Entrepreneurship

The geeky Chairman

Views - 2351 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 - 2186 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 - 1463 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 - 2329 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 - 1588 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 - 2815 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 - 2093 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 - 1845 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 - 1521 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 - 3301 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 - 3008 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 - 3272 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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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and


Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b


Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus


Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.


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