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“Corporate boards lackadaisical in recognising strategic importance of people management”: Dhammika

Views - 221 Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:00

Q: What is CIPM’s role in the field of people management in Sri Lanka? A: CIPM has been the pioneer in people management in Sri Lanka for the last six decades. We have truly flourished like no other during this period raising the bar for the people


EFC’s HR/IR forum to deliberate on New Unified Labour Law

Views - 60 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

The second edition of the Employer Federation of Ceylon’s (EFC) HR/IF Forum for 2019, powered by Unilever Sri Lanka and Glaxosmithkline Sri Lanka will take place on 27 June at the EFC auditorium. The forum will unfold in form of a dialogue with the


HRP concludes high-level seminar on leaders’ role in national crisis

Views - 39 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

Sri Lankan human resource professionals must take the lead in developing and executing corporate polices which prioritise security while effectively balancing organisational goals with the practical needs and emotional well-being of employees in orde


Sri Lankan Gowri gets top post in Rotary International

Views - 26 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

Rotary International, the only service organisation to have a seat in the UN Assembly (Non-voting), has appointed the first female Sri Lankan Governor of Rotary Sri Lanka Gowri Rajan as the Vice Chair of the Rotary International ‘Futures Committee


BoardPAC and IronOne Technologies: Great Place to Work certified

Views - 53 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

BoardPAC, Asia’s largest and No. 1 market share board governance solution and a popular worldwide brand with multiple accolades globally, and IronOne Technologies, an export-focused innovative IT products and solutions company, operating three key


Yukthi promotes Sri Lanka at Rotary World Convention

Views - 40 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

CEO Communication Specialist and YKG Associates Managing Director and Lead Trainer Yukthi K. Gunasekera urged Rotarians from across the world to support Sri Lanka by visiting the country. Yukthi was addressing Rotary club leaders from over 200 count


CIPM Toastmasters Speechcraft Program focuses on leadership and character development

Views - 22 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management, together with the CIPM Toastmasters Club organised a Speechcraft program with the objective of enhancing the communication and leadership skills of HR professionals. The grand fin


SLT Human Capital Solutions pays tribute to employees with career advancement opportunities

Views - 171 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS), recognised as the leading total HR solutions provider in Sri Lanka, renowned for its comprehensive portfolio of innovative HR solutions, held a special event recently to present employees with career advancing


CIPM Toastmasters Speech Craft program focuses on leadership and character development

Views - 27 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, together with the CIPM Toastmasters Club organised a Speech Craft program with the objective of enhancing the communication and leadership skills of HR professionals. The grand fina


An evening of star-studded Sales Awards by Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics

Views - 34 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

It was a remarkable evening of sheer brilliance as 44 of the best performing Centre Staff and Sales Development Associates clinched their awards in titles of Gold, Silver and Bronze at the ‘Sales Star Awards’ hosted by Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics


MiHCM gains strong foothold at Thailand HR TECH Expo

Views - 43 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

The world of traditional HR is being rapidly disrupted as Cloud, Social, Mobile and Analytics continue to change the way businesses run across South East Asia. In order for companies to keep pace with these trends, it is essential to take their HR pr


John Keells Foundation launches ‘STEP UP to Careers’: soft skills workshops and career fair

Views - 33 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

“We had a great event with industry professionals. We got the soft skills that every employee needs for the base level of his career. I came all the way from Galle and this is the best program, a great learning experience,” commented Prabodh Bent


Restructuring the tertiary and vocational education sector in Sri Lanka

Views - 273 Thursday, 30 May 2019 00:03

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) recently held a key forum dealing with the restructuring of the tertiary and vocational education sector. It was organised in partnership with The Institute of Chartered Accounta


People’s Bank Annual Inter Branch / Department Quiz 2019

Views - 157 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:34

The 16th Annual Inter Branch/Department Quiz program organised by International Banking Division was successfully held at the Golden Rose, Boralesgamuwa recently with the participation of 117 teams. The objective of the quiz was to enhance the overal


CIPM Business School acquires new building to facilitate growing demand

Views - 66 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:33

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management – recently acquired a new building in close proximity to its head office in Colombo 5 to facilitate the growing demand for its programs conducted by the Business School. The new


SLT Human Capital Solutions partners Rede Solutions to provide innovative learning solutions

Views - 128 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:31

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS), recognised as the leading total HR solutions providing company in Sri Lanka, renowned for its comprehensive portfolio of innovative HR solutions, entered into a partnership with Rede Solutions Ltd. recently to


Gender-smart solutions empowering women at the workplace

Views - 197 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:22

Marking its first anniversary, the IFC-led SheWorks Sri Lanka partnership, supported by the Women in Work program, launched its year-one progress report titled ‘Making Progress: Sri Lankan Businesses Advance Gender Equality at the Workplace’ rece


Nishan Premathiratne appointed ICC YAF South Asia Chapter Regional Representative

Views - 55 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) YAF’s Global Committee has appointed Attorney-at-Law Nishan Premathiratne as Regional Representative of the ICC’S Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) for the South Asia Chapter. ICC’s YAF aims to develop t


Great Place to Work releases 5th annual list of Best Workplaces in Asia

Views - 162 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

Great Place to Work, global people analytics and consulting firm, announces the 2019 Best Workplaces in Asia list. More than 1,200 organisations participated in the assessment process, representing the voices of more than 1.6 million employees across


Japan confers prestigious decoration upon Upali Stanley Jayasekera

Views - 33 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

On 21 May, the Government of Japan announced the conferment of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays’ upon Upali Stanley Jayasekera, in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between


CIPM hosts ceremony to honour past presidents and fellow members

Views - 40 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:13

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management hosted a ceremony with the objective of honouring and appreciating the yeomen service rendered by the past presidents during their respective tenures and to recognise the chartered


Over 100 CA Sri Lanka students awarded certificates for completing inaugural soft skills program

Views - 36 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:10

Over 100 aspiring chartered accountants were awarded certificates on Wednesday after successfully completing three unique soft skills programs, introduced by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) for the first time for th


Arjuna Rajawasan on taking the helm of CTC HR

Views - 84 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:08

With over a decade of experience within the British American Tobacco (BAT) Group, Arjuna Rajawasan, returned to Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) as its new Head of Human Resources last year. Rajawasan returns to Sri Lanka after six years having serve


Hayleys completes gender equality employee workshop

Views - 27 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:07

In an effort to drive support for gender equality in the workplace, iconic Sri Lankan multinational, Hayleys PLC, hosted an employee workshop along the theme: #BalanceForBetter with a view to sharing knowledge and ideas around the establishment of a


MMBL-Pathfinder presents long-standing service awards

Views - 25 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00

The annual long-standing service award ceremony of the MMBL-Pathfinder Group 2019 was held at the River point of the group headquarters in Peliyagoda recently. A.W. Nalindra Wikumpriya, Accounts Executive and Pathfinder Collection Curator (15 years)


Seminar on ‘Restructuring the Tertiary and Vocational Education Sector’ today

Views - 98 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), The International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (I


Second batch of PIM’s MBA in Oman inaugurated

Views - 76 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00

Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor created another milestone by inaugurating the second batch of MBA students in the Sultanate of Oman. Anslem Perera, Chairman and CEO, Business Process Outsourcing Services L


PwC commits to supporting the next generation of family businesses via NextGen 2019

Views - 132 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:00

During a period of extraordinary transformation, how can the next generation of family businesses play a role in tackling digital disruption and rapid globalisation while preserving the values of business? The PricewaterhouseCoopers NextGen offerings


Seminar on restructuring the tertiary and vocational education sector in SL

Views - 167 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), the International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (I


New Zealand’s Massey University to enter Sri Lanka; MTI to enable

Views - 62 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:00

Expressing confidence in Sri Lanka, Massey University, New Zealand’s leading university – with 35,000 domestic students and over 18,000 students offshore/worldwide, has appointed MTI Consulting to facilitate the market entry process. “Sri Lanka


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Religion is a problem in Sri Lanka; can it be a solution?

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Generally, it is expected that religion should be a solution to a problem. Ironically in Sri Lanka religion is the problem. Therefore, what would be the solution? When religion becomes a problem of a country....


Orthodoxy and change: A perennial Muslim issue

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Whether Muslims live as minorities in non-Muslim countries or as majorities in a total of fifty seven countries, the clash of orthodoxy with modern challenges is a perennial issue that bedevils progress on several fronts in these communities.


Making the MCC Compact work for Sri Lanka

Friday, 16 August 2019

It is a sign of these political times that even an apolitical issue like a foreign aid program becomes a hot topic in Sri Lanka. In April 2019, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) approved a compact program for Sri La


Sri Lanka needs a president hungry for success, not power

Friday, 16 August 2019

The late John F. Kennedy described politics as a “noble adventure, an adventure in which one joins hands with the masses for the service of man”. Not that the Kennedys didn’t play “politricks” in their heyday. But playing “politricks” w


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