Special Report

The ‘History of Ceylon Tea’ website, a Dilmah initiative

/ Wednesday, 9 August 2017 00:00

By Anura Gunasekera In 1866, when Scotsman James Taylor planted 19 acres of Field no. 7 on Loolecondera Estate, Hewaheta, with a few tea seedl...


CB Chief cracks whip!

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:15

  Central Bank Chief urges private sector to take strength from improving fundamentals than too much focus on negatives ...


Eran tells private sector Govt. will go the full term and beyond

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:02

  State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne yesterday sent an emphatic message to the private sector plagued with worry over politi...


Kabir commits to make SL most competitive

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:02

By Charumini de Silva Acknowledging that the Government has strong fundamentals in place, Public Enterprises Development Minister Kabir Hashim y...


Reorienting economy to be export-focused critical for SL: Dr. Harsha de Silva

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:02

  National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva yesterday declared that the rapid export orientation of t...


Create culture of innovation to go global 

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:01

  Sri Lankan ranks 90 on global innovation index Ecosystem already in place but disjointed Supra-ministerial ap...


SL trade at a crossroads?

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:01

By Madushka Balasuriya Domestic regulatory reforms, focused and strategic trade policies, increased Government engagement with the private secto...


CB Governor outlines new trade policy developments, way forward on FTAs

/ Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:05

The Government has formulated a Trade Policy Framework, Anti-Dumping Bill and a Trade Adjustment Package for local industrialists to upgrade their ...


DIMO sweeps CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2017

/ Monday, 24 July 2017 00:05

The third ‘CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards – 2017’ awards presentation ceremony was held on 17 July at Cinnamon Lak...


Key role for Sri Lanka in China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Shanghai Institute of International Studies

/ Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:05

By Nisthar Cassim Sri Lanka is uniquely located to play a very important role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) hence greater bilateral econo...


Shanghai Institute of International Studies delegation to visit Sri Lanka

/ Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:01

The Shanghai Institute of International Studies has forged a partnership with the Pathfinder Foundation to foster greater Sri Lanka-China collabora...


GE in search of new partnerships

/ Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:00

Global multination General Electric (GE) is implementing its slogan ‘Imagination at Work’ in Sri Lanka searching for new investment opp...


A new breed of accountants

/ Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:28

  By Uditha Jayasinghe  Management accountants have to keep up with rapidly evolving technology by transforming themse...


17th CIM Annual Conference kicks off to embrace ‘Digital Transformation’

/ Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:27

    By Charumini de Silva The Chartered Institute of Marketers’ flagship event, the CIM Annual Confere...


Sri Lanka, Bangladesh issue joint statement

/ Monday, 17 July 2017 00:06

Following is the joint statement issued by Sri Lanka and Bangladesh following the successful conclusion of the State Visit of Maithripala Sirisena,...


The world’s invisible water crisis

/ Monday, 10 July 2017 00:12

By Madushka Balasuriya ​What is the biggest crisis facing the world today? War? Famine? Global warming? A sound case could be made for ea...


Trinity Steel takes off

/ Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

Following is the address by Deshabandu Tilak de Zoysa at the launch of Trinity Steel on 22 June   Hon. Minister Daya Gamage, M...


Fundamental rights of Sri Lankans violated as decision makers profit from Uma Oya commissions

/ Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

  Text and pix by P.D. De Silva “The fundamental rights and fundamental duties of Sri Lankans are violated by decisio...


Binod Chaudhary’s words of wisdom for private sector and Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 3 July 2017 00:00

Following is the address delivered by CG Corp Global Chairman Binod K. Chaudhary at the 178th AGM of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce on 29 June ...


CNN journalists resign over retracted story about Trump-Russia ties

/ Friday, 30 June 2017 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): Three CNN editorial staffers have resigned in the wake of last week’s retracted story that suggested a questionabl...


Today's Columnists

Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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