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Wake up boys; let’s walk the talk

Views - 983 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

The writing is on the wall, chaps. We need to do something. There’s a moral imperative, an economic and social necessity, but above all, it makes business sense. The facts stack up.


CIMA holds Convocation Ceremony 2017

Views - 47 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Growing the ranks of the globally-respected, competent pool of management accountants the country is known for, CIMA Sri Lanka felicitated their students and members at the convocation held at the BMICH on 20 September.


IIMA to conduct top management program on ‘Transforming Business Organisations to Achieve Growth’

Views - 50 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) in collaboration with Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) and Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) will be conducting a top management program on the topic ‘


It’s everyone’s responsibility to manage workplace conflict

Views - 264 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:01

All personnel at every level of the organisation must accept that conflict is an inescapable part of their working life. Whilst most would view conflict in a negative light, handled well, it can also be a birthing ground for creativity and innovation


Surveys don’t drive insights - A thorough and informed process drives insights

Views - 77 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

A survey is a great tool that helps companies better understand consumers and develop a wide range of analyses. A common misconception is that surveys drive insights. With numerous free survey services available and a growing set of panel providers,


Implication of Serivanija marketing on customer relationships and brand equity: A lesson for modern

Views - 446 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Today’s world with digital disruptive technologies and mass communication availability has empowered consumers as equals among thousands of powerful companies


Family businesses: Taking over the mantle

Views - 210 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 - 56 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 - 79 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 - 72 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 - 53 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 - 953 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 - 74 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 - 280 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 - 155 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 - 302 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 - 935 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 - 357 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 - 582 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 - 493 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 - 439 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 - 414 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 - 455 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 - 897 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 - 447 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 - 456 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 - 472 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 - 696 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 - 938 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 - 1004 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


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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi


The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


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