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The Pathfinder Foundation Felicitated

Mr.-MM-Receiving-Award2The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka recognized the Pathfinder Foundation as one of its top 10 partners at a ceremony to mark Chinese New Year and Sri Lanka's National Day held at the BMICH on Friday 17th January. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne, Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena, Minister of External Affairs G.L Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were among those present at this ceremony. Here Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianghao presents the top 10 partners award to Mr. Milinda Moragoda, Founder of the Pathfinder Foundation.

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Balancing the short Term Vs. Long term Interest of Workers

Proposals for minimum wages, unemployment benefit, pension for private sector, medical insurance…


There were recent press reports that a number of trade unions have submitted proposals to the National Pay Commission requesting establishment of; 1. a National Wages Commission for the private sector; 2. a national minimum wage; 3. an unemployment benefit insurance scheme; 4. a pension scheme for EPF members. In addition, a medical insurance and social security scheme for the informal sector employees has also been proposed. 

Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 09:40

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How Easy Money can Destroy Communities and the Economy: Wigneswaran’s Exposure

Chief Minister of the Northern Province, Justice Wigneswaran, has elaborated upon how diaspora remittances have deleterious effects.  He has said that these remittances were having a very adverse impact on the lifestyles of the Tamils in the North. In his view, it was causing irreparable damage to the community, especially young people. Historically, the North was known as a socially conservative society which attached very high priority to education, a strong work ethic and simple living.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 16:01

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Promoting Ecosystems to Support Entrepreneurship

There is a strong consensus that entrepreneurship is crucial for driving the innovation and change that is essential for successful development in a highly competitive global economy. It is particularly so for small economies that are more reliant on external demand (exports) to achieve high growth on a sustained basis. Entrepreneurial success is also an important means of achieving equitable and regionally balanced development as it is an important determinant of spreading the benefits of growth to women, youth and other groups who have difficulty in starting and growing businesses.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:27

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