Opinion and Issues

Wasantha’s volley on politicians over CB scam inaction

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:05

  Says scam incurred loss of Rs. 145 b to the CB during the last two-years. Reveals that Mahendran’s ...


The National Budget 2017: A youth perspective

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

By Dinesha Samaranayake To say the least, 2016 was an eventful year. From the Brexit to the presidential elections in the US and the refugee cris...


World’s eight richest as wealthy as half of humanity, Oxfam tells Davos

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

  Reuters: Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam sai...


SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka showcaes aesthetic talents of children

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

    Marking its 35th milestone, SOS Children’s Villages, Sri Lanka (SOSCV Sri Lanka) held a cultural show, showcasi...


The reconciliation process in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

 Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera addressing the Royal Institute of International Affairs Following is the address ...


Tamil MP’s family awaits justice but hopes fade

/ Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:00

Facing it head-on: Sasikala Raviraj (right), wife of murdered TNA legislator Nadaraja Raviraj and her daughter Praviinaa – Photo credit: Pica...


Failure to engage citizens leads to waste of public resources, inefficiency and disorder

/ Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:00

Our politicos during the last few decades, having captured power, have deceived the masses and abused powers to advance their narrow interests ...


“Our nation has tossed its cap over the wall of research in security and we have no choice but to follow it”

/ Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:00

  Following is the speech made by Institute of National Security Studies Sri (INSSSL) Lanka Director General Asanga Abeyagoon...


SL must break free from ‘growth statistic’: Ranel Wijesinha

/ Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

Respected Chartered Accountant Ranel Wijesinha, a long-time participant in public policy dialogue, yesterday highlighted the need to “break f...


MR has his say on the Hambantota Port deal

/ Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

MP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday issued the following statement on the Government’s new revival deal of the Hambantota Por...


In Sri Lanka, the wounds of war are healing

/ Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

By Eugene Chausovsky Statfor: A central tenet of geopolitical analysis is that place matters, and perhaps nowhere is this clearer than in Sri Lan...


Strong economy, debt-free country

/ Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

By Sisira Wijesinghe Addressing a media conference held in mid-December, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that foreign investment would po...


Political wisdom or hypocrisy that worked well within the last 2 years of the Government

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 01:00

By M. Ali Hassen At the time the Government was about to celebrate its completion of the two years in office announcing the conversion of the los...


Sri Lanka could be next pivot to Asia

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

The Government does want to sell an 80% stake in the southern port but for economic,  not political, reasons     ...


Belt and Road initiative boosts common prosperity to China and Central Asia: People’s Daily

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

After 25 years of development, the relationship between China and the five Central Asian nations has become a role model for new type of state-to-s...


Sri Lanka has made progress but faces formidable challenges in 2017

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Chandra R. de Silva reviews the achievements of Sri Lanka&r...


Dear Generation Y, there’s only so much a screen can show

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

By Sulaiman Rameez  As big as a generalisation it is, it’s frustrating and scary to observe where we are heading towards. We constantl...


SOS Children’s Village, Sri Lanka celebrates 35 years of service to Sri Lanka’s children

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

For the past 35 years, the fulcrum of SOS Children’s Village’s work has revolved around safeguarding the rights of children in difficul...


US President-elect Donald Trump’s tirade against the press – the contra-effect

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

By Jagath C. Savanadasa Repeated attacks on the press by the President-elect of the US Donald Trump have been counter-productive, according to th...


Drastic action essential for expansion of much-needed investment

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

A drastic approach including authoritative decision making is essential for easing the present economic ‘log jam’ generated es...


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BPM – finance and accounting: Sri Lankan perspective

18 January 2017

Overview  BPM or Business Process Management, FAO or Finance Accounting Outsourcing, and HRO or Human Resource Outsourcing are a few of the acronyms that getbandiedabout in relation to the Outsourcing industry. The potenti...


How has the drought affected retailers and farmers in Sri Lanka?

18 January 2017

In Sri Lanka, drought is looming into a larger issue as one-third of the population is engaged in agriculture-related activities. According to the Department of Agriculture, 1.8 million farming households across the island are engaged i...


Fighters with no arms, no legs

17 January 2017

    Lessons they teach all of us Life without limbs yet without limits; changing obstacles into opportunities. The only person keeping us from reaching our full potential is our own self as False Evide...


CTF report and the Raviraj case judgement

17 January 2017

    The Report of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms was handed over to former President Chandrika Kumaratunga by Task Force Chairperson Manouri Muttetuwegama on 3 January.  The Consultation T...


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