National Audit, Procurement Commissions soon
The passage of the 19th Amendment in Parliament
will help develop the country while improving its image at the
international level, State Minister of Finance Mahinda Samarasinghe
told guests at the release of the United Nations Economic and Social
Survey of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) report in Colombo last week.
BOI: an independent entity
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI), a
key cog in wooing investments to the country will no longer be
subservient to the Treasury in decision-making and implementing
strategies, BOI Chairman Upul Jayasuriya told the Sunday Observer.
Flexible work practices improve productivity
Around 72 percent of corporates globally report
that its employees’ productivity has increased due to flexible work
practices while 68 percent link rise in revenue directly to flexible
working, research by Regus, a global workplace provider revealed.
Depositories, backbone of securities market - Chairman, CSE
The importance of depositories for the
functioning of capital markets was emphasised at the 17th Annual
Cross Training Seminar of the Asia-Pacific Central Securities
Depository Group (ACG) in Colombo last week.
Ten-year plan for energy sector ‘impressive’
Sri Lanka’s 10-year strategic plan for the
energy sector is impressive and the ambition of the Government is
clear in reducing dependency on foreign countries for imports and
achieving self-reliance in energy, Director, Asset-intensive Energy
and Utilities, IFS Global Industry,