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AOD premieres future of Sri Lanka’s career landscape with Extraordinary Mindsopen house weekend

Views - 6 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

AOD’s Extraordinary Mindsopen house weekend on 20/21 July will be held at its new home – the Colombo Innovation Tower – the latest catalyst space in the city aiming to stimulate the local industries by driving innovation. Extraordinary Minds o


DFSD launches next chapter at ‘DesignMeetsArtisan’ event

Views - 20 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte In a bid to announce its next chapter and new initiatives, Sri Lanka’s Design for Sustainable Development Foundation (DFSD) hosted a ‘DesignMeetsArtisan’ reception to a group of longstanding supporters of the foundation and


Teaching the concept of Karma through the cinematic realm

Views - 136 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:02

The term Karma is often seen as a religious term connected with Hinduism and Buddhism. However over time attempts have been made to give practical explanations through the scientific lenses to look at Karma akin to how one looks at physics, a science


Islamic perspective on living beings

Views - 132 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:01

With comparative reference to Jainism and Buddhism: The rights of animals and the delicate balance of our eco-system Life is sacred in all its


All mystics speak the same language, for they come from the same country

Views - 20 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:00

What we are all looking for, even though we are searching in the most improbable places, is infinite wisdom, infinite joy, infinite love. In other words, we are trying to discover our real nature. At the very core of our being is a spark of purity, o


Harmony Page

Views - 160 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:50

How does one relate to the word ‘Harmony’? It is a word that is used across spheres; to describe peace within oneself and one’s outer world, fellowship within communities and also to describe anything that is perfect in its alignment. We say pe


Towards becoming mindful earthlings

Views - 40 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:34

Over the past few decades, the scientists who keep an eye on the Earth have been telling us that conditions on Earth are deteriorating. Animal and plant species are vanishing and so too would humans, we are warned. We can observe that the lifespan o


What does the Qur’an say about our environment? Being green our natural choice

Views - 427 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:27

Our way of life is having a catastrophic impact on the environment, which is a looming existential threat to our civilisation. This is predicated on the ‘collapse of the world’s ice sheets due to rising temperature (NSIDC, 2019), which can cause


Pizza Hut embraces inclusivity

Views - 43 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

Society tends to segregate people based on their race, social status, level of intelligence, capabilities, the list goes on. People with disabilities share the same plight; they are rarely seen integrating in the mainstream, be it professionally or s


LAUGFS gears up to cater to regional LPG demand

Views - 672 Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:21

A quoted company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, LAUGFS Gas PLC, which commenced operations in 2001 as an LPG downstream player, is today one of the largest suppliers of LPG in Sri Lanka. LAUGFS’s LPG downstream operations were supported by


Laos from being landlocked to a land-bridge through One Belt One Road; a lesson to learn

Views - 56 Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:00

The Belt and Road initiative is a global project that aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe, Africa and beyond. Just like Sri Lanka, Lao PDR is one of the countries that lies on this strategic trading route. La


TMC partner list keeps growing

Views - 27 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:01

The Management Club acknowledges with grateful thanks to their growing list of loyal partners who have come forward to support them, many of whom have joined the fray during the last four months. These prestigious corporates are household names in Sr


Rare and unique leadership training opportunity!

Views - 36 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

Train your executives, junior managers and managers after working hours from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at a nominal subsidised rate of Rs. 3,000 per module. Interactive sessions coupled with theory, would provide the participants an interesting and absorbing


The workplace habits stopping your career in its tracks

Views - 37 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

It has been proposed by a number of psychologists and behaviour theorists that 97% of our behaviour is subconscious. This means that 97% of the time we are on autopilot – reacting, making decisions and behaving out of habit rather than conscious th


Coffee Bean partners The Management Club

Views - 61 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

The world renowned Coffee Bean brand having a network of five outlets in and around Colombo has plans to expand further in the country. The Calamander F&B group that owns the brand in three countries has recently opened two outlets in Bangladesh as w


About TMC

Views - 25 Monday, 22 April 2019 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


Insights into the workings of Rotary

Views - 131 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Rotary Foundation Trustee Brenda Cressey, an icon in the fundraising arena, recently visited Sri Lanka in order to participate as the Chief Guest of the 28th Rotary Conference which is to be held today at the Presidential Suit at the Galadari Hotel.


Access to justice for women in Sri Lanka: A true WIN-WIN story

Views - 110 Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:10

It is estimated that one in four of Sri Lankan women are victims of domestic violence. It makes little difference if one lives in Colombo, in the rural outskirts of the country or if one belongs to so-called educated diaspora living in ‘progressive


Tides of peace, bridging the north and the south

Views - 41 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Nestled within the Jaffna peninsula, the Manipay locality is one of historic and cultural significance. Home to a large number of long-standing academic institutions, like the Manipay Hindu College boasting over a 100-year history, the area has a vib


Prima Ceylon celebrates landmark 40 years in Sri Lanka

Views - 97 Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:18

Prima Ceylon, the flagship company of the Prima Group Sri Lanka, celebrated four decades of successful partnerships and growing together with the nation, at an event recently in Trincomalee, where its state-of-the-art flour milling complex and one of


Sri Lanka participates in World Food Poland International Food and Drinks Exhibition

Views - 45 Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:15

Four Sri Lankan tea companies – Damro, Halpe, Samly and Ceylon Fresh Tea – jointly with the Ceylon Tea Board and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Poland participated at the World Food International Food and Drinks Exhibition 2019, held at the Warsaw


Elephant House Cream Soda extends winning streak at People’s Awards

Views - 49 Thursday, 14 March 2019 01:13

Sri Lanka’s most popular beverage, Elephant House Cream Soda, has again earned the highly coveted ‘Beverage Brand of the Year’ honour at the recently concluded SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards 2019.


German Green Energy travelling exhibition in Sri Lanka

Views - 61 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Germany’s Energiewende exhibition that is travelling to various countries worldwide will arrive in Sri Lanka this week and offer interested students, enthusiasts and professionals alike a unique opportunity to experience ideas on what’s happening


Youth leaders of South Asia gather in Colombo to enrich equality and sustainable change

Views - 89 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Implementers of change from across South Asia, who are driven towards developing impactful initiatives to promote democracy, sustainability and human rights, gathered at Barefoot Café in an event organised by The Swedish Institute (SI). Participants


Singer Fashion Academy to nurture fashion entrepreneurship in the country

Views - 54 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:00

Unleashing the spirit of entrepreneurship: Women aspiring to be fashion entrepreneurs now have more reasons to rejoice, with The Singer Fashion Academy, a part of the leading conglomerate Singer Sri Lanka PLC, launching an initiative designed to trai


CFW Fashion Design Exhibition opens at Hilton Colombo lobby

Views - 59 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:00

Colombo Fashion Week yesterday opened the Fashion Design Exhibition at the Lobby of the Hilton Colombo. Chief Guest was Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake. The exhibition kicks off the CFW 2019 aimed at celebrating the work of important Sri Lankan design


Jaffna takes on the challenge of entrepreneurship and business development

Views - 60 Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:10

Yesterday, Friday, 25 January, the three-day Jaffna International Trade Fair commenced for the 10th consecutive year, under the theme ‘The Gateway to the North,’ held at the Jaffna Municipal Council grounds. With 350 stalls featuring Sri Lankan a


CILT starts New Year by inducting new Corporate Partners and members at Logistic Leaders’ Evening

Views - 138 Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:08

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held their first Logistics Leaders Evening for 2019 on 10 January at the Kingsbury Hotel. The eminent speaker for the evening was CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd. (CPCC) Assistant General M


ISMM to hold joint seminar with Ceylon Chamber Imports Section

Views - 82 Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:05

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Institute of Supply and Materials Management has organised a joint seminar on ‘Why Supply Chain is considered key to profitability’ on 24 January at the Auditorium of the Ceylon Chamber of


Hambantota Port scores another first with slag cargo

Views - 157 Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:05

The Hambantota International Port (HIP) scored another first recently when the ‘Ithaca Patience’ docked in its harbour to discharge 27,150MT of slag cargo – an additive used in the manufacture of cement. The operation was successfully completed


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Difference between a woman and a man (yin and yang) and finding solutions to violence in society

Thursday, 18 July 2019

This is not at all a philosophical discourse on gender differences, or the complementary roles of yin and yang (women and men) in social or biological formation. This is also not to speak about who is superior among the two. This is just an observati


I wish Sajith Premadasa had taken up a challenging ministry to showcase his prowess

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Expectations, father and son Sajith Premadasa has put his hands up for leadership in the party and for nomination by the United National Party in the forthcoming presidential elections. I wish Sajith had tested himself, and had given the public a cha


Foreign Affairs and Defence to be one portfolio?

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Unless we are all suffering from dementia, the last experience with a foreign military on our soil should be very clear in our heads. The Indian Peace Keeping Force landed in Sri Lanka to supposedly bring peace to the war-torn country when the LTTE t


Federer lessons for Sri Lanka tourism

Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Wimbledon Men’s Final in 2008 was termed as the best match the world has seen between the two arch rivals Federer and Nadal. But, what we saw last Sunday between the two of them after 11 years sure shocked the world. Many just asked the questio


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