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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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Penalty for wilful violation of social contracts?

26 October 2016

   Leaders must be aware that continuous wilful violation of the Social Contract is bound to generate unexpected spontaneous negative public reactions which will not only be damaging to the public image of the Yahapalanaya leader...

Reforms drive up country brand value 

25 October 2016

Pakistan grows by 38% to $ 128 b in 2016 Sri Lanka grows by 9% to $ 74 b Latest research reveals that a country’s image has a positive correlation on inward investment, adding value to expo...

The challenge of creating a fine tourism product

25 October 2016

Marketing a country is like marketing a product. They must both ideally entice the customers by offering a functional benefit which also provides a motivating emotional experience. Others offering a similar product will endeavour to do the same. T...

Why Sri Lanka needs one million jobs by 2020

25 October 2016

An opponent of trade liberalisation has recently tried to score a cheap debating point by questioning the need to create one million jobs. His argument has been that the official statistics showed only 400,000 unemployed persons.  If ...

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