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

Views - 63 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 - 715 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 - 67 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 - 25 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 - 27 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 - 30 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 - 34 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 - 26 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 - 28 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 - 25 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 - 25 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 - 157 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 - 62 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 - 66 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 - 53 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 - 34 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 - 147 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 - 44 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 - 104 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


About TMC

Views - 39 Monday, 28 May 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


If you want loyal employees, stop making things so complicated!

Views - 86 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Simplicity is sometimes the most difficult thing to find in management.


TMC Members Meet in July

Views - 787 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Chulendra de Silva and Charith Jayasundera will be the speakers at the Members Meet which is scheduled to be held on 3 July at the Galadari Hotel.


Smart Manager Series presentation of certificates

Views - 31 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Certificates were presented to more than 30 participants of the Smart Manager series who successfully completed six modules and above on 24 May at Galadari Hotel.


TMC Members Speak in May

Views - 26 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Deepal Abeysekera provided some important insights in insurance, particularly in respect of understanding and ensuring that the insurer keeps the agent fully aware of his insurance requirements.


Australia partners WFP, UNICEF; provides Sri Lanka with Rs. 89 m for natural disaster preparation

Views - 108 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:22

The Government of Australia, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and UNICEF have launched a partnership to help communities in Sri Lanka prepare for and respond to natural disasters. According to the UN agencies, 96% of disasters in Sri Lanka


Lanka Sathosa provides disaster relief

Views - 60 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:21

The Lanka Sathosa network has commenced the delivery of dry rations to government distribution centres in all flood-affected areas. “We are supplying the needs of all flood victims totalling more than 36,000, and if this number increases we are als


US and Sri Lankan Governments discuss disaster preparedness ahead of south-western monsoons

Views - 30 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap, US Agency for International Development (USAID) Sri Lanka Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and Dr. Michael Ernst from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) met with Minister of Ir


Colombo’s wetlands float to top of flood prevention plan

Views - 115 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

By Amantha Perera BADDAGANA (Thomson Reuters Foundation): On the surface, Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo looks like any other fast-growing South Asian city, with buildings stretching as far as the eye can see and skyscrapers rearing up along its coast


Undergrads did it ‘their way’: Unique joint New Year celebrations in Jaffna

Views - 499 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

Yal-Payanam (Journey to Jaffna) was meant to promote national unity and reconciliation


Do you need a reverse mentor?

Views - 31 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

Mike Clasper CBE CCMI joined HMRC at a time of change. It was 2008 and the organisation was large and hierarchical, with multiple levels of management.


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State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019

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Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019

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Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019

The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by the country due to several reasons. This will no doubt be his last speech on economic policy to be


Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm


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