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Kelani Cables clinches Gold at Presidential Environmental Awards 2016

/ Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:01

Kelani Cables PLC was conferred with a Gold award for Best Green Report in Tier 2 category at the Presidential Environmental Awards 2016....


Talawakelle Tea Estates honoured at Presidential Environmental Awards

/ Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:01

Hayleys PLC owned Talawakelle Tea Estates emerged winners claiming two National Green Awards at the Presidential Environmental Awards ceremony held...


World GIS Day 2016: One Map Sri Lanka Competition

/ Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:01

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Day provides an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that ...


Marrying design and digital the ticket to worldwide business success – viewpoint from a visionary at South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum

/ Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:01

The rules of doing business have changed completely. Brands and businesses are no longer limited to isolated pockets of consumers; instea...


Sri Lanka improves performance, leads South Asia in air quality: Yale University EP Index 2016

/ Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:01

Good outdoor air quality is fundamental to human well-being. On average, a person inhales about 14,000 litres of air every day, and the presence o...


Colombo hosts 2nd edition of Intex South Asia

/ Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:01

Intex South Asia, the only international sourcing fair in South Asia which showcases the best in yarns, fabrics (apparel and denim) and c...


Sritrims celebrates 20 years in apparel industry

/ Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:01

Sritrims (Far East) Ltd., which is a fully-owned Hong Kong company with operations in Sri Lanka, celebrated its 20th anniversary last week at its C...


Bangladesh hopes to recover $30 m more from cyber heist

/ Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:32

Reuters: Bangladesh’s central bank hopes to retrieve $30 million more of the $81 million stolen from its account at the New York Federal Rese...


Senior Pakistan official Sartaj Aziz says to visit India, hints at detente

/ Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:32

Reuters: Pakistan’s top foreign policy official said on Tuesday he plans to attend the Heart of Asia conference in India and suggest...


When you let go so you can belong and keep forever

/ Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:01

Indira Jayasuriya with her husband Martyn Dicker and children Thilini and Dilan   Indira with her parents Va...


Greenhouse gas emissions set to bust global climate pact in 2030: UN report

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

Greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 will exceed by 12 billion to 14 billion tonnes what is needed to keep global warming to an internationall...


Paris climate pact enters into force, focus shifts to action

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words ‘Paris Agreement is Done’, to celebrate the Paris UN COP21 Climate Cha...


Country’s only forestry carbon credit project featured at SL Next

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

The Hiniduma Bio-link Project – Asia’s first-ever Plan Vivo certified project was featured at the recently concluded ‘Sr...


OZO Hotels partners NetWwater to facilitate rain water harvesting projects for rural schools in SL

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

OZO Hotels in Sri Lanka has signed an MoU with NetWwater (Network of Women Water Professionals) to collaborate on the “OZO for H2O&r...


Siddhalepa Group wins more green awards

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:00

Consistently and courageously championing the green cause, the Siddhalepa Group has been among the country’s annual environment award winner...


Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016 kicks off today

/ Thursday, 3 November 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016 (SLDF) is scheduled to kick off this evening, presenting a new age paradigm for some of th...


RV Fashions wins Readymade Garment Category Award at FLAME 2016

/ Thursday, 3 November 2016 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena presenting the award to RV Fashion Managing Director Dinesh Fernando during the FLAME 2016 Awards Night as Chief Min...


South Asia Textiles embarks on new $ 3m expansion

/ Tuesday, 1 November 2016 00:02

As one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile manufacturers, having completed the initial Rs. 1 billion expansion program, South Asia Textiles has no...


Unparalleled market integration of leading intl. textile suppliers at Intex South Asia – Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 1 November 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka’s fast growth and its excellent reputation for manufacturing, value addition and ethics are attracting manufacturers and investors ...


Singer continues to spearhead e-waste collection for greener environment

/ Friday, 28 October 2016 00:01

Aligned to the Government’s vision and Singer’s business values, the organisation constantly seeks to minimise the effects of its opera...


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President to unveil bronze statue in Borella of Ceylon’s second Prime Minister tomorrow

10 December 2016

Those who have known or met the second Prime Minister of then Ceylon are but a few among the living now, albeit few relatives. Those who are living but yet remember to give the information are even less in number. Some of us were fortunate to ha...


Local elections: New mixed-member method or old PR method?

9 December 2016

  I was looking forward to voting in local elections under a new mixed member system. Wearing my ratepayer hat, I was attracted to the idea of electing somebody who would be accountable to my ‘ward’ or my neighbourhood in ...


Youth underemployment: Tragedy of a generation

9 December 2016

Out of the 7.8 million employed population, 1.2 million people are estimated to be three-wheeler drivers. This is a staggering 15.4% of the working population. As a result today many sectors of the economy today are starved of critical ma...


Governance: On the bus! Or has it missed the bus?

9 December 2016

‘ISSARAHA BAHINAWAA’ – civil society’s proclivity is bow out of a crowded bus when private interests and partisan agendas win the argument over reason and responsibility; but now, more than ever perhaps, is the tim...


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