SLAAPS holds ‘Walk the Talk – A Trailblazing Experience’

Views - 33 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

Text and Pix by Ruzaik Farook The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative & Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS) held its first-ever talk show titled ‘Walk the Talk – a Trailblazing Experience’ at the Hilton Colombo recently, amidst a large gather

Hayleys KVPL presented special award at inaugural SL Health and Productivity Awards 2019

Views - 45 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:37

Hayleys Kelani Valley Plantations PLC was became the only Regional Plantation Company (RPC), to have been recognised with a special award above the merit level, for its pioneering efforts in the field of employee health and wellbeing at the inaugural

Nirmal De Silva recognised with ‘Business Leadership Award’

Views - 95 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:36

Dr. Nirmal De Silva was recognised with the ‘Business Leadership Award’ at the Sri Lanka HR Leadership & Employer Branding Awards 2019 hosted by CHRO Asia and the World Federation of HR Professionals held on 17 July at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Co

Japan grant helps APO draft productivity master plans for Bangladesh and Fiji

Views - 29 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:36

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), under a special cash grant from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), has drafted national productivity master plans for Bangladesh and Fiji. The master plans were released to the Ministry of Emp

Seylan Bank honours long-serving employees

Views - 31 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:36

In appreciation of their long service and contribution to the bank over the last two decades, Seylan Bank recently celebrated the achievements of more than 200 employees who have completed 25 years of heartfelt service with Seylan Bank. The felicita

CA Sri Lanka launches Curriculum 2020 to mould revolutionary chartered accountants

Views - 191 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:52

To counter the changing dynamics of the corporate world, and increasing challenges with the onset of digital disruption, big data, automation and robotics, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), launched its new curriculu

Vision 8 Academy CVO Amintha wins Best Trainer of Year at BWIO Awards 

Views - 101 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:50

Leading business trainer, Vision 8 Academy Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) Amintha Sugath De Silva received the prestigious ‘Best Trainer of the Year’ award at the Business World International Organisation (BWIO) awards held recently at Hotel Taj S

MR faults Govt. for not resolving unemployment issue

Views - 35 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday critiqued the Government in Parliament for failing to deliver on election promises to resolve unemployment in the country starting with graduates. MP

India moves to overhaul labour laws in bid to boost job creation

Views - 24 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

New Delhi (Reuters): India moved on Tuesday to overhaul decades-old labour laws, some dating from British colonial rule, by introducing two key measures in Parliament that aim to make it easier for industry to meet labour standards and create more jo

New app to broaden employment opportunities

Views - 97 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage The CareerMe mobile app, a free, first of its kind mobile app in Sri Lanka, was launched by CareerMe recently, making it easier for students across the country to get career guidance at the touch of a fingertip. The app is availab

Schools need better career guidance services and activity

Views - 127 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

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

What affects Sri Lankans’ employment decisions?

Views - 22 Thursday, 25 July 2019 01:01

The seminar ‘Choosing to Work: Two Perspectives from Gender Economics’ was held at Verité Research on Thursday 11 July. Professor Dileni Gunewardena and Dr. Samanmala Dorabawila from the University of Peradeniya presented findings based on two s

LOLC Group extends, Akbar Brothers joins UoC alumni partnership

Views - 216 Thursday, 25 July 2019 01:00

LOLC Group recently signed a MoU with the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo (UoC), extending its engagement with the UoC Partnership Program for another year up to 2020, whilst leading tea exporter Akbar Brothers joined this program thi

Imara De Chickera recognised with Sri Lanka Women Leadership Award

Views - 54 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:59

Imara de Chickera, Director of Communication at The Kingsbury, was awarded as a Sri Lankan Woman Leader for her leadership in marketing and brand building. She is a writer and experienced marketing and communications specialist with a demonstrated hi

HNB Finance amongst top 25 ‘Great Places to Work’ in Asia

Views - 25 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:58

July, 2019: Sri Lanka’s leading financial institution HNB Finance cemented its position as a leading employer when it was selected as one of the top 25 Great Places to Work in Sri Lanka and Asia in the large category recently through an independent

CA Sri Lanka’s Curriculum 2020 to empower finance professionals of the future

Views - 58 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

The impact of technology on the finance profession is intensifying. In addition to the traditional roles of finance professionals such as strategic direction, maintaining the control systems andconserving public trust, they have to face emerging risk

Sudath Silva appointed as Head of Human Resources of SDB bank

Views - 42 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

Sudath Silva has been appointed as the Head of HR of SDB bank with effect from 15 July. He counts over 20 years of experience in leading institutions, of which 11 years in senior management. His exposure and expertise ranges from talent management,

Airtel, truly a great place to work: Ranked a Top 25 Best Workplace

Views - 117 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

Illustrating the company’s inspiring and conducive working environment, Airtel Lanka has been recognised as a ‘Top 25 Best Workplace’ for the third time by the independent analysts, Great Place to Work Institute. Airtel Lanka has set in place a

DIMO redefined as The Best Place to Work in Asia

Views - 51 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) ranks among the top 25 companies of Great Place To Work (GPTW) in Sri Lanka, for the seventh consecutive time. The GPTW Awards Ceremony was held recently, at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. This year DIMO raised the b

48th AGM of Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka

Views - 27 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:00

The Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka (NAAL) held its 48th Annual General Meeting on 30 June at Opulent River Face Hotel Koswatte, Nawala. Ambassador of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka Joanne Doornewaard graced occasion as the Chief Guest. Over 7

Dr. Rohantha Athukorala receives Outstanding Rotarian of the Year award

Views - 196 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:00

Rotary, the only service organisation which has a nonvoting seat at the UN General Assembly with over 1.2 million members and in Sri Lanka/ Maldives around 1,200 Rotarians staged their Annual Awards Night 2019 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel. The year under

NHRC 2019 to radically reinvent HR industry

Views - 61 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) will inaugurate its annual flagship event, The National Human Resource Conference 2019 (NHRC) on 17 and 18 September at the BMICH, under the theme of ‘Radically Reinvented Reality’. An agend

CIPM Research Symposium 2019 deliberates on advanced HRM practices and insights

Views - 36 Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:33

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in Human Research Management (HRM), successfully concluded its third Research Symposium on the theme of ‘Shifting HRM Paradigms’ on Thursday 11 July at the BM

NIBM: Power up with the change

Views - 67 Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:30

By Dr. D.M.A. Kulasooriya The higher education industry in Sri Lanka has grown in a notable way after independence, to become one of the best systems of its kind in South Asia. However, we now live in an increasingly diverse, globalised, and complex,

CEMBA/CEMPA Alumni Association 3rd AGM

Views - 26 Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:29

Commonwealth Executive MBA Alumni Association of the Open University of Sri Lanka will hold its third Annual General Meeting on 20 July at 5 p.m. at the Rainbow Banquet Hall, Solis Hotel, Pittakotte. The Chief Guest for this occasion will be Commande

COYLE with JETRO to organise workshop for Corporate Health and Productivity Awards 2019

Views - 74 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) will be organising a free workshop with the view of preparing enterprises for the upcoming ‘Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivit

Forum on ‘Emerging Careers for the Future’ on Wednesday

Views - 86 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

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

Dr. Kamal Laksiri elected to Strategic Council of IWA

Views - 31 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka Water Forum Chairman Dr. Kamal Laksiri has been elected as a member of the Strategic Council of the International Water Association (IWA) based in London, UK. His candidacy as Industrial Water Users to join the IWA

Galle Club assembles for 2nd AGM

Views - 36 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

The second consecutive Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Galle Club, a Past Pupils Association from six renowned schools in Galle, took place on 6 July at the Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo. The AGM witnessed the congregation of alumni from the partneri

SLPA in UAE: New chapter for Sri Lankan professionals in UAE

Views - 485 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

Signifying another milestone of Sri Lankan professionals living in the UAE, four main Sri Lankan professional associations of Institution of Incorporated Engineers Sri Lanka (IIESL) – UAE Branch, the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL

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Industry 4.0, disruptive technology and MAS Matrix: An example for way forward in Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

Technology has always been disruptive. When a new technology is introduced, it changes the way the humankind lives, behaves, earns, interacts and communicates. Some 10,000 years ago, when agriculture and animal breeding were domesticated through the

Radically reinvented reality: Relevance to Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

I am delighted to be involved in the National HR Conference 2019, the largest HR event in South Asia. This time it is on the theme ‘Radically Reinvented Reality’. We need to take another look at the way we act institutionally and nationally, in u

Boeing in MAX-imum trouble

Monday, 16 September 2019

Boeing, America’s mighty aircraft manufacturer, is in deep trouble. The controversy surrounding the best-selling 737 MAX has refused to go away. The Federal Aviation Administration, the US aviation regulator, has spent over 110,000 hours addressing

Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Viyathmaga: Vision with an authoritarian zeal!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has unveiled his national strategy or vision as a presidential candidate with an authoritarian zeal. This is clear from his Viyathmaga speech. He should be commended however for his fairly clear expression of views and objectives.

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