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

Views - 33 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 - 65 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 - 19 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 - 54 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 - 59 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 - 55 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 - 63 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 - 21 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 - 27 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 - 72 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


TMC member Asitha Samaraweera joins Atlas

Views - 55 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

TMC Membership together with the Board of Management congratulate and convey their good wishes to Asitha Samaraweera for being recognised and invited by the Board of Hemas to join their new subsidiary Atlas Axillia as its Managing Director to further


Ranee Ratnayeke’s presentation at TMC Members Speak

Views - 27 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

It was indeed an honour to be a guest of Fayaz Saleem (President Emeritus of TMC Sri Lanka) at the 10th Members Speak Management Club meet-up hosted at the Galadari Hotel Colombo.


Screening of ‘The Great Elephant Gathering of Asia’ on Sunday

Views - 416 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The Wildlife Nature Protection Society (WNPS) will screen the award winning ‘The Great Elephant Gathering of Asia’ wildlife documentary film on Minneriya Elephant Gathering produced by Dilum Alagiyawanna on 5 August at 10:30 a.m. at the National


Government to wage war on wild elephants

Views - 2193 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

Every human life is precious, and every measure possible must be taken to preserve that life. Death, however, is also a part of life and, sometimes, happens suddenly and tragically, at the hands of Nature. These instances, too, may be reduced if ther


26th Edition of National Mixology Challenge 2018

Views - 65 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:05

The 26th Edition of the National Mixology Challenge 2018, Sri Lanka’s most competitive and fiercely fought ‘Battle of the Bartenders’, plays out from 9 July to 11 September. The preliminary stage of competition, currently being held in seven re


Yasarathna Bandara of Habarana Village by Cinnamon wins Ceylon Tea Masters Cup at Hotel Show

Views - 121 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:05

Text and pix by P.D. DE SILVA Yasarathna Bandara of Habarana Village by Cinnamon was adjudged the Tea Master for the year 2018 at the first ever Ceylon Tea Masters Cup organised by the Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association, in partnership with Lu


AB Mauri Lanka rewards loyal customers

Views - 34 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

AB Mauri Lanka, the global market leader in the bakery industry, with a baking heritage that goes back 150 years, has always prioritised sustaining strong relationships with customers. As an initiative that recognises and rewards loyal customers, the


Private sector forum on climate change, climate innovation tomorrow

Views - 100 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:40

Recognising the critical need for private sector involvement in climate adaptation, Dilmah Conservation, in collaboration with Global Compact Network Sri Lanka and Biodiversity Sri Lanka, will initiate a national dialogue on the threats, responses an


The Carbon Consulting Company launches ‘Blue Carbon’ mangrove project with Kitesurfing Lanka

Views - 96 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:35

Mangrove forests in Sri Lanka are being destroyed at an alarming rate, with no replanting or restoration efforts underway to ensure their preservation and expansion.


China’s economy registered stable performance with good momentum

Views - 27 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

According to the statistics released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics, China’s GDP growth rate in the first half of 2018 reached 6.8%.


Remembering Hema Nalin Karunaratne

Views - 47 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

Hearing of Hema Nalin’s death from thousands of miles away filled me with immense sadness. He wasn’t a close friend and I hadn’t interacted with him for easily for a decade or even more. But none of that mattered. He is a guy you wouldn’t for


Appreciation for late Dr. L.L.S.S.K. de Silva

Views - 50 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The day 17 July 2017 will always be remembered as an emotional day on which our dear friend and colleague Dr. Srilal de Silva passed away. Even though one year has passed since that sorrowful day it is with pride we share the life of this great indiv


An appreciation of Alfie David: A retired Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Wesleyite and Methodist

Views - 237 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

Since the sad news of our father’s passing on Sunday 15 July, the many messages of condolence we have received have been filled with vivid memories of his kindness, compassion, generosity and gregarious personality. We have been gladly reminded of


Carbon Consulting Company showcases water neutrality at Asia Pacific Climate Week, Singapore

Views - 69 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

Leading the global discussion on climate change this week, Sanith de S. Wijeyeratne, CEO of the Carbon Consulting Company (of which MTI Consulting is a Strategic Equity Partner), was invited to speak at the Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW2018) hosted


Aitken Spence Printing leads industry with carbon neutrality

Views - 84 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

Industry leader Aitken Spence Printing renewed its carbon neutral certification for the fourth consecutive year. The company was the first carbon neutral printing facility operator in South Asia. In accordance with the related requirements of The Car


Beira Lake and surrounding areas get No Kunu clean up

Views - 95 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

‘No Kunu’, the groundbreaking citizens’ campaign cleaned the Colombo’s Beira Lake on Saturday with the support of the public, private and state sector organisations. The ‘No Kunu’ campaign has been launched by Sumi Moonesinghe, a prominen


A litterbug nation

Views - 297 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

By Sandali Handagama There were many memorable moments during the highly anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia. Among them was the footage of Japanese fans cleaning the stadium after watching their team play. The recordings promptly went v


About TMC

Views - 24 Monday, 23 July 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


How to be a good listener

Views - 25 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

www.managers.org.uk: Your employees think you’re a bad listener. Gallup’s ‘State of the Global Workforce’ report revealed just 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their work because managers don’t listen to them.


4 Ps of Persuasion

Views - 48 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

There are effective ways to enhance your ability to persuade others in both your work and personal life?


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We need to challenge climate change doubters before it is too late

Friday, 23 August 2019

Imagine a London where the entire subterranean region is engulfed with dirty water. Crammed train carriages that once barrelled along 249 miles of track transporting busy office workers, builders, teachers, civil servants, cleaners and students now r


The Provincial Council Elections – The charade goes on

Friday, 23 August 2019

Originally the SLPP was keen to hold the Provincial Council Elections (PCE) immediately after the Local Government Election results as they felt the PCE would go in their favour. PCE were held under the Proportional Representation system. The relevan


The presidency and the dilemma of the Presidential Election

Friday, 23 August 2019

J.R. Jayewardene created a presidential system not because the parliamentary system of governance that preceded it had failed. He wanted to take over all the powers of the State and assume the status of ancient kings who ruled the country in the past


Enough power in the presidency for the right person

Friday, 23 August 2019

The presidency has not much power some say, but I would say there is plenty for the right person. By intention or otherwise, our Constitution leaves the presidency to be defined by the person occupying the chair. Maithripala Sirisena (MS) showed us t


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