Global warming and climate change are aspects of our environment that cannot be easily or quickly discounted.
We have seemingly negatively effected our environment by a cycle of harmful processes that now seem to be feeding upon themselves to exponentially increase the damage to our ecosystem.
We have always heard how important it is to have female representation in politics. Having given the world its first female prime minister, we have perhaps initiated a path for women in politics much earlier than others.
Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key leadership positions in the company. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are ready to assume key leadership roles as they become available.
When the first trains in almost two and a half decades started running through this war-ravaged town in Sri Lanka in mid-September, Sinngamuththu Jesudasan could not resist the temptation to go and have a look – repeatedly.
Sri Lanka is in the midst of hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and President Mahinda Rajapaksa is about to assume the position of Chair-in-Office for the next two years.
When Commonwealth leaders gather in Colombo on November 15 for their biennial meeting, they will be sending a message to the human rights advocates worldwide who campaigned so strongly against this event.
Following is the address delivered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the inauguration of Commonwealth Business Forum 2013 at Cinnamon Grand Colombo yesterday.
Exports from Sri Lanka are thrice cursed. They are declining as a share of global exports, as a percentage of Sri Lankan gross domestic product (GDP) and also in absolute value. It’s timely to evaluate the reasons and consider solutions.
“It has only been four years since the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka. The government needs more time to provide a business-friendly climate that would attract more investment”.
Unilever’s new Chairperson for its Sri Lankan business operation, Shazia Syed spoke with Mirror Business about her personal experience in Pakistan, where she was the first Pakistani woman to head Unilever’s Sales division and Unilever’s expectations for the coming year. Excerpts:
The following is a speech by Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, a guest speaker at Business Today Top Twenty Five 2012-2013 awards ceremony.
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Two recent articles in a weekly newspaper reported that the government of Sri Lanka has been advised equity participation in coal mining companies after the Board of Investment (BOI) had.....
Hard landing, soft landing, no landing, overheating. Pundits’ views on China’s economy bounce around—often rapidly—between these descriptions.
Just two short months ago, the dominant concern was
If this home ownership style is properly followed and developed, affordable homes at different levels will continue to create vibrant and healthy communities and cities across the country.
Casinos are not the playgrounds for the rich and the dashing anymore. The era when it was gentlemen in black tie and ladies in evening dress and glistening jewels is over.
The basic logic argues there are only three ways to improve a company’s bottom line. Increase revenue, reduce costs, or both.
Imagine attending a meeting where fresh strategies intended to resolve or improve the company’s bottom line are discussed.
“Good roads, canals, and navigable rivers, by diminishing the expense of carriage, put the remote parts of the country more nearly upon a level with those of the neighborhood of the town. They are upon that, the greatest of all improvements.”
A product of the early stage development of Sri Lanka’s ICT Industry, Microsoft’s new Country Manager for Sri Lanka, Imran Vilcassim started his career with Microsoft a decade ago as a technology engineer.
While it assures you that you will lack nothing in life, it also seems to place an extra burden of social responsibility on your shoulders. Understandable of course – when you are the daughter of a billionaire who has a doting father and a fortune to inherit.
The complex documentation of a condominium project should be clearly understood by the purchaser.
First-time condo buyers are sometimes confused by the monthly maintenance fee that condo buildings charge.
The Appropriation Bill was tabled in Parliament earlier this month and debates on Budget 2014 will dominate Parliament from now till the year’s end. But the value of these debates to the country will depend on the integrity of consultation and information reflected in the Budget documents and related reporting.
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