Deutsche Post DHL Group optimistic of Sri Lanka; to expand with growth

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By Nisthar Cassim Global logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL Group is optimistic of Sri Lanka’s future and has committed to expanding in tand...


Work starts on $ 54 m Marine Drive Hotel

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:06 Views - 1207

 From left: The Range Design Chief Architect Ryo Takarada, Asia Capital Director Toshiaki Tanaka, Asia Capital Director/ Group CEO Stefan Abey...


BOI to ink JV with S’pore’s Surbana Jurong next week

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00 Views - 788

The Board of Investment (BOI) will ink a joint venture agreement next week with Surbana Jurong, an infrastructure and urban development subsidiary ...


Shares edge down on profit taking, foreign-buying caps fall

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00 Views - 376

Reuters: Shares edged down for a second day on Tuesday as investors took profit after steady gains that lifted the index to a six-and-a-half-month ...


BOC records over Rs. 46 b Avurudu transactions

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:16 Views - 2066

The owner of the largest ATM/CDM network in the country, the Bank of Ceylon yet again set a benchmark in the banking industry by transactingover Rs...


Sri Lanka’s return to GSP+ hangs on EU vote tomorrow

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:05 Views - 1193

  Cabinet approves counterterrorism framework and criminal procedure code amendment; docs dispatched to Brussels  ...


Rupee edges down on importer dollar demand

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00 Views - 343

Reuters: The rupee closed slightly weaker on Tuesday on light importer dollar demand, but the currency is expected to trade in a narrow range until...


SriLankan Airlines aims to boost Middle East market

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:17 Views - 845

SriLankan Airlines, will be making fresh forays into the Mideast region through its presence at the Arabian Travel Market which opened in Dubai, UA...


Court dismisses Chris Nonis’ action against Agalawatte and subsidiary

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:16 Views - 956

The District Court of Colombo yesterday dismissed the case filed by Dr. Chris Nonis and Lalith Fonseka against Agalawatte Plantations and its subsi...




Separate budgetary office among measures to strengthen P’ment: PM

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:07 Views - 301

As part of a series of measures taken to strengthen Parliament, the Government is drafting a Bill for a separate parliamentary budgetary office, Pr...


President Sirisena is an inspiration to parliamentary democracies: IPU President

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00 Views - 292

President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Saber Chowdhury said yesterday President Maithripala Sirisena has given an inspiration to all tho...


Litro Gas Lanka steps up to provide 98 households affected by Meethotamulla catastrophe with gas burners and cylinders

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00 Views - 276

Stepping up to the occasion during a national crisis in a proactive gesture, Litro Gas Lanka provided 98 households affected by the Meethotamulla c...


Prof. Munasinghe delivers Nobel keynote speech at Global Conference in Spain

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00 Views - 329

Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, Sri Lanka’s only Nobel Peace Prize winner delivered the inaugural Nobel keynote speech at the Global Water and Sustai...


New Chairperson at National Child Protection Authority

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:20 Views - 785

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Marini de Livera the new Chairperson of National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) following the resig...


National People’s Party formed

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:19 Views - 1202

A breakaway group of the Sri Lanka Mahajana Party, the political party formed by the late Vijaya Kumaratunga and Chandrika Kumaratunga, has formed ...


President takes tough measures on waste management

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:05 Views - 337

  President calls for a report called on foreign tours taken by officials for waste management training All district Assi...


Pakistan’s National Defence University delegation in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00 Views - 284

An 18-member high-powered delegation from the National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan, led by Commodore Shahid Sohail, is currently visiting ...


SL Red Cross distributes relief to people affected by garbage dump collapse

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00 Views - 283

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Colombo branch, in partnership with the German Red Cross, took steps to distribute non-food relief items to...


Japanese experts present report to President, PM

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:21 Views - 834

    A group of Japanese experts presented their report on the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse to President Maithripa...


JVP defends petroleum TUs strike

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:20 Views - 577

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday justified the strike conducted by all the trade unions of the Sri Lanka Petroleum Corporation demandi...


Charges to be filed against Wimal and 7 others

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:19 Views - 619

Charges will be filed against MP Wimal Weerawansa and seven others for unlawful assembly, the Cinnamon Gardens Police informed the Colombo Magistra...




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Sri Lanka trapped between wrong priorities and disaster relief

26 April 2017

Over the years Sri Lanka has experienced so many natural and man-made disasters, one could sarcastically say, people are already used to it. Usually the main steps are, something tragic happens, everybody is shocked and surprised, relief efforts s...

Sharing economy – a double-edged sword!

26 April 2017

The time we have to 'consume' in a day is largely the same as we did decades ago. But per capita acquisition (of all forms of goods and services) has significantly increased. This means a lot of idling assets in our homes and offices, from...

How not to be a social entrepreneur

26 April 2017

These days everybody wants to be a social entrepreneur. That’s awesome, but as long as you don’t pretend to be one. Every business is not a social enterprise… because if it was then we don’t need to have a separate name ca...

The nation needs new hope, new horizon: Succession stakes and Opposition strategy

26 April 2017

The victory in Round One of the French elections and his highly probable election as the new President of France on 7 May, of Emmanuel Macron, the young outsider with a neo-Centrist or ‘Alt-Centrist’ stance, underscores that the global...

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