As the world celebrated the spirit and innocence of the rightful owners of tomorrow on Children’s day under the global theme, ‘Reimagine a better future for every child’, SriLankan Cares, under the umbrella of the National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines marked the occasion with a donation of medical equipment to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo.
The Airline understands and fully endorses the importance of nurturing a future generation of healthy citizens and undertakes various initiatives to support child healthcare and wellbeing.
Accordingly, SriLankan Cares donated infusions pumps to the Pediatric Cardiology Unit of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital which is the only tertiary care referral centre in the country for children with heart diseases. The Hospital currently houses children from all districts of Sri Lanka.
Have you ever asked yourself, “What makes a business work?” The answer is the people behind it. Whether it is a tiny little home-based business or a global multinational corporation, it is people and teams that make businesses tick.
As a result, businesses that manage their people best end up succeeding. But, managing people is no easy task and this is where HR departments come in. HR professionals work to ensure that the right people are hired, that everyone’s needs are looked after and that the right person is allocated for the right job. But this is a complex undertaking and larger businesses usually enjoy better access to cutting-edge digital HR solutions, while SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) are often left behind.
The Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) express their congratulations and best wishes to the Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents (CASA), who proudly mark 55 years of yeoman service to the shipping agency segment this year.
Established in 1966, CASA held their first AGM on June 29 of that year, with P.C.S Fernando as the first Chairman. Currently, Shehara De Silva of McLarens Group is the Chairperson of this landmark association, with Iqram Cuttilan of Aitken Spence as Immediate Past Chairman.
Commenting on this occasion, Dinesh Sri Chandrasekara, Chairman of SLFFA said, “We would like to sincerely congratulate CASA on achieving this milestone, as a most respected association in Sri Lanka’s maritime industry. The role of the ship agent is intensely involving and complex, carrying a vast amount of responsibility, yet it is rather overlooked.”
“Few of those outside the industry are aware of the gravities of this role, and we are grateful to CASA for being the strong, clear voice of Sri Lankan ship agents.”
Highlighting the importance of the shipping industry as a whole is the reason why we have World Maritime Day, which was conceptualised to focus attention on the importance of shipping and other maritime activities and emphasizing the myriad of parties who work in symphony across the maritime environment. We must also acknowledge the International Maritime Organisation or IMO, the specialised agency under the United Nations that is responsible for regulating the maritime industry”.