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The urgent need to minimise the creation of ugliness

Views - 78 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:55

If one is trained from young days to see the world with equanimous eyes many things will appear beautiful. The more life is viewed from this lens of beauty, from child to adulthood, the creation of ugliness will be minimised and the creation of beaut

Harmony Quote

Views - 36 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:52

“As an irrigator guides water to the fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives” – The Buddha


Views - 33 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:51

How does one relate to the word ‘Harmony’? It is a word that is used across spheres; to describe peace within oneself and one’s outer world, fellowship within communities and also to describe anything that is perfect in its alignment.

Understanding SL’s fossilised environment to understand our indigenous knowledge

Views - 63 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

Dr. Raj Somadeva, Senior Professor in Archaeology at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Colombo and founder Fellow of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists, explains how understanding the natural history of Sri Lanka is essential to under

Dire need to resurrect our indigenous knowledge

Views - 45 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:10

Recently, a foreign-educated Sri Lankan with a degree in health studies from a Western university was talking about losing some family members to cancer. She was at the same time speaking highly about her foreign degree. Although brought up in Sri La

Harmony Quote Know one, Know all.-Katha Upanishad

Views - 38 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:01

To know others, you do not have to go and knock on four billion separate doors. Once you have seen your real Self, you have seen the Self in all. It makes it easy to understand and to forgive, and very difficult to quarrel. All of life springs from t

We are our country

Views - 49 Saturday, 27 July 2019 12:37

It is 36 years since the 1983 Black July ethnic riots that targeted our fellow Tamil citizens and marred our nation’s consciousness. With each breath, with the quiet ticking of the clock, time has lapsed beneath the clouds of memory and despite 198

See me in every seen

Views - 111 Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:01

This below poem forms part of a manuscript of poetry being compiled for publication by a group of followers of the Naqshqbqndi Sufi Order, from Sri Lanka and abroad.  Note: In the Sufi Islamic tradition promoting love and peace as preached by Prophe

Harmony Quote

Views - 31 Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:01

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.

Islamic perspective on living beings

Views - 73 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:10

The Harmony Page is generating a series of articles on how ancient as well as current spiritual and religious philosophies look at environment protection in their scriptures. The article below is part of this series.

Love, NOT Hate

Views - 193 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01

This poem forms part of a manuscript of poetry being compiled for publication by a group of followers of the Naqshqbqndi Sufi Order, from Sri Lanka and abroad.

The art of making a true to life reel of Karma

Views - 59 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01

The belief that each act of ours has a reaction that will affect us is something that most humans may have an element of belief in, even subconsciously, whatever their religious orientation, but it is somehow slips away from

Harmony Quote

Views - 39 Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:01

I tell you one thing – if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own

AOD premieres future of Sri Lanka’s career landscape with Extraordinary Mindsopen house weekend

Views - 64 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

AOD’s Extraordinary Mindsopen house weekend on 20/21 July will be held at its new home – the Colombo Innovation Tower – the latest catalyst space in the city aiming to stimulate the local industries by driving innovation. Extraordinary Minds o

DFSD launches next chapter at ‘DesignMeetsArtisan’ event

Views - 88 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte In a bid to announce its next chapter and new initiatives, Sri Lanka’s Design for Sustainable Development Foundation (DFSD) hosted a ‘DesignMeetsArtisan’ reception to a group of longstanding supporters of the foundation and

Teaching the concept of Karma through the cinematic realm

Views - 227 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:02

The term Karma is often seen as a religious term connected with Hinduism and Buddhism. However over time attempts have been made to give practical explanations through the scientific lenses to look at Karma akin to how one looks at physics, a science

Islamic perspective on living beings

Views - 236 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:01

With comparative reference to Jainism and Buddhism: The rights of animals and the delicate balance of our eco-system Life is sacred in all its

All mystics speak the same language, for they come from the same country

Views - 59 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:00

What we are all looking for, even though we are searching in the most improbable places, is infinite wisdom, infinite joy, infinite love. In other words, we are trying to discover our real nature. At the very core of our being is a spark of purity, o

Harmony Page

Views - 217 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:50

How does one relate to the word ‘Harmony’? It is a word that is used across spheres; to describe peace within oneself and one’s outer world, fellowship within communities and also to describe anything that is perfect in its alignment. We say pe

Towards becoming mindful earthlings

Views - 80 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:34

Over the past few decades, the scientists who keep an eye on the Earth have been telling us that conditions on Earth are deteriorating. Animal and plant species are vanishing and so too would humans, we are warned. We can observe that the lifespan o

What does the Qur’an say about our environment? Being green our natural choice

Views - 548 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:27

Our way of life is having a catastrophic impact on the environment, which is a looming existential threat to our civilisation. This is predicated on the ‘collapse of the world’s ice sheets due to rising temperature (NSIDC, 2019), which can cause

Pizza Hut embraces inclusivity

Views - 129 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

Society tends to segregate people based on their race, social status, level of intelligence, capabilities, the list goes on. People with disabilities share the same plight; they are rarely seen integrating in the mainstream, be it professionally or s

LAUGFS gears up to cater to regional LPG demand

Views - 880 Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:21

A quoted company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, LAUGFS Gas PLC, which commenced operations in 2001 as an LPG downstream player, is today one of the largest suppliers of LPG in Sri Lanka. LAUGFS’s LPG downstream operations were supported by

Laos from being landlocked to a land-bridge through One Belt One Road; a lesson to learn

Views - 155 Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:00

The Belt and Road initiative is a global project that aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe, Africa and beyond. Just like Sri Lanka, Lao PDR is one of the countries that lies on this strategic trading route. La

TMC partner list keeps growing

Views - 57 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:01

The Management Club acknowledges with grateful thanks to their growing list of loyal partners who have come forward to support them, many of whom have joined the fray during the last four months. These prestigious corporates are household names in Sr

Rare and unique leadership training opportunity!

Views - 67 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

Train your executives, junior managers and managers after working hours from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at a nominal subsidised rate of Rs. 3,000 per module. Interactive sessions coupled with theory, would provide the participants an interesting and absorbing

The workplace habits stopping your career in its tracks

Views - 65 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

It has been proposed by a number of psychologists and behaviour theorists that 97% of our behaviour is subconscious. This means that 97% of the time we are on autopilot – reacting, making decisions and behaving out of habit rather than conscious th

Coffee Bean partners The Management Club

Views - 119 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

The world renowned Coffee Bean brand having a network of five outlets in and around Colombo has plans to expand further in the country. The Calamander F&B group that owns the brand in three countries has recently opened two outlets in Bangladesh as w

About TMC

Views - 49 Monday, 22 April 2019 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

Insights into the workings of Rotary

Views - 171 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Rotary Foundation Trustee Brenda Cressey, an icon in the fundraising arena, recently visited Sri Lanka in order to participate as the Chief Guest of the 28th Rotary Conference which is to be held today at the Presidential Suit at the Galadari Hotel.

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Elpitiya test market: Implications for brands Gota and Sajith

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

In the traditional world of marketing, we tend to test market a product before going national with it. There are three test marketing areas that are normally selected by FMCG companies - Gampaha, Kandy and Negombo. The logic behind this is that the c

An efficient energy sector for economic growth

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

When I saw the advertisement about an Energy Forum organised by PUCSL for a Policy Dialogue on the importance of an efficient energy sector for economic and investment growth, I was very happy as I have been interested in this relationship for more t

Will the rule of law, ethics, and morality be above family rule and crony rule?

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The two main contenders for the Presidency of Sri Lanka are Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa. That is stating the obvious. No doubt, some others may have a limited impact on the outcome. Minority votes may benefit Premadasa, while the Sinhala

Addressing past harm

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The approach towards an inclusive and equal society, where all human beings are to be treated equally before the eye of law and every human being should have the right to remedy for the harm done to them, seems nothing but a façade when our memories

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