STAX Head of Research reaches finals of Bracken Bower Prize

Views - 150 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:00

STAX has long been known to attract top talent from some of the world’s most prestigious universities and corporates. Its Head of Research Piyumi Kapugeekiyana is a testament to this. Piyumi was recently selected as one of three finalists across t

New common entrepreneurship curricula to be adopted by Sri Lanka’s training institutes

Views - 47 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:00

Expressing their commitment to improve vocational training, technical education, and enterprise development in Sri Lanka, 11 training institutes launched a set of common curricula for entrepreneurship training. The new curricula was developed in par

Ambeon launches Executive Development Program with PIM

Views - 34 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:14

Leading multi-discipline conglomerate Ambeon Group recently launched an Executive Development Program (EDP) aided by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor.

Red alert to CEOs from IIHRM

Views - 189 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:13

Globally, companies and government organisations are increasingly incorporating gamification into recruitment to assess job aspirant fitment. However, hiring managers should be careful to determine whether they gamify work-related elements that is ri

CIPM Sri Lanka successfully concludes Advanced MDP for Regional Development Bank

Views - 54 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:13

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in Human Resource Management, successfully concluded the customised Management Development Program for Senior Chief Managers of the Regional Development Bank recently. The MDP was customised for the specific requ

KPMG and CIMA launch Diploma in Performance Management

Views - 363 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:12

Every business professional is faced with a dynamic and challenging business environment, where seizing new opportunities while operating in a volatile commercial arena, has become the order of the day. Taking this into consideration, leading profess

Japan slides in key Asia corporate governance ranking, ties with India

Views - 16 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:12

HONG KONG (Reuters): Japan slid three places to seventh in a widely watched ranking of corporate governance in Asia, tying with India but languishing behind the likes of Thailand and Malaysia. The fall is part of a biennial survey by the Asian Corpor

70 public sector officers participate in overseas training

Views - 133 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) successfully conducted several foreign training programs in 2018, in collaboration with University Putra Malaysia, for the public sector managerial staff, officers at the Examinati

CILT conducts successful road show at University of Kelaniya

Views - 78 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its fourth road membership drive for the year at the Department of Industrial Management of University of Kelaniya. CILT Sri Lanka Chairperson Gayani de Alwis, CMILT, Vice Chai

Japan confers A prestigious decoration upon late P. B. Munasinghe

Views - 15 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

The Government of Japan has announced the conferment of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays’ upon the late Punchi Banda Munasinghe, in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding between Jap

CIPM Sri Lanka and Maldives Association of HR Professionals to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Views - 20 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, and the Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) entered into an agreement to strengthen professional bilateral cooperation alongside the gala ceremony organised

Top world prize winners at ACCA Awards Ceremony 2018

Views - 306 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) recently held their awards ceremony at the BMICH Colombo, to recognise and award those students who have excelled in their exams in December 2017 and March and September 2018. The Chief Guest at t

Mankind International celebrates 40 years of creating careers

Views - 27 Monday, 3 December 2018 01:08

Mankind International Ltd., formerly known as Maritime International Ltd., celebrated 40 years of operations in both local and overseas, placements, outsourcing and headhunting in Sri Lanka, on 6 November. Having diversified into various areas in emp

ICCSL signs MoU with ACCA Sri Lanka

Views - 43 Monday, 3 December 2018 01:06

ACCA Sri Lanka Branch signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICC) on 29 November. The MOU sets out to establish areas of cooperation between the above parties in furthering and supporting the interests

Latest batch of JICA volunteers arrive

Views - 14 Monday, 3 December 2018 01:05

The latest batch of JICA volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka on 11 October 2018. These young Japanese volunteers are here to provide services in their specific fields of expertise. JICA volunteers are sent to developing nations as a part of the Japanese

CIMA Tour de Colombo 2018 on 8 Dec at Colombo Race Course Grounds

Views - 99 Monday, 3 December 2018 01:04

CIMA Sri Lanka’s highly popular member engagement event, Tour de Colombo, will be held for the 4th consecutive year on 08 December at the Colombo Race Course Grounds.  The Tour de Colombo is a team-based competition which tests participants’ str

109 ComBank staff honoured for 25 years of service

Views - 20 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:59

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently honoured 109 employees for 25 years of loyal service at the 2018 edition of the Bank’s annual Seniority Awards ceremony. Themed ‘Celebrating 25 years of shared prosperity and achievement’, the gala at the

WUSC to share lessons, achievements of skills for employment model

Views - 32 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:02

The Advancing Specialising Skills for Economic Transformation (ASSET) Project of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), which has developed more than 300 private sector partnerships resulting in more than 4,000 employment opportunities for youth,

Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and Memorial Oration on 27 Nov.

Views - 22 Monday, 26 November 2018 00:00

The Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and Memorial Oration will be held on 27 November at 4.30 p.m. at the Ghaffoor Hall of Zahira College, No. 406, Orabi Pasha Mawatha, Colombo 10. Desamanya M.D.D. Pieris, formerly of the Ceylon Civil Service a

PIM MBA in Bangladesh: A Sri Lankan pride

Views - 596 Monday, 26 November 2018 00:00

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand-new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Bangladesh who actively supported our endeavou

People’s Bank supports Employers Federation of Ceylon to hold annual Employers’ Symposium 2018

Views - 31 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

People’s Bank sponsored the Employers’ Symposium 2018, which was held at Galadari Hotel recently. Organised by the Employers Federation of Ceylon, the Employers’ Symposium 2018 focused on a gamut of issues shaping the future of the work, includ

150 Chartered Accounting students awarded CA Sri Lanka CBA and CSBA certificates

Views - 138 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently awarded certificates to 150 Chartered Accounting students who had completed the Certified Business Accountant (CBA) and Certified Senior Business Accountant (CSBA) levels of

CIPM Sri Lanka to play a key role in regional APFHRM initiatives

Views - 235 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the Nation’s leader in human resource management under the stewardship of its President Dhammika Fernando, will play a key role in several important initiatives of the regional HR body Asia Pacific Federation for Human Resource Mana

17 distinguished Chartered Accountants to nurture aspirations of young members

Views - 36 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:10

Some of Sri Lanka’s well known Chartered Accountants have come onboard to build the capacity and nurture the aspirations of young members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). The ‘Nurturing Aspirations’ Mentori

Unleashing the power to lead: Global presence with local pulse

Views - 222 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

We are indeed delighted to present 441 extraordinary managers at the PIM’s latest convocation. They have been developed as leaders with global presence and local pulse. That’s why we picked the apt theme this year as ‘unleashing the power to le

IPM acclaimed Chartered status, continues as ‘Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka’

Views - 153 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

The Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka is an institute that was founded through collaborative effort of a few professionals back in the year 1959. Recently it acquired the ‘Chartered’ status to continue its operations as the ‘Cha

IIMA Executive Management Program 2018 on ‘Leading Organisations for Performance Enhancement’

Views - 25 Monday, 19 November 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

Honorary doctorate for OPA President Dr. Lalith A. P. Wijetunge

Views - 44 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10

The Commonwealth University, in collaboration with the London Graduate School, has awarded an honorary doctorate of “Doctor of Human Resources Management” to Lalith A. P. Wijetunge at a recently concluded award ceremony held in Dubai, to recognis

161 female Brandix Associates inspired through Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program

Views - 33 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Achieving yet another milestone in the ‘Inspired People’ journey at Brandix, 161 female Associates from Brandix Lingerie (BLI) Wathupitiwala graduated from the Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program recently, marking the h

‘Adapt or Die?’: Lead, connect engage workshop and forum on 6 Dec.

Views - 48 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Leading millennials in today’s context seem to be bringing on a completely new set of challenges for Generation X and baby boomers. The youngsters are forever ta

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MMDA, ACJU, politicians and women

Saturday, 16 February 2019

It is 10 years since Justice Saleem Marsoof (JSM) and his committee was appointed to review and make recommendations to reform the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), passed originally in 1951 and amended in 1954, 1955, 1965 and 1969 before becom

President Trump looked for the failed idea of a wall

Saturday, 16 February 2019

The talks over the “Wall of Trump” between the US-Mexico Border Security broke down with Congressional leaders over the weekend. After the renewed call for a wall at his second State of the Union, President Donald Trump attended a political rally

‘The Man Who Would Be King’: Remembering Anura Bandaranaike on his 70th birth anniversary

Friday, 15 February 2019

‘The Man Who Would Be King’ is the title of a long tale written by Rudyard Kipling in 1888. This very popular story was made into a successful film starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer by the well-known director John Husto

Of pseudo-democrats, discipline and the coming death of liberty?

Friday, 15 February 2019

I despair of our politicos and would-be politicians. Not that they are not all honourable men. From the honourable prime minister to the former defence secretary discharging his duty honourably after premature retirement! But that honour often dresse

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