Leadership

Scarcity of role models deters progress of Sri Lankan women

/ Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:03

In a recent address, SANASA Development Bank Chairperson Samadanie Kiriwandeniya drew attention to the obstacles faced by present day women, stress...


Microsoft inspires women at inaugural gathering

/ Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:02

Microsoft introduced a worldwide community for professional women in Sri Lanka called Women Think Next, recently. The inaugural event touc...


EY includes IronOne Technologies’ Lakmini Wijesundera in Entrepreneurial Winning Women program

/ Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:01

Becomes first Sri Lankan to be selected for coveted executive leadership program Ernst and Young (EY), a global professional service...


Sunshine Holdings: Scaling new heights with 50 years of responsible entrepreneurship

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

With its humble beginning as a retail pharmacy in Gampola town in 1967, Sunshine Holdings has become a leading conglomerate today, diversifying its...


Tyre lord yachts ahead

/ Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:00

  At 33 he came to Sri Lanka to set up an industrial tyre factory for his  principals in Europe. Within five years, he...


“Challenge the rules”: Dilith Jayaweera

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

  By Devin Jayasundera From advertising to television and now with his increasing presence in the leisure sector, business magnate D...


Emerging markets guru Dr. Mark Mobius gets candid on Sri Lanka

/ Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00

  Dr. Mark Mobius – Pix by Daminda Harsha Perera By Nisthar Cassim Q: What brings you to Sri Lanka? A: I am her...


Dileepa, from globetrotting to building Sri Lanka’s connected future

/ Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom Group PLC Chief Executive Officer Dileepa Wijesundera during a recent interview reflected his undogmatic approach to his triple v...


Alexander Blass reminds business leaders that ‘regret is far worse than failure’

/ Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:01

Alexander Blass, CEO of Innovation Institute of America, International Keynote Speaker and Grand Prize Winner, Top Innovator of the Year Award rece...


Inspiring leadership: Fighting for equal justice

/ Monday, 8 June 2015 00:00

Rabia Siddique to address forum on 17 June in Sri Lanka   Rabia Siddique was born in Perth, Australia in 1971 the eld...


Nestlé Lanka: Sowing seeds for the future

/ Friday, 27 March 2015 00:09

Local multinational is focused on contributing towards people’s nutrition, health and wellness, and development of the rural economy ...


Contemporary practices vital for Sri Lankan architecture

/ Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00

The once-ridiculed building ArcelorMittal Orbit, which was even criticised by some as a ‘monstrosity’ when it was in construction stages, has evol...


Virtusa’s virtuous success: Lessons for Sri Lanka and private sector

/ Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:37

Co-founder and Chairman/CEO Kris Canekeratne shares key insights into how once a start-up 18 years ago has grown today to make Rs. 64 billion reven...


Should corporates invest in leadership development?

/ Friday, 31 October 2014 01:48

The role of leaders came under fresh debate at the recently held forum facilitated by the Colombo Leadership Academy. At the inaugural event of the f...


Tourism targets and tilting the balance

/ Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:50

Following 40 years of continuous senior management employment in human resources and hotel management in public and private sectors, Sunil Dissanayake...


Colombo Leadership Academy launched

/ Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00

 Powered by  industry experts Colombo Leadership Academy (CLA), Sri Lanka’s first dedicated leadership development and executive edu...


Nimal Perera wins global award for contribution to quality and leadership

/ Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00

Nimal Perera, the President of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Quality & Productivity (SLAAQP), has been conferred with the ‘Global Awa...


The challenging role of today’s CFOs

/ Friday, 1 August 2014 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently featured two key international accounting personalities, Fayez Choudhury, ...


What if your leaders are bad decision-makers?

/ Friday, 1 August 2014 00:00

By Institute for Corporate Productivity from i4cp Good decision-making is influenced by a number of variables – and not all of them are under the c...


Global Agenda Council launches Guide to Good Government and Trust-Building

/ Friday, 1 August 2014 00:00

The Future of Government Smart Toolbox offers leaders insight on how to restore trust and deliver better services to informed societies Other are...


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On which “beast’s” back does the burden of governance (not) rest?

23 June 2017

I was very hopeful when circumstances necessitated a national government of sorts in a hazy summer concatenation now long forgotten. At the time, we all thought the union of two major mainstream mindsets would result in a smorgasbord of good thing...


Yes or no to Paris Accord; let us reassess climate change

23 June 2017

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I attended an international conference titled ‘Climate Change: Facing the challenge beyond COP 21’ in Colombo in February 2017. The conference attracted climate scientists from many countr...


Education allocations must target youth unemployment

23 June 2017

There is now a commitment to increase the number of students entering universities by 2020 and also to allocate more funds for vocational training.  The current intake into government universities is around 25,000 per year. Nearly 60% (150,...


Our tryst with mosquitoes!

22 June 2017

This small specie – small in size but quite big in impact – is creating havoc among us these days. The Government has a serious emergency at hand consequent to mosquito bites and specifically the bites of one species – Aedes aegy...


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