Manel Rajkumar of Araliya wins WCICSL Silver award

Views - 16 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

Manel Rajkumar of D&R Exports (Araliya Products) won the Silver award in the Large Scale Enterprises Category at the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018 ceremony organised by the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce Sri Lanka. Rajkumar,

HR in Sri Lanka gets a global HR qualification from USA

Views - 23 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va.: The Intercontinental Institute of Human Resource Management (IIHRM) and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources based in the USA have partnered to deliver the Developing Competencies for HR Success trainin

NHRDC ‘Rakiya Aruna’ program successfully concluded

Views - 32 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka held its popular ‘Rakiya Aruna’ program recently with the aim of assisting G.C.E. O/L and A/L school leavers identify vocational training opportunities and change their attitude toward

The science of thought engineering: Retrain the brain

Views - 21 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Thought Engineering (TE) helps individuals to redesign their own thinking patterns in the mind to maximise their creative skills. Real life thought engineering is in many ways different from educational (physical) engineering, because it deals with t

Leading industry experts to guide business managers

Views - 51 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

Acclivity Training announces that an eminent panel of speakers is coming together to provide guidance to managers and aspiring managers on business skills that are essential for the day-to-day running of an organisation. The program covers a wide ran

HNB kicks off first-ever Walk-The-Talk challenge

Views - 219 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, employees of Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank, HNB PLC attached to HNB Head Office left their vehicles at home – instead choosing eco-friendlier commuting options – as part of the bank’s inaugur

Bank of Ceylon conferred 3 awards for HR excellence

Views - 21 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

The Bank of Ceylon was once again recognised for its HR excellence at a series of awards ceremonies (through three wards). It was recognised as one of Asia’s Best Employer Brands for 2018, as one of Sri Lanka’s best employers brands and was also

Developing next generation skills in an era of disruption: Are Sri Lankan HR managers doing enough?

Views - 27 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

By Aubrey Joachim Alongside the many global issues that abound – geo-political, socio-economic, technological innovation, etc. is another elephant in the room; the increasing skills shortage in an era of constant disruption. This is certainly a maj

LSEG Technology’s Vidumini Ranasinghe awarded Professional and Career Women Award

Views - 23 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:00

The Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards 2018 presented by Women in Management (WIM) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group was held in Colombo recently. The Professional and Career Women Awards aim t

Unilever and Vocational Training Authority embark on mission to empower Agarapathana youth

Views - 104 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka and the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) unveiled a vocational training centre in the town of Agarapathana recently. The launch ceremony was attended by over 150 people including VTA Chairman Ravi Jayawardana, Ceyte

Siam City Cement (Lanka) appoints Rizmy Rishard as Independent Director to Board

Views - 31 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s foremost cement manufacturer of INSEE Sanstha Cement, has announced the appointment of Rizmy Rishard as an Independent Director, to its Board, effective from July 2018. He brings with him extensive experi

Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation 2018 awarded to Prof. Kamala Liyanage

Views - 17 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

The Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation was awarded to Professor Emerita Kamala Liyanage of University of Peradeniya by Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, at a special ceremony held on 31 August at Earl’s Regent Hotel in Kan

Special recognition award to Kumarasinghe from Netherlands

Views - 13 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

PUM Netherlands Representative in Sri Lanka S.P.C. Kumarasinghe received a special award from PUM Netherlands Senior Experts for 25 years of service excellence and dedication in assisting over 600 SMEs in Sri Lanka. PUM Netherlands Senior Experts is

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi to share his experiences of ‘Living Together’

Views - 105 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

Multi-faceted corporate personality Deepal Sooriyaarachchi invites our attention to a very relevant subject by sharing his experiences spanning two decades. That is the question of ‘Living Together’, of course with people from different belief sy

University of Colombo Alumni Association supports internship placements of Department of Economics

Views - 13 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

Just one month after the Alumni Association entered into a collaboration partnership with the Department of Economics of the University of Colombo to support its final year internship program, the collaboration has now secured over 100 internship opp

Virtusa and Unilever inspire 5th batch of summer interns

Views - 237 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

Virtusa and Unilever Sri Lanka in partnership with Great Place to Work Sri Lanka recently concluded the 5th annual International Summer Program (ISP).

Practical training helps chartered accountants become competent professionals: CA Sri Lanka VP

Views - 110 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

The importance of the practical training component of the CA Sri Lanka Chartered Accountancy curriculum was highlighted recently by the Institute’s Vice President Manil Jayesinghe who emphasised that the training helped professionals acquire import

PwC’s Academy Masterclass on Strategy Execution in Emerging Markets with Prof. Susan Lynch

Views - 38 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Every company has big and bold growth ambitions in any given economic condition. Senior executives are tasked to craft growth plans to cater to the demands of stake holders, hence they focus on creating the most optimistic corporate plan for their co

SriLankan Airlines launches Employee Assistance Centre to provide guidance for staff

Views - 29 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

SriLankan Airlines achieved yet another milestone in Sri Lanka’s corporate sector when it became the first organisation in the country to launch an Employee Assistance Centre (EAC), which offers professional guidance and counselling for employees t

Upgrading customer service through NLP techniques

Views - 22 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

Customer relations is the most upgraded passport to enter the hearts of clients, which impacts in a higher degree of satisfaction,

John Kotter’s thought leader programs launched for the first time in SL

Views - 210 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

Surmount Ventures collaborating with Arohan Talent Solutions recently launched a series of workshops based on business

Astron MD/Chairperson Marise Deckker selected Best Woman Corporate Leader 2018

Views - 56 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group selected Marise Deckker as the Gold Award recipient for the Best Woman Corporate Leader of the Year at the ‘Top 50 Profession

INSEE upgrades managers with advanced course in strategic management through Glo-Bus simulation

Views - 365 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Ensuring that the INSEE team is well equipped to face the dynamic and challenging business environment is an ongoing endeavour for Sri Lanka’s leading manufacturer of cement. INSEE Cement, Sri Lanka recently started an Advance Course in Strategic M

Ashani Jaysinghe-Dabare wins ‘Women Leadership Excellence Award’ at Sri Lanka Best Employer Brands

Views - 27 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The World HRD Congress – an organisation connecting senior front-runners in HR and leadership to share best practices recently awarded the ‘Women Leadership Excellence Award’ at Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2018. The awards celebrate em

Sajith Wickramaarachchi joins LAUGFS as Director/Chief Human Resources Officer

Views - 66 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

LAUGFS Holdings, the diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate, recently appointed Sajith Wickramaarachchi as the Director/Chief Human Resources Officer to steer the Group HR function. Sajith joined LAUGFS Holdings from Ceylon Biscuits Limited, where he h

Distinguished senior alumni felicitated at 36th AGM of University of Colombo Alumni Association

Views - 27 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The 36th Annual General Meetingof the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held recently at the Senate Hall, College House, University of Colombo at which a charming felicitation ceremony was conducted to recognise and felicitate seven

CPM Regional Management Conference on ‘Delivering Winnovative Business Strategies’ on 4-5 September

Views - 42 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:08

The country’s foremost management event, CPM Regional Management Conference 2018 (CRMC 2018), organised by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM Sri Lanka), will take place from 4-5 September at The Kingsbury, Colombo.

Psychological impact of the era of digital disruption at CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018

Views - 155 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:08

CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018, the annual flagship event organised by CIMA Sri Lanka, will unfold on the 28 & 29 August at Shangri La Colombo, under the theme ‘From insight to impact: unlocking opportunities’. The inauguration will be hel

Stakeholder workshop on gender analysis in economics

Views - 16 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:07

In recognition of the knowledge, training and research needs for gender-aware policy making, the University of Peradeniya Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences is preparing to offer two postgraduate courses that focus on a gender-s

Prof. Paul Mather to address CPD seminar on digital innovation and future of accounting

Views - 22 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar on ‘Digital Innovation and the Future of Accounting’, jointly organised by the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo and the Institute of Certified M

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The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018

It is generally said that there are no genuine “Sri Lankan” Brahmins in the island today, and that those Brahmins who officiate as priests in Hindu kovils (temples) are of Indian origin with close ties with Tamil Nadu.

Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Many were surprised on 26 October to see former President Rajapaksa being appointed Prime Minister by the very man who defeated him a couple years ago, at a considerable risk to himself and to those who helped him win the election. Then events beca

The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sri Lanka over the last few weeks has experienced a twin crisis. One is political provoked by its Constitution, and the other economic engendered by its politics. However, this crisis is the combined effect of two previous presidencies, those of J.R.

The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken in the belief that the crisis we face is an opportunity to reject the family kleptocracy of Mahinda R

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