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Trade Mark Registrations On The Rise - Verite Research

Why A Leaked Counterterrorism Policy Has Civil Society Spooked

Enhancing border efficiency mandatory for trade hub – Senior economist

Cabinet approves Rs 100M for Madrid accession – Rishad

Implications for Office on Missing Persons from Presidential powers: Verite

Sri Lanka, WIPO in talks to accede to Madrid protocol

Right To Information: How Sri Lanka Trumped India

Remove Obstacles to agricultural exports

Remove Obstacles to agricultural exports

The Sunday Times (5/3/2017)

‘It is the speed of rupee depreciation or appreciation against the dollar that matters'

Export Finance

Export Finance            

LMD (14/2/2017)

JVP Dominates Survey For Most Active MPs During Budget Debate

Trademark Conundrum

Trademark Conundrum        

Daliy News (7/2/2017)       

Billions lost in exports as Sri Lanka ‘brand’ drags its feet

NIPO delays hurt exporters

NIPO delays hurt exporters

 

Sunday Observer (5/2/2017)

‘Accession process to Madrid Protocol getting into top gear’

SL’s ability to benefit from Madrid Protocol hobbled by local delays

Trademark registration bottlenecks block local brands going global: think tank

Accession to Madrid protocol may worsen local IP registration issues say researchers

Local IP office 'Uniquely uncooperative'

Sri Lanka’s trademarks office lethargy raises exporters’ costs, risks

Local civil society orgs facing funding and staffing issues

Red tape forcing exporters out of industry

Agri exports: What's holding Sri Lanka back?

Domestic Barriers hurting agri exports

Domestic Barriers hurting agri exports

Ceylon Today (22/1/2017)

Economic Researchers Say Local Trade Barriers Block Export Growth

Agri exports drop due to internal issues

Agri exports drop due to internal issues

Ceylon Today -FT (20/1/2017)

Get house in order before worrying about FTAs, says top economist

Sri Lankan exporters face critical barriers at own border: Nishan de Mel

Bureaucracy seen among key reasons for poor export performance

Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports hit badly by bureaucratic delays

Domestic barriers block Sri Lanka’s agri-export growth

Apart from NTBs in other countries, Sri Lanka domestic barriers also affect export

Low Wages And Outdated Laws: The Domestic Worker’s Dilemma

71 out of 100: Yahapalanaya’s 100-Day Programme in retrospect

Benchmark: Benefits of E-Procurement

Boosting agri exports: Reducing domestic NTBs

JVP leader Anura Kumara tops most active MP rankings: Manthri.lk

Reduced non-tariff barriers could boost Sri Lanka’s agriculture exports

Sri Lanka needs to reduce non-tariff barriers to boost agri exports

Budget debate reaches climax with robust arguments

Trademark registration: From Colombo to Madrid

Time To R[E]Think Public Procurement

Looking at Some Important Issues in Sri Lanka

Looking at Some Important Issues in Sri Lanka

Huffington Post (28/11/2016)

 

e-GP for transparent public procurement

e-GP for transparent public procurement

Daily News (25/11/2016)

Shifting to e-procurement could yield efficiency gains for govt: think tank

E-procurement: Enabling business through efficient systems

E-procurement seen reducing corruption, costs in Sri Lanka

Verité identifies weaknesses in Sri Lanka’s public procurement

e-Procurement will save govt billions – Verite

Electronic Documentation in Sri Lanka

Video: Electronic Documentation in Sri Lanka          

LMD (14/11/2016)              

Paperless Trade ? Still A Dream In 2016

Malik calls for mindset change to boost competitiveness

Malik calls for mindset change to boost competitiveness    

DailyFT (08/11/2016)                  

High reliance on non-tradable sectors, stale export basket dragging SL - Malik

WB advocates more liberal trade and labour policies to boost competitiveness

PM spells out Sri Lanka’s third generation of economic reforms

Towards a paperless system

Towards a paperless system          

Daily News (04/11/2016)

Govt. urged to collect taxes ‘in a smart manner’ to reduce burdens on the poor

It’s critical for Sri Lanka to meet EU’s human rights stipulations to get back GSP Plus trade concessions

High time for e-signatures

High time for e-signatures

Ceylon Today (30/10/2016)

Sri Lanka dragging its feet on paperless trading

Sri Lanka dragging its feet on paperless trading

The Sunday Island (31/10/2016)

Non-use of electronic trade hitting Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s bumbling bureaucrats block paperless trade, deter investors

Non implementation of paperless trade : Sri Lanka fast losing competitiveness

ENFORCE ETA 2006 Stakeholders slam decade-long administrative lethargy

e-Signatures must for improving Lanka’s trade dynamics: Verité Research

Sri Lanka losing competitiveness owing to e-commerce delays

Acceptance of e-documents an urgent matter: Sri Lankan companies

Ogilvy Public Relations wins Sri Lanka’s first In2SABRE

RTI, lifting the curtain of secrecy

RTI, lifting the curtain of secrecy 

Daily News (04/10/2016)

Sri Lanka's VAT fiasco adds pressure, makes budget crucial

How Well Is Your MP Doing?

FTAs alone not enough to boost exports: Economist

Address barriers to exports before entering FTAs: think tank

Verite Research discussion on FTAs today

An eye for ethics

An eye for ethics   

Daily News (05/08/2016)

No cause for alarm; Brexit could take longer

No cause for alarm; Brexit could take longer

The Sunday Times (31/07/2016)

Pro-reconciliation mood tempers press coverage of Jaffna Ethnic clash

Meet Your Top Performing Members Of Parliament

The JVP Scoring: Even In Jaffna!

The JVP Scoring: Even In Jaffna!

Colombo Telegraph (25/07/2016)

Top of the Pops at Diyawanna talk shop

Top of the Pops at Diyawanna talk shop

Sunday Times (24/07/2016)

Manthri.lk: holding Sri Lankan lawmakers answerable to people

Sri Lanka: Impact of the 19th Amendment One Year On

Sri Lanka: Impact of the 19th Amendment One Year On

Sri Lanka Guardian (23/07/2016)

Manthri MP Rankings Coverage: Asian Mirror Sinhala

Manthri MP Rankings Coverage: Asian Mirror Sinhala

Asian Mirror Sinhala (22/07/2016)

Manthri MP Rankings Coverage: BBC Sinhala

Anura Kumara on top

Anura Kumara on top

Lanka Image (22/07/2016) 

In Lanka, former Marxist insurgents are the most active parliamentarians

JVP Secures Two Top Slots In Manthri.lk Ranking: SLFP, JO Not Even In Picture

Marvellous MPs

Marvellous MPs

Daily FT (22/07/2016) 

Manthri MP Rankings Coverage: Lankadeepa

SL Tamil fishermen against allowing TN fishermen to fish in Lankan waters

Sri Lanka ready to allow 250 Tamil Nadu trawlers on specified days - report

‘Colombo’s implementation of UN resolution remains poor’

Sino-Lankan trade and investment set for growth

Sino-Lankan trade and investment set for growth

The New Indian Express (09/07/2016) 

 

Poor implementation of UNHRC resolution: study

The villainy of fascistic terror

The villainy of fascistic terror

Ceylon Today (07/07/2016)

“Military Presence In North Lanka Will Be Reduced To Normal Level By 2018”

“Lanka fulfilled only 11 % of pledges to UNHRC and 20% of pledges to LLRC”, says study

UNHRC Says Sri Lanka Must Do More To Address Reconciliation

Lankan Tamil Press Loses Faith In UNHRC's Commitment to Rendering Justice

The President’s Forgotten Promises: The Female Farmer

Overstepping boundaries: Nazeer or Navy?

Cigarette taxes need Parliament’s oversight

Cigarette taxes need Parliament’s oversight

Mirror Business (02/06/2016) 

President proposes maximum VAT on fags

President proposes maximum vat on fags

Daily News (01/06/2016)

President Assures To Increase The Price Cigarettes Immediately

President Sirisena to draw cabinet’s attention to increasing taxes of tobacco products

Sri Lankan President claims tobacco and alcohol use reason for poverty and poor health

Tax cigarettes periodically - Nishan de Mel

PLAIN PACKAGING: HOW PREPARED ARE WE?

PLAIN PACKAGING: HOW PREPARED ARE WE?


Daily Mirror (30/05/2016)

Are Lankan exports to India over dependent on concessions?

Alumni Perspective: Confronting the Complexity of Loss in Sri Lanka

RTI: The South Asian experience

RTI: The South Asian experience

The Daily FT (18/05/2016)

Can a New President Lead Sri Lanka Into an Era of Peace?

Economic mismanagement is a governance problem – It needs governance solutions

Poll: Media Ethics In Sri Lanka

Poll: Media Ethics In Sri Lanka

Roar.lk (08/05/2016)

Persons with Disabilities, their rights & woes

China, India tussle for influence as Sri Lanka seeks investment

JAAF, World Bank report on apparel sector released tomorrow

Struggle for RTI in Sri Lanka: Is it leaving victims behind?

The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

Victims 'polluted' and ethnicity highlighted

Decisions under Sri Lanka’s Megapolis are ad-hoc: Prof Kumarage

Prof. Amal Kumarage evaluates Megapolis plan

Prof. Amal Kumarage evaluates Megapolis plan

Nation Weekend (11/04/2016)

Sri Lanka Megapolis plan seen neglecting public transport

Verité Research hosts discussion on transport in the Megapolis

Government’s Megapolis Plan needs overhaul

Trade in services: Unearthing the devil in the details

The vision to see though sightless Nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it!

SL needs to move beyond market, socialist divide - Dr. de Mel

Rise of EXIM Bank begins

Rise of EXIM Bank begins

The Daily FT (17/03/2016)

It’s High Time Sri Lanka Banned Bottom Trawling

SL should look at economy beyond market – Verite

Sri Lankan apparel: Seeking better market access to India and China through trade deals

RTI bill and code of conduct will be presented to P’ment: Eran

Parity for women, take practical steps

Parity for women, take practical steps

The Sunday Times (15/03/2016) 

Why bottom trawling should be banned

Why bottom trawling should be banned

Daily News (14/03/2016) 

Traditional exports could give SL leverage in trade deals: Expert

MRA MUST BEFORE ETCA

MRA MUST BEFORE ETCA

Ceylon Today (13/03/2016)

Domestic worker laws need reforms: Study

Revitalising export finance for export growth

CHRI calls for RTI Bill loopholes to be fixed

Trade in services: Sri Lanka needs to pull up its socks

Code Of Ethical Conduct For MPs: Yey Or Nay?

Sri Lanka’s tea industry: Too long in adolescence, it’s time to grow up

To Women: With Love, The President

To Women: With Love, The President

Roar.lk (15/02/2016)

Understanding the Need for Export Finance and an EXIM Bank

TNA MP Moves Bill to Ban Bottom Trawling

TNA MP Moves Bill to Ban Bottom Trawling

The New Indian Express (11/02/2015)

Fixing Sri Lanka’s revenue problem is a priority

Lean management to replace feudal model on tea estates to improve revenues

Fishing for Permanent, Sustainable Solutions in Palk Strait

Constitutional Reforms - What you need to know

Nutritional food to expecting mothers

Nutritional food to expecting mothers

Ceylon Today (29/01/2016)

Exchange rate management: Politics trumps professionalism

Construction seen remaining Sri Lanka growth driver

Sri Lanka’s perverse link between trade and budget deficit: Nishan de Mel

Lanka facing income tax crisis - Dr. Nishan De Mel

Sri Lanka mulls policy shift from big business to small firms

Report card: Sri Lanka president falls short after one year at helm

Hate Speech in Sri Lanka: How a New Ban Could Perpetuate Impunity

Positive week for Sri Lanka

Positive week for Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times (10/01/2016)

Sri Lanka, Pakistan to include services in trade pact

Sri Lanka’s post-war growth: Still stuck in an unsustainable strategy

Right To Information – What You Need To Know

Mutual Recognition Agreement on Anvil to Boost Lankan Exports to India

NTBs Bring Down Rate of Growth Of Lankan Exports to India

Economist wants to include pensions in Budget analysis

Sri Lanka currency adjustments terrible: Nishan de Mel

Sri Lanka currency adjustments terrible: Nishan de Mel

Lanka Business Online (10/12/15) 

Top economist says budgets end up being political manifestos instead of planning documents

More of the same: Budget 2016 increases protection and dependence on trade taxes

Lanka should publish budget revenue, expenditure consequences

Sri Lanka's Defense Spending Remains a Cause for Concern

Providing Protection to War Widows

Providing Protection to War Widows

Ceylon Today (06/11/15) 

Education and health in Budget 2016: Grand promises don’t bode well for governance

No need for new hate speech laws....

No need for new hate speech laws...

Ceylon Today (20/11/15) 

Policy needed on environment : REDD+ is a plus

CSOs dependent on political patronage – Verite Research

Dilemma of reforming taxes on foreign trade

Sri Lanka plans bond despite fiscal gloom

Sri Lanka plans bond despite fiscal gloom

Financial Times (27/10/15) 

The budget is not mainly about money; it’s about governance

Sri Lanka, India standards deal proposed

LFVPPEA holds round table discussion on improving trade with India

Round table discussion on ‘Improving Trade with India: Mutual Recognition in Conformity Assessment’

Dissecting RTI

Dissecting RTI 

Daily FT (20/10/15)

Non-tariff barriers have affected Indo-Lanka trade

Sri Lanka’s competitiveness is stagnating: Efficiency is the issue

Sri Lanka private pension schemes seen misleading

Sri Lankan politicians fooling public with pension promises

Sri Lanka needs a common framework for pensions: economists

Role and relevance of export finance

Role and relevance of export finance

Daily News (08/10/2015)

President's Pledges to Women: Protecting Migrant Workers

Sri Lanka losing ground in Investment and Trade Freedoms

President’s pledge to women Better lodgings for garment factory workers

Assurance to Increase women numbers in politics

Budgetary bungling

Budgetary bungling

Daily Financial Times (21/09/15)

Export finance solutions to revitalise Sri Lankan SMEs

Expanding exports: Role and relevance of export finance

The exporting problem of SMEs: Finance is one solution

Access to credit linchpin for govt.’s export target

SL exports' global share lower than pre-independence era

Sri Lanka export financing can drive export growth: Verité Research

Lack of finance traps exports from takeoff

Lack of finance traps exports from takeoff

Daily Financial Times (15/09/15)

Verite Research detects ‘potential slush fund’ in SL Treasury

Sri Lanka’s national budget process ranked among the worst

Budgetary disclosure and transparency

Budgetary disclosure and transparency

Ceylon Today (10/09/15)

Lanka falls in global Open Budget Index

Sri Lanka falls on Open Budget Index 2015, says Verité

Sri Lanka ranks 69 among 102 countries in the Open Budget Survey

Reaping the benefits of Free Trade Agreements

Reaping the benefits of Free Trade Agreements

The Daily Mirror (08/09/2015)

Implement the Mutual Recognition Agreement first - CEPA between SL and India

New apex standards agency for exports a priority, says SLSI

LMD Partner Spotlight

LMD Partner Spotlight

Lmd.lk (07/09/2015)       

Tamil Lawmaker to Lead Opposition in Sri Lanka

Tamil Lawmaker to Lead Opposition in Sri Lanka

The New York Times (03/09/2015)

President’s Pledges to Women: Sri Lanka’s Domestic Work Sector

A process in progress (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part XII)

Women and children, an overlooked factor (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part XI)

UNP prevails, but Rajapaksa could still be thorn in their side

Participation of professional women in politics

Reducing sexual violence - President's pledge to women

Complex party moves defeat Rajapaksa

Complex party moves defeat Rajapaksa

Nikkei Asian Review (19/08/2015)

China's man-made island takes shape in Sri Lanka

China's man-made island takes shape in Sri Lanka

Channel News Asia (15/08/2015)

Studying the Domestic Worker in Sri Lanka

Studying the Domestic Worker in Sri Lanka

The Daily Mirror (18/08/2015)

Sri Lanka Election Tests Pace of Postwar Reconciliation

Sri Lanka Election Tests Pace of Postwar Reconciliation 

The Wall Street Journal (17/08/2015)

Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks return as prime minister in national elections

Return to normalcy (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part X)

Conciliation through language (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part IX)

In sight but out of mind: Sri Lanka’s domestic work sector

No holds barred (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part VIII)

Right to express (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part VII)

Devolution of power, long overdue (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part VI)

Fixing the NTBs between India and Sri Lanka

Exports to India: Putting the “free” back into the free trade agreement

President's Forgotten Promises: A New Sri Lanka for Women

A New Sri Lanka for Women: The President's Pledges

Who Really Controls the UPFA Nominations?

Who Really Controls the UPFA Nominations?
(The Sunday Times, 12 July 2015)

Central Bank's 30-year Bond Debacle: What's the Loss?

Regaining the eroded confidence (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part V)

Dealing with Detention ((Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part IV)

The landless no longer unheard (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part III)

Parliament and Cabinet need reliable economic analysis

Economic Reforms Cannot Ignore Sri Lanka's Farmers

Sri Lanka: Befuddlement in Colombo, Shenanigans in Jaffna

Unfunded Pension Liabilities to Increase National Debt - Dr. Nishan De Mel

Unfunded Pension Liabilities to Increase National Debt - Dr. Nishan De Mel                    

Daily News ((16/06/2015)

Next Year's Economic Policy in the Making - Harsha

MMP Has a Dual Vote - Verité Research & Manthri.lk

20A is Flawed: Here is the Solution

Horse Race: Curious Case of the 25 UPFA Portfolios

Minified Military Presence (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part II)

Reconciliation: An Unfinished Business (Progress Review on LLRC Implementation Part I)

The National Involuntary Resettlement Policy: A Case for Implementation

Verité Research Forays into Investment Advisory Services

Sri Lanka's Slow Shift on War

Sri Lanka's Slow Shift on War

The Diplomat (09/06/2015)

New Challenges for CEPA as Sri Lankan Professionals Turn on the Heat

NCE Signs MoU with Verité Research

NCE Signs MoU with Verité Research

The Nation (16/05/2015)

Hope in the Horizon

Hope in the Horizon

Sunday Observer (03/05/2015)

White Collar Terrorists on the Loose

Lankan Ban on Bottom Trawling Key to Ending Fishing Row: Expert

Sri Lankan Parliament Passes Amendment to Limit Presidential Term

The LLRC: What Lessons Have We Learnt on Reconciliation?

 The LLRC: What Lessons Have We Learnt on Reconciliation?                        

Daily FT (17/03/2015)

Sri Lanka’s uneven road to reconciliation and harmony

Experts wary of giving fresh GSP+ hopes

Experts wary of giving fresh GSP+ hopes    

The Nation 

(08/03/2015)

Verite Research on LLRC matters...

Growing exports through trade deals: Lessons from India-Sri Lanka FTA

What’s fishy about the European ban on Sri Lankan fisheries?

Why Sri Lanka's Election Matters For China

India-Pakistan Sparring Opens Door for China in South Asia

Improving Sri Lanka's Business Environment : It's Not So Difficult

Economic Freedom in Sri Lanka: Changes and Consequences

Strengthening of Parliament critical for credible budgets

Agriculture and defence budgets reveal unstated priorities in policy

Fishing trespasses: A legal insight for better economics

Are Women Reaping the Fruits of their Education?

Do Plantation Workers have a Problem with their Unions?

A Bicycle Ride through Trade Liberalisation.

Electricity Protests: Losing Trust and Unplugging the Refrigerator.

Doing Business in Sri Lanka: Is it a Red Ocean?

Tea Industry: A New Sustainability Approach Critical.

Trade Agreements: Time to Re-evaluate.

Trade agreements: time to re-evaluate.

Sunday Observer (16/06/2013)

Promotional Prospects Low for Women.

Promotional prospects low for women.

Sunday Observer (23/06/2013)

The Economy is Growing, but where are the Jobs?

To GSP or not to GSP, that is the Question.

Justice in Slow Motion Corrodes Sri Lanka’s Economy.

The Economic Problem of Watching the Watchmen.

Reducing Trade Deficit: Is the Government Jousting with Toothpicks?

The Post-War Growth Bump has Hit the Ceiling.

Are Diaspora Workers Source of Lanka’s Growth?

Economics of Media Freedom: Is Sri Lanka on a Virtuous or Vicious Cycle?

Why the Non-Economical Matters for the Economy.

Is the Eco-System of Sri Lankan Economy Unfriendly to Women?

Can Singapore Chinthanaya Work for Sri Lanka?

Budget 2014: it’s not Just About Numbers.

Budget 2014.

Budget 2014.

Ceylon Today (04/11/2013)

Export Economics beyond the ‘White Underwear’.

‘Cess’ - End the Deception and Build ‘Street Lights’.

Either/or: Exploring Sri Lanka’s Budget Deficit.

Sri Lanka’s Trade Liberalisation: What You See is NOT What You Get.

Post-War Winners: Urban Rich or Rural Poor?

Busting Capital Expenditure Myth.

Busting capital expenditure myth.

Daily Mirror (19/02/2014)

Who Bleeds for the Budget?

Who bleeds for the budget?

Daily Mirror (05/03/2014)

Solving Dilemma of Export Diversification.

Solving dilemma of export diversification.

Daily Mirror (19/03/2014)

UNHRC: Measuring Consequences and Implications.

Sri Lanka Tourism: What Got Us Here, Won’t Get Us there.

Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka - Is it socialist?

Is Sri Lanka’s Logistics Hub Steaming Ahead?

Parliament should have a Formula for Regulating Cigarettes.

Export Targets: Who Picks the Numbers?

Cigarette Taxes should be Rescued from Bureaucratic Discretion.

Is Blocking Websites Making Telecom Share Prices Vulnerable?

Explaining the Mirage of GDP Growth Optimism.

USD 20 bn. Export Target by 2020: Aiming to be Mediocre.

A Book on Sri Lanka's Trade Regulations Released.

I.M.F Cautions Against Rising Debt, Low Revenue.

Tobacco Tax in the Clutches of Bureaucracy.

Modi’s Sweet and Spicy Sri Lanka Strategy.

Net Debt Nearly 100% of Net Reserves.

Govt. Borrows Rs. 63.7Bn, Private Sector Pays Back Rs. 28.5Bn.

Geneva Resolution: Human Rights and Economic Impact (Second Publication).

Geneva Resolution: Human Rights and Economic Impact.

Govt. Revenue Collection Remains a Challenge.

News Details Strikes Productivity Loss at Four Year High; Central Bank.

Economic Growth Amidst Serious Apprehensions.

C.S.R Awards Given to Tobacco Industry Cover its ‘Ugly Face.’

Sanctions on SL ‘not Currently an Issue on the Table.’

Sri Lanka should Clean up its Act while Resisting External Probe: Political Analyst.

Healthy Buffer: Foreign Investments US$ 3.7Bn of US$ 8Bn. Reserves.

Loose Monetary Policy Benefiting Affluent at the Expense of Ordinary Citizens.

F.D.I, Exports Needed for Growth, Jobs.

Benchmark- Subhashini Abeysinghe in the Hot Seat on Trade and Commerce.

The Time has Come for Sri Lanka to Look Beyond Apparel Exports.

Sri Lanka: Tapering Won’t Affect Us.

Sri Lanka: tapering won’t affect us.

Global Finance Magazine (05/03/2014)

GDP Grows at 7.3% in 2013, Economists Cautious.

Interview on BBC Sinhala Sandeshiya Service.

Interview on BBC Sinhala Sandeshiya service

BBC (Sinhala Sandeshaya) (26/02/2014)

For Firmer Growth, Sri Lanka Needs China's Soft Power.

Social Irresponsibility of Tobacco Industry.

New PA Chief Upbeat on Tea Industry’s Potential.

Diversity of Expanding Exports of Services and Goods.

Planter’s Assn. Boss Upbeat on Tea Industry’s Potential.

More F.D.Is Needed for Exports Sector.

Apparels Sector may Move Away from Manufacturing.

Import Substitution Policy Wrong.

Import substitution policy wrong.

Ceylon Today (03/12/2013)

On an Unsustainable Economic Growth Path.

Growth has Hit the Ceiling: Economic Imbalances Build up.

Aid Comes with Chinese Men: Dr. Kelegama.

Aid comes with Chinese men: Dr. Kelegama.

Daily Mirror, (05/09/2013)

'Artha Tharka' TV show

Artha Tharka-Part-1

Sirasa TV (15/10/2013) (Hosted on www.youtube.com)

'Artha Tharka' TV show

Artha Tharka -08-10-2013 Part-1/ Part-2/Part-3

Sirasa TV (08/10/2013) (Hosted by www.youtube.com).

Using Mutual Recognition Agreements to Address Non Tariff Barriers in FTAs.

Health Care: Undernourished and Centralised.

Govt. Announces US$ 4.8bn. Five Year Education Development Plan.

Sri Lanka – China Bilateral Relations Building on Robust and Durable Foundation.

Power Paralysis!

The President and his Astrologer.

Getting our Priorities Right.

No Real Economic Transformation.

No real economic transformation.

The Daily Mirror (23/07/2013)

Understanding the UOM and NDT Divide.

Understanding the UOM and NDT divide.

 DailyFT (01/02/2013)

Citizens Say Biggest Concern is ‘Economy’.

‘Sri Lankan Garment Sector Needs to Revisit Wage Formula’.

FTZ apparel sector picking up - Trade unions

FTZ apparel sector picking up - trade unions.

The Daily Mirror (04/03/2013)

 

US, India Face Sri Lanka Challenge.

US, India face Sri Lanka challenge.

Colombo Telegraph (09/08/2012)

Employability, Empowerment, Sustainable Development: The Berendina Difference.

Pera. Discusses the State of Humanities Today

Pera discusses the state of humanities today 

The Sunday Times (01/01/2013)

Where were we? are we? will we be?

Where were we? Are we? Will we be?

The Nation (20/01/2013)

 

Monetary Policy not Aligned with SME Sector Needs

Monetary Policy not aligned with SME sector needs

 The Daily Mirror (23/01/2013)

 

 

Wild Budget!

Wild budget

The Daily Mirror (17/01/2013).

 

Informed Dialogue.

Budget Focus.

Budget focus.

Daily FT (19/11/2012)

A Change for Polls.

Political Bargaining.

E.P.F – Investors/ Employees aren’t Getting a Real Rate of Return.

The Future of Retirement Funding.

The future of retirement funding.

Ceylon Today (10/31/2012)

A Drought Saga.

A drought saga.

Daily FT (07/23/2012)

Jaffna Academics’ Confab Hauled Out.

Value in the Vernacular Spark.

Reawakening a Long, Neglected People: Give Plantation Workers a Break.

Medical Mayhem.

Focus on the Bigger Picture.

NATA Wants Govt. to Increase Cigarette Prices.

NATA wants Govt. to increase cigarette prices.

The Daily Mirror (11/02/2011)

 

Govt. Can Maintain Affordability but Earn Rs. 16 bn on Cigarette Taxes.

Sri Lanka’s Rank in “Doing Business Index 2012” Improves Greatly.

Sri Lanka's Rank in the "Doing Business Index 2012" Improves Greatly.

Sri Lanka's rank in the "Doing Business Index 2012" improves greatly.

Development.lk (2/05/2011)

 

Sri Lanka Passes Highest Ever Defence Budget Despite War Ending in 2009.

Sri Lanka passes highest ever defence budget despite war ending in 2009.

Xiong Tong, Xinhuanet (12/19/2011)

 

2012 Budget Focuses on Infrastructure Growth.

2012 budget focuses on infrastructure growth.

The Sunday Observer (12/15/2011)

Government Debt to Fall Below 80%.

SF and RW will have to Liaise.

SF and RW will have to liaise.

Colombo Telegraph (01/04/2012)

Practices