Special Report

Women in Management, IFC launch Seventh Professional and Career Women Awards 2017

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

  From left: Maldivian High Commission in Colombo Head of Mission Zahiya Zareer, Women in Management Founder/Chairperson Sulochana Seg...


Night of empowerment, inspiration and fun!

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

  Ladies VIP Night in partnership with HSBC celebrates International Women’s Week, The Role Model – The Strength ...


The incredible resilience of loving our nation

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:00

Love is a complex emotion at the best of times. In a season of expressive love, Daily FT in partnership with Emojot, a global pioneer in a...


‘Code of Ethics’ as a management device towards employee ethical behaviour

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

By Viruli de Silva What is a Code of Ethics? Code of Ethics or Code of Conduct is a familiar term in business organisations, and it...


The felicitation of Sunil de Silva

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

The Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka (APB) felicitated Sunil de Silva, a former Secretary General and Vice President of APB, a...


Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka (APB)

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 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...


Upcoming APB events

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

As the APB year 2016/17 is coming to an end, there are few more important events which are lined up during the coming weeks. A snapshot of these ev...


APB presents Benku Ridma 2017 at Bishops Auditorium on 18 February

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Benku Ridma 2017, the variety entertainment in which performing artistes drawn from the banking profession come together to present a most enjoyabl...


Fisheries policy targeting threefold increase of exports

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

The fishing fleet still consists of traditional fishing crafts, some mechanised and a few hundred multiday boats, with limitations in term...


Int’l Ornamental Fish Conference 2017: 2nd edition staged again in Colombo

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

  The second International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference will be organised by the Sri Lanka Export Develop...


Eight tips for success with your startup

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:00

By Joel David Let’s face it... statistically 90% of startups fail. To be successful, you have to be amongst the elite! Here are some factor...


How to turn a great tech idea into a successful business

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:00

    Important characteristics of atech entrepreneur or start-up Since the 2008 recession, we have seen a s...


Vituperative comments made by Finance Minister against Central Bank officers

/ Tuesday, 7 February 2017 00:00

By Legal Eye  I was extremely surprised and disappointed by the serious allegations made by the Minister of Finance on 24 January during the...


Wijewardena’s attempt to whitewash Auditor General and private placements of Government securities

/ Tuesday, 7 February 2017 00:00

A reply to the article published by W.A. Wijewardena in Daily FT on Monday 30 January titled ‘In defence of the Auditor General: The Govt...


Chandra J’s appeal to safeguard Auditor General’s independence, integrity and professional position

/ Tuesday, 7 February 2017 00:00

4 February 2017 President and Members of the Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, 30 A Malalaserere Mawatha, Colombo 7...


The Central Bank’s 30-year bond issue

/ Tuesday, 7 February 2017 00:00

By Ajwad Shariz  I have two questions for the individuals who say “bond scam, bond scam”.  Q1: Explain to me, wh...


MTI releases 2017 Business Outlook Survey

/ Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00

For the sixth consecutive year, MTI Consulting in partnership with Daily FT, Daily Mirror and Sunday Times, has concluded the MTI CEO Business Outl...


Sri Lanka as global film production destination gets big boost

/ Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00

  Teleview invests Rs. 100 m to bring German-made world’s best Arri Alexa Super XT camera and Ultra Prime lenses Ne...


Trump’s pledge of ‘action to end America’s carnage’ in campaign-style inaugural speech paints gloomy picture

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:50

President Trump acknowledges the audience after taking the oath - Reuters Wide-scale protests mar celebrations  ...


Pakistan Single Country Exhibition

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:00

The Pakistan Single Country Exhibition was held at the BMICH from 13-15 January, showcasing a variety of products, apparel and food items from Paki...


Today's Columnists

Mobilising against measles

23 February 2017

The WHO South-East Asia Region is making rapid progress against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Region was certified polio-free in 2014. Maternal and neonatal tetanus was routed in 2016. And routine immunisation for diseases such as diphtheria a...


A prelude to the accountancy profession

22 February 2017

An honourable profession  It is an honour to share such a great profession as a Chartered Accountant (CA). A profession that has been evolved over thousands of years, weathered various storms and tested for time. Accountancy professio...


‘Better plan’ for solar energy and coal-hydro compatibility

22 February 2017

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I was very happy to see that two-page advertisement in Daily FT on the first ever PV Solar park at Hambantota commissioned to develop 10 MW and I could imagine how happy the Minister and State Ministe...


Rationale for mandatory credit allocations: A counter view

21 February 2017

By Joan de Zilva Moonesinghe “Whatever ‘name’ is given to a just social system, nevertheless not its name but its content is what is important, andcalls for a ‘strong juridical framework’, that is, a legal ...


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