Business

Indian expert to conduct International Space Law Workshops

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

Prof. (Dr.) V. Balakista Reddy, Professor of International Law, Coordinator M.K Nayambar SAARC Law Center and Head, Center for Air and Space Law, N...


Sri Lanka’s new envoy to Nepal presents her credentials

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

The President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari, received the Letters of Credence from Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Nepal Wellage Swarnalatha Per...


S.L. Athukorala appointed to Talawakelle Tea Estates Board

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

Talawakelle Tea Estates Plc has announced the appointment of S.L. Athukorala as an Independent Non-Executive Director.  He is a Fellow of th...


Chamindra Gamage joins Blue Diamonds Jewellery Board

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

Daya Group Director Chamindra Gamage has been appointed to the Board of Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide Plc as a Non-Executive Non-Independent Di...


CTC appoints Emma Ridley as Finance Director

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) PLC recently announced the appointment of Emma Ridley as the new Finance Director for the company, effective from 1st ...


Ceylon Chamber to discuss ‘Right to Information and its Implications for Business’

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar titled ‘Right to Information and its Implications for Business’ and will line up thr...


SLPA probes fire at port

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has already commenced a separate inquiry to investigate the sudden fire that broke out in Colombo Por...


Dr. Ekanayake joins Chemanex Board

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

Dr. Anura Ekanayake has been appointed to the Board of Chemanex Plc as a Non Executive Independent Director with effect from 29 August. Dr. Ekana...


SAIF Zone invites firms from Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:18

SAIF Zone and FCCISL to ink an MOU to enhance investment and business Offers all requisite licenses and permits within 24 hours ...


Two-way investment between China and ASEAN growing

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:17

13th CAEXPO to be held from 11 to 14 September in Nanning, Guangxi, China Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Yan released a figure at th...


Arpico elevates its unique offering to cyberspace with ‘e Supercentre’

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:16

Shopping at Arpico has moved into the realm of cyberspace with the launch of the retail giant’s ‘e Supercentre’ – a sophist...


National Chamber’s One Day Workshop on “Import Procedures”

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:15

The National Chamber of Commerce will conduct a One Day Workshop on “Import Procedures & Documentation “on Wednesday 7 September 20...


1,200 bottles of smuggled foreign booze seized by Foreign Ministry’s Special Narcotic Raids Unit

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:11

The Special Narcotic Raids Unit set up under the Ministry of Finance has seized another consignment of foreign liquor smuggled to the island.  ...


Dr. Prasad Medawatte promoted to CEO of Lanka Hospitals

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:10

Lanka Hospitals Corporation Plc has announced the appointment of Dr. Prasad Medawatte as CEO with effect from yesterday. He was previously the Depu...


NCE educational forum on proposed ETCA, FTAs on 14 Sept.

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:02

NCE is to conduct an educational forum on proposed Economic Partnership Agreements and Free Trade Agreements of the Government to highlight how the...


Firms asked to implement ‘sourcing strategies’ during Ceylon Chamber seminar

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:01

The seminar in progress   An expert asks Sri Lankan firms to have a sound ‘sourcing strategy’ in order to help imp...


Spa Ceylon opens fourth Indian outlet in Hyderabad; Karachi next

/ Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:01

Spa Ceylon, the world’s leading luxury Ayurveda brand, continues to expand its global footprint and has just opened a grand 4,000 sq...


Interactive session on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and relevance for Sri Lankan businesses

/ Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01

The International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ICCSL) is organising a special Interactive Session on the ‘WTO Trade Facilitation Agreeme...


Pakistan expresses commitment to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01

Islamabad: Pakistan and Sri Lanka have “tremendous scope” to further strengthen their bilateral economic and trade relations, ...


20th Congress of Int’l Association for Hydro Environment Engineering Research – Asia Pacific Division

/ Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01

The 20th Congress of International  Association for Hydro Environment Engineering Research – Asia Pacific Division will be held at Galad...


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The sacred and profane at crossroads

31 August 2016

 Listening to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Matara rally threating to reveal secrets of the Joint Opposition, instinctively I recalled this exquisitely emblematic confluence of the benign and the bawdy that Steinbeck describes in his ...


Colombo Port City: Did Ranil display an ‘ace’ in statecraft and diplomacy?

31 August 2016

  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must be commended for renegotiating the entire Port City agreement and changing the name to Colombo International Financial City (CIFC), which gives a marketing boost for the project  ...


Going back to the basics: SMEs need a single line ministry

30 August 2016

Let’s accept it - we are facing challenging times politically and economically. While some can blame the past, the fact of the matter is that the private sector is crying out for policy consistency and the support of the public sector throug...


Towards a mosquito-free monsoon

30 August 2016

Mosquitos spread life-threatening diseases; control them now Mosquitos are a pest with no equal. Though not all mosquitos transmit life-threatening diseases, those that do kill approximately 725,000 people worldwide every year. When n...


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