Business

Industrial Development Board inks MOU with PUM Netherlands senior experts

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

From left: PUM representative for Sri Lanka S.P.C. Kumarasinghe, PUM Country Coordinator Cees van Dijl, Chairman Mahinda Jinasena, IDB Director Gen...


Aitken Spence Printing wins at GSK 2016 Global Environmental Sustainability Awards

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  Aitken Spence Printing received the prestigious GSK 2016 Environmental Sustainability Award alongside the US-based DOW Chem...


Maliban Smart Cream Cracker wins Advertisement of the Year at People’s Awards 2017

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Maliban Smart Cream Cracker being awarded the Advertisement of the Year at the recently concluded SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards 2017 held at W...


India Sourcing Fair 2017 from 24-26 March in Colombo

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, is organising India ...


Ceylon Chamber marks 178 years of service to the nation

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka’s premier business chamber, completes 178 years of service to the nation to...


One lakh turns into one million for DLB lottery winners

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

For decades the Development Lotteries Board has been dedicated to uplifting lives in Sri Lanka and has contributed to development in the country th...


Singer Mega launches ‘Singer Mega Millionaire’ promotion

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Continuing its signature tradition of customer engagement, Singer Mega announced the launch of Singer Mega Millionaire promotion which will be held...


India International Textiles Expo 2017 from 27-28 March at Galadari Hotel

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

The IIT Expo 2017 – Colombo Exhibition cum Buyer Seller Meet is being organised by the Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PD...


Seylan Lifestyle Fair 2017 this weekend

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

As Avurudu beckons, the hustle and bustle which accompanies the season intensifies. Seylan Lifestyle Fair helps ease some of the chaos of the holid...


Paul Hunting to offer horse-assisted leadership workshops in Sri Lanka 

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:42

Paul Hunting is the renowned thought leader, author of: ‘Why talk to a guru? When you can whisper to a horse’, and ‘Shakespeare&r...


Ruhuna Uni holds 5th Int’l Symposium on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices, for Sustainable Development

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 02:42

The 5th International Symposium on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices, for Sustainable Development (ACEPS – 2017), is ...


Harpic clinches FMCG Brand of the Year at SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 00:56

By Gayathri Kothalawala The power of the people and their choices can play a big part in the development and subsequent popularity and growth of ...


Five all-time record prices in John Keells catalogue

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 00:55

Kenilworth Estate Kenilworth Estate situated in Ginigathhena has achievedanall-time recordprice at the weekly tea auction of 22 March, by s...


Everjobs.lk announces first-ever paperless job fair in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 00:53

In a move of revolutionary genius, Sri Lanka’s fastest growing online career platform, everjobs.lk, announced the launch of the first-ever pa...


Battawatte and Mattakelle achieve records

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 00:52

An invoice of Orange Pekoe (OP) grade offered under Uva High at the Colombo Tea Auction held on 21 and 22 March for sale from the Battawatte Estate...


Delmar Estate sets another all-time record price

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 00:51

Delmar Estate – Halgranoya achieved yet another all-time record price of Rs. 720 for an OP1 grade in the Udapussellawa category at the weekly...


Siddhalepa holds Annual Sales Conference 2017

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  The annual sales conference of one of the largest and strongest sales networks of the country – Siddhalepa Company, ...


Exports decline by 2.8%; tourism must be part of exports

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  The University of Colombo, in a landmark project on sustainable tourism development for members of the media, hosted some o...


Japan to assist SL to switch over to digital transmission

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  By Charumini de Silva In a fresh bid to support Sri Lanka in its switch over from analogue to digital transmission, the ...


Role of talent and leadership key focus at CCC innovation strategy event

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  The importance of the right leadership for innovation, managing millennial talent in the organisation, and building innovat...


Today's Columnists

FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guilt appeals may be good enough to generate some charity or philanthropy (and do not confuse it with im...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge created a platform between Government, academia and industry t...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the best in us and also the worst, I think. The camaraderie and the loyalty of the old boys and the enthu...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memorable as that which their opposition – rogue states, global terrorists – says. Because the...


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