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

Views - 251 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 - 299 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 - 254 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 - 241 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 - 331 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 - 285 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 - 524 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 - 505 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


About TMC

Views - 496 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:03

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


Updating of membership records

Views - 501 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:02

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 bee


Dayan Fernando to talk on ‘Seal the Deal’ on 17 August

Views - 515 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:01

TMC is proud to present one of its long standing members – Dayan Fernando to talk on ‘Seal the Deal’ on 17 August at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Galadari. Members are requested to attend together with their guests whom they wish to nomin


Glen Grant Single Malt Tasting Event

Views - 894 Monday, 31 July 2017 00:09

TMC Mt Lavinia presented the Single Malt and Rum sampling event at Margarita Blue. This was sponsored by Free Lanka Trading Company. The event was very well organised and well attended. TMC Mt Lavinia Chairman Jayantha Gunasekera addressin


When leaders are hired for talent but fired for not fitting in

Views - 914 Monday, 31 July 2017 00:09

Over and over again, organisations are unable to appoint the right leaders. According to academic estimates, the baseline for effective corporate leadership is merely 30%, while in politics, approval ratings oscillate between 25% and 40%. In Ameri


About TMC

Views - 871 Monday, 31 July 2017 00:09

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


Members Speak on 17 August: Dyan Fernando to talk on ‘Seal the Deal’

Views - 902 Monday, 31 July 2017 00:09

Dyan will speak on:   The art of communication , the language and leadership – How the managers should communicate   Everyone falls down, but its only very few who will rise up  When the


Work-life balance: A practical way forward

Views - 913 Monday, 31 July 2017 00:09

Kiron Shenoy with TMC BOM President Murali Prakash    Kiron Shenoy a senior member of TMC Colombo was the speaker at the second program in the series of Members Speak which was held on 20 July. Kiron Shenoy is an Indian b


Sri Lanka is ready for entrepót trade

Views - 1138 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

  EDB organises the Entrepót Traders’ Forum  The EDB conducted a Forum on Entrepót Trade with the participation of a large number of traders/exporters and others engaged in the entrepót


ITC and NIOE collaborate to provide e-learning course to SMEs

Views - 1189 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

The National Institute of Exports (NIOE), a subsidiary of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), conducts professional courses in the vital field of exports for the benefit of those employed in export enterprises. These courses enab


Export Development Board holds 11th Exporters’ Forum

Views - 1126 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade in collaboration with the Export Development Board (EDB) organised the 11th Exporters Forum at the EDB Auditorium on 18 July. The session provided a platform for the exporters repres


Taj Samudra Colombo emerges winners at Bocuse d’ Or Sri Lanka 2017 with ‘Best Dilmah Tea-Inspired Di

Views - 1664 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:02

Taj Samudra Colombo emerged victorious at the Bocuse d’ Or Sri Lanka 2017 competition held recently. The winning concoction was the ‘Best Dilmah Tea-Inspired Dish’. The two extremely talented chefs from Colombo’s most pictu


The story of a Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka Gold Medallist: From unemployed to culinary role model in 8 mon

Views - 2420 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:02

Every individual has inherent ability regardless of their circumstances; poverty is debilitating, but not disabling, physical disability in most cases is ability in an untypical form. When the unemployed son of a tea picker in Ratnapura u


McCormick to buy Reckitt’s food unit for more than $4 b

Views - 1391 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:02

Reuters: McCormick & Co Inc is set to buy the food business of British consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc for more than $4 billion, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the matter. McCormick, a


Cracking the recipe for success with Sri Lanka’s first Dairy Solutions Kitchen!

Views - 1266 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:02

Anchor Food Professionals Head Kumar De Silva divulges how a customer-centric attitude and high quality dairy ingredients are changing the game for chefs and foodies alike Sri Lankan chefs have been delivering game-changing and delicious r


Unabated climate change would reverse hard-earned development gains in Asia

Views - 1091 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to


Serendib Flour Mills takes yet another step towards nurturing the environment

Views - 957 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

  Delivers its first state-of-the-art tanker silo to Diana Biscuits  ​Serendib Flour Mills (SFML) recently delivered its first state-of-the-art tanker silo to Diana Biscuits and is set to offer this efficient and


Green financing making huge strides: UN report

Views - 960 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

NEW YORK: The G20 and other countries have taken huge strides over the last year towards mobilising public resources and private capital needed to make sustainable development and climate action a reality, said a UN Environment Program (UNEP) repo


Top four ways to shrink your carbon footprint are often overlooked

Views - 739 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

AFP: Researchers in Sweden have identified the top four things people can do to reduce their carbon footprint, but warned on Tuesday these steps are rarely promoted in the public sphere. The report in the journal Environmental Research Letters d


Past President TMC/BOM appointed CEO People’s Insurance

Views - 218 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:12

The Board of Management of The Management Club, together with the members of TMC, congratulates Past President Deepal Abeysekera on his new appointment as CEO of Peoples Insurance. Deepal Abeysekera ​Closing an achievement-filled


‘Attitude’: 6th in Smart Manager Series

Views - 806 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:12

TMC in association with Russell Kerkoven held its sixth program in the Smart Manager Series on Wednesday, 5 July at the Galadari Hotel. A packed house of 60 participants attended this program and they were provided with a good insight int


Rewind for winning communication: A gap analysis!

Views - 796 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:12

By Murali Prakash Can the brain be trained?  Yes, it can. That’s neuroplasticity – the ability of the human brain to change, in response to different experiences and stimulations. It’s like a muscle, you can f


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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and


Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b


Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus


Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.


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