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Private sector drive needed in disaster preparedness

Views - 15 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:47

Sri Lanka’s capacity to face natural disasters is a low 18% due to weak contingency planning and disaster mitigation, which is hampered by scarce research and inconsistent database management, experts said yesterday, calling on the private sector t


World carbon emissions on the rise again: Study

Views - 7 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

BONN, Germany (Reuters): World carbon emissions are set to rise 2% this year to a new record, scientists said on Monday, dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked.


Carbon Consulting Company CEO joins International Climate Reality Leadership Corps

Views - 8 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

As the world continues to see stronger storms, faster spread of wildfires, and water levels rise, one organisation is taking action and inviting world thought leaders into the conversation to start creating change – The Climate Reality Project. Fou


Dilmah opens 1st private sector initiated climate change research station

Views - 15 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando was joined by his sons and scientists from universities and NGOs in Sri Lanka recently in inaugurating the first private sector initiative to research climate change and guide planters and farmers in building resili


Hayleys Agriculture Holdings, Adcon Telemetry Austria team up for natural disaster help

Views - 109 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Flooding has been a constant climatic conundrum in Sri Lanka and has affected lives of many civilians throughout the past years. This year floods caused serious issues, displacing thousands of people and destroying their homes.


MAS recognised for sustainability efforts with multiple awards at Presidential Environmental Awards

Views - 8 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

It’s tough for large scale companies to implement sustainability efforts across their organisations but that has not stopped MAS Holdings from trying.


Ansell launches rainforest conservation carbon insetting initiative in Sri Lanka

Views - 14 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions and the largest manufacturer of personal protective equipment in Sri Lanka, recently marked a major milestone in sustainable manufacturing and environmental stewardship.


CxO/C-suit role in IT

Views - 17 Monday, 6 November 2017 01:18

Member’s Speak organised by The Management Club was held on 19 October at the VIP room of the Galadari Hotel, Colombo.


ETD stages Dirijaya Prathiba 2 on grand scale

Views - 16 Monday, 6 November 2017 01:13

Enable the Disabled, the CSR arm of The Management Club staged the musical/drama show ‘Dirijaya Prathibha 2’ – The Journey Continues … on 21 October at Nelum Pokuna.


About TMC

Views - 5 Monday, 6 November 2017 01:11

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach


Enable the Disabled successfully hosts Dirijaya Prathibha 2017

Views - 7 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Enable the Disabled, the CSR arm of The Management Club staged a brilliant musical show ‘Dirijaya Prathibha 2017’ at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on 21 October. Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faiszer Musthapha graced this unique


About TMC

Views - 8 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach


Innovation is management

Views - 5 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Every entrepreneur wants to be Steve Jobs. But the Steve Jobs they want to be is the Steve Jobs on stage presenting the new iPhone at an Apple event


South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum to share insights on seizing opportunity with world’s 2nd large

Views - 9 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

China’s emergence as an economic super-force has been a topic for over a decade now. Powered by the world’s largest populace, China’s rise has astonished, inspired and threatened other economies around the world. And just as the world prepared


Future consumer and biz intelligence from world’s leading foresight experts at South Asian Apparel L

Views - 34 Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:00

The 2017 edition of the prestigious apparel and business meeting-of-minds – the South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum – has announced that the world renowned business foresight and innovation consultancy – Future Laboratory will be part of its i


Asia-Pacific: the world’s most disaster-prone region

Views - 13 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Kuala Lumpur (Thomson Reuters Foundation): More than 2 million people - an average of 43,000 per year - have been killed by natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region since 1970, according to the latest United Nations’


Building resilience for climate-induced disasters in Sri Lanka

Views - 74 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

With the arrival of monsoon rains, Sri Lanka is just seeing the end of the drought that impaired many parts of the country


Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike

Views - 43 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane season across Latin America and the Caribbean serves as a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders


About TMC

Views - 8 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach


Tips for minimising workplace negativity

Views - 5 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

emember that the best way to combat workplace negativity is to keep it from occurring in the first place. You may not always have the power, the authority, or the ability to have an effect on workplace negativity, but you need to start with whatever


Social etiquette for people in business

Views - 9 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

The TMC with Russell Kerkoven held its ninth program in the Smart Manager series on Wednesday 4 October at the Galadari Hotel.


Anver Dole extols skills for peer leadership at Member’s Speak

Views - 7 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

Addressing members and guests at The Management Club Member’s Speak at the Galadari Hotel recently, Anver Dole in his inimitable style, highlighted that leadership skills and style used would depend on the business environment or situation.


Samsung promotes Smart TVs

Views - 6 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Samsung Electronics revolutionised the Smart TV industry in the world with their liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, 11 years before iPhone was introduced. From then onwards, innovation and tech superiority has formed the very core of the advanced gene


Adding green to Asia and the Pacific

Views - 20 Monday, 18 September 2017 12:15


Millions at risk of water shortages as Asian glaciers melt: Study

Views - 10 Monday, 18 September 2017 12:14

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Asian glaciers are set to shrink by at least a third by 2100 due to climate change, researchers said on Thursday, threatening millions who depend on their meltwaters for drinking, farming and hydro-electricity.


Pope says humanity will ‘go down’ if it does not address climate change

Views - 11 Monday, 18 September 2017 12:14

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters): Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will ‘go down’ if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus


More than a billion live on degraded land, at risk of hunger: UN

Views - 9 Monday, 18 September 2017 11:52

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation): More than 1.3 billion people live on agricultural land that is deteriorating, putting them at risk of worsening hunger, water shortages and poverty, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) sa


US attends meeting on Paris climate accord, still plans to withdraw

Views - 8 Monday, 18 September 2017 11:47

Montreal (Reuters): The United States attended a Saturday meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of t


As water vanishes in Sri Lanka, baths - and snakes - present new risks

Views - 9 Monday, 18 September 2017 08:42

Kiriyankale, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation): For four months, Achini Dinesha’s life has revolved around water – or, more precisely, the lack of it.


Tokyo Cement and MEPA to clean up 15 beaches in Trincomalee

Views - 21 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Together with the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA), Tokyo Cement will take the lead to clean 15 beaches in Trincomalee, as part of the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week 2017.


Today's Columnists

Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


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