The Lagoon’s Edge holiday bungalow has a unique selling point no other resort location in the island can match. Tourists can spend Rs. 15,000 to spend a luxurious night on the banks of the lagoon in which one of the world’s most ruthless terrorist leaders were killed by Sri Lankan armed forces.
Leaders should focus on various aspects of leadership depending on the macro and micro environments. Economic, social and political realities should be taken into account in selecting a leadership style for a particular environment. Sri Lanka is no exception. What type of leadership style should we consider for 2013?
Recently, newspapers reported that the Urban Development Authority was planning to construct a modern Central Bus Terminal in Colombo, adjacent to the Fort Railway Station and covering the current vegetable wholesale market premises. The Bus Terminal will offer better facilities to buses and commuters, and will include shops and other facilities.
In a completely unrelated incident, a few weeks ago, private bus services in Colombo South were brought to a standstill when bus operators protested against the issue of unfair permit for a new bus route.
Last week we saw the ‘Road Map – 2013’ being unveiled at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, where Sri Lanka is to become a 100 billion dollar economy with a growth of six per cent plus and poverty at two per cent by 2016, which sure made many of us proud of Sri Lanka.
The ‘Shape Niyaya’ and equality before the law
A newspaper quoted the President, speaking at a function of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, as follows: “I want to say something about today’s situation as well since it was mentioned earlier.
New Year festivities are almost over. Annual plans are being made and efforts are being focused to implementing them. Organisations must be reviewing their performance with regard to last year. It is an opportune time to look at employee performance evaluation.
The self-taught economist
Ron Paul, libertarian to the end and US Congressman for 23 years out of a 35 year long political career, retired from active politics end-last year at the age of 78. He tried nomination for the US Presidency thrice unsuccessfully, the last being the just-concluded Presidential election in 2012.
Container ship fleet too large to match supply demand balance
The aggregate cellular containership capacity reached 16.5 million Teu an increase of 6.6% by the end of last year (2012). This growth was below the initial predication of 8.3%. With the demand – supply imbalance for container ships, there was a surge in vessel scrapping and ship delivery deferrals with 135,000 Teu of ship orders being rolled from 2012 to 2013.
The Christmas season is a time for traditions, especially when it comes to food. These traditions which one could say are mainly of Western origin has through the years taken its own twists and turns, especially here in Sri Lanka, and more so in recent times.
A generation ago, every home developed its own particular delicacy when it came to this particular festive season. Every mother had her own formula for Christmas cake handed down to her from her mother, grandmother or great grandmother. How long the cake should be baked, what fruits went into it, how the ingredients had to be cut and even where the ingredients should be bought from were all planned according to tradition and what was done in years past.
When it comes to investing in the stock market in Sri Lanka nowadays, the chorus that has regrettably echoed has been market manipulation and State-owned funds losing billions of money by investing in the stock market.