IT / Telecom / Tech,Other Sectors

KPMG and Alibaba Cloud to form global alliance to help advance digital transformation of businesses

Views - 40 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 - 323 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 - 1014 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 - 300 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 - 529 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 - 631 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 - 184 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 - 372 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 - 316 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 - 78 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 - 124 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 - 40 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 - 16 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 - 36 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 - 56 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 - 41 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 - 36 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 - 37 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


Climate change could severely impact Sri Lankan living standards: Experts

Views - 129 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Top experts yesterday warned that climate change could severely impact the living standards of Sri Lankans, while calling for quick uptake to avoid a loss of 7.7% GDP, or $ 50 billion, by 2050. Unveiling the World Bank Regional


AVANI Bentota Resort engages in socially responsible activities

Views - 50 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

AVANI Bentota Resort, owned by Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. – leisure arm of Hemas Holdings PLC, recently concluded a beach cleaning program as part of their ongoing CSR project by removing scattered debris from over 350 meters of the Bentota c


TMC Mt. Lavinia: Fun times are back again

Views - 17 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

TMC Mt. Lavinia will be hosting a members’ get together on 29 September at 6:30 p.m. at Berjaya Beach Hotel – Mt. Lavinia.


Updating of membership records

Views - 14 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

TMC is updating its membership records; hence 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 has been any changes in their email, residenti


How to address the elephant in the room

Views - 62 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

We have all experienced the elephant in the room – a situation where everyone avoids a looming and important issue. Unaddressed issues of such gravity foster confusion and make everyone distracted, preoccupied, and even fearful.


October ‘Members Speak’: Changing international business environment

Views - 23 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Atlas Axillia Co. Ltd. Managing Director Asitha Samaraweera – a TMC member, will speak on the rapidly changing international business environment, technological disruptions, mindset of the emerging consumers and how we must look at business differe


About TMC

Views - 15 Monday, 17 September 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


Nippon Paint appoints AYDA Council members 2019/20

Views - 30 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

NIPSEA Group, known throughout Asia as Nippon Paint, has officially appointed an independent advisory panel for its maiden Asia Young Designer Awards Council 2019/20 (AYDA Council). The Council comprises nine renowned industry experts within the arch


Charting the uncharted waters of Sri Lanka’s priority banking with fintech innovations

Views - 447 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

With disruptive fintech (financial technology) entrants winning a major share of the global financial services sector, many


About TMC

Views - 19 Monday, 3 September 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


Members Speak on 18 Oct. presents ‘The changing international business environment’

Views - 17 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

Asitha Samaraweera, a TMC member, will talk on the rapidly changing international business environment, technological disruptions, mindset of the emerging consumers and how we must look at business differently. He will also draw on his international


Quebee Den’s Rohanthi recognised as ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year’

Views - 34 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Quebee Den Founder/CEO Rohanthi Wijewickrama has won Gold in the Small Scale Enterprises category at the prestigious ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards.


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Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)


Emperors without clothes: Is Mother Lanka naked too?

Monday, 17 June 2019

The expression ‘The Emperor without clothes’ derives from the Hans Anderson tale that is based on Sufi wisdom. The Emperor in Anderson’s story was without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land and he loved wearing fine clothes and spent al


The confusion of the collision is becoming indescribable!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Strange are the things we are witnessing in the political scene. The fast-evaporating trust and confidence in politicians and the Government are seriously destroying the harmony of the nation. The Prime Minister of the country has admitted that the


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