Articles Posted in the Portrait Category

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    My conversation with Peter Kuruvita

    It strikes me, though, that what great chefs do is more complex and demanding than what great popular singers do. My wife, Upeksha, loves cooking shows and she prepares great dishes, as our dinner guests always attest. So she from shared…

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    The Ceylon Chamber is Ineffective. Meet the man trying to fix it.

    Its position at the crossroads of trade and plentiful resources attracted enterprising English businessmen to the island over 200 years ago. Ceylon’s location at the centre of maritime crossroads and the exotic spices grown here…

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    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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    Dialog’s great value arbitrage

    Mobile phone operators blithely assume that soon almost everyone will have a Smartphone, and these subscribers will then demand faster and more reliable mobile broadband. Indeed, more mobile users are buying Smartphones as handset prices…

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    Shopping Malls: Ripe for Investment

    Colombo’s last big shopping mall, Crescat Boulevard, opened for business a decade ago. For a city that’s aspiring to be South Asia’s most cosmopolitan, traveller friendly metropolis that its retail infrastructure is woefully lacking is…

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    Risk management in a challenging industry

    Drawing up a career planning flow chart at 18 is something few teenagers would normally do, even going by the often crazy standards of adolescent years. But then, Chinthaka Jayaweera’s career has been no normal…

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    The trek that redefined giving

    Mistrust through generations has sharpened both eyes and claws against any charade seeking to show the Sinhalese as being at peace with the Tamils. Public life in Sri Lanka has been defined to an extraordinary…

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    Investing in Growth and Development

     The International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank that supports and invests in private sector businesses in developing counties, expects to invest $200 million in Sri Lankan private sector firms in 2013. If…

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    No Halal, No CEPA

    The entrepreneur from rural Ratnapura today heads a highly diversified group with interests ranging from supermarkets and bottled water to hotels and hydropower and has enough political clout, as part of a nationalist business lobby,…

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    Insuring the bottom line

    Price competition remains fierce in the motor insurance segment, but the bigger companies are now clearly chasing quality business rather than fighting to expand their market share. The focus on the bottom line is good…