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Handagama’s latest indictment: Fantasising educated middle class should wake up from their dreams

Comments / Monday, 30 May 2016 00:10

   A film director famous for indicting others Asoka Handagama, an award-winning film director of international repute, has bee...


Container fleet growth slows to lowest level

Comments / Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Container fleet growth slows to lowest level The lowest fleet growth on record will not stop the containership fleet breaking through the 20 mill...


Research for Transport and Logistics Industry: Linking the TLI and Research

Comments / Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Logistics and transport are considered two sides of a coin. Without effective transportation systems, logistics could not deliver its advantages in...


An ‘affair’ of the mind between a nubile undergrad and her ageing professor

Comments / Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:36

Asoka Handagama Asoka Handagama’s latest film ‘Let Her Cry’ is currently being shown in theatres on a limited run from 13...


Political violence and (this time) the Chief Minister!

Comments / Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed    By Hilmy Ahamed Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed’s outburst is not acceptabl...


Noah’s Albatross and Postdiluvian Politics

Comments / Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

 APRÈS MOI, LE DÉLUGE! In the aftermath of the Great Flood of 2016, if Sri Lanka is to Build Back Better, the political leadersh...


The promise of Yahapalanaya should not get washed away

Comments / Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

 President Maithripala Sirisena presenting his campaign manifesto to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe where the first-order of priority was...


‘Something is rotten’

Comments / Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:10

The appointment of ex-TRC Director General Anusha Palpitato high bureaucratic office in the Home Affairs Ministry and tolerance of senior officials...


Perfections and imperfections of a hub aspirant

Comments / Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

The United Arab Emirates had almost unlimited capital, but very little of everything else. How they obtained the other necessary resources...


Believe Me I am Genuine: Economics of Trust

Comments / Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

Introduction The world is moving towards consumption of healthy foods. Growing concerns over non-communicable diseases such as diabetics, high bl...


Women’s importance to Sri Lanka’s economic prosperity

Comments / Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

 Women’s contribution to the Sri Lankan economy is remarkable as major foreign exchange earning sectors comprise a larger proportion of...


“Govt. will compensate every person affected by floods and landslides”: Anura Yapa

Comments / Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

“We have money; we will pay each and every person affected by floods and landslides,” assured Minister of Disaster Management Anura Pri...


Is a degree worth the cost?

Comments / Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

If a family can afford to pay, higher education is worth the cost. However, when tax revenues are spent or  students borrow to atte...


Coming out of the economic crisis: Time is running out for Sri Lanka

Comments / Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:10

For Sri Lanka to attain its goal, it is of utmost importance to consolidate the budget which has gone out of control due to falling revenue and soa...


Authentic leaders: Are they here?

Comments / Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:06

Perhaps the natural disaster we are currently facing could be a wakeup call for managers and administrators at all levels alike to think a...


Decision to decide against the tea hub

Comments / Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:01

The tea plant was brought into the country by the British in 1824 for non-commercial purposes and later developed to be a key export commodity out ...


Disaster risk reduction, empathy and message design

Comments / Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:49

On 14 May I retweeted a satellite image of a weather system over Sri Lanka.  The tweet said “WEATHER ALERT - Severe rain over #LK will ...


Why Sri Lanka needs a national vision and strategy for labour

Comments / Friday, 20 May 2016 00:10

Recently, at a FT-Colombo University forum it was noted that Sri Lanka very badly needs a national vision for labour, backed by funding, realistic ...


Taxes needed for a country to provide basic necessities: Harin Fernando

Comments / Friday, 20 May 2016 00:07

The recent tax hike on telephone charges should have been imposed on usage, Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernand...


The Gathering: Worth Rs. 1.2 billion?

Comments / Friday, 20 May 2016 00:06

     Intro:Srilal Miththapala, a passionate wild life enthusiast, untiring advocate of conservation of wild elephant...