Low Wages And Outdated Laws: The Domestic Worker’s Dilemma

Although many parts of the world had abolished slavery by the twentieth century, modes of unjust servitude exist, to this…

The Bad Taste In Your Cup Of Tea

In September 2016, export prices for Ceylon Tea peaked, and total exports were 3% higher than the previous September. However, all…

Time To Re-think Public Procurement

It sounds obvious, but the Government is the biggest buyer in the country. In 2015, the state’s shopping list came…

Five Of Sri Lanka’s Best Green Buildings

Humans have constructed buildings since the New Stone Age, starting with simple structures built for shelter using natural materials. For…

What Ails Our Economy?

Sri Lanka’s economy, which struggled amidst the constraints of nearly three decades of civil conflict, benefitted very briefly from the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…