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‘Members Speak’ in November

Views - 33 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 - 66 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 - 31 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 - 39 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 - 41 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 - 41 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 - 61 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 - 106 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 - 55 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 - 56 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 - 54 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 - 40 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 - 31 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 - 181 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 - 950 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 - 286 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 - 385 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 - 579 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 - 175 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 - 369 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 - 302 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

A centre for hope

Views - 67 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Dilhan C. Fernando On 1 September we inaugurated the MJF Centre East, the most ambitious combined humanitarian and environmental project that we have ever undertaken. Amongst the projects that the MJF Foundation, and its environmental equivalent

LOLC Green kicks-off island-wide Schools Tree Planting Program

Views - 101 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

LOLC Green recently inaugurated its island-wide Schools Tree Planting Program to promote the habit of tree planting and to raise awareness on deforestation and its impact to Sri Lanka amongst the school children. The program is part of a wider Sustai

Singer Fashion Academy helps shape dream career with innovative fashion designing program

Views - 16 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

For many individuals a career in fashion design is a distant dream. The ability to transform this dream into reality is now possible through the Singer Fashion Academy’s landmark new Fashion Designing Program. Consisting of a structured three-part

About TMC

Views - 14 Monday, 1 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

Wish to become a member of TMC?

Views - 27 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Membership is by invitation. Managers with a minimum of three years in management with academic or professional qualifications or those in management for five years with no academic or professional qualifications who wish to become members may addres

Organisational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB)

Views - 30 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Most employees understand that their primary duty is to do the work that is assigned to them, stay away from behaviours that could be deemed troublesome, and deliver work that is acceptable and beneficial to the organisation.

Nadim Majeed speaks on integrity in business at Members Speak

Views - 24 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Nadim Majeed provided for an engaging discussion on 20 September at the TMC Members Speak series with his presentation on Business Integrity, the emerging trends of integrity in business globally and the role of corporate Sri Lanka as a voice against

Govt. policy reforms imperative to develop stock market

Views - 28 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka stock market is facing two major challenges; they are smaller size and lower liquidity.

Unilever and UNDP deliver PPP policy paper to President’s Secretary

Views - 26 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka Chairman Carl Cruz and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Jorn Sorensen recently handed over a policy action paper for the promotion of public private partnerships for sustainable development to the Secret

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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth

SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy

Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as

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