Articles Tagged “Sri Lanka”

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    50 most powerful women 2014

      Echelon’s 50 Most Powerful Women list celebrates Sri Lanka’s leading businesswomen and illustrates the challenges and rewards of being a woman in business today. Every self-respecting firm is trying to improve the gender balance…

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    Blue Heaven

    The biggest creature ever to live abounds on Sri Lanka’s porches. The elusive blue whale, twice the weight of the hugest known dinosaur, seems to like Serendib just as much as you and I do.…

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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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    Icky meets Sexy

    A basic instinct drives the need to look beautiful. Long lush hair and flawless glowing skin is a universal sign of youth, good health and fertility. The human instinct for procreation keeps the beauty industry…

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    Material Magic

    “Sir, you’re giving us a one-way ticket to Mars, aren’t you?” Veranja Karunaratne recalls asking Professor Tissa Vitarana, Minister of Science and Technology at the time, just before he began work as a Science Team…

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    Brandix’s Rock Star

    Fashion is fickle as it is glamorous. To succeed, designers have to win over the fashion press and more crucially customers, with their twice a year presentations of new fashion. Customers rejecting collections over a…

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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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    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…

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    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.…