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June 23rd, 2012 - 88th Birth Anniversary of President Premadasa The ethnic problem did not end with the war. The ethnic problem has to be resolved to make peace work and prevent the next war. Development, democracy and devolution: that was the Premadasa plan to resolve the ethnic problem. President Premadasa believed that to make Tamil people feel like Sri Lankan citizens, a power-sharing arrangement, restoration of democracy and rapid economic development were equally necessary.
Sunday, 24 June 2012 | 644 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
Sri Lanka/Economy
SL’s world competitiveness jumps 17 places to 62 but access to finance is an issue Private sector lending must be increased from 1.7 trillion to Rs. 3.5 trillion for 8% economic growth, but require feasible mega projects. Banking industry profits annually range from Rs. 30 bn – 50 bn. Last week when I was invited to address the 22nd Annual Conference of the Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka on the theme ‘Gearing Up Sri Lanka as the next financial hub, little did I realise that it was going to be a challenging task of balancing my day-to-day work and trying to understand the intrinsic details of the financial industry. My mind went back to the days when I used to head a global multinational company. The holy grail of my boss was ‘become the best learner and you will do well in life’. I yet follow this ethos.
Monday, 20 September 2010 | 1853 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
Sri Lanka/People
Sri Lanka is attempting, after the military victory over the LTTE, to achieve significant economic and social development. But to succeed in this endeavour at the present time of deepening global economic crisis is not going to be easy. There are many lessons to be learned from Dr.N M Perera’s long and illustrious political life - that of a visionary statesman. Dr.N.M.Perera died on August 14, 1979 at the age of 74. To commemorate his 32nd death anniversary a programme is being held today (Sunday) at Yatiyantota, the electorate in the Thun Korale of the Kegalle district, which he represented in Parliament for decades since he was first elected to the State Council in 1936. Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne and Education Minister Bandula Gunewardane are among the ministers and political leaders who will be participating.
Sunday, 14 August 2011 | 1527 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more