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Nippon Paint appoints AYDA Council members 2019/20

Views - 13 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 - 354 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 - 12 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 - 9 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 - 18 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.


New report brings Sri Lankan women living with disabilities out of the shadows

Views - 21 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Researchers from the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, together with the Sri Lankan Law & Society


New report brings Sri Lankan women living with disabilities out of the shadows

Views - 12 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Researchers from the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, together with the Sri Lankan Law & Society


Thanuja Navaratne wins ‘Most Positively Able Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’

Views - 16 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Thanuja Navaratne, Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public, Company Secretary, Proprietor and Lead Consultant of Gruvyino


V and Eye Opticians wins Silver at Women Entrepreneur 2017

Views - 16 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

V and Eye Opticians, chaired by Malarvilli Anton and having been in operation for 15 consecutive years, was named the Silver


About TMC

Views - 10 Monday, 20 August 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


Notice for TMC members to send in updated information

Views - 13 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

The Management Club issues the following notice:


Leaders often don’t notice how much they base their idea of leadership on themselves

Views - 10 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Few people have many good words to say about our leaders at the moment, it seems, and faced with the absence of leadership we might think that we should heed those frequent calls to develop our leadership potential.


TMC Member Ruwan De Silva wins CNCI Achiever Gold and Silver Awards

Views - 14 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

TMC Member Ruwan De Silva, Managing Director of Sripalie Contractors Ltd., received the Silver Award in National level, Category – Large Sector – Service and the Gold Award in Provincial level, Category – Large Sector – Service at the CNCI Ac


TMC Member Dhammika Fernando elected as President IPM Sri Lanka 2018/19

Views - 20 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Dhammika Fernando, a versatile, dynamic and experienced human resource management professional was unanimously elected as the President of the IPM Sri Lanka Executive Council at the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 28 July.


Nominations open for Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen

Views - 12 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The Singapore-based CSRWorks has announced its latest project: Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen, a non-profit initiative to honour the region’s exceptional female sustainability leaders. It will be an annual listing of women leaders who are d


SL making headway in achieving SDGs but more needs to be done

Views - 29 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

By Bhanuka Kirinde The Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s to be submitted to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations undertaken by Sri Lanka shows that the country is making headway in s


New Operations Head at the Sustainable Future Group  

Views - 33 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading environmental certification organisation, The Sustainable Future Group named its new Head of Operations recently.  Dhishna Bastiansz brings an admirable track record of achievement in market research, marketing, and advertising


Commonwealth Secretary General meets Minister Malik

Views - 31 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Patricia Scotland QC made a courtesy call on Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, along with an accompanying delegation comprising Deputy Head of the Secretary General’s


Action teams to monitor Sri Lanka’s commitment to Blue Charter implementation: Commonwealth Secy.-Ge

Views - 25 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

On 27 November 2015, in Malta, the Commonwealth Heads of Government appointed The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC of Dominica as the sixth Commonwealth Secretary-General. She assumed office on 1 April, 2016 and is the first woman to hold the post.


About TMC

Views - 13 Monday, 6 August 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


What can an organisation do to immunise the workplace and end Attitude Viruses?

Views - 14 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Recognise that there is an attitude problem. This requires an honest assessment of the organisation at all levels and collaterally to your vendors, suppliers and customers. Acknowledge any underlying causes of the Attitude Virus and take responsibili


Sega Nagendra meets Chartered Management Institute CEO Ann Franke in London

Views - 28 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Sega Nagendra Companion of the Chartered Management Institute UK and Past President of the Chartered Management Institute, UK Sri Lanka Branch and Senior Member of the Management Club during his recent visit to the United Kingdom called on Ann Franke


TMC member Asitha Samaraweera joins Atlas

Views - 18 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

TMC Membership together with the Board of Management congratulate and convey their good wishes to Asitha Samaraweera for being recognised and invited by the Board of Hemas to join their new subsidiary Atlas Axillia as its Managing Director to further


Ranee Ratnayeke’s presentation at TMC Members Speak

Views - 13 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

It was indeed an honour to be a guest of Fayaz Saleem (President Emeritus of TMC Sri Lanka) at the 10th Members Speak Management Club meet-up hosted at the Galadari Hotel Colombo.


Screening of ‘The Great Elephant Gathering of Asia’ on Sunday

Views - 377 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The Wildlife Nature Protection Society (WNPS) will screen the award winning ‘The Great Elephant Gathering of Asia’ wildlife documentary film on Minneriya Elephant Gathering produced by Dilum Alagiyawanna on 5 August at 10:30 a.m. at the National


Government to wage war on wild elephants

Views - 1861 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

Every human life is precious, and every measure possible must be taken to preserve that life. Death, however, is also a part of life and, sometimes, happens suddenly and tragically, at the hands of Nature. These instances, too, may be reduced if ther


26th Edition of National Mixology Challenge 2018

Views - 55 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:05

The 26th Edition of the National Mixology Challenge 2018, Sri Lanka’s most competitive and fiercely fought ‘Battle of the Bartenders’, plays out from 9 July to 11 September. The preliminary stage of competition, currently being held in seven re


Yasarathna Bandara of Habarana Village by Cinnamon wins Ceylon Tea Masters Cup at Hotel Show

Views - 73 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:05

Text and pix by P.D. DE SILVA Yasarathna Bandara of Habarana Village by Cinnamon was adjudged the Tea Master for the year 2018 at the first ever Ceylon Tea Masters Cup organised by the Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association, in partnership with Lu


AB Mauri Lanka rewards loyal customers

Views - 19 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

AB Mauri Lanka, the global market leader in the bakery industry, with a baking heritage that goes back 150 years, has always prioritised sustaining strong relationships with customers. As an initiative that recognises and rewards loyal customers, the


Private sector forum on climate change, climate innovation tomorrow

Views - 84 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:40

Recognising the critical need for private sector involvement in climate adaptation, Dilmah Conservation, in collaboration with Global Compact Network Sri Lanka and Biodiversity Sri Lanka, will initiate a national dialogue on the threats, responses an


Today's Columnists

Fruits, flowers and futile triumphalism at Galle Face?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Every morning, I play voyeur and watch that nice neighbourhood uncle pluck flowers to pooja-fy his guardian deities. He is quite religious about it. And industrious to boot. The problem, of course, is that he doesn’t restrict himself to his garden.


Will Kyaukpyu overtake Gwadar and Hambantota?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

China last month signed a $1.3 billion contract for Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu port project. The figures doing rounds in media in the run up to this port deal were as high as $7.9 billion which had ignited enormous curiosities. The Chinese had been negoti


Things to do in a Democracy when you’re dead…

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

In yesterday’s column, I argued a case for not impeaching the chief executive of the coup that has left our country situation in ruins. At the end of a pitched battle between the forces of unconstitutional ambition on one hand and democratic resist


Tweaking the New Inland Revenue Act (Part II)

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

In the backdrop where the recent amendment to the country’s supreme law is called in question, it may be appropriate to recall that the passage of the new Inland Revenue (IR) Act through Parliament was far more controversial. Nevertheless, the new


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