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Sri Lanka makes compelling investment case in Singapore

Views - 748 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Inc recently made a compelling case to woo more portfolio and direct investments from companies and funds based in Singapore.


‘SHE CAN – inspired women, inspire women’ organised by IIT on 15 March

Views - 58 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in providing British Higher Education in Sri Lanka, will be holding ‘SHE CAN – inspired women, inspire women’, at the Orchid Room of the BMICH on 15 March from 6.00 p.m.


Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce to commemorate Intl. Women’s Day on 15 March

Views - 148 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

Taking the world theme ‘Press for Progress’ into action, the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce is commemorating International Women’s Day 2018


Australian High Commission celebrates “Press for Progress: International Women’s Day 2018”

Views - 267 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

This year’s International Women’s Day theme ‘Press for Progress’ is a timely reminder to celebrate achievements to date and renew efforts moving forward.


President calls on women to come forward as a powerful force to build nation

Views - 56 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena extended an invitation to women in the country to come forward as a powerful force to stop the deteriorating human values, and build a nation that values peace and where all the people could live in brotherhood and harm


SKAL donates to Women in Need

Views - 70 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

Etihad Airlines Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal General Manager Dougie Douglas made a fervent appeal on the behalf of non-governmental organisation Women in Need (WIN) at the recent Annual General Meeting of SKAL International Colombo.


ADB President reaffirms commitment to a more gender equal Asia Pacific

Views - 55 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao yesterday marked International Women’s Day by reaffirming


Australian HC calls for gender equality, empowerment in SL

Views - 249 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

As Sri Lanka posts one of the lowest female workforce participation rates of any comparable country, Australian High


PickMe honours spirited women entrepreneurs with launch of ‘PickMe Sri Liya Abhinandana’

Views - 240 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

At a time when women’s voices are rising around the world, International Women’s Day was commemorated globally


It’s time to #PressForProgress for Sri Lanka’s women: World Bank

Views - 49 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

International Women’s Day is always an important marker in my calendar and this year’s theme #PressForProgress couldn’t be more exciting. Starting today, 8 March, we at the World Bank are embarking on a year-long effort to rally the government


CSE rings bell for gender equality

Views - 445 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

Chief guest Prof. MaithreeWickremesinghe says people think that gender equality means women’s equality but it doesn’t, it’s so much more By Shannon Jayawardena The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) together with IFC, a member of the World Bank Grou


Chinese textile firm weaves success through decades of reform

Views - 24 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

It used to be trendy for Chinese to dress in clothes of foreign brands, but now China is helping shape the latest trends in the fabric and apparel world.


China’s punishment to polluting firms

Views - 55 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Chinese authorities had issued more than 20,000 pollutant emission permits by the end of 2017, an official from the Ministry of Environmental Protection said.


China leads patent applications worldwide

Views - 48 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

China has been the world leader in applications for patent for invention for seven consecutive years, said Wan Gang, President of the China Association for Science and Technology.


Chinese research in gene therapy for cancer

Views - 61 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

A special issue of peer-reviewed journal Human Gene Therapy was published on Friday, documenting China’s progress, opportunities and challenges in its biomedical research.


Drone delivery in rural China

Views - 151 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

“Rural deliveries in China aren’t easy,” says Yang Guoping, a village postman in Hanggai Township, Anji County, east China’s Zhejiang Province, since 1992. He rises early


Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka (APB)

Views - 44 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

In early 1988, a group of enthusiastic senior bankers saw the need to form an association to promote


APB President appointed as 20th GM/CEO of Bank of Ceylon

Views - 119 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Incumbent APB President Koliya Senarath Bandara was appointed as the 20th General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ceylon


APB completes CSR project in Kelinkanda

Views - 32 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

The Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka (APB) embarked on a CSR project, consequent to the floods and landslides which occurred last year


APB Evening Seminar on 5 January

Views - 48 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

APB recently organised an evening seminar on liberalisation of foreign exchange transactions based on the recently issued Foreign Exchange Act No. 12 of 2017.


The lip service of a polythene ban

Views - 411 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00

By: Piyumani Ranasinghe The ban on polythene that is equal to or less than 20 microns, in September 2017, was a point of debate, of course, at the time it was implemented by the Government. Besides the question of its efficacious enforcement, one can


Bridging the gaps in research, policy and industry

Views - 179 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00

By Shanika Sriyananda If any government focuses only on environment, or economy, or society at the expense of the others, it would create unbalance, unstable and unsustainable power suit, a top US scientist said. “Any kind of sustainable power suit


Yasas says IRONMAN has potential to peddle Lanka as premier Sports Tourism spot

Views - 413 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

A force to be reckoned with, Yasas Hewage, the Director of Pro Am Serendib, which is the organiser of the Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia IRONMAN


NDB Araliya provides life insurance

Views - 45 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

NDB Araliya is a unique financial proposition that will focus on developing a woman’s life not only in terms of financial wellbeing but also in developing her skills, health and intellectuality whilst giving her the strength, security and confidenc


Saudi women to start own business without male permission

Views - 110 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

RIYADH, AFP: Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday,


Ceylon Guardian leads skills development program for women in South

Views - 95 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

The Youth to Nation Foundation (YNF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Ceylon Guardian, conducted a workshop in Hambantota on Monday 12 February to impart training on manufacturing footwear. The program was attended by 32 women from t


SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council launches ‘By the women, for the women, to the women’

Views - 118 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

Throughout the centuries, a plethora of cultural and social taboos have been associated with menstruating girls and women, as well as menstrual health. In many parts of the world, women are still not allowed to leave the confines of their homes while


Envisioning a path to more inclusive, affordable Sri Lankan healthcare system

Views - 278 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:03

Sri Lanka has witnessed unprecedented growth and development over the recent past as evidenced by rising income levels which stood at $ 3,759.20 by the end of 2017. While the economic impacts of this remarkable growth trajectory are clearly defined,


China’s car giant promotes new electric vehicle in UAE

Views - 45 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

ABU DHABI, (Xinhua) -- China’s ICONIQ Motors is promoting its latest electric vehicle (EV) model ’’SEVEN’’ in the ongoing Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week


Jordan, China ink deal to boost aviation cooperation

Views - 31 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

AMMAN, (Xinhua) -- Jordan and China signed a deal on Monday for cooperation in the field of aviation services.


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East Container Terminal blunder: Learn from Chinese

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Minister for Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe informed the press in August that Cabinet has approved the development of East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port by the Ports Authority. According to approval: nPorts Authority would develop


President Sirisena, playing with fire, must take note that smoke will get into his eyes

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Penchant for playing with fire President Gamaralalage Sirisena has always had a penchant for playing with fire. He did fire-play at the local government elections when he made a disastrous U-turn and went round country blasting the party and its lea


Response to claims that Sri Lanka was in a ‘debt trap’ in 2014 due to ‘Chinese loans’

Monday, 17 September 2018

Several Western analysts have carried out a relentless media campaign in keeping with their own geopolitical agenda, to suggest that China was luring Sri Lanka into a carefully engineered debt trap.


Understanding the debt trap: Nothing but simple arithmetic

Monday, 17 September 2018

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking recently at the World Economic Forum in Vietnam, denied that Sri Lanka was in danger of spiralling into a debt trap from excessive Chinese borrowings


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