Apparel machinery, garment, textile, fabric and accessories exhibition in May

Views - 5 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Bringing together suppliers and service organisations in the apparel, garment and textile industry in Sri Lanka, the Apparel Industry Suppliers Exhibition (AISEX) and the Fabric & Accessories Suppliers Exhibition (FASE) will be held from 10-12 May 

Pakistan Furniture Council delegation to visit Sri Lanka to explore trade opportunities

Views - 4 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

A high-level delegation of the Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka this week to explore new avenues for cooperation in various fields. According to a press statement, Associated Press of Pakistan reported that the delegat

Cyprus Your Home in Europe: Your Gateway to the European Union

Views - 6 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Orestis Katsaros, the Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia of Leptos Estates – Cyprus will present ‘Cyprus, Your Home in Europe: Your Gateway to the European Union’ during a visit to Colombo from 6-8 May. The visit is a view to attracti

Bangladesh official says no rush for free trade pact with China

Views - 4 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Dhaka (Reuters): Bangladesh is in no rush to sign a Free Trade Agreement with China, a senior Bangladeshi trade official said on Tuesday, though Chinese officials said it would help the poor South Asian country cut its deficit with its largest tradin

Cargo Partners Network hold global conference in Colombo

Views - 5 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Cargo Partners Network (CPN) recently held its 22nd annual global conference in association with its local agents Del Logistics Ltd. Representatives from 90 countries attended the event held at Shangri La Colombo. Chief Guest was State Minister of De

Moscow calls Sri Lanka to Russian Davos again

Views - 5 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka has again been invited to showcase its investment and export portfolios at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a premier global forum dubbed as Russia’s Davos. “This year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPI

PUCSL to develop a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan

Views - 6 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Nawaloka, Durdans join Asiri in Doc990 joint venture with Dialog

Views - 8 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Two hospitals take equity stake in Digital Health Ltd Doc990, operated by Digital Health Ltd., announced yesterday the expansion of the joint venture partnership in Digital Health Ltd., with equity investments from Nawaloka Hospitals PLC and Ceylon

Pakistani investors explore new investment opportunities

Views - 112 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

A group of investors from several companies of Pakistan has arrived in the island to find out about new investment opportunities

Maiden call of ONE EC5 service at SAGT

Views - 25 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

Ocean Network Express (ONE), the mega carrier born out of the merger between three Japanese giants of the shipping industry

Softwave strikes Gold for ‘Brides Of Sri Lanka’ Magazine at Print Awards 2018

Views - 17 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

Softwave Printing and Packaging Ltd. won the Gold Award for the ‘Brides Of Sri Lanka’ magazine in the Magazines

Ceylon Chamber promotes ‘Future of Business’ innovation strategy and learning event

Views - 32 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is promoting a key forum titled “ Future of Business” innovation strategy and learning event on 17 May at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.

‘Malta Your Gateway to Europe’ breakfast meeting in association with ECCSL

Views - 14 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

‘Malta Your Gateway to Europe’ breakfast meeting will take place on Friday 4 May, 8:30 a.m. onward at The Kingsbury Hotel

MAS shines at JASTECA Awards, bagging 11 coveted awards

Views - 51 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

Recognised as Sri Lanka’s leading corporate in practicing lean manufacturing MAS Holdings, the region’s number one design to delivery apparel solutions provider, recently won 11 coveted awards at the prestigious JASTECA Awards Ceremony. Organ

200 C’Wealth entrepreneurs at London’s Sri Lanka breakfast meeting

Views - 56 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

Over 200 Commonwealth entrepreneurs converged to discuss trade and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka on 18 April in London. According to the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka, commonwealth entrepreneurs converged at the Sri Lanka breakfast netw

Export Advisory Committees appointed to drive NES implementation

Views - 43 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) has been finalised and is on the cusp of being submitted for Cabinet approval, following a series of consultations between industry leaders from the public and private sectors. In order to facilitate

PM calls for expansive private sector ties with Iran

Views - 51 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for the private sectors of Sri Lanka and Iran to cooperate closely for the implementation of joint projects following the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran.

CCC’s second ‘Future of Business’ innovation and learning event in May

Views - 38 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00

Disruptive innovation strategies and transformation of traditional business models will be the focus of the Ceylon Chamber’s second ‘Future of Business’ innovation strategy and learning event.

Embassy in Vietnam to promote Lankan products, tourism in Hanoi

Views - 99 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00

Promoting tourism and Sri Lankan products among the Vietnamese, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vietnam will hold ‘Sri Lanka in Hanoi: a cultural fiesta’ at the Vietnam Women’s Museum from 27 to 29 April.

Biggest Lankan delegation at London’s Commonwealth Business Forum

Views - 140 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00

A record number of Sri Lankan small and medium scale business delegates participated at the Commonwealth Business Forum that was held from 16-18 April in London held alongside CHOGM 2018.

Japan Expo 2018 kicks off today at BMICH

Views - 465 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:13

Japan Expo 2018, a three-day exhibition organised by the Japan-Sri Lanka Kizuna Association, begins today (21) at the BMICH Exhibition and Convention Centre for the second consecutive year to provide opportunities to c

Sri Lanka Insurance offers 600 Suba Pathum scholarships

Views - 14 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Insurance is once again offering talented Sri Lankan students a golden opportunity to receive valuable scholarships through its Life Suba Pathum National Scholarship Scheme. Suba Pathum 2018 is now open and SLI is accepting applications fr

WILLPOWER introduces multipurpose cleaner and deodoriser

Views - 13 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Every day Sri Lankans generate over 23,000 tons of solid waste. The most problematic aspect of garbage is usually the odour it produces before being hauled away. This causes residential apartments, businesses and other spoilable waste generators to d

Max Warranty for Japanese vehicles from AA Japan

Views - 21 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

AA Japan is a leader in the brand new and used Japanese car market with a proven track record of more than 20 years and exports to over 50 countries around the world. Sri Lankan customers can now enjoy an exclusive w

ReeBonn Premium Hair Growing and Scalp Nourishing Oil receives high commendation at Medicare Ayurved

Views - 12 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

ReeBonn Premium Hair Growing and Scalp Nourishing Oil produced by leading herbal cosmetic company operating in Sri Lanka, ReeBonn Cosmetics has earned a solid reputation among its users from the day it was unveiled.

Minister Amunugama meets head of Coordination Council of International Astronomy Olympiad

Views - 19 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama met Dr. Michael G. Gavrilov, head of the Coordination Council of the International Astronomy Olympiad at the Special Assignment Ministry (19). Prof. Chandana Jayarathna, General President of Sri Lanka Association for the

“Mirissa’s tumult nightlife is scaring guests away”: Hotelier

Views - 31 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

“Mirissa’s tumult night life filled with blaring DJ music, booze, drugs, sex and brawls are scaring visitors away,” complained Mirissa’s pioneer hotelier Ananda Jayadewa when interviewed a few days ago. “The numerous complaints made to the

LAUGFS Supermarkets celebrates Avurudu by rewarding customers

Views - 41 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:38

Renowned as a trusted brand, LAUGFS Supermarkets heralds the Sinhala and Tamil New Year by offering customers a chance to win cash prizes during the festive season. Launching the campaign, ‘Embrace this Avurudu with 5 million laughs’, LAUGFS Supe

World’s largest cargo aircraft lands at Mattala airport

Views - 145 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:37

The world’s largest cargo aircraft, Antonov AN-225 Mriya, landed at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) for refueling on Tuesday (17 April). The cargo aircraft that arrived f

Inside China’s $1 billion port in Sri Lanka where ships don’t want to stop

Views - 597 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:35

(Bloomberg) Colombo: Each year roughly 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Almost none of them stop to unload cargo.

Today's Columnists

Deep design to the rescue: Solving wicked problems of the future

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Let me begin by stating a controversial opinion: our contemporary lives are defined by 200 years of dehumanisation. From the time of the industrial revolution, the nature of work and labour has changed dramatically. The relationship between man and

Exporting bras with imported fibre!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

In a recent World Bank publication, ‘South Asia’s Turn,’ two Sri Lankan organisations – MAS from apparel and Dilmah from agribusiness – receive recognition as global champions. While Dilmah is in control of its value chain and that was its

The Opposition’s 20th Amendment dilemmas

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

It’s the arithmetic, stupid! A no-confidence motion against the Leader of the Opposition, R. Sampanthan, is logical and legitimate

Sri Lanka: May Day and workers’ rights

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

May Day was declared a holiday in Sri Lanka in 1956 for the Government sector, bank and mercantile sectors.

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