Entrepreneurship lessons from Otara

Views - 182 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

By Zahra Anver Successful entrepreneurs have the ability to tap into the changes around them, do things even when they lack understanding and, most importantly for award winning businesswomen cum philanthropist Otara Gunawardena, understand how to to

Carrier celebrates new local entity in Sri Lanka

Views - 365 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

Carrier yesterday announced the grand opening of its new office and newly expanded product offering in Sri Lanka.

Japanese Defence Minister visits Hambantota Port

Views - 60 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

Japan’s Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera called at the Hambantota Port on 22 August during his State visit to Sri Lanka.

BDO Sri Lanka takes lead to woo Asia Pacific investors to Sri Lanka

Views - 67 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

With BDO Sri Lanka taking the lead to strengthen the country’s economy by attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)

B’desh bullish on South Asia integration for growth

Views - 32 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

Bangladesh is dedicated to leading the charge to integrate better with regional economies as it would benefit from stronger

Sri Lanka National Trade Facilitation Committee visits Australia

Views - 283 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

Fifteen representatives of Sri Lanka border regulatory agencies, private sector organisations, chambers of commerce

SLIP celebrates 42 years of success; resolute to do more in the future

Views - 32 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:04

By Divya Thotawatte The Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging (SLIP) recently held its 42nd Annual General Meeting at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in order to celebrate the events of the past year. During the AGM, SLIP Past Deputy President Anuradha Ja

LAUGFS Gas Bangladesh bags Gold at CNCI Achiever Awards 2018

Views - 67 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:03

Reinstating its commitment to excellence, LAUGFS Gas (Bangladesh) Ltd., one of the largest LPG downstream distributors in Bangladesh, clinched the prestigious Gold Award under the ‘Sri Lankan Industry in SAARC Countries’ Category at the CNCI Achi

Thambapanni Abimani Entrepreneurs Award Ceremony 2018

Views - 37 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:02

Puttalam District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agri Business (PDCCIA) was setup in the year 2007. With a strong membership of over 300 members from the district, they represent entrepreneurs in the district who bring the business issues within t

Teejay shines at CNCI Achiever Awards 2018

Views - 57 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:02

Teejay Lanka PLC, Sri Lanka’s only multinational textile mill and the region’s largest textile manufacturer, recently won a Top 10 Achiever Award and the Silver award in its category, at the CNCI Achiever Awards presented by the Ceylon National C

SLAB, UNIDO host workshop on personnel certification standards

Views - 23 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB), the national accreditation authority of Sri Lanka, together with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), hosted a two-day awareness workshop on ‘The Role of Accredited

FACETS 2018 to attract several foreign delegations

Views - 31 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka as well as the premier platform which showcases it, the FACETS Gem and Jewellery Exhibition, has gained much international acclaim and recognition. This has been proven by the confirmation of several intern

Top global executive to deliver keynote at 2018 Sri Lanka Economic Summit

Views - 76 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

50 top expert speakers and panellists are lined up to speak at Sri Lanka’s foremost economic event – Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2018. This is the 18th consecutive year that the summit is being organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, ma

De Lanerolle brothers to take stage at Fireside Chat

Views - 108 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:13

The De Lanerolle brothers, who are currently performing in Australia, will take the stage at the event organised by the international Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018 sold out

Views - 124 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:13

On 28 and 29 August, over 500 delegates encompassing chief executives, CFOs, directors and senior managers in the country will be in attendance for the Summit held under the theme ‘From Insight to Impact – Unlocking opportunities’.

Wijaya Products shines at CNCI Achiever Awards 2018

Views - 54 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:11

Wijaya Products collected yet another laurel at the recently concluded CNCI Achiever Awards 2018 winning Gold in the Extra Large Scale Manufacturing sector and was recognised among the Top 10 Achievers for the fifth consecutive year.

Scan Products recognises achievers of the year

Views - 27 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:10

The FMCG arm of C.W. Mackie PLC, Scan Products Division successfully completed their Annual Sales Conference 2018, which was recently held at Club Palm Bay Hotel, Marawila. The residential sales conference

Magistrate enlarges surety of Idris Shabbir over credit card use

Views - 48 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:06

The Fort Magistrate enlarged suspect Idris Shabbir on surety of Rs. 300,000 and impounded his passport.Dr. Asger Shabbir Gulamhusein made a complaint to the Colombo Fraud Investigation Bureau (CFIB) against suspect Idris Shabbir on an issue arising f

STAX presents research on investment and FTA potential at SL-Singapore Business Council AGM

Views - 94 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:06

To raise awareness on current and future investment potential in Sri Lanka, leading management consulting firm STAX delivered a presentation on the SL-SG FTA and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) dynamics and opportunities, at the recently concluded An

CEB recovers Rs. 118 million through fines

Views - 31 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:05

The Ceylon Electricity Board earned Rs. 118 million through fines imposed on the illegal usage of electricity from its grid network during 2017 alone, Power and Renewable Energy Spokesperson Sulakshana Jayawardana told Daily FT.

SL-S’pore FTA comes under fresh spotlight in Parliament

Views - 43 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:05

UPFA Joint Opposition MPs, disagreeing to let go of the Free Trade Agreement signed between Sri Lanka and Singapore, were on Friday seen asking for Sinhala and Tamil translations of the agreement in Parliament soon after the House commenced.

‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ loans to 283 entrepreneurs in Polonnaruwa

Views - 29 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:04

Under the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ Program operated by the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, loans were granted to 283 entrepreneurs in Polonnaruwa.

Foreign Minister off to Malaysia on working visit

Views - 20 Monday, 27 August 2018 01:03

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana will undertake a Working Visit to Malaysia on Monday, 27 August 2018, Malaysia Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

Singapore Agreement: Myths and Reality

Views - 445 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

The world around us is moving forward with regional and bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) as the multilateral trade liberalisation process led by the WTO has come to a standstill.

Inflation up 3.4% in July

Views - 53 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

Headline Inflation, as measured by the change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100), which is compiled by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS),increased to 3.4% in July 2018 from 2.5% in June 2018, on year-on-year basis, main

Eskimo Fashion Knitwear clinches 3 Gold, 1 Bronze at National Convention on Quality and Productivity

Views - 58 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Eskimo Fashion Knitwear, one of the leading garment manufacturers of Sri Lanka, was able to clinch three Gold awards

IDB participates in International Manufacturing Exhibition

Views - 25 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

The Industrial Development Board (IDB) participated in the International Manufacturing Exhibition recently held at the Colombo

Tradefirst demonstrates Leister products at Complast Exhibition

Views - 48 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Swiss-made Leister hot-air guns and industrial plastic welding machines were displayed at the Complast International

Three Sinha receives Gold Award at CNCI Achievers Award 2018

Views - 15 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Three Sinha Group of Companies, an organisation that constantly strives to break new barriers in the roller door industry

Expert committee to review Singapore – Sri Lanka FTA calls for public opinions

Views - 63 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

The expert committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to study the Singapore – Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement has decided to gather views from organisations and the public.

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Laurels of ‘Living Together’: Refreshing reflections

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about

The fate of the rupee: Central Bank is caught with ‘Devil’s Alternative’

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Not all are losing when the rupee depreciates The recent depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar in the market has apparently driven the entire nation to a panic mode. While it had been a field day for the media and opposition law makers, the

Southbound rupee and northbound CoL

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Sri Lankan Rupee hit a record low of 170 per $ last week, and the Minister of Finance warns of further depreciation. This is inevitable given the chaotic state of the nation’s economy. While the rupee turns south, CoL (cost of living) has no o

In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

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