Sarada De Silva appointed as WTO-ITC Consultant

Views - 51 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Sarada De Silva has been appointed as a Consultant by the International Trade Centre of the World Trade Organisation (WTO-ITC) ‘MARKUP’ Project for the Spice Sector of the East African Community funded by the EU.  Sarada de Silva is a Past Pre

Malik opens German country pavilion at Build SL 2019

Views - 77 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) presented the best of its construction products and solutions in its first-ever country pavilion at the housing and construction expo ‘Build SL 2019’, held over the weeke

Emjay-Penguin excels at JASTECA Awards 2018

Views - 47 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:18

Emjay International and Penguin Sportswear Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high quality apparel in Sri Lanka, was recently recognised at the JASTECA Awards 2018 taking home five awards. Organised by the Japan-Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Associa

SLT joins hands to promote Tamil music at Super Star

Views - 20 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:17

Sri Lanka Telecom, the leading telecommunication service provider in the country added another feather to its cap by becoming the Official Telecommunications Partner at Junior Super Star – the county’s only world class platform available for the

Rainco ‘Thegi Dela’ mosquito net promotion showers customers with fantastic gifts

Views - 18 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:16

Renowned for the manufacture and supply of high quality mosquito-proof nets, Rainco Ltd.’s novel consumer promotion ‘Rainco Thegi Dela’ concluded recently presenting winners with fantastic gifts. During the gala awards ceremony held at the Ozo

Discussion on narrowing generation gap through education tomorrow

Views - 26 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:12

The Honorary Ambassador Award Discussion 2019 titled ‘Generation Gap: Can it be narrowed through education?’ by Real Life Social Enterprise will be held tomorrow (24) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the CONNECT Meeting Room of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. Real

Ecoclean Vexta: a new and unique washing solution

Views - 30 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:12

Marking yet another milestone for the well-loved brand, Ecoclean launched its newest innovation, Ecoclean Vexta Detergent Powder, amidst much excitement and support from their most loyal customers. Launched in August of 2014 by Purelife Solutions, Ec

SLT shines at JASTECA awards

Views - 21 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:10

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider won six awards at the prestigious JASTECA awards 2018. Regional Telecom office – Ratmalana won a merit award – ‘Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards’ and the company’s CSR project ‘160 year

Sri Lanka to discuss Draft National Policy on LNG

Views - 143 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

The Ministry of Highways and Road Development together with Petroleum Resources Development has developed the Draft National Policy on Liquid Natural Gas with a view to establish and develop the natural gas industry in Sri Lanka. With the view of fu

Unilever continues to empower teams with emerging technologies

Views - 62 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Unilever Sri Lank Ltd. rolled out VEGA, a Robotics Process Automation (RPA) based intelligent report generation tool recently. This is part of a renewed effort by the company to leverage technology and empower teams with the right tools that will hel

Venora International wins Silver awards at FCCISL Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Views - 36 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Venora International Projects Ltd. was awarded the National and Provincial Silver Awards (Extra Large Category - Western Province) at Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 awards ceremony, organised by Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Indust

6 hip and trendy co-working spaces in Colombo

Views - 72 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Are you an entrepreneur looking for a convenient location to kick-start your business, or are you simply trying to find the best venue to host a corporate meeting? Here are six vibrant and cost-effective working spaces to look out for on MillionSpace

Kelani Knowledge Forum 2019: bringing the latest know-how in the electrical engineering sphere

Views - 79 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one brand in secure electrical and communication cables, held its annual scholarly conversation forum Kelani Knowledge Forum 2019 recently at Water’s Edge, Battaramulla. The keynote address was made by one o

SLTBC signs MoU with Chamber of Commerce and Thai BOT

Views - 66 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:50

The Sri Lanka Thailand Business Council (SLTBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand (BOT) during an interactive business meeting held at the Head Office of the Chamber of Commerce and

PUCSL proposes standards and regulatory system for water fittings

Views - 36 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:25

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), with the co-operation of other institutions, has drafted the standards and regulatory measures for water fittings in Sri Lanka, with an expectation to facilitate the participation of other regulatory

Mangala calls on Ronnie

Views - 66 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:25

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera yesterday called on former Minister of Finance Ronnie de Mel. The meeting took place at the Colombo residence of de Mel. Former Chief Minister of the Southern Province H.G.Sirisena was also present at the meeti

Uni Lanka arraigns Hayleys: Breach of obligation costs Rs. 5 m

Views - 69 Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:08

Colombo High Court awarded Rs. 5 million to Uni Lanka Distributors Ltd. from Defendant Hayleys Consumers Products Ltd. for acting in breach of obligation entered into a purchase agreement.

Kabul calls for first direct air corridor, investment pact to revive Sri Lanka trade

Views - 181 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

Buoyed by its unprecedented victory in the latest global Doing Business ranks, Afghanistan has called to open a direct air corridor with Sri Lanka on 25 March. Kabul is also keen on an Investment Protection and Promotion (IPP) pact with Colombo to re

Artificial Intelligence will reduce jobs by 40%

Views - 322 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

Artificial Intelligence (AI), the ability of tech to perceive, reason, learn and problem-solve which are typically associated with matter between our ears is said to replace almost 40% of the jobs in the next decade, said Clootrack – Sri Lanka and

SLT successfully conducts SME Business Customer Forum in Sabaragamuwa Province

Views - 31 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider in Sri Lanka, successfully conducted Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Business Customer Forum in Sabaragamuwa Province recently, as the first customer forum in 2019. The forum was held at

NDB ‘Unu Kewum’ offers are back this Avurudu

Views - 31 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a one-of-a-kind celebration that is held with great reverence in Sri Lanka. It is also a time when we shop for gifts, new clothes and other essentials for ourselves and our loved ones. Understanding this requirement

Seylan Bank: Title sponsor and official banking partner for Kedella Construction Expo 2019

Views - 24 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

The bank with a heart extended its presence as the title sponsor and official banking partner for Kedella Construction Expo 2019, Sri Lanka’s most sought after housing exhibition for the sixth consecutive year. Organised by the Asia Exhibitions an

Japan to provide waste collection trucks for Jaffna

Views - 361 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

The Government of Japan has extended a total sum of $ 83,432 (approx. Rs. 15 million) for “The Project for Providing Secondhand Waste Collection Trucks in Jaffna” through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The gra

Hakeem says United National Front Govt. formed joining Sirisena yielded bitter experiences

Views - 20 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

SLMC Leader, Minister Rauff Hakeem said that the United National Front Government formed joining with President Maithripala Sirisena has yielded bitter experiences during the regime. The Minister was speaking at the opening of the National Water Supp

Progressive Professional Forum seminar

Views - 61 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

The seminar organised by the Progressive Professional Forum (PPF) was held under the patronage of Dinesh Gunawardhana on 17 March, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.  Gamini Gunasekara chief organiser and coordinator of PPF handed over policy pa

Sri Lanka Embassy in Bahrain organises free medical camp

Views - 18 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

The Al Hilal Hospital, based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Sri Lanka Club, in close association with the Embassy of Sri Lanka, conducted a free mega medical clinic and camp at the Al Hilal Hospital premises, to coincide with the 71st Independence Da

Tripitakabhivandana Dhamma Discussion: Buddha’s words a gift to humanity

Views - 64 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney together with the jointly organised a Dhamma Discussion with Ven. Ajahn Sujato Thero, Co-Founder of SuttaCentral and Dr. Mark Allon (PhD Cambridge), Chair of School of Languages and Cultur

Sharing of success stories of doing business in the Greater Mekong sub-region: Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

Views - 50 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:51

The Sri Lanka Greater Mekong Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be organising an event entitled “Sharing of Success Stories of doing business in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam” on Thursday, 21 Ma

Lanka Impact Investing Network to hold “Emerging Women’s Summit” on 10 April

Views - 56 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:51

Lanka Impact Investing Network, the very first impact investing company of Sri Lanka, is hosting the “Emerging Women’s Summit (EWS): Female leadership in social entrepreneurship and impact investing”, on April 10th at Hatch in Colombo. The even

Govt. faces $810m penalty if dairy cow import agreement cancelled

Views - 190 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:51

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Early termination of the agreement to import cattle from Australia will result in the Government having to pay a penalty of $810 million, Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, I

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On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q

Unholy trinity is unholy to Sri Lanka from all fronts

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Let us see the background of the unholy trinity or impossible trinity or trilemma. Every country is challenged with international monetary policy which will in return decide the fate of the economic growth. Three strategies available are;

Is it the plane or the pilot?

Thursday, 18 April 2019

The two recent crashes involving Boeing 737 MAX twin-engine jetliners have brought flight safety into sharper focus than ever after many decades. This is in many ways a story of success breeding complacency. Airline safety has improved beyond belief

Is Sri Lanka capable of a course correction?

Thursday, 18 April 2019

The genesis of Sri Lanka’s current political and economic problems can very well be traced back to several structural issues of the country, both politically and culturally. It is no secret that from the outset of the war in Sri Lanka, the country

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