‘Kelani Shakthi’ turns Jaffna youth into skilled electricians

Views - 785 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

The first batch of passed out students of ‘Kelani Shakthi’ has established themselves as professional electricians in the North. The success stories of them relate to the value of the joint CSR of the University of Jaffna and Kelani Ca

Innovative national mass media campaign ‘Ekata | Onraa’ to change Sri Lanka’s perceptions of skilled

Views - 750 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

A national mass media social marketing campaign Ekata | Onraa was ceremonially launched in the presence of Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Chandima Weerakkody,  senior government representatives, members of the donor co

Vocational training authority signs MoU with Jetwing Hotels

Views - 649 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

The Vocational Training Authority (VTA) under the guidance of Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Chandima Weerakkody, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jetwing Hotels Ltd, Sri Lanka’s premier hospit

The Lankan Gem & Jewellery industry is scouting out for the brightest stars!

Views - 950 Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:57

Jewellery Industry gathers at the launch of the Jewellery Design Program​ Standing from Left to Right, Mr. Nabeel Salie - Natural Sapphires Ceylon, Mr. Nandana Herath - Vogue Jewellers, Mr. Ali Suhail- Nugget Crea

CICT’s Catriona Jayasundera wins WIM award for ‘Leadership Excellence in Logistics’

Views - 675 Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:54

CICT Head of Marketing and Commercial Catriona Jayasundera receiving her award​ Catriona Jayasundera, Head of Marketing and Commercial at Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. (CICT), has been recognised for her achiev

Australia announces Rs. 600 m funding for Labour Skills Development

Views - 572 Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:52

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson was joined by Minister for Skills Development and Vocational Training Chandima Weerakkody in announcing a new Skills Development Fund (SDF) for Sri Lanka yesterday. The SDF will start with a Rs. 600

Japan launches ‘telework’ campaign to ease congestion, reform work culture

Views - 570 Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:51

Tokyo (Reuters): Japan on Monday launched a scheme to promote “telework”, or working from home, in an effort to ease congestion when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics, as well as soften a notoriously rigid work culture. Almost 930 compan

IPM PQHRM HR Professional of the Year awarded to Chaya Wickramadara

Views - 481 Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

The prestigious award presented by IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in Human Resource Management – for the IPM PQHRM HR Professional of the Year was won by Chaya Wickramadara. Chaya was recognised and presented the award at th

Allianz Lanka recognised as one of nation’s foremost employer brands

Views - 503 Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

Allianz Lanka announced that it has been recognised as the ‘Best Employer Brand’ at the Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2017 held recently. The event also saw the company’s Chief Executive Officer Surekha Alles, being confer

MSLGROUP’s Caryll Van Dort recognised amongst Top 50 professional Women at the Women In Management A

Views - 476 Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

Caryll Van Dort, Group Director of MSLGROUP Sri Lanka, was recently recognised for her contribution to the advertising industry at the Professional Career Women Awards organised by Women in Management. Caryll received the Silver award in the Adve

Just In Time Group acclaimed for ‘Best HR Event of the Year’

Views - 518 Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

At the recently concluded Sri Lanka Best Employer Awards, Just In Time Group (JIT) walked away with the award for the ‘Best HR Event of the Year’ for its inaugural long service awards, that honoured and recognised their long standing e

Sampath Bank’s HR Head Lalith Weragoda receives IPM Sri Lanka HR Leaders’ Award

Views - 419 Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

Sampath Bank PLC Head of Human Resources Lalith Weragoda was awarded the ‘IPM Sri Lanka HR Leaders’ Award’ for the ‘Industrial/Employee Relations’ category at the National HR Excellence Awards 2017 held recently. Wera

Seylan Bank ‘A’ wins Trade Quiz, Bank of Ceylon ‘C’ becomes Trade Rounds Champions at Inter-Bank Tra

Views - 527 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:55

Trade Finance Association of Bankers (TFAB) held their 20th Anniversary Celebrations along with the Annual Inter-Bank Trade Quiz and Social at the Balmoral Hall, Kingsbury Hotel recently, with the Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor, Central Bank o

Workshop on Lean Management ‘Leap Forward with Lean’ today

Views - 455 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:53

A workshop on Lean Management applications for the construction, consultancy and manufacturing sectors will be held today at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. This is a novel concept introduced to the industry for the first time in Sri Lanka and promis

35th AGM of University of Colombo Alumni Association

Views - 470 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:52

The 35th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo for the year 2017/2018 will be held on Monday, 31 July at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies within the College House premises, University of Col

Spectrum Trainers & Corporate Consultants develops “Building Skills: Overcoming Challenges: Transfor

Views - 550 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:51

A unique training and development program themed as ‘Building Skills: Overcoming Challenges: Transforming the Future’ has been designed and will be launched on 28 July, from 9 a.m. for a full day, at Cinnamon Lakeside, by the newly ini

CSR Lanka conducts first consultation on CSR 2.0 Assessment Tool in Sri Lanka for JIT

Views - 344 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:50

A team of members from CSR Sri Lanka conducted a workshop for the Just In Time Group (JIT) recently to assess their current operations against systematic sustainability benchmarks.  JIT was the first corporate in Sri Lanka to use the intern

Women in Management, IFC celebrate remarkable women

Views - 501 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:40

  Promoting gender equality among the women closest to you; your wife, your sister, your daughter, can lead to significant change in the landscape of a country. Sri Lanka especially needs this change, as the constraints restr

Discussion tomorrow on making 25% quota for women in local government a reality

Views - 384 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:39

A forum discussion on operationalising the ‘25% quota for women in Local Government: Comparative Experiences on Advancing Women’s Political Participation’ will be held tomorrow from 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the lighthouse at the

SLFUW plans to inspire women

Views - 129 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:39

An interactive discussion titled ‘Inspiring Women’ has been organised by the Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW.) In keeping with the objectives of the SLFUW, two women achievers of contrasting fields will make inspiring a

Business Role Model honours for Cotton Collection’s Niloufer Anverally

Views - 151 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:38

Niloufer Esufally Anverally, Founder/Managing Director of fashion retail icon Cotton Collection, was honoured as Business Role Model of the Year 2017 at the recent ‘Top 50’ Professional & Career Women Awards 2017.  Organised

Women in Management and IFC confer ‘Gold in Career Achievement’ to Darshi Talpahewa of Hayleys

Views - 228 Monday, 24 July 2017 01:06

Darshi Talpahewa, Group Head of HR, Legal, Security and Corporate Communications & Sustainability – Hayleys PLC, accepting the Gold Award in Leadership Excellence Career Achievement at the Top 50 Professional & Career Women Awards 20

Stasshani Jayawardena recognised for Hospitality Sector Leadership

Views - 243 Monday, 24 July 2017 01:05

Stasshani Jayawardena, Director of Aitken Spence PLC and Chairperson of Aitken Spence Hotel Managements Ltd. was recently awarded the Hotel & Hospitality sector Gold award at the Top 50 Professional & Career Women Awards organised by the W

Rotarian Gowri awarded International Leadership Award 2017

Views - 203 Monday, 24 July 2017 01:04

Rotarian Gowri Rajan awarded the ‘International Leadership for Women’ by World Bank Country Director Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough while also present is Maldivian Ambassador Zaheera Zarik at Taj Samudra Hotel   One of t

ACCA Sri Lanka welcomes 77 new members to fraternity

Views - 134 Monday, 24 July 2017 01:03

New Members with ACCA Global President Brian McEnery, ACCA Sri Lanka Member Network Panel Chairman Adrian Perera, ACCA Sri Lanka Member Network Panel Vice Chairman Suren Rajakarier and ACCA Sri Lanka Head Nilusha Ranasinghe   

Senior officers get a flavour of Europe through PIM’s international program

Views - 200 Monday, 24 July 2017 01:02

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) conducted its third European international leadership program for a batch of senior officers of the state sector, jointly with the Maastricht School of Management (MSM), the Netherlands, a le

Govt. ensures free vocational education to youth: President

Views - 205 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

The Government is taking measures to strengthen free education and provide free vocational education to the youth in the country, President Maithripala Sirisena assured. Speaking at the World Youth Skills Day celebration held Wednesday at the S

IFS Mind Masters Challenge 2017

Views - 218 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

The IFS Mind Masters Challenge was held for the third consecutive year recently at the Hilton Colombo Residences in Colombo. IFS Mind Masters is a one-of-a-kind business quiz hosted by IFS in Sri Lanka.  Conducted via an online portal, the

5 innovative ways to produce job-worthy graduates

Views - 180 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

  Success lies in industry links, technology, skills development, new modes of education delivery, and school-to-work transition programs  A variety of new approaches to education and skills development h

Manufacturing Management students visit Toyota and Sodick factories in Thailand

Views - 465 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

Students of the Master in Manufacturing Management program recently visited the Toyota Motor Corporation and Sodick Electrical Discharge Machines (EDMs) manufacturers in Thailand. The objective of this study tour was to obtain a critical insight a

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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