IRIN: Relief will be more easily and quickly available, and the economic fallout much more manageable, if governments project and plan fiscally for potential natural disasters and their human and economic toll well in advance, experts say.
There have been extensive discussions in various forums and in the media recently for and against the budget proposals made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in respect of the shipping economy and more particularly on the terminal handling charges (THC) issue.
Busy lives often means tight careers and even tighter personal spaces. It’s a tough battle to keep everything on the burners all at once but that’s the standard formula for today’s busy woman – whether she is powering a rewarding career or is an entrepreneur who must put in an insane amount of hours per day.
Sri Lanka carried out her second licencing round for 13 blocks in the Mannar and Cauvery basins and the deadline for bids ended November 29. Mirror Business met with Saliya Wickramasuriya........
In 2013, it was found that brand-name drug manufacturers in the United States were paying their competitors - generic drug manufacturers, to keep their products off the market shelves.
It is an established fact that the Real Estate industry makes an important contribution to the economy of a country and to the welfare of its people.
Housing is a key factor in measuring the standard of living of a society, and is an indicator of the economic growth of a country
Some emails or letters invite you to sign up and enjoy membership to this magazine or to that credit card. This just happened to me recently where my entire family received letters from our bank soliciting us to sign up for its prestige credit card that ‘gives double the benefits’.
Transport, energy, information and communication technology and water infrastructure enable a state to grow its economy and improve the quality of life of its citizens. Infrastructure acts as the backbone of growth and social wellbeing
It has been said that with the rising incidences of chronic kidney diseases in the agricultural areas of the island, the Sri Lankan government is taking measures to control the indiscriminate usage of chemical fertilizer and agrochemicals by the farmers.
We live on the World Wide Web as much as we do in real life. Every individual with access to a computer and Internet is likely to spend a considerable amount of time on it, either in pursuit of a hobby, reading, researching or simply in search of entertainment.
UNFCC –COP 19 from 11 -22 in Warsaw Poland is attended by representatives of nearly 200 governments and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon addressed the plenary sessions on......
Being an island nation, Sri Lanka is blessed with enormous ocean resources, and related opportunities, that can be utilized for the country s economic development. There is a wide array of ocean resources, which include both biological and non-biological components.
In Sri Lanka, ‘Cess’ is the name given to a special tax imposed on sales, where the revenue is earmarked for a specific fund with a particular economic purpose. But the government has stymied export promotion and local value addition by ‘stealing’ the Cess. Budget 2014 is poised to further the malpractice.
Oh no, not another article on innovation! Haven’t we heard enough from everyone who claims to be someone, when on stage? Please also don’t feed us another dose of anecdotes extolling how Southwest Airlines, Ritz Carlton or Walt Disney excel at it! No, I won’t.
The main focus of the 2014 budget has been to maintain the growth momentum and stability of the economy as requested by the majority of the public, Finance and Planning Ministry Deputy Secretary to Treasury Dr. S. Batagoda said.
An appeal to the executive, business and academia, who saw light at the end of the tunnel.
Dhammika Perera didn’t become one of Sri Lanka’s richest people by luck. It was actually by design.
Back in 1999, when he was 32, he developed a 20-year plan for his fledgling businesses with the help of a mentor.
They are no longer manning desks in plush offices but are in front of computers located in kitchens, store spaces, living rooms and bedrooms. They work hard but also have time to spend with the children and take care of family chores.
A premier accounting institute in Sri Lanka held its 34th National conference recently. In the weeks ahead and during, amidst wide publicity, the two day event, screamed: ‘Innovation’.
Bangladesh has had its share of stock market booms and busts. Following a bull run during most of 2010, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) crashed in early December 2010 and by March 2011 the index had fallen by half from its all-time high.
Having dual citizenship status is literally having the best of both worlds. Many Sri Lankans who hold dual citizenship had a sense of superiority. They can enjoy all the benefits and facilities enjoyed by any Sri Lankan and also entitled to all the benefits and facilities of their adopted country.
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