Responsible management to the fore at CMI AGM

Views - 1554 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

  nMalraj Kiriella re-elected as President The Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) Sri Lanka Branch held its 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently, at which Malraj Kiriella was re-elected as President. 

Preethi elected new SLID President, keen on uplifting young directors

Views - 1562 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

  Calls for addressing of inequality in income distribution to attract FDIs By Charumini de Silva The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) elected Commercial Bank Deputy Chairman Preethi Jayawardena as President,

An alternate perspective on the art of brand management

Views - 2010 Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

By Makshoodh Meerasaibu We live in a rapidly-transforming hyper-connected world. These transitional times have created a fiercely competitive global marketplace which is equally exciting and challenging, especially for us marketers.  The

Unilever offers hands-on learning experiences to Moratuwa Engineering undergraduates

Views - 1666 Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  Unilever Sri Lanka, the nation’s number one employer of choice, recently marked the completion of its inaugural LEaD (Learn, Explore, Develop) training program at their head office. The event saw 18 second year engine

Sri Lanka Retailers’ Academy debuts

Views - 1866 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

The Retail Leadership Excellence Program that drew to a successful finish on 24 May was the very first retail learning workshop that was organised by SLRA. This workshop saw more than 40 executive and middle level employees learning of managing re

EDULINK launches international journal on entrepreneurship

Views - 1865 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

EDULINK International Campus once again plays the role of being a leader in the education industry in nurturing entrepreneurship amongst the youth in the country by launching an international journal on entrepreneurship titled as ‘Internatio

Bob Lee to speak at Great Place to Work Conference on 28 June

Views - 1979 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

  Author of ‘Trust Rules’–A Best-Seller in International Business on ​​The Great Place to Work Conference 2017 is a flagship event aimed at inspiring corporate leaders to create and su

‘Dragon’s Den’ launched to spur innovation in accounting

Views - 1702 Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

  Association and Accelerator to focus on high-impact start-ups The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants – the Association – and are jointly sponsoring an initiativ

How to thrive in the uncertain environment?

Views - 2950 Friday, 2 June 2017 00:00

Jim Collins, the author of Great by Choice elucidates how companies thrive in highly uncertain chaotic environments whilst others achieve average performance or fade into irrelevance despite similar circumstances.  In order to elaborate the

Facebook CEO warns against reversal of global thinking

Views - 1993 Friday, 2 June 2017 00:00

Reuters: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastr

Closing gender gaps for a more inclusive Asia

Views - 2072 Friday, 2 June 2017 00:00

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Gender inequality is slowing the transition toward more inclusive growth in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Independent Evaluation Department, which reveals a striking pictur

9 ways to deal with difficult employees

Views - 2276 Monday, 22 May 2017 00:03

Nearly every manager has at least had one employee who’s not so great. Generally that one (or more) employee who doesn’t perform well, or is difficult to deal with, or has a hard time getting along with others, or means well but just d

PwC’s Academy to conduct 2-day workshop on ‘Strategic Business Performance Management’

Views - 2005 Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:10

PwC’s academy has organised a high end executive education program aimed at C-suite executives and financial professionals to provide latest insights on business performance management in emerging markets. This will be held on 29 and 30 May

Tony Robbins business mastery live in Amsterdam

Views - 2041 Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

How powerful would it be to learn the secrets behind some of the world’s most successful businesses directly from Tony Robbins and the entrepreneurs who created them? Tony Robbins has invested more than 40 years into consulting the most ac

CIMA – Powering businesses through generations

Views - 3077 Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Angelo Patrick, FCMA, CGMA (Group Director, Capital Maharaja Organisation) and his son Sohan, ACMA, CGMA (Deputy General Manager, MAS Fabrics) both began their careers with the CIMA Professional Qualification. Here they elaborate on how the CIMA s

Consciousness in corporate corridors

Views - 2729 Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

“To lead, you need to sense, see and capture what’s beyond others’ reach… To be empowered with this belief, this visibility and possibility, elevating yourself to a higher level of consciousness and intelligence become

TMC celebrates Sinhala and Tamil Avurudu

Views - 2736 Monday, 8 May 2017 00:01

The Sinhala and Tamil Avurudu celebrations organised by the Management Club – Kalutara, was held at the Ramadia Ran Mal Holiday Resort (Avurudu Gama) at Mortuwa on 22 April with the participation of members of The Management Club and their f

The other side of teamwork: Do we need a revamp?

Views - 3014 Monday, 8 May 2017 00:00

By Murali Prakash Is ‘team-work’ the right word and way to go or is it more ‘Oneness’. The word and the notion/connotation of ‘team work’ at times can pose hindrance to progress as the teams themselves can bec

CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards expands to include overall and sector awards for priva

Views - 1937 Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) is organising the CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards for the third consecutive year and applications for banking and insurance sector have to be submitted by 15 May an

CMI-KPMG share insights on how supply chains can consistently delight customers

Views - 2200 Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

From left: KPMG in Sri Lanka Managing Partner Reyaz Mihular, Piramal Glass Ceylon Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Tiwari, John Keells Logistics CEO Senath Jayatilake, Lankem Ceylon Director – Supply Chain Rajeeve Goonetileke and KPMG Supply C

AICPA Chief Executive overwhelmed with Lankan management accounting talent

Views - 2310 Thursday, 6 April 2017 00:00

  The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) Chief Executive – Management Accounting Andrew Harding was in Sri Lanka recently to attend to launch the CIMA Certificate in Business Account

People management in a rapidly transforming business world

Views - 3590 Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:01

It is well known that businesses have to constantly evolve to keep pace with the changes around them. The rise of digital technologies is disrupting the way we work and live. Technologies that didn’t exist till about a decade ago have now be

CSBM launches Diploma and Executive Diploma programs grooming next generation of corporate leaders

Views - 2854 Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

  Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM) has launched a unique set of Diploma and Executive Diploma programs in the spheres of Leadership and Management, Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Human Resou

Launch of standalone CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting Program in Sri Lanka

Views - 2781 Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

Standing from left: Thenu Peiris (IT Consultant, Genius School of Professional Studies), Kanchana de Silva (Group General Manager, Achievers Lanka Business School), Venkkat Ramanan (Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific – Management

PwC’s Academy takes lead in presenting Sri Lanka’s C-Suite Executives to the world class ‘Power of L

Views - 2738 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

    Synonymous for offering some of the most highly reputed executive education programs in the country, PwC’s Academy Sri Lanka recently introduced C-Suite Executives to a world class leadership and strategy progra

CMA conducts expert workshop on Integrated Reporting to Build Integrated Reporting Capacity

Views - 2560 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

  A half day workshop on ‘Integrated Reporting – Practical Aspects’ was conducted by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) on 28 February at Taj Samudra. The objective of this

A guide to Business Continuity Management

Views - 2581 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

By Kamran Ziauddin Let’s begin by remembering how widely the effects of a disaster can be felt. If an individual company experiences a disruption, it can be devastating for the people who work in it or rely on its products or dividends. Bu

Pioneering company secretaries Ananda Sirisena & Company launch 1st overseas office down under

Views - 2561 Tuesday, 7 March 2017 00:00

Ananda Sirisena & Company, a registered corporate secretaries and incorporator recently put Sri Lankan company secretaries on the global map by launching its first overseas office in New South Wales, Australia. The much sought after firm which

Guardian Acuity hosts discussion forum ‘Journeys in Entrepreneurship’ on business ventures

Views - 2634 Tuesday, 7 March 2017 00:00

  Creating opportunities out of challenges, rising above market crashes and having faith in the Sri Lankan people. This is a cross section of some of the insightful discussions that took place at the recently held young entre

Book launch: ‘Inward Bound for Mindful Living’ by Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Views - 2679 Tuesday, 7 March 2017 00:00

  “Turn you attention inward. Become aware of your posture, how you sit on the chair. Notice all your body sensations, notice any tensions that may be present, gently relax those places, relax your whole body, be total

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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