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Ceylon Chamber to partner universities for commercial arena

/ Friday, 3 May 2013 02:38

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce plans to conduct a workshop entitled: ‘Forging partnerships with Universities in the Commercial arena’ ...


Pelwatte Sugar delays Rs. 306 m Rights pending Bill

/ Friday, 4 November 2011 14:43

Pelwatte Sugar Industries Plc said today it was delaying the Rs. 306 million Rights Issue until the outcome of the proposed Expropriation Bill/Act. T...


PLC's Rs. 7 b IPO oversubscribed

/ Thursday, 3 November 2011 15:38

  People's Leasing Company's (PLC) Rs. 7 billion Initial Public Offering (IPO) has been oversubscribed today the official opening d...


SEC Director General Malik Cader moving out

/ Wednesday, 2 November 2011 14:31

  The Director General of SEC Malik Cader is moving out to the Finance Ministry to take up a senior advisory role. The move follows pressure fr...


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Should the BOI be shut down?

28 July 2017

Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe very boldly stated at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit on Wednesday that the Board of Investment should be shut down. The BOI is the PM’s brainchild and an offshoot of the GCEC.  Wijeyadasa went...


Quotas with ‘zipping’ for women in local government

28 July 2017

The other day I met a woman who is a card-carrying member of a major political party. She is the president of the midwives association in her area. She exuded leadership. She has so much to share with her community about health, lifestyles and oth...


The delicious ironies of idiotic democracy

28 July 2017

Life, as a musically-inclined poet of a previous age once essayed, is what happens when you are planning to do something else. Well, the same may be said for the intentions of Good Governance: that the best-laid plans of mice and men gang aft agle...


‘Into Africa’ – from troubled continent to a land of opportunities

28 July 2017

It was the continent that made headlines for all the wrong reasons: the great famine in Ethiopia and HIV pandemic in 1980s, the Rwandan genocide in 1990s, and the Somalian civil war in 2000’s grabbed headlines. By mid-2000 some of the Afric...


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