Special Report

Maritime Silk Road and China-Sri Lanka Relations shot in the arm for Chinese foreign investment

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

Team representative of Pathfinder Foundation and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies Second Symposium Shanghai ...


Sri Lanka can count on China for development cooperation

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C) looks on during a visit to the Kelaniya Rajamaha temple in Kelaniya on 9 July. Wang Yi is in Sri Lanka for a...


Software robotics: Are we in the midst of a revolution?

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

Panel discussion Moderated by ICTA Program Head Fayaz Hudah. Others from left: Managing Director Hayleys Industrial Solutions Dr. Arul Siv...


International investor perspective on local currency solutions

/ Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:00

First Capital Holdings PLC brings together Netherlands based The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), FMO – Entrepreneurial Development Bank, Frontc...


CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2016 kicks off

/ Tuesday, 12 July 2016 01:05

Underscores Total Cost Management as enabler of economic development   By Charumini de Silva The CMA National Management Accounting ...


Venture Engine shines light on local entrepreneurs for 5th consecutive year

/ Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:02

Hire 1 bags both Winner and Impact Entrepreneurship Award QueenBee Den and Direct2Door adjudged both first runner up and second r...


In race to be Asia’s fintech hub, Singapore leads Hong Kong

/ Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:01

Reuters: Singapore is rushing to reinvent itself as Asia’s financial technology, or fintech, hub to fend off a regulatory threat to its wealt...


GEN, UNCTAD, US State Department partner to ease business registration

/ Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:00

  Global Enterprise Registration portal (ger.co) aims to simplify online business registration around the world At the ...


Female entrepreneurs outperform male peers in job creation

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:00

Female entrepreneurs are outperforming their male peers when it comes to hiring, according to new research released recently to coincide with the E...


Hayleys Puritas Sath Diyawara recognised at Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2016

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:00

HaycarbManaging Director RajithaKariyawasanand PuritasDirector SharmilaRagunathanaccepting an Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award from Enterpri...


Venture Engine draws to a successful close

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:00

The 2016 edition of Venture Engine drew to a close on Wednesday with a gala awards night at The Kingsbury Hotel.  Marking the fifth annivers...


‘Sampath Saviya’ honoured at Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2016

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:00

From left: Response Ability, Inc. Founder and CEO and Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity Executive Director Dr. Naoki Adachi, Sampath Bank ...


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...


Today's Columnists

Think outside the box, the way out?

23 July 2016

A classic example of our cultural predictability is explicit in the saga behind the naming of Sri Lanka’s only international airport   It will not be wrong to say that we are a country in a permanent state of crisis, but...


“Nationalist” Government – to counter nationalistic rhetoric?

22 July 2016

NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER – The spirit of a nascent Sri Lankan nationalism (inclusive, tolerant, Other-embracing) might be compromised if Government and civil society together don’t challenge competing nationalisms Ca...


Premechandran on northern problems and Govt. inaction

22 July 2016

    EPRLF Leader and TNA member Suresh Premechandran   Q: What is the latest with regard to the Jaffna University clash?  A: I do not know why this much of exposure is given to this drama. Earlier...


Trade and FDI needs a one-stop-shop, not one more stop

22 July 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple’s office in Ireland. Apple has publicly stated that it wants to significantly expand its operations in Ireland Many foreign investors I engage with want Sri Lanka to emulate Ireland, or even Vietn...


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