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About TMC

Views - 797 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:12

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

Sri Lanka exports to rise after regaining GSP+ status: Oxford Biz Group

Views - 1704 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:50

  The recent decision by the EU to once again cover Sri Lanka under its tariff exemption scheme, designed to assist developing countries in achieving upper middle‐income status, should serve to boost exports and generate re

DSI partners with Star Points to launch unique loyalty program

Views - 1650 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:49

From left: Dialog Axiata PLC New Business Development Manager Chandana Paththinige, Dialog Axiata PLC New Business Development Head of Group Business Development Chinthana Jayasekara, Dialog Axiata PLC Mobile Telecommunications Head of Business As

Using design to reinvent Lankan leather and footwear industry

Views - 1699 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:49

     With all industries being pushed to reinvent and transform to meet a future that does not play by the old rules, Sri Lanka’s leather and footwear industry too, is keen for learning opportunities that can h

The world’s invisible water crisis

Views - 2667 Monday, 10 July 2017 00:12

By Madushka Balasuriya ​What is the biggest crisis facing the world today? War? Famine? Global warming? A sound case could be made for each, but in terms of immediacy and across the board impact, they all pale in comparison to the loomin

Green Energy Champion 2017 campaign launched

Views - 830 Wednesday, 5 July 2017 00:00

  Rs. 10 m for equipment and training for the best renewable energy idea in Sri Lanka Deadline for Green Energy ideas 18 August Increase the awareness for energy efficiency, become less dependent on fossil fuel

Prosperous Capital and Credit wins Green Leadership award at AREA in Thailand

Views - 428 Wednesday, 5 July 2017 00:00

Prosperous Capital and Credit Ltd. set up four years ago won a Green Leadership award for its initiative, Haritha Lowak (Green World) at the recently concluded Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) in Thailand. The event was organised by

Biodiversity Sri Lanka, HSBC and IUCN join hands to enhance environment of Knuckles Conservation For

Views - 488 Wednesday, 5 July 2017 00:00

Biodiversity Sri Lanka together with HSBC and IUCN Sri Lanka have been working together on measures to conserve and improve the mini watershed area of the Puwakpitiya Oya in the Knuckles Conservation Forest and Environmental Protection Area. This

From tragedy to blessing: Kushil’s journey

Views - 1753 Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

  Uinspire founder Kieran Arasaratnam interviews Kushil Gunasekera, a pioneer in community development and impact investment in Sri Lanka, on overcoming adversity and the beauty of reconciliation    

TMC’s ‘Members Speak’

Views - 467 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:20

Whose time is it anyway? A view from other’s perspective Deepal Perera – Past President BOM and Director Marketing – representing Peoples Bank, the sponsor of Members Speak series – handing over the spon

TMC partners with HRMI to offer mini-MBA

Views - 436 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:19

TMC (The Management Club) has partnered with HRMI to present a series of Senior Management Competency Development programs which will open a pathway for young executives and managers to acquire highly respected Master’s degrees from world cl

TMC Mount Lavinia ‘Single Malt and Rum Tasting Session’

Views - 441 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:19

TMC Mount Lavinia presents ‘Single Malt and Rum Tasting Session’ at the Margarita Blue on 24 July from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Get to know more about your favourite drink while sampling. There will be limited beverages and finger food a

Rewind for winning communications: A gap analysis!

Views - 443 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:18

 Fill the ‘gap’before you fall into it. Once you are in, it might be too late   By Murali Prakash Not so long ago, Jan Carlson was speaking of the moment of truth to accentuate that moment of contact/

About TMC

Views - 400 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:17

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

Technology like ThreadSol is key to accelerate Sri Lanka’s apparel exports

Views - 551 Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

The textiles and garments industry in Sri Lanka depends heavily on imported raw material and accessories. More than 70% of the raw material and 70%-90% of the accessories used in this industry are imported. Since fabrics and accessories account fo

Community support key to protecting Sri Lanka’s biodiversity and resources

Views - 608 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

  In Sri Lanka, authorities are fighting to protect biodiversity, promote conservation and support the livelihoods of communities in ecologically sensitive areas Improved landscape management is essential, as is impr

Kanrich Finance receives Carbon Conscious certificate for making strides in sustainability

Views - 664 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

Kanrich Finance has been certified as a Carbon Conscious financial services company. The certification is awarded to business entities that have calculated the footprint and have implemented a comprehensive Carbon Management Program. The Internati

Carbon Consulting Company accorded ‘Climate Neutral Champion’ status by UN Climate Secretariat

Views - 527 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka-based Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) was accorded another global recognition when the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Secretariat awarded them ‘Climate Neutral Now Champion’ status, elevating it to the same platform as ot

Waste management in Asia: 1 goal, 5 cities, 5 lessons

Views - 524 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

By Andrew McIntyre blogs.adb.org: Asia’s cities are the engines of incredible economic growth. For many countries, they generate over 80% of GDP and improve the lives of millions of people. But this prosperity comes with a price. Take fo

Swim Week, Green Conscious Earth Sensitive

Views - 683 Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

Swim Week Colombo’s new position is to create an eco-system of practices that not only enhances the environment but empowers individuals to adopt practices and methods that unburden the environment. Green Conscious and Earth Sensitive is the

Hemas commemorates ‘World Environment Day’ with Otara

Views - 749 Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

The staff of Hemas Holdings PLC recently commemorated World Environment Day 2017 with Otara Gunawardena speaking on this year’s global theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’. Her inspiring address to the audience was based on her pe

People’s Bank declares winners of Green Selfie Competition

Views - 599 Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

Winners of People’s Bank Green Selfie competition were awarded prizes at People’s Bank Head office under the patronage of People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager N. Vasantha Kumar. The ‘Green Selfie’ com

Tropical forests under threat

Views - 587 Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

Every year, more than 15 million hectares of tropical forests are cut down, releasing millions of tons of carbon emission into the atmosphere, says a US environmental organisation ‘The Nature Conservancy.’ According to them, a study co

Ceylon Tobacco Company celebrates World Environment Day 2017

Views - 673 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) has long since established itself as a benchmark for corporate excellence in Sri Lanka. With over 100 years in business, the organisation prides itself on being one that drives the Sri Lankan economy in a responsib

Sowing the seeds that reap the best benefits

Views - 1310 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

On 5 June last year, Mahogany Masterpieces pledged to reintroduce 10,000 trees to Sri Lanka’s ecosystem. The ‘Plant a Plant’ initiative, aimed at strengthening the green coverage of the island and improving its resilience to clim

Lankaputhra Development Bank distributes mango plants among customers on World Environment Day

Views - 524 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

  Lankaputhra Development Bank distributed mango plants among its customers on World Environment Day 2017. This event was held at Lankaputhra Development Bank headquarters recently under the patronage of LDB Chairman Ruwan Ga

Environmental expert warns of larger natural disaster

Views - 528 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

  The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) hosted a public lecture titled ‘Human Security in a Changing Climate: Addressing its Impact in Sri Lanka and South Asia’ on 14 June at Suhurupaya, Ba

China, ADB launch green financing platform to fight pollution

Views - 484 Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

  Reuters: China and the Asia Development Bank (ADB) have launched a green financing platform to support efforts by small- and medium-sized enterprises to cut pollution in the smog-hit Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, ADB said o

TMC-Kalutara AGM

Views - 473 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:06

The Annual General Meeting of The Management Club – Kalutara will be held on Thursday, 22 June, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramadia Ran Mal Holiday Resort, Moratuwa. TMC – Kalutara was inaugurated on 8 June 2009 at the Hibiscus Beach Hotel,

Smart Manager Series 5

Views - 477 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:05

Last Wednesday The Management Club conducted the fifth program in the Smart Manager Program. The topic was on Writing Skills for Busy Managers.  This program gave those present useful hints on how to compose professional business correspond

Today's Columnists

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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