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73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia

Views - 36 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The 73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia was commemorated at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo with an Indonesian night and a gala dinner organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Cyber Security Summit 2018 CEO Forum at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 244 Thursday, 20 September 2018 02:28

The CEO Forum of the sixth annual Cyber Security Summit was held last evening at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. The event was co-organised by Daily FT and CICRA Holdings – Pix by Upul Abayasekara and Ruwan Walpola


Exporters Association of Sri Lanka 21st AGM

Views - 128 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka was held recently at Cinnamon Grand. The meeting was followed by cocktails – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


MG Group of Companies anniversary celebration

Views - 106 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

MG Consultants Ltd. celebrated its 20th year and Engineering Consultants Ltd. celebrated its 50th year in a joint celebration recently held with a grand event where they felicitated the contribution of their loyal and long-serving employees


Lankapak at BMICH

Views - 35 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

The largest expo of the printing, packaging and plastics sector, Lankapak, was initiated by the Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging with the objective of facilitating the printing and packaging industry to showcase their valued products and services to


Sustainable Energy and Smart Building Solutions Exhibition

Views - 29 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:02

The Sustainable Energy and Smart Building Solutions Exhibition got underway at Nuga Sewana, BMICH, where modern energy solutions are showcased. State Minister of Power and Renewable Energy


Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 kicks off

Views - 127 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce kicked off at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo yesterday. The theme for this year’s Economic Summit is ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’ – Pix by Ruwan Walpola and Lasantha K


SLITHM holds 39th graduation ceremony

Views - 64 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00


73rd National Day of Viet Nam celebrations

Views - 87 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

The 73rd National Day of Viet Nam was celebrated at the Jubilee Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest at the event was Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council AGM

Views - 104 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently. Korean Ambassador Lee Heon was the Chief Guest at the occasion – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


SLFFA 37th Annual General Meeting at Hilton Colombo Residencies

Views - 73 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:14

The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA) was held at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Chairman Rajendra Theagarajah attended the AGM as the Chief


Sri Lanka Buildcon and Wood International Expo – 2018

Views - 33 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka Buildcon and Wood International Expo – 2018 was launched by Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana at the BMICH on Friday. Deputy High Commissioner of India, Dr. Shilpak N


Taj Samudra Cricket Fiesta 2018

Views - 64 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

GM Challenge Trophy Cricket Tournament 2018 of Taj Samudra Colombo was held last week at the Colombo Thurstan College Grounds. The overall Cricket Championship was won by the Banquet Operations Team and the Kitchen Department became the Runners Up in


‘Jana Balaya’ protest

Views - 106 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:57

Thousands of protesters flocked to Colombo yesterday for the ‘Jana Balaya’ rally organised by the Joint Opposition. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa joined the rally near the Bo tree at Fort and


Bio Foods celebrates 25th anniversary

Views - 198 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier organic food producer Bio Foods celebrated its 25th anniversary with its employees, farmers and wellwishers at a gala event held at Waters Edge recently. The ceremony also featured the awarding and appreciation of staff and farm


HNB kicks off its first-ever Walk The Talk challenge

Views - 117 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

HNB’s Head Office car park in Colombo 10 was left vacant on Friday 31st August as every employee – including all of the bank’s senior management, led by HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles - reaffirmed their commitment to HNB’s Green Pl


Asia Leisure and Belluna Japan introduce leisure property Le Grand

Views - 234 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

Asia Leisure together with Belluna Co. Ltd., Japan, celebrated the opening of Le Grand in Galle recently under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Japanese Ambassador Kenichi Suganuma – Pix by Nirmala Dananjaya


Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council holds 48th AGM

Views - 157 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

The 48th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council was held recently at the Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest and keynote speaker was State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, and the Guest of Honour


Chinese Traditional Painting Exhibition at J. D. A. Perera Gallery

Views - 29 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

The Chinese Traditional Painting Exhibition, organised by the Shaanxi Provincial Foreign Cultural Exchange Promotion Association with guidance from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, was held recently,exhibition ends today at the J. D.


Spa Ceylon hosts cocktails to celebrate World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 victory

Views - 240 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Spa Ceylon hosted cocktails to celebrate its victory at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 held at the Spa Ceylon, Royal Indulgence Spa Galle Road Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


‘Unstoppable – The Future Belongs to Her’ Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 awards

Views - 121 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) held its biennial flagship event ‘Woman Entrepreneur


Chartered Management Institute holds AGM

Views - 139 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Sri Lanka branch was held at the Mövenpick hotel recently - Pix by Indraratna Balasuriya


DSI Supersport Volleyball Championship 2018 winds down

Views - 27 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:37

The final matches of the DSI Supersport Volleyball Championship 2018 were held on 3 and 4 August at the National Youth Center in Maharagama.


Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards 2018

Views - 291 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

The Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards 2018, organised by Women in Management (WIM) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, was held recently with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya serving as the Chief Guest.


Construct Exhibition 2018

Views - 63 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

Construct Exhibition 2018 which includes stalls on building material, engineering consultation, architecture and other services, was launched by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the BMICH on Friday. The e


JASTECA holds 32nd AGM

Views - 118 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

The 32nd Annual General Meeting of Japan-Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) was held


Children First Family Fun Day

Views - 51 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

Family Fun day event provided 300 Ceylinco Life policyholders an opportunity to have fun as a family during this holiday season. The event was held at Saniro Dream Paradise in Veyangoda on 11th August 2018. Fun day event was part of the ‘Children


‘Colonial Romance’ delivers damning indictment via extraordinary collection

Views - 228 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Fashion designer extraordinaire and fire-starter Stefan Andre Joachim set the stage ablaze at ‘Colonial Romance’


Launch of ‘Creating a Profession Par Excellence’

Views - 83 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Rachel Grimes praised the country’s top three local accounting bodies, CA Sri Lanka, CMA Sri Lanka and AAT Sri Lanka, for coming together to strengthen the profession by launching the


Vidulka Energy Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 103 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

The Vidulka Energy Exhibition 2018, a platform for booming solar energy manufacturers, suppliers and innovators to showcase their products for commercial, industrial and residential uses, is being hosted at the Nugasewana Hall, BMICH, and will be ope


Today's Columnists

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


The bald truth about fake news, etc.

Friday, 21 September 2018

In its most innocent forms, we may all enjoy a bit of ‘fake news’ and go to bed with a lighter heart and clean conscience. A meme on Facebook urging social media consumers to caution – “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet


Withholding Taxes – What, why, when?

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The tax regime in Sri Lanka historically imposes WHT on both domestic as well as cross border payments. WHT on domestic payments eases revenue collection (e.g.: PAYE) while WHT on cross border payments are adopted by most countries to ensure that the


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