Entrepreneurship

‘Future Build’: Turning an invention into a business success

Views - 10216 Wednesday, 5 March 2014 00:00

Lankan Angel Network and Sri Lanka Inventors Commission and the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology jointly host workshop for inventors Want to know what it really takes to turn an invention into a successful business? Get clued in as the pio


Brandix unleashes innovators in search for disruptive genius

Views - 5888 Wednesday, 5 March 2014 00:00

Launches ‘Disrupt Unlimited’ – a $ 1 m seed accelerator to find game-changing solutions for apparel, textile and accessories industries The Brandix Group has committed up to US$ 1 million over three years on a new venture that is intended


NDB Principal Sponsor of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2014

Views - 1964 Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:01

NDB is the Principal Sponsor of the prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) scheduled to be held on 23 February. Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental organisation for entrepreneurship based in Kuala Lumpur, is the owner and organiser


The winners

Views - 5730 Monday, 23 December 2013 01:03

Under the Open Competition category, N.G. Manjula Nishantha – Managing Director of Malindu Dairies Ltd., Angunukolapelessa, G.B. Nimal Premathilaka – Managing Director of Hambantota Ruhunu Bakers Ltd., Hambantota, D.K. Ganegamage – Managing Dir


HDCC holds 20th AGM

Views - 1932 Monday, 23 December 2013 01:03

HDCC held its 20th Annual General Meeting on 30 November and Sudantha Akmeemana, Managing Director, Thima Jewelers was elected as the President of HDCC for the year 2013/2014. The chamber said 25 others were elected to the Board of Directors and amon


HDCC spotlight on Hambantota’s best entrepreneurs

Views - 1616 Monday, 23 December 2013 01:02

The ‘Best Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards ceremony for entrepreneurs of the Hambantota District organised by the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce (HDCC) in collaboration with the University of Ruhuna was held on 30 November at the Singapo


The geeky Chairman

Views - 2364 Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:52

 The brains that took a website that enabled Sinhala email to a Global Shop offering 51 million products to Sri Lankans By Cheranka Mendis From a disruptive kid, taking apart anything he could get his hands on, from toy cars to phones, Dulith


Global Entrepreneurship Week inspires programs in various sectors throughout Sri Lanka

Views - 2190 Wednesday, 21 November 2012 00:17

The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in Tourism (ASMET) Sri Lanka, started discussions with Young Entrepreneurs Sri Lanka (YESL), to develop a program of entrepreneur education for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in travel and tourism.


Quality and quantity of jobs dropping in Asia Pacific: ILO

Views - 1467 Wednesday, 21 November 2012 00:14

ILO News: Economic growth has slowed down in many Asia-Pacific countries, affecting labour markets both in terms of the quantity and the quality of jobs available, according to an ILO report. The October 2012 Asia-Pacific Labour Market Update says jo


HDCC holds Hambantota District Best Entrepreneur Awards

Views - 2335 Friday, 6 January 2012 01:21

For the 10th year, the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce (HDCC) in collaboration with the  Hambantota District Secretariat and the University of Ruhuna with the support of southern regional access to finance and advisory programme, impleme


Japanese volunteers support village level producers

Views - 1593 Friday, 6 January 2012 01:16

On completion of their two year assignments, three JICA volunteers who worked in support of village level producers made presentations on their activities at the Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka (SASL) Head Office in Colombo on 3 January.


A hive of ideas

Views - 2817 Tuesday, 6 December 2011 01:25

By Peter Day The Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust that continues the legacy and the vision of the late Sri Lankan innovator is organising the inaugural ‘Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture’ to be held on 13 December 2011. The Ray Wijeward


Commonwealth-Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE) launched

Views - 2096 Thursday, 24 November 2011 00:00

The Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre, Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with The Young Indians of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised  a two-day Envisioning Workshop in New Delhi on November 15-16, at the end of


Celebrating entrepreneurship through global entrepreneurship week

Views - 1848 Thursday, 24 November 2011 00:00

By Devin Jayasundera Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) which is celebrated world wide from November 14 to 20 was launched in Sri Lanka at the American Centre last week. The ceremony was attended by senior members of the Young Entrepreneurs Sri L


Young people have enormous power to shape better world - UN

Views - 1526 Thursday, 24 November 2011 00:00

The events of the past 10 months highlight the enormous power of young people in changing the world, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General has said, calling on this segment of society to help shape a better future. Asha-Rose Migiro noted that


Honouring the deserving

Views - 3306 Monday, 6 December 2010 00:06

HSBC and SAPSRI felicitate successful women entrepreneurs from the urban poor HSBC in collaboration with South Asia Partnership Sri Lanka (SAPSRI) held an awards ceremony last Friday to recognise and reward women entrepreneurs who have progressed un


YESL holds Regional Awards Ceremony

Views - 3013 Monday, 6 December 2010 00:01

The Regional Awards Ceremony of Young Entrepreneurs Sri Lanka (YESL) was held at St. Michael’s College Batticaloa recently where five schools from Batticaloa and invited schools from other areas participated along with parents, teachers and pri


LAUGFS gears up for more growth

Views - 3278 Monday, 11 October 2010 21:22

Diversified into 15 sectors, LAUFGS has been smiling with growth for the last 10 years. With an impending IPO, Rs. 500 m resort in Chilaw and expansion plans to Bangladesh and Vietnam, the company is looking to cash in on the post-war boom. Daily FT


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Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law


Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence


Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.


Extending the net of AML/CFT: The need for public awareness

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

By Press Notice, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) through its Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU), has drawn the attention of the public to “Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2015/56 dated April 21, 2017 prescribing


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