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Sri Lanka’s Credit Card outstand balance reaches Rs. 65,000 million

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has revealed the number of active credit cards in Sri Lanka by end June 2016 was 1,205,422. This number had been 1,191,448 by end May 2015 and 1,142,231 by end December 2015, according to the weekly economic indicators release by the bank. The indicators also reveal that from…

(0)Comments | September 13, 2016 4:43 pm

5 reasons why everyone should learn to code

By Hon. Minister Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure 12 September is not just the 256th day of the year – it is also International Programmer’s Day, a time for us to celebrate the architects behind our increasingly digital world. In case you’re wondering- the number 256 symbolizes the number of distinct values…

(0)Comments | September 12, 2016 12:25 am

“SLIM NASCO will Revolutionize the Structure of Sales Management in Sri Lanka” – Neil Samarasinghe, Head of Judging Panel, NASCO 2016

With the SLIM NASCO campaign currently on going, we thought it appropriate to meet with the esteemed head of this year’s Judging Panel, Mr. Neil Samarasinghe and gather some valuable insight on certain aspects of the National Sales Congress (NASCO), which is a prominent annual event in the calendar of the country’s Sales & Marketing…

(0)Comments | August 24, 2016 12:15 pm

10 big mistakes you're making at the airport

From the baggage drop to the security line to the boarding gate, just getting through the airport these days can throw pitfalls that you never saw coming. Here are 10 typical airport mistakes you may be making, as well as some expert tips on making it out of the airport, and onto your plane, with…

(0)Comments | August 22, 2016 4:50 pm

Not Quite ‘Back in Business’

LMD – Amidst domestic and international challenges, Sri Lanka’s economy grew by 5.5 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the first quarter of this year, in real terms, compared to 4.4 percent in the corresponding period of 2015, according to the Ministry of Finance’s Mid-Year Fiscal Position Report 2016. The report also reveals that government revenue increased…

(0)Comments | August 8, 2016 10:33 am

Business confidence takes a beating amid growing uncertainty over the future – LMD

The Sri Lankan economy continues to come under pressure, owing to both domestic and external factors, with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) latest statement on its US$ 1.5 billion support programme underscoring the urgent need for the country to put its finances in order. As the IMF explains, “the Sri Lankan economy has good underlying…

(0)Comments | July 11, 2016 11:50 am

Want to migrate to Australia? 2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) announced

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa),…

(0)Comments | July 4, 2016 10:50 am

An outlook from the Head of CSE’s Clearing Arm Nalin Fonseka

The breakthrough for Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Limited (CDS) was made in 1991 when it was established by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). 2016 marks a corporate milestone for the CDS, as it is the 25th year of operation since inception. In this in-depth interview, Mr. Nalin Fonseka, Head of CDS speaks on operations at…

(0)Comments | June 16, 2016 8:34 pm

Evolving workplace strategies and their relevance to Sri Lanka

One of the key aspects of planning commercial real estate is to understand how the traditional workplace has been replaced by new working methods. The era of using desktop computers, having a permanent workstation, individual landlines, and making copious print-outs is likely to become out-of-date very soon as new workplace methods are introduced. It is…

(0)Comments | June 13, 2016 9:46 am

A global survey shows that most businesses are losing revenue through ineffective data management; big data tools can help

By Xavier Verhaeghe, Vice President, Technology Solutions, Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa In a global survey conducted by Oracle in collaboration with WSJ Custom Studios, 90 percent of executives from large enterprises across a wide range of industries said they consider the ability to garner insight from data vital to their company’s future. The…

(0)Comments | April 24, 2016 9:39 pm