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The disconnect between education and skill training

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President Maithripala Sirisena’s opportunity ahead in 2018

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Forget globalization; Internetization sums up our global economy better

The word globalization has lost its relevance and lustre with the emergence of the new glo...


Millennials for a better shared economy

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Fed interest rate hike: How hard will it hit Asia?

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Role of support services in making SL’s real estate sector sustainable

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2018: Are we ready to commit to building resilient infrastructure?

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Strategic environment of South Asia/Indian Ocean Region: Sri Lankan perspective

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Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

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Access Engineering’s Marina Square to give boost to condominium living in heart of Colombo

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Four ways to drive diversity and inclusion in the workplace

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SL drops 14 places: WEF GCI report

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Innovation imperative: How Asia can leverage exponential technologies to improve lives, promote growth

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When people get spun by internet rumors

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Why a reliable power supply is an essential

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Can shippers benefit from liberalisation through low freight rates?

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Sri Lanka should support WTO at Buenos Aires Ministerial Conference

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Misconceptions about production and marketing of Ceylon Tea

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RY (Rajan Yatawara) – The extraordinary human being

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Machine learning will become most important technology since Internet

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Silk Road presents more opportunities than infrastructure

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Fact-checking critics of Chinese aid

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Performances of regional plantation companies: Facts or fiction?

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Roads or schools: A critical trade-off

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Sustainable oil palm central to Sri Lanka’s plantation industry success

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A recovering world economy? Dynamics of China and India in global growth

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Budget allocations for teacher training: Is Sri Lanka playing its cards right?

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Geopolitics of floating bases and the new world order

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