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Bad Roads Threaten Tourism

Hotel brands, infrastructure, and China and India as emerging tourist consumers were among the topics discussed by this reporter with an expatriate hotelier on Monday. Karim Schadlou (41), Director Operations, Hilton Colombo Residence (HCR), of Iran-German mixed parentage, emphasizing the importance of good roads and of a good transport system, said that a tourist after [...]

Chandika’s Ban: Punishment Bigger Than Crime

It might be premature yet for Sri Lanka Cricket to contemplate swapping a foreigner for a local to do the job of head coach. At this point in time there’s simply no homegrown coach proficient enough to cope with the sweep of responsibilities, technical and mental, that come with the assignment. Since 1995, bar a [...]

Sri Lanka lift Tri-Nation Cup

Text & Pic By Geeshan Bandara The much anticipated final of the Micromax Tri-Nation series culminated with host nation Sri Lanka securing a well deserved victory against India. With the World Cup only a year away both teams had something to prove, and Sri Lanka certainly did. Sri Lanka won the toss and as expected [...]

Unlimited Possibilities With ACCA Degree

The days of having a single professional qualification to get one’s foot in the corporate door are coming to an end; in today’s competitive job market, having more qualifications means having a sharper edge that will take you further up the ladder faster. The Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) offers students a flexible professional [...]

Obtain An MBA From A Presitigous Australian University

Functioning for the past  12 years as a higher education institute that effectively moulds students who are able to take on the corporate world, Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT) has been a tried and tested provider of quality education. ACBT has grown from being an institute offering a Bachelors Degree to an institution [...]

MEDIEVAL PUNISHMENT

Surgeons at the Kamburupitiya hospital extracting iron nails that had been cruelly driven into a Sri Lankan housemaid — 49 year-old Lahanda Purage Ariyawathi by her employers in Saudi Arabia.  – Photo by Asoka Fernando

Invest In Cima

As our nation becomes more tightly integrated into the global economy, Sri Lankans are faced with a dizzying range of options, opportunities, and challenges. In order to successfully navigate these challenges and make the most of our opportunities, we must make the best choice out of the almost limitless educational options we face. Indeed, given [...]

A Blocked Generational Transition

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Was opposition firebrand, lawyer, karateka and pop vocalist Dayasiri Jayasekara right when he warned several weeks back that the UNP stood in danger of electoral extinction, like the Old Left in general and the LSSP in particular? The answer probably resides in yet another question: what would be the Wickremesinghe led [...]

Shrouded In Secrecy

By Paneetha Ameresekere – Business Editor Director General Commerce Department Gomi Senadhira let the cat out of the bag when he told a seminar on the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) last Friday, that it was an agreement which was originally due to have had been signed in 2008 when Indian Premier Manmohan Singh [...]

The Dirty Side Of Colombo

By Abdul H. Azeez The Beira Lake is a landmark of Colombo. Its green waterfronts are overlooked by five-star hotels and slums alike. People take pleasure rides on swan boats, others race in organised competition while some others can be seen fishing! It is no secret to anyone that the Beira is immensely polluted. Excrement [...]

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