Environment,Other Sectors

Sri Lanka to host CITES CoP 18 in Colombo in 2019

Views - 392 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Setting an example to the world on beating plastics and conserving trees, Sri Lanka is to host one of the largest international events


Alliance Finance marks World Environment Day with a pledge across generations

Views - 65 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

It rained on Tuesday, the morning of 5 June, as Sri Lanka heralded the dawn of World Environment Day. Showers of blessings,


Multi Finance to launch Phase II of ‘Each One Plant One’ campaign today

Views - 28 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Multi Finance PLC will launch Phase II of its national level reforestation campaign ‘Each One Plant One’ (EOPO) today 6 July at the chosen seven-acre land area at Ilukpathakanda.


Mobitel partners THURU’s intriguing digital reforestation innovation startup

Views - 31 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Glimpsing joint synergies and strong potential for collaboration, Mobitel is poised to work together with THURU, one of the


INSEE Cement with Biodiversity SL and Colombo Uni promote green practices on World Environment Day

Views - 97 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier cement manufacturer, INSEE Cement together with its sustainable waste management arm INSEE Ecocycle,


Sampath Bank and Biodiversity Sri Lanka in landmark partnership to conserve Sri Lanka’s biodiversity

Views - 38 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:10

Sampath Bank, one of the nation’s most innovative national banks, recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL).


Korea provides 190 garbage compactors for Sri Lanka

Views - 95 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:07

The Government of Sri Lanka and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) signed two loan agreements to supply 190 garbage compactors for Sri Lankan local governments to manage solid wastes in more efficient way on 28 June.


Cute croc but can mother be far behind?

Views - 54 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:05

A Swiss investor in Sri Lanka, had the shock of his life, while walking his toddlers at Weli Park, Nugegoda recently. Amid the beautiful scenery at the urban wetland park, he noticed this young crocodile catching the afternoon sun. Andres Wirz, who h


Combank promotes Sri Lanka’s biodiversity with project to search for more types of blind snakes

Views - 35 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:04

Eight of the known types of fossorial blind snakes of the Typhlopidae family are endemic to Sri Lanka, and the Commercial Bank of Ceylon is funding a new scientific project to identify and classify more types in this species to add to the country’s


SLT Customer Club Ratnapura and staff conduct ‘Planting for Water’ reforestation project

Views - 26 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:01

SLT Customer Club – Ratnapura together with the SLT volunteer team has organised a mission, ‘Planting for Water’, which is a reforestation project conducted at Rakwana Palamkotte mountain range, bordering the world heritage Sinharaja Rain Fores


AIA plants 500 saplings in commemoration of World Environment Day

Views - 31 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

AIA employees joined hands with non-profit organisation ReForest Sri Lanka and the Road Development Authority (RDA) Sri Lanka, in an initiative to expand forest coverage in Sri Lanka. Volunteers from AIA Head Office and branch offices planted 500 sap


Alliance Finance supports leopard conservation efforts

Views - 132 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

The age-old conflict between humans and animals poses a significant threat to the co-existence of both groups and requires tangible solutions to ensure each survives. To contribute towards this endeavour, Alliance Finance Company PLC (AFC) has signe


IMF spotlight on SL

Views - 330 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for Sri Lanka Manuela Goretti talks to Daily FT on the progress of the $1.5 billion Extended Fund Facility (IMF) programme and the importance of sustaining the reform momentum to strengthen economic res


About TMC

Views - 20 Monday, 25 June 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


To be a better leader, you need to empathise

Views - 17 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

A good leader understands that each member of his or her team will have very different thoughts, ideas and beliefs about how the world works.


Ceylon Cold Stores, event sponsor of TMC Mt. Lavinia

Views - 25 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Ceylon Cold Stores signed an agreement with TMC Mt. Lavinia on 28 May at the TMC Secretariat, Galadari Hotel, Colombo 01, to be a sponsor for the events organised by the Club.


TMC member comments

Views - 17 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Following are comments from TMC member Madhu Fernando:


Inspirational leadership journey through four decades!

Views - 32 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

With its primary mission to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards, The Management Club (TMC), continuously provide opportunities for the personal and professional growth and success of its members, with


Brandix supports Green Building Council’s ‘Go Green’ campaign

Views - 77 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

A week-long environment awareness campaign, which culminated with an island-wide sapling planting initiative and


Seylan Bank, Ministry of Industry and Commerce to support SMEs

Views - 55 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

With increased awareness about global warming and reducing carbon footprint, the Government of Sri Lanka has implemented


Innovative waste management start-up Grand Winner of Mobitel’s ‘Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak: Season 2’

Views - 172 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Season 2 of the popular tech reality TV show, Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak drew to a close with the start-up idea for an innovative waste management system emerging the clear winner.


Budding local eco-friendly inventors recognised at Sampath Green Inventor Awards ceremony

Views - 47 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

T. Niroshan from the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka emerged as the winner of Sampath Green Inventor 2017


WNPS lecture on dugongs tomorrow

Views - 77 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

There is a mammal of Sri Lanka that can weigh up to 900 kg and grow to 3 metres in length, yet one that is rarely seen and whose


Ceylon Tobacco Company educates staff on beating plastic pollution

Views - 53 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

In celebration of World Environment Day 2018 and in keeping with this year’s theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution,’ Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) recently hosted a series of educational activities for its employees in order to promote sustainabi


Beating plastic pollution before it beats the world

Views - 89 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

By Shanika Sriyananda The need for polluters to pay for the damage they have caused the environment was highlighted at a panel discussion held to mark World Environment Day, which called on the world to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ at the University


Sri Lanka Embassy in Viet Nam joins international partners in combating plastic pollution

Views - 42 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:00

Coinciding with the World Environment Day, a ‘Code of Conduct on combating Plastic Pollution’ was signed by 41 embassies and international organisations based in Ha Noi on 4 June. Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ha Noi was the only diplomatic mission to


‘No Kunu’ campaign calls for support from corporates to clean Colombo

Views - 673 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:01

Sumi Moonesinghe, who launched the ‘No Kunu’ (No Garbage) initiative to transform the country into a cleaner and greener nation, has called on more corporates to join the initiative. She requested all corporates to consider giving an eco-friendl


EDB celebrates World Environment Day

Views - 37 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised a program on Tuesday, 5 June; World’s Environment Day at DHPL Building, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02 with the objective of “making the building premises free of plastic”. The presentation wa


In Singapore, where trash becomes ash, plastics still a problem

Views - 20 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

Singapore (Reuters): As countries around Southeast Asia struggle to cope with growing piles of plastic and other waste on land and in their waters, Singapore is one country in the region that appears to have things figured out. Singapore’s streets


Lankaputra Development Bank distributes fruit saplings among customers to mark World Environment Day

Views - 21 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

The Lankaputra Development Bank recently distributed fruit saplings among its customers to mark World Environment Day 2018. This function was held at the head office of the LDB under the patronage of Chairman of the bank Sujith Kariyawasam. Working D


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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth


SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy


Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as


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