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A daring, defiant dreamer

Views - 1582 Friday, 15 October 2010 00:28

Winner of the SLIM Brand Excellence Brand Icon 2010 award, Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando is a man who has faced and overcome all challenges life has thrown his way, determined to realise his dream – that of having his own brand of tea, which w


Tourism’s trailblazer

Views - 1573 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 - 1090 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 - 1913 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 - 1146 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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Courting democracy; Housing disaster?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme


Sri Lanka’s Judiciary in its finest hour

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“We must never forget that the only real source of power we as judges can tap is the respect of the people” –Justice Thurgood Marshall


When scholars turn slayers of reason

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“… I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty of representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public. And this role has an edge to it, and cannot be


A stable democracy is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of Sri Lankans

Thursday, 15 November 2018

In Sri Lanka, despite the complexity of overlapping policies, the slow pace in implementing economic policies has been of central concern in the past few years. The current political state in Sri Lanka poses a series of e


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