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STP In action: Philippines tourism

Comments / Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:04

Given the celebration of tourism week, it is interesting to study the different practices of countries in driving tourism strategy. One case study ...


Top 5 new racists in Sri Lanka

Comments / Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:02

Lankan politicians believe they deserve to be treated as royalty simply because they got the people’s vote   When asked ...


Tourism: Thailand vs. Sri Lanka

Comments / Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:01

China is a growth market for us; Thailand gets eight million tourists from China and it is still growing. We must learn from the Thai experience ...


Techno City is the first step in the right direction but there is much more to be done to attain the final goal

Comments / Monday, 26 September 2016 00:02

Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe signs on the digital drawing of the Techno City during its launch yesterday while Megapolis and Western Devel...


Collapse of Hanjin, cross border insolvency and maritime claims

Comments / Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

  The entire shipping industry witnessed the long-awaited turn in business environment with last week’s news that Hanjin Shippi...


Ten Commandments for talent developers

Comments / Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

  Talent is in high demand both locally and globally. We saw a wave of writings such as ‘Winning the War for Talent’ sprea...


People’s representatives as a workforce in power

Comments / Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01

Awake, O sleepers, the time to do some real work has come! Admit it. The headline floored you. There you were on a Friday morning ...


Rising strategic risks of cyber attacks for banking and government sector

Comments / Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01

A senior swift systems operator at a leading banking company clicked on an email attachment of his elder son scoring a six in a cricket match recen...


Why Sri Lanka needs to appoint competent ambassadors

Comments / Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01

We regularly hear politicians saying diplomacy plays a direct role in addressing the root cause of insecurity and that good diplomatic initiatives...


National Program on Toxin Free Food: Finally on the right path?

Comments / Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01

   The Government is taking a serious interest in toxin-free agriculture   Fertiliser subsidy, research find...


Insurance in agricultural value chains: Challenges and way forward

Comments / Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

One bad season has the ability to throw the smallholder away from cultivation for good. Hence smallholder farmers in countries like ours a...


Megapolis plan requires a concerted school location plan

Comments / Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:03

The doctors have opened a can of worms with their demands for super popular schools. On close examination, the popular school concept as practiced ...


A reformer rediscovered

Comments / Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:02

   Dr. Sarath Amunugama and publisher Vijitha Yapa presenting Dr. Amunugama’s book entitled ‘The Lion’s Roar&rs...


Is adequate housing limited to space?

Comments / Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

Proper housing is a fundamental need and important component of the right to an adequate standard of living. According to the UN Internati...


Sustainability now: Food waste is not an option

Comments / Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

An UNEP report mentions that 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually   The amounts of forgotten and disregarded f...


Low inflation, high interest rates and monetary policy dilemma

Comments / Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

Monetary policy The primary objective of a Central Bank is to maintain the price stability of a country; in simple terms, to manage inflation at ...


Where do we go from here?

Comments / Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:05

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon admitted that the UN failed with Sri Lanka during the final stages of the war    ...


Reconciliation and war mentality

Comments / Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:03

Major General Kamal Gunaratne at the launch of his memoir ‘Road to Nandikadal’    – Pic by Sameera Wijesinghe &...


‘Colombo International Financial City’: Money laundering hub?

Comments / Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:01

The controversial Chinese funded ‘Colombo Port City’ project has been re-christened also without public consultation as ‘Colombo ...


Sri Lanka’s bloodless revolution on 8 January: Malith Jayathilake has now spoken out

Comments / Monday, 19 September 2016 00:02

Malith Jayathilake presenting the book to President Maithripala Sirisena  Architects of 8 January revolution are speaking out...