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Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation: Restoring ex-prisoners’ dignity

Views - 270 Wednesday, 3 January 2018 00:00

Their eyes are filled with hope for a better future where they regain their lost dignity and respect.

Who killed Benazir Bhutto? The theories behind the murder

Views - 8 Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:00

AFP: Ten years after former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead a Muslim nation, was killed in Rawalpindi the unanswered questions about her assassination still fuel conspiracy theories.

Pakistan grieves Benazir Bhutto, 10 years after assassination

Views - 8 Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:00

AFP: Thousands of mourners visited the shrine of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto Wednesday as the country marked 10 years since her assassination, with her killers yet to face justice.

Afghan political crisis deepens as ousted governor refuses to go

Views - 6 Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:00

KABUL (Reuters): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s bid to oust one of the country’s most powerful provincial governors has run into strong resistance that has deepened political uncertainty just as Washington steps up its campaign against the Talib

Assam tense ahead of citizens list targeting ‘illegal Bangladeshis’

Views - 5 Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:00

GUWAHATI, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters): India has mobilised around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops in a sensitive border state ahead of the publication of a list of citizens it says will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants – mainly M

Rising humidity can worsen impact of higher temperatures - study

Views - 6 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - High humidity will magnify the effects of rising heat from South America to India, affecting people’s ability to work and even survive, unless greenhouse gas emissions are substantially cut in coming decades, a

China to let local government keep environment tax revenues

Views - 6 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will allow local government to keep all the environment tax revenues raised from polluting firms, the State Council said on Wednesday, in an attempt to encourage local authorities to enforce environmental protection measure

Bank of Ceylon’s Kekirawa branch wins GREENS Gold Rating award for environmental sustainability

Views - 11 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The Bank of Ceylon was recently awarded the prestigious GREENS Gold Rating at the GBSL Awards Ceremony 2017 organised by the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka with special reference to the bank’s Kekirawa branch building which was built according

New machine deals with garbage mixed with hard polythene

Views - 7 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

By E. Weerapperuma The collection of garbage and its disposal has become a nuisance and it is turning out to be a perennial problem from the very recent past. We read in the print media or listen to news telecast or broadcast about what efforts are b

Tea Sector Trailblazer Eranda Aberathna of Halpé Tea wins ‘National Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2

Views - 211 Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:08

Starting a business is always a daunting task for any entrepreneur. For Eranda Aberathna, Managing Director U.H.E. Exports (Pvt) Ltd, success comes from the courage to dream big. Launching the company just three and a half years ago with only himsel

And it was decided that the garbage mountain will be disappeared…

Views - 593 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:24

If certain certainties are comforting, then it often means that the uncomfortable is getting shoved under a carpet in a rarely-used room or dumped in an out-of-view storage facility. Clean environments are pretty because the ugly stuff gets collecte

More than 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

Views - 4 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:00

Nairobi (Reuters): More than 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty.

Rehabilitating Sri Lanka’s advertising culture

Views - 417 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya “I think the talent is here, but the process is not. There’s a thing called ‘working hard and working smart’. I don’t think the process is right here,” says Anthony Chelvanathan in a frank assessment of Sri Lanka’

Rotary Club of Colombo sponsors book launch for charity

Views - 6 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

‘The Heart of the Wild – A Personal Journey,’ which will be unveiled to the public today, 5 December, at the Barefoot Gallery Colombo, is a captivating collection of adventures of amateur photographer and lifelong nature-lover, Nawaz Vilcassim.

Sri Lanka announces dates for 18th Meeting of Conference of Parties to CITES to be held in Colombo i

Views - 12 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

The Government of Sri Lanka has announced the dates for the 18th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to be attended by 183 State Parties, and held from 2

Effective conservation is everyone’s responsibility

Views - 124 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

By James Dauris I’ve been a life-long naturalist. And for a naturalist Sri Lanka is a wonderful place to come to — for your coasts, hills, plains, mud-flats and seas. For your wildlife: your animals, birds, butterflies and sea creatures. For your

Coats Thread leads discussion on digitising Sri Lanka’s apparel industry

Views - 26 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

The world’s largest industrial thread manufacturer and one of the Lankan apparel industry’s most trusted value chain partners, Coats Thread is a historic company that is over two centuries old. However, this has not stopped Coats from becoming on

10 traits of managers whose teams are happy to come to work

Views - 9 Monday, 4 December 2017 00:03

The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all they can to make that time enjoyable, exciting and well-spent.

Heart warming reviews of Dirijaya Prathibha 2017

Views - 4 Monday, 4 December 2017 00:01

The show staged on 21 October at Nelum Pokuna Theatre, organised by Enable The Disabled (ETD), created a platform for differently abled persons to showcase their talents on stage.

About TMC

Views - 6 Monday, 4 December 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

George Steuart Teas joins Perera & Sons to launch specialty tea counters

Views - 11 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

George Steuarts Teas ‘The Original Ceylon Tea People’, recently tied up with Perera & Sons (P&S) to offer a range of the finest Ceylon Teas to its patrons in Dambulla.

Nestlé brands Maggi and Nestomalt named Sri Lanka’s Top 10 FMCG brands by Kantar World Panel

Views - 6 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

Nestlé’s two iconic brands, Maggi and Nestomalt, were named Sri Lanka’s Top 10 FMCG brands in the latest Brand Footprint Study by research company Kantar World panel

Biomass Group partners InfraCo Asia to develop biomass supply chain in Sri Lanka

Views - 250 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

InfraCo Asia Development Ltd. (InfraCo Asia), has signed a Joint Investment and Development Agreement (JDA) with Biomass Group Ltd. (Biomass Group) for investment in Biomass Ventures Ltd.

Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna leads coast conservation effort

Views - 69 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SF-J) together with the Coast Conservation Department and the Lions Club District 306 B2 launched a mega coast conservation project at the Myladdi Fishing Harbour premises in Jaffna recently.

DIMO 800 receives accolade at National Green Awards 2017

Views - 15 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

DIMO has once again affirmed its ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship by receiving presidential recognition at the National Green Awards organised by Central Environment Authority.

Ceylon Waste Management bags 3rd international award

Views - 42 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

Ceylon Waste Management Ltd. (CWM), a pioneering Sri Lankan company that engages in the recycling and processing of electronic and electrical waste (E-Waste) has been honoured with its third international award for its successful process management a

International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development

Views - 70 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

The fourth International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2017) is organised by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) to be held on 5-6 December, at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo with a participation of in exc

About TMC

Views - 5 Monday, 20 November 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...

Employing Emotional Intelligence

Views - 7 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:00

The 11th program in the Smart Manager series by The Management Club together with Russell Kerkoven, was held at the Hotel Galadari on 15 November.

The best managers motivate

Views - 6 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:00

It’s that simple. Say it straight: The best managers motivate. If you’re a manager and you’re not motivating your people, you’re not doing your job. At least not as well as it should be done.

Today's Columnists

We can’t let the oddities and lapses of this Government distract our goal of Yahapalanaya

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Yes, lots of funny things are happening on the Government side, giving opponents of freedom and good governance

Marketing and war are similar; who will win on 10 February?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

If we watch any media channel today, the focus is on the 10 February elections in Sri Lanka. For the first time we see how

Pitfalls in 5Ss and how to avoid them

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

After many years of experience in the manufacturing industries and successful implementation of lean practices in sixty companies

Walking an adaptable path to your cloud vision

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

While most companies have a vision of their cloud future – where everything in IT is simple, flexible, elastic making it easy to innovate, be swift to market and delight customers– fewhave a clear view of how to get there.This isbecause they are

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