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Saman Kelegama: Even the blood running through his veins is oriented to economics

Comments / Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:10

The bearded economist who saw shortcomings of Sri Lanka’s liberalisation move My association with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of...


ICC cricketing lessons for Sri Lankan economy

Comments / Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

     It has been proven over time how sports strategies can be used by many other disciplines. An eagerly anticipate...


A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

Comments / Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:00

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of p...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

Comments / Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:00

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth ...


Caste brought to the fore in Indian presidential election

Comments / Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:00

For the first time in the history of Indian presidential elections, caste has been brought to the fore in the run up to the 17 July presidential po...


On which “beast’s” back does the burden of governance (not) rest?

Comments / Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

I was very hopeful when circumstances necessitated a national government of sorts in a hazy summer concatenation now long forgotten. At the time, w...


Yes or no to Paris Accord; let us reassess climate change

Comments / Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I attended an international conference titled ‘Climate Change: Facing the challenge beyond COP...


Education allocations must target youth unemployment

Comments / Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

There is now a commitment to increase the number of students entering universities by 2020 and also to allocate more funds for vocational training....


Our tryst with mosquitoes!

Comments / Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:10

This small specie – small in size but quite big in impact – is creating havoc among us these days. The Government has a serious emergen...


Crisis and foresight analysis

Comments / Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:08

The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings with the promise of further human advancement. And yet, while humanity should be aspiring for a...


The issue is incitement

Comments / Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  The entire discussion or debate about the BBS, Gnanasara Thero and extremism is missing something. The discussion confuses ...


Should State banks continue outside the purview of the Ministry of Finance?

Comments / Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

The controversial divorce of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) from the duties and functions falling within the Ministry of Finance and transfer...


The role of analytics in a digital business

Comments / Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

Every organisation aspires to be a ‘digital business’ even though some might not be absolutely clear as to how they can do this. The in...


Let’s be more considerate, empathetic and humane to our people

Comments / Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

By paying attention to the findings of Child Activity Survey 2016 - Sri Lanka, the country’s authorities can ensure holistic educati...


A look into the evolution of data centre storage

Comments / Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

  It has been over 60 years since IBM introduced the first disk, the IBM 350, which was the size of a large wardrobe, with a ...


SL business leaders: Focus on emotional maturity

Comments / Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

  Rough 2017 When the new Government came into power two years back, the private sector was upbeat on the future. But sadly...


Sri Lanka has no choice but to grow with giants

Comments / Monday, 19 June 2017 00:10

Sri Lanka has no choice but to adopt a development strategy that helps it to grow with giants – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   ...


National Export Strategy – A commendable effort by Govt.

Comments / Monday, 19 June 2017 00:03

Reviving a talk not walked for years Since liberalising the economy for export-led growth in 1977 by President J.R Jayawardena with many positive...


Glimpses of emerging HR Leaders: Invitation to engage and enrich

Comments / Monday, 19 June 2017 00:02

The National Human Resource Conference (NHRC) of 2017, the largest HR conference in South Asia, will begin tomorrow. Further to the discussion we h...


Ven. Gnanasara gets 5 weeks from Court of Appeal

Comments / Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:00

  On Thursday the Colombo Fort Magistrate issued an arrest warrant on BBS Chief Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero for...