Business

Sujeewa visits Thailand to woo investments

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:08

State Minister of Development Strategy and International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe visited Thailand recently to woo more investments and trade. Th...


Sunshine Holdings reports strong results in FY16, improves bottom line of all segments

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:07

Diversified conglomerate lays groundwork for expansion by attracting FDI and via new investments in international FMCG operations and hea...


CMA Founders Day oration to be delivered by Finance Minister on 3 June

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:06

Ravi Karunanayake to speak on ‘National Government towards a National Economy’ The Institute of Certified Management Accountant...


Eran at World Economic Forum on ASEAN

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:06

Deputy State Enterprise Development Minister Eran Wickramaratne has been invited to be a panellist at a session at the upcoming World Economic Foru...


Big changes needed to meet SDGs

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:04

By Shiran Illanperuma Government policy has been inadequate in stemming the degradation of Sri Lanka’s natural environment and the country ...


Textured Jersey’s EMS Initiatives recognised with ISO 14001 certification

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:03

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJ) whose sustainable business practices extend not only to its financial sustainability, but also to its environmental soci...


Sustainability leaders convene to build transparent economy at 5th GRI Global Conference

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:02

International sustainability standard setter Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) successfully completed its 5th Global Conference, at Amsterdam, Neth...


Hayleys Agriculture renews commitment to sustainability

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:01

Leading condiment food products exporter and the country’s first such manufacturer to obtain Carbon Conscious and Water Conscious certificati...


JASTECA Executive Committee 2016/2017

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Seated from left: B.R.L. Fernando (Trustee), Ramya Ranaweera (Hony. Treasurer), Mangala Samarajeewa (General Secretary), Athulla R.F. Edirisinghe (...


‘Sri Lanka pulse imports rising fast’: Rishad at Global Confab

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (seated third from right) waits to deliver his address at the Global Pulse Convention ...


Top Sri Lankan jewellery designer awarded platinum for fine art

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Jewellery Designer Chamal S. Jayaratna is one of the first Sri Lankans to start designing Jewellery using the advanced technology called C...


Sri Lankan gem and jewellery delegation to Russia shines

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

National Gem and Jewellery Authority Chairman/CEO Asanka Sanjeewa Welagedara stated that the National Gem and Jewellery Authority with the...


Huge demand for Jeewaka Watha Paththuwa

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

The demand for Jeewaka  Watha Paththuwa which was introduced to the Sri Lankan market for the first time has increase three fold in three mont...


Dialog Ridhma Reyak postponed to 5 August

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

The much-anticipated Dialog Ridhma Reyak musical extravaganza has been postponed to 5 August. The programme was scheduled to take place on 4 June a...


Chokolaate MDFD Contest 2016 to feature top design schools

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

The Chokolaate Mother-Daughter Fashion Design Contest is an annual event organised by the Chokolaate Magazine. For the seventh consecutive...


DSI opens 6th showroom in Kandy

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

DSI celebrated the opening of yet another showroom in Kandy on the 4th of May 2016. The new showroom is the sixth on the list...


Ceylinco Life policyholders treated to thrills and spills of Leisure World

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

The precincts of Leisure World rang with the sounds of unbridled fun and frolic recently when Ceylinco Life hosted policyholder families from every...


Goldi and Sam’s chicken products from Cargills awarded local and international certification

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

The range of chicken products from Cargills – Goldi and Sam’s – have been awarded SLS standards certification in addition to Inte...


Iconic brand Maggi marks digital milestone with cooking website for mothers

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

Participants at the Maggi event Sri Lanka’s much loved, iconic food brand Maggi, with a strong heritage of empowering women for over ...


LECS organises Apparel Industry Suppliers Exhibition in June

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

From left: Lanka Exhibition & Conference Services General Manager Husnie Rauf, Sri Lanka Apparel Institute Chairman Prof. Lakdas D. Fe...


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Invest in Sri Lanka needs a step change in strategy

31 May 2016

In the backdrop of the financial crisis, when the dreaded flood hit Sri Lanka, my mind went back to the time of 2007/08 when the war was ranging at its highest with the prices of petroleum touching $ 150 and foreign reserves were at just one month...


Recent floods, culprits galore

31 May 2016

The country suffered from an unprecedented drought from January to April and the populace faced the highest temperatures for decades. The monsoon was late and the arrival of rains in early May brought relief, but in a couple of weeks the relief wa...


Handagama’s latest indictment: Fantasising educated middle class should wake up from their dreams

30 May 2016

   A film director famous for indicting others Asoka Handagama, an award-winning film director of international repute, has been known for using his medium to serve contemporary society with indictments. His first movie, &lsquo...


Container fleet growth slows to lowest level

30 May 2016

Container fleet growth slows to lowest level The lowest fleet growth on record will not stop the containership fleet breaking through the 20 million TEU mark this year, according to analysis from Bimco. The shipping association said the fleet wo...


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