Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:30
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals how a Sri Lankan friend helped him realise physics isn't his calling
Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon, the wealthiest person in modern history, world's first centi-billionaire, founder of Blue Origin, owner of Washington Post. In short, 54-year-old Bezos has achieved everything a man dreams of.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
Thai-Sri Lankan FTA ‘to be concluded by 2020’
NEGOTATIONS on a Thailand-Sri Lanka free trade agreement (FTA) would be concluded by 2020, Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general at the Department of Trade Negotiations, told a press conference yesterday.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00
Epic Lanka ties up with VisionFund
AWARD-WINNING regional technology leader Epic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd recently announced a strategic partnership with VisionFund Lanka (VFL), the local subsidiary of global microfinance giant VisionFund International, to deliver a state-of-the-art digital Mobile Branchless Banker Platform to enhance its distribution of services in Sri Lanka’s micro-finance sector.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:30
Airline removes nuts after Sri Lanka president's rage
Sri Lanka's national airline said Wednesday it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:15
Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants
Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:09
SL chosen as garbage dump by S'pore after China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia shut their doors – expert
One-time top government trade negotiator Gomi Senadhira Monday urged the ruling coalition to immediately halt the importing of garbage of all sorts in accordance with the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SL-SFTA).
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:00
Sri Lanka’s crab premier comes to Bangkok
Banyan Tree Bangkok partners with Thai Airways Sri Lanka in organising an exclusive, three-day set of dinners by guest Sri Lankan chef Dharshan at Vertigo Too from August 9 to 11.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:00
Commercial Bank inaugurates micro-finance firm in Myanmar
THE COMMERCIAL Bank of Ceylon has opened a microfinance company as its second subsidiary in Myanmar, two years after opening a Representative Office in Yangon that offers advisory services, banking, funds transfer and encashment services to Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi businesses operating in the country.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:09
Thailand, Sri Lanka to step up efforts for FTA
Thailand and Sri Lanka on Friday agreed to push talks towards a Free Trade Agreement which, if successful, can increase bilateral trade value to US$1.5 billion (Bt 4.99 billion) by 2020.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:21
Prayut visits Sri Lanka to ink bilateral deals
PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday left for Sri Lanka, where he is expected to witness the signing of four bilateral agreements on justice process, economy, academics and sustainable developments.
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 14:49
IMF releases $250 mn of Sri Lanka loan, seeks airline shake-up
The International Monetary Fund announced the release of the latest instalment of Sri Lanka's $1.5 billion bailout on Saturday, but warned that restructuring the loss-making national airline was essential to sustain economic recovery.
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:00
Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata invests in Roar, 2 others
DIALOG AXIATA PLC, a Sri Lankan connectivity provider, has selected new media platform, Roar, insurance broker, InsureMe and integrated healthcare platform MyDoctor.lk as its first phase of investments.
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 01:00
From self-drive to chauffeur driven
Hertz Asia makes travel more convenient for visitors to Thailand, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore and Sri Lanka with the launch of its Hertz Chauffeur website.
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:00
Buddha delivered antidote to poison of ‘ultranationalist Buddhism’
Re: “Violence of ultranationalist Buddhism spreads to Sri Lanka”, Opinion & Analysis, yesterday.
Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:00
Sri Lanka is sliding back into civil war
The deadly communal riots ongoing between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka need an urgent solution.