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What advice would you have given your younger self?

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Would a look back at what decisions we made be relevant to the decisions we make in the future? In retrospect is a term used wisely. Most of us feel wiser and mature, when we look back at the past. The decisions we have made, the people we have chosen to be with, the career moves we have made....

Buffett's annual letter What we can learn from his real estate investments

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“Investment is most intelligent when it is most business like.” -Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor. It is fitting to have a Ben Graham quote open this essay because I owe so much of what I know about investing to him. I will talk more about Ben a bit later and I will even sooner talk about common stocks.

JKH, DIMO bag ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2013

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John Keells Holdings (JKH) was adjudged the country’s most transparent and accountable business entity when it bagged the Overall Winning Award at the annual ACCA Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards, with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) coming in as the overall runner-up.

SL-Iraq trade talks begin in Baghdad

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The latest Sri Lanka-Iraq Joint Committee for Economic Cooperation (JEC) Commenced February 25 in Baghdad, a statement from the Industry and Commerce Ministry said. “Iraq is certainly an important market for us not only for tea but even for other prospective products.

Friendship bridge across Asian waters Sino-Sri Lankan relations grow apace with trade gains made over decades

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In December 1952, during a historic visit to China to conclude the rubber-rice barter trade agreement, Sri Lanka’s then commerce minister Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake was presented with a gift by Zhou Enlai, then premier of the People’s Republic of China.

Avirate expansion plan & launch of Spring/Summer 2014

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Avirate, the leading women’s clothing retailer in Sri Lanka held a press conference on Friday 21st Feb 2014 to announce the launch of their new Spring/Summer 2014 collection, combining casual, sassy street wear, festival trends and elegant evening wear & also to talk about their expansions globally this 2014.

MasterCard upbeat about Sri Lankan prospects

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Sri Lanka could benefit and seek higher growth from global electronic payment trends, falling in line more with the current cashless spending patterns, a top official from the US financial services multinational, MasterCard said.

Impressive to excessive to over-the-top

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Oxfam states that the accumulated wealth of the top 85 of the richest in the world equals the total worth of $ 3.5 billion of the poorest! It goes beyond 4 billion of the poorest, when one adds the total wealth of the next 250 richest in the world to the top 85.

Importance of organic matter in plantation agriculture

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Soil organic matter is any material produced originally by living organisms (plant or animal) that is returned to the soil and goes through the decomposition process. At any given time, it consists of a range of materials from the intact original tissues of plants and animals to the substantially decomposed mixture of......

Third gantry cranes shipment arrives at CICT

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Mega vessel, Zhen Hua 11 recently shipped a large consignment of gantry cranes and container trailers for the newly built Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT).

Launch of Sri Lanka’s 1st Crowdsourced Creative Agency

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Me Idea, the creative agency of Loops Solutions, the leading digital marketing company in Sri Lanka was launched on Friday, 21st February 2014, offering for the first time in Sri Lanka, one of the most innovative and creative solutions to revolutionise the marketing industry through crowdsourcing.

Sri Lanka ventures into offshore fish farming

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Oceanpick (Pvt.) Ltd, a local company seeking to pioneer sustainable marine aquaculture, recently installed the country’s first sea cage, initiating offshore fish farming off the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka.

Pareto Analysis - Taking mystery out of problem-solving

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There are many problem-solving techniques available to managers and most of them are powerful tools for reaching a solution. However, one stands out as the power tool to use for deciding ‘which’ problems to solve; ‘Pareto Analysis’. It sorts the vital few from the trivial many. It is also known as ‘80/20 rule’,......

What should investors know about IPOs?

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It is a formal legal document, which provides details about an investment offered to the public. It is important to read the prospectus because it provides information regarding the terms of the securities being offered as well as disclosure regarding the company’s business, financial condition, management and.....

Government’s five hubs and public service

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The ‘Mahinda Chinthana Vision for the Future’ policy statement envisages making Sri Lanka a regional hub in five sectors. To ensure Sri Lanka is well poised to be the centre in the region, the government is looking to transform Sri Lanka into a strategically important economic centre by developing five strategic hubs

Lankan exporters invited to utilize Pakistan’s GSP Plus with EU

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Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Major General Qasim Qureshi made an open invitation to Sri Lankan exporters to utilize the current Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP) scheme Pakistan enjoys with the European Union (EU) and expand trade between the two countries through the existing free......

SLIA Architect 2014 inaugurated

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The inauguration ceremony of Architect 2014, the 32nd Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) took place on February 19, 2014 at the Main Assembly Hall of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

Nawaloka Construction purchases 20 TATA tippers

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Nawaloka Construction Company Private Limited is an organisation that has been offering multidisciplinary services to suit customer requirements for over 60 years. It has the Category C1 for building work and P1 for piling work in the ICTAD grading and is a member of the NCCASL.

Greater profitability via CEO - employee communication - Obama points the way

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An engaged workforce has a major bottom line impact, according to Gallup’s 2013 ‘State of the American Workplace’ survey, businesses with an engaged workforce made 150 percent higher earnings per share (EPS) than their competition in 2011/12.

Do you see career failures as learning opportunities?

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Too many of us look at career failures for the face value –as failures. Yet, life’s lessons are anything to go by; failures are not setbacks but foot-steps towards greater success and bigger achievement.

Pathfinder Economic Flash How easy money can destroy communities and economy: Wigneswaran’s exposure

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Northern Province Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran has elaborated upon how diaspora remittances have deleterious effects. He has said that these remittances were having a very adverse impact on the lifestyles of the Tamils in the North.

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