Applications open for UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships from 6 Aug

Views - 7 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Applications for Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships to study in the UK during the 2019/2020 academic year opened on 6 August.

‘UL 1st’: SriLankan Airlines strengthens employee engagement to drive change

Views - 219 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Spearheading the turnaround efforts of SriLankan Airlines, the HR Division of the Airline has launched a series of employee

Mitra Innovation develops core leadership principles in next generation of leaders

Views - 13 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Mitra Innovation, a UK based technology innovator has recently launched its Future Leaders program to train and enhance

Latest batch of JICA volunteers arrive

Views - 60 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

The latest batch of JICA volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka on 5 July. These young Japanese volunteers are here to provide

DHL Express bags multiple honours at Sri Lanka’s 25 Best Workplaces 2018 by Great Place to Work

Views - 10 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

DHL Express Sri Lanka has bagged a series of prestigious awards at Sri Lanka’s 25 Best Workplaces 2018 Awards Ceremony held recently by Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka.

SLT Human Capital Solutions wins double honours at Best Employer Brand Awards 2018

Views - 30 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS) won ‘CEO of the Year Award’ and ‘Best Service Provider in HR’ achieving unprecedented dual honours at the recent Best Employer Brand Awards 2018. Roshan Kaluarachchi, Chief Executive Officer of SLT Huma

COYLE and JETRO to organise workshop for Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards

Views - 26 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), will organise a free workshop for HR managers and administrational managers of companies engaging in or planning to commence health an

CDB’s Training of Trainers sets foundation for world-class training

Views - 11 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

In its bid to optimise on the company’s human resource potential, Citizen’s Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) crafted a unique talent development initiative by forming a panel of trainers tasked with equipping the CDB Team with progressive t

Sri Lanka needs to refocus migration policy priorities: IPS

Views - 23 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The economic impact of immigration, human trafficking and forced labour, reintegration of migrant workers, debt as a driver of migration, education standards of children left behind by migrants, and health of migrant workers are some of the key areas

Change or perish

Views - 103 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

The society has seen many revolutions. Today we are witnessing what is called the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Thusitha de Silva at University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association helm

Views - 100 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

The MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo held their 21st Annual General Meeting recently at the Hilton Residences,

Business Network International launches 4th chapter in Colombo

Views - 150 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

Business Network International (BNI), the world’s largest referral organisation recently launched its 4th Chapter in Sri Lanka

The Business Mingle by Women Empowered Global on 3 Aug

Views - 104 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

Women Empowered Global has announced the second installment of its prestigious international forum, ‘The Business Mingle’ on 3 August at the Galadari hotel from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

John Keells awarded at Sri Lanka CSR Leadership Awards 2018

Views - 19 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) was awarded at the Sri Lanka CSR Leadership Awards 2018 for Community Development.

CMA Sri Lanka signs MOU with Deakin University

Views - 15 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

CMA Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Deakin University Business school to pursue opportunities for collaboration for promoting the Deakin MBA pathway for CMA members and business leaders, to develop cost and management accounting t

DIMO’s great workplace culture recognised for 6th consecutive year

Views - 25 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of Sri Lanka’s premier conglomerates, has been recognised yet again for its open, supportive and performance-driven workplace culture at the Great Place to Work Awards 2018. This year, for the 6th consec

Focused investments in education required to make SL more competitive

Views - 57 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

National Human Resources Development Council Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody, speaking at the press conference organised to discuss the proposals prepared by the National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC), said allocation of univers

Brandix & CINEC launch BCCE: a new facility to enhance employee training

Views - 44 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

Inspired Solutions provider Brandix, with an employee base of 60,000 globally, has embarked on a milestone collaboration with the Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) to launch the Brandix – CINEC Centre of Excellence (BCC

Dhammika Fernando elected IPM Sri Lanka President 2018/19

Views - 81 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:33

Dhammika Fernando, a versatile, dynamic and experienced human resource management professional, was unanimously elected as the President of the IPM Sri Lanka Executive Council at the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday.

PIM Alumni Association elects new President and Executive Committee for 2018/19

Views - 15 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:31

The PIM Alumni Association (PIMA), the professionals’ association of the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), affiliated to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, recently concluded their Annual General Meeting electing the Presi

KOICA holds Master’s Degree Scholarship Program orientation event

Views - 18 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:30

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) held the orientation for participants of 2018 KOICA Master’s Degree Scholarship Program at KOICA Sri Lanka office on 20 July.

Intl. communications coach to conduct Amcham workshop tomorrow

Views - 8 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:29

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka will conduct a workshop titled ‘Speak Easy – learn how to influence an audience’ with Carolyn Kerner Stein, an international speaker and executive coach on 31 July at the Galle Face Hotel from 2.30p

SriLankan HR gets future-ready, builds scarce critical talent

Views - 241 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:28

As a proactive measure taken to strengthen its human capital, the Human Resource Division of SriLankan Airlines has initiated a series of competency building programs, which seek to unearth the next generation of star performers who will take the Air

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - 30 July 2018 Labour rights: the means to tackle human tr

Views - 16 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

Less than twenty years ago, human trafficking was defined by an international treaty, known as the Palermo Protocol1, whereby the international community committed to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons. Since then, global attention

People Perspectives: Diverse Discussions for Discovery

Views - 210 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

I am so happy to present my seventh book titled, “People Perspectives”. It is a display of diverse discussion for discovery, in fact, my third collection of articles based on the “Humane Results” column published in the Daily FT. Today’s co

IIT students showcase innovative IT and business solutions at ‘Cutting Edge’ exhibition

Views - 16 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka, conducted the latest edition of ‘Cutting Edge’, the annual exhibition showcasing projects done by its students at the BMICH recently. Cutting Edge is

World Youth Skills Day 2018 celebrated at UN Headquarters, New York

Views - 7 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

World Youth Skills Day 2018 was celebrated for the fourth consecutive year on 16 July at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The event was organised by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal to the United Nations in New York, in pa

National Youth Social Innovation Challenge 2018 kicks off

Views - 22 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

The National Youth Social Innovation Challenge, a joint initiative between the Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment (MTDIFE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) kicked off in June this year, together

CA Sri Lanka’s YCAF general assembly focuses on ‘The Changing Role of the Financial Professional’a

Views - 256 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

‘The Changing Role of the Financial Professional’ took centre stage at the recently concluded general assembly of the Young Chartered Accountants Forum (YCAF) of CA Sri Lanka, with N-able Managing Director and Chief Executive Peter D’Almeida sh

Acclivity Training launches Budgeting for Non-Finance Managers program

Views - 56 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Acclivity Training announces the launch of Budgeting for Non-Finance Managers, the first in a series of pioneering programs for Sri Lanka’s business community on 1 August. Acclivity Training will enable middle managers to meet critical business nee

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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

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