Sri Lankan to head UNDP in Asia Pacific Region

Views - 21 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:00

Kanni Wignaraja is set to assume her role as Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), beginning next month. Wignaraja, who is from Sri Lanka, was appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and

Poignant pondering on a patriarch: One year later

Views - 171 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:00

One year has 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. Wickrema Weerasoo

Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando awarded honorary doctorate by Kiwi University

Views - 158 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:00

Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando has been capped as a Doctor of Science by Massey University in New Zealand. He was nominated for the honorary doctorate by the College of Sciences Vice Chancellor Professor Ray Geor, together with Massey Univers

CMI Sri Lanka successfully concludes 4th Management Quiz

Views - 30 Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:59

The premier Management Quiz Program ‘CMI Quiz Challenge 2019’ organised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Sri Lanka Branch for the 4th time, successfully concluded at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo on 23 October amidst an eminent g

Retirement age should be increased: HR forum

Views - 134 Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:55

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with Mead Johnson Nutrition, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), The International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ICC), and Daily Financial Tim

Dr. Ranali Perera ranked among Top 10 Future Leaders of the Global Energy Industry

Views - 193 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:00

Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) Petroleum Analyst Dr. Ranali Perera has been identified as one of the Top 10 Future Leaders and one of the 100 Most Influential Professionals in the Global Energy Industry, as featured in the Global

NHRDC conducts career fair in Ruhuna University

Views - 19 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:00

National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with Ruhuna University, Matara District Secretariat, YouLead, CareerMe, Chamber of Commerce, Man Power Department and Tertiary and Vocational Educational Commission (TVEC) org

Ruchith Liyanage of Seylan Bank presented with Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Views - 28 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:00

Ruchith Liyanage, Head of Business Process Re-Engineering at Seylan Bank was awarded with the internationally acclaimed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification at the recently concluded organisational excellence and Lean Six Sigma Conference, placing

AAT holds passed finalists certificate awarding ceremony

Views - 328 Wednesday, 20 November 2019 02:08

AAT Sri Lanka, the pioneer in producing middle level accounting professionals for Sri Lanka, held its Passed Finalists Certificate Awarding Ceremony recently at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo. The students aw

Meeting change head on

Views - 16 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

Albert Einstein once said: “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” It was a sentiment similar to this which Suresh Shah, the immediate Past President of the Employers’

Stax employee presents cutting edge research at IEEE conference in Japan

Views - 25 Monday, 18 November 2019 01:08

Lamana, a Data Analytics Consultant from Stax, Colombo, recently participated and presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH) conference in Japan, taking place at the Rit

USQ – Sri Lanka Alumni Chapter organises ‘Fail Fast’

Views - 159 Monday, 18 November 2019 01:08

University of Southern Queensland Australia – Sri Lanka Alumni Chapter organised a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program on 8 November at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka. The session was conducted by Dialog Axiata PLC C

HR Think Tank sheds light on holistic wellness at the workplace

Views - 401 Friday, 15 November 2019 00:00

The Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) co-organised a successful ‘Think Tank on Holistic Wellness’ on 24 October at Hatch, Colombo-1. A continuation of the inaugural HR Think T

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka joins CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Views - 96 Friday, 15 November 2019 00:00

Wayamba University has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Banking and Finance Department has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledg

AAP 15th residential seminar ‘Ignited Ingenuity’ in Bangkok and Singapore

Views - 94 Friday, 15 November 2019 00:00

The Academy for Administrative Professionals (AAP) recently returned to Sri Lanka with a high sense of pride in concluding its 15th residential seminar, exceeding expectations with an unprecedented number of local and overseas participants from Thail

‘Visioning 2020’ by Dr. Kuma Iddamallena on 24 November

Views - 74 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

The New Year has always been a keenly awaited milestone around the world, with almost everyone making resolutions aimed at personal improvement. While such resolutions are made in earnest, they rarely succeed due to built-in negativity, lack of plann

Ceylinco Life’s Toastmasters Club enters 6th year

Views - 15 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

Ceylinco Life hosted the sixth installation ceremony of its Toastmasters Club recently, at which a new executive committee was appointed and new members were welcomed. Ceylinco Life Chairman R. Renganathan was the Chief Guest at this ceremony held a

NCE seminar on ‘How to Create the Best Workplace through Human Capital Management’

Views - 28 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

The dynamic changes that constantly takes place in the international trade arena require entrepreneurs and leaders of Sri Lankan export-oriented enterprises to look for new approaches, to attract the attention of their stakeholders, as well establish

ICCSL to support WIM for TP50 Asia Awards

Views - 99 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka will extend its support to Women in Management (WIM) for the Top50 Asia Awards scheduled to be held in May 2020 in Singapore. ICCSL will support the prestigious competition though its partners in Sin

‘Fail Fast’ by Dr. Nushad Perera

Views - 186 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Alumni Chapter of the University of Southern Queensland Australia presents a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program on 8 November at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka. The session will be conducted by Dialog Ax

Rethinking leadership for education

Views - 18 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

Islanders Education Group in Maldives conducted the Annual Education Symposium for 2019 titled as ‘Enovate Education Symposium’. This annual symposium is conducted for their teachers and academic staff with the main aim of contributing towards th

The impact of emotional labour on holistic wellness and the role of HR professionals

Views - 241 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Recently, top HR professionals representing leading organisations in the country were invited by the Association of HR Professionals for a discussion and brainstorming session on the ‘Holistic Wellness’ of people in organisations. This well-atten

The importance of work ethic in this day and age

Views - 170 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

By Nirmalan Nagendra Today’s workforce In this day and age, we cannot stress on the importance of work ethic. Industry reports say that today’s workforce is not only made up of Baby Boomers and Generation X’s but also Millennials and a new addi

Unleashing the power to lead: Global presence with local pulse

Views - 629 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

We are indeed delighted to present 340 extraordinary managers at the PIM’s latest convocation. They have been developed as leaders with a global presence and a local pulse. That’s why we aptly picked the theme this year – ‘Unleashing the Powe

Abans holds Achievers Night 2019

Views - 40 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Sunday 27 October was a red-letter day for the managers of Abans network of over 600 Retail, Duty Free and Elite showrooms islandwide. It was Abans Annual Achievers’ night at the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Hotel in Colombo. The galaxy of Abans Showro

Skills Development Fund embarking on new journeys

Views - 122 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

From its humble beginnings in 1998, with over two decades of professional industry experience, the Skills Development Fund Ltd. (SDFL) has embarked on a successful journey enriching the lives of thousands of employees both in the public and private s

Workplace of trust a must for sustainable businesses: HR experts at EFC symposium

Views - 59 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) will unfold its eighth edition of the annual symposium on the theme, ‘An Agenda for Change’ on 8 November at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, creating a platform for the employers, employees and also policy ma

Janaka Kumarasinghe launches first-ever cartoon book on HR

Views - 29 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

A unique initiative to create awareness and interest on human resource management through cartoons was launched by Janaka Kumarasinghe – Executive Director, Kent Ridge Ltd. and senior HR Professional, Company Director and Past President of CIPM Sri

CMI Corporate Quiz Challenge 2019 kicks off

Views - 55 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Bringing together nearly 40 corporates in Sri Lanka, Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Quiz Challenge 2019 was held on 23 October at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, in an effort to enhance professional standards of local managers. T

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Strategies towards the vision of ‘Clean Country – Green Environment’

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Sri Lanka is a small island in South Asia. In early times, it was named the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. But what is happening to the pearl now? As a result of urbanisation and increase of population, environmental issues related to solid waste are inc

Has Sri Lanka really understood India’s economic potential?

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

India, a land with a diverse culture and heritage, is no doubt the centre of the South Asia that can take rest of the countries surrounding it to greater economic prosperity within the next few decades. This article is not a technical analysis of Ind

A challenge for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa: The societal, economic and political debt

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The challenges before President Rajapaksa in balancing and striving towards balancing the societal, economic and political balance sheets is enormous. Although shown separately, these three are interconnected and interdependent, therefore requiring a

Gota’s ‘Viyathmaga’ to the future

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Any critical assessment of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must take into consideration the salient characteristics that make him stand out from the run-of-the-mill politicians who had occupied the peaks of power.

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