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MAS is winning the war on sludge – one brick at a time

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:03

What’s wrong with our water? Apparently nothing and everything at the same time. While the rest of South Asia is increasingly feelin...


Paris climate targets to cost Asia $ 300 b a year, but will help save lives: Research

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:01

Jakarta (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Developing economies in Asia will have to spend $300 billion a year until 2050 to meet targets set by the Par...


Biodiversity Sri Lanka to hold first AGM, Technical Sessions and CEO Forum

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:01

The Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity (SL B&B) Platform, initially set up in 2012 as a program of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) was re...


Ceylon Chamber releases latest study on the ‘Apparel Sector 2015’

/ Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:01

The Business Information Division of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has released its latest review conducted on the apparel industry. The release t...


Gap becomes latest to reveal its supplier factories

/ Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:01

AFP: Global clothier Gap Inc this week became the latest apparel retailer to identify the factories which produce its garments, helping shed light ...


Mihila stands firm as longest certified CarbonNeutral apparel factory

/ Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:01

From Left: SFG Manager, Sustainable Development and Strategy Glenn Sonntag; CCC Senior Consultant Nik Bollons; Kanishka Jayasinghe of CCC; CCC CEO ...


SLABA, Royal Turf Club and EDB power Sri Lanka’s apparel

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:03

The committees of the Royala Turf Club, EDB and Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association on stage at the end of the Royal Turf Club SLABA Runway 2016 w...


Intex South Asia 2016 is back

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:02

2015 Intex South Asia    The world’s eyes are on Intex South Asia 2016, the region’s premier sourcing fair, c...


Tharanganee Garments bags ‘Best Emerging Exporter’ at the 20th Presidential Export Awards

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:01

Tharanganee Garments CEO Rukmal Fernando receiving the award from President Maithripala Sirisena     The 20th Pre...


Sri Lanka Design Festival unveils theme for 2016: Transformation

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

  Q: When you say the theme for this year’s design festival is ‘Transformation’, what do you mean?  A: Well, ...


Reach your peak: Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala shares her story

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:01

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala sharing her experience of the Mount Everest Expedition during an event organised by Women in Logistic and Transport (WILAT) ...


IBM believes Sri Lanka is well set for cognitive computing journey

/ Monday, 19 September 2016 00:01

  By Hiyal Biyagamage Q: If you look at the general picture of the ICT industry, how has cognitive computing fared over the last few...


Coca-Cola is first Fortune 500 company to replenish all the water it uses globally

/ Friday, 9 September 2016 00:01

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) announced they have met their goal to replenish, or in other words ba...


Nations Trust Bank awarded CarbonConscious Certifications for its three flagship offices

/ Friday, 9 September 2016 00:01

From left: Saman Munasinghe Manager – Infrastructure Services and Administration, Priyantha Egodage Manager APL Infrastructure and A...


Tokyo Cement teams up with WRCT to promote coral restoration

/ Friday, 9 September 2016 00:01

From left: Salinda Kandapola, Executive Director Christopher Fernando and Managing Director S.R. Gnanam of Tokyo Cement Group, exchanging ...


International Expert Forum on Climate Change invites Carbon Consulting Company CEO to be expert speaker

/ Friday, 9 September 2016 00:01

The Korea Legislation Research Institute (KLRI) convened its first International Expert Forum on Climate Change in Seoul, Korea recently. ...


World stocks hit one-year highs as Fed hike prospects fade

/ Thursday, 8 September 2016 00:00

  Reuters: World stocks hit their highest in more than a year and the dollar fell sharply against the yen on Wednesday as exp...


The frequent killing of wild elephants from collisions with trains

/ Thursday, 1 September 2016 00:00

Dear Sirs, The Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS) would like to express its grave concern over the recent killing of four wild eleph...


As disaster losses mount, Sri Lanka develops tool to track them

/ Thursday, 1 September 2016 00:00

Residents stand next to a house damaged by the May 2016 landslides in the Gamthuna area of Aranayake, central Sri Lanka - TRF/Amantha Perera ...


Working towards transparent and accountable climate change adaptation initiatives

/ Thursday, 1 September 2016 00:00

  Adaptation is a crucial aspect in facing adverse effects of climate change faced by Sri Lanka. Southern Voices on Adaptat...


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Connected Finance: Setting up your business for higher gains

29 September 2016

By Asanka Abeysinghe  Technology today is changing and shaping the scope of the financial industry at a rapid pace. Customers are frequently looking for more convenient ways to interact with their respective financial institutions and carry...


Lesson from last policy decision of the Fed and BoJ

29 September 2016

  The Federal Reserve System (the Fed) and Bank of Japan (BoJ), two of the main central banks in the world, announced their monetary policy changes on 21 September.  The Fed’s decision was a testimony that the ce...


How to get non-finance colleagues to listen to you when you talk finance: Tips for CFOs

29 September 2016

  Why aren't they listening? Here are several reasons why it can be difficult to get non-financial staff to pay attention to the numbers: They may be intimidated by financial data Finance, similar...


Constitutional paradox: Is Election Commission answerable to people?

29 September 2016

  According to Hindu magazine published in India, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was quoted as saying, “Sri Lanka’s new draft Constitution could be presented in Parliament before the next Budg...


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