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NDB HR signs MoU with WNPS to create awareness in environmental conservation

Views - 24 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

NDB’s Human Resources Department recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wildlife and Nature Protection


Nations Trust Bank committed to climate action with CarbonConscious certification

Views - 16 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

For the third consecutive year, Nations Trust Bank has been recognised for its positive climate action by the Carbon Consulting Company


International community called upon to support small and vulnerable states

Views - 61 Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:00

By Charnika Imbulana in London The Commonwealth leaders recognised that concerted action is required to address the unique challengers and vulnerabilities of small and vulnerable states to ensure their full participation in and contribution to a mo


Delegates call for more people participation

Views - 55 Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:00

By Charnika Imbulana in London The Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) held alongside CHOGM that brings together civic voices from around the world to debate key issues facing Commonwealth people saw a low turnout in London, which made the delega


The Business Forum outcomes direct leaders to commitments and practical actions

Views - 65 Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:00

The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) is an integral part of CHOGM, which is a unique platform that brings together business and government leaders from across the Commonwealth for dialogue and brings businesses critical to trade and investment leade


As philanthropy grows, what are the rich spending their money on?

Views - 10 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

London (Thomson Reuters Foundation): As the rich get richer, the world has entered an “age of philanthropy”, with education


IFC partners MAS Holdings to improve water, energy and resource efficiency

Views - 22 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with leading apparel company MAS Holdings to assess areas for resource


Big brands from Nestle to Walmart back sustainable supply chain drive

Views - 13 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

London (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Some of the world’s biggest retailers and food companies including Kellogg Co


SL Navy unveils innovative plastic waste disposal method

Views - 16 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Navy has introduced a new polythene and plastic recycling process.


Over 40 companies pledge to cut UK plastic pollution

Views - 13 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): More than 40 companies, including Britain’s biggest supermarkets, Coca Cola, Nestle and Procter


Buy a pencil, educate a child: British firms boost spending on businesses doing good

Views - 13 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): A campaign to boost British businesses with a social mission has attracted major names, from banking to pharmaceuticals, but is far from its goal of channelling 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) into the sector by 2


UNDP supports Sri Lanka to build back better

Views - 35 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government’s vision of resilient recovery from disasters, to help Sri Lanka build bac


Nestle, Waitrose and KPMG join race to reduce plastic waste

Views - 19 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): British supermarket Waitrose, food giant Nestle and accounting firm KPMG on Tuesday became the latest brands to announce plans to cut down on plastics wreaking havoc on the environment. Waitrose, an upmarket groce


Britain to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste

Views - 18 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single use products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take action to tackle marine waste, the office of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said. It said drink s


Carbon Consulting issues stark warning : “Death by Plastic”

Views - 156 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

In a stark warning on Earth Day, one of South Asia’s leading Sustainability Consultants (with MTI as a Strategic Equity Partner) has opined that this year’s theme of “End Plastic Pollution on Earth Day and beyond!” serves as a grim reminder t


Association of Institution of Civil Engineers holds lecture on traffic demand management

Views - 29 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:04

The Sri Lanka Association of Institution of Civil Engineers (SLAICE) held an interactive lecture on ‘Traffic Management on Main Road Corridors to Colombo’. The lecture was delivered by Eng. Dr. Tissa U. Liyanage, Senior Traffic Engineer and Consu


Multi Finance launches nationwide sustainability campaign

Views - 68 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:04

Multi Finance PLC (MFPLC), has kicked off their nationwide eco-sustainability campaign on 30 March, planting 1000 saplings along the Southern Expressway as its introductory phase.


Earth Day 2018 Campaign: A world without plastic pollution

Views - 28 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:03

Plastic is everyone’s problem and needs urgent attention and practical solutions. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering beaches and landscapes to clogging streams and landfills, the exponential growth


INSEE Ecocyle further diversifies waste management arm

Views - 62 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:02

At a time when Sri Lanka is battling with the enormous problem of waste management at national level, INSEE Ecocycle, the sustainable waste management arm of the country’s premier cement manufacturer INSEE Cement, provides waste management solution


Developing nations to study ways to dim sunshine, slow warming

Views - 30 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:01

OSLO (Reuters): Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research into dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures.


Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: UN

Views - 15 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

London/Oslo (Reuters): Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a UN-backed report showed on Thursday.


Oceanswell launches official website with ‘We are Designers’

Views - 38 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Oceanswell.org is a portal which introduces people to the work of Oceanswell - Sri Lanka’s first marine conservation research and education non-profit organisation.


Eagle Logistics hold Solar Energy Forum

Views - 12 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Eagle Logistics Colombo marketing team facilitated another forum with Sustainable Energy Authority (SSES) and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRC) for its customers who are importing solar and solar related products in Sri Lanka last week at


Usha ‘Greenery Night’ – Usha Friendship Day 2017

Views - 19 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Saving the environment and natural energy for the next generation has become the most important quest of the present era.


MAS begins biodiversity battle with 25,000 acre habitat restoration drive

Views - 19 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

MAS Holdings mapped its sustainability goals in 2016 and made three clear commitments in its quest to drive sustainable manufacturing in Sri Lanka.


About TMC

Views - 17 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

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


TMC – Mt Lavinia holds AGM

Views - 10 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of The Management Club of Mt Lavinia was held on 29 March at the Hotel Berjaya, Mt Lavinia.


The difference between Management and Leadership

Views - 20 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing. But they are necessarily linked, and complementary.


The Management Club partners with Sunquick

Views - 17 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

The Management Club recently signed up with Sunquick Lanka Ltd. as a Co Sponsor for the year 2018/19 and the MOU in respect of same was signed on Tuesday, 27 March at the registered office of Sunquick Lanka Ltd., No. 36, D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Col


CMI UK recognises TMC Members at Management Excellence Awards 2017

Views - 38 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

The Chartered Management Institute (UK) – Sri Lanka Branch held its Awards presentation on 29 March at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.


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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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