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K. N. Jayatilake Memorial Oration today

Views - 9 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Peradeniya will hold the K.N. Jayatilake Memorial Oration today (24 July) at 3 p.m. at the Arts Faculty Seminar Room at Peradeniya University. This is an annual memorial event to celebrate the academ


Hiruni and Nishadi receive Certified Human Resource Analyst certification from AAPM

Views - 169 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Hiruni Navarathne and Nishadi Jayashinghe received “Certified Human Resource Analyst” certifications from Colorado, USA-based American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) at the Fintech Meetup of the Asia-Pacific Executives Forum, jointly organi


President of ACCA Sri Lanka bags CMA Professional Excellence Award

Views - 85 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

The CMA Professional Excellence Awards are presented each year to top accounting professionals who have contributed to the accounting profession and excelled in their professional and business career. Adrian Perera, currently the Director Corporate A


HNB Grameen Finance recognised as one of Sri Lanka’s ‘Greatest Places to Work’

Views - 21 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

HNB Grameen Finance Ltd. has been once again recognised as one of the 25 Great Places to Work in Sri Lanka by the Great Place to Work Institute Sri Lanka. Continuing the momentum gained last year, the company clinched the Silver Award in the ‘Extr


IPM Sri Lanka CEO and Vice President on study tour to CIPD UK

Views - 19 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, announced that their Chief Executive Officer P. G. Tennakoon and IPM Executive Council Vice President G. Weeratunga returned to the country after a very productive study tour to the C


Airtel Lanka among 25 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka

Views - 17 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

Airtel Lanka was recognised as one of the 25 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka, at the Best Workplaces Awards Ceremony recently held by Great Place to Work Institute at the Hilton Colombo.


SLAAPS residential seminar in Malaysia this week

Views - 105 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS), affiliated to the Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA) is marking its Ruby Anniversary this year.


46 teams compete for top honours at CSE Masterminds 2018

Views - 13 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

The second edition of ‘CSE Masterminds’, Sri Lanka’s industry-wide capital market quiz competition organised by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) concluded recently at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo with Lanka Securities emerging as the winner of


Union Assurance recognised as Great Place to Work for 6th consecutive time

Views - 9 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

The Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute recognised Union Assurance PLC – for the sixth consecutive year as a work place that is conducive to growth and personal development at the gala award ceremony held on 11 July at The Hilton Colombo.


Budget proposals to address skills gap and future of work

Views - 79 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL), Daily Financial Times and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICC) have organised a discussio


Building great organisations: What will it take in the future?

Views - 221 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

I would like to begin by congratulating the Great Place to Work Institute for organising this event to recognise ‘Sri Lanka’s Best


Ceylon Chamber unveils ‘Chamber Academy’ for high-impact work based training programs

Views - 18 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) being the premier business chamber in Sri Lanka, is an Institution that works


How to transform your managers into leaders

Views - 18 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

To succeed in today’s fiercely competitive commercial world, every organisation needs leaders who can inspire their


Institute of Personnel Management partners with NDB

Views - 12 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

NDB becomes the first bank in Sri Lanka to partner with the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) to facilitate student education.


HealthRecon Connect receives Great Place to Work Certification

Views - 69 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

HealthRecon Connect received Great Place to Work Certification recently.


McLarens Group recognised as ‘Great Place to Work’, for 3rd time

Views - 14 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The McLarens Group, for the third consecutive year was recognised as one of the ‘Top 25 Great Places to Work’ in Sri Lanka


Once again, NOLIMIT among Sri Lanka’s top 25 companies to work for in 2018

Views - 23 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The country’s leading fashion chain, NOLIMIT has achieved the accolade of being listed among the top 25 best companies


EFC’s Youth Network on Employment joins Global Apprenticeship Network

Views - 70 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) is an international coalition of committed companies, international organisations


University of Colombo Alumni Association AGM on 23 July

Views - 23 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

The 36th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo for the year 2018/2019 will be held at 5:30 pm on 23 July at Senate Hall, College House, University of Colombo. The meeting will be followed by fellowship and dinn


Pearl Hobby Craft Tainting Institute’s fifth Certificate Awards Ceremony

Views - 9 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

The fifth Certificate Awards Ceremony and 10th Anniversary Celebration of Pearl Hobby Craft Tainting Institute Colombo, a training institute registered with Vocational Training Authority, Sri Lanka conducting cake-making, general cookery, dress-maki


David Pieris Group awards certificates to another batch of computer trainees

Views - 14 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

Students who have successfully completed the Introduction to Computer Skills course, sponsored by the David Pieris Group of Companies at the Computer Training Centre in Madapatha,


Returnees from Korea hold annual gathering

Views - 11 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

EPS Centre of Human Resource Development Services of Korea (HRD) in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, organised the Annual Gathering of Returnees on 6 July at the SLBFE auditorium.


Construction of Colombo VTC and upgrading Gampaha TC to be completed in 2018

Views - 37 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

The construction of Colombo Vocational Training Centre (VTC) and upgrading of Gampaha Technical College (TC) project financed by the Korea Eximbank is gradually gearing towards project completion in December this year.


NHRDC Discussion Forum on Budget Proposals for 2019/20

Views - 131 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL), Daily Financial Times and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICC) have organised a discussio


INSEE Cement clinches two Great Manager Awards

Views - 45 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

Human Resource Development is an important core value at INSEE Cement. The company was able to demonstrate that it motivates its personnel to achieve excellence and realise their true potential when two top performers in the company shone at the Grea


Nations Trust Bank honours employees in style

Views - 360 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

In celebration of Nations Trust Bank’s 19th anniversary, the bank hosted a special ceremony at Hilton Colombo Residences under the theme ‘Milestones – In Appreciation of Great Journeys’ to honour staff members who have been with the bank for


EFC’s HR-IR forum deliberates on workplace safety

Views - 23 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Promoting a safety culture does not mean providing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) alone. It is about creating


Jazri Magdon Ismail takes over reins as new AAT President

Views - 67 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

The ceremonial induction of the 10th President of AAT Sri Lanka, M. Jazri Magdon Ismail, will be held on 6 July at 6 p.m. at AAT Centre, Colombo 5.


Galle Club holds inaugural AGM

Views - 284 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

The inaugural AGM of the Galle Club which was recently held at the Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo, marked a new chapter


Fourth law of CEO Communication

Views - 82 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

The fourth law of CEO Communication is to be an “authentic” communicator.


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Laurels of ‘Living Together’: Refreshing reflections

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about


The fate of the rupee: Central Bank is caught with ‘Devil’s Alternative’

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Not all are losing when the rupee depreciates The recent depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar in the market has apparently driven the entire nation to a panic mode. While it had been a field day for the media and opposition law makers, the


Southbound rupee and northbound CoL

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Sri Lankan Rupee hit a record low of 170 per $ last week, and the Minister of Finance warns of further depreciation. This is inevitable given the chaotic state of the nation’s economy. While the rupee turns south, CoL (cost of living) has no o


In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


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