Business

Ceylon quartz recognised as highest value addition exporter in mineral sector by GSMB

Views - 49 Monday, 9 September 2019 00:00

Ceylon Quartz Industries, an affiliate company of the Bartleet Group, shined at the Bhu Abhimani, Haritha Harasara Pranama Ulela 2019 organised by the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) receiving the coveted award of the Best Value Addition Ef


SL High Commission, London conducts economic outreach program targeting British-Sri Lankan community

Views - 30 Monday, 9 September 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London organised a roundtable presentation followed by a networking lunch on ‘Investment and Trade Opportunities in Sri Lanka’ for the British-Sri Lankan business community, on Monday 2 September, at the Holiday I


MODSIT, USAID conduct dialogue on trade for Kandy entrepreneurs

Views - 42 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:10

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT) together with the USAID-SAIL project hosted a Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on Global Trade for businessman in the Kandy District on 23 August at Hotel Suisse in Kandy. The even


Towards sustainable business 2030

Views - 47 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:01

This year CMA Sri Lanka will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with the inauguration of the Conference Technical Sessions which will be on 10 September. The theme of the conference is ‘Sustainability Development Goals Agenda 2030 – The Role of


Achieving sustainable economic growth

Views - 54 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:00

The third session at the CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2019 and Commonwealth Accountants Conference on 9 and 10 September will be a Breakout Panel Discussion consisting of four concurrent sessions. This Breakout session 3(d) will be o


Politicians must discard biz interests when elected to P’ment: Eran

Views - 52 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne this week said politicians must discard their businesses interests when they take up public office as this engenders conflicts of interest that impact on the independence of the public


Sustainable packaging for a circular economy at Lankapak 2019

Views - 52 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Industry giants converge at the BMICH to showcase innovative and cutting-edge technologies, set to transform the Packaging, Processing, Printing and Plastic industries of the future. With the industry’s leading players embracing the 21st edition of


Shermal appointed as COO of CIC Holdings

Views - 150 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Shermal Fernando was appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CIC Holdings PLC with effect from 1 September. First appointed to the Board of Directors of CIC Holdings PLC in November 2005, Shermal held the position of Group Finance Director/Com


Colombo YMBA to address biz community tomorrow

Views - 46 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:47

The Colombo YMBA, the premier and the largest Buddhist institution in the country, will address the business community on 6 September at 5 p.m. at the BMICH on ‘The Current Situation in the Country and the Way Forward’. Colombo YMBA started the


YPO appoints office bearers at AGM

Views - 359 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:47

The Young Professionals Organisation (YPO) affiliated with the United National Party, held the Annual General Meeting on 28 August at Temple Trees, Colombo, in the presence of Chairman MP Harshana Rajakaruna. The YPO is one of the most active affilia


New e-commerce reforms set to boost SMEs

Views - 222 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:45

By Madushka Balasuriya  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be the biggest beneficiaries if the Sri Lankan Government’s proposed reforms of its e-commerce infrastructure prove successful, a Government official claimed on Tuesday. “We


Financial Intelligence Unit enters into MoUs with CMA and NGJA

Views - 38 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:39

In terms of the provisions of the Financial Transactions Reporting Act, No. 6 of 2006 (FTRA), the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Sri Lanka entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Condominium Management Authority (CMA) and National G


Industry innovation and infrastructure

Views - 57 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:36

The third session of the CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2019 and Commonwealth Accountants Conference on 9 and 10 September will be a Breakout Panel Discussion consisting of four concurrent sessions. This Breakout session 3(c) will be o


Sunil Wijesinha keynote speaker at Productivity and Quality Confab

Views - 31 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:35

‘Productivity and Quality through Japanese Habits and Techniques’ will be the title of Sunil G. Wijesinha’s keynote speech at the closing ceremony of the National Convention on Quality and Productivity 2019 to be held on 6 September at the Nelu


Daraz launches online corporate and bulk purchasing

Views - 107 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Having made its mark in online retail, Daraz recently ventured into providing corporate and bulk purchasing for businesses with the launch of Daraz Corporate. The latest addition enables enterprises to call for quotations through Daraz for any of the


Sri Lanka-China Business Council holds 18th AGM

Views - 111 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

The 18th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCHBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held recently at Taj Samudra Colombo. Embassy of People’s Republic of China Commercial Counsellor Yang Zuoyuan was the Chief Gues


EDB successfully conducts 20th Exporters’ Forum

Views - 59 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) successfully conducted the 20th Exporters’ Forum on 3 September, at the EDB Auditorium under the patronage of Deputy Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Nalin Bandara. The forum took u


Harnessing SL’s human capital, creating jobs and scientific research for sustainable development

Views - 140 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

This year CMA Sri Lanka will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with the CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2019 and Commonwealth Accountants Conference on 9 and 10 September. The inauguration of the Conference Technical Sessions will be


Gender equality and empowering women

Views - 44 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

The third session at the CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2019 and Commonwealth Accountants Conference on 9 and 10 September will be a four Breakout Panel Discussion conducted concurrently. This Breakout session 3(b) will be on ‘Gender


Sri Lanka rural youth create start-up successes and nail blue-chip projects

Views - 47 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Having dared to break into entrepreneurship despite graduating with a Sri Lankan university degree, 73 Lankan youth clinched financial grants from Sri Lanka’s National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) in a celebration of their start-up succe


ISMM’s workshop on ‘Building a Resilient Supply Chain’ a success

Views - 29 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

The Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM), the pioneer in supply chain education and training in Sri Lanka, incorporated by an Act of Parliament, organised a workshop titled ‘Building a Resilient Supply Chain,’ taking into considera


JASTECA to conduct awareness seminar on KAIZEN and 5S

Views - 52 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:46

Two of the most popular Japanese management techniques – KAIZEN and 5S – will be the focus of a full-day awareness seminar to be conducted by the Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) on 27 September. The seminar will be co


National honours for Dilmah Founder

Views - 101 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:46

Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando was bestowed with the ‘Deshamanya’ title at the recent National Honours Ceremony presided by President Maithripala Sirisena. The ‘Deshamanya’ (Pride of the Nation) title is one of Sri Lanka’s top 2 nationa


Connecting the dots in Sri Lanka’s economic development journey

Views - 64 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:35

In July 2019, Sri Lanka climbed up on the GNI per capita indicator formulated each year by the World Bank to become an Upper-Middle Income country. While this is a reflection of the development seen over the last decade, the country will have to avoi


Tos Lanka wins Recognition Award

Views - 30 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:34

Tos Lanka won a Recognition Award at the National Quality Awards ceremony recently. Pictured is Head of Quality and Process Engineering Surendra Muthukude with Management Executive ICT and ERP Systems Kanishka Prabhath receiving the award from Dr. As


Development of four inland fishing villages begins

Views - 51 Monday, 2 September 2019 01:33

State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi this weekend inaugurated the development activities of four inland fishery villages under the “Diyawara Aruna with Tank and Village” rural fisheries village developm


Atlas Axillia wins National Quality Award 2018

Views - 78 Monday, 2 September 2019 01:33

Atlas Axillia has won the coveted ‘National Quality Award 2018’ for large scale manufacturing, which is the highest quality award in Sri Lanka, awarded by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI). The award was received on behalf of Atlas Axillia


CMA Conference Inaugural Technical Sessions on 10 Sept.

Views - 51 Monday, 2 September 2019 01:19

This year CMA Sri Lanka will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with the CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2019 and Commonwealth Accountants Conference on 9 and 10 September. The inauguration of the Conference Technical Sessions will be


BoC, Cargills, Ceylinco Life Insurance, Lanka IOC, OTR Wheel Engineering Lanka the Silver Sponsors

Views - 29 Monday, 2 September 2019 01:17

Bank of Ceylon, Cargills PLC, Ceylinco Life Insurance Ltd., Lanka IOC PLC and OTR Wheel Engineering Lanka joined hands with CMA – Sri Lanka as Silver Sponsors for the CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2019 and Commonwealth Accountants C


Workshops for entrepreneurs

Views - 45 Monday, 2 September 2019 01:15

In accordance with the Vision 2025 Policy document put forward by the Government, the Enterprise Sri Lanka Programme was launched by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera with the aim of creating 100,000 entrepreneurs by 2025. The program has so far a


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Industry 4.0, disruptive technology and MAS Matrix: An example for way forward in Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

Technology has always been disruptive. When a new technology is introduced, it changes the way the humankind lives, behaves, earns, interacts and communicates. Some 10,000 years ago, when agriculture and animal breeding were domesticated through the


Radically reinvented reality: Relevance to Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

I am delighted to be involved in the National HR Conference 2019, the largest HR event in South Asia. This time it is on the theme ‘Radically Reinvented Reality’. We need to take another look at the way we act institutionally and nationally, in u


Boeing in MAX-imum trouble

Monday, 16 September 2019

Boeing, America’s mighty aircraft manufacturer, is in deep trouble. The controversy surrounding the best-selling 737 MAX has refused to go away. The Federal Aviation Administration, the US aviation regulator, has spent over 110,000 hours addressing


Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Viyathmaga: Vision with an authoritarian zeal!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has unveiled his national strategy or vision as a presidential candidate with an authoritarian zeal. This is clear from his Viyathmaga speech. He should be commended however for his fairly clear expression of views and objectives.


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