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Mitigating the impact of a busy lifestyle on your nutritional health

Interview on Food Safety and Nutrition with Dr. Krishanthi Premarathne The great majority of people will experience a food borne disease at some point in their lives. This highlights the importance of making sure the food we eat is not contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, toxins and chemicals. Food can be contaminated at…

(0)Comments | May 9, 2018 12:44 pm

Expectation For Reduction Of Corruption Increased In The First Quarter Of 2018

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: First Quarter 2018 (January, February & March)   STATUS OF JOB PROSPECTS OR BUSINESS PERFORMANCE   Analysis of the perceived economic opportunities in the months of January, February and March 2018 indicate that the expectations in terms of job prospects of people or developing the status of their business in the…

(0)Comments | May 1, 2018 11:28 am

The Glyphosate Story – CKDu, food security and national economy

• Time-tested weed control techniques/tools such as glyphosate, have been removed without scientific proof, affecting our food security and national economy • The ban has opened up avenues for business crooks to import the product illegally • Glyphosate ban should be lifted and we should continue research on effective and economically viable alternatives By Professor…

(0)Comments | April 18, 2018 9:14 pm

Biz Barometer Takes a Tumble

Businesspeople recoil in the face of post-poll concerns and mounting civil unrest A tumultuous period followed the recent local government (LG) elections, which saw a perceived shift in power within the government and led to uncertainty regarding how the coalition partners might proceed. The climate of uncertainty was soon exacerbated by racially motivated riots by…

(0)Comments | April 11, 2018 10:58 am

The fruits of success: Binesh Pananwala elaborates on the continuing journey of Watawala’s burgeoning oil palm sector

Despite first being established in 1968 on Watawala Plantations’ Nakiyadeniya Estate in the Galle district, oil palm has until recent times gone under the radar as one of Sri Lanka’s most promising cash crops. While this is true both in terms of its ability to generate substantial profits for estates and the remarkably positive socio-economic…

(0)Comments | April 9, 2018 9:55 pm

The role of science in adapting a climate-resilient plantation sector

~ Climate change likely to result in higher levels of rainfall in wet-zones and more severe droughts in dry zones ~ Reducing gap between day and night temperatures likely to limit growth of susceptible cash crops ~ Crop diversification and Agro-ecological intensification the only viable strategy for agri, plantation sectors and Sri Lankan economy as…

(0)Comments | April 5, 2018 9:23 pm

JLL Lanka releases 2018 real estate predictions for Sri Lanka; warns of potential challenges for the residential and retail markets beyond 2019

Global real estate consultancy Jones Lang La Salle (JLL) recently announced the company’s predictions for Sri Lanka’s commercial office and retail markets in 2018, identifying opportunities related to the increased investments in the country and broad challenges in the face of policy inconsistency and a tighter fiscal environment. JLL is a professional services and investment…

(0)Comments | March 26, 2018 12:12 pm

Inflation Drops to 3.2 per cent in February 2018

Headline Inflation, as measured by the change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100), which is compiled by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), decreased to 3.2 per cent in February 2018 from 5.4 per cent in January 2018, on year-on-year basis. The high base prevailed in February 2017 as well as the…

(0)Comments | March 22, 2018 11:16 am

RIU Launches Research Report on Taxation in Sri Lanka: A Case Study on the Tobacco Industry

The Research Intelligence Unit (RIU) in collaboration with the Big Issue Magazine launched the Sri Lanka Economic Forum today. The theme for the forum was Taxation in Sri Lanka, with a focus on a case study of the tobacco industry. The report was part of an independent study conducted by RIU. A country’s fiscal and…

(0)Comments | March 21, 2018 4:20 pm

Economic Expectation Upsurges In The Months Of November And December

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: November & December, 2017   This brief report of the Perceived Economic Opportunity (PEO) presents the analysis of a random survey carried out using a random sample of 400 men and women covering all districts in Sri Lanka on their expectations of economic prospects in the ensuing twelve months.   STATUS…

(0)Comments | March 19, 2018 3:17 pm