US Commercial Service delegation explores opportunities in Sri Lanka

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The US Commercial Service based in Chennai in partnership with AmCham Sri Lanka led a trade delegation comprising of US companies based in India, recently. A business forum to discuss the investment opportunities and current business in climate was held at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo recently. In his welcome address Chargé d’ Affairs ad interim Andrew Mann emphasised the ...

Counterfeit and piracy: Far-reaching consequences on our lives and the economy

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The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Sri Lanka recently hosted a panel discussion titled ‘Counterfeits and Piracy – the far reaching consequences on our lives and the economy!’ The objective of the program was to bring together key public sector officials and private sector representatives of industries affected by the rampant issue of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) violations, in ...

Demystifying the Complexity of Related Party Transactions

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A seminar was organised by BDO Partners, Chartered Accountants, based on the title ‘Demystifying the Complexity of Related Party Transactions,’ and a panel discussion was held to allow the participants to raise their questions to the panellists with regard to RPT. The panellist consisted of eminent persons who are well conversant in relation to RPT such as Dr. Harsha ...

A hero on his native soil, so was thought: The Sepala Ekanayake Story

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Headlines were made locally and internationally when Sepala Ekanayake a Sri Lankan national hijacked the Alitalia flight AZ 1790 Boeing 747 with 340 passengers on June 29, 1982. This case was sensationalised mainly because this was the first time a Sri Lankan national was engaged in a hijacking of a passenger airline and at that time it was not an ...

Doing Business with China: Free Trade Agreement and beyond

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A forum titled ‘Doing Business with China: Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Beyond’ was held recently at On Golden Pond, Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. It was organised by Verité Research Limited in partnership with the Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka. Coinciding with the title of the forum, the discussions by the guest speakers were based on creating an understanding about ...

Doing Business with China: Free Trade Agreement and beyond

radhidesilva
A forum titled ‘Doing Business with China: Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Beyond’ was held recently at On Golden Pond, Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo. It was organised by Verité Research Limited in partnership with the Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka. Coinciding with the title of the forum, the discussions by the guest speakers were based on creating an understanding about ...

The Sri Lankan Law: Is it Yea or Nay for the Foreign Investor?

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Laws prevail in a legal system for the betterment and in the best interest of those who are within the jurisdiction of such legal system, and it must be noted that certain laws prevail in order to provide the people of its country an undue advantage. Such undue advantages are visibly seen especially in relation to laws with regard to ...

The Sri Lankan Law: Is it Yea or Nay for the Foreign Investor?

radhidesilva
Laws prevail in a legal system for the betterment and in the best interest of those who are within the jurisdiction of such legal system, and it must be noted that certain laws prevail in order to provide the people of its country an undue advantage. Such undue advantages are visibly seen especially in relation to laws with regard to ...

Venture Engine Competition 2014 – A Solution to the Budding Sri Lankan Entrepreneur

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Many reveal at some point or another of becoming an entrepreneur, and having their own ideas made into profitable business ventures. But making such dream a reality is not as easy as it seems, since it requires knowledge, experience, investments, hard work, dedication and also that little bit of luck. Having met with many budding entrepreneurs and assisted most of ...

Venture Engine Competition 2014 – A Solution to the Budding Sri Lankan Entrepreneur

radhidesilva
Many reveal at some point or another of becoming an entrepreneur, and having their own ideas made into profitable business ventures. But making such dream a reality is not as easy as it seems, since it requires knowledge, experience, investments, hard work, dedication and also that little bit of luck. Having met with many budding entrepreneurs and assisted most of ...

Carolina: its past, its presents and its black tea

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View of the Seven Virgin Hills from the Agarawatta Division Courtesy of Bhagya Senaratne The hill country terrain has always been an escape from the tropics for the local and foreign visitors alike. When passing through the mountain ranges, the travellers are able to view picturesque clusters of green spread throughout the hills, which makes up the high end, up ...

Carolina: its past, its presents and its black tea

radhidesilva
View of the Seven Virgin Hills from the Agarawatta Division Courtesy of Bhagya Senaratne The hill country terrain has always been an escape from the tropics for the local and foreign visitors alike. When passing through the mountain ranges, the travellers are able to view picturesque clusters of green spread throughout the hills, which makes up the high end, up ...

Your Thoughts on Investing

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Wishing everyone a happy new year! As my initial post for the year I have compiled a basic survey in relation to investment in Sri Lanka. The purpose of these questions are to determine the factors taken into consideration by the general public prior to investing in Sri Lanka and whether regulations issued by relevant authorities are taken into account ...

Your Thoughts on Investing

radhidesilva
Wishing everyone a happy new year! As my initial post for the year I have compiled a basic survey in relation to investment in Sri Lanka. The purpose of these questions are to determine the factors taken into consideration by the general public prior to investing in Sri Lanka and whether regulations issued by relevant authorities are taken into account ...

Incorporating an Entity

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Development taking place in Colombo A company in law, is recognised as a separate legal entity having its own rights and obligations separate to that of those who own and/or run the Company.  Subsequent to passing the new Companies Act No. 7 of 2007, the laws governing the incorporation of companies (Public, Private and Guarantee ) have been reformed. ...

Incorporating an Entity

radhidesilva
Development taking place in Colombo A company in law, is recognised as a separate legal entity having its own rights and obligations separate to that of those who own and/or run the Company.  Subsequent to passing the new Companies Act No. 7 of 2007, the laws governing the incorporation of companies (Public, Private and Guarantee ) have been reformed. ...

Real Men Do Not Harass Women

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As most of my friends and I have had our fair share of encounters with perverts, mostly while traveling in public transport. Initially when a woman encounters such weird disturbing characters we become scared and even come to a point to be ashamed that maybe it was our fault for have invited such due to our dress code or so ...

Real Men Do Not Harass Women

radhidesilva
As most of my friends and I have had our fair share of encounters with perverts, mostly while traveling in public transport. Initially when a woman encounters such weird disturbing characters we become scared and even come to a point to be ashamed that maybe it was our fault for have invited such due to our dress code or so ...

Meddling Down Galle Fort

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Traveling down south by train is always a great experience with the rail tracks adjacent to the Southern coastline. Having never traveled by train in Sri Lanka, it was something to be exited over, and the journey was more promising with our destination being Galle Fort since I have never been there either. To start [...]

Meddling Down Galle Fort

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Traveling down south by train is always a great experience with the rail tracks adjacent to the Southern coastline. Having never traveled by train in Sri Lanka, it was something to be exited over, and the journey was more promising with our destination being Galle Fort since I have never been there either. To start off our one day trip ...