Academy for Administrative Professionals Graduation and Award Ceremony 2019

Views - 77 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 - 31 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 - 22 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 - 44 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 - 15 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 - 32 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 - 208 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 - 53 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 - 18 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 - 73 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 - 27 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 - 37 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 - 24 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 - 175 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 - 58 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 - 342 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 - 23 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 - 590 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 - 22 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

SLASSCOM to host People Summit 2019

Views - 39 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 01:18

The 2019 SLASSCOM People Summit is an event worth blocking your calendar for due to very special reasons. While the previous years’ summits were more focused on the use of technology to interpret, predict and anticipate how processes and practices

Sudham Dewaraja wins prestigious CTC Chairman’s Award

Views - 37 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 01:18

The Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) recently bestowed the company’s highest honour, the Chairman’s Award, upon Sudham Dewaraja, the Strategic Planning and Insights Manager. The award is presented each year in recognition of outstanding personal

PwC’s Academy workshop on implementing ERM to help organisations manage and prevent future risks

Views - 28 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

In an era where risks have become part and parcel of the business world, PwC’s Academy is assisting Sri Lankan businesses to proactively manage and prevent risks by introducing a two-day practical workshop on Implementing Enterprise Risk Management

WCIC to celebrate International Women’s Day on 1 March

Views - 117 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) will celebrate International Women’s Day on 1 March at the Victorian, The Kingsbury. A knowledge sharing session will be held to mark International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Better the Ba

Commercial agreement signed for establishment of National Vocational Training Institute, Polonnaruwa

Views - 51 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:49

The Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs has signed a commercial agreement with Gemco International B.V. Netherla

SHRM – APAC and Middle East CEO Achal Khanna shares key insights ahead of launch of HR Think Tank

Views - 38 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:46

‘HR Think Tank of Sri Lanka’, an alliance of senior HR professionals who will come together to uplift the standards of HR fraternity in Sri Lanka, will be launched on 28 February, by the Association of HR Professionals (AHRP) in collaboration wit

National Human Resource Development

Views - 44 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:45

National Human Resource Development Council (NHRDC) Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody hands over a copy of the report on labour immigration with recommendations to Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Non-Cabinet Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva and Skills

CIPM ‘Great HR Charity Walk’ powered by ATG Ceylon

Views - 42 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:42

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management organised the ‘Great HR Charity Walk’ on 26 January in aid of their ‘Play for All’ social justice project. CIPM’s ‘Play for All’ project is aimed at fulfilling their

Take a lesson from Nepal

Views - 76 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:39

Franklyn Amarasinghe, formerly DG of the EFC, speaking at the seminar on ‘Making Employment Laws Conducive for Investment in Sri Lanka’ noted that Nepal is the only south Asian country which has been able to bring in some progressive labour marke

Chair’s role is crucial for independence in boardroom

Views - 53 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:15

The chairman is responsible for leadership of the board and is crucial for creating the culture imperative for individual director participation and overall board effectiveness. The chairman’s role in facilitating independence in the boardroom was

Award-winning BoardPAC sponsors Australian Governance Institute’s National Conference 2018

Views - 55 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:14

Globally recognised and among the most awarded Board Management Solution providers BoardPAC, sponsored the Governance Institute of Australia’s National Conference 2018. The event titled ‘Purpose. Performance. Value.’ was held during the last w

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Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lift their game for the progress of our glorious game.” Question for Sri Lanka Cricket (board) Sri La

Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years

Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view

Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)

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