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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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Researchers and elephants – we have a problem!

8 December 2016

 John Dewey said that “every great advance in science has come from a new audacity of imagination” and these acts of imagination have to come from researchers. The numbers for Sri Lanka appear to be really worrying as the critica...


CEB Engineers, back to old practices

7 December 2016

   Considering the low reliability of the Norochcholai coal-fired power plant, Sri Lanka could face energy and capacity shortages in 2018-2019 and under drought  conditions even with planned plant additions   ...


Policy contradictions hold back economic prospects

7 December 2016

   Whilst fiscal adjustments are in disarray, the Central Bank which is supposed to conduct the country’s monetary policy independently is being increasingly subject to political influence, according to recent newspaper rep...


Why agricultural value chains fail – Part (2): A principal-agent-problem

7 December 2016

  A tea cultivation in Nuwara Eliya – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   It is time to move away from traditional subsidy based agricultural value chains and look for more efficient methods. Some organisations are a...


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