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Undergrads did it ‘their way’ Unique joint New Year celebrations in Jaffna

Views - 5 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

Yal-Payanam (Journey to Jaffna) was meant to promote national unity and reconciliation


Do you need a reverse mentor?

Views - 9 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

Mike Clasper CBE CCMI joined HMRC at a time of change. It was 2008 and the organisation was large and hierarchical, with multiple levels of management.


About TMC

Views - 6 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch


Col. Faiz ur Rahman to present insights on servant leadership at June Members Speak

Views - 8 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

A unique and important introduction to a personal journey of over 30 years in Servant Leadership would be an interesting topic that would be presented by Col. Faiz ur Rahman who is an eloquent speaker on a multitude of subjects.


WNPS Monthly Lecture on 17 May to focus on “Living with leopards”

Views - 27 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The Wildlife & Nature Protection Society will hold its monthly lecture on 17 May at 6.00 p.m. at the BMICH Lotus Hall focusing


NGOs allege Southern Wetland being destroyed by Govt. project

Views - 8 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The Akurala Wetland, which is a wildlife conservation area, is under threat from a project which is underway to destroy


NDB HR signs MoU with WNPS to create awareness in environmental conservation

Views - 16 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

NDB’s Human Resources Department recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wildlife and Nature Protection


Nations Trust Bank committed to climate action with CarbonConscious certification

Views - 9 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

For the third consecutive year, Nations Trust Bank has been recognised for its positive climate action by the Carbon Consulting Company


International community called upon to support small and vulnerable states

Views - 52 Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:00

By Charnika Imbulana in London The Commonwealth leaders recognised that concerted action is required to address the unique challengers and vulnerabilities of small and vulnerable states to ensure their full participation in and contribution to a mo


Delegates call for more people participation

Views - 41 Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:00

By Charnika Imbulana in London The Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) held alongside CHOGM that brings together civic voices from around the world to debate key issues facing Commonwealth people saw a low turnout in London, which made the delega


The Business Forum outcomes direct leaders to commitments and practical actions

Views - 61 Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:00

The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) is an integral part of CHOGM, which is a unique platform that brings together business and government leaders from across the Commonwealth for dialogue and brings businesses critical to trade and investment leade


As philanthropy grows, what are the rich spending their money on?

Views - 7 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

London (Thomson Reuters Foundation): As the rich get richer, the world has entered an “age of philanthropy”, with education


IFC partners MAS Holdings to improve water, energy and resource efficiency

Views - 13 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with leading apparel company MAS Holdings to assess areas for resource


Big brands from Nestle to Walmart back sustainable supply chain drive

Views - 9 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

London (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Some of the world’s biggest retailers and food companies including Kellogg Co


SL Navy unveils innovative plastic waste disposal method

Views - 13 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Navy has introduced a new polythene and plastic recycling process.


Over 40 companies pledge to cut UK plastic pollution

Views - 10 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): More than 40 companies, including Britain’s biggest supermarkets, Coca Cola, Nestle and Procter


Buy a pencil, educate a child: British firms boost spending on businesses doing good

Views - 9 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): A campaign to boost British businesses with a social mission has attracted major names, from banking to pharmaceuticals, but is far from its goal of channelling 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) into the sector by 2


UNDP supports Sri Lanka to build back better

Views - 16 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government’s vision of resilient recovery from disasters, to help Sri Lanka build bac


Nestle, Waitrose and KPMG join race to reduce plastic waste

Views - 12 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): British supermarket Waitrose, food giant Nestle and accounting firm KPMG on Tuesday became the latest brands to announce plans to cut down on plastics wreaking havoc on the environment. Waitrose, an upmarket groce


Britain to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste

Views - 13 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single use products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take action to tackle marine waste, the office of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said. It said drink s


Carbon Consulting issues stark warning : “Death by Plastic”

Views - 142 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

In a stark warning on Earth Day, one of South Asia’s leading Sustainability Consultants (with MTI as a Strategic Equity Partner) has opined that this year’s theme of “End Plastic Pollution on Earth Day and beyond!” serves as a grim reminder t


Association of Institution of Civil Engineers holds lecture on traffic demand management

Views - 16 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:04

The Sri Lanka Association of Institution of Civil Engineers (SLAICE) held an interactive lecture on ‘Traffic Management on Main Road Corridors to Colombo’. The lecture was delivered by Eng. Dr. Tissa U. Liyanage, Senior Traffic Engineer and Consu


Multi Finance launches nationwide sustainability campaign

Views - 33 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:04

Multi Finance PLC (MFPLC), has kicked off their nationwide eco-sustainability campaign on 30 March, planting 1000 saplings along the Southern Expressway as its introductory phase.


Earth Day 2018 Campaign: A world without plastic pollution

Views - 20 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:03

Plastic is everyone’s problem and needs urgent attention and practical solutions. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering beaches and landscapes to clogging streams and landfills, the exponential growth


INSEE Ecocyle further diversifies waste management arm

Views - 22 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:02

At a time when Sri Lanka is battling with the enormous problem of waste management at national level, INSEE Ecocycle, the sustainable waste management arm of the country’s premier cement manufacturer INSEE Cement, provides waste management solution


Developing nations to study ways to dim sunshine, slow warming

Views - 17 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:01

OSLO (Reuters): Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research into dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures.


Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: UN

Views - 12 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

London/Oslo (Reuters): Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a UN-backed report showed on Thursday.


Oceanswell launches official website with ‘We are Designers’

Views - 32 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Oceanswell.org is a portal which introduces people to the work of Oceanswell - Sri Lanka’s first marine conservation research and education non-profit organisation.


Eagle Logistics hold Solar Energy Forum

Views - 7 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Eagle Logistics Colombo marketing team facilitated another forum with Sustainable Energy Authority (SSES) and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRC) for its customers who are importing solar and solar related products in Sri Lanka last week at


Usha ‘Greenery Night’ – Usha Friendship Day 2017

Views - 8 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Saving the environment and natural energy for the next generation has become the most important quest of the present era.


Today's Columnists

Is there value in surveillance? Ask the Chinese

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Global commentary would suggest that surveillance (whether offline or online) casts a shadow on personal freedoms and any conversation that involves such spy games quite quickly descends into a 1984-esque discussion about dystopian futures. However,


Mangala’s Gam Peraliya: Good move but essential requirement a village level database

Monday, 21 May 2018

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, announcing the Government’s decision to move for a flexible fuel price system based on international prices built into a pricing formula, made a side announcement as well.


New mandate to navigate ‘Nation’s management mentor’

Monday, 21 May 2018

I was delighted to be reappointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) for the second term of three years.


Take a check on your Board Directors

Monday, 21 May 2018

The public entrusts the Government to collect taxes and invest them prudently to ensure quality of life. Similarly, the shareholders (minority ones in particular) entrust the Board of Directors to protect and grow their investments.


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