IPM Past President Lalith Wijetunge inducted as OPA President

Views - 9 Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka Past President Lalith Wijetunge was inducted as the 37th President of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) of Sri Lanka at an induction ceremony held on Thursday 4 January at the Cinnamon Lakeside. Over 200 distinguished

International Institute of Knowledge Management holds Night of Excellence 17

Views - 217 Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) in collaboration with its Group of Companies Blue Arc Events

Empowering you to ‘Do Good’: Collaboration 2017, by gudppl

Views - 8 Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

A walkway artistically adorned with mason jars in the thematic blue and white, was the first indicator that something exciting was ahead.

Third Inland Revenue batch start MBA in Taxation at PIM

Views - 29 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management, the Nation’s Management Mentor, commenced the MBA in Taxation (MBAT) program, for the third successive batch of officers of the Inland Revenue Department on Saturday, 6 January 2018. The authorities were

Lankan appointed to Boards of Int. Climate Complexity Institute and Int. World Peace Institute

Views - 13 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

Dr. Nalin Jayasuriya, Chairman of the McQuireRens Group of Companies has been appointed as Director to the Boards of International Climate Complexity Institute and International World Peace Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

National Summit on People Management 2017

Views - 23 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

‘National Summit on People Management (NSPM) 2017’, organised by the Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies of University of Kelaniya for the second consecutive time was recently held at The Kingsbury

FIDA appoints Director and Regional Vice President from Sri Lanka at 36th Triennial International Co

Views - 15 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:22

On an invitation from the International President of FIDA (Federation International for Women Lawyers) Jethlyn A. Burrows of Bahamas, the Regional Vice President of FIDA-Asia, Ridmika Dep (Past President of Sri Lanka Women Lawyers’ Association) and

The total worth of employees – Do the bosses have any idea?

Views - 272 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:17

“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know” – Do

Microimage unveils ‘Mia,’ HR virtual assistant

Views - 176 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Microimage HCM Cloud, a leading global digital HR platform unveiled ‘Mia,’ a HR chatbot which will transform and revolutionise the way organisations deliver HR services to their employees. Employees who engage with this digital virtual HR Assist

LAUGFS Maritime CEO receives honorary doctorate from prestigious university in UK

Views - 20 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Reinforcing the leadership strength of LAUGFS, Leslie Hemachandra, Director/CEO of LAUGFS Maritime Services, was bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration (majoring in Ship Management) from a prestigious university in the United

CDB wins again with Gold at SLITAD People Development Awards

Views - 22 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Continuing its unrelenting winning streak during 2017, Citizen’s Development Business Finance (CDB) won yet another prestigious accolade at the SLITAD People Development Award, reemphasising the prowess of its winning team. CDB won a Gold at the 20

Head of Research at STAX recognised by Global Peter Drucker Forum

Views - 156 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Piyumi Kapugeekiyana, PhD, the Head of Research at STAX, was recently a finalist and received a special mention for having the ‘Most Original Submission’ within the Professionals category of the Peter Drucker Challenge organised for the ninth con

Hat-trick of ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Awards for legendary industry professional, Dr. Dan Seevaratnam

Views - 22 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Respected industry professional, Dr. Dan Seevaratnam scored a hat-trick of ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards, the most recent one being the prestigious ‘Lifetime Service Award’, by Sri Lanka Tea Board, at the National Tea Awards held in celebrati

Highly-skilled women, career progression and respectable femininity

Views - 631 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

Increasing numbers of women are entering higher education and professional employment in South Asian countries.

Dual-career couples and work-life diversity: Is it a signifier of happy and healthy families?

Views - 35 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The question arises “Is there any discrimination when either spouse stays back home without doing a paid-job?” In response to this anomaly

Chandrika Perera retires from position of Executive Vice President of John Keells Holdings

Views - 130 Friday, 5 January 2018 08:00

Following a highly recognised and successful career spanning over three decades, D.A.R. Chandrika Perera is retiring from the position of Executive Vice President of John Keells Holdings PLC as the Chief Financial Officer of the Leisure Industry Grou

MTD Walkers wins gold at People Development Awards

Views - 355 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading integrated infrastructure and engineering solutions provider MTD Walkers Plc won the Gold Award in the Construction Sector at the recently concluded

Airtel bags Silver at SLITAD People Development Awards 2017

Views - 35 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

Airtel Lanka walked away with a Silver Award at the People Development Awards 2017 organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development

DHL Express named Asia Pacific’s best employer for 4th consecutive year

Views - 28 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has been named 2018 Top Employer for Asia Pacific as well

Personal management lessons from Global Director of Interbrand

Views - 31 Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:49

The Chartered Management Institute’s Insights spoke to Interbrand Global Director Rebecca Robins about her career and how it has shaped her approach to management.

Cumaraswamy marks 45 years of dedicated service in laundry and dry cleaning industry

Views - 37 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

This year Amaranath Cumaraswamy is completing 45 years of continuous service in the laundry and dry cleaning field in Sir Lanka. He started his career 45 years ago (1972) in the Laundry Department at the first five-star hotel in Sri Lanka, the Ceylon

Farill Farook wins TOYP award from Junior Chamber International

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

Motivational speaker and Leadership coach Farill Farook recently clinched the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the year (TOYP) award for the category Moral and/or environmental leadership organised by the Junior Chamber International(JCI)

AAT Sri Lanka marks year of key achievements in 2017

Views - 20 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena At a media conference held on 20 December, the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT) recollected the achievements the institution has received during this year. Attaining full membership at the International

CSE honours employees at ‘Star Performers 2017’

Views - 136 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) recently held its year-end employee recognition event themed ‘CSE Star Performers 2017’. The event recognised long-serving employees, young achievers and employees that have best demonstrated CSE’s corporate val

Pan Asia Bank wins gold for commitment to people development

Views - 34 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

Pan Asia Bank was awarded a gold award for people development at the recently held SLITAD People Development Awards 2017

Union Bank salutes its long-serving employees

Views - 36 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

Union Bank’s long service awards aim to acknowledge the longstanding dedication and commitment of employees who have been a part of the bank’s growth and evolution for over 20 years.

Bank of Ceylon wins silver award for Excellence in People Development

Views - 33 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

Bank of Ceylon clinched the silver award at the People Development Awards 2016/17 conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development (SLITAD).

NOLIMIT wins Silver at SLITAD People Development Awards for 3rd consecutive year!

Views - 14 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

NOLIMIT, the leading fashion retail chain in Sri Lanka, was among the 17 companies that won Awards at the prestigious SLITAD People Development Awards 2016/17

Outward-bound Singapore turns 50

Views - 13 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

Outward-bound Singapore (OBS) has celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Pulau Ubin campus with the participation of the Prime Minister of Singapore. During the visit, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had the opportunity to interact with several alumn

Four ways to drive diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Views - 34 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

By Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific The global workplace is evolving and women are the next emerging market in the world (Ernst & Young, 2013). The female labour participation rate in Sri Lanka st

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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted

Yameen’s economic offensive to counter political adversity ahead of presidential poll

Saturday, 24 February 2018

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In the end, there was nothing

Saturday, 24 February 2018

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Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

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