SLID and STAX explore staying power of family businesses

Views - 281 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 - 915 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 - 297 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 - 556 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 - 461 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 - 425 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 - 360 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 - 443 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 - 879 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 - 438 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 - 444 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 - 453 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 - 657 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 - 927 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 - 945 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 - 834 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 - 837 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 - 1192 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 - 1596 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 - 1639 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 - 1516 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 - 1568 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 - 1573 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 - 2036 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 - 1676 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 - 1877 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 - 1884 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 - 2000 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 - 1718 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 - 2972 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

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Syria: A case of using ‘false flags’ or fake news to start a war

Saturday, 21 April 2018

The airstrikes carried out by the US, UK and France on alleged chemical weapons fa

Has the ‘colonial diarchy’ come to Sri Lanka again?

Friday, 20 April 2018

For the last three four months, Sri Lanka has not been moving forward as it should have been. The most affected are the economy

The glyphosate story – CKDu, food security and national economy

Thursday, 19 April 2018

We in Sri Lanka have a history to be proud of. According to our historical record, the golden age of Sri Lankan agriculture production centres around Polonnaruwa during reign of King Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 AD).

President is powerless to remove the Prime Minister

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Some commentators have persistently advanced the proposition that, notwithstanding the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the President’s power to remove the Prime Minister is intact. It is a view that relies on a literal reading of the Sinhala te

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