Special Report

UK threatens action against 1,500 firms over silence on gender pay gap

Views - 87 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 1,500 large British companies that failed to meet a government deadline


David Pieris Group celebrates completion of first batch of ‘Empowering Women through Technical Train

Views - 128 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

A certificates handing over ceremony to participants of the first women group of Bajaj three-wheeler repairing program named ‘Empowering


The Great Managers Awards: A call to greatness

Views - 281 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Colombo Leadership Academy and People Business recently held the inaugural Great Manager Awards, recognising leadership competencies that produce stronger results amidst challenging business landscapes, creating stronger values to drive performances.


Norway’s Arctic town envisions gateway on Polar Silk Road with link to China

Views - 54 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Envisioning a new port on the Barents Sea coast and a railway that goes all the way southward to the Baltic Sea, Norway’s


A major activity hub

Views - 39 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

“This project with railway connected to the Belt and Road Initiative through the Northern Sea Route and the Arctic strategy of China


Polar Silk Road to China

Views - 101 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

The report, which said the Arctic railway is potentially a new “maritime silk route in the north,” was released just a few days before China


Chinese scientists identify gut bacteria beneficial to type 2 diabetes patients

Views - 109 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Chinese scientists have identified a guild of particular gut bacteria that can ferment dietary fibres to help control blood glucose


A touch of future with cutting-edge Chinese technologies at Mobile World Congress

Views - 85 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Just by putting on a black helmet, a backpack and a pair of gloves, Hose Aquinas made his personal history of setting his own feet on the “moon”.


China’s digital publication industry grows in 2017: Report

Views - 49 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

The value of China’s digital publication industry reached 4.15 billion yuan ($ 657 million) in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 21.3%, a report showed.


China winning war against pollution: US study

Views - 93 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Chinese cities combating smog have significantly cut serious air pollution in the past four years, a study by a University


Rotary celebrates 27th district conference: $3.9 million from Rotary to Sri Lanka

Views - 173 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

There has been $3.9 million in donor funding given by Rotary Foundation to Sri Lanka in the last five years


10 things businesses can learn from the next startup success

Views - 52 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The startup scene has become one of today’s most exciting and fluid industries to be a part of. The constant stream of innovative and disruptive


Dialog Axiata Digital Innovation Fund picks first three start-ups

Views - 329 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata stated on Thursday that it has selected Roar Media, InsureMe and MyDoctor.lk as its first phase of investments from the Digital Innovation Fund (DIF).


idea2fund finalist pitch to MTI’s CEO

Views - 360 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The third wave of MTI’s ‘idea2fund’ successfully completed stage three pitch presentations recently at the Hilton Colombo


Pathfinder Foundation conducts 2nd regional conference: ‘Trincomalee Consultations 2018’

Views - 251 Saturday, 31 March 2018 00:07

Following the successful first regional conference held in 2017 under the theme ‘Regional Cooperation for Economic Prosperity and Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal’, Trincomalee Consultations – 2018’ was conducted by The Pathfinder Found


John Keells Group wins Platinum at WiLAT Sri Lanka’s “HeForShe” Awards 2018

Views - 109 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) won the Platinum Award at the Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka’s “HeForShe” Awards on 23 March.


Cinnamon Lakeside celebrates International Women’s Day

Views - 94 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside General Manager Dermot Gale and the management team hosted an exquisite High Tea for the lady


BMICH remembers its founder on International Women’s Day

Views - 120 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

The iconic BMICH joined the world community recently in celebrating International Women’s Day, with its 2018 theme ‘Time is now: Rural & Urban


Embracing gender diversity: MAERSK Lanka fills 50% of top management team with women

Views - 1281 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

With much debate over the past decades, about the difficulty that companies in male-dominated sectors claim to have


Sri Lanka sinks in water safety with no national plan in place

Views - 534 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka suffers a staggering 850+ recorded deaths a year by drowning, falling short quite dismally in delivering on health and safety obligations in the water. In fact, the country has the 12th highest drowning rate out of 61 countries analysed in


Sri Lanka ready to send more female ‘Blue Berets’

Views - 969 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

By Shanika Sriyananda Can women in military help to prevent and reduce sexual and gender-based violence against women and children in a war? In many conflict situations this has proved successful according to several researches and the UN. They have


IFC-CB Policy Forum explores women’s market in Sri Lanka and beyond

Views - 155 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

The IFC-Central Bank Policy Forum themed ‘Exploring the Women’s Market in Sri Lanka and Beyond’ recently discussed


Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka (APB)

Views - 93 Monday, 26 March 2018 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 to meet and discuss topics relating to the banking industry and also to help upcoming bankers to broaden


APB holds AGM

Views - 126 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

APB AGM was held on 21 March at level 22 of HNB Towers.


APB ceremonially holds 350th Council Meeting at Kingsbury 

Views - 48 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

APB ceremonially held its 350th Council Meeting at Kingsbury recently. It was an important milestone in the history of APB.


APB holds first event in Kandy

Views - 254 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka held its first event in Kandy to provide its members in the Kandy region an opportunity to participate in an event without having to travel down to Colombo. The event was held at the ‘Oak Ray Lounge


Venture Frontier Lanka to create a culture of entrepreneurship for greater economic prosperity

Views - 556 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first integrated entrepreneurship platform, Venture Frontier Lanka, was launched last week by Ovibees Ventures, focused on the development of the complete startup lifecycle across five key industries such as leisure and tourism, educati


WiLAT SL showcases POC as case study for progress on gender diversity results at 6th SAARC Business

Views - 254 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

The 6th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave 2018 commenced on 16 March in Kathmandu, Nepal under the theme


McLarens celebrates International Women’s Day 2018

Views - 122 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Everywhere, every day and every hour, progress in relation to gender disparity is made by women, for women.


RDB Bank celebrates International Women’s Day with pride

Views - 91 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

The International Women’s Day Commemoration Program organised by the Kelaniya branch of the Regional Development


Today's Columnists

Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)


Emperors without clothes: Is Mother Lanka naked too?

Monday, 17 June 2019

The expression ‘The Emperor without clothes’ derives from the Hans Anderson tale that is based on Sufi wisdom. The Emperor in Anderson’s story was without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land and he loved wearing fine clothes and spent al


The confusion of the collision is becoming indescribable!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Strange are the things we are witnessing in the political scene. The fast-evaporating trust and confidence in politicians and the Government are seriously destroying the harmony of the nation. The Prime Minister of the country has admitted that the


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