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Inception workshop of Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project held in Colombo

Views - 14 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

The inception workshop of the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project, which was developed by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the technical assistance of the UNDP Sri Lanka was held recently in Colombo.


Red Cross links investors to war zones with first ‘humanitarian bond’

Views - 8 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Yaounde (Thomson Reuters Foundation): A new funding model launched by the Red Cross aims to attract private capital to conflict zones to help some of the world’s neediest people, while giving investors a return on their money.


Disaster resilience, environment protection are critical to Sri Lanka’s economy

Views - 18 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

In response to public interest, the World Bank in Sri Lanka chose to host a dialogue, offering an opportunity for anyone to meet the World Bank team and directly ask questions related to environment protection, disaster risk management and the econom


About TMC

Views - 7 Monday, 11 September 2017 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


Updating of membership records

Views - 16 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Certain member records are incorrect at the TMC Secretariat due to many reasons. Members are advised to communicate with the TMC Secretariat by email tmc.srilanka@gmail.com/tmcsecretariat2012@gmail.com or on 0115860000 in the event there have been an


3 things to keep in mind when the going gets tough

Views - 19 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Your startup is barely getting off the ground, or maybe you’ve been working your butt off for that promotion and you don’t see any progress. It could even be your last semester in college and you’re struggling to review for your very last final


Will power and habit formation

Views - 14 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

The Management Club with Russell Kerkoven held its eighth program in the Smart Manager series on Wednesday 5 September at the Galadari Hotel. The program was on ‘Will power and habit formation’.


Overcoming the conventional stumbling blocks to global success

Views - 590 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

The field of software, which is currently “eating the world”, is the great equaliser in terms of affording tech entrepreneurs the chance to reach global success in spite of the country they operate from, stated WSO2 Founder, CEO and Chief Archite


WNPS Monthly Lecture on ‘Combating International Traffic in Wildlife’

Views - 28 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Wildlife crime is big business! Every year millions of animals are taken from the wild and sold around the world by dangerous international networks! Wildlife and animal parts are trafficked much like illegal drugs and arms.


1,100 families in Colombo District get housing loans

Views - 21 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Around 1,100 families in the Colombo District last week received housing loans from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe under the Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa’s program ‘Samatta Sevena’ through the National Housing Develop


PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) shortlists country’s best developers of 2017

Views - 65 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

PropertyGuru, Asia’s foremost online property company, has named the final shortlist of nominees for the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) 2017 across the condominium, residential and commercial categories.


Ekroma Realtors partners with Softlogic LifeStyles to offer fully-furnished ready -to-move-in apartm

Views - 29 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Ekroma Realtors, a BOI approved real estate developer with the vision to give Colombo a unique and new way of living, is geared up to unveil its signature project – Elegant 16.


Pope makes climate change appeal to ‘heal wounded creation’

Views - 12 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

VATICAN CITY (Reuters): Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be a


Report calls on creation of national green financing mechanisms to accelerate green growth in Asia

Views - 17 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in a report launched on last week, has proposed the creation of national green financing vehicles to catalyse environmentally and financially sustainable infrastructure investments in Asia and the Pacific.


UNICEF hands over drought relief to President Sirisena

Views - 7 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

UNICEF on Tuesday handed over four water bowsers to President Maithripala Sirisena in support of the Government of Sri Lanka’s ongoing response to the country’s worst drought in 40 years.


The cost of clean water: $ 150 b a year, says World Bank

Views - 10 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Tepic, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation): ountries need to quadruple spending to $150 billion a year to deliver universal safe water and sanitation, helping to reduce childhood disease and deaths while boosting economic growth, said the World Bank


Reawakening of Colombo!

Views - 117 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Not more than three months the Colombo city was full of stinking garbage bags including the suburbs of Colombo, it was a surreal and unhygienic blight of the cosmopolitan capital.


Seal the Deal

Views - 74 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:12

Dayan Fernando kept the audience grooving as he spoke on how to Seal the Deal at the TMC Members Speak held on 17 August at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. The audience was greeted to a pleasant evening as Dayan spoke on a vast topic of


Never push loyal employees to the point they no longer care!

Views - 120 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:12

By Brigette Hyacinth People don’t leave bad companies. They leave bad bosses. The worst place an employee can be is stuck in an organisation with a micro-manager that doesn’t care and there are no ‘opportunities for growth&rsqu


TMC Negombo holds AGM

Views - 69 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:12

The Annual General Meeting of The Management Club Negombo was held on 18 August at the Galadari Hotel with the participation of its core members.  Dhammika Fernando as the incumbent Chairman welcomed the Members. He thanked all the members


Keep the date free for the next Members Speak: 26 September

Views - 77 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:12

Developing skills for peer leadership Anver Dole will address a very interesting topic – ‘Developing Skills for Peer Leadership’. He will explain that the emphasis on the skills used in the corporate world and non-


About TMC

Views - 70 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:11

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


‘Target 9.2 accelerates Sri Lanka industries towards global Sustainable Development Framework’: UN

Views - 279 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

  ‘SL industry’s SDG commitment commendable’ – UN Resident Coordinator McCauley ‘Well received! And thanking UN for ongoing support’ – Rishad  Also calls UN support


Indian sustainability vs. Sri Lankan hedonism in energy security

Views - 312 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

By Priyanka Moonesinghe  India has the second largest population and is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. The country has a vision of projecting sustainable development in order to alleviate poverty. One of the me


Hayleys says Ceylon Chamber’s Sustainability competition transformed CSR agenda of Lankan biz

Views - 259 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

   Chamber is now calling applications for the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ Hayleys PLC, the Grand Slam Winner of the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2016’


Vanguard seeks corporate disclosure on risks from climate change

Views - 246 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

Boston (Reuters): Vanguard Group on Monday said it has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations, reflecting how the environment has become a priority for the investment industry. Under press


Banking on a Green Sri Lanka: HNB calls for collective industry-wide action on sustainability

Views - 334 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

The evolution of human civilisation is rapidly approaching an extremely crucial juncture beyond which any further progress will only be achieved through drastic and sustained action in order to reorient our economies, marketplaces, cities and home


Green Energy Champion Sri Lanka 2017 initiative goes Carbon Neutral for 2nd year

Views - 297 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

Ecological aspects such as climate change and sustainability are some factors that have managed to garner a growing sense of concern in the past number of years. Considering the impact mankind has made to our immediate environment, the concept of


Top 5 tips to avoid and resolve conflict with your team members

Views - 527 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:09

1. Listen in silence when someone needs to talk or share a frustration and keep eye contact. If a member of your team would like to speak with you, they might be going through a difficult situation. Therefore, they will expect


Mind mapping for business: 7th in Smart Manager series

Views - 511 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:05

The TMC with Russell Kerkoven held its seventh program in the Smart Manager series on Wednesday 2 August at the Galadari Hotel. The participants were introduced to the subject of mind mapping. They experienced firsthand how they could use


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Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


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