Opinion and Issues

Engage or stagnate (or perish): A final call to the private sector

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

By Hourglass Every literate citizen in the country should be aware by now that the Government has made it a policy priority to accelerate the lib...


Ceylon Chamber lines up top trade experts to speak on FTAs

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will conduct a seminar titled ‘Free Trade Agreements: What to Look out for and How to Benefit from Them,&rsquo...


WTO chief won’t debate Trump, but rallies support for trade

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

GENEVA  (Reuters): The head of the World Trade Organization said he would not get into an argument with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Tru...


Verite Research discussion on FTAs today

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

A VeriteResearch organised discussion on FTAs titled ‘A Ship Without Sails: Trade Access Without Competitiveness’ will be held on 25 Au...


Do as we do at home to live with Meetotamulla garbage dump

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01

By U. Warnakulasooriya Piles of garbage seen about in public places is a measure of a nation’s poverty, its bad politics and ineff...


Mantra to deliver: “Less talk, less friends and more action”

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01

Premadasa was instrumental in creating a multi-billion dollar garment industry   By Insider A well-known cricketer after lis...


Role of the diaspora in nation building

/ Tuesday, 23 August 2016 00:01

By Hishan Welmilla  After a massive military campaign, the Sri Lankan military defeated the terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam ...


National youth empowerment policy: The need of the hour

/ Monday, 22 August 2016 00:01

 The Youth Commission (1990) has repetitively urged in a report it complied that vocational training facilities be increased so that youth wil...


Bokova pledges UNESCO support to Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:00

    By Charnika Imbulana UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova making reference to President Maithripala Sirisena&rsquo...


Building back better from the May 2016 floods and landslides

/ Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:00

By Senel Wanniarachchi  The floods and landslides which occurred in the island in May this year affected 22 of the 25 districts in the count...


Setting the stage for a new paradigm in banking with HNB

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:02

   HNB CEO Jonathan Alles Q: To begin with, could you describe the current positioning of HNB within the banking industry...


Sri Lanka’s tourism industry and the foreign ownership debate

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:02

By Chantal Sirisena The tourism sector is one of Sri Lanka’s success stories of the post-war economy. The industry represents Sri ...


The conspiracy of the “Missing”

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:01

By Rear Admiral (Dr.) Sarath Weerasekera VSV RWP USP The office on Missing Persons (OMP) Act was passed in Parliament without a vote, in...


Policy of inclusivity a must for economic growth says Malaysian Chief Minister

/ Thursday, 18 August 2016 00:00

By Frances Bulathsinhala Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir, Chief Minister of the State of Perak - the fourth largest state in Malaysia - and a repres...


Lanka should address fears on ETCA urgently: Minister Rao

/ Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:03

A visiting Indian Minister who was one of the key speakers of Sri Lanka’s Human Capital Summit held on 11-12 August told Daily FT in an inter...


University of Jaffna responds on Audit Report issues

/ Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:01

Following is a response from the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna to the article titled ‘AG highlights several irregularities at U...


Norway PM praises Lankan development policies

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg delivering the Lakshman Kadirgamara Memorial Lecture Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg ...


Green shoots show up in Sampur village

/ Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:00

  Hindu: Baskaran, now a father of two girls, has not forgotten the day in April 2006 when he had to abandon his beloved vill...


Improving animal welfare in Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:00

  The Animal Welfare Coalition of Sri Lanka, set up with the objective of advocating and lobbying for a new animal welfare ...


US elections and the impact on Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:00

  By Charnika Imbulana The US presidential election will have an impact on Sri Lanka whatever the outcome, and there’...


Today's Columnists

SLFP: A war within

25 August 2016

    As the Government of ‘national unity’ celebrated the completion of its first year in office last week, President Maithripala Sirisena was grappling with a problem that preceded his presidency.  For ...


“Current SLFP leadership doesn’t know Bandaranaike philosophy”

25 August 2016

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is today controlled by people who do not understand the ‘Bandaranaike philosophy,’ otherwise they would never ally with the United National Party, said Joint Opposition bigwig MP Dullas Alahapperuma, in an i...


A new trade policy for Sri Lanka

24 August 2016

  If the outlined measures are implemented, two prominent sectors will be opened up to international competition: shipping and tea    Sri Lanka desperately needs a new global economic strategy as part of a br...


Gem and jewellery industry: Criticality of a paradigm shift

24 August 2016

  The sapphire pendant in the movie Titanic had an impact on subsequent sapphire sales   Sri Lanka is renowned worldwide for fine gemstones ever since the very early days of international shipping routes and trade...


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