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Swimming with killer sharks, surviving and making them follow you

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All roads lead to Rome

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Entrepreneurial know-how can come from anywhere

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Time to take it down a notch

In his riposte to me by Rohan Fernando, former Chairman of the TEA, in Mirror Business on ...


Building a vibrant export-oriented vision for SL’s poultry industry

The rising popularity of chicken meat as a daily staple in most Sri Lankan diets has been ...


Take the plunge, there’s never a perfect time: Reddy

Anjana Reddy named as one of the top 30 e-commerce and retail entrepreneurs in the Forbes&...


Sri Lanka needs specialist skills to grow faster and employ more people

Finance State Minister Eran Wickramaratne’s comments that the government will cut re...


How to turn blockchain fintech hype into reality

I was wrong to think that financial technology (fintech) would automatically reduce financ...


A lifeline for female-centric MSMEs in Sri Lanka

Indrani is a 41-year-old cinnamon oil producer living in Meetiyagoda, Ambalangoda in the G...


If government needs a backbone, TEA needs a brain

I was astonished to read claims attributed to Rohan Fernando and Jayantha Karunaratne, the...


Planned immigration law amendments shouldn’t kill blooming ICT industry

In recent news, Finance State Minister Eran Wickramaratne had mentioned about changing the...


Chinese 2.0 opportunities from 3.0 leaders

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Economic cost of strikes and street protests

Nowadays, wherever we look at, we see strikes and agitations that disrupt people’s d...


How can digital finance better serve Asia’s poor?

Of the over two billion unbanked adults in the world, about half live in developing Asia, ...


How can Sri Lanka gain from Asia’s ‘noodle bowl’ of regional infrastructure?

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – a web of intercontinental road, rail ...


The rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency. What is so special about it is that it ...


Whither Sri Lanka’s economy

Many articles have been written by economists and other experts analysing Sri Lanka’...


Is Sri Lanka’s grade five scholarship exam akin to a fool’s errand?

The 2017 grade five scholarship exam results were released in early October, with 356,728 ...


Taper Tantrum 2.0? How Fed’s balance sheet normalization affects Asia

The US Federal Reserve is raising interest rates in response to improving US economic cond...


Labour shortage in key sectors: Govt. needs to be flexible

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Monuments over mortality?

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Be a bold dreamer and carry your flag high until you reach the summit with your team

Sometimes you’re going to find that leading people is a joy: you admire how everyone...


Building resilience for climate-induced disasters in Sri Lanka

With the arrival of monsoon rains, Sri Lanka is just seeing the end of the drought that im...


A vibrant private sector – Key to Sri Lanka’s growth

Sri Lanka experienced strong growth at the end of its 26-year conflict. This was to be exp...


The other side of tobacco farming

The rice bowl of Sri Lanka is experiencing the worst drought of the past 40 years. Expecta...


A single leadership style does not fit every situation, but change with care

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Most profitable Asia cigarette maker faces cheap cigar flood

British American Tobacco PLC’s unit in Sri Lanka says it’s poised to lose its ...


Debt repayments – Biggest nightmare for Sri Lanka

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Will govt.’s FDI plans flounder on corruption and bureaucratic apathy?

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