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Building capacity at board level in the financial sector should be a top priority

Comments / Friday, 1 July 2016 00:15

Given the governance issues in the NBFIs, the regulator’s initiative to assist commercial banks and NBFIs to achieve the highest standards of...


Political ideology vs. economic reality

Comments / Friday, 1 July 2016 00:10

Very soon it will be tennis at Wimbledon. We will be watching the scintillating long rallies. The ball whizzing back and forth from one side to the...


Brexit and the impact on the Sri Lankan economy

Comments / Friday, 1 July 2016 00:00

Background The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, known within the United Kingdom as the EU referendum was held on ...


The National List: A system in need of reform

Comments / Friday, 1 July 2016 00:00

The original purpose of the National List was to ensure that Sri Lankan Parliament saw the appointment of educated men and women with professional ...


BBS threatens an Aluthgama repeat

Comments / Friday, 1 July 2016 00:00

The threat of repeating Aluthgama is tantamount to admission of responsibility for the pogrom of Aluthgama on 15 June in 2014 I h...


“Prime Minister is after me”: Mahindananda

Comments / Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:10

“The Prime Minister is after me,” claims Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage. The former Sports Minister says Premier Wickremesing...


BBS’ threat of an Aluthgama repeat

Comments / Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:00

The threat of repeating Aluthgama is tantamount to admission of responsibility for the pogrom of Aluthgama on 15 June in 2014 &nbs...


A closer look at the paddy value chain

Comments / Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:00

Except for a very few farmers in the country, the majority of paddy farmers are small-scale  operators    ...


Brexit success and the response of universities

Comments / Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:10

 W.A. Wijewardena in his Daily FT column on 27 June questions whether the UK Universities and the research sector is the biggest casualty in t...


Brexit worsens external economic environment for Sri Lanka

Comments / Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

  The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) following the referendum of Brexit – abbreviation of British exit &ndas...


The two trillion dollar earthquake! What next?

Comments / Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

Friday 24 June saw the global markets rumbling and initially seeing two trillion dollars wiped off within hours as a result of the Brexit news sent...


Soft exit strategy for silent old guard, while our young republican watchdogs bay for blood

Comments / Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

  The silent treatment   It’s the clever young man who writes a column for another newspaper who made me re...


Brexit and Sri Lanka exports

Comments / Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

With the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, it is likely to gain benefits and bear losses as well in social, political and economic sectors...


The importance of building brand Sri Lanka

Comments / Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:02

BREXIT costs $ 2.1 trillion SL exports to UK, $ 1 billion When Britain went to vote on the referendum, little did the world...


Sri Lankan marketers need the service of anthropologists

Comments / Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:01

A few years ago, a leading mobile service operator in Sri Lanka had a problem when a new package was introduced by another mobile service operator ...


Brexit: Are the UK Universities and the research sector the biggest casualty?

Comments / Monday, 27 June 2016 00:10

Ryan Randall plays the bagpipes outside a polling station in Edinburgh, Scotland, in this Reuters picture. Brexit was fought on emotional ...


Hyundai strikes back with mega ship orders

Comments / Monday, 27 June 2016 00:05

Hyundai strikes back with mega ship orders Hyundai Merchant Marine said it had reached an agreement with ship-owners to secure lower charter...


Will we learn from Brexit?

Comments / Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

Consequent to Brexit, $ 2 trillion was wiped off stock markets. Where did it ‘evaporate’ to? Did this money ever exist in the first pla...


Transforming next-gen leaders

Comments / Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

  It is evident that conventional leadership development practices are no longer adequate. Organisations globally need to inc...


“Thondaman is a threat to my life”: Digambaran

Comments / Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

“Arumugam Thondaman objected to the former President offering me a ministerial portfolio. Now that we are in power, I will not allow him beco...