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Lankaputra Development Bank distributes fruit saplings among customers to mark World Environment Day

Views - 12 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

The Lankaputra Development Bank recently distributed fruit saplings among its customers to mark World Environment Day 2018. This function was held at the head office of the LDB under the patronage of Chairman of the bank Sujith Kariyawasam. Working D

Seas the day

Views - 17 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

Niluka Damayanthi is up at 2 a.m. each day to prepare for the long day ahead. This entails cooking for her household which include her mother, husband and children, while also preparing snack boxes for the snorkelers or divers she would be accompanyi

Global biz leaders express support for WTO and call for action on priority issues

Views - 17 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Senior business representatives meeting last week (7 June) at the WTO headquarters discussed how the WTO could

Malaysia’s Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

Views - 15 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

US, EU take small step on trade, but no breakthrough at G7 summit

Views - 12 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters): The United States and European Union will establish a dialogue on trade within the next two weeks

China’s Xi calls out ‘selfish, short-sighted’ trade policies

Views - 12 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Qingdao, China (Reuters): Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is locked in a high-stakes trade dispute with the

About TMC

Views - 12 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch

Ranee Ratnayake to present at TMC Members Speak

Views - 89 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Ranee Ratnayake will speak on ‘3 key points an entrepreneur must recognise on the road to success’ at the TMC Members Speak on 19 July

Great teams are about personalities, not just skills

Views - 17 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Today’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic (with frequent changes in membership).

Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short

Views - 25 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

OSLO (Reuters): Less than a 10th of all the plastic ever made has been recycled, and governments should consider

President calls on people to fulfill duties towards environmental conservation

Views - 24 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena called on the people of the historic town of Kegalle to fulfill their respective duties towards

Southeast Asia’s plastic ‘addiction’ blights world’s oceans

Views - 15 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

BANGKOK (Reuters): On her lunch break, Bangkok office worker Chinapa Payakha emerges from a 7-Eleven store with two plastic bags.

A.S. Jayawardena: The public policy management role model of our time

Views - 99 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:01

The demise of A.S. Jayawardena, former Governor Central Bank and Secretary to the Treasury will no doubt leave a notable

Economic policy wisdom of A.S. Jayawardena – Lessons to learn

Views - 24 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Economic policy actions implemented by the Central Bank under the stewardship of A.S. Jayawardena in the interest

Tribute to Sunil Karunanayake

Views - 49 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The evergreen, erstwhile crusader for Thurstan is no more. He was an Accountant by profession, a fellow member of the Institute

About TMC

Views - 21 Monday, 28 May 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

If you want loyal employees, stop making things so complicated!

Views - 36 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Simplicity is sometimes the most difficult thing to find in management.

TMC Members Meet in July

Views - 749 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Chulendra de Silva and Charith Jayasundera will be the speakers at the Members Meet which is scheduled to be held on 3 July at the Galadari Hotel.

Smart Manager Series presentation of certificates

Views - 13 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Certificates were presented to more than 30 participants of the Smart Manager series who successfully completed six modules and above on 24 May at Galadari Hotel.

TMC Members Speak in May

Views - 15 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

Deepal Abeysekera provided some important insights in insurance, particularly in respect of understanding and ensuring that the insurer keeps the agent fully aware of his insurance requirements.

Australia partners WFP, UNICEF; provides Sri Lanka with Rs. 89 m for natural disaster preparation

Views - 62 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:22

The Government of Australia, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and UNICEF have launched a partnership to help communities in Sri Lanka prepare for and respond to natural disasters. According to the UN agencies, 96% of disasters in Sri Lanka

Lanka Sathosa provides disaster relief

Views - 24 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:21

The Lanka Sathosa network has commenced the delivery of dry rations to government distribution centres in all flood-affected areas. “We are supplying the needs of all flood victims totalling more than 36,000, and if this number increases we are als

US and Sri Lankan Governments discuss disaster preparedness ahead of south-western monsoons

Views - 13 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap, US Agency for International Development (USAID) Sri Lanka Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and Dr. Michael Ernst from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) met with Minister of Ir

Colombo’s wetlands float to top of flood prevention plan

Views - 32 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

By Amantha Perera BADDAGANA (Thomson Reuters Foundation): On the surface, Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo looks like any other fast-growing South Asian city, with buildings stretching as far as the eye can see and skyscrapers rearing up along its coast

Undergrads did it ‘their way’: Unique joint New Year celebrations in Jaffna

Views - 422 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

Yal-Payanam (Journey to Jaffna) was meant to promote national unity and reconciliation

Do you need a reverse mentor?

Views - 22 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

Mike Clasper CBE CCMI joined HMRC at a time of change. It was 2008 and the organisation was large and hierarchical, with multiple levels of management.

About TMC

Views - 18 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch

Col. Faiz ur Rahman to present insights on servant leadership at June Members Speak

Views - 38 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

A unique and important introduction to a personal journey of over 30 years in Servant Leadership would be an interesting topic that would be presented by Col. Faiz ur Rahman who is an eloquent speaker on a multitude of subjects.

WNPS Monthly Lecture on 17 May to focus on “Living with leopards”

Views - 35 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The Wildlife & Nature Protection Society will hold its monthly lecture on 17 May at 6.00 p.m. at the BMICH Lotus Hall focusing

NGOs allege Southern Wetland being destroyed by Govt. project

Views - 38 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The Akurala Wetland, which is a wildlife conservation area, is under threat from a project which is underway to destroy

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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

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