Leadership

“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...


“It’s the dreamers who determine what’s going to happen in the future”

/ Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

By Senuri De Silva Q: How did your parents and your earlier experiences in school foster your interest in this field at a young age? A: There was a ...


“Banks will have to balance growth, profitability and focus more on risk management”

/ Monday, 28 July 2014 00:00

Commercial Bank of Ceylon Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody completes his nine-year term today (28 July). In this wide-ranging interview Weerakkody talks abo...


Ramya Weerakoon: Triumph through tragedy

/ Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:01

Listening to Ramya Weerakoon as she tells her tale of triumph through tragedy, it is obvious that she is a woman who was determined to succeed, no mat...


Dhammika Kalapuge to Repeat ‘Lead to Serve’ program

/ Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00

Dhammika Kalapuge presented his new program ‘Lead to Serve’ for the second time, on 29 May at The Kingsbury, and the same will be repeated on 18 S...


Skills and competencies CEOs must have

/ Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00

Generally, CEOs in Sri Lanka are selected based on their branch of learning and because they know how to meet customer demands, by building discipline...


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Economics of A.S Jayawardena Part III: AS’s short spell as Central Bank’s Economic Research Director

29 August 2016

The summary of the episodes so far The first part of this series looked at how AS, a radical socialist economist in his young days, was converted to a free market economic thinker. The second part dealt with how he took forward the mission of th...


Tourism can be Sri Lanka’s oil well if we drill with the correct marketing tools

29 August 2016

  Branding is a promise that will persuade tourists to come to Sri Lanka. It must be based on meeting the needs of the tourists from our target markets.The real challenge is to really understand these needs Success depends on ...


Presence as a present: Practising spiritual intelligence

29 August 2016

 I read a refreshingly resourceful book titled, ‘You are here’. It is written by Rev. Thich Nhat Hanh                    (pronounced tick not hon). He is a world-renowned Zen monk,...


Banality of evil

27 August 2016

Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was interviewed recently on television. By and large the tone of the lengthy interview, nearly two hours in duration, was defensive, an attempt at validat...


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