Letters to the Editor

Streamline unjust visa procedures 2

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

I read with much consternation the article by Bernard Fernando of Moratuwa titled ‘Streamline unjust visa procedures’ that appeared in ...


Options for payment of bonuses

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

The employer employee relationship improves when bonus is paid in addition to other payments (Salary, Overtime, EPF, ETF, Retiring Gratuity). Emplo...


Prime Minister should take a cue from the President

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

A lot of people give often too much of credit to the Prime Minister for all the good things that happens while the President never gets mu...


The bar down Kirula Road, Colombo 5

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

In this hallowed month, it may be useful to reflect on the number of dansalas being sponsored by organisations such as liquor bars and mas...


Streamline unjust visa procedures

/ Friday, 20 May 2016 00:00

    This letter is written to highlight the draconian and unethical visa procedures adopted by some embassies/co...


Finance Minister’s involvement in respect of the appointment of the Central Bank Governor

/ Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:34

Recently, I watched an interview by a reporter of a television channel with Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake, where a question was addressed t...


Bank Holidays

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

At present we have Government and Private Banks.  Regrettably they close on all holidays allocated for Public and Mercantile Sector as follows...


Promising tours and taking innocents for a ride!

/ Monday, 25 April 2016 00:00

I  am addressing this letter as a matter of Public interest  to expose some  so  called  Religious  Overseas Tour &nb...


Public service under Yahapaalanaya: A rant

/ Friday, 8 April 2016 00:00

When I entered the Ministry of External Affairs to get my education certificates validated, I was pleasantly surprised to see the orderly queue the...


Lanka Hospitals sets a good example

/ Thursday, 7 April 2016 00:00

As a regular walker at the Shalika Grounds down Park Road, I have been saddened often by the damage done to these lovely grounds by those who use i...


Depreciation of the Rupee

/ Monday, 4 April 2016 00:00

I think there is a misunderstanding with regard to depreciation of the Rupee. Depreciation will not be a corrective action if it is not accompanied...


Good Governance at the Commercial Bank

/ Friday, 1 April 2016 00:00

It was encouraging to see that both the EPF and the Insurance Corporation, institutional shareholders of Commercial bank making attempts to vote ag...


RTI and electronic accessibility

/ Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:00

I am glad the much-awaited Right to Information (RTI) Bill has been presented to Parliament after having been endorsed by the Provincial Councils.&...


Deposits in approved finance companies

/ Monday, 21 March 2016 00:00

In accordance with Section 9.2 of the Sri Lanka Deposit Insurance schedule regulations, compensation of insurance for deposit liabilities (Rs. 300,...


Educate the public on external debt crisis

/ Thursday, 25 February 2016 00:01

I read a timely and revealing article in the Sunday Times of 21 February on our foreign debt commitments by Prof. Colombage with much interest.&nbs...


Gene therapy

/ Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:00

It is always better to take preventive action than taking treatment after getting the disease.  There are several non communicable diseases su...


Unsuccessful sewerage project covering De Soysa Flats, Angulana Station Road and suburbs

/ Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:00

A so-called sewerage project was started in 2010 in Ratmalana and Moratuwa areas for drainage of rain and waste water in and around the de...


Open letter to the Prime Minister on proposed 65,000 houses project in NE

/ Saturday, 13 February 2016 00:00

3 February 2015 Honourable Ranil Wickramasinghe Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Honourable Prime Minister, We welcome the initiative and ...


Relief for Central Investment and Finance depositors

/ Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

Central Investment and Finance PLC, 181/1A, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7, is a finance company that collapsed in 2012.So far no relief ha...


Relief for the middle classes in the Budget

/ Tuesday, 2 February 2016 00:01

Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s Budget of 2015 gave a certain amount of relief to the hard-pressed middle class. One of the most welcome was t...


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