President to open Sri Lanka’s first nanotechnology research centre and nanoscience park

October 21st, Daily FT – Sri Lanka’s first nanotechnology park is set up on a 50 acre land in Pitipana, Homagama, in Colombo District and established with Government and private sector participation. The nanotechnology park aims to create opportunities for all businesses to develop new products through a collaborative innovation process, taking them from research through development toward commercialization…Read more

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 7:20 am

SL assumes leadership of Colombo Process

October 27th, Daily Mirror  – The Chairmanship of the Colombo Process was transferred from the Government of Bangladesh to the Government of Sri Lanka during a meeting held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva on 21 October 2013. The Colombo Process is a Regional Consultative Process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origin in Asia… Read more

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 7:05 am

Etisalat encourages E-book concept in Sri Lanka

Sept 10, Daily mirror – Mobile telecommunications provider Etisalat Lanka recently conducted the BookHub Publishers Forum in Colombo with the aim of financially compensating local publishers on board BookHub, for their past year e-book sales on the platform…

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Who are the leading brands in Sri Lanka? find out through the Brands annual 2013 (LMD)

16th September – The 10th annual brand valuation league celebrates the worth of a precious intangible commodity – “In the five years since the special edition was launched, the 10 most valuable brands in this country have doubled in value and the Bank Of Ceylon has helmed the rankings by taking first place on the podium throughout this period. In 2013, its brand value surpasses a whopping 24 billion rupees. Likewise, the No. 2 spot in the valuation stakes has been the exclusive domain of another giant from the ranks of the state banking sector – the value of the People’s Bank brand this year is Rs. 19 billion… and counting”…to read more visit

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 5:17 am

Leading Edge – LMD

1st September – “Embracing hub status is the ideal path that Sri Lanka should tread to grow its economies of scale,” stresses the Chairman of Esna Holdings Eshana De Silva. However, the term ‘hub status’ implies much more than simply being a strategic geographical location. While Sri Lanka is placed in a plum position along the East-West trade route, it has to offer an encouraging and lucrative environment to be accorded hub status in logistics, shipping and transhipment…to read more visit

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 5:10 am

Sept 10, Daily mirror – Economy grows at 7% in Q2

The Sri Lankan economy grew 7 percent in the second quarter (2Q) accelerating from the 6 percent growth reported in the first quarter of 2013, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said in an interview with Bloomberg in Hong Kong… read more visit –

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 4:48 am

The Lankan Angel Network…supporting entrepreneurs

“Against odds, the start-up scene in Sri Lanka took off two years ago on the clutches of a generation of bright young people choosing entrepreneurship over jobs here or overseas. However, few survive the start-up phase, most commonly because entrepreneurial zeal wanes against the tremendous odds of breaking in to a market with an unavoidable lack of knowledge while trying to implement an unproven business plan”… more at:

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 4:07 am

Sri Lanka improves in Global Competitiveness this year

Sept 05, Colombo: After falling in ranking last year Sri Lanka has made a slight improvement in this year’s ranking in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2013/2014 which was released Wednesday (04) by the World Economic Forum.  Read more visit –

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 5:16 am

The 40 under 40 club – Srilanka’s busines leaders

An article in the Echelon Magazine, highlights Srilanka’s young and vibrant business leaders. How they built their empires …their success stories. To read more, visit

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 5:53 am

An interview with Lalith De Silva on the potential of ICT as a leading foreign exchange enabler

“Espousing ambitious investment plans to take the ICT industry to the next level, Sri Lanka aspires to become an ICT hub in the region. However, this ambition can only be realised by pioneering holistic end-to-end communications solutions and strengthening the economy through a robust telecommunications infrastructure. This would empower businesses and generate employment by uplifting society, while integrating communities” to read more, visit

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 6:08 am
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