Asia Pacific (ASA), is the only registered association for secretari

Dual Vocational Education and Training in Germany (VET) – Part I The beauty of the German dual education system

Views - 57 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:10

The beauty of the German dual vocational education and training system lies not only its structure and many prospective paths, but also in how it empowers all stakeholders and unites them towards a common cause of education with purp

SLIIT bags prestigious quality assurance award presented by Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN)

Views - 34 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:01

SLIIT, the nation’s leading non-State higher education institute, clinched the prestigious Best/Model Internal Quality Assurance Unit Award presented at the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Awards 2019 ceremony held recently. SLIIT received the

CMA Students’ Conference 2019 CMA Gateway to Success: moulding professional accountants with ethics and integrity

Views - 26 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

CMA Sri Lanka celebrated its 20th anniversary by conducting the CMA Students Conference 2019 on the theme ‘CMA Gateway to Success: moulding professional accountants with ethics and integrity’ on Saturday 23 March at the Saraswathy Hall, Bambalapi

CIPM Certified HR Auditor program produces over 125 certified HR auditors

Views - 24 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, inaugurated the 5th Certified HR Auditor Program organised by the Consultancy, Training & Development sub-committee in conjunction with TV Rao Learning Systems, India (TVRLS) at the

Cinnamon Red recognises and rewards best Associates at Quarterly Meeting

Views - 24 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Red held its Associates’ Quarterly Meeting for the fourth quarter of 2018/19 at the hotel’s Flavoured restaurant on Tuesday, 9 April. The meeting was held to reward and recognise individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty. Pradee

Today's Columnists

Difference between a woman and a man (yin and yang) and finding solutions to violence in society

Thursday, 18 July 2019

This is not at all a philosophical discourse on gender differences, or the complementary roles of yin and yang (women and men) in social or biological formation. This is also not to speak about who is superior among the two. This is just an observati

I wish Sajith Premadasa had taken up a challenging ministry to showcase his prowess

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Expectations, father and son Sajith Premadasa has put his hands up for leadership in the party and for nomination by the United National Party in the forthcoming presidential elections. I wish Sajith had tested himself, and had given the public a cha

Foreign Affairs and Defence to be one portfolio?

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Unless we are all suffering from dementia, the last experience with a foreign military on our soil should be very clear in our heads. The Indian Peace Keeping Force landed in Sri Lanka to supposedly bring peace to the war-torn country when the LTTE t

Federer lessons for Sri Lanka tourism

Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Wimbledon Men’s Final in 2008 was termed as the best match the world has seen between the two arch rivals Federer and Nadal. But, what we saw last Sunday between the two of them after 11 years sure shocked the world. Many just asked the questio

Columnists More