Maliban bags ‘Best HR Company’ accolade at Asian HR Leadership Awards

Views - 18 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Maliban Biscuit Manufactories Ltd., Sri Lanka’s most trusted biscuit manufacturer, which has infused novel experiences to its customers through innovative process manufacturing, received the ‘Best HR Company’ award at the Asian HR Leadership Aw

AAT hosts full-day workshop and certificate awarding ceremony for Members in Practice

Views - 90 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT) successfully hosted a full-day workshop and the certificate awarding ceremony for its Members in Practice (MIP) recently at the Auditorium of Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian and Research Institute.

IIHS partners with Mianz (MI College) Maldives

Views - 21 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

A pioneering Sri Lankan education institute with 16 years in the field, the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS) becomes one of the higher education institutes in Sri Lanka to export education to the region through its most recent partner

American Alumni Association of Sri Lanka to celebrate 30 years with grand awards on 29 March

Views - 98 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:44

The American Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (AAASL), which was founded in 1999 by a small group of returning graduates from several universities in the USA, celebrates 30 years of success in facilitating American higher education to college and univ

PIMA Alumni Association AGM on tomorrow

Views - 14 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:42

The Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIMA) will be held on Friday 22 March at 5.30 pm at the PIM auditorium. The Executive Committee (EXCO) of the PIM Alumni cordially invites all of its me

2019 SLASSCOM People Summit on 22 March to feature Bill Duane – Google’s ‘Superintendent of Well-being’

Views - 26 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

SLASSCOM’s 2019 People Summit sees a change in its traditional technologically-themed content to sound a more humanistic beat. Titled “Transcending Technology – The Human Factor”, the event is scheduled to take place on 22 March at the Shang

AAP to hold ‘Career Exploration’ workshop on 22 March

Views - 54 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

The Academy for Administrative Professionals (AAP), on the occasion of her 14th anniversary will present ‘Career Exploration’ one-day workshop on 22 March at Colombo Hilton. This educational event held for the 14th consecutive year, is for office

Nations Trust Bank celebrates International Women’s Day

Views - 23 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

Nations Trust Bank held a special seminar and training session to celebrate International Women’s Day at the BMICH on the 8 March, the same date as International Women’s Day under the international theme “Balance for Better”. The program com

DIMO acclaimed for its commitment to creating a healthy workplace

Views - 37 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

DIMO was recognised as the Healthiest Workplace in Sri Lanka for the year 2018 at the AIA Healthiest Workplace Summit. At the gala awards ceremony held recently, DIMO was acknowledged by multiple awards, including The Healthiest Employer - Large Cate

HNB’s Anusha Gallage honoured at World Women Leadership Congress

Views - 34 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

The 6th World Women Leadership Congress (WWLC) bestowed HNB’s Chief Financial Officer Anusha Gallage with the prestigious ‘Women’s Achievers Award’ in recognition of her role in the introduction of outstanding governance practices and in driv

Allianz Lanka recognised for management excellence at Great Manager Awards

Views - 32 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited (Allianz Lanka) was recognised yet again as a “Company with Great Managers” at the Great Manager Awards (2018), held recently at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. The event also saw six managers from Allianz Lanka walk

Academy for Administrative Professionals Graduation and Award Ceremony 2019

Views - 69 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

The Academy for Administrative Professionals Graduation and Award Ceremony took place recently at Colombo Hilton for the 14th consecutive year. University of Kelaniya Prof. of English Maithree Wickramasinghe was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Welco

Healthiest Workplace Summit, for the first time in Sri Lanka

Views - 29 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:29

The Healthiest Workplace Summit organised by AIA Insurance, was held for the first time in Sri Lanka with the participation of HR professionals from leading corporates in the country. The summit revealed the key findings of the Healthiest Workplace S

CICRA Campus launches Executive Master’s in Mass Communication

Views - 19 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:27

Addressing a long-felt need in the media and communications industry, CICRA Campus yesterday announced the launching of Executive Master’s program in Mass Communication. “The program covers 360 degrees of the latest and modern domain knowledge in

PIM’s MBA in Taxation for Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation

Views - 32 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:26

The Postgraduate Institute of Management entered into an MoU with the Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation (SLIT) recently facilitating the members of the SLIT to follow the MBA in Taxation (MBA-T) program conducted by the PIM. This program will be custom

ISMM past presidents felicitated

Views - 13 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:21

In keeping with tradition, Institute of Supply and Materials Management President Nalin Silva organised a ceremony to felicitate three of their past presidents namely, Danesha Perera, Anil Ponweera and Noel Wickramasinghe by unveiling their portraits

Churchillian English for executive development

Views - 29 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:20

A unique public communications training course has been structured by the Srinath Fernando Diplomacy a public diplomacy consulting firm, which engages in, amongst other things, public diplomacy consulting, government and public affairs consulting, co

ACCA concludes another successful New Member Ceremony

Views - 207 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

ACCA Sri Lanka held its New Members Ceremony 2019 at the Union Ballroom Hilton Colombo Residencies to celebrate the achievement of new ACCA members, who have attained the membership recently. The ceremony commenced with the welcome address, delivered

Hemas wins Gold at first-ever Corporate Health and Productivity Awards

Views - 40 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Hemas Wellness won the Gold award in the Extra Large Company Category at the recently-held Corporate Health and Productivity Awards organised by the Japanese External Trade Organization and the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs. Held for the firs

University of Peradeniya Alumni Association Colombo chapter AGM on 17 March

Views - 14 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

The 28th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya – Colombo chapter will be held on Sunday 17 March at 9 a.m. onwards at the Birds Park, No. 166, Buthgamuwa Road, Rajagiriya.Former Vice Chancellor of Peradeni

CIMA President’s Centenary Dinner celebrating CIMA›s 100 years

Views - 72 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

CIMA President’s Centenary Dinner celebrating CIMA›s 100 years was held on 8 March at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London. The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants was formed on 8 March 1919 in England. The status of management accounting as a

Colombo Leadership Academy’s Great Managers Awards ceremony today

Views - 23 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

In response to the success of the launch edition of the ‘Great Manager Awards’ three years ago, the Colombo Leadership Academy will recognise the country’s best corporate leadership at their annual leadership awards today. Effective leaders ar

Marginal increase in women representation at board level in listed companies: Research

Views - 28 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Latest research by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and IFC, a member of the World Bank, indicates that there is a marginal increase of women representation at the board level of listed companies, while suggesting that empowerin

CIPM Supervisory Development Program to enhance leadership and managerial skills

Views - 19 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka – one of the nation’s leaders in human resource management, recently conducted its three-day Supervisory Development Program which has been designed to provide a sound working knowledge of supervisory management and enhance leaders

Lankan lawyer Marini de Livera honoured with US State Department’s 2019 International Women of Courage Award

Views - 168 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honoured with International Women of Courage Awards (IWOC) 2019 at the US State Department last week. Sri Lankan Marini de Livera was among the awardees from Bangladesh, Burma, Djibouti, Egypt, Jor

First AHK Sri Lanka Vocational Education and Training Council launched

Views - 49 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) launched the first AHK-VET Council with representatives of different business sectors and VET authorities in presence of the German Ambassador Jörn Rohde yesterday. The VET

Moms Do Digital: Stay-at-home mom to own boss

Views - 328 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Moms Do Digital is a digital marketing agency started by two moms with the plan of taking the digital game to a whole new level. This is not your ordinary agency, clients are heard, understood and delivered with exactly what they need. Coming from di

PIM develops Central Finance executives

Views - 22 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), as the nation’s management mentor, is continuing its long-standing relationship with the Central Finance PLC; it inaugurated and tailored another Executive Development Programme (EDP) recently. There

AHRP and SHRM launch HR Think Tank Sri Lanka

Views - 571 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Filling a much-needed gap in the HR industry in Sri Lanka, the Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP) launched the historic HR Think Tank Sri Lanka initiative,in collaboration with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), on 28 F

EFC’s HR/IR Forum moots creating high performance culture through operational excellence

Views - 20 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 01:19

The first edition of the EFC’s HR/IR Forum for 2019, powered by Unilever Sri Lanka and Glaxosmithkline Sri Lanka was unfolded before a full-house last week. The HR/IR Forum held under the banner of ‘Creating a High Performance Culture through Ope

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A case for reviewing plantation management

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Last week, I elaborated on ‘Going Beyond Agronomic Research for Plantation Reform’ with the aim of beginning a conversation on the importance of non-agronomic research to understand the many problematic areas that plague the plantation sector, in

How are we doing in e-government?

Thursday, 23 May 2019

It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued

National introspection in the aftermath

Thursday, 23 May 2019

“The immediate task for the Government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another” – Anatomy of an Islamist Infamy (III), CT, 9 May. In this, th

Dhammika Perera an anti-establishment candidate

Thursday, 23 May 2019

During the holy Vesak weekend the phones were buzzing all over Sri Lanka over a story that appeared on a web page. The story said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had met with business tycoon Dhammika Perera whose business empire contribute

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