IPM Sri Lanka delegation participates in Malaysia HR Best Practices Conference

Views - 13 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management nominated a high profile delegation comprising of members of its Executive Council to participate in Malaysia’s National Seminar on HR Best Practices held at the Holiday Villa Hot

BDO says regular health check-ups in businesses better than a post-mortem

Views - 135 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Fraudulent acts and corruption have become increasingly prevalent and have eaten deeply into the fabric of our society.

New improved visa process to Qatar a boon for employee recruitment

Views - 24 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Government of Qatar will soon be simplifying the migrant work visa application process that will expedite visa processing for Sri Lankan migrant workers. This service, which will first be introduced in Sri Lanka and then rolled out in other key

Brandix supports National Occupational Safety & Health Conference for 9th year

Views - 15 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Brandix Group has provided sponsorship supportforthe 2018 National Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Conference of Sri Lanka as a key corporate partner for the ninth year. Organised by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (

PIM conducts a strategy simulation program for senior leaders of BOC

Views - 90 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management, as the nation’s management mentor, continuing its long-standing relationship with the Bank of Ceylon, the bankers to the nation, initiated an advanced course in strategic management through Glo-Bus simulati

NSBM holds Inauguration of Alumni Association and Get-Together 2018

Views - 58 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The Inauguration of NSBM Alumni Association and first Annual General Meeting, NSBM Alumni Get-Together followed by dinner and networking and entertainment were held on Friday, 21 September at NSBM Green University Town, Pitipana, Homagama. This event

Unilever tops list of food and drink firms tackling forced labour

Views - 10 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever topped a list on Tuesday ranking how well food and drink companies tackle the risk of forced labour in their supply chains, ahead of Kellogg Company and Coca-Cola. Most of the 38 compani

Sir Michael Wilshaw becomes Lyceum Group’s Chief Academic Consultant

Views - 144 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Her Majesty’s former Chief Inspector of Schools and Ofsted, UK, former Head Sir Michael Wilshaw is currently in Sri Lanka, mentoring Lyceum Group of Schools Chief Visionary Officer Nikitha Grero and many members of the top management. He commenced

SLID and EY sign MOU to collaborate on Independent Directors Forum

Views - 109 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) launched an Independent Directors (INED) Forum last year with a view to building and strengthening the voice of independence in the boardrooms of companies.The forum has since gained interest and momentum a

CA Sri Lanka produces 327 new chartered accountants to take over reins of business world

Views - 13 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) conferred the distinguished Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) designation to 327 new Chartered Accountants, enabling them to take over the reins of the business world and steer it

Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association establishes Colombo Chapter

Views - 39 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association, known as PEFAA, was formed in September 1991. The main objective of the association is to encourage, foster and promote close relationship between the Faculty and its alumni, and also to assist a

AAT Sri Lanka Conference 2018 on ‘Stepping up: Role of an Interpreter to Influencer’ on 15 Oct.

Views - 36 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The 16th Annual Conference of AAT Sri Lanka is scheduled for 15 and 16 October at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo. The theme will be ‘Stepping up: Role of an Interpreter to Influencer’, an appropriate topic in the context of an accountant’s future

Foreign labour can only be allowed in regulated framework: Experts

Views - 203 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva With Sri Lanka experiencing a severe labour shortage, top experts attempted to examine the magnitude and nature of the labour dearth in the country, while looking at methods that could work out with differently crafted strategie

Soft skills matter

Views - 18 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:13

By Jim Garrison A recent study in the United States shows that 93% of employees consider soft skills as, if not more, important than hard skills. A Human Capital Survey by Deloitte indicates that the top mega trend in the US since 2016 is building hi

Fuard wins Best Security and Strategic Studies Presentation prize at KDU research conference

Views - 685 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:13

The award for the Best Security and Strategic Studies Presentation at the 11th International Research Conference of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was presented to Defence Analyst and former War Correspondent Asif Fuard. The resea

DIMO Academy for Technical Skills holds graduation for 2018

Views - 24 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:11

The 27th graduation ceremony of the DIMO Academy for Technical Skills (DATS), was held recently at the auditorium of the company’s state-of-the-art Mercedes Benz centre; DIMO 800. The occasion was graced by DIMO Chairman and Managing Director Ranj

CA Sri Lanka’s Annual Convocation on Monday

Views - 27 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The Annual Convocation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), which is the most anticipated event in the institute’s academic calendar, will be held on Monday, 1 October under the patronage of Minister of Industry an

Junior National Law Conference 2018

Views - 43 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The Junior National Law Conference, which is the most sought-after annual event of the calendar of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, was held for the 18th consecutive year from 14 to 16 September at the hotel ‘Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon’, Hikkaduwa

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad to conduct Executive Management Program from 11 to 13 Oct.

Views - 15 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) in collaboration with Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM) and Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) supported by the Association of Management Deve

PIM trains public administrators in the Netherlands

Views - 17 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) conducted its third International Leadership Program jointly with an esteemed European business school, Maastricht School of Management (MSM), the Netherlands, for a batch of senior officers of the state

Local and intl. high flyers to share success stories at CA Sri Lanka 39th National Conference

Views - 23 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

A group of multi-talented high achievers, some who are internationally acclaimed, while others are locally reputed for their unconventional style of doing business will steer the 39th National Conference of Chartered Accountants by sharing their leap

AHRP offers world-class professional SHRM qualification

Views - 94 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The next step to advancing your career and developing the right skills to stay ahead is now available in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Ravi Liyanage speaks on ‘All Your Eggs in One Basket’ at Evening with a Corporate Leader

Views - 77 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

A man with discernment and character Ravi Liyanage Chairman and CEO of The Kingdom of Raigam, spoke on ‘not putting all your eggs in one basket’.

How companies can grow by supercharging their talent

Views - 457 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

This advisory is a summary of a keynote presentation delivered by Arne Gast and Liesje Meijknecht, managing partner and senior leader of McKinsey & Company’s Organisation Practice in Asia Pacific respectively, at a breakfast on Capturing Value from

People’s Bank to inaugurate 200th Self Banking Unit in Kankasanthurai

Views - 18 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:47

Marking an iconic milestone in the annals of Sri Lankan banking sector, People’s Bank recently opened its 200th Self Banking Unit in the premises of Kankasanthurai Railway Station. People’s Bank has also taken steps to open several Self Banking U

Seylan Bank launches fully-automated Cheque Deposit Machine

Views - 18 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:45

Reiterating its value as the bank that has always gone beyond just banking to offer unparalleled banking experience to its valued customers, Seylan Bank launched its first-ever fully-automated cheque deposit machine at Millennium Branch in Kollupitiy

NDB ceremoniously opens two more CRMs

Views - 30 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:42

NDB ceremoniously opened its 11th and 12th Self Banking Units (CRMs) at Nawaloka Hospitals, Colombo and Main Street, Kurunegala in a bid to expand its automated delivery channels. Accordingly, the Bank opened its 11th Self Banking Cash Recycle Machi

Dr. Upali Mahanama Memorial Lecture on 10 October

Views - 48 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:41

The Dr. Upali Mahanama Memorial Foundation was founded by several of his friends, relations and organisations such as Jaycees (Junior Chamber) and the Free Masons in Sri Lanka of which Dr. Mahanama was an ardent and active member. The Mission of the

Omentra’s ‘58 minutes with’ talk show to feature Nathan Sivagananathan

Views - 38 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:39, Sri Lanka’s first digital procurement solution launched its own unique talk show; ‘58 minutes with’ this year. Their first session featuring Ajit Gunewardene; investor in Pick Me, proved to be a resounding success. Omentra is now b

World still waiting for wages boost despite stronger economy: Hays

Views - 9 Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:37

LONDON (Reuters): A meaningful boost to wage growth still looks elusive for most countries despite a robust global economy over the last year, an annual report on the world’s labour market showed on Monday. Firms are finding it increasingly hard to

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Reaching global quality standards through Deming Award

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The importance of quality in the contemporary competitive business environment cannot be over-emphasised. Total Quality Management (TQM)is a company-wide, all pervasive management philosophy, which organisations globally, in many business sectors hav

Ramsar accreditation of Colombo Wetlands: Rebranding Colombo as a Wetland City

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Colombo, once known to be “kolonthota,” has always been identified as a wetland complex at the heart of the Kelani river delta. Today this city is increasingly drying up, with around 20 sq km left as wetlands which continue to be threatened every

Coup Sri Lanka: some winners, mostly losers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

As a president proves shockingly stubborn, a nation waits with baited breath as to what His Excellency the loose cannon on a rocky slope will do next. Two Prime Ministers and the fates of their respective parliamentary groups hang in the balance lik

Rising dollar and bank NPA, brothers in arms?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The rising Non-Performing Advances (NPA/NPAs) is a matter of concern to the entire financial industry. It is a nightmare. The weekend papers have published some articles based on interviews journalists conducted with respective bank CEOs and also bas

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