Special Report

Sri Lanka’s electricity generation plan 2018-2037

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s State electricity utility, the Ceylon Electricity Board, in April submitted the Least Cost Long Term Generation Expansion Plan (...


Making use of a giant advantage

/ Tuesday, 20 June 2017 15:52

  By Charumini de Silva Experts believe the rapidly expanding economies of India and China present huge opportunities for S...


Making use of a giant advantage

/ Tuesday, 20 June 2017 08:33

Sri Lanka has to explore growth opportunities with economic giants India and China   By Charumini de...


Bringing benefits from BRI

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:02

Exploring fresh perspective on how Sri Lanka can achieve growth from China’s Belt and Road Initiative By Uditha Jayasinghe ...


12 unsung heroes feted by Janashakthi National Civilian Bravery Awards

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:01

By Charumini de Silva The Foundation of Civilian Bravery Sri Lanka and Janashakthi Insurance PLC recognised 12 unsung heroes who attempted to sav...


West underestimates China’s new Silk Road, says German envoy

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Beijing (Reuters): Western countries are underestimating China’s new Silk Road project, which is an important scheme, despite concerns it is ...


A brilliant future for China-SL cooperation under the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

On 14 and 15 of May, The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing. This international gathering bro...


IMF raises China 2017 growth forecast again, partly due to ‘policy support’

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Beijing (Reuters): The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday raised its forecast for China’s 2017 economic growth to 6.7%, its third incre...


China-led AIIB approves $ 324 m in infrastructure investment

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

BEIJING (Reuters): The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday it has approved two loans and one equity investmen...


APB President plans activities to fulfil core objectives of bank

/ Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:00

Newly elected APB President Senerath Bandara during his tenure of presidency plans to organise an array of activities fulfilling the core objective...


Navigating success in a man’s world

/ Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:01

CICT Commercial and Marketing Head Catriona Jayasundera – Pic by Lasantha Kumara   When Catriona Jayasundara first began...


StartupX Foundry: Powering Lankan startups into global arena

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:03

StartupX Foundry Founding Partner Dag Honningvåg and StartupX Foundry Program Manager Aloka Gunasekara unveiling the StartupX Foundry sign ...


Microsoft BizSpark reinforces vision for ‘Gudppl’

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:02

Startups are established each year and are often paraded around with increasing fervour to describe scrappy young ventures, popular web-based apps ...


South Korea invites Lankan startups for K-Startup Grand Challenge 2017

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 00:01

India-Korea SW Cooperation Centre Executive Director Kyung Hwan Lee  – Pic by Lasantha Kumara    In a bid...


Sri Lanka’s untapped potential

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

  Officials and private sector experts weigh in on what makes Sri Lanka ready for investment By Chathuri Dissanaya...


Accepting e-documents with e-signatures: A small step for the Govt., a giant leap for the country

/ Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

  By Verité Research and The Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce I. Summary Improving export pe...


Moratuwa Uni Rotaract Club’s ‘Grama Prabodhaya’ wins global award

/ Wednesday, 7 June 2017 00:00

In recognition of its efforts towards the community development, ‘Grama Prabodhaya’ initiated by the Rotaract Club of University of Mor...


JKH evaluating “significant investment opportunities” across industry groups

/ Friday, 2 June 2017 00:00

  Sri Lanka’s premier blue chip John Keells Holdings (JKH) Chairman Susantha Ratnayake whilst expressing confidence on inves...


Amendments to SEC Act, CSE listing rules need revisit: Dr. Jayasuriya

/ Thursday, 1 June 2017 00:00

  Colombo Stock Exchange Manager Compliance Lankesha Molligoda, Colombo Stock Exchange CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike, Ernst & ...


An island of opportunity

/ Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:00

fDi Magazine Deputy Editor Jacopo Dettoni talks to Daily FT about  investment opportunities after  Sri Lanka tops the global rankings...


Today's Columnists

On which “beast’s” back does the burden of governance (not) rest?

23 June 2017

I was very hopeful when circumstances necessitated a national government of sorts in a hazy summer concatenation now long forgotten. At the time, we all thought the union of two major mainstream mindsets would result in a smorgasbord of good thing...


Yes or no to Paris Accord; let us reassess climate change

23 June 2017

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I attended an international conference titled ‘Climate Change: Facing the challenge beyond COP 21’ in Colombo in February 2017. The conference attracted climate scientists from many countr...


Education allocations must target youth unemployment

23 June 2017

There is now a commitment to increase the number of students entering universities by 2020 and also to allocate more funds for vocational training.  The current intake into government universities is around 25,000 per year. Nearly 60% (150,...


Our tryst with mosquitoes!

22 June 2017

This small specie – small in size but quite big in impact – is creating havoc among us these days. The Government has a serious emergency at hand consequent to mosquito bites and specifically the bites of one species – Aedes aegy...


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