Oracle makes HR technology more powerful, smart and easy to use

Views - 34 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

San Francisco: Oracle yesterday announced new additions to the Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud portfolio

Sri Lanka Federation of University Women AGM on 14 October

Views - 6 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) will hold its AGM on 14 October at its headquarters located at 96/25, Kitulwatte Road, Colombo 08.

Two Sri Lankan journalists win AMIC awards

Views - 9 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

Two Asian communication icons—a theorist and a practitioner—will be given one of the highest honours in the field of communication in Asia by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on 27 September at Miriam College, Quezon Ci

Dr. Robert de Souza to talk on ‘Rethinking last mile logistics in the age of e-commerce’ at CILT Int

Views - 126 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Dr. Robert de Souza, Executive Director/Professor of The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific, is scheduled to address the 2017 International

IPM President Prof. Ajantha speaks at NIPM’s Annual HR Conference in India

Views - 8 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka President Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri was invited as a distinguished guest and speaker at India’s Annual National HR Conference

Top international speakers and prominent business leaders to steer technical sessions at CA Sri Lank

Views - 191 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

The 38th National Conference of Chartered Accountants organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will see an impressive line-up of international and local speakers as well as panelists

British drivers to defend employment rights at Uber tribunal

Views - 7 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Two drivers were set to defend a British tribunal decision giving them workers’ rights at Uber [UBER.UL] on Thursday, the latest threat to the taxi app’s business model which is battling to keep its licence in London.

SLAAPS fund raiser- dinner dance in bond style 

Views - 16 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS), affiliated to the Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA) is all geared up to hold its fund raiser in ‘Bond Style’ on 29

AAP upswing

Views - 98 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:01

Academy for Administrative Professionals (AAP), leader in training and skills development, who has specialised in secretarial and office administration, has now expanded from one to four Diplomas and Higher Diplomas in Secretarial, in addition to the

Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) commences new lecture cycle in Oct.

Views - 38 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

The College of Banking and Finance (COBAF), the training arm of the IBSL, is ready to commence its new lecture cycle on 8 October, at the IBSL Towers located at No. 80A, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 8 (Borella). This lecture cycle is conducted to prep

HR needs to tear up the rulebook to foster innovation

Views - 11 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

CIPD: HR directors are supporting an extraordinary amount of change at the moment. From finding people with the right business acumen for business transformation projects through to improving digital skills and regulatory training demands, they have

SimpleCRM launches solutions to support education institutes in Sri Lanka

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

During the last decade, digital transformation has been the main challenge for numerous industries and service providers and it has also touched the education sector in all geographies. Sri Lanka’s has over five million schooling population and the

CMA Sri Lanka granted Government recognition, included in State sector schemes of recruitment

Views - 321 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

The Secretary to the Treasury has issued the Public Enterprises Circular No. PED02/2017 dated 21 August to all Secretaries of Ministries, Chairmen of Government Corporations, Statutory Boards

International training in Thailand for first MBA in Taxation batch of PIM

Views - 13 Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

The second group of students of the first batch of the MBA in Taxation (MBAT) in Asia of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) received their international training at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, one of the top five universities in Thaila

Management accountants optimistic about future earning and learning

Views - 14 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

The latest annual salary survey from the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants reveals average earnings for qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant designation-holders in Sri Lanka is Rs. 2,173,000, rising by an ave

WIM drives women’s leadership in the Maldives

Views - 46 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Respected ‘women empowerment’ and women leadership champion in Sri Lanka – Women in Management (WIM) staged a historic Leadership Conference in the Maldives under the theme ‘Leadership trends’ with the Chief Guest being the First Lady, Fath

Amjath Nazeer creates new record by becoming youngest CA student to complete final exams

Views - 1380 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Amjath Nazeer, a 20-year-old, created history recently when he became the youngest ever student to complete the final exams, including the case study at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), in his pursuit to become a gl

NHRDC report on gender and women’s participation

Views - 252 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

The current female labour force participation rate is 36%, according to the 2016 fourth quarter of Sri Lanka Labour Force Survey published by the Department of Census and Statistics in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka calms 49,000 accountants facing new threat on their own turf

Views - 12 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lankan accountants’ role in proposed economic reforms cannot be overstated – and any new accountancy bodies to be established should take care to not to degrade the worldwide reputation and integrity of Lankan chartered accountants.

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2016-17

Views - 8 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

The prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2016-17 were awarded to 150 Advanced Level school students from all 25 districts across Sri Lanka by Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education

Sanjeev and Kumar back with ‘The Smart Professional’ by popular demand

Views - 4 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Well-known trainers Sanjeev Jayaratnam and Kumar de Silva are back once again with their signature motivational, skills development, and corporate etiquette workshops – The Smart Professional

Japanese Management Standards integrated with ISO9001: 2015 QMS

Views - 117 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

JASTECA Institute of Management announces a newly designed seminar on a concept titled ‘Integration of Japanese Management Standards with ISO9001:2015 QMS International Standards’.

17 Colombo Uni. students receive Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation scholarships

Views - 42 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation of Japan awarded scholarships to 17 meritorious students of Colombo University (UOC) for their outstanding academic results.

Leading management schools in South Asia at CPM Regional Management Conference

Views - 14 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:18

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers are conducting the CPM Regional Management Conference 2017 in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia

PIM conducts its second Doctoral Colloquium

Views - 5 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:18

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, conducted its second Doctoral Colloquium on 25 August at PIM.

HR Business Partner and Total Rewards workshops add another leaf in HR professional development chap

Views - 109 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:17

Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP), Sri Lanka, in collaboration with SHRM India, launched the second episode of its HR capability development program with workshops on HR Business Partner (HRBP) and Total Rewards during the week of 28

CIMA President David Stanford in town

Views - 22 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

As part of an official visit to Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ (CIMA) global markets, CIMA President David Stanford FCMA, CGMA, will be in Sri Lanka from 19 to 24 September. Highlights of his visit will include meeting with Prime Mi

Ultimate escape from reality with dash of live action role play

Views - 260 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

An escape room is the ultimate, interactive, live player strategy game, for those who want to engage their mental muscle, test their creative thinking and demonstrate their problem solving abilities.

Dr. Naomal Balasuriya promotes ‘Think Differently’ at key insurance forum

Views - 8 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The Life Insurance Round Table (LIRT) of India had their 30th annual conference at Hotel Kingsbury, Sri Lanka recently where almost all the insurance companies of India were represented.

SLIIT commences student enrolment

Views - 17 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Renowned as a world class institute, with UGC approved degrees in IT, Engineering and Business Management, SLIIT commences enrolment of undergraduate students for the institute’s 2018 intake. The last day for applications will be 22 September. The

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Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law

Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence

Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.

Extending the net of AML/CFT: The need for public awareness

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

By Press Notice, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) through its Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU), has drawn the attention of the public to “Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2015/56 dated April 21, 2017 prescribing

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