Special Report

Dian Gomes addresses APB members on ‘Leadership’

/ Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:00

  HELA clothing Chairman Dian Gomes delivered an inspiring lecture on leadership to an overflowing gathering of bankers on 11...


First things first

/ Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:00

By Dr. Shan Fernando Is our economy doing alright? Will the Government be able to increase its revenue? Will it be able to rationalise its subsid...


5 tips on banking

/ Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:00

Internet Banking – for individual and joint accountholders Internet Banking is an automated self-service facility which provides you, the c...


Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka (APB)

/ Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:00

In early 1988, a group of enthusiastic senior bankers saw the need to form an association to promote professionalism in the industry, for a forum t...


WIM and IFC 6th Professional and Career Women Awards 2016

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

By Hiruni Dabarera Women in Management (WIM) in association with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) held the Professional and C...


Britain’s newspapers take sides in EU referendum debate

/ Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:00

London (Reuters): With just days to go before Britain’s 23 June referendum on European Union membership, the country’s newspapers have ...


Britain and Brexit: What the rest of the world says

/ Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:00

  Reuters: The prospect of Britain voting to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum has worried many foreign leaders and int...


Tracing the global market thread that could be unravelled by Brexit

/ Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:00

  LONDON (Reuters): If Britons vote to take their country out of the European Union on 23 June, no corner of the global finan...


Soros says pound fall after Brexit would be bigger, more disruptive than ‘Black Wednesday’

/ Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): George Soros, the billionaire who earned fame by betting against the pound in 1992, said that a British vote on Thursday to leave...


Magnificent Muscat

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:10

The Daily FT participated in a familiarisation trip to Muscat, Oman for media and representatives of travel agencies organised by Oman Air...


Rating Sri Lanka’s potential

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:08

Moody’s Investors Service Sovereign Risk Group Senior Vice President Marie Diron - Pic by Daminda Harsha Perera By ...


2016 Eisenhower Fellow Nagesh Rao to deliver IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture

/ Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

By Malik Gunatilleke The IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture will be delivered later this month by 2016 USA Eisenhower Fellow, engineer and IP-...


Project AMAL picks Sri Lankan Trainer Prassanna Pathmanathan

/ Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:00

Prassanna Pathmanathan today is a household name when it comes to training and mentoring on career and personal development. Out...


Vim Diviyata Disne continues women’s empowerment with extended training in new skills

/ Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:00

  Continuing their journey towards empowerment select participants of the recent Vim Diviyate Disne exhibition in Anuradhapur...


500 Startups’ Pankaj Jain partners Venture Engine for 30 June workshop

/ Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:00

Partner at 500 Startups, Pankaj Jain, will be hosting a two-hour workshop for Venture Engine participants, as well as other Sri Lanka-based start-u...


‘Project Saubhagya’ empowers rural women through entrepreneurship

/ Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:00

A longstanding symbol of women’s empowerment in rural areas, Unilever Sri Lanka’s Project Saubhagya awarded its top performers...


WorkInSriLanka Quarterly Meetup in July

/ Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:00

WorkInSriLanka (WISL) will be holding a Quarterly Meet-Up on 5 July at the Asylum Restaurant and Lounge Bar. This is a networking event, exclusiv...


Hiroshima in focus at G7

/ Thursday, 9 June 2016 00:00

A city that exemplifies Japan’s extraordinary journey from the ashes of war and destruction to the heights of futuristic modern development ...


Bridging the languages of science and spirituality

/ Wednesday, 8 June 2016 00:00

  By Madushka Balasuriya NASA, rock stars, business leaders and churches. Four very different social groups, with four very...


Journalist Forum for World Peace in South Korea shares key insights into dangers of North Korea’s nuclear threat

/ Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:01

By Nisthar Cassim  Nearly 80 editors and senior journalists from the world over gathered in South Korea last month to learn and emphasise th...


Today's Columnists

BBS’ threat of an Aluthgama repeat

30 June 2016

The threat of repeating Aluthgama is tantamount to admission of responsibility for the pogrom of Aluthgama on 15 June in 2014     I have been accused by many in comments to my articles that I continue to ...


A closer look at the paddy value chain

30 June 2016

Except for a very few farmers in the country, the majority of paddy farmers are small-scale  operators     Introduction The popular notion about rice millers is that they exploit the paddy farmer...


“Prime Minister is after me”: Mahindananda

30 June 2016

“The Prime Minister is after me,” claims Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage. The former Sports Minister says Premier Wickremesinghe is intimidating him on a personal level following his involvement in matters with regard to the C...


Brexit success and the response of universities

29 June 2016

 W.A. Wijewardena in his Daily FT column on 27 June questions whether the UK Universities and the research sector is the biggest casualty in the aftermath of Brexit. Apart from the financial implications, if Brexit is a sign of a trend toward...


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