Articles Tagged “Colombo”

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    Reversing a Brain Haemorrhage

    Following the war’s end, Sri Lanka has plugged its brain drain, which became an uncontrolled haemorrhage when the conflict intensified. A tenth of those born in Sri Lanka now live overseas, an unprecedented haemorrhaging of talent caused…

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    5 hot Colombo neighbourhoods

    Colombo is not a planned city. Shops and offices are in residential areas and the city has evolved organically and, at times, randomly. That is changing with a new zoned plan for Colombo and, even more, with the completely planned Port City,…

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    The Reinvention of Taru

    Nayantara Fonseka, Taru, has been an originator of Design in a landscape known for its iconic Architects, standing tall within Sri Lanka’s Design community.  Born into an era when the concept of Design as a…

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    Making a business of a passion for fashion

    There are the people who, while watching a fashion show, remark on the freshness of the approach of the designer, the cohesiveness of the collection, and the wearability of a piece. They’ll look at whether…

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    Brands as champions of integration

    Sri Lanka is transitioning into a middle income country. What does this mean for the advertising industry? What do you anticipate will be the major challenges for the industry of this transformation? Sri Lanka has…

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    Preparing ports for next-generation ships

    The port business seems to be lucrative going by the Rs4 billion profit Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) declared last year, up 600% from the year before. However, that’s also less than the annual US$36…

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    A Hostile World

    Moments before the UN’s Human Rights Council adopted its second resolution on Sri Lanka on March 21, Sri Lanka’s Special Envoy on Human Rights and Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe placed a strange question before the international…

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    Money in the Willow

    Sri Lanka Cricket has signed a new team sponsorship contract for a whopping Rs1.3 billion, bringing in Dialog Axiata and the Sri Lanka Tea Board as joint sponsors. The new deal is almost three times…

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    Are Colombo’s condos in a bubble?

    Bubble theorists abound. They worry that Colombo’s planned multiple swanky apartment blocks where asking prices are beyond even the well-employed herald the arrival of another real-estate bubble. Clearly the events leading to the last bubble…