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The Great Managers Awards: A call to greatness

Views - 182 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Colombo Leadership Academy and People Business recently held the inaugural Great Manager Awards, recognising leadership competencies that produce stronger results amidst challenging business landscapes, creating stronger values to drive performances.


Norway’s Arctic town envisions gateway on Polar Silk Road with link to China

Views - 36 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Envisioning a new port on the Barents Sea coast and a railway that goes all the way southward to the Baltic Sea, Norway’s


A major activity hub

Views - 26 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

“This project with railway connected to the Belt and Road Initiative through the Northern Sea Route and the Arctic strategy of China


Polar Silk Road to China

Views - 64 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

The report, which said the Arctic railway is potentially a new “maritime silk route in the north,” was released just a few days before China


Chinese scientists identify gut bacteria beneficial to type 2 diabetes patients

Views - 84 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Chinese scientists have identified a guild of particular gut bacteria that can ferment dietary fibres to help control blood glucose


A touch of future with cutting-edge Chinese technologies at Mobile World Congress

Views - 63 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Just by putting on a black helmet, a backpack and a pair of gloves, Hose Aquinas made his personal history of setting his own feet on the “moon”.


China’s digital publication industry grows in 2017: Report

Views - 37 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

The value of China’s digital publication industry reached 4.15 billion yuan ($ 657 million) in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 21.3%, a report showed.


China winning war against pollution: US study

Views - 78 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Chinese cities combating smog have significantly cut serious air pollution in the past four years, a study by a University


Rotary celebrates 27th district conference: $3.9 million from Rotary to Sri Lanka

Views - 156 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

There has been $3.9 million in donor funding given by Rotary Foundation to Sri Lanka in the last five years


10 things businesses can learn from the next startup success

Views - 48 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The startup scene has become one of today’s most exciting and fluid industries to be a part of. The constant stream of innovative and disruptive


Dialog Axiata Digital Innovation Fund picks first three start-ups

Views - 235 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata stated on Thursday that it has selected Roar Media, InsureMe and MyDoctor.lk as its first phase of investments from the Digital Innovation Fund (DIF).


idea2fund finalist pitch to MTI’s CEO

Views - 329 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The third wave of MTI’s ‘idea2fund’ successfully completed stage three pitch presentations recently at the Hilton Colombo


Pathfinder Foundation conducts 2nd regional conference: ‘Trincomalee Consultations 2018’

Views - 226 Saturday, 31 March 2018 00:07

Following the successful first regional conference held in 2017 under the theme ‘Regional Cooperation for Economic Prosperity and Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal’, Trincomalee Consultations – 2018’ was conducted by The Pathfinder Found


John Keells Group wins Platinum at WiLAT Sri Lanka’s “HeForShe” Awards 2018

Views - 86 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) won the Platinum Award at the Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka’s “HeForShe” Awards on 23 March.


Cinnamon Lakeside celebrates International Women’s Day

Views - 68 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside General Manager Dermot Gale and the management team hosted an exquisite High Tea for the lady


BMICH remembers its founder on International Women’s Day

Views - 81 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

The iconic BMICH joined the world community recently in celebrating International Women’s Day, with its 2018 theme ‘Time is now: Rural & Urban


Embracing gender diversity: MAERSK Lanka fills 50% of top management team with women

Views - 1222 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

With much debate over the past decades, about the difficulty that companies in male-dominated sectors claim to have


Sri Lanka sinks in water safety with no national plan in place

Views - 476 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka suffers a staggering 850+ recorded deaths a year by drowning, falling short quite dismally in delivering on health and safety obligations in the water. In fact, the country has the 12th highest drowning rate out of 61 countries analysed in


Sri Lanka ready to send more female ‘Blue Berets’

Views - 789 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

By Shanika Sriyananda Can women in military help to prevent and reduce sexual and gender-based violence against women and children in a war? In many conflict situations this has proved successful according to several researches and the UN. They have


IFC-CB Policy Forum explores women’s market in Sri Lanka and beyond

Views - 124 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

The IFC-Central Bank Policy Forum themed ‘Exploring the Women’s Market in Sri Lanka and Beyond’ recently discussed


Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka (APB)

Views - 48 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

In early 1988, a group of enthusiastic senior bankers saw the need to form an association to promote professionalism in the industry, for a forum to meet and discuss topics relating to the banking industry and also to help upcoming bankers to broaden


APB holds AGM

Views - 113 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

APB AGM was held on 21 March at level 22 of HNB Towers.


APB ceremonially holds 350th Council Meeting at Kingsbury 

Views - 36 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

APB ceremonially held its 350th Council Meeting at Kingsbury recently. It was an important milestone in the history of APB.


APB holds first event in Kandy

Views - 226 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka held its first event in Kandy to provide its members in the Kandy region an opportunity to participate in an event without having to travel down to Colombo. The event was held at the ‘Oak Ray Lounge


Venture Frontier Lanka to create a culture of entrepreneurship for greater economic prosperity

Views - 437 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first integrated entrepreneurship platform, Venture Frontier Lanka, was launched last week by Ovibees Ventures, focused on the development of the complete startup lifecycle across five key industries such as leisure and tourism, educati


WiLAT SL showcases POC as case study for progress on gender diversity results at 6th SAARC Business

Views - 233 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

The 6th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave 2018 commenced on 16 March in Kathmandu, Nepal under the theme


McLarens celebrates International Women’s Day 2018

Views - 101 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Everywhere, every day and every hour, progress in relation to gender disparity is made by women, for women.


RDB Bank celebrates International Women’s Day with pride

Views - 64 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

The International Women’s Day Commemoration Program organised by the Kelaniya branch of the Regional Development


IIT inspires women with ‘She Can’ International Women’s Day conference

Views - 288 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Colombo, Thursday 15th March 2018: The pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka, Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) launched the ‘She Can’ campaign in conjunction with International Women’s Day which was celebrated earlier this m


International Women’s Day celebrated by Rotary

Views - 89 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

By Safna Malik In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, Rotary Club of Colombo Mid City members organised an event titled ‘Celebration of Women in Rotary’ under the theme of ‘Press for Progress’ recently at Hilton Colombo. Five emi


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Reaching global quality standards through Deming Award

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The importance of quality in the contemporary competitive business environment cannot be over-emphasised. Total Quality Management (TQM)is a company-wide, all pervasive management philosophy, which organisations globally, in many business sectors hav


Ramsar accreditation of Colombo Wetlands: Rebranding Colombo as a Wetland City

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Colombo, once known to be “kolonthota,” has always been identified as a wetland complex at the heart of the Kelani river delta. Today this city is increasingly drying up, with around 20 sq km left as wetlands which continue to be threatened every


Coup Sri Lanka: some winners, mostly losers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

As a president proves shockingly stubborn, a nation waits with baited breath as to what His Excellency the loose cannon on a rocky slope will do next. Two Prime Ministers and the fates of their respective parliamentary groups hang in the balance lik


Rising dollar and bank NPA, brothers in arms?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The rising Non-Performing Advances (NPA/NPAs) is a matter of concern to the entire financial industry. It is a nightmare. The weekend papers have published some articles based on interviews journalists conducted with respective bank CEOs and also bas


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