A navigator of many a business climate

One of Sri Lanka’s most respected corporate leaders, Hemaka Amarasuriya, calls for the inherent Sri Lankan spirit in every sphere to be taken to the next level through collective visionary thinking. The past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Amarasuriya moots bridging the gap between the state and the private sector to sustain the …

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My mother Somalatha Subasinghe

My mother was a multi-tasker. She was a mother, a wife, a teacher of Economics in a government school, actress, theater director and an educationist. Her desire to impart knowledge came from her parents who were teachers. They generously educated their whole village. Their house in the village was full of young people always with …

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Living in parallel words

As the week begins, Shayan Kumaradas is busy in Colombo tagging data to 3D objects in a systematic manner for his on-site architectural work. And as the week moves on, he finds himself at Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in Jaffna, the largest Hindu Temple complex in the country, administering. The next day he dashes back to …

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Gajaman Nona: poetess of wit and repute

Travellers along the Colombo-Hambantota Road pass through Nonagama which is named in the memory of a very special lady. She is Dona Isabella Cornelia Perumal, better known as Gajaman Nona, the poetess of wit and repute hailing from Ruhuna… Share List

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Shaping the future of work

Creating an enabling environment for ‘sustainable enterprises’ to thrive is likely to
be a key component that will influence the success or failure of economies.

Similarly, it would be important to avoid any form of polarization by ensuring that
the views of stakeholders, importantly the workforce, is taken into consideration in bringing about change influenced by digitalization and AI. Whilst we cannot afford to leave anyone behind, and sooner we take integrate the changes that are taking place, such as the propagation of the ‘gig economy’ as well as the aspirations of
people to be more independent, it would assist us in determining policy and implementing change.

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The rich legacy of Sri Lankan churches

The religious history of the island of Sri Lanka could be traced as far back as history records. The earliest religion found in the island was a crude form of animism. Buddhism was introduced to the island the third century BC and was followed by the Hinduism a few centuries later. At the beginning of …

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