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HNB Singithi Savings Day attracts children of all ages

Views - 118 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Excited children of all ages rushed into over 71 Hatton National Bank (HNB) Customer Centres across the island to participate in mega-celebrations for ‘Singithi Savings Day’ on Saturday 20 October. The Singithi Savings Day program included a numb


Sri Lanka to be centre of excellence for Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services

Views - 1634 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:00

The world’s leading provider of front-office offshore support to the financial services industry, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, has seen its Sri Lankan operations expand during the last few years. The Knowledge Services arm is part of Moo


Sri Lanka Design Festival’s ‘Innovation Island’

Views - 101 Monday, 5 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is bringing in a uniquely South Asian voice to the international conversation on design and innovation; this is as the region’s creative hub – the ‘Innovation Island’. It is a voice that derives from South Asia’s own heritage of w


Virtusa Head to deliver IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial lecture

Views - 136 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

Every year the IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial lecture is graced by speakers who embody many of the points on the wide spectrum that is innovation, and this year is no different with the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Virtusa Corporation Kris Canekera


UN Global Compact Sri Lanka renews pledge to support growth of responsible Sri Lankan businesses

Views - 323 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

The United Nations Global Compact Network Sri Lanka is the local chapter of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Earlier this year, it welcomed Dilhan C. Fernando CEO of Dilmah as Chairman and Azam Bakeer-Markar, Assistant Vice


Harsha outlines Government’s way forward on maritime and logistics

Views - 110 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to be here at this very important conference at an exciting time for Bangladesh. Even though I have been to Dhaka many times since 1997, this is the firs


“Elephants don’t kill humans; humans get themselves killed by elephants”: Dr. Pilapitiya

Views - 1460 Wednesday, 24 October 2018 00:00

Text and Pix by P.D. De Silva “In most instances, it’s not the elephants that kill humans; it’s the humans that get themselves killed by the elephants, due to their stupidity and negligence” said former Department of Wildlife Director General


National Science Foundation marks 50 years of service excellence

Views - 83 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka celebrated 50 years of service to the nation as Sri Lanka’s foremost enabler of science, technology and innovation on Tuesday, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The country’


Spark ’18 by Royal College, Colombo a resounding success

Views - 98 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Changing the innovation landscape for the betterment of Sri Lanka, Royal College took a giant stride when it hosted Spark ’18, the largest innovation and invention exhibition in Sri Lanka, from 25 to 28 September. With Sri Lanka ranked a mere 88th


‘Members Speak’ in November

Views - 41 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Roshanga Wickremesinghe, the chief strategist at R & R Associates Consulting will be speaking on ‘Strategising in a high VUCA world’


Annual Raffle Draw of The Management Club 2019

Views - 96 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The Management Club, which was inaugurated in 2002, is the premiere institution facilitating networking and career development among the management fraternity.


About TMC

Views - 36 Monday, 15 October 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


Positive management: A key to better performance

Views - 55 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Managers have a tremendous responsibility. Our work lives and our private lives are so closely intertwined that anything that happens at work is going to have an impact at home.


Former President of BOM Deepal Abeysekara receives honorary membership

Views - 56 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

In recognition of the outstanding services rendered to the banking industry in general and the Association in particular, The Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka conferred an honorary life membership on Deepal Abeysekara, the Past President


TMC Mount membership get-together

Views - 54 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

TMC Mt. Lavinia organised a membership get-together on 29 September at 7:30 p.m. at their host hotel Berjaya Mt. Royal.


“SL insurance industry bursting with potential we must fulfil together” – IRCSL Chairman

Views - 146 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

September is the month dedicated to insurance in Sri Lanka. One of the most prominent players when it comes to insurance in the country is the Insurance Regulatory Commission, the regulatory and supervisory body of the industry. Mano Tittawella was a


Data leakages in organisations: Are Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions the sole panacea?

Views - 137 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage According to the Global Data Leakage Report 2017 prepared by InfoWatch, the global information security watchdog, the number of compromised data records worldwide, including social security numbers, bank card details, and other cr


SLASSCOM to host innovation event on 19 October with Prof. Soumitra Dutta

Views - 72 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

SLASSCOM’s upcoming innovation event, themed ‘Innovation in Sri Lanka: The Need for Systemic Change’ would feature Prof. Soumitra Dutta, former Dean and current Professor of Management at the S.C. Johnson College of Business at Cornell Universi


Microsoft concludes annual South East Asia New Markets Partner Summit

Views - 73 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

BANGKOK, Thailand: Microsoft held its third annual Southeast Asia New Markets Partner Summit, bringing together 160+ regional/global partner leaders from 14 markets consisting of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, N


OPPO named by Counterpoint as leader in premium smartphones

Views - 90 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

OPPO has been named as the leading smartphone brand by market research firm Counterpoint in the lower premium segment. The impressive result proves the brand is thriving amongst fierce competition in a largely saturated market. Furthermore, with mor


Oracle, LinkedIn collaborate to improve candidate and employee experience

Views - 56 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Expanded relationship helps organisations address the challenges of today’s rapidly changing global talent marketplace Oracle and LinkedIn announced that they are working together to help HR professionals meet the shifting demands of the talen


KPMG and Alibaba Cloud to form global alliance to help advance digital transformation of businesses

Views - 42 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

KPMG International and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has announced plans to form a global alliance to provide digital transformation to businesses of all sizes and across multiple industries initially in Asia-Pacific and Eu


Kaspersky Lab appoints South Asian Technologies as Sri Lanka distributor

Views - 385 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Over the past few years, leading global cyber security brand Kaspersky Lab has been making deeper inroads into the Indian subcontinent. After a systematic expansion and developing a solid network in South Asia it has now spread its wings wider into S


Longer wait for digital ID

Views - 1055 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The lacunae in laws governing digital verticals and databases in Sri Lanka will result in a further delay in issuing of digital identity cards. Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure a


Mangala as G-24 Chief calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks

Views - 303 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

G-24 Chairman Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera this week called on developed countries to reinforce global trade and action to contain global economic risks. Chairing the biannual ministerial meeting of the Group of 24 developing countries in Ba


New Constitutional Council to meet today

Views - 626 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

The newly-appointed members to the Constitutional Council will meet for the first time today at 12 noon at the Parliamentary complex. The maiden task assigned will be to select a suitable Judge as Chief Justice, a position which will be vacant from


‘The Indian Ocean: Defining our Future’ two-day conference kicks off in Colombo

Views - 685 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

The inaugural event of ‘The Indian Ocean: Defining our Future’ conference kicked off under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees in Colombo, yesterday. The two-day conference aims


Ranil to kick off Sri Lanka Retail Forum on 17 Oct.

Views - 187 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA), with a vision of ‘Achieving Retail Excellence’ will hold the nation’s premier retail sector knowledge event – Sri Lanka Retail Forum (SLRF) 2018 ‘Towards a Dynamic and Evolving Retail Sector’


Rupee edges up; stocks down for third session

Views - 377 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Reuters: The rupee ended slightly higher yesterday, easing from a record low hit in the previous session, as exporters dollar sales surpassed importer demand for the greenback in dull trade, while stocks ended weaker for a third straight session to h


Govt. to ink agreements with China and India to modernise agriculture industry

Views - 330 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva In a fresh attempt to link smallholder farmers into modern agriculture value chains, the Government is planning to ink two agreements with China and India before the end of the year, a top Minister confirmed. “We are in discus


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Ministry of Civil Aviation: A nation rich in connectivity

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

lIncrease runway movement from 11 to 17 departures per hour at BIA. lFacilitate an optimum structure to ensure a strong network of airports.


Elpitiya test market: Implications for brands Gota and Sajith

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

In the traditional world of marketing, we tend to test market a product before going national with it. There are three test marketing areas that are normally selected by FMCG companies - Gampaha, Kandy and Negombo. The logic behind this is that the c


How to promote innovations to transform our nation

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

“There is only one thing stronger than all other armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come” – Victor Hugo A country’s economic success and prosperity largely depends on the technological advancement it embraces and the leve


An efficient energy sector for economic growth

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

When I saw the advertisement about an Energy Forum organised by PUCSL for a Policy Dialogue on the importance of an efficient energy sector for economic and investment growth, I was very happy as I have been interested in this relationship for more t


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