Views - 547 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10
Recently there were protests by depositors of several distressed finance companies in the country. Angry protesters gathered in front of the relevant entities and Government buildings, demanding redress.
Views - 882 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10
Globally we see that when an economy gets challenged at the corporate end, it has a ripple effect on the consumer, leading to protests, strikes and agitation. The latter is often termed by politicians as having linkage to
Views - 206 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10
That a political agenda lies behind the GMOA trade union actions is now beyond doubt. We had suspected this all along through the line of serial lightning strikes carried out by the doctors ever since the Yahapalanaya Government had been installed.
Views - 59 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00
This is an attempt to provide a framework for a five-year National Export Strategy consisting of five broad segments. Government budget support – the key starting point Considering the national importance of this initiative, the Government itself
Views - 68 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00
South China Morning Post: China is printing foreign currencies on a massive scale as Beijing seeks to increase its influence on the world economy and geopolitics. Multiple sources in the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation confirmed to th
Views - 605 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00
Sri Lanka’s leading management consulting firm, Stax, recently launched a research report outlining a dual-hub IT strategy for Jaffna. In collaboration with Market Development Facility (MDF), STAX released this report with a view to fostering the r
Views - 128 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00
By Ashani Abayasekara Sri Lanka’s National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) recently put forward a proposal to eliminate all examinations until students reach 17 years of age, following in the footsteps of world’s top Finnish education system.
Views - 780 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00
By Shanika Sriyananda The LTTE cadres were at their doorstep that night, to recruit one member from the family to fight against the on-going military thrust that was progressing rapidly towards Mullaitivu in 2008. They were eyeing to drag Devi Selv
Views - 260 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:07
In an effort to set forth a cohesive discussion on the opportunities available in response to threats and impacts posed by climate change, Dilmah Conservation and Global Compact Network Sri Lanka and Biodiversity Sri Lanka organised the inaugural Cli
Views - 176 Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:45
This rebuttal is dated 5 July. The responses are to individual points made in the ‘civil society’ petition. The points made in the petition are in inverted commas, while my responses are in bold type.
Views - 134 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
Avocado’s analysis (‘What kind of liberals are these?’, 29 June) inspired retort from ‘Fellows of the Advocata Institute’ (‘The kind of ‘liberals’ we are’, 24 July). These Fellows accuse us of “casting aspersions on their motives
Views - 525 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
A $ 1.12-billion agreement, a 99-year lease and “debt diplomacy” are some of the flashy words weaving different stories about the Hambantota Port project between China and Sri Lanka. But what is really happening under the turbulent waters of the
Views - 94 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
The autochthonous administration of justice system that evolved in the hands of indigenous people from immoral days in Sri Lankacannot be liberated from the formative legal structure. Perhaps, bearing counter minds on this light, dozens of Western w
Views - 122 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00
By the Son of the Sea Reading the poorly-worded article published in Daily FT under the heading ‘Strong monopoly regulations a must if Sri Lanka needs to be an international centre of excellence,’ I thought it is right to respond to this maliciou
Views - 908 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00
A Sinhala rap music video was the talk of the town a couple of weeks ago. The video for the song ‘Malli’ by the rapper Fill-T
Views - 111 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00
Now almost all of us pay a nominal santhosam to the garbage collector to facilitate the easy disposal of our garbage.
Views - 152 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:09
I am indeed happy to do a review of this book for three main reasons. Firstly, the book relates to a very important aspect of Commercial Law and Practice in this country. Secondly, this is a definitive book on the subject which anyone interested in a
Views - 183 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:08
By The Fair Trader Clear evidence of the intention of monopolistic behaviour further exposed Monopolistic behaviour does not happen overnight: it’s a gradual acquisition of competing forces, and gaining control of the larger market share, in most i
Views - 110 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:07
The National Export Strategy (NES) was launched recently, while trade data for the month of May was also published around the same time.
Views - 144 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00
As with everything of value for this country & everything that should matter to the citizens of this country seems political clout and political longevity override all other considerations. It has taken over 30 years for some of the finest representa
Views - 312 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00
The article published in the Daily FT on 2 August on ‘Understanding Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA’ by Ganeshan Wignaraja and Amitendu Pali is, I believe, misleading and misinforming the facts of the SLSFTA. As a result, the readers have the right to kn
Views - 48 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10
Work on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in respect of the eastern Indian state of Assam bordering Bangladesh, is proceeding at a feverish pace regardless of its domestic and international consequences.
Views - 319 Friday, 3 August 2018 10:42
CHINA FOCUS: “China got Sri Lanka to cough up a port,” said the New York Times in a widely quoted article published on 25 June.
Views - 260 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00
Javid Yusuf is an attorney. He previously served as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Senior Advisor to the Ministry
Views - 89 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $113 million in new technology, energy
Views - 94 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00
‘$ 16 billion worth FDIs anticipated through the FTA with Singapore’. A headline last week that would have caught the eyes of many. Recently the CEO of Apple Inc., Tim Cook said, “The number one reason why we like to be in China is the people.
Views - 113 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00
By Rasika Karunatilake It is the quintessential Silicon Valley story. Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old President’s Scholar at Stanford drops out of college to launch her start-up. Holmes’ big idea was to perform multiple tests on a single drop of
Views - 248 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00
By Ganeshan Wignaraja and Amitendu Pali Sri Lanka and Singapore have recently signed a bilateral free trade agreement (SLSFTA). Apart from being a comprehensive and modern FTA in scope and coverage, the SLSFTA paves the way for Sri Lanka’s greater
Views - 140 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00
We are a set of medium-scale exporters who welcome the idea of fair trading. We are very much interested in the article published on 31
Views - 574 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00
I live in Moratuwa, down Diggala Road, a 2 km byroad from Keselwaata Junction on the Old Galle Road. In my little hamlet
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Minister for Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe informed the press in August that Cabinet has approved the development of East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port by the Ports Authority. According to approval: nPorts Authority would develop
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Penchant for playing with fire President Gamaralalage Sirisena has always had a penchant for playing with fire. He did fire-play at the local government elections when he made a disastrous U-turn and went round country blasting the party and its lea
Monday, 17 September 2018
Several Western analysts have carried out a relentless media campaign in keeping with their own geopolitical agenda, to suggest that China was luring Sri Lanka into a carefully engineered debt trap.
Monday, 17 September 2018
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking recently at the World Economic Forum in Vietnam, denied that Sri Lanka was in danger of spiralling into a debt trap from excessive Chinese borrowings