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Changing what we eat to be ‘climate smart’

Views - 4 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:10

The key strategy for sustainable ‘climate smart’ agriculture involves changing the food we eat, because we need to adapt our diet to suit the challenges faced by climate change. According to the Meteorological Department, prolonged droughts and e

Harmony Quote

Views - 2 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01

“The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.”

Sri Lanka ships Lion beer in exchange for rugby players to Fiji!

Views - 26 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:18

Relations between Sri Lanka and Fiji go back decades and is rooted in rugby. Over the years Sri Lankans witnessed some of the finest Fijian rugby players in the likes of Nagata and Salusalu carry up to three local players across the tri-line to touc

Sri Lanka participates in World Food Istanbul Fair 2019

Views - 17 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:17

The State Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced persons, Co- Operative Development and Vocational Training and Skills Development Buddhika Pathirana attended the World Food Istanbul 2019 Fair which commenced on 4 Sep

Iconic beverage brands Cream Soda, Necto and Orange Crush launch frozen treats

Views - 17 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:16

Sri Lanka’s beloved, iconic beverage brands Cream Soda, Necto and Orange Crush have combined with the classic taste of ice cream and launched a novel range of ice cream popsicles - Cream Soda ICE, Necto ICE, and Orange Crush ICE, recently. Manufact

CIC Chicken introduces 3 new packs rebranded ‘Besto’

Views - 16 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:15

In a move to be more customer-friendly with more convenience, CIC chicken (www.cic.lk), the ‘trusted broiler chicken with real taste’, has been rebranded ‘Besto’ chicken a couple of years ago. Advanced technology and international food safety

Some possible strategies for sustainable climate smart agriculture

Views - 32 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:10

Climate change is here to stay and it is seriously impacting the ecosystem. There are much less insects – very little if any Christmas Flies (Meru) in December, the Murunga trees not covered by caterpillars during the season and many creatures that

Harmony Quote

Views - 14 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:01

Meditation is the regular, systematic training or attention to turn inward and dwell continuously on a single focus within consciousness. With practice we can become so absorbed in the object of our contemplation that while we are meditating we forge

SLFFA sponsors university students for logistics conference

Views - 19 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) together with its commercial arm SLFFA Cargo Services Ltd. came forward to sponsor 12 top ranking university students who are pursuing higher studies in logistics, to attend the Colom

Data centres and international conferences: Steering NES Logistics Sector Strategy

Views - 79 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

In an evolving regional and global context, progress has been made through the National Export Strategy (NES) on Sri Lanka’s aspirations to become South Asia’s leading maritime, logistics and distributions hub. The country is geographically well-

Abans champions environmental protection with LG Inverter R32 Air Conditioner line-up

Views - 71 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Through the launch of Sri Lanka’s first green LG Inverter Air Conditioner in Sri Lanka, Abans is taking strong steps towards ensuring a greener future for the next generation. Each LG R32 Inverter Air Conditioner possesses R32 refrigerant, a revol

Samsung Sri Lanka shows remarkable growth in Smart TVs

Views - 17 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has witnessed remarkable growth in the Smart TV category in Sri Lanka’s premium consumer market segment, posting a solid 206% growth year on year for 2019 in comparison to the previous year. Samsung’s top-of-the-line Smart TVs e

Singer joins green revolution with Green Inverter Air Conditioners

Views - 21 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Singer Sri Lanka PLC reiterated it’s positioning of adding eco-friendly products by introducing the Singer Green Inverter range to the local air conditioner industry. The Green Inverter range of the Singer Air Conditioners portrays the Singer visio

Keells celebrates a journey of excellence with the opening of its 100th store

Views - 99 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:00

Recognised for its trailblazing journey to change the landscape of modern trade in Sri Lanka and adjudged the most valuable supermarket brand of the year, Keells marks another impressive milestone as its 100th store opened in Miriswatta Gampaha on 31

LTL Holdings CEO to deliver annual IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial lecture

Views - 39 Monday, 2 September 2019 00:28

I am going to talk about a business model which, despite opposition and political interference, became successful by promoting a different culture of entrepreneurship.

Tackling forest fires wisely

Views - 43 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:10

In the backdrop of the Amazon forest fires, last week also saw Elle rock and the Moneragala Maragala rock forest reserve going up in flames. In July this year over 500 acres were burnt down in Sri Lanka in the Moneragala District. We spoke to Dr. Ra

WNPS lecture on 12 Sept. to focus on engaging in biodiversity conservation

Views - 45 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:10

Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) public lecture on 12 September at 6.00 p.m. at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH will deal with the issue of whether people are engaging in biodiversity conservation. The lecture will be delivered by expert Dr. Sr

Saving snakes, saving the eco system; the story of a unique human

Views - 65 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

In a backdrop where the current education system has failed to bring children and youth close to the natural world and to the many creatures that we share the space of this earth with, there is one man, of humble means and little formal education who

Three Sinha Group distributes 10,000 plants

Views - 21 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

Three Sinha Group of companies successfully held a plant distribution program recently in their factory complex at Madinnagoda, Rajagiriya. The event held under the patronage of Three Sinha MD Manjula Ariyakumara saw the distribution of 10,000 saplin

India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products on 2 October

Views - 25 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

New Delhi (Reuters): India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on 2 October, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world’s most

Hayleys Fabric completes second phase of reforestation campaign

Views - 35 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:02

Working in collaboration with the Environment Protection Division of the Sri Lanka Police, Central Environmental Authority, Kalutara and the Water Board, Hayleys Fabric PLC commenced the third phase of its ongoing reforestation campaign with the plan

That one I love who is incapable of ill will

Views - 27 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:01

It is in the darkest of nights that the stars shine their brightest: Audrey Kitagawa 

Views - 48 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10

This Eid al-Adha dinner acknowledges an auspicious Islamic festival, and we are honoured to celebrate this moment together as representatives of different faith communities. It presents a paradigm of engagement that is at once respectful in its recog

The tragedy of the ongoing fires in the Ella Rock region in Sri Lanka and Amazon rainforest

Views - 189 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:05

The Amazon rainforest fires have been raging for three weeks, largely out of media focus. This is one of the most devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest located in Brazil and is seen as a climate emergency. Pictures published by NASA on Thursday

Snapshot of US-SL ties

Views - 77 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on her recent visit sat down with the Daily FT to discuss a range of issues that span different aspects of US engagement with Sri Lanka that included counter terrorism coope

Interreligious peacebuilding as an enabler of spiritual growth

Views - 324 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:58

It is now almost four months since the tragic and horrendous attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka which penetrated the core of our beings, setting in motion a series of emotions, beyond the initial shock.

The urgent need to minimise the creation of ugliness

Views - 68 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:55

If one is trained from young days to see the world with equanimous eyes many things will appear beautiful. The more life is viewed from this lens of beauty, from child to adulthood, the creation of ugliness will be minimised and the creation of beaut

Harmony Quote

Views - 32 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:52

“As an irrigator guides water to the fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives” – The Buddha


Views - 30 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:51

How does one relate to the word ‘Harmony’? It is a word that is used across spheres; to describe peace within oneself and one’s outer world, fellowship within communities and also to describe anything that is perfect in its alignment.

Understanding SL’s fossilised environment to understand our indigenous knowledge

Views - 51 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

Dr. Raj Somadeva, Senior Professor in Archaeology at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Colombo and founder Fellow of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists, explains how understanding the natural history of Sri Lanka is essential to under

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State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019

I am not an economist nor do I profess to be an economic analyst. The views expressed in this presentation are those of a layman who has always been interested in the economic progress of Sri Lanka.

Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019

We are what time, circumstances and history has made of us. We are trapped in history. At age 77, I refuse to trap history in my mind. This essay is an obligation to history. Although J.R. Jayewardene introduced ‘Executive Presidentialism’, coer

Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019

The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by the country due to several reasons. This will no doubt be his last speech on economic policy to be

Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm

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