Home / HR/ CSBM ‘Talk of the Month’ by Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

CSBM ‘Talk of the Month’ by Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

 Deepal Sooriyaarachchi with Leonard Michael Perera and Nalin Weerakoon of Colombo School of Business and Management

On ‘Practical applications of Mindfulness in Corporate Life’


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 Mindfulness in Corporate Life’ conducted by eminent corporate trainer and executive coach, Deepal Sooriyaarachchi. The inaugural Talk of the Month in this program series titled ‘Emotional Intelligence’ was conducted by Prof. Ranjith Bandara, Senior Professor of Economics of the University of Colombo.

“Talk of the Month was initiated by CSBM as a platform for prominent corporate personalities for mentoring and knowledge sharing the next generation of executives and management, following the success in CSBM’s signature brand event series, ‘Evening with a Corporate Leader EWCL’ with top corporate leaders Dhammika Perera, Ashok Pathirage, Otara Chandiram, Ashroff Omar, Dilith Jayaweera to name a few,” said CSBM Director Sales and Marketing Leonard Michael Perera.

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi, a renowned corporate trainer, executive coach, author partnering CSBM as guest speaker of the event shared how he benefited from practicing mindfulness from early days of his career and invited the audience to benefit from this simple yet powerful practice. “By practicing mindfulness you learn to pay attention to what really happens here and now without getting entangled, from a perspective of strong subjectivity. Thus the corporate executives will be able to approach things from a fresh point of view. This ability to be in the present reduces thinking about challenges in a way that generates stress a major cause for corporate burnouts and physical and mental retardation,” said Deepal who also conducted a guided practical session on how to start the practice of mindfulness and shared many tips on how to integrate the practice to daily life. 

“You cannot segregate life in to compartments. There is only one life and you got to live it being fully aware as much as possible,” was his key message. Deepal’s book ‘Inward bound for Mindful Living’ was the basis of this half-day session. 

Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM) was established with the patronage of prominent corporate leaders and institutions in Sri Lanka intending to promote a novelty in higher education, corporate training and executive education, professional and career development, research, consultancy and business support. CSBM has successfully built international partnerships with Kotler Business School, AIT Extension in Bangkok, University of Lincoln UK and INSEAD Singapore, a European commission registered Research and Innovation centre. CSBM is a certificate awarding institution under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka (TVEC) (Amendment) Act No. 50 of 1999. All CSBM educational programs are in compliance with the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF). 

For enquiries contact Nalin Weerakoon on 0703338338 Head of Corporate Training and Executive Education, The Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM) www.csbm.edu.lk #65/5, Ward Place, Colombo 7.


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Economic growth through fragmentation and global value chain

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The global value chain will continue to enhance economic growth, create better job opportunities and shrink poverty in developing countries. As far back as the 1990s, through international trade, global value chain benefits were experienced by poorer

Sri Lankan housewife in trouble again?

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

After almost six quarters of negative growth, starting from Quarter 1 2016, Sri Lanka saw overall general trading conditions recovering to register +4.1% GDP growth in Q1-2019 and +3.7% in Q2-2019 which was a welcome sign to a typical Sri Lanka hous

Their investigations and our investigations

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

There must be very few subjects in this country more investigated than the alleged wrongdoings in relation to Government issued bonds. Beginning with the so-called Pilipino committee (appointed by persons whose very conduct was germane to the inquir

Education and vocational training: lessons learnt from Singapore

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

In the 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew, the eminent leader and founding father of Singapore, once said that he wants to build Singapore as Sri Lanka. But what has happened today? Sri Lanka is lagging behind Singapore in many aspects. Singapore has no natural res

Columnists More