Pathfinder Foundation, Shanghai Institute partner to boost potential of Sri Lanka’s strategic locati

Views - 37 Monday, 11 September 2017 01:32

While discussing the ways and means of achieving sustainable development, invigorated by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China involving 65 countries, the Pathfinder Foundation (PF) and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) durin

Prasad appointed to Hayleys Fibre board

Views - 77 Monday, 11 September 2017 01:30

Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the board of Hayleys Fibre Plc.

Eran to speak at Ceylon Chamber seminar on new Inland Revenue Act today

Views - 23 Monday, 11 September 2017 01:24

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on the newly-passed Inland Revenue Act today at its auditorium at 2.00 p.m. with State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne attending as the keynote speaker.

Sri Lanka-Pakistan urged to strengthen trade and investment with delegation from Lahore Chamber of

Views - 15 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Pakistan Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted recently a delegation from the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

SLRBC bids farewell to Alexander Karchava, Ambassador of Russian Federation and Patron of Sri Lanka

Views - 12 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

A farewell dinner was organised by the Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recently at the Colombo Swimming Club. The event was organised to bid farewell to Alexander Karchava and in recognition of the tremendous s

13th AGM of Sri Lanka-France Business Council

Views - 23 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

The 13th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-France Business Council (SLFBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held recently. Ambassador for France in Sri Lanka and Maldives Jean-Marin SCHUH graciously hosted the event at his official residen

Bangladesh calls for 2018 FTA with Sri Lanka

Views - 13 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

With Sri Lanka-Bangladesh trade continuing its steady climb, a top Bangladeshi Minister recently issued a call for a free trade agreement with Sri Lanka to be drafted as early as next year, as yet another Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Working Group on Trade i

‘Setting the tone in a changing landscape’

Views - 16 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) conducted a CPD seminar on ‘Setting the Tone in a Changing Landscape’ on Monday, 21 August from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the CMA Auditorium. The objective of this seminar was to d

Isura Sirisena launches Sri Lanka’s first-ever portal for free corporate secretarial advice:

Views - 31 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Internationally acclaimed Chartered Corporate Secretary Isura Sirisena recently launched Sri Lanka’s first-ever online portal for free corporate secretarial advice. The website is targeted not only at company secretaries but

Kirklees Estate sets all time record price for tea

Views - 12 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

At the Colombo Tea Auction of 6 September, Kirklees Estate had the proud distinction of establishing an all time record price of Rs. 700 for a Dust No-1 Grade in the Uda Pussellawa category. This line of tea was purchased by M/s. Watawala Tea Ceylon

Three Sinha Group of Companies receives CNCI Silver Award

Views - 13 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Three Sinha Group of Companies Managing Director Manjula Ariyakumara received the Silver Award in Large Category – Manufacturing Sector (National Level) at the CNCI Achiever Awards 2017 organised by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI).

STAX presents investment possibilities in Sri Lanka to Singapore Water Association

Views - 22 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

STAX Inc., a global strategy consulting firm, has been working in collaboration with International Enterprise Singapore (IE) for over two years to inform Singaporean companies and investors on investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. IE is a statutory

Sustainability a key driver of corporate success: Eardley Perera

Views - 11 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Sustainability is a key driver of corporate success and no longer a buzz word, says Eardley Perera, Chairman of the Panel of Evaluators of the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017.

Sri Lanka Retail Forum to discuss ‘Changing Dynamics of the New Consumer’

Views - 20 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2017, to be held on 13 September, will take up the theme of changing consumer trends across the globe, where ‘conscious consumers’ have started to focus on environmental, social and health and well-being issues, before they

EDB renews partnership with PUM Netherlands under LOU to assist export oriented SME enterprises

Views - 17 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The EDB entered into a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts with a view to supporting particularly export oriented Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by obtaining services of PUM experts from mainly Europe in the are

Teejay fetes high-flying employees at grand Achievers’ Awards

Views - 42 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

Exceptional employees of the Teejay Group have been recognised and rewarded for performance, innovation and also for long service at a grand celebration of people and their contributions to Sri Lanka’s world-class knit fabric solutions provider, on

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson to address CIM SL CEOs Breakfast Forum

Views - 26 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Sri Lanka will be hosting its third CIM CEOs Breakfast Forum for this year on 13 September at the Union Ballroom, Hilton Colombo Residences from 7:30 a.m. onwards.

Malith Mendis appointed Country Representative of Institution of Civil Engineers UK

Views - 45 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Chartered Engineer Malith Mendis has been appointed Country Representative of the Institution of Civil Engineers UK.

Central Industries clinches ‘Top Ten Award’ and ‘Merit Award’ at CNCI Industrial Excellence 2017

Views - 15 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Central Industries PLC won the ‘CNCI Top Ten Awards’ (Extra-large category Manufacturing) 2017, which is presented annually by CNCI for Industry and Services Excellence. Central Industries PLC is the producer of Sri Lanka’s foremost water-pipe

CEMS-GLOBAL’s international exhibitions for textile and garment sector, logistic sector and home tex

Views - 5 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

CEMS-Global USA, multinational exhibition organiser which launched its operations in Sri Lanka in year ‘2009’ as ‘CEMS Lanka’ will present once again three comprehensive international exhibitions focused to the textile and garment sector (yar

Mobitel organises MedHack

Views - 25 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

MedHack is Sri Lanka’s first ever hackathon for the health sector organised by Mobitel, the national mobile service provider of Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine and the ICT Agency of Sri Lan

NEM Construction opts for Tata PRIMA Tippers

Views - 39 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

Four Tata PRIMA 2528.K Scoop Type Tippers were handed over to NEM Construction Ltd. The Tata PRIMA Scoop Tippers were handed over by Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC Chairman and Managing Director Ranjith Pandithage to NEM Construction Ltd. Chairman/Ma

SAW Engineering emerges victorious at CNCI Achiever Awards

Views - 16 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

With over a decade of proven, evolving experiences and innovation both locally and internationally in the engineering sector having won many prestigious accolades and titles, SAW Engineering yet again clinched the National Gold Award in the Extra-Lar

Swisstek appoints two new directors to board

Views - 39 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Swisstek (Ceylon) Plc has announced the appointment of two new directors to its board. K. Don Gamini Gunaratne has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director and Anthony Shirley Mahendra has been made a Non-Executive Director.

Rajiv Meewakkala joins Lion Brewery, Ceylon Beverages boards

Views - 51 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Rajiv Herath Meewakkala has joined the boards of Ceylon Beverage Holdings Plc and Lion Brewery (Ceylon) Plc as a Non-Executive Independent Director.

CIMA Business Leaders Summit on 11 September

Views - 24 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

The annual flagship C-suite event of CIMA Sri Lanka, the Business Leaders Summit titled ‘What’s Next: The changing business landscape’ will be held on 11 September. Ranil Wickremesinghe will be in attendance as the Chief Guest during the keynot

New book on National Economic Development by Lloyd Yapa

Views - 14 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Economist Lloyd F. Yapa has released a new book focusing on national economic development titled ‘Export Competitiveness and Alleviation of Poverty in South Asia with special reference to Sri Lanka’. In his foreword Emeritus Professor of Economi

EDB promotes SME jewellery manufacturers under 2000 Exporter Development Program initiative

Views - 27 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

EDB has initiated a number of programs focusing on SMEs especially in the provinces to develop identified entrepreneurs to become exporters ready under the 2000 Exporters Development program.

H One RES.Q to drastically cut wastage in apparel sector

Views - 35 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading enterprise solution provider H One last week launched RES.Q | QMS, a quality management solution tailor made to minimise defects in apparel manufacturing.

Navesta Pharmaceuticals opens Sri Lanka’s first sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Horana

Views - 288 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Navesta Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has set the benchmark for the local pharmaceutical manufacturing sector by opening the country’s first sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Horana.

Today's Columnists

Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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