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How to make audit and risk committees effective

Views - 4033 Friday, 7 January 2011 00:01

The second module of the series of panel discussions organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors on ‘Contemporary Views on Corporate Stewardship & Boardroom Governance’ took place at the Ivy Room of the Cinnamon Grand Colombo re


Asia-Pacific exports set to grow at 10.5% in 2011

Views - 2836 Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:01

Asia factory output powers ahead but inflation worries MUMBAI (REUTERS): Asian factory output powered ahead in December to underline emerging markets’ lead in the global recovery although data showed an increasing inflation threat in the regio


Key insights from Acuity Stockbrokers’ Economic Review

Views - 5221 Monday, 4 October 2010 22:45

  Sri Lanka – isle of opportunity A year after Sri Lanka gained its second lease of independence and peace has prevailed within its borders thus far, what has Sri Lanka achieved and what next? May 2009 ushered in a new era for Sri Lank


Quality Summit 2010 – Using quality as a differentiator

Views - 4587 Thursday, 2 September 2010 09:20

Sri Lanka’s somewhat late foray into the now saturated IT/BPO industry has had our local industry scrambling to identify a differentiator that would set apart the country from the rest of the entrants, including the countries currently dominati


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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi


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


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