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BPM – finance and accounting: Sri Lankan perspective

Comments / Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

Overview  BPM or Business Process Management, FAO or Finance Accounting Outsourcing, and HRO or Human Resource Outsourcing...


How has the drought affected retailers and farmers in Sri Lanka?

Comments / Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

In Sri Lanka, drought is looming into a larger issue as one-third of the population is engaged in agriculture-related activities. Accord...


Fighters with no arms, no legs

Comments / Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

    Lessons they teach all of us Life without limbs yet without limits; changing obstacles into oppor...


CTF report and the Raviraj case judgement

Comments / Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

    The Report of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms was handed over to former President Chandrika ...


Corporate Sri Lanka needs to be emotionally wealthy

Comments / Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

 Emotional maturity needs conscious training with self-evaluation        Rough 2017 Sri ...


GSP + may be restored but Sri Lanka has to act fast to harness its full benefits

Comments / Monday, 16 January 2017 00:05

A positive report by EU on Sri Lanka A report published by the European Union or EU on 11 January 2017 (available at: http://trade.ec.europa...


Communicating with confidence: Clarity over chaos

Comments / Monday, 16 January 2017 00:02

We witnessed the reactions of people at the inauguration of the Hambantota industrial zone. Even before, we saw how Hambantota port employees stage...


An insight into the new auditors’ report

Comments / Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

Gathering the storm  Before deliberating on the new auditors’ report it is important to know the sequence of events that created the n...


Labour shortage in key sectors will hold Sri Lanka back

Comments / Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

The Daily FT Cover Story on Tuesday highlighted the 10 most important things to look for whether a country is rising or falling, quoting Ruchir Sha...


Yahapalanaya in 2017: To be or not to be?

Comments / Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

  The Yahapalanaya Government faces existential questions as it steps into its third year in office Every year on 8 Jan...


Yahapalanaya and investment

Comments / Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

There was a new dawn with the new President’s election. The sky lit up beautifully, with the aura of Yahapalanaya. A great dawn does not guar...


‘Humbugstota’ and more humbling happenings: Moral fable sans morale

Comments / Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

The sun rises in the south. While Colombo sleeps peacefully and the rest of Sri Lanka slumbers fitfully. Many times before, the first stirrings of ...


The farce that is Yahapalanaya: Two years on and failing

Comments / Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will do well to remember the deceit of Madame Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaranatunga in April 2004. The current ...


Super minister, Development Bill and the second economic revolution

Comments / Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

Those who oppose this Bill, provincial councils and the parties which govern those provincial councils, should keep in mind that they do not have a...


Conceptualise, strategise and rationalise ministerial portfolios consistent with a defined vision for Sri Lanka

Comments / Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

An essential forerunner to an effective transport system is a futuristic policy plan; the lack of one is quite evident in Sri Lanka Another...


Hidden parasite!

Comments / Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

By Lasintha Ferdinando  This article was the result of preparing for a few public engagements which led the writer to research into some are...


Folk tales and fairy tales

Comments / Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

Something abnormal has happened with the reorientation exercise of the national airline     Anniversarie...


What happened to the most powerful brand in 2016?

Comments / Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

    In my view one of the most talked about events of 2016 was the US Presidential Elections. The market share of the two...


3 solutions to the Wilpattu crisis

Comments / Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

    The Wilpattu crisis is a perfect example of how governments are directly responsible for (instead of solving, but) ca...


When a Governor speaks like a Governor.....

Comments / Monday, 9 January 2017 00:59

Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy When a Governor speaks frankly, the market responds positively When a Governor o...