In Depth

Sri Lanka’s economy and the potential impact from Brexit

/ Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:05

Acuity Stockbrokers Research has come out with an assessment on the potential impact from Brexit on the Sri Lankan economy.  Here are some h...


Brexit hits euro zone sentiment - Sentix index at 18-month low in July

/ Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:01

BERLIN (Reuters): Sentiment in the euro zone fell to an 18-month low in July, a survey showed on Monday, as investors and analysts fear a major eco...


Leadership insights into the rise of e-commerce, digital payment apps in Sri Lanka and the region

/ Wednesday, 8 June 2016 00:00

  An in-depth interview series with business leaders, trendsetters, entrepreneurs and movers and shakers who are fuellin...


Getting reforms in the public sector and enterprises right

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

From left: Daily FT Editor Nisthar Cassim (Moderator), Immigration & Emigration Controller General M.N. Ranasinghe, Public Administration Minis...


Sri Lanka’s first National Summit on ‘Foresight and Innovation for Sustainable Development’ kicks off

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

By Charumini de Silva and Shehana Dain Sri Lanka’s first National Summit on ‘Foresight and Innovation for Sustainable Development&rs...


Making Sri Lanka an efficient financial hub via key reforms in banking and finance

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:32

The Daily FT-Colombo University MBA Alumni Association forum shares key insights from public-private sector experts B...


Evaluating ETCA

/ Friday, 6 May 2016 00:00

From left: Moderator Editor Daily FT Nisthar Cassim, Former Central Bank Deputy Governor W.A. Wijewardena, GMOA President Dr. Anurudda Pad...


Daily FT-MTI forum challenges Sri Lanka exports to think radical and quantum

/ Monday, 18 April 2016 00:00

By Charumini de Silva The Daily FT-MTI Thought Leadership Forum on Sri Lanka exports, titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Export Challenges,’ c...


Sri Lankan women in the fashion, beauty and retail industries – their stories of perseverance, passion and success

/ Thursday, 7 April 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka’s fashion, beauty and retail industries have evolved dynamically over time due to the rise of many thriving local businesses and br...


Moody’s banking system outlook for Sri Lanka: Continued growth drives stable outlook

/ Wednesday, 6 January 2016 00:00

Our stable outlook, in place since July 2014, reflects our expectations that the operating environment for banks in Sri Lanka will remain healthy a...


Tea industry’s performance in 2015 and prospects for 2016

/ Tuesday, 5 January 2016 00:01

By Forbes and Walker Tea Brokers Tea Industry Overview 2015 Year 2015 will go down in history as one of the most challenging years ...


Sri Lanka’s clothing industry looks to regain competitiveness

/ Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

With an eye on the target of reaching $ 8.5 billion worth of clothing exports per annum by 2020, Sri Lanka’s apparel manufacturers are backin...


More apparel giants focus on Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

EDB Chairperson and CEO Indira Malwatte (standing right) addresses visiting global buyers on Friday at the Mount Lavinia Hotel as Lankan apparel in...


SLAEA Chairman stitches stronger way forward for apparel industry

/ Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

  From left: Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association Deputy President Felix Fernando, JAAF Chairman Azeem Ismail, EU Ambassador David ...


Roar against road via Udawattakele

/ Wednesday, 6 May 2015 01:20

 Eco-groups and experts voice against constructing a new road through the country’s only royal forest reserve, Udawattakele, to ease heavy traff...


For LTTE’s ex-combatants life still a battle with no jobs

/ Thursday, 9 April 2015 00:05

By Shanika Sriyananda ‘No matter how much time you have wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow’ – the thought of the week is...


Challenges faced by LTTE ex-combatants

/ Thursday, 9 April 2015 00:00

A high percentage of those who are disabled are barred from engaging in employment activity. Lack of employment opportunities suitable with the vocat...


Addressing psychological needs vital

/ Thursday, 9 April 2015 00:00

A research conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Maryland, headed by Prof. Arie Kruglanski and Prof. Michele Gelfand, has fou...


Uma Oya project: More damages than benefits

/ Friday, 27 March 2015 00:05

    By Shanika Sriyananda She walked carefully on the floor fearing that her weight may deepen those cracks on the walls of her h...


Govt.’s Interim Budget’s tax proposals and impact on business: Part 1

/ Tuesday, 10 March 2015 00:01

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) recently held a useful seminar on the new Government’s Interim Budget’s tax p...


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Banality of evil

27 August 2016

Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was interviewed recently on television. By and large the tone of the lengthy interview, nearly two hours in duration, was defensive, an attempt at validat...


Fast-track reforms to address skill gaps

26 August 2016

 The Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit (HCS) served as a platform for a dialogue between policymakers, business leaders, industry experts and global thought leaders. The conference also served as a platform to identify solutions to bridge the sk...


An old presidential ethic, or a new political culture?

26 August 2016

  THE X FILES – the more some things change, the more they remain the same… You could think we would know better by now not to make future heroes out of former zeroes. We have had our idolatrous fingers burned by ...


Post-Paada Yathra – Punditry and Polemics

26 August 2016

 Confusing friend and foe with right and wrong is an occupational hazard of partisan commentators. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka is no exception to the rule. Despite the voluntary stepping on a discursive banana skin, his latest essay ‘Politic...


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