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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

Comments / Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling th...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

Comments / Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension...


Implications for democracy?

Comments / Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enem...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

Comments / Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community...


Lessons from the war with LTTE after 8 years: Implications for the Government

Comments / Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00

 War and business have many similarities. The issue is to have marketing-oriented policies     On 19 May we ...


Can new Cabinet tackle ‘deep-rooted structural issues’ in the economy?

Comments / Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00

     By Jayampathy Molligoda Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy at a recent media briefing has announ...


One Belt One Road Initiative: When Donald Trump closes up, Xi Jinping plans to open up

Comments / Monday, 22 May 2017 00:07

Chinese President Xi Jinping together with Heads of Governments including Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe pose for a...


A Cabinet reshuffle must be done with a clear purpose

Comments / Monday, 22 May 2017 00:02

The President and Prime Minister must make changes in the best interests of the country  By Dinesh Weerakkody Events, as they say in...


Leadership leap for competencies over connections

Comments / Monday, 22 May 2017 00:01

The nation is awaiting a delayed cabinet reshuffle. The expectations are high that there will be better delivery in terms of ensuring an i...


America’s wrong message to democracies around the world

Comments / Monday, 22 May 2017 00:01

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud presents US President Donald Trump with the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal as fi...


Some street-wise sore truths from the Gypsies’ Sunil: ‘I don’t know why!’

Comments / Monday, 22 May 2017 00:00

By Shyamon Jayasinghe Sri Lanka needs a broad consensus for its direction in social and political transformation. A realistic and healthy consens...


Roots of anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar

Comments / Saturday, 20 May 2017 00:00

    If Myanmar is known throughout the world today, it is not for the fabled “Burma” rice and teak, or its or...


Another blatant attack

Comments / Saturday, 20 May 2017 00:00

  Another attack, another blatant act of vandalism on a place of worship. Such attacks getting pretty regular and normal in S...


Understanding Tamil diaspora and their involvement in developing the north

Comments / Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Diaspora is defined as the dispersion of people from their traditional homelands. There could be over 1.2 million Sri Lankan Tamils living in vario...


Time for civil society to act on the solid waste disposal problem

Comments / Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Sometimes there are events which compel you to take action. The tragedy of Meethotamulla is one such. In spite of all the available knowledge on so...


Sri Lanka’s debt situation: Getting better or what?

Comments / Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

The external financing situation for Sri Lanka is certainly a big worry for both the Government and the private sector. This is largely due to mons...


Financial literacy in Sri Lanka, its impact on personal finance and national economy

Comments / Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

  Like any other festive season, during this year’s ‘Avurudu’ season commercial banks and credit card compa...


Consciousness in corporate corridors

Comments / Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

“To lead, you need to sense, see and capture what’s beyond others’ reach… To be empowered with this belief, this visib...


Investments and our Public Service

Comments / Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:02

About 1,600 miles to the East of Colombo is a small island called Singapore. In size, it is only about 720 sq. kms. (Sri Lanka is 65,000). Its popu...


Whither Sri Lanka tourism?

Comments / Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:01

By C.R. de Silva Since the annual conference of the Pacific Area Tourism Association (PATA) will take place in Negombo during 18-21 May, bringing...