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Fighting corruption: The new form of patriotism

/ Wednesday, 5 October 2016 00:01

Bribery Commission Director General Dilrukshi Wickremasinghe (centre) speaks at the Forum. Others from left are good governance activist C...


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...


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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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