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Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries hold residential seminar in Dubai

Views - 78 Monday, 23 September 2019 02:10

The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries [SLAAPS] affiliated to the Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific [ASA] held its second International Residential Seminar in Dubai at the Hi


HNB wins Top Workplaces in Asia award

Views - 485 Monday, 23 September 2019 02:08

Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) was recognised as a winner in the Top Workplaces in Asia category of the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) 2019. The award was presented in Bangkok, Thailand over a Grand Gala Dinner on 20 Septemb


Access Engineering wins 3 awards at National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2018

Views - 26 Monday, 23 September 2019 02:06

Access Engineering, the pioneer in civil engineering in Sri Lanka was able to secure three prestigious awards at the National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2018 held at BMICH on 22 August. National Occupational Safety and Health Ex


Women’s empowerment and leadership session at 46th ARTDO Conference on Monday

Views - 59 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Women in Sri Lanka form approximately 57% of a total estimated population of 21 million. However, out of the total economically active population of 8.5 million persons, only 33.4% are women. Thus, almost 70% of the labour force constitutes of econom


Maj. Gen. Sathyapriya Liyanage felicitated by Thurstan College OBU

Views - 41 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Distinguished Thurstanite Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, 54th Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, was felicitated by the Old Boys’ Union of Thurstan College at a grand dinner held on 15 September at The Kingsbury, in appreciation and recogni


CIPM Sri Lanka to host prestigious World HR Congress 2020 from 6-8 July

Views - 79 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) and the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) will be hosting World HR Congress 2020, the world’s largest HR conclave, in Co


International Forum for Teachers (IFT) 2019 at BMICH

Views - 164 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Gateway Graduate School, Pearson Edexcel, and the University of London, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Macquarie University, and RMIT University, will host the fourth consecutive International Forum for Teachers (IFT) at


Top forum discusses national quality assurance system for higher and professional education

Views - 120 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

By A.U. Ranasinghe UGC Chairman Prof. Mohan de Silva on Monday stressed the importance of a national quality assurance system for both state and non-state education to ensure professional education stimulates economic growth. In the modern world more


CA Sri Lanka Members can now obtain associate membership from CPA Ireland

Views - 41 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and CPA Ireland this week signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement to strengthen the standing of CA Sri Lanka and CPA Ireland Members to help them achieve greater professional success ac


SLIIT appoints distinguished professor and educator Nimal Rajapakse as Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Views - 95 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

SLIIT, the country’s premier degree awarding institute, announced the appointment of distinguished professor and educator Dr. Nimal Rajapakse to the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor effective this month. Prior to this appointment, Prof. Rajapakse ser


EFC expands training modules on employment-related subjects

Views - 26 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

With the objective of giving an in-depth understanding of the laws governing superannuation benefits and taxation on employment income, lump sum payments and terminal benefits, the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) recently conducted a training


Radically reinvented reality: Relevance to Sri Lanka

Views - 380 Monday, 16 September 2019 00:35

I am delighted to be involved in the National HR Conference 2019, the largest HR event in South Asia. This time it is on the theme ‘Radically Reinvented Reality’. We need to take another look at the way we act institutionally and nationally, in u


CIPM SL shines with National Quality Award for Education Sector

Views - 26 Monday, 16 September 2019 00:34

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management – was recently selected to be awarded the Merit Award for the Education Sector (Medium Category) for 2018 and received commendation certificate for 2017 at the National Quality A


David Pieris Motor Company recognised for ‘Best CSR Run by private sector for Women’s Empowerment’

Views - 51 Monday, 16 September 2019 00:32

David Pieris Motor Company Ltd. was bestowed the Gold award for ‘Best CSR Program in the Private Sector for Women’s Empowerment’ at the ‘Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards – Ninth Edition – Sri Lanka and Maldives’ held at Shang


Randima Attygalle wins Top 50 Professional and Career Women Award for print media

Views - 36 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Senior journalist Randima Attygalle won the award for print media at the ninth edition of Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards (Sri Lanka and Maldives) held last Friday at the Shangri-La Colombo. Organised by Women in Management (WIM) in part


Mitra’s Chinthi Weerasinghe wins Gold at WIM

Views - 316 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Celebrating 20 years of a successful and experience-rich career in Information Technology both here and overseas, Chinthi Weerasinghe, CEO of Mitra Innovation Digital business was recognised as the gold winner of this year’s Women in Management awa


Promoting female leadership in social entrepreneurship and impact investing

Views - 41 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Lanka Impact Investing Network (LIIN) announced the Emerging Women’s Summit (EWS), the first-ever regional event in the northern part of Sri Lanka that promotes female leadership in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, on 29 September from


Dhashma Karunaratne wins WIM Top 50 Professional & Career Women Gold for Supply Chain and Logistics

Views - 72 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Dhashma Karunaratne Immediate Chairperson of WiLAT SL and Commercial and Marketing Manager of South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) Port of Colombo was awarded the Gold award for Supply Chain and Logistics at the recently held WIM TOP 50 Professional &


Fonterra Sri Lanka’s Head of Corporate Affairs Thamari Senanayake wins Career Achievement Award

Views - 43 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (CRA) Thamari Senanayake has set a striking example of how to integrate conscience and career in her 23 years in the industry. These efforts have now been recognised at a national lev


Groundbreaking shift from conventional HR practices – 46th ARTDO World Conference

Views - 61 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:34

The Asian Regional Training and Development Organisation (ARTDO) will hold its 46th annual conference for the first time in Sri Lanka from 23 to 25 September at the Hilton Colombo organised the by Centre for Leadership and Training Development (CLT


SLAAPS to hold Residential Seminar in Dubai from 12 to 15 September

Views - 33 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:32

The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS) affiliated to the Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA) will hold its second International Residential Seminar in Dubai at t


AHRP enables HR professionals to become enterprise leaders with SHRM Certifications

Views - 1006 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:32

Today, more than ever, HR professionals are expected to assume greater leadership roles, shaping their organisations’ strategic direction towards achieving business priorities. As with other human sciences, due to the volatile, uncertain, complex,


Heineken launches ‘Go Places 2.0’ campaign to tap into global talent

Views - 548 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:10

Heineken International recently launched an innovative new employer branding campaign called ‘Go Places 2.0’, inspired by the real and exciting experiences of employees, to engage and inspire future talent. The campaign as per its name, seeks to


Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies debuts

Views - 47 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:08

The first issue of the Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies (SLJMS) is launched align with the inauguration ceremony of Faculty of Management Studies at the Open University of Sri Lanka. The first issue was dedicated for late professor Sudatta Ran


Mitra Innovation’s Best Practices for Project Managers 

Views - 151 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:08

Mitra Innovation Senior Project Manager Rajinda Rathnapala articulated his thoughts on key areas in Project Management that are recognised by executives and stakeholders as indispensable skills which bring true strategic value to their projects and l


CSBM ‘Talk of the Month’ by Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Views - 67 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

The Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM), www.csbm.edu.lk, the premier ‘Business School of the Nation’ recently held its pioneering signature event ‘Talk of Month’, a half-day program titled ‘Practical applications of Mindfulnes


Certis Lanka Security Solutions recognised as one of the ‘25 best workplaces in Sri Lanka’

Views - 42 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Certis Lanka Security Solutions Ltd. was recognised as one of the ‘25 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka’ for the second consecutive year at the Great Place To Work awards ceremony held at Shangri-La Colombo on 5 July. The Great Place To Work Institute


Varun Beverages bags Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Award 2019

Views - 48 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:00

Varun Beverages Lanka Ltd., (VBLL) a leading carbonated soft drink manufacturer and the exclusive bottler for Pepsi in Sri Lanka, has recently been awarded the prestigious Best Employer Award for 2019, at a glittering ceremony held recently in Taj Sa


AAT Business School Award Ceremony 2018/2019

Views - 41 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:00

AAT Business School, the higher education arm of AAT Sri Lanka, celebrated recently its Annual Award Ceremony 2018/2019. Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission Deputy Director General Janaka Jayalath graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The


HNB honoured among best 100 employer brands in Asia

Views - 48 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:00

Setting a new standard in exemplary HR, leading private sector bank HNB PLC emerged ahead of the island’s most respected corporates as one of the Best Employer Brands in Sri Lanka, at the prestigious Asia’s Top 100 Employer Brands Awards 2019. Ta


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‘Data is the new oil’: An introduction to the proposed Data Protection Act

Friday, 6 December 2019

Data protection is not a concept we, in Sri Lanka, are familiar with. Globally, the laws surrounding data protection have been around for about 20 years. And we are only just about getting started. The proposed ‘Data Protection Act’ (hereinafter


Education: An integral part of entrepreneurship development

Friday, 6 December 2019

Governments across the world have recognised the importance of State intervention to encourage private sector innovation towards strengthening entrepreneurships in order to capitalise on comparative and competitive advantages. The main pillar of entr


Moving away from an insular mindset concerning the tea export business

Friday, 6 December 2019

Sri Lanka mainly produces Orthodox teas as opposed to CTC teas which are largely used in producing tea bags. We are ahead of others in the former category but unfortunately way behind on the latter due to our closed and insular policies. Assuming an


Opportunities for scaling up climate finance in Sri Lanka

Friday, 6 December 2019

The National Consultation on Climate Finance Mechanisms for Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka organised by ICC Sri Lanka together with UNESCAP brought together professionals from several sectors to discuss pressing issues in promoting climate-resil


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