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Ice Men – 2

Comments / Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:00

In 1969, Colombo Cold Stores, the popular supplier of dairy and other food items, marked its diamond jubilee by bringing out a short souvenir book ...


PR disasters: United Airlines to Meethotamulla 

Comments / Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:00

  In a world that is going through economic and political turmoil fuelled by inconsistent decisions coming from US President ...


Diving into the concerns of high cost of living

Comments / Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:00

    Advertisements were seen in super markets during the New Year festivals, offering discounts for rice though there wer...


Can Meethotamulla garbage mountain direct Sri Lanka towards a green country?

Comments / Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:00

The collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage mountain killed unsuspecting poor and also shocked the politicians who refused to take action fo...


Reform of exchange controls: There is a need, but do it correctly – Part I

Comments / Monday, 24 April 2017 00:01

The first Ceylonese Governor of the newly-established Central Bank N.U. Jayawardena ​ Proposal to reform exchange contro...


PIM MBA in Oman: A Sri Lankan pride

Comments / Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Muscat, ...


Potential risks and negative implications of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill

Comments / Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00

From the perspective of the Government, the following are the key components of a checklist for assessment and validation prior to the enactment of...


Meethotamulla tragedy and political garbage

Comments / Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

    The Meethotamulla tragedy has brought back the politics of garbage to every screen, newspaper and radio. Street prote...


Meethotamulla: Assigning the blame correctly

Comments / Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

At a recent panel discussion on ITN television themed ‘Mountains of garbage’ where the writer was a panellist, S.M. Marikkar, MP for Co...


Financial sector needs to be future-ready to ride the next wave

Comments / Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said many times that Sri Lanka needs a new phase of economic transformation to keep pace with the major cha...


Two years after the Central Bank bond scam, industries are bleeding to death!

Comments / Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

    It is now an openly-discussed incident that the former Central Bank Governor had misused his authority to allow a com...


Joining the greatest hunt in science – Sri Lanka with CERN

Comments / Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha and the CERN Director General Rolf-Dieter He...


Water, sanitation and hygiene: An essential ally in a superbug age

Comments / Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

How a low-cost intervention can help solve a high-cost  problem Clean, safe and well-managed water is fundamental to public health. Where ...


PPP in H’tota Port and purported economic crisis

Comments / Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

  The proposed Public Private Partnership (PPP) for the Hambantota Port is under heavy criticism in the media as means to war...


Customer is King: Does it really work in Sri Lankan markets?

Comments / Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

The expansion of world trade and the development of mass production has distanced customers from producers, and the realities of the life patterns ...


Meethotamulla and the Mother of all May Days: Avoiding mixed messages

Comments / Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:02

The Meethotamulla tragedy and on Sinhala and Tamil New Year at that, was utterly symbolic. Under the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government lives were saved ...


The Meethotamulla tragedy: The face, not failure, of development

Comments / Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:02

By Iromi Perera and Vijay Nagaraj On the afternoon of 14 April tonnes of garbage at Meethotamulla, one of the biggest dumping sites just outside ...


Why don’t we tap the charity market?

Comments / Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:01

Last Good Friday, the state of Victoria and its capital Melbourne carried out yet another successful Good Friday Appeal (GFA) funds raiser for the ...


Leaving the best laid plans to go waste

Comments / Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:01

by Nalaka Godahewa The breaking news at the dawn of New Year was about another disaster. This time it was about the collapse of the Meethotamulla...


Emerging challenges in the power sector: Unless tackled urgently, future growth is gloomy

Comments / Monday, 17 April 2017 00:10

  SLEA to analyse critical economic issues   The Sri Lanka Economic Association, abbreviated as SLEA, under ...