Simple regulations to promote Good Governance Suggestions sent to members of the committee to assist the Minister for Good Governance, set up at the Government Group meeting on March 3rd 2015. A – Preventing Corruption Schedule 1.  The Assets Declarations of Ministers, Parliamentarians, Provincial Councillors and those heading government institutions that have entered into contracts of above a particular value should be made public. They should ...

This is the 4th article in the ‘Smart Future’ column originally published in the Daily Mirror Business on Wednesdays. Sri Lanka has struggled with engaging its diaspora. The protracted conflict polarized diaspora communities abroad and created negative perceptions at home. Yet, a conference held last week attempted to reverse this. Titled ‘Our Sri Lanka: Engaging Persons of […]

Hard Questions for Kaymu Kaymu.lk, the latest entry to Sri Lankan e-commerce, has taken a lot of flak from people. They’re not alone; their parent company, Rocket Internet, has often been derided worldwide for essentially copying successful business models. Sri Lankan irritation over Rocket’s ventures here is nothing compared to Silicon Valley’s disdain. Nevertheless, Rocket Internet’s execution is apparently as rigid and meticulous as the Roman army, ...

A Ratings Agency has put specific numbers behind the entity-based and mobiles-sector specific taxes in 2015 interim budget. Should the proposals go ahead, 2015 FFO-adjusted net leverage for Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT, BB-/Stable) and Dialog Axiata (Dialog, AAA(lka)/Stable) is likely to deteriorate to 1.8x and 2.5x, respectively (2014: 1.2x and 1.3x), while the operating EBITDAR margin may narrow by 400bp ...

According to Samsung its, carefully crafted from metal and glass (just like apple did with iPhone), the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge blend purposeful design with powerful features (most of the features are same as the previous generation but good looking). The Galaxy S6 edge shows outstanding beauty and an immersive viewing experience with revolutionary dual edge display(yeah yeah, its ...

A reference to a Haiku poem in a recent article provoked my friend Errol Alphonso to unearth a fascinating and multi-layered gem from the vast storehouse that is his memory. He spoke of the Haiku master Matsuo Basho, widely acknowledged as the greatest poet of Japan’s Edo period in the 17thCentury. I had never heard of Basho. Errol said that ...

At the FAO-ITU e agriculture workshop that I am attending in Bangkok, I was asked to respond to a question on failure of ICT projects in agriculture and why. I responded, saying I will speak only about our activities. I said that the market information system Harsha de Silva started as an e Sri Lanka pilot project; kept going with ...

1992 Wasim Akram, Aaquib Javed, Imran Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Aamir Sohail 1996 Vaas, Wickramasinghe, Muralitharan, Dharmasena, Jayasuriya 1999 McGrath, Fleming, Reiffel, Moody, Warne 2003 McGrath, Lee, Bichel, Hogg, Symonds 2007 McGrath, Tait, Bracken, Hogg, Symonds 2011 Zaheer, Sreesanth, Munaf, Harbajhan, Yuvraj 2015 Southee, Boult, Milne, Vettori, Anderson World Cups have always been won by sides with great bowling units. I’ve ...

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Risks for Bangladesh in a hotter world: Painting a picture from the science While many impacts of climate change are already evident around the world, the worse is still to come. Having a clear picture of future risks is essential to spur action now on a scale that matches the problem. The World Bank has prepared the following infographic to communicate the risks for one of the world’s most vulnerable countries—Bangladesh. The ...

Awesome cake day to Davis Pereira (Ethereal.ex Salvage), Shehan De Silva (bassman.Battery) & belated cake day greets to Enushka Coorey (Adagio Choralle) photo credits: Reader’s Cabana (davis) & Hasitha Karunaratne (shehan) Like the photowork? recommend independent photographers

Soldiers are not heroes. They are not villains either. They are humans. Even those who act ‘inhumanely’ are people driven to act and have seen or done things that they can’t forget; things that may haunt them for the rest of their lives. There is a conflict in their requirement to be proud as soldiers while they suffer the consequences ...

The recent GSMA Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, was also host to the 20th Global Mobile Awards. Amidst the huge list of lauded products and solutions were Dialog’s eZCash and Ideamart. Etisalat also has a couple of entries in, but we believe these are more due to Etisalat UAE than the local extension. The Global Mobile Awards has multiple ...

Ecological Disaster –  in Vallikamam, North Sri Lanka - |By - Prof. Daya Somasundaram, University of JaffnaThere is an ecological disaster of serious proportions taking shape over the last few years with the effects already showing in the Vallikamam area of Northern Sri Lanka. It is being realized by the more than quarter million people living in Vallikamam that their ground water is polluted by oil waste. According to ...

The details, the details! This is the twenty third in a series of articles on rebels and rebellion written for the FREE section of 'The Nation'. Scroll to the end for other articles in this series. 'FREE' is dedicated to youth and youthfulness.Scouts would know about ‘Kim’s Game’. It is a simple exercise to develop observation skills. Imagine a table with lots of things ...

HighlightsRainfall increased significantly during the last week with rainfall reaching magnitude of 100 mm reporting in Kurunegala and Ampara districts. The average rainfall during the February was above average in most parts of the country. Rainfall is expected to increase further during the week after 10 th of March. Download Full ReportSummaryMonitoringWeekly Monitoring:: During 24 th February - 2 ...

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