Economy

Economy

Paperless Trade ‒ Still A Dream In 2016

Every year, Sri Lanka loses millions of rupees due to the country’s frustrating reluctance to adopt paperless trade. It’s 2016 and both state and…

Economy

The Lowdown On Budget 2017

After weeks of speculation and trepidation, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday finally unveiled the Yahapalana Government’s Budget for the year 2017. Likening the budget…

Economy

How National Budgets Are Prepared (Or What To Keep In Mind This Week)

For the days following November 10, you can expect all your local media outlets to concentrate their energies on a single subject: the national…

Economy

Struggling For Security: Sri Lanka’s Informal Sector

‘Devika’ is a street cleaner. Clad in an orange-coloured t-shirt, she is a foot soldier in the small army employed by a big conglomerate…

Economy

ETCA ‒ To Sign Or Not?

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced earlier this month that the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) between India and Sri Lanka will be…

Economy

Coconuts Are Trending: How Sri Lanka Is Cashing In (Part II)

Coconuts have been given a new life. Despite many years of bad press as an unhealthy food, which saw an entire generation of misinformed…

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Sri Lanka’s Rs. 9.5 Trillion Debt Trap ‒ And How To Get Out Of It (Kind Of)

Sri Lanka is on the brink of a debt crisis. We owe the rest of the world an unprecedented Rs. 9.5 trillion. And we…

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What You May Not Know About Sri Lanka’s Top 5 Corporates

Corporate Sri Lanka is a treasure trove of interesting stories, if you’re into that sort of thing. Before you start to question our thinking,…

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Coconuts Are Trending: How Can Sri Lanka Cash In?

Island life and coconuts go hand in hand. From the Caribbean to the Pacific Islands, coconuts play a key role in the lives of…

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How The Stock Market Performed In July 2016

Another month has gone by, which means we’re now almost 60% through 2016. It is no secret that the CSE has been a relatively…

Economy

Island Of Spices ‒ Eight Of Sri Lanka’s Most Exotic Exports

From time immemorial, Sri Lanka has been synonymous with spices. Of course, the little island is most famous for the unique variety of cinnamon…

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The Annual Registration Levy: More Questions Than Answers

It has been three months since we last touched on the subject of the Annual Registration Levy (ARL), and several weeks since the lapse…