Business

Newly-established Private-Public Partnership Unit debuts at Ceylon Chamber’s Investment Conclave

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka will launch its Private-Public Partnership (PPP) Unit, set up through a Cabinet decision, at the upcoming ‘Sri Lanka Investment and...


Kaushal Rajapaksa: Visionary leader in the recycling sector

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

By Ranjit J. Perera His vision is to establish a Global Recycling Village in Sri Lanka utilising state-of-the-art technology from around the worl...


Sri Lanka participates in APAS Trade Show in Brazil

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil, in association with the Ministry of Plantation Industry, Coconut Development Authority and the Sri Lanka Tea B...


Think Economics: Essay competition on economics

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

The Advocata Institute, a think tank based in Colombo, has launched an essay competition on the topic of ‘What economic freedom means to me&r...


Govt. to retain public ownership of roaring supermarket chain

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

  Rishad shoots down Lanka Sathosa privatisation canards ‘Outsourced some logistics, reduced public burden’ &...


Kandy Hotels invests Rs. 600 m for 16% stake in Hotels Corp. subsidiary with Maldives exposure

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Kandy Hotels Plc has acquired 16.1% stake in United Hotels Ltd. for Rs. 600 million.  The stake amounts to 48 million shares and the purchas...


Commercial High Court orders publication of Gazette of application to liquidate Lanka Sugar

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

  Litigation by Gal-Oya Plantation Ltd. following non-payment of Rs. 151 m debt Pelawatte Sugar Company and Sev...


Cabinet nod for 1,040 MW hybrid wind and solar energy park in Pooneryn

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

The Government has received approval from the Cabinet of Ministers to set up a 1,040 MW hybrid wind and solar energy park in Pooneryn in the battle...


ICC Sri Lanka welcomes Govt. efforts to restore GSP Plus

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:10

The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka welcomed the quick initiative taken by the Government to regain GSP Plus as it would pave way for d...


Inclusive empowerment of private sector key to reaping full benefits of FTAs

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:08

International Trade Centre kicks off workshop on ‘Maximizing the use of FTAs’ under the EU-Sri Lanka Trade-Related As...


Shippers Academy Colombo workshop on entry framing and ASYCUDA system

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:05

Customs declaration is done through a process called entry framing. This is done for exports, imports and for transshipment for all cargo that is s...


Mahinda to give Port Chairmanship to professional

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:04

Newly-appointed Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday assured trade unions that the Chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Por...


IESL, UTE partner to inspire future engineers

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:03

From left: UTE CMO Nalin Manorathne, UTE CEO Riyad Ismail, IESL President Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, IESL Young Members’ Section Chairman Eng. D...


Cabinet takes decision to import rice

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:02

The Cabinet has collectively decided to grant the private sector permission to import rice from abroad, owing to the rapid rise in the prices of ri...


Colombo Port City and Megapolis discuss LRT plans 

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:01

A group of senior officials from the Colombo Port City Development project met the transport master plan team of the Western Region Megapo...


Sri Lanka forges closer cooperation with China’s Guangxi region

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

    The potential to collaborate with China’s Guangxi region for trade and investments came under spotlight in Col...


Nawaloka Holdings acquires machinery manufacturer and distributor Alcobronz

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:10

Nawaloka Holdings, a diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, recently acquired the leading machinery manufacturer, importer and distributor Alcobron...


CIC embarks on 2020 re-strategising, retains MTI

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:08

  Dedicates 2017/18 for business rationalisation and strategic re-alignment The diversified conglomerate CIC Holdings h...


Fostering SMEs: Learning from the German Experience Conference held in Colombo

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

Together with the Pathfinder Foundation, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) ‘Social and Economic Governance Programme Asia’ (SOPAS), is...


CILT Logistic Leaders Evening today with W.A. Wijewardena

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transportation (CILT) Sri Lanka continues its CILT Logistics Leaders Evening this month with a lecture o...


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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajap...


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