Special Report

Sri Lanka’s first National Summit on ‘Foresight and Innovation for Sustainable Development’ kicks off

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

By Charumini de Silva and Shehana Dain Sri Lanka’s first National Summit on ‘Foresight and Innovation for Sustainable Development&rs...


Making Sri Lanka an efficient financial hub via key reforms in banking and finance

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:32

The Daily FT-Colombo University MBA Alumni Association forum shares key insights from public-private sector experts B...


7 years on: Remembrance ceremonies for soldiers, civilians in the North and South

/ Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:00

   By Dharisha Bastians The Government marked the seventh anniversary of the defeat of the LTTE on the battlefields of the Wan...


Using crisis for change

/ Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:13

Former telecoms regulator and founding chair of LIRNEasia Professor Rohan Samarajiva delivered the keynote address at the Colombo MBA Alumini Assoc...


Accountants, lawyers resolve to fight corruption

/ Tuesday, 17 May 2016 00:02

Professions recognise cost of corruption to citizens and global economy  Ahead of the Anti-Corruption Summit London 2016, the Internat...


Global corruption costs trillions in bribes, lost growth: IMF

/ Tuesday, 17 May 2016 00:01

Reuters: Public sector corruption siphons $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion annually from the global economy in bribes and costs far more in stunted eco...


Govt.’s priority now is to build a framework which accelerates growth

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama last week outlined definitive plans by the new Government to make Sri ...


World Export Development Forum 2016: What is in the offing?

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

Public and private sector Organising Committee The World Export Development Forum (WEDF) is a unique global platform dedicated to ...


Sri Lanka’s effort for WEDF 2016 an excellent “public-private partnership”

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

Development Strategies and International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe State Minister of Development Strategies and Inte...


WEDF is a rare opportunity for Sri Lanka: Rishad

/ Monday, 9 May 2016 00:00

The hosting of the 16th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in October in Colombo will be a rare opportunity for Sri Lanka, Industry and Commerce...


Evaluating ETCA

/ Friday, 6 May 2016 00:00

From left: Moderator Editor Daily FT Nisthar Cassim, Former Central Bank Deputy Governor W.A. Wijewardena, GMOA President Dr. Anurudda Pad...


Sri Lankan art makes its mark at ‘One Belt, One Road’ international exhibition by prestigious Sotheby’s

/ Friday, 6 May 2016 00:00

Anoma (third from right) and the panel of artists with visiting dignitaries Anoma speaking at the discussion held as part...


Universities and SMEs need to work together on innovation management: Prof. Dornberger

/ Wednesday, 4 May 2016 00:00

  A national event themed ‘Managing Innovation in SMEs – Practical Tools and the Role of Universities and Privat...


Sri Lanka is on the cusp of a transformative leap forward, Malik tells US

/ Tuesday, 3 May 2016 00:10

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told the US last week that Sri Lanka is on the cusp of a transforma...


President Obama places high importance on US’ ties with Sri Lanka: Samantha Power

/ Tuesday, 3 May 2016 00:05

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power last week said that President Barak Obama has placed high importance on US ties with Sri Lanka. ...


US hopes for specific initiatives to strengthen Sri Lanka’s trade and investment regime

/ Tuesday, 3 May 2016 00:04

With the Joint Action Plan that was announced last week, the US said it hopes to set forth a series of concrete and specific initiatives to strengt...


Transformation agenda of SL Govt. needs US support: Ambassador Kariyawasam

/ Tuesday, 3 May 2016 00:03

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the US Prasad Kariyawasam last week said transformation agenda that the Government has undertaken is both ambitious a...


US-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Council adopts action plan to boost bilateral trade

/ Tuesday, 3 May 2016 00:01

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama led Sri Lanka delegation to the 12th US-Sri Lanka Trade and Investm...


EWIS empowers UoM Department of Computer Science and Engineering with R&D Centre

/ Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka’s only local Original Device Manufacturer (ODM), E-W Information Systems Ltd. launched a fully-equipped Res...


Global trade and finance trends now centre stage in minds of stakeholders and policymakers

/ Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:00

With 482 respondents from 112 countries across the world, the record response rate to this year’s 2015 Global Survey on Trade Financ...


Today's Columnists

“Govt. will compensate every person affected by floods and landslides”: Anura Yapa

25 May 2016

“We have money; we will pay each and every person affected by floods and landslides,” assured Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, in an interview with the Daily FT. Yapa pointed out that people need not worry ab...


Is a degree worth the cost?

25 May 2016

If a family can afford to pay, higher education is worth the cost. However, when tax revenues are spent or  students borrow to attend college, we as a society need to question whether a degree is worth the cost   ...


Coming out of the economic crisis: Time is running out for Sri Lanka

24 May 2016

For Sri Lanka to attain its goal, it is of utmost importance to consolidate the budget which has gone out of control due to falling revenue and soaring expenditure   Crisis manifesting as a foreign exchange shortage Sr...


Authentic leaders: Are they here?

24 May 2016

Perhaps the natural disaster we are currently facing could be a wakeup call for managers and administrators at all levels alike to think and act like authentic leaders     Overview We still bear the bru...


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