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How to make audit and risk committees effective

Views - 4047 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 - 2843 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 - 5244 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 - 4603 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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Whither Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

On Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, suicide bombers from an extremist group caused carnage in six separate locations in Sri Lanka. Over 250 lives were lost and as many injured. The magnitude and co-ordination of their operation indicate several months o


Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lift their game for the progress of our glorious game.” Question for Sri Lanka Cricket (board) Sri La


Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years


Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


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