B’desh beckons SL

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A host of investment opportunities exist for Sri Lankan corporates in Bangladesh, top officials from both countries said yesterday, calling for local ..


Sweeping changes to come through proposed amendments to Finance Act

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 923

A number of changes proposed to the Finance Act will impose new levies to several sectors including telecommunications, vehicle importation and touris


UDA confident of LRTs by 2023

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 487

The preparation work for Japan and Korea funded Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects are steaming ahead as pre-feasibility studies near completion, with


JKH is Sri Lanka’s most admired corporate house once again

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 1395

The 14th edition of LMD’s Most Respected entities in Sri Lanka has been released, its publisher Media Services announced recently. “For a reco


HNB Group records PBT of Rs. 14.1 b in 1H 2018

Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:00 Views - 695

HNB Group has recorded Rs. 14.1 billion in Profit before Taxes (PBT) for the first six months of 2018, representing a 30.7% Year-on-Year (YoY) growth


Manufacturing and services PMI slows in July

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 105

The Manufacturing Sector Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) decreased to 57.2 index points in July from the 57.6 index points observed in the previous mo


Rupee hits record low for second session on importer demand

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 225

Reuters: The rupee hit an all-time low for a second straight session on Thursday, as importers bought dollars amid fears the local currency could depr


One-year timeframe to amend SL-Singapore FTA

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 139

Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday said that there was a clause in the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) permi


COMB continues growth in 2Q to post strong 6-month results

Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:59 Views - 482

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC has continued its growth momentum into the second quarter of 2018, despite having to pay in excess of Rs. 7 billion in t




Sri Lanka Working Journalists

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 43

Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association President Mudith Kariyakarawana presenting a gift sent by Indian journalists to Prime Minister Ranil Wick


UNP says Govt. has established greater freedoms during 3 years in power

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 40

As the Good Governance Government completes its third year, the United National Party (UNP) yesterday spoke of its key achievements with regards to fr


SriLankan Airlines failed to conduct share valuation prior to buying Rs. 4 billion in shares

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 163

The Board of Directors of SriLankan Airlines decided to buy back 40 million shares of SriLankan Catering, at Rs. 100 a share with a total cost of Rs.


Mixed results for bus strike

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 60

Lanka Private Passenger Transport Workers’ Union General Secretary Kumaradasa Kuliyapitiya yesterday claimed the trade union action taken was a succ


Defence Services Command and Staff College delegation study tour to Australia

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 69

A delegation of faculty and student officers from the Defence Services Command and Staff College Sapukaskanda led by Commandant Maj. Gen. Ruwan Kulatu


SL joins Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 35

Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on 15 August, by its 26 m


Winner of Ranaviru Real Star powered by Dialog receives house from President

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 52

The awarding of a new home to the winner of the Ranaviru Real Star Mission-V powered by Dialog, an aesthetic mission directed by the Ministry of Defen


PM promotes peace and reconciliation at annual feast of Madhu Church

Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:05 Views - 266

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Unity Government is working to deliver long-term peace to the island nation, and that religious


CID to visit former President on 17 August

Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:05 Views - 137

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has informed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that they will visit his residence to record a statement on 17


All Ceylon Private Bus Workers’ Association strike from today to protest new spot fines

Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:05 Views - 143

A private bus association were preparing to launch a strike from last night, demanding the Government to reduce the spot fines that were increased rec


Intelligence officer arrested for abduction of 11 youth given Rs. 500,000 from Navy accounts

Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:03 Views - 184

The Fort Magistrate Court yesterday remanded the former Navy intelligence officer who was arrested by the Criminal investigations Department (CID) on


72nd Independence Day of India marked in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:00 Views - 49

The Indian High Commission yesterday celebrated the 72nd Independence Day of India with a Flag Hoisting ceremony at the residence of the High Commissi



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Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Friday, 17 August 2018

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th

Do we sink or swim? No Michael, row the boat ashore!

Friday, 17 August 2018

Why Sri Lanka needs to strengthen geopolitical ties to be a competitive global economy by 2030

Sri Lankan people want leaders to be decisive

Friday, 17 August 2018

The different leaders we have seen in Sri Lanka in the last 40 years beginning with JRJ to the current President were very different in their approach to power and authority, based on their cultural values and understandings of the leadership style.

The strategic role of the finance function: The path to relevance

Thursday, 16 August 2018

During my term as Global President of CIMA nearly a decade ago, the theme I chose for my year of leadership was a single word – ‘relevance’. The word relevance is perpetual. It is contextual to when it is used. It is extremely applicable to the

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