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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 - 7 Monday, 18 September 2017 12:15


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

Views - 4 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 - 7 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 15 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.


Inception workshop of Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project held in Colombo

Views - 9 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

The inception workshop of the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project, which was developed by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the technical assistance of the UNDP Sri Lanka was held recently in Colombo.


Red Cross links investors to war zones with first ‘humanitarian bond’

Views - 4 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Yaounde (Thomson Reuters Foundation): A new funding model launched by the Red Cross aims to attract private capital to conflict zones to help some of the world’s neediest people, while giving investors a return on their money.


Disaster resilience, environment protection are critical to Sri Lanka’s economy

Views - 3 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

In response to public interest, the World Bank in Sri Lanka chose to host a dialogue, offering an opportunity for anyone to meet the World Bank team and directly ask questions related to environment protection, disaster risk management and the econom


About TMC

Views - 3 Monday, 11 September 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


Updating of membership records

Views - 2 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Certain member records are incorrect at the TMC Secretariat due to many reasons. Members are advised to communicate with the TMC Secretariat by email tmc.srilanka@gmail.com/tmcsecretariat2012@gmail.com or on 0115860000 in the event there have been an


3 things to keep in mind when the going gets tough

Views - 5 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Your startup is barely getting off the ground, or maybe you’ve been working your butt off for that promotion and you don’t see any progress. It could even be your last semester in college and you’re struggling to review for your very last final


Will power and habit formation

Views - 3 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

The Management Club with Russell Kerkoven held its eighth program in the Smart Manager series on Wednesday 5 September at the Galadari Hotel. The program was on ‘Will power and habit formation’.


Overcoming the conventional stumbling blocks to global success

Views - 547 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

The field of software, which is currently “eating the world”, is the great equaliser in terms of affording tech entrepreneurs the chance to reach global success in spite of the country they operate from, stated WSO2 Founder, CEO and Chief Archite


WNPS Monthly Lecture on ‘Combating International Traffic in Wildlife’

Views - 26 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Wildlife crime is big business! Every year millions of animals are taken from the wild and sold around the world by dangerous international networks! Wildlife and animal parts are trafficked much like illegal drugs and arms.


1,100 families in Colombo District get housing loans

Views - 6 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Around 1,100 families in the Colombo District last week received housing loans from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe under the Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa’s program ‘Samatta Sevena’ through the National Housing Develop


PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) shortlists country’s best developers of 2017

Views - 28 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

PropertyGuru, Asia’s foremost online property company, has named the final shortlist of nominees for the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) 2017 across the condominium, residential and commercial categories.


Ekroma Realtors partners with Softlogic LifeStyles to offer fully-furnished ready -to-move-in apartm

Views - 16 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Ekroma Realtors, a BOI approved real estate developer with the vision to give Colombo a unique and new way of living, is geared up to unveil its signature project – Elegant 16.


Pope makes climate change appeal to ‘heal wounded creation’

Views - 2 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

VATICAN CITY (Reuters): Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be a


Report calls on creation of national green financing mechanisms to accelerate green growth in Asia

Views - 7 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in a report launched on last week, has proposed the creation of national green financing vehicles to catalyse environmentally and financially sustainable infrastructure investments in Asia and the Pacific.


UNICEF hands over drought relief to President Sirisena

Views - 6 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

UNICEF on Tuesday handed over four water bowsers to President Maithripala Sirisena in support of the Government of Sri Lanka’s ongoing response to the country’s worst drought in 40 years.


The cost of clean water: $ 150 b a year, says World Bank

Views - 6 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Tepic, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation): ountries need to quadruple spending to $150 billion a year to deliver universal safe water and sanitation, helping to reduce childhood disease and deaths while boosting economic growth, said the World Bank


Reawakening of Colombo!

Views - 114 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Not more than three months the Colombo city was full of stinking garbage bags including the suburbs of Colombo, it was a surreal and unhygienic blight of the cosmopolitan capital.


Seal the Deal

Views - 70 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:12

Dayan Fernando kept the audience grooving as he spoke on how to Seal the Deal at the TMC Members Speak held on 17 August at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. The audience was greeted to a pleasant evening as Dayan spoke on a vast topic of


Never push loyal employees to the point they no longer care!

Views - 88 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:12

By Brigette Hyacinth People don’t leave bad companies. They leave bad bosses. The worst place an employee can be is stuck in an organisation with a micro-manager that doesn’t care and there are no ‘opportunities for growth&rsqu


TMC Negombo holds AGM

Views - 67 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:12

The Annual General Meeting of The Management Club Negombo was held on 18 August at the Galadari Hotel with the participation of its core members.  Dhammika Fernando as the incumbent Chairman welcomed the Members. He thanked all the members


Keep the date free for the next Members Speak: 26 September

Views - 73 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:12

Developing skills for peer leadership Anver Dole will address a very interesting topic – ‘Developing Skills for Peer Leadership’. He will explain that the emphasis on the skills used in the corporate world and non-


About TMC

Views - 66 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:11

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


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Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs


Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,


Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.


The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in


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