Golden rules in Time Management
|Time Management by
Professor M. Nadarajasundaram,
Department of Management Studies,
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce,
University of Jaffna.
Publications - Fine Printers and Publishers,
K. K. S. Road, Inuvil East,
First Edition - October 2006
Professor M. Nadarajasundaram, the head of the Department of
Management Studies and former Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies
and Commerce has written a book on Management Techniques and Time
Management for the benefit of Managers and top officials who are
employed in the Banks, Private and State Institutions and others who run
their own organisations.
In fact, management plays an important role in any society beset with
conflicts and contradictions, trials and tribulations, challenges and
competitions. This book on "Time Management" helps individuals face
challenges with vision and foresight.
Indeed, Time Management and Management Techniques are essential for
us since we are living in a world of transition.
Professor Nadarajasundaram graduated from the University of
Peradeniya in 1970 with second class honours in Economics (Banking). He
obtained a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Jaffna in
He was employed in the National Savings Bank as Research officer and
Accountant before he joined the Department of Commerce and Management
Studies as Senior Lecturer, head of the Department of Management, Dean
of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce at the University of
His book on Time Management is a source of need for Managers who are
employed in prestigious organisations including Banks and even for
senior staff in colleges and universities.
In fact, he is eminently suited to write this book due to the vast
experience he gained in the National Savings Bank as a Research Officer
and Accountant and Head and Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies
and Commerce. Besides, he had participated in several National and
International conferences and seminars and contributed immensely to the
development of private and state organisations and Banks by way of
applying Management Techniques and Time Management principles.
Indeed, his suggestions and constructive ideas were largely accepted
by Chairman, Managing Directors and other Executives in Banks and other
organisations in Sri Lanka.
Professor Nadarajasundaram is the most sought after professor for the
purpose of solving several complicated problems particularly in the
Realising his capability and efficiency most of the Banks
particularly Hatton National Banks under his guidance is conducting
Training for those who are interested in seeking employment in the
His selfless, and admirable services have been duly recognised by
most of the high officials in the Banking Sector.
In this book, Professor Nadarajasundaram has explained "understanding
Time Management," "Golden rules in Time Management", "Importance of Time
Management", "Spending time at the right time," "Dealing with problem
people", "Causes of perfectionism," "Crisis Management" "Positive
thinking", "Relationship with Management," "Relationship with Customers"
and so on.
His other publications are "Money Management" and "International
Financial Management" which won the North-East Provincial Council
Sahithiya Award. "Understanding Modern Management" and "ABC of Cricket"
are in print at present.
Indeed, this book on "Time Management" and "Management Techniques" is
of great value to everyone particularly to the Managers in Banks and
various other organisations.
My fervent appeal is that everyone should read it so that he could
discharge his responsibilities and duties to the greatest satisfaction
Unique handbook for English learners
An illustrated handbook with a Sinhala/English, glossary and simple
grammar is a very handy guide to the enthusiastic English learner. It
has been compiled by Ratne Gunawardena, who has conducted English
classes for job-seekers, schoolleavers and adult students over the past
A special feature of this unique hand book is a categorical series of
colour illustrations to help the learner with correct spelling and
A glossary consisted of most commonly used words is an indispensable
tool ideally suited for students, employees and professionals, who are
keen to learn through self learning techniques.
The glossary used in the lessons has been arranged in alphabetical
order for easy reference.
This will effectively help them to learn the most important and
commonly used words with the minimum usage of dictionary and improve
their word power.
Lessons of simple grammar are given on the most vivid basis of Eight
parts of speech, explaining various inconsistencies in the English
language, which are to be studied with much diligence.
Facts of academic interest are also included in a very comprehensive
manner to educate the learner with general knowledge.
The hand book is available at No. 14/A Nicholas Mawatha, Wattala and
also at Ninehearts branches islandwide.
Marauding monkeys on the rise
The origins of the word ‘monkey’ are unclear. It may have come from
‘moneke’ the name of the son of Martin the Ape, a medieval animal story
or from the Dutch word ‘manneken’ (little man),” a monkey is any primate
that is not a human, prosimian, or ape.
Once upon a time, in a tiny bazaar, we stood in a semi-circle and
watched enthralled to the performance of a pet monkey mimicking human
actions to the commands of a colourful gripsy. The bazaar was
Kubiyangoda, comprising an untidy string of road side shops.
The monkey was a rare and endearing animal then and a performing
monkey even more so. This was over half a century ago.
Today when we see them, our blood curdles, the desire “to cuff and
kick and hate” springs up. With the passage of time, they have become an
In our own environment troops of monkeys lived, and depleted numbers
still live, in and about, the forests patches of mountains and on high
plains, above the villages of Tenne, Tibutuwawa, Dobagasdeniya, Henepola
They kept to themselves when their habitat was secure. Since then
surreptitious inroads have been made into their domain by village
expansion schemes, encroachment, privatisation of estates . and
enthusiastic villagers have cleared highland forests for chenna
In the night from the bottom of the plain we can see the blood red
flames licking the darkened sky and hear the crackling sound of the
forest fires. The monkeys are seriously threatened by the loss of their
habitat, a habitat that is fast disappearing. For the sake of survival
they are forced into the villages. This problem is today islandwide.
Patchwork solutions have been attempted. There has not been a concerted
overall plan of action to resettle them.
In passing, I shall make mention of one such abortive attempt. It is
alleged that troops of monkeys from the municipality area of Kandy were
brought and let loose on the foothills of Balakaduwa. The end result was
for them to descendt into our villages with extra vigour having
fraternised with the local troops.
In at least three places fair numbers of them were poisoned to death
by exasperated peasants, mixing curita with food placed out for them to
eat, other methods to get rid of them have been and are being used,
though not so effectively.
Their arrivals are viewed with anguish and apprehension and at their
departures the tired and anaemic feeling of one being bled to death
lingers on. The general attitude to them has changed drastically; they
are undoubtedly considered as a pest because the damage they do to us is
so crippling and complete, they are as bad as the rats in the “Hamlin
Town in Brunswick.” The time has come to enlist the services of a Pied
Piper to lead them to where they belong.
We still have forest reserves where they could be accommodated. If
not, the fact that they are an endangered species will be proved true
sooner than later. After all who could tolerate such mischief? When
marauding troops, (carriers of tuberculosis, hepatitis and simian
herpes) destroy our crops, our houses, dislodging the tiles and flinging
them helter-skelter, damage our electrical fittings, and our tap lines,
invade our kitchens, bite the dog and take away the side mirrors of our
vehicles as souvenirs.
It is analogous to the proverbial destruction of the begging bowl of
the beggar, we are “poor humble people with wasted hands,” fighting to
survive, and they have become, belligerent and more aggressive. They are
not afraid of us anymore, they tell us so, in their own language by head
bobbing and jerking of head and shoulders and of bringing their lips in,
and yawning. These gestures are said to be, expressions of aggression in
monkey body language.
Policy makers, departmental men, animal lovers, naturalists,
philanthropists, wildlife conservationists, and of course N.G.Os take
heed, for god’s sake, and find a solution soon.
Jayakody Seneviratne’s latest adolescent novel Pini Palasa will be
launched at Dayawansa Jayakody book exhibition hall, Ven S. Mahinda
Mawatha, Colombo 10 on May 11 at 10 a.m.Seneviratne is the author of
several other novels such as Kumarihamy, Loku Putha, Vajirapani,
Kolaniya, Athavesiyo, Sudu Rukada, Rantharuvz, Rubara Doni, Hituvakkari,
and Ridee Sela.
Pini Palasa is a Dayawansa Jayakody publication.
Treatise on electrocardiography
Lecture Notes on ECG
Author: Dr. J. M. K. Bandara Jayaweera
BJ Publications, Nugegoda.
“Lecture Notes on ECG” is a comprehensive transcript on all available
data about ECG recording and interpretation. The author has collected
information at various lecture sessions that were held in Colombo. He
also has included a great deal of the text, which he had gathered at the
lecture sessions while he was studying at Saint Petersburg Medical
Academy, Russia. The book also discusses the performance of modern
diagnostic and therapeutic criteria in cardiac diseases.
The significance of the book has been enhanced by the quality of
printing with clear and impressive graphics that adorn most of the
The experience that Dr. Bandara Jayaweera had gathered over 40 years
as a clinician, is reflected in this very impressive piece of work. It
will be a book of great value to senior medical students and young
- Ramanie Prematilaka