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Unilever and UNDP deliver PPP policy paper to President’s Secretary

Views - 9 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka Chairman Carl Cruz and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Jorn Sorensen recently handed over a policy action paper for the promotion of public private partnerships for sustainable development to the Secret


Climate change could severely impact Sri Lankan living standards: Experts

Views - 38 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Top experts yesterday warned that climate change could severely impact the living standards of Sri Lankans, while calling for quick uptake to avoid a loss of 7.7% GDP, or $ 50 billion, by 2050. Unveiling the World Bank Regional


AVANI Bentota Resort engages in socially responsible activities

Views - 3 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

AVANI Bentota Resort, owned by Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. – leisure arm of Hemas Holdings PLC, recently concluded a beach cleaning program as part of their ongoing CSR project by removing scattered debris from over 350 meters of the Bentota c


TMC Mt. Lavinia: Fun times are back again

Views - 3 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

TMC Mt. Lavinia will be hosting a members’ get together on 29 September at 6:30 p.m. at Berjaya Beach Hotel – Mt. Lavinia.


Updating of membership records

Views - 3 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

TMC is updating its membership records; hence 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 has been any changes in their email, residenti


How to address the elephant in the room

Views - 4 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

We have all experienced the elephant in the room – a situation where everyone avoids a looming and important issue. Unaddressed issues of such gravity foster confusion and make everyone distracted, preoccupied, and even fearful.


October ‘Members Speak’: Changing international business environment

Views - 3 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Atlas Axillia Co. Ltd. Managing Director Asitha Samaraweera – a TMC member, will speak on the rapidly changing international business environment, technological disruptions, mindset of the emerging consumers and how we must look at business differe


About TMC

Views - 3 Monday, 17 September 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


Nippon Paint appoints AYDA Council members 2019/20

Views - 7 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

NIPSEA Group, known throughout Asia as Nippon Paint, has officially appointed an independent advisory panel for its maiden Asia Young Designer Awards Council 2019/20 (AYDA Council). The Council comprises nine renowned industry experts within the arch


Charting the uncharted waters of Sri Lanka’s priority banking with fintech innovations

Views - 315 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

With disruptive fintech (financial technology) entrants winning a major share of the global financial services sector, many


About TMC

Views - 7 Monday, 3 September 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


Members Speak on 18 Oct. presents ‘The changing international business environment’

Views - 5 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

Asitha Samaraweera, a TMC member, will talk on the rapidly changing international business environment, technological disruptions, mindset of the emerging consumers and how we must look at business differently. He will also draw on his international


Quebee Den’s Rohanthi recognised as ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year’

Views - 11 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Quebee Den Founder/CEO Rohanthi Wijewickrama has won Gold in the Small Scale Enterprises category at the prestigious ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards.


New report brings Sri Lankan women living with disabilities out of the shadows

Views - 14 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Researchers from the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, together with the Sri Lankan Law & Society


New report brings Sri Lankan women living with disabilities out of the shadows

Views - 6 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Researchers from the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, together with the Sri Lankan Law & Society


Thanuja Navaratne wins ‘Most Positively Able Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’

Views - 4 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Thanuja Navaratne, Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public, Company Secretary, Proprietor and Lead Consultant of Gruvyino


V and Eye Opticians wins Silver at Women Entrepreneur 2017

Views - 10 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

V and Eye Opticians, chaired by Malarvilli Anton and having been in operation for 15 consecutive years, was named the Silver


About TMC

Views - 5 Monday, 20 August 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


Notice for TMC members to send in updated information

Views - 7 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

The Management Club issues the following notice:


Leaders often don’t notice how much they base their idea of leadership on themselves

Views - 7 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Few people have many good words to say about our leaders at the moment, it seems, and faced with the absence of leadership we might think that we should heed those frequent calls to develop our leadership potential.


TMC Member Ruwan De Silva wins CNCI Achiever Gold and Silver Awards

Views - 9 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

TMC Member Ruwan De Silva, Managing Director of Sripalie Contractors Ltd., received the Silver Award in National level, Category – Large Sector – Service and the Gold Award in Provincial level, Category – Large Sector – Service at the CNCI Ac


TMC Member Dhammika Fernando elected as President IPM Sri Lanka 2018/19

Views - 9 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Dhammika Fernando, a versatile, dynamic and experienced human resource management professional was unanimously elected as the President of the IPM Sri Lanka Executive Council at the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 28 July.


Nominations open for Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen

Views - 6 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The Singapore-based CSRWorks has announced its latest project: Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen, a non-profit initiative to honour the region’s exceptional female sustainability leaders. It will be an annual listing of women leaders who are d


SL making headway in achieving SDGs but more needs to be done

Views - 19 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

By Bhanuka Kirinde The Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s to be submitted to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations undertaken by Sri Lanka shows that the country is making headway in s


New Operations Head at the Sustainable Future Group  

Views - 13 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading environmental certification organisation, The Sustainable Future Group named its new Head of Operations recently.  Dhishna Bastiansz brings an admirable track record of achievement in market research, marketing, and advertising


Commonwealth Secretary General meets Minister Malik

Views - 21 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Patricia Scotland QC made a courtesy call on Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, along with an accompanying delegation comprising Deputy Head of the Secretary General’s


Action teams to monitor Sri Lanka’s commitment to Blue Charter implementation: Commonwealth Secy.-Ge

Views - 13 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

On 27 November 2015, in Malta, the Commonwealth Heads of Government appointed The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC of Dominica as the sixth Commonwealth Secretary-General. She assumed office on 1 April, 2016 and is the first woman to hold the post.


About TMC

Views - 6 Monday, 6 August 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


What can an organisation do to immunise the workplace and end Attitude Viruses?

Views - 9 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Recognise that there is an attitude problem. This requires an honest assessment of the organisation at all levels and collaterally to your vendors, suppliers and customers. Acknowledge any underlying causes of the Attitude Virus and take responsibili


Sega Nagendra meets Chartered Management Institute CEO Ann Franke in London

Views - 12 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Sega Nagendra Companion of the Chartered Management Institute UK and Past President of the Chartered Management Institute, UK Sri Lanka Branch and Senior Member of the Management Club during his recent visit to the United Kingdom called on Ann Franke


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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi


The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


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