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Visiting Sri Lanka – Communicating in Singhala

May 5th, 2012 | By

  Ayubowan – Greetings The Singhala language is unique to Sri Lanka and is the language spoken by the majority of people in the country. Sri Lanka,  with its written history going back to 500 B.C, its early civilization rich in culture, religion and tradition, intertwined with periodic alien invasions, is a land with a rich
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Managing Change with Information Technology

May 4th, 2012 | By

Managing change with Information Technology  Many companies were forced to make radical changes to their business operations within the last 5 years because of global competitive pressures.  With each new global trade agreement and technological innovation, companies see new opportunities as well as greater threats to their businesses. Each new technological innovation can offer a
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Planning for exports

May 4th, 2012 | By

Successful Export Marketing for SMEs If a small company is to embark on an export driven development program, the issues of globalization would not be on how to protect local markets, but on how to compete in an open market and succeed.  Unlike in countries such as Australia and Canada with large mineral resources to
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50 Ways to be….

May 3rd, 2012 | By

50ways50 ways to be a better lover ………..of nature 1. Green at home –                  Make a commitment to be friendly to your environment. 2. Plant a tree-          In your own back yard and watch it grow or gift a tree sapling to a friend 3. Fruits of labour – grow fruit trees and share
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Planning and managing business growth for SMEs

Apr 26th, 2012 | By

Planning and managing business growth for SMEs Planning and managing your business to grow, is like planting and nurturing a tree to bare fruit. The questions that should first come to your mind are; where should I plant it? What type of tree should I plant? Why do I need a tree? How long would
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Formulating and implementing a corporate e-commerce strategy

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

With the advent of easy worldwide access to Internet and the proliferation of computers linked to fixed and mobile phones, telecommunication has broken down many a corporate barrier. It has enabled many small and medium sized organizations and individuals to carryout day to day transactions over telecommunication networks, regardless of limitations due to geographic distances
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Public Speaking and Presentation

Apr 18th, 2012 | By

We communicate with our eyes, our hands, our face, our mouth, in fact with every part of our body. These include eye contact, posture, hand gestures, mannerism and tone of voice. Even with all the available technological means, there is still no substitute for “person to person or face to face communication. That is because
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Managing Value to innovate and upgrade skills.

Apr 18th, 2012 | By

In our quest to succeed in the emerging global market, should we simply imitate standard management styles and force a cultural change in our people’s mindset, or should we adapt a set of management principles based on our own regional cultural values? Most senior managers in industry today have had their management training based on
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Climate Change and its environmental and humanitarian impact in Sri Lanka

Apr 15th, 2012 | By

Sri Lanka’s unique bio diversity is a global heritage that is threatened by the impact of climate change and efforts in achieving and sustaining the millennium goals are challenged by Global warming experienced currently.    The focus of this paper is to identify the key factor of climate change and global warming that has the
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A brief cultural tour of Sri Lanka – and what to see, where

Apr 14th, 2012 | By

Sri Lankan cultural development through the ages can be seen as a product of a combination of adoption, innovation, development and preservation. Since around 300b.c, our people adopted and innovated methods to develop systems through  governance, irrigation, agriculture, art, language and religion. Whilst we can identify through various historic references to many aspects of other
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