Views - 322 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00
By Srimal Fernando and Megha Gupta India, the largest economy in the South Asian region, is predicted to grow at 7.3% GDP as per the World Bank Group and the current economic policies adopted by Prime Minister Modi is having a positive impact not onl
Views - 253 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00
IFC’sGlobal Head of Climate Strategy and Business Development Marcene D. Mitchell was in Colombo recently and spoke to Daily FTon how Sri Lanka should respond to climate change and connected issues.
Views - 293 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00
LONDON (Reuters): KPMG, one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting firms, has shown an “unacceptable deterioration” in how it audits top British firms and will be first to undergo special supervision, Britain’s accounting watchdog said last
Views - 148 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00
In Sri Lanka, as in the rest of South Asia, improving agricultural production has long been a priority to achieve food security.
Views - 136 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:34
At last it has happened. US President Donald J. Trump has dumped the United Nations Human Rights Council, a premier body which over the past 70 years has been working towards protecting and promoting human rights.
Views - 428 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:15
China overtook the United States to become the largest trading nation in the world in 2014. China is the second largest economy in the world behind the United States and the largest exporter in the world. It is referred to as the factory of the world
Views - 200 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00
Though I have seen Dudley Senanayake speaking in meetings, my first face-to-face meeting with him took place in 1970. Given that it was immediately after United National Party’s crushing defeat at the general election, he was in a very sombre mood.
Views - 193 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00
Following is the summary of recommendations to be implemented as an urgent need as the first step towards the reforms of public sector: a) Cabinet of ministers The Constitution should clearly prescribe the number of ministries to be not more than 30
Views - 253 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00
17 June 2018 An Open Letter to the Prime Minister Mr. Prime Minister, Are security planners of high political office holders unconcerned of the inconveniences caused to the public by their overzealous security arrangements? Is it being totally unconc
Views - 645 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00
If someone needs to change someone, be a child or an adult, it is the love, kindness, respect and trust that make the magic to bring the change. “Despite their race and ethnicity, I gave them love, kindness and respect as a soldier of the Sri Lanka
Views - 274 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:38
The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) in a statement has vehemently and bitterly protested and opposed the malicious comments made by Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe against freshly appointed National List MP Prof. Dr.Ismail, about which we are dismayed and as
Views - 301 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:20
The organisations listed below are appalled that a political decision has been made to capture and relocate the last two elephants remaining in the Sinharaja Rainforest, a World Heritage Site.
Views - 126 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00
Kuala Lumpur/Colombo (asia.nikkei.com): As he campaigned ahead of last month’s Malaysian general election, Mahathir Mohamad, the veteran politician, deftly tapped into resentment of Chinese investments in his country to build support. It is an incr
Views - 56 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00
Following is the address by Nawaz Rajabdeen, the Moderator of the Panel Discussion on ‘Synergies in Service Sector in South Asia’ at the Global Exhibition on Service in South Asia held in Mumbai from 15-18 May. He is also the Ambassador in Sri L
Views - 107 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00
The inaugural task of the Centre for the Law of the Sea of the Pathfinder Foundation (PF), established January 2018, was to unveil a draft of a ‘Code of Conduct’ (CoC) to be observed in the Indian Ocean. The CoC was limited in scope to the extent
Views - 452 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:11
The Debt to GDP ratio is one of the most important macroeconomic indicators in assessing a country’s economy. While it sets out the level of indebtedness of a country in proportion to its Gross Domestic Product, it also provides a measure of its re
Views - 98 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:03
It is a pleasure to be here with you this morning, and I thank the Executive Director of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies for inviting me to share my thoughts on the importance of prevention rather than countering armed conflicts.
Views - 67 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:01
I read an article in the newspapers of an attempt being made by the Colombo Municipal authorities to count and record the large trees growing in Colombo perhaps in order to preserve them. This I believe is an excellent idea.
Views - 609 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:01
The Government of Sri Lanka had planned, that effective from January 2018, all Sri Lankan citizens be required to carry a ‘smart’ e-NIC with biometric details (frontal facial photograph, fingerprints, iris scan), details of profession, address, p
Views - 177 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00
By Prof. Sandeep Gopalan The Indian Prime Minister delivered the much-anticipated keynote speech at the Shangri La dialogue on 1 June. Interestingly, Modi used the occasion to call for a rules-based order – recalling previous views espoused by Sri
Views - 509 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00
Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Chairman Dhammika Ranatunga in an exclusive interview with Daily FT speaks about the performance of the State enterprise, recent decisions made, its challenges and the future. He also responds to allegations against
Views - 377 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00
Global financial services leader Allianz’s Asia Pacific Regional CEO George Sartorel recently paid a brief visit to engage with its employees to map out the way forward in creating a world-class insurance company here in Sri Lanka. Allianz acquire
Views - 922 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:45
It is no secret that foreign ministries work in watertight compartments and often under immense pressure. As a result, they cannot be flexible, and quite obviously cannot think out of the box. Even the most experienced Foreign Service officers have t
Views - 956 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:10
The white-clad crowd that came unendingly to the new crematorium at Kanatte in the forenoon of 16 April at the height of the New Year holidays was, by any reckoning, extraordinarily diverse and numerically exceptional. We all realised only then that
Views - 285 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00
Visionary goals have been expressed in recent reports on harnessing renewable energy (RE) in Sri Lanka. The ADB and UNDP
Views - 144 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00
India and Sri Lanka in their foreign relations have come a long way due to India’s Neighbourhood First policy.
Views - 198 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00
Economists identify two major factors of production which determine the level of output of a country. They are labour
Views - 263 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00
An international counter-terrorism expert, Prof. Rohan Gunaratna said that Sri Lanka, which was a prosperous island nation
Views - 3636 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00
IT industry leader and former SLASSCOM Chairman Mano Sekaram, addressing the ‘Intellectually Inspired Sri Lanka 2030’ Viyathmaga forum recently, called on professionals and entrepreneurs to take the lead to rule the country since the politicians
Views - 479 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00
By Shanika Sriyananda Delivering the keynote speech at the recent Viyathmaga forum recently, a top academic and an eminent scientist Vidya Jyothi Dr. Bandula Wijeratne said that if Sri Lanka aspires to become an innovative economy by 2030, it needed
Monday, 16 July 2018
I was so delighted to get involved with the national convention of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) with the fitting theme, “National Prosperity through World Class Quality and Productivity”.
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara is a bright star in the cinematic firmament of Sri Lanka. His second feature film ‘Davena Vihagun’ (Burning Birds) is currently being screened in Sri Lanka. The film completed in 2016 has been shown at several inte
Saturday, 14 July 2018
The Abdulla Yameen Government in the Maldives is turning to Islamic countries in a bid to resist pressure from the West and India to restore democracy as per their prescription, and to do their bidding in economic, foreign policy and strategic matter
Saturday, 14 July 2018
We have been talking about Turkey’s Erdogan who recently won electoral support to be the country’s first Executive President. At the elections, Turkey began digging its grave. To be sure, one cannot blame th