Views - 256 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00
A survey is a great tool that helps companies better understand consumers and develop a wide range of analyses
Views - 29 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00
Oslo (Reuters): Weather extremes and air pollution from burning fossil fuels cost the United States $240 billion a year in the past decade, according to a report last week that urged President Donald Trump to do more to combat climate change.
Views - 116 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00
In our first report titled ‘Making Sense of Alcohol Policy’, we detailed the spread of illicit alcohol, the abuse of spirits and its impact on society and women. As alluded to in the report, we established that low price and easy distribution are
Views - 240 Saturday, 30 September 2017 00:53
The debate on abortion has once again ignited with the Government seeking the views of religious leaders on the proposed amendments to the “abortion laws”. The entire discussion is, however, disappointing as neither State nor society, let alone r
Views - 551 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00
The matter I wish to write about today is not one of the subjects usually featured in the prestigious Daily FT, namely business, finance and corporate news, but I feel it is appropriate to highlight it so that the attention of FT readers is drawn to
Views - 91 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00
On 28 September, the world marked International Day for the Universal Access to Information. Fittingly, we in Sri Lanka celebrate seven months since the Right to Information
Views - 135 Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:00
blogs.adb.org: As one of the 43 Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) member countries, Sri Lanka is not only disproportionally affected by the impacts of climate change – but also willing to take bold domestic actions to combat it.
Views - 136 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:30
The growth of knowledge-based societies which encompass highly-educated individuals empowered to drive innovation have been witnessed globally. Private sector companies need to gear themselves to cater to the demands of these digitally-empowered citi
Views - 53 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00
Two decades ago Asia was in the grip of a broad economic crisis. Through the 1998 Asian financial crisis, regional stock markets lost more than 60% of their value1. Already fragile government reserves ran dry. By May 1998, Indonesia’s sovereign rat
Views - 1223 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00
Following is the speech delivered by Dr. Nalaka Godahewa at the 36th session of the UNHRC in Geneva on 27 September
Views - 124 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00
Rohingya crisis and influx of refugees to Bangladesh is headline stories in the media at present. This article is to analyse the similarity of the conflicts of statelessness that prevailed in Sri Lanka then and Myanmar at present,
Views - 646 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00
Earlier this month, the Parliament passed a new Inland Revenue Act, effective from 1 April 2018. How will the new tax regime affect the tax revenue and what will be the tax burden on Sri Lankan citizens? Is it more pro-poor?
Views - 114 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00
The 72nd UN General Assembly, which President Maithripala is currently attending, has already gained notoriety around the world, because unusually, one of its member states threatened to totally destroy another.
Views - 291 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00
One should have thought that Elmo de Silva (‘The pre-1977 closed economy: Lest we forget,’ Daily FT, 9 September), as a middle-level civil servant in the 1970s
Views - 84 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:57
Poverty. Ignorance. Corruption. Inequality. Ethno-religious based ghettoisation. Many of these ills that lurk in multi-ethnic developing countries and fuel infernos in these nations were taken out for an airing recently. A lecture given in Colombo by
Views - 45 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:02
The Government’s plans to liberalise Sri Lanka’s abortion laws has polarised public opinion. Abortion is either supported as a natural extension of a woman’s autonomy and right to choose, or is opposed as legalised murder. But is there a path b
Views - 238 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00
Millennials have becoming an increasingly important demographic, globally. In the United States alone they have been identified as the largest population cohort in US history, outnumbering the previous ‘baby boomer’ generation.
Views - 373 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00
Following the end of a near three-decade civil war, Sri Lanka was primed for rapid economic growth. Buoyed by post war optimism the country’s economy surged ahead from 2009 onwards amidst adverse development and slowdown in the global economy.
Views - 116 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00
The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) takes steps to identify, collect, analyse and communicate the information needed for the development programs of the country. For this purpose, the DCS and the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous
Views - 52 Monday, 18 September 2017 01:11
http://kusalperera.blogspot.com: There is going to be an ‘Open Media Workshop’ for journalists in Colombo on 25 September organised by the state agency the SL Media Training Institute, which comes under the Media Ministry. Improving reporting ski
Views - 171 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:34
The Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka (INSSSL) hosted its first strategic forum together with the Near East South Asian (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies at its premises from 6-7 September.
Views - 233 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00
Sri Lanka is now on a path of economic transformation, and an important part of that transformation is the export sector. Which is why today’s awards ceremony – recognising our export champions – is so important, and I am very glad to be here w
Views - 166 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00
I plagiarised this title from myself, bear with me for the repetition. It fits so well that I did not bother to create a new heading to tell a repetitive story.
Views - 659 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00
According to a news report, the Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) is to issue a new ‘smart ID’ within the next two months.
Views - 373 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00
Automation has been playing an increasingly important role in improving efficiency and reducing costs in many industries and sectors. It has also been sought after for addressing the challenges of skills shortage in certain industries while also thre
Views - 55 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00
Following is the statement by Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, US Department of State before the HFAC Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on ‘Maintaining US Influence in South Asia: The
Views - 88 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00
As a collective of organisations and individuals who work on women’s human rights in Sri Lanka, we are keen to add our voices to the prevailing debate in public fora around legislation governing abortion.
Views - 153 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00
On 2 August, global strategy consulting firm STAX and Sri Lanka Institute of Directors unveiled the results from the first-ever survey of Sri Lankan family businesses and convened a stimulating panel discussion
Views - 115 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00
knowledge.insead.edu: Boards of directors often get media attention when something goes wrong. The board of VW, for instance, was recently in the news after it received a terrible corporate governance rating based on the 2015 emissions scandal and it
Views - 52 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00
Even though 35 developed countries pledged to provide 0.7% of their Gross National Income (GNI) to foreign aid, only six nations - the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, and Sweden - currently fulfil this obligation.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
The other day there was a communiqué that Sri Lanka must have a SME policy as per the direction from the leadership of the Yahapalanaya Government. It sure gave breath to the economy that is currently nose diving with a growth at 4.7% and all banks
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – a web of intercontinental road, rail and port links – is a hot topic in Sri Lanka
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
The Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly has produced an Interim Report on six key issues after 73 sessions between April 2016 and September 2017, without basic consensus among the key partners of political party representatives in the C
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
The tourism sector is a significant that contribute to the economy of the country. Sri Lanka received over two million arrivals in 2016. This was 14% increase compared to last year 2015. In the case of foreign exchange earnings, Sri Lanka’s earning
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