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To be a better leader, you need to empathise

Views - 15 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 - 19 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 - 11 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Following are comments from TMC member Madhu Fernando:


Inspirational leadership journey through four decades!

Views - 26 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 - 48 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 - 39 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 - 163 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 - 38 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 - 65 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 - 34 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 - 73 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 - 32 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 - 654 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 - 24 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 - 14 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 - 14 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


Seas the day

Views - 21 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

Niluka Damayanthi is up at 2 a.m. each day to prepare for the long day ahead. This entails cooking for her household which include her mother, husband and children, while also preparing snack boxes for the snorkelers or divers she would be accompanyi


Global biz leaders express support for WTO and call for action on priority issues

Views - 21 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Senior business representatives meeting last week (7 June) at the WTO headquarters discussed how the WTO could


Malaysia’s Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

Views - 19 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership


US, EU take small step on trade, but no breakthrough at G7 summit

Views - 15 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters): The United States and European Union will establish a dialogue on trade within the next two weeks


China’s Xi calls out ‘selfish, short-sighted’ trade policies

Views - 16 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Qingdao, China (Reuters): Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is locked in a high-stakes trade dispute with the


About TMC

Views - 16 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

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


Ranee Ratnayake to present at TMC Members Speak

Views - 98 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Ranee Ratnayake will speak on ‘3 key points an entrepreneur must recognise on the road to success’ at the TMC Members Speak on 19 July


Great teams are about personalities, not just skills

Views - 31 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Today’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic (with frequent changes in membership).


Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short

Views - 28 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

OSLO (Reuters): Less than a 10th of all the plastic ever made has been recycled, and governments should consider


President calls on people to fulfill duties towards environmental conservation

Views - 31 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena called on the people of the historic town of Kegalle to fulfill their respective duties towards


Southeast Asia’s plastic ‘addiction’ blights world’s oceans

Views - 20 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

BANGKOK (Reuters): On her lunch break, Bangkok office worker Chinapa Payakha emerges from a 7-Eleven store with two plastic bags.


A.S. Jayawardena: The public policy management role model of our time

Views - 111 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:01

The demise of A.S. Jayawardena, former Governor Central Bank and Secretary to the Treasury will no doubt leave a notable


Economic policy wisdom of A.S. Jayawardena – Lessons to learn

Views - 29 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Economic policy actions implemented by the Central Bank under the stewardship of A.S. Jayawardena in the interest


Tribute to Sunil Karunanayake

Views - 56 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The evergreen, erstwhile crusader for Thurstan is no more. He was an Accountant by profession, a fellow member of the Institute


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Greening China and BRI: Chinese legal framework for sustainable environment protection

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The concept and scope of greening the belt and road The Greening BRI is to add the ‘greening’ notion along with the ‘BRI’. Building a ‘Greening BRI’ means adhering to the concept of green development, balanced development, harmony betwee


Political evil paralysing Parliament

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Our politics has arrived at a point when we must insist on recognising the niceties of human nastiness. Organised horror in Parliament is either trivialised or ignored by most of mainstream media print and electronic.


10 theses on Sri Lanka’s existential crisis: Roots, dynamics, dimensions

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

1.The crisis has deep national, social and psychological roots. Our island contains two consciousnesses or two types of consciousness, two competing states of mind. Contrary to myth, the periphery of our island has the longest uninterrupted colonial


Make toilets and safe sanitation services accessible to all

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

All people everywhere should have access to safe sanitation services, including hygienic toilets that are connected to quality sewage systems. For many people across the WHO South-East Asia Region, as across the world, access to these services never


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