Special Report

APB holds first event in Kandy

Views - 203 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 - 347 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 - 214 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 - 85 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 - 38 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

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

IIT inspires women with ‘She Can’ International Women’s Day conference

Views - 259 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Colombo, Thursday 15th March 2018: The pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka, Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) launched the ‘She Can’ campaign in conjunction with International Women’s Day which was celebrated earlier this m

International Women’s Day celebrated by Rotary

Views - 56 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

By Safna Malik In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, Rotary Club of Colombo Mid City members organised an event titled ‘Celebration of Women in Rotary’ under the theme of ‘Press for Progress’ recently at Hilton Colombo. Five emi

Chinese, American scientists “light up” lung cancer mutations

Views - 37 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:44

Chinese and American scientists have found a new way to identify non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC), the most common type of lung cancer, non-invasively. In a study reported on Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the scientists

First ultra-high-voltage clean power line is here!

Views - 43 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:43

China’s first ultra-high-voltage power superhighway for transmitting clean energy has been approved, with construction to start in the second half of the year. The 800-kilovolt direct current transmission line will extend 1,600 km across five provi

Chinese FM calls for mutual trust with India

Views - 27 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:42

Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday called mutual trust “an issue that needs to be addressed urgently” between China and India. “With political trust, not even the Himalayas can stop us from friendly exchanges. Without it, not even level land can

Chinese scientists develop DNA nano robots to treat cancer

Views - 74 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:42

Chinese scientists said they have successfully created and tested the world’s first autonomous DNA Nano robots to combat cancer tumours, paving the way for revolutionary cancer therapy. Scientists from China’s National Centre for Nanoscience and

China to strengthen financing support for Belt and Road Initiative

Views - 13 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:39

China will strengthen financing and tax support to better serve the Belt and Road Initiative, a deputy finance minister said on Wednesday. The Ministry of Finance is forming an international financing cooperation centre in a bid to build a long-term,

Women co-architects of Sri Lanka’s post-independence welfare state: Minister Bandara to UN

Views - 38 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:50

Women and Child Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara this week said that in Sri Lanka, women were the co-architects of Sri Lanka’s post-independence welfare state, which ensured free education and healthcare for all its citizens.

LSEG Sri Lanka launches Diversity and Inclusion program

Views - 276 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:49

In an environment where equality, inclusivity, diversity, and creativity are as important as bottom line numbers, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Sri Lanka has launched an internal program that will focus on diversity and inclusiveness within the

June Manoharan shares experience with WISTA members to mark Intl. Women’s Day

Views - 24 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:48

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, WISTA Sri Lanka invited June Manoharan, the Managing Director – Middle East, Asia and Africa of LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, the recipient of “The Maritime Standard Woman In Shipping Award” at th

Sri Lankan women should not take a back seat to men

Views - 30 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:47

http://blogs.worldbank.org: We have a strict ‘no jerks’ policy at the company where I work. It means we just don’t have room for people who bully or mock their co-workers. Our employees don’t invade each other’s personal space or make uninv

SL Ceramics and Glass Symposium 2018: A bid to enhance industry and new market opportunities

Views - 214 Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena The Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Symposium 2018, in a bid to enhance the industry and new market opportunities, invited several leading professionals to share insights and their view points on 6 March at the Taj Samudra. The ob

KPMG presses for progress to empower change

Views - 205 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

8 March was International Women’s Day (IWD) and KPMG in Sri Lanka celebrated the day by recognising this year’s theme ‘Press for Progress

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka recommends measures to empower women in informal sector

Views - 58 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) in a report released has recommended measures for state institutions to take in empowering women in Sri Lanka’s informal sector.

Microsoft partners with Sysco LABS to celebrate International Women’s Day

Views - 123 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

To mark International Women’s Day, Microsoft launched the #MakeWhatsNext campaign and co-hosted a forum alongside Sysco LABS

ODEL pulls out all stops to make women ‘Feel Royal’ on International Women’s Day

Views - 17 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

“Every Woman is a Queen” sang Queen Latifah, and on 8 March, ODEL rolled out the right royal treatment for all women customers visiting its flagship store at Alexandra Place, to celebrate International Women’s Day with the élan and extravaganc

Serendib Flour Mills celebrates the power of women

Views - 130 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

Serendib Flour Mills celebrated International Women’s Day recently on 8 March under the theme ‘7 Star Women – Empowering You for Tomorrow’ to salute the remarkable contribution made by women towards society. Globally, International Women’s

People’s Bank celebrates International Women’s Day

Views - 50 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, a special program was held recently at the People’s Bank Headquarters branch under the patronage of People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager N. Vasantha Kumar. Popular actress Senali

Role of women in SL economy remains relatively low, says CB Additional Director Dr. Perera

Views - 240 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena The role of women in the Sri Lankan economy remains relatively low and static, said Central Bank Additional Director Dr. Roshan Perera at the IFC-CB Policy Forum held on 12 March at the Hilton Hotel. Speaking on women’s finan

Nations Trust Bank marks Women’s Day with an interactive forum

Views - 58 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

The life of the successful modern woman is often a delicate balancing act between work and home. Understanding this dynamic in detail and learning from the experiences of others can help young women looking to build a career for themselves. In this l

SLASSCOM People’s Summit 2018 sheds light on future challenges and prospects

Views - 120 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

The SLASSCOM People’s Summit 2018 successfully concluded recently sharing key insights to challenges and prospects for the professional community.

Sri Lanka makes compelling investment case in Singapore

Views - 696 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 - 46 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 - 131 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 - 237 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.

Today's Columnists

Strong trade agreements need 30-50 consultations

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Coming from a multinational working background, I strongly support free trade given that open competition tends to sharpen

The case of our concealed subservience to China

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

If one takes a close look at the general trend of discourse and debate that has been going on in Sri Lanka, one cannot but be

Muslim markers in Sri Lanka: Changes and challenges

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

If we exclude from our consideration the wars that owe their origin to religious hatred, or to difference in fundamental principles

A 10-point guide on bank credit facilities that suit your business best

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

As a businessman when you visit a bank seeking credit facilities you are faced with a lot of banking jargon with which you are often not conversant. You tend to learn about them only when you start utilising such facilities. Further, if are young and

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