Management

3W Group celebrates 20 years of driving change

Views - 50 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 - 29 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 - 631 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 - 47 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 - 238 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 - 90 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 - 277 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 - 909 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 - 279 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 - 541 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 - 455 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 - 418 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 - 349 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 - 435 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 - 867 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 - 435 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 - 442 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 - 440 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 - 638 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 - 924 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 - 902 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 - 830 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 - 834 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 - 1188 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 - 1591 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 - 1625 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 - 1515 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


Responsible management to the fore at CMI AGM

Views - 1562 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 - 1570 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 - 2025 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


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Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.


MS-RW Unity Govt. must stay united for the sake of the country

Friday, 19 January 2018

A few days after the Unity Government celebrated its third anniversary, President Maithripala Sirisena asked the Supreme Court: “Whether


The joy of books! Cuddling up with a wish to explore

Thursday, 18 January 2018

I walked into a small communication shop to discover that you can buy almost anything from rubber seeds and tree leaves to bird feathers to support a student attending a school. I noted that all leaves are properly and accurately (hopefully!) identif


Wake up, drifting mega infrastructure development professionals!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Infrastructure investment is a key driver of a stronger and productive economy. Stakeholders, especially the public and the international funding agencies, demand greater transparency and scrutiny on infrastructure decision as the Government spend th


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