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LAUGFS gears up to cater to regional LPG demand

Views - 87 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 - 24 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 - 11 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 - 14 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 - 10 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 - 22 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 - 6 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 - 94 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 - 51 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 - 20 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 - 48 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 - 17 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 - 24 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 - 36 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 - 67 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 - 28 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 - 34 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 - 45 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 - 112 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 - 57 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 - 126 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


EU judges overturn Brussels veto of UPS-TNT shipping buyout

Views - 55 Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:04

Luxembourg, AFP: The European Commission was wrong to stop US shipping giant UPS from buying its rival TNT Express, the EU’s highest court ruled on Wednesday. The European Court of Justice “confirms that the commission’s decision prohibiting t


National Chamber workshop on import procedures and documentation

Views - 51 Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:04

A full-day workshop on import procedures and documentation will be held on Thursday, 31 January 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the National Chamber auditorium No. 450 D.R. Wijewardene Mw, Colombo 10. The workshop is designed for those who are in


Surge in piracy off West Africa in 2018: maritime watchdog

Views - 53 Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:02

Kuala Lumpur, AFP: Pirate attacks rose worldwide in 2018 due to a surge off West Africa, a maritime watchdog said Wednesday, calling for increased international cooperation to halt the spate of hijackings and kidnappings. There were 201 recorded inc


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

Views - 84 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 - 116 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 - 90 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 - 66 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 - 158 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 - 160 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


Today's Columnists

A case for reviewing plantation management

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Last week, I elaborated on ‘Going Beyond Agronomic Research for Plantation Reform’ with the aim of beginning a conversation on the importance of non-agronomic research to understand the many problematic areas that plague the plantation sector, in


How are we doing in e-government?

Thursday, 23 May 2019

It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued


National introspection in the aftermath

Thursday, 23 May 2019

“The immediate task for the Government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another” – Anatomy of an Islamist Infamy (III), CT, 9 May. In this, th


Dhammika Perera an anti-establishment candidate

Thursday, 23 May 2019

During the holy Vesak weekend the phones were buzzing all over Sri Lanka over a story that appeared on a web page. The story said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had met with business tycoon Dhammika Perera whose business empire contribute


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