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Tourism’s trailblazer

Views - 1570 Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:14

A colossus in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, Deshamanya Prof. M.T.A. Furkhan certainly needs no introduction. Having almost single-handedly set up the Confifi chain of hotels that put Sri Lanka’s southern cost on the tourism map, Prof. Furkhan is


A woman of substance

Views - 1086 Wednesday, 9 December 2009 12:07

colossus in the banking field, Rohini Nanayakkara completed 50 years of service as a banker in April this year. Having joined the Bank of Ceylon in 1959, becoming the first woman executive to do so in this country, Nanayakkara’s meteoric rise to th


A leader par excellence

Views - 1910 Wednesday, 2 December 2009 11:59

A man who has left a powerful imprint on Sri Lanka’s corporate landscape, Deshamanya Charitha P. de Silva is a corporate leader of yesteryear who raised the bar to heights that few can reach, even today. In fact, in the book titled The Ceylon Chamb


The man behind the legend

Views - 1144 Wednesday, 25 November 2009 12:10

Rienzie T. Wijetilleke needs no introduction. A giant in the local banking industry, Wijetilleke – who turned 70 two weeks ago – completes 50 years in banking next year. A man who has never bowed down in the face of adversity, Wijetilleke has con


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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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