Business

Hemas Holdings revenue up 14.9%

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:21

Consolidated revenue of Rs. 11.4 billion y-o-y and earnings stable at Rs. 694.2 million    Hemas Holding...


Participating in Sri Lanka’s PPP drive: workshop by PPP expert David Baxter

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:00

With the Government’s private-public partnership (PPP) program getting underway, it is important for the Sri Lankan private sector to underst...


DLB launches innovative lottery with draws every day of the week

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The Development Lotteries Board, renowned for launching innovative ways to satisfy customers, has just introduced a new lottery ticket titled &lsqu...


Special commodity tax imposed on sugar increased

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The special commodity tax imposed on sugar has been increased, the Finance Ministry said. Accordingly, the special commodity tax imposed on sugar...


Sri Lankan industrialists call for China transparency

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Bathiudeen rattled by sudden industrialist eruption at consultations ‘What’s going on?’- SL indu...


FACETS 2017: All stalls sold out!

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The organising committee of the FACETS International Gem & Jewellery Exhibition proudly announced that all stalls have been sold out at the upc...


Rupee ends lower on importer dollar demand

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Reuters: The rupee ended weaker on Tuesday as dollar demand from importers outpaced selling of the US currency by banks and exporters, dealers said...


Beer gains head globally, regulations and illicit market pose a problem in Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:23

Heineken’s Asia-Pacific Corporate Affairs Director pours his pint on the future of the industry By Darshana Abayasin...


Association of Printers get-together on Friday

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:20

The Sri Lanka Association of Printers will be holding its annual ‘Print Owners Get-Together’ from 6.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 August at the...


Institute of Shipping and Logistics - Colombo, CIM workshop for marketers on 24 Aug.

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:19

A workshop organised by the Institute of Shipping and Logistics - Colombo (IOSL) titled ‘How to be a Successful Marketer in the Shipping and ...


EDB seminar on ‘Digital Doors to Trade’

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:19

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is organising a half day seminar on ‘Digital Doors to Trade’ for Sri Lankan exporters on c...


Ceylon Chamber holds 22nd AGM of SLANZ Business Council

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:46

Seated (from left): Deputy High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka Tim Huggins, SLANZBC/Millers Vice President Delano Dias, SLANZBC/Jiffy Prod...


Murali’s father’s biscuits and Kandy make for tasty combination

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:45

Times of India: PALLEKELE: As he greets you with a smile at his biscuit factory, named Luckyland Biscuit Manufacturers, Sinnasamy Muthiah, with his...


40,000 Lankan arts and crafts with Laksala now

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:42

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (second from left) Laksala Chairman S.M.M. Ismail (third from left), Laksala CEO Ali A...


CA Sri Lanka extends support to the International Directors Summit organised by Malaysian Directors Academy

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:40

CA Sri Lanka President Lasantha Wickremasinghe exchanging an agreement with MINDA officials in Kuala Lumpur last year The Institut...


“Learnings from Sri Lanka has propelled our practice”: MTI’s Bangladesh Head

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:40

In Dhaka, MTI CEO Hilmy Cader with the MTI Bangladesh current team and alumni   Commenting on the completion of 14 ye...


MAS and CINEC revolutionise innovation with collaborative research

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:04

MAS, Sri Lanka’s largest design-to-delivery service provider in the apparel industry and the Colombo International Nautical and Engi...


Lalin appointed Deputy Chairman of Fortress Resort

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:03

Lalin Samarawickrama has been appointed the Deputy Chairman of The Fortress Resorts Plc. He previously served as a Director. Lalin is an internat...


Former Actis Chief joins Hemas Holdings board

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:02

Hemas Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of J. M. Trivedi as an Independent Non-Executive Director to its board.  Trivedi has over 3...


ADB-KSP joint consultants hold dissemination seminar on Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:01

 State Secretary of Ministry of Industry and Commerce S.D. Wijayabandara (8th from left of 1st row), Director General of Department of Nationa...


Today's Columnists

Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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