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Business Sentiment – Pre-Election Confidence Intact

Corporates play it safe as biz sentiment consolidates ahead of the recent elections Much of this year to date has been spent anticipating the outcome of the local government (LG) polls, analysing the shock result in the wee hours of 11 February, and then the possible impact of political and economic aftershocks… as our politicians…

(0)Comments | March 14, 2018 10:32 am

Land Price Index – Second Half of 2017

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) compiles and analyses several indicators, in order to monitor the developments in the real estate sector. Accordingly, the Land Price Index (LPI) is compiled biannually covering the Colombo District since 1998. In the compilation process of LPI, CBSL uses the land price data collected by the Valuation Department…

(0)Comments | March 2, 2018 2:33 pm

Business Sentiment – Biz Confidence Inches Up At End 2017

The business confidence gauge remains intact for the time being ahead of more elections In early December, Sri Lanka formally handed over the Hambantota Port to China on a 99 year lease despite criticism that the move could lead to an erosion of the country’s standing as a sovereign state. The southern port has incurred…

(0)Comments | January 29, 2018 1:09 pm

Government’s Take On GSP+ Facility Reflects In Export Increase

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: October, 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 OF JOB PROSPECTS…

(0)Comments | January 15, 2018 12:54 pm

The Ability To Save Grows Higher

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: September, 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 OF JOB PROSPECTS…

(0)Comments | January 4, 2018 11:11 am

Truecaller Insights Reveal Top Spammers in Sri Lanka

Truecaller, the world’s most used Caller ID & Spam Detection app, recently announced some revealing stats on spam and scam calls in Sri Lanka. Unwanted spam calls are on the rise around the globe, and the situation is no different in Sri Lanka. The recently published Truecaller Insights: ‘Top Spammers in Sri Lanka in 2017’…

(0)Comments | December 13, 2017 5:29 pm

A factual argument against the total liberalization of shipping agencies

~ An evidence-based article amidst public confusion for intelligent readers By Chathura Subasinghe The Shipping industry in Sri Lanka is already liberalized. All aspects of the Shipping Industry except for Agency is liberalized. This includes: terminals, warehouse and depot infrastructure, ancillary service infrastructure etc. which constitute a maritime hub where foreign entities can have 100%…

(0)Comments | December 8, 2017 7:08 pm

The Expectation Of Reduction Of Corruption In Sri Lanka Collapses Again

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: August, 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 OF JOB PROSPECTS…

(0)Comments | December 5, 2017 11:15 am

Business Sentiment – Mild Uptick in Biz Confidence

The unique index returns to triple digits albeit with little cause to rejoice Sri Lanka’s economy grew by four percent year on year in the second quarter of 2017, improving on the 3.8 percent acceleration in the previous quarter, according to the Department of Census and Statistics, with modest growth in the industry and services…

(0)Comments | November 22, 2017 10:17 am

Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labor Force

Pushpa drops her youngest son off at the day care centre at St. Theresa’s Church in Thimbirigasaya every day. The 37-year-old then heads to work as a maid. There are days when this routine becomes impossible. If her child is feverish, for instance, the day care won’t accept him because he may infect the other…

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017 12:09 pm