Virtusa hosts panel of professionals to share knowledge on how women can overcome career challenges

Views - 26 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

As more women enter the workforce, the pressures and challenges they face only begin to increase each year. Despite these growing obstacles, many women persevered and surmounted even the most difficult barrier and reached the upper echelons of indust

South Asian University establishes landmarks with third convocation

Views - 19 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

New Delhi: The third convocation of the New Delhi-based South Asian University (SAU) to be held on 7 June will witness

Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities 2018

Views - 13 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Reuters: Every scientist hopes for a “Eureka” moment – the jolt of sudden insight when a discovery becomes clear. But great

Senior officers get authentic flavour of Japan through PIM’s international program

Views - 59 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) conducted its first international management program in Japan

University of London offers 150 scholarships to women to mark 150th anniversary

Views - 24 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

In the year the University of London celebrates the 150th Anniversary of opening up special examinations for women,

Strategies for improving workforce productivity

Views - 55 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL), Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP) and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka wil

PwC’s Academy AMP to teach how to thrive in a complex business world through mindful leadership

Views - 32 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

According to Professor Sudhanshu Palsule, for many leaders the question is no longer whether we will be disrupted, but how quickly can we adapt to constant disruption? With disruptive business models and complex technologies, leaders are tasked with

Sysco LABS joins Educate Lanka Mentorship and Skills Development Program

Views - 28 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:02

Sysco LABS has joined Educate Lanka on its Mentorship and Skills Development Program in an effort to support the next generation of Sri Lanka’s professionals.

Transformation of HR in the digital world

Views - 180 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00

I am delighted to drive a dynamic community of diverse people in presenting a distinctly different experience at the National HR Conference 2018.

Sri Lanka to get Rs. 383 m Japanese grant to boost human resources development

Views - 14 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00

The Government has received Cabinet approval to sign an agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to obtain a grant of Japanese Yen 265 million (Rs. 383 million), in order to implement another phase of the Human Resources Devel

NHRDC Rakiya Aruna Program in Matale

Views - 48 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka held its popular ‘Rakiya Aruna’ program recently with the aim of assisting school leavers identify vocational trading opportunities and change their attitude towards employment in the

A.S. Jayawardena: The public policy management role model of our time

Views - 90 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:01

The demise of A.S. Jayawardena, former Governor Central Bank and Secretary to the Treasury will no doubt leave a notable

Japan to open door to unskilled workers to meet labour crunch

Views - 8 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

Tokyo (Reuters): Japan plans to ease restrictions on unskilled foreign workers in five sectors hit hard by labour shortfalls, the Nikkei business daily said on Wednesday, as the country confronts the challenges of a shrinking and ageing population. T

Memorial Speech of late Prof. Sudatta Ranasinghe today at Open Uni.

Views - 34 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

A Memorial Speech of late Senior Professor Sudatta Ranasinghe will be held today (Thursday 31 May) at 5:30 p.m. at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda. It will be delivered by Prof. H.H.D.N.P. O

CMA Founders Day Oration to be delivered by CB Governor

Views - 72 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

The Founders Day Oration of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA), which will be held on 1 June from 6.00p.m. at the auditorium of HNB Towers, will be delivered by Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy on the partners with SLIM to open up job opportunities for students

Views - 239 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00 recently signed a partnership with Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) to allow all graduates to get a job through as soon as they finish their studies. “We have a section on our website with jobs which require the

Microimage HCM Cloud appoints SmartProz as first Canadian Channel Partner

Views - 203 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:25

Microimage HCM, a well-established human capital management solution provider headquartered in South East Asia and having its presence in Australia, Malaysia and United Kingdom,

hSenid and Mercer enlighten industry leaders on predictive analytics of HR

Views - 112 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:23

HSENID Business Solutions, the number one Human Resource Information System (HRIS) provider in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Mercer hosted an exclusive breakfast forum on ‘The Future of Human Capital Management in a Global Business and Talent Ec

Innomantra India enters Sri Lanka

Views - 165 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:20

Naming Sri Lanka as the springboard for Asia with the digital economy bringing larger and smaller companies together, India’s leading innovation and intellectual property consulting firm Innomantra started operations in Sri Lanka recently.

Hilton Colombo participates in Hilton’s largest annual global career initiative

Views - 21 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo has taken part in ‘Careers@Hilton Week’, Hilton’s annual global career event showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry for young job seekers.

Harsha de Silva completes Harvard Kennedy Program

Views - 518 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva recently completed a short executive education certification course on ‘Leading Economic Growth’ at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard Universit

IPM SL President addresses Bangladesh HR Conference 2018 as Keynote Speaker

Views - 22 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka President Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri was recently invited to address the 7th International HR Conference 2018 as a Keynote Speaker by the Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management.

Newcomer Third Space Global awarded Great Place to Work 2018 status

Views - 15 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Third Space Global, the British owned and BOI approved company based in Orion City was recognised as a Great Place to Work 2018 company.

Marine biologist from Sri Lanka wins at British Council’s first-ever Global Alumni Awards

Views - 1960 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Following prestigious national awarding ceremonies hosted by the British Ambassador/High Commissioner in more than 10 countries

USQ Sri Lanka Alumni Chapter successfully concludes ‘Leaders Eat Last’

Views - 14 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

University of Southern Queensland Sri Lanka Alumni Chapter conducted a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program

Essential business networking skills workshop by Talentbridge

Views - 28 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Talentbridge Limited, a leader in training and development, will be conducting a half-day program on essential business

31 May deadline for submission of papers for KDU International Research Conference

Views - 154 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) is holding its International Research Conference

Workers hit McDonald’s with new sexual harassment claims

Views - 14 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters): 10 women who work at McDonald’s restaurants in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles

US top court backs companies over worker class-action claims

Views - 10 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies

EFC partners Mobility International USA to host first Regional WILD Asia Program

Views - 27 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and the Mobility International USA (MIUSA) are jointly implementing the Regional WILD

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No other country can better understand the preciousness of free trade than SL

Thursday, 19 July 2018

The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up and also the 17th anniversary of China’ accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2001, China acceded to the WTO, which marked a new historic stage of reform and

Development of national housing and Employees’ Provident Fund

Thursday, 19 July 2018

‘Singapore’ has become a buzzword in the media circles today. Media speak is centred round many issues. Extradition of the fugitive Central Bank Governor appointed to the post on a recommendation by our PM, now missing and reportedly taken refuge

Sri Lanka stepping up its pursuit of trade-led growth

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

“We were a trading nation since the era of ancient kings,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reminded Parliament

To hang or not to hang!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena dropped a bombshell out of the blues last week, sans all ‘maître’ (loving-kindness) when he launched a coup de main on drug offenders. He threatened to use his powers to place his signature to execute the death sen

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