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Cinnamon Lakeside celebrates International Women’s Day

Views - 61 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 - 73 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 - 1198 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 - 463 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 - 737 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 - 105 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 - 39 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 - 108 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 - 33 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 - 218 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 - 389 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 - 227 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 - 96 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 - 57 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 - 281 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 - 74 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 - 42 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 - 49 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 - 30 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 - 106 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 - 17 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 - 59 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 - 328 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 - 45 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 - 57 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 - 241 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 - 236 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 - 61 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 - 168 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 - 29 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


Today's Columnists

In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi


The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


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