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How productive is your management team ?

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:29

If you are working on a production line or plucking tea, apart from being the lowest paid in the organisation, your productivity is measured an...


President launches NSB iSaver

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:28

The NSB iSaver saving method, jointly created by National Savings Bank (NSB) and Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, with the aim of further fostering the s...


SLT group operating profits up 2% to Rs.37.4b

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:27

Increasing depreciation slows down net profits The Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Group released its group and holding company financial pe...


Softlogic revenue hits Rs. 15.2 b

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:26

Growth resilient despite reducing purchasing power and inclement weather   Revenue growth of 6.2% to Rs. 15.2 bi...


Rupee ends steady as bank dollar sales offset demand

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:26

Reuters: The rupee ended steady on Wednesday as dollar selling by banks in the latter part of the session offset the importer dollar demand, dealer...


Shares fall to 4-mth closing low; blue chips drag

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:25

Reuters: Shares fell for a fourth consecutive session on Wednesday, posting their lowest close in four months, as local investor sentiment remained...


Competency framework for new public service culture

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:25

A competency framework to be used for the public sector to define the skills, behaviours and attitudes that officers need to effectively perform th...


Banking sector financial soundness indicators stable: IMF

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:25

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has declared that the banking sector’s financial soundness has remained stable as a whole, with the cap...


CSE suffers steepest dip in 5 months but net foreign buying tops Rs. 27 b

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:10

Reuters: Shares posted their worst decline in nearly five months on Tuesday, as local investor sentiment remained muted, after a string of disappoi...


CB suspends PABC Primary Dealership for six months

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:05

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank, acting in terms of the regulations made under the Registered Stock and Securities Ordinance and the Local T...


PABC says no impact on regular banking biz

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:01

  Pan Asia Banking Corporation in a statement yesterday said the bank’s regular banking activities or its ability to deal in gov...


Marapana appointed new Foreign Minister

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Tilak Marapana was sworn in as the Minister of Foreign Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. Marapana, a President’s Cou...


Debunking the real estate bubble

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Top industry expert rejects concerns over luxury apartment sector By Uditha Jayasinghe  Amid concerns of a rea...


Malik and Mahinda mutter!

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

MP and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama in conversation on Monda...


Protests as Shiranthi Rajapaksa appears before CID

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Protests were staged outside the Police Criminal Investi-gations Department (CID) yesterday as former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa appeared to ma...


Ceylon Chamber hails Hambantota Port PPP as important milestone towards true maritime hub

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in a statement yesterday said it appreciated the steps taken to develop the Hambantota Port as a public-private part...


Mangala says SVAT to stay

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 01:10

Decision taken after CCEM discussion, IRD not ready to abolish system    The Finance Ministry yesterday said it wo...


Cabinet takes over restructuring of SriLankan

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 01:09

By Chathuri Dissanayake  The much-needed restructuring of cash-strapped national airline SriLankan Airlines will be led by the Cabinet ...


Emirates A380 makes maiden Lankan flight

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 01:08

By Charumini de Silva Marking a milestone in Sri Lanka’s airport and aviation industry, a one-off Emirates A380 commercial flight landed ye...


CTC’s first half impacted by booming illicit trade

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 01:07

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC’s first half results have been impacted by booming illicit trade with CTC’s after tax profit down 3% to Rs. ...


Today's Columnists

Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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