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  The anti-alcohol lobby groups form powerful fronts across global markets and the....


Swimming with killer sharks, surviving and making them follow you

  Life in organisations is like being at sea: sometimes calm, frequently choppy an....


All roads lead to Rome

  That is a loose translation of what the 12th century French theologian Alain de ....


Entrepreneurial know-how can come from anywhere

  Raghuveer Sing Chaudhary found employment as a delivery boy with Amazon. Having ....


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....


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, Ambalangod....


If government needs a backbone, TEA needs a brain

  I was astonished to read claims attributed to Rohan Fernando and Jayantha Karuna....


Planned immigration law amendments shouldn’t kill blooming ICT industry

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


Chinese 2.0 opportunities from 3.0 leaders

China’s National Party Congress, the sixth since modern China started to take shape ....


Economic cost of strikes and street protests

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


How can digital finance better serve Asia’s poor?

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


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 i....


Whither Sri Lanka’s economy

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


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

Singapore’s success is largely attributed to its continuing investment in talent. Le....


Monuments over mortality?

At the time of Renaissance, a not-so-tall statue of a brave young underdog warrior, Davi....


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

  Part 25   Sometimes you’re going to find that leading people is a j....


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....


The other side of tobacco farming

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


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

    Choosing the right leadership style for each situation can be difficult.....


Most profitable Asia cigarette maker faces cheap cigar flood

  Ceylon Tobacco says tax increases to narrow profit margins Smokers seen switc....


Debt repayments – Biggest nightmare for Sri Lanka

    When the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative – with projects report....


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

  Sri Lanka today carries a huge foreign debt burden. Sri Lanka’s external d....


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