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Family businesses: Taking over the mantle

Views - 117 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

On 2 August, global strategy consulting firm STAX and Sri Lanka Institute of Directors unveiled the results from the first-ever survey of Sri Lankan family businesses and convened a stimulating panel discussion


COYLE Sampath Bank Chairman’s Forum to focus on futuristic entrepreneurs

Views - 11 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

For the fourth consecutive year, the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) will be hosting the much-awaited Chairman’s Forum on 26 September. Following the theme titled ‘I AM’, this year’s exciting line-up of Sri Lankan entrepreneurs


Janashakthi Insurance partners CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017

Views - 11 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Leading insurance provider Janashakthi Insurance PLC announced its partnership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka on the CIMA Business Leaders Summit for the third consecutive year.


3W Group celebrates 20 years of driving change

Views - 35 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

The 3W Group (Third Wave Group), is celebrating 20 years driving innovation and change in the corporate and retail sectors in Sri Lanka and the region.’


ABAF 2017 to feature top speakers from 10 countries

Views - 19 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Next month’s Asian Business Angel Forum (ABAF) 2017 will feature prominent international speakers from Silicon Valley (USA), Australia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Israel, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka won the chan


Paradigm shift in financial reporting with new Accounting Standards – Part I

Views - 449 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka has adopted three new Accounting Standards which will be effective soon.


SLID poised to take off to greater heights

Views - 38 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:52

Enron and WorldCom scandal, crash of Lehman Brothers and closer home, the collapse of Pramuka Bank and Golden Key Credit Card Company Ltd., to name a few, brings to mind the importance of boardroom ethics and the need for a director to be alive to


CA Sri Lanka’s 38th National Conference to focus on dynamism and agility in corporate leadership

Views - 121 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:52

Three-day conference to attract over 1,500 local and international delegates CA Sri Lanka President insists professionals to support country achieve its exponential growth  Last year’s conference records highest pa


Expert insights to essentials of decision-making

Views - 76 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:52

University of Colombo MBA Alumni evening forum on 7 Sept. with internationally acclaimed expert Professor Errol Wirasinghe Though everyone speaks of ‘Leadership Training’, few really understand what this e


SLID and STAX explore staying power of family businesses

Views - 261 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Family businesses and their leaders are the ultimate entrepreneurs. They must continually innovate to grow and pass on a thriving business from one generation to the next.  The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) teamed up with STAX In


Role of organisational leadership in retaining talents and timeless lessons from ‘Bhimasena Jathaka’

Views - 869 Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:09

One of the Jathaka stories, the ‘Bhimasena Jathaka,’ enlightens modern-day organisations on talent management and about creating the right culture for organisational sustainability   With rapid digital ada


Chandrin Fernando appointed to CIMA Regional Board – Middle East, South Asia and North Africa

Views - 260 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:59

Chandrin Fernando, former Board member of CIMA Sri Lanka (2014-2016), was recently appointed as Vice Chairman of MESANA Regional Board of CIMA. MESANA region covers Middle East, South Asia and North Africa comprising 28 countries. Chandrin is


First ever MBA in Taxation batch of PIM get international training in Thailand

Views - 511 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:08

A batch of students from the first ever MBA in Taxation (MBAT) in Asia of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) received their international training at the Kasetsart University, Bangkok, one of the top five universities in Thailand. Th


PIM unveils Professor Uditha Liyanage Memorial Library

Views - 436 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:08

The naming of the library of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) as the Professor Uditha Liyanage Memorial Library took place on 16 August as part of the second-year commemorative event for the late professor.   As conceptualised b


Lanka IOC Plc gets Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Award

Views - 402 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:06

The World HRD Congress conferred the ‘Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Award’ on Lanka IOC Plc at a glittering function held at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo recently.  Senior Vice President (RS&HR) Siddharth Agarwal collected the


CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017: C-Suite forum on business innovation

Views - 325 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:01

Google Cloud Country Head, India Mohit to deliver keynote address  CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017 will take place on 11 September on the theme ‘What’s Next: The changing business landscape’. Organised


ACCA Global president visits CMA Sri Lanka

Views - 425 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:08

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Global President Brian McEnery paid a courtesy call to the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) office in Sri Lanka recently. He was welcomed by CMA President Prof. Lakshman R.


STAX reveals insights on future of family-owned businesses

Views - 850 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:06

STAX, Sri Lanka’s leading strategy consulting firm, organised a panel discussion titled ‘Taking over the Mantle’ in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID).  This pioneering event was held t


Are today’s leaders ready for the highly disruptive, increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and a

Views - 427 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:06

Centre for Executive Education (CEE), an award winning and a premier network of established human resource development and consulting firms around the globe for the development of next generation of leaders, is launching a survey to identify the r


Integrated thinking and reporting helps small and medium entities drive value

Views - 435 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:06

Thinking beyond the financial elements of an organisation to other key areas of value creation can help small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs) develop a better understanding of their business and provide key insights for the future. Today, it is


Virtusa recognised for Best Use of CSR practices at Sri Lanka CSR Leadership Awards 2017

Views - 430 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:05

Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, received the award for Best Use of CSR Practices in the IT Industry at the Sri Lanka CSR Leadership Awards 2017 held a


Just In Time Group first in Sri Lanka to assess with ‘Transformative CSR 2.0 Assessment Tool’

Views - 601 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:04

A team of members from CSR Sri Lanka conducted a workshop for the Just In Time Group (JIT) recently, to assess their current operations against systematic sustainability benchmarks. Just In time Group (JIT) was the first corporate in Sri Lanka to


With all this intelligence, why don’t we have better strategies?

Views - 915 Thursday, 3 August 2017 02:09

By Mark Chussil Never before have there been so many well-educated, highly motivated, professional managers. We tap business intelligence, competitive intelligence, and market intelligence. We mine data unprecedented in breadth, timeliness, qual


Fortune Global 500 companies look to emerging economies for growth

Views - 876 Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:08

Number of powerhouses on Oxford Business Group’s subscriber list continues to rise The newly-released Fortune Global 500 Index for 2017 reaffirms the ever-increasing role that emerging markets are playing as a driver of growth across


VirtusaPolaris receives Stevie Award recognitions for Investor Relations and Technical Innovation

Views - 818 Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:06

VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, announced that it has been awarded two


HNB takes top honours at CMA Integrated Reporting Awards 2017

Views - 830 Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:04

International Integrated Reporting Council Chief Executive Officer Richard Howitt and Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Secretary Wasantha Deshapriya handing over the award to HNB Chief Financial Officer Anusha Gall


Deepal’s unique management development program: Success ‘Siksha’

Views - 1182 Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

Versatile management development consultant, Deepal Sooriyaarachchi has once again come up with a unique management development program called success ‘Siksha’. We met with him recently to find out more about the program. Following are


Sri Lanka Toastmasters in Bahrain conducts 500th session

Views - 1580 Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Club Symposium Toastmasters (SLCST) of the Kingdom of Bahrain conducted the 500th Grand Session of Toastmasters followed by a gala reception. The Toastmasters Symposium earned the charter in 1998 with only about 25 members. The Sri L


Institute of Lean Management holds Awards Ceremony 2017

Views - 1571 Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

  The Institute of Lean Management (ILM) Awards Ceremony 2017 was held on 27 June at Galadari Hotel with the participation of Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM). There are more 100 students representing 40 compa


CMA partners ICTA in National Management Accounting Conference

Views - 1512 Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

The CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2017 is hosted by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka the National Professional Management Accounting Institution incorporated by Act of Parliament No. 23 of 2009 and the


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Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs


Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,


Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.


The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in


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