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Research led development, way forward

Source: Ceylon Today | December 18 2014 As a premium management academic institution in the country, the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, strives to contribute towards creating a thriving research culture by promoting high quality research. Towards this end, the 9th International

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The Success Story of Melanie J Kanaka

Source: SJMS Bulletin | October 2014 In this edition, we introduce yet another of our alumni who has excelled in her career – Melanie Kanaka, the Head of Finance and Administration at World Bank Sri Lanka and Maldives. Melanie, a Fulbright Scholar who holds an MBA from the Emory University – USA,

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Marketing vs Finance

Source: YouTube | March 31 2014

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Marketing vs Finance:Competitors debate, but agree

Source: Ceylon Today | March 09 2014 Ceylon FT: The historic Marketing vs Finance debate at the ‘Bring Your Fight to the Forum’ on Wednesday (5) saw the competitors engage in intense debate, but on occasion they did reach common consensus that both disciplines were critical to an organization’s

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Marketing Vs Finance: Aspiring CEOs must be versed in diverse disciplines – Wijesinha

Source: Ceylon Today | March 07 2014 Ceylon FT: At the conclusion of the historic Marketers Vs Finance debate at the ‘Bring Your Fight to the Forum’ on Wednesday (5) top industrialist and Chairman of NDB Bank PLC, United Motors PLC and Watawala Plantations PLC Sunil Wijesinha said, aspiring

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Who adds more value? Finance and marketing professionals lock horns on 5 March ‘Bring Your Fight to the Forum’

Source: Ceylon Today | Feb 27 2014 Ceylon FT: For the first time in Sri Lanka, finance and marketing fraternities will lock horns in heated debate and nuanced discourse as Colombo University MBA Alumni Association in partnership with Ceylon Today and News First throw open the debating forum ‘Bring

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Industry dialogue

Source: IRCMF | 2014 The theme of the Industry Dialogue will be ‘Business, Society and Nature: Building Interconnectedness’, where concepts such as sustainability (economic, social and environment), ethical conduct vs. profits and professionalism will be given particular attention. Panelists Few

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Rajendra Theagarajah and Melanie J Kanaka appointed to CIMA Global Council

Source: Sunday Times | July 14 2013

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International Conference on Business Management to feature top speakers

Source: Ceylon Today | Feb 19 2013 The ninth annual ‘International Conference on Business Management’ (ICBM) convened by the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura – to be held on 28 February and 1 March 2013 – will be powered by Ceylon Newspapers

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Power: Form, flexibility and force

Source: DailyFT | June 13 2012 By Cassandra Mascarenhas In a knowledge economy, learning becomes a vital ingredient for power and furthering the need for continuous learning, the Chartered Institute of Chartered Accountants’ annual flagship event, the CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2012 conducted the

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Lanka Bell Wins ‘Management Team Of The Year’ Award

Source: Business Today | June 2008 Lanka Bell, the country’s leading CDMA operator, romped away with the ‘Management Team of the Year’ award at the CIMA Pinnacle Awards Ceremony. The Lanka Bell team demonstrated its managerial aptitude by running a virtual company for five quarters in

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Focus on Risk Management

Source: The Sunday Leader | Feb 03 2008 The CIMA Technical Symposium (TS) targeted at the accounting and business fraternity will be held at the BMICH on February 15, 2008. CIMA Sri Lanka Division President Aruna Fernando said: “The TS was launched in 2005 with the objective of providing a channel

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CIMA Technical Symposium on February 15

Source: Daily News | Tuesday, 29 January 2008 The CIMA Technical Symposium is an annual event organized by the CIMA Sri Lanka Division that is targeted towards the accounting and business fraternity. This year the annual symposium is scheduled to be held on 15 February 2008 at the BMICH. Speaking on

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CIMA Technical Symposium 2008

Source: The Island | Jan 28 2008 The CIMA Technical Symposium is an annual event organized by the CIMA Sri Lanka Division that is targeted towards the accounting and business fraternity. This year the annual symposium is scheduled to be held on 15 February, 2008 at the BMICH. Speaking on the Symposium,

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Risk Management - The focus of CIMA Technical Symposium 2008

Source: Nation | Jan 27 2008 The CIMA Technical symposium is an annual event organised by the CIMA Sri Lanka Division that deals with the accounting and business fraternity. This year the annual symposium is scheduled to be held on February 15 at the BMICH. Speaking on the symposium, President CIMA

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Risk Management - The focus of CIMA Technical Symposium 2008

Source: Nation | Jan 27 2008 The CIMA Technical symposium is an annual event organised by the CIMA Sri Lanka Division that deals with the accounting and business fraternity. This year the annual symposium is scheduled to be held on February 15 at the BMICH. Speaking on the symposium, President CIMA

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CIMA Summit from June 6-8

Source: The Sunday Leader | June 03 2007 The CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit that takes place from June 6-8 at BMICH under the theme ‘Good to Great’ is set to explore how we measure superior performance and seek to explain why some companies soar while others struggle, a statement quoting

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Going from ‘Good to Great’ with CIMA Sri Lanka

Source: The Island | May 29 2007 The CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit will take place from June 6-8 at the BMICH. This year the conference – always a highly anticipated feature in the business community’s calendar – is themed ‘Good to Great’ and is set to explore how we measure superior performance

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Going from good to great with CIMA Sri Lanka

Source: Daily Mirror| May 28 2007 The CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June, at the BMICH. This year the conference – always a highly anticipated feature in the business community’s calendar – is ‘Good to Great’ and is set to explore how we measure superior performance

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Overcoming adversity with integrity

Source: Emory Goizueta Magazine , Spring-Summer 2007 During a recent visit to Atlanta,Melanie Kanaka 95MBA had lunch with Goizueta’s Jeff Rosensweig, associate professor of finance and director of the Global Perspectives Program, and Julie Barefoot, associate dean of MBA Admissions for Goizueta. Atul

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Sri Lanka’s constant inflation notable - WB

Source: Daily Mirror | Monday , November 28, 2005 By Sunimalee Dias World Bank Country Director Peter Harrold observed on Saturday that Sri Lanka was a notable exception to have a constant rate of inflation in the region. Quoting statistics he pointed out that the rate of inflation has been standing

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Adding value to business through technical excellence

Source: Sunday Observer| Sunday, 30 October 2005 The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka Division has organised a one and half day technical symposium, the first of its kind and aligns itself closely to this year’s theme of “adding Value to Business through Technical

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Restarting peace talks, priority of private sector

Source: The Sunday Leader | 23rd October, 2005 By Jamila Najmuddin The first thing that the private sector will be discussing with the new president of the country is to restart the peace talks, said the head of both the Joint Business Forum (Jbiz) and the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Kingsley

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CIMA 2010 vision ushers global directed

Source: The Island | Oct 22 2005 The introduction of CIMA’s new generation qualification which was tested in May 2005 and the mandatory CPD program which comes into effect January 2006 are two initiatives taken by CIMA Global “I believe many things differentiate a Chartered Management Accountant

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CIMA to hold its first Technical Symposium in November

Source: Daily Mirror | Friday, October 21, 2005 The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Sri Lanka Division would be organizing a one and half day Technical Symposium which is the first of its kind and aligns itself closely to this year’s theme of “Adding Value to Business through Technical

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CIMA to hold its first Technical Symposium in November

Source: Daily Mirror | Friday, October 21, 2005 The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Sri Lanka Division would be organizing a one and half day Technical Symposium which is the first of its kind and aligns itself closely to this year’s theme of “Adding Value to Business through Technical

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CIMA members salute President Claude at AGM

Source: Daily Mirror | June 29 2005 A large number of members and well wishers gathered at the 17th Annual General Meeting to congratulate the outgoing President Claude Perera for a very successful year. The consensus of the opinion was that during the last year the profile of CIMA has been raised very

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News Quirks 02.16.05

Source: Seven Days | Feb 16 2005 By ROLAND SWEET Curses, Foiled Again Police investigating the theft of computers and other equipment from a car dealer in Watsonville, California, reported finding suspect Santiago Madrigal, 20, two blocks from the dealership asleep in a gold 2002 Acura with the motor

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Useless items clog tsunami aid effort

Source: Herald Tribune | Feb 04 2005

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Sri Lanka getting winter gear, useless goods

Source: Wall Street Journal | Feb 03 2005 By Patrick Barta and Eric Bellman (Wall Street Journal) GALLE, Sri Lanka, Feb 6 – The grateful people of Sri Lanka would like to make a humble request to all those who have offered succor to its devastated tsunami victims: Please, no more ski jackets,

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