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Action teams to monitor Sri Lanka’s commitment to Blue Charter implementation: Commonwealth Secy.-Ge

Views - 88 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 - 22 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 - 40 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 - 89 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 - 80 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 - 36 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 - 447 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 - 2372 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 - 79 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 - 146 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 - 44 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 - 119 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 - 131 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 - 35 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 - 71 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 - 83 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 - 277 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 - 94 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 - 105 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 - 125 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 - 324 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 - 27 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 - 40 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 - 73 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

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


‘Members Speak’ on 16 August

Views - 54 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

Today, we all use smart phones to laptops and wear smart devices that help us to carry out day-to-day work and for recreational activities.


Visit of Anil and Ianthe Weeratunge to Sri Lanka

Views - 76 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

A fewPast Presidents of CMI-SL Branch had the good fortune of hosting Anil and his wife Ianthe, who are now domiciled in Perth, Australia, on their recent but short visit to Colombo.


Wine Appreciation Evening by TMC Mt. Lavinia

Views - 42 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

A ‘Wine Appreciation Evening’ organised by TMC Mt. Lavinia in association with Free Lanka Trading Company was held on 6 July, at the Bougainvillea Room, Galadari Hotel. It was a great success with the participation of around 45 members and guests


LOLC supports conservation of Sri Lankan leopard

Views - 186 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The World Wildlife Fund states that the rapid loss of wildlife species today is estimated to be up to 10,000 times higher


Manage forests sustainably for socio-economic benefits: President to COFO

Views - 52 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena said that forests provide many socio-economic benefits, including food, energy and shelter


Near-record tree cover losses in 2017 strip area as big as Italy

Views - 34 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

OSLO (Reuters): The world lost tree cover the size of Italy in 2017 as forests were cleared using fire to make way for farms


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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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When the saints go masquerading in

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

So that saintly MP has thrown a spanner in government’s works again. The pious member lashed out against a battery of citizens from journalists and lawyers to members of his own estate. Last week, much of his grievance was about the silence of the


So Sri Lanka; more like, so where are all the women in the hotel industry?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

The tourism industry is a key service export of Sri Lanka. It is currently the third-largest export earner after foreign worker remittances and textiles and apparel and brought in $ 4.4 billion in 2018 alone, equivalent to 4.9% of the country’s GDP


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