Does restructuring property rights hold key to natural resource management in Sri Lanka?

​World Environment Day 2015 was marked on June 5th, under the theme “Seven Billion...


Parliament and Cabinet need reliable economic analysis

​A regular feature of Sri Lanka’s public debates and writing on economic issues is...


Expanding Business Development Services to tackle inherent weaknesses of SMEs

​In developing the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, we often assume that the qu...


Adapting spirituality to find a blue ocean

​Which leadership style succeeds? There is no one answer. There is a suggestion that a l...


Do we have to choose between creating jobs and protecting the climate?

​As the negotiations on universal Sustainable Development Goals and a new global climate...


When is repaying public debt not of the essence?

Financial bailouts, stimulus spending, and lower revenues during the Great Recession have ...


Renewed interest in wages for plantation workers

​As the two-year collective agreement lapsed recently, negotiations for another wage inc...


Big ideas for small business managers : In these difficult times, managing channels of distribution is a tantalizing experience

​Three instalments back, when we spoke about marketing mix, we said that it is made up o...


The role of HR in creating good governance culture

​The writer was recently asked to speak about how human resources (HR) can make a meanin...


Overcoming challenges of marine pollution for healthy oceans

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Why we need to go beyond protests, and fashionable Tweets

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Colombo bourse likely to be choppy

In recent days the market has seen support levels increasing and some stability... ...


The role of invention in economic development

Sri Lanka, having eradicated terrorism, is now on the track towards development. ...


The evolving dynamics of global oil market

​Two years ago when Robert Wescott – a former economic advisor to US President Bil...


Big ideas for small business managers : Is price the most important driver to customer purchasing behaviour?

​We are still talking on the subject of preparing the business plan and today we briefly...


Benefits of investing in stock market

​There are many benefits of investing in shares and we will explore how this common form...


Tea crisis: Who deceives whom?

​On reading and hearing of the views expressed by the Planters’ Association, the w...


Economic recovery in the North: Moving from aid to entrepreneurship

Last week, Sri Lanka marked the six-year anniversary since the end of the armed conflict i...


Producing marketable graduates

In the journey towards the development, every country wants to achieve the full employment...


Charismatic leadership style of Steve Jobs

​The word ‘charisma’ means  ‘gift’ or ‘divine favor&r...


Ten tips for successful long-term investors

​While it may be true that in the stock market there is no rule without an exception, th...


Lessons for Digital Marketers from Formula 1 racing

​While connected consumers are busy completely redefining how they engage with brands, m...


Big ideas for small business managers Secret of high profit potential - Deliver exactly what customer needs, nothing less

​During the past four weeks, under the creation of a strategic business plan, we reviewe...


Adopting a blue economy approach in Sri Lanka

​The development process known as ‘greening’ has been the foremost topic of ...


Who are momentrepreneurs and what do they bring to the table?

​In the old order of things, one commenced a career upon completion of higher education ...


Why we should buy earthquake insurance

​The recent earthquake in Nepal has served as a somber reminder of the kind of damage te...


Sri Lanka’s tourism: Competing with the region

​There is an often repeated story of two people walking in the forest. They see a tiger ...


Contrast of charismatic leadership

Charisma is often used to describe an elusive, even undefinable personality trait that inc...


SMEs will be critical to sustain economic growth next 5 years

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Sooner the elections, better for the economy

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