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GSK to divest Horlicks, other consumer healthcare nutrition products to Unilever for £ 3.1 b

Views - 37 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

Following the completion of its previously announced strategic review, GlaxoSmithKline Plc yesterday announced the divestment of Horlicks and other consumer healthcare nutrition brands to Unilever Plc and the merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd. (G


Bairaha Farms opens DOC sales office at Kochchikade

Views - 35 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

The modern and the newest Day Old Chicks Sales Office of Bairaha Farms PLC was ceremonially opened by its Managing Director Yakooth Naleem on 28 November. The ceremony was graced by the Executive Director Riyal Yakoob, Director Operations Imtizam Wa


Nestlé, Unilever in pole position for GSK’s Indian Horlicks business

Views - 44 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

BENGALURU (Reuters): The race for GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s Indian Horlicks nutrition business is nearly over and one of two European consumer giants, Unilever Plc and Nestlé SA, is likely to be the winner, media reports indicated. The auction for the


Dioxins in food more harmful than thought, EU watchdog says

Views - 29 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on Tuesday slashed its recommended limits in food of dioxins and related toxins – chemicals that have been linked to problems with reproductive health, the immune system, hormone levels an


Keells: A step in a fresh new direction

Views - 45 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

This November, Keells ushered a new campaign that embodies two core values of the brand identity- Freshness and Quality. On 23 November, Keells launched its ‘Fresh Guaranteed: Double Your Money Back’ campaign, reflecting the brand’s promise an


Teatime is changed forever: The debut of ‘Afternoon Tea for the 21st Century’ in Dubai

Views - 106 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

A new chapter has opened in the culinary history of the world with the debut of the ‘Afternoon Tea for the 21st Century’ challenge, launched in the United Arab Emirates by family tea company Dilmah. Once again, taking Ceylon Tea across borders Di


CHSGA-initiated Ceylon Tea Masters Cup Winners to participate at Tea Masters Cup Int’l in Vietnam

Views - 33 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

Yasaratne Bandara and Panchali Mandakini, who were named winners at the Ceylon Tea Masters Cup competition, will be representing Sri Lanka at the Tea Masters Cup International competition to be held in Vietnam from 23 to 27 November. They were select


Intex South Asia textile sourcing show opens

Views - 39 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10

Highlighting global innovation, technology and market intelligence, the 4thIntex South Asia, the textile sourcing show,inaugurated yesterday to be held until 16 November at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. Showcasing over 200


Strengthening indigenous food systems is key to achieving a zero-hunger world

Views - 32 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Indigenous food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge have survived hundreds and sometimes thousands of years; therefore they may have some of the answers we are looking for, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said last week. FAO con


Shangri-La Hotel partners Bio Diversity Sri Lanka to commemorate World Food Day

Views - 34 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

The theme set for the 2018 commemoration was to highlight the importance of adopting sustainable lifestyles, working with sustainable partners, and sharing knowledge with the view of changing the world – for the better. The panel consisted of cata


Waste not, want not: Improving diets by reducing food loss and waste

Views - 30 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

With one in five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, a policy brief launched recently urges policymakers to prioritise the reduction of food loss and waste as a way of improving people’s access to nutritious and healthy food. The brief, Prev


48th Piyawara Preschool opens in Mahakachchakodiya, Vavuniya

Views - 41 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Piyawara has touched the lives of the children in Mahakachchakodiya, an underserved community in the Vavuniya District, with the construction of its 48th preschool and added another Piyawara Preschool to the national network. The school was donated b


INSEE Cement builds brighter futures for school children in Wanathawilluwa and Puttalam

Views - 52 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Uplifting the lives of children is a priceless contribution to the nation’s future. INSEE Cement has always played an important role in grooming our children to become valuable, responsible citizens when they grow up. On 4 October, World Children


Children’s Day celebrations with Mobitel

Views - 31 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Children’s Day was celebrated by the world over on 1 October 2018. Mobitel saw this day as a way to connect with the children of the country and hosted a fair for children from rural areas at the Badulla Football Ground on 6 October. The event sta


HNB Singithi Savings Day attracts children of all ages

Views - 39 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Excited children of all ages rushed into over 71 Hatton National Bank (HNB) Customer Centres across the island to participate in mega-celebrations for ‘Singithi Savings Day’ on Saturday 20 October. The Singithi Savings Day program included a numb


Sri Lanka to be centre of excellence for Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services

Views - 1112 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:00

The world’s leading provider of front-office offshore support to the financial services industry, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, has seen its Sri Lankan operations expand during the last few years. The Knowledge Services arm is part of Moo


Sri Lanka Design Festival’s ‘Innovation Island’

Views - 45 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is bringing in a uniquely South Asian voice to the international conversation on design and innovation; this is as the region’s creative hub – the ‘Innovation Island’. It is a voice that derives from South Asia’s own heritage of w


Virtusa Head to deliver IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial lecture

Views - 67 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

Every year the IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial lecture is graced by speakers who embody many of the points on the wide spectrum that is innovation, and this year is no different with the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Virtusa Corporation Kris Canekera


UN Global Compact Sri Lanka renews pledge to support growth of responsible Sri Lankan businesses

Views - 187 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

The United Nations Global Compact Network Sri Lanka is the local chapter of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Earlier this year, it welcomed Dilhan C. Fernando CEO of Dilmah as Chairman and Azam Bakeer-Markar, Assistant Vice


Harsha outlines Government’s way forward on maritime and logistics

Views - 49 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to be here at this very important conference at an exciting time for Bangladesh. Even though I have been to Dhaka many times since 1997, this is the firs


“Elephants don’t kill humans; humans get themselves killed by elephants”: Dr. Pilapitiya

Views - 1359 Wednesday, 24 October 2018 00:00

Text and Pix by P.D. De Silva “In most instances, it’s not the elephants that kill humans; it’s the humans that get themselves killed by the elephants, due to their stupidity and negligence” said former Department of Wildlife Director General


National Science Foundation marks 50 years of service excellence

Views - 42 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka celebrated 50 years of service to the nation as Sri Lanka’s foremost enabler of science, technology and innovation on Tuesday, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The country’


Spark ’18 by Royal College, Colombo a resounding success

Views - 38 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Changing the innovation landscape for the betterment of Sri Lanka, Royal College took a giant stride when it hosted Spark ’18, the largest innovation and invention exhibition in Sri Lanka, from 25 to 28 September. With Sri Lanka ranked a mere 88th


‘Members Speak’ in November

Views - 27 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Roshanga Wickremesinghe, the chief strategist at R & R Associates Consulting will be speaking on ‘Strategising in a high VUCA world’


Annual Raffle Draw of The Management Club 2019

Views - 47 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The Management Club, which was inaugurated in 2002, is the premiere institution facilitating networking and career development among the management fraternity.


About TMC

Views - 28 Monday, 15 October 2018 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


Positive management: A key to better performance

Views - 38 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Managers have a tremendous responsibility. Our work lives and our private lives are so closely intertwined that anything that happens at work is going to have an impact at home.


Former President of BOM Deepal Abeysekara receives honorary membership

Views - 37 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

In recognition of the outstanding services rendered to the banking industry in general and the Association in particular, The Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka conferred an honorary life membership on Deepal Abeysekara, the Past President


TMC Mount membership get-together

Views - 37 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

TMC Mt. Lavinia organised a membership get-together on 29 September at 7:30 p.m. at their host hotel Berjaya Mt. Royal.


“SL insurance industry bursting with potential we must fulfil together” – IRCSL Chairman

Views - 52 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

September is the month dedicated to insurance in Sri Lanka. One of the most prominent players when it comes to insurance in the country is the Insurance Regulatory Commission, the regulatory and supervisory body of the industry. Mano Tittawella was a


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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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