Special Report

CodeCraft will empower ICT industry

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

Daily FT Editor Nisthar Cassim said CodeCraft is an extension to the successful annual Cyber Security Summits co-organised by the Daily FT during t...


What is CodeCraft?

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

What is CodeCraft? CODECRAFT is a nationwide competition for students, professionals, colleges, and corporates. The event will bring together exi...


Harin gives sneak preview of ‘2020 Digital Sri Lanka’ at CodeCraft launch

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

‘Code Craft’, the nationwide search for Sri Lanka’s Most Secure Programmer, was launched by the Digital Infrastructure ...


Championing secure coding skills key focus of CodeCraft: CICRA CEO

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

  CICRA Holdings Director and CEO Boshan Dayaratne Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultan...


Apparel industry senior leadership lets young team present visionary ideas for Lankan manufacturing at Sri Lanka Design Festival

/ Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:01

     The South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum (SAALF) has been held as part of Sri Lanka Design Festival for the last eigh...


Gota says pilots union advised President Rajapaksa not to extend Emirates contract

/ Monday, 28 November 2016 00:01

Text and Pix by P.D De Silva It was the Secretary of the SriLankan Airlines Pilots Union that advised President Mahinda Rajapaksa not t...


‘SriLankan Airlines was a commercially viable model that slipped away’: MTI case study

/ Monday, 28 November 2016 00:01

On the heels of the recent announcement of the restructuring plans for SriLankan Airlines, MTI Consulting looks back on a similar turbule...


SL’s relations with new US Govt. will be based on current ‘historic high’ platform: Kariyawasam

/ Monday, 28 November 2016 00:01

Q: You are a career diplomat with extensive experience of almost three decades. You have been at the helm of diplomatic operations and cooperation ...


WSO2 takes the reins to hatch new tech startups with Hatchery

/ Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:10

  By Hiyal Biyagamage WSO2 recently launched ‘Hatchery’, its unique startup initiative that will nurture buddin...


Sri Lanka’s key human capital challenges and opportunities

/ Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the Human Capital Summit 2016       A consol...


Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit post-event discussion and dinner

/ Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

  The organisers of the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit, NHRDC and AHRP organised a dinner at the Galle Face Hotel to say t...


Key insights into 2017 Budget at Daily FT-Colombo Uni. MBAA Forum

/ Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:15

Leading foreign investors welcome Government's new measures; suggest way forward to achieve higher FDIs and greater socio-economic progress ...


Participants seek more clarity on 2017 Budget from Finance Minister

/ Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:01

Q: We see that for the retail investors in the capital market now have to pay slightly higher taxation of 14% when it comes to dividends and unit t...


Budget hailed as futuristic

/ Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:01

Panellists Director Tax Services, BDO Partners Sarah Afker, Deputy Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Dhammika Gunathilake, Commission...


2017 Budget proposals and issues under spotlight at KPMG forum

/ Tuesday, 15 November 2016 00:30

By Charumini de Silva KPMG hosted a post-Budget presentation and discussion unraveling key highlights of the tax and fiscal proposals of the 2017...


National Chamber of Exporters has its say on 2017 Budget

/ Tuesday, 15 November 2016 00:17

The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) in a press release stated that the Budget Proposals for 2017 have many positive features that encourage the...


Budget 2017 bound to have mixed effects on inclusive growth

/ Tuesday, 15 November 2016 00:17

In the background of revenue mobilisation constraints and emerging public debt sustainability risks, curtailment of the budget deficit is inevitabl...


Budget 2017: A Budget the people cannot afford

/ Tuesday, 15 November 2016 00:15

By the Alliance  for Economic Democracy The theme of the 2017 Budget as stated by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in his speech on Thur...


TV channels worried over Govt's proposed hike in levy on imported, dubbed shows

/ Tuesday, 15 November 2016 00:15

NIE: Sri Lanka's private TV channels are worried over the Government's proposal to increase the levy on imported and dubbed TV programs and...


Budgets can’t make all happy; Budget making a thankless effort: E&Y’s Duminda

/ Tuesday, 15 November 2016 00:01

Ernst & Young Sri Lanka Partner Duminda Hulangamuwa kicked off his presentation stating that Budgets can’t make everyone happy and prepar...


Today's Columnists

Brilliant companies are brilliant at the basics

6 December 2016

Top research company AC Nielsen last week announced that the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) had picked up from a downward trend. But challenges to the consumer remain given that the economy grew by a modest 2.6% in the backdrop of the drought and...


Taxation in Sri Lanka: The need for radical change?

6 December 2016

A country’s fiscal and taxation system is a major determinant of macro-economic policy and sustainable growth, particularly in areas such as government revenue, public debt, fiscal deficit, inflation as well as resource allocation, income di...


Thriving in a digital age: Digital currencies pose the biggest threat to banks – Part III

5 December 2016

  This is the final part of a revised and improved version of a paper published in the Association for Professional Bankers 2016 Annual Convention Publication titled ‘Thriving in a Digital World’.  Part I of this paper...


Men and women for SEN: Reaping research richness

5 December 2016

The research monograph is handed over to the Secretary of the Ministry of Education    It was a delight to witness a research landmark made through a comprehensive study of special education needs (SEN) of primar...


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