Articles Posted February 2014

  • duminda

    Consolidation Coming for mobile industry: Etisalat’s Dumindra Ratnayaka

    What’s Etisalat’s position in the industry today? In terms of market share, we’re the third, with 4.5 million subscribers, slightly behind Mobitel. It’s difficult to give an accurate percentage because there is no regulator-set methodology…

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    The Crisis in Tea

    Perceptions are misleading when emotions distort the interpretation of known facts. Tea plantations in the central hills, which still yield some of the island’s signature crops, have been unviable for years. Although the climate, mixing…

  • tea7

    Bottom Up

    The island’s key agricultural export is running out of labour. Unless the industry responds and remains flexible during times of changing labour dynamics and socio-political realities, survival over the next few decades – in the…

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    Private sector push to prevent marine catastrophe

    Dr P B Terney Pradeep Kumara, a scientist with the Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology at the Ruhuna University, recalls how he once encountered a man cutting sea grasses at Kapparathota in Weligama Bay.…