In Depth

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...


Top Ministers share key insights with American Chamber members

/ Friday, 6 March 2015 00:06

Senior Ministers and policymakers were in attendance for an interactive breakfast meeting organised by the American Chamber of Commerce. Participants ...


Harsha on dealing with discrepancy and building an equitable social market economy

/ Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:34

By Charumini De Silva   Policy Planning and Economic Development Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva last week addressed a top group of mar...


Harsha responds to marketers questions

/ Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:26

Following are excerpts of the Question and Answer session with Policy Planning and Economic Development Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva at the CEO...


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Invest in Sri Lanka needs a step change in strategy

31 May 2016

In the backdrop of the financial crisis, when the dreaded flood hit Sri Lanka, my mind went back to the time of 2007/08 when the war was ranging at its highest with the prices of petroleum touching $ 150 and foreign reserves were at just one month...


Recent floods, culprits galore

31 May 2016

The country suffered from an unprecedented drought from January to April and the populace faced the highest temperatures for decades. The monsoon was late and the arrival of rains in early May brought relief, but in a couple of weeks the relief wa...


Handagama’s latest indictment: Fantasising educated middle class should wake up from their dreams

30 May 2016

   A film director famous for indicting others Asoka Handagama, an award-winning film director of international repute, has been known for using his medium to serve contemporary society with indictments. His first movie, &lsquo...


Container fleet growth slows to lowest level

30 May 2016

Container fleet growth slows to lowest level The lowest fleet growth on record will not stop the containership fleet breaking through the 20 million TEU mark this year, according to analysis from Bimco. The shipping association said the fleet wo...


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