A previous Verité Insight found that bi-lateral and regional trade agreements were proliferating, especially in Asia, but Sri Lanka was missing out. Despite once being a regional pioneer in trade agreements, Sri Lanka has not signed a major agreement in almost seven years.
A rapid development in information technology (IT) has enabled firms in manufacturing, agro-based and food-based industries improve their knowledge management systems (KMS) initiatives to produce more value-added products.
In my previous article in Mirror Business on June 11, 2013, the activities of the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) were summarized and also highlighted the lack of coordination within ministries and related government institutions in Sri Lanka, related to weather forecasting and disaster management.
During the past few weeks our readers were educated on the performance of the Colombo stock market by emphasizing on the untapped opportunities it offers to investors. Further on, we have disseminated guidelines on the requirements in entering the market, investing and managing one’s portfolio.
Leadership doesn’t just happen. Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is a set of skills and abilities that anyone can learn. Those skills can be strengthened, honed and enhanced.
Globally, in the last two years, women have made great strides in closing the gap for C-suite jobs. In fact, women now are better educated than ever, are stepping into high profile roles and are also outnumbering men as the primary breadwinners in their households.
We all know what a little girl’s world consists of – Barbies, Angelina Ballerinas, soft pink dresses and dainty little...
At the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference held in Singapore in May, I had the honour and pleasure of interviewing Nalaka Godahewa, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka, on the development of the country’s capital markets.
An escalation of fisheries related incidents in the Palk Bay area is threatening to undermine the bilateral Indo-Sri Lanka relations. It is important that this matter is given urgent attention.
With the Millennium Development Goals expiring in 2015, a global debate is underway for a new development agenda to replace them. For Asia, the agenda must in part tackle the unfinished task of poverty reduction under the MDGs
The University of Sri Jayawardenepura’s Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce announced the establishment of a Masters in Entrepreneurship qualification from January 2014.
Much has been said about Sri Lanka’s potential for growth, and indeed there are many national and corporate plans being rolled out towards this end. There is high focus on several key areas of improvement, such as Infrastructure, policy frameworks, citizen services, education and so on.
The global rubber industry has always been concerned over the fluctuating supply and spiralling prices of natural rubber (NR). Natural rubber is a highly valuable biomaterial in contrast with other bio-polymers and it cannot be replaced by other synthetic materials for many vital applications like heavy-duty truck/bus
It was most timely that Razik Zarook ,Chairman ,Bank of Ceylon ,Former Chairman NARA and co- Chair of Our Nations and the Sea (ONS) in his address at the World Ocean Day on June 7 (2013) at the BMICH highlighted the....
The recent decision to authorize the development of integrated tourism resorts, including gaming, has stirred up much controversy. It is an issue that needs to be examined in a hard headed and rational manner, devoid of emotion, hypocrisy and opportunism.
The stock market has outdone many financial instruments in the recent past due to the high return yielded. The market has grown by nearly 33 percent since June 2012 and has already experienced a growth of around 14 percent for the current year. Further on, it has outdone regional markets such as..............
Imagine for a moment that you work in a cherished company and your team shared a common goal or standard for excellence in your work. Imagine your leader believed your team could and would be able to be ‘the best’ at what you do.
The bulldozers are working and a construction crane is being erected on that vacant lot you pass each day going to and from home. The sign on the fence states that a new 150 room 3-star hotel is being built with a planned opening date of mid -2014. If you have ever wondered just how that hotel was created
Fifteen-year-olds are not expected to be business savvy – under normal circumstances. For Madison Robinson, the 15-year-old daughter of a former banker, entrepreneurship could not have come early enough; which just goes to show that talent must combine with the right idea at the right place at the right time.
Dell this week announced its capacity to offer more innovative technology solutions and services...
Sri Lanka’s rank on the World Bank’s well respected Ease of Doing Business Index (covering 185 economies) improved considerably over the last year. Vaulting from 96th in the world to 81st, an improvement of 15 places, is no mean feat.
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