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Weekly Wrap - 06th Dec


What’s the hold-up in tourism in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka? How will the new data protection law benefit us? Read weekly wrap to know all about it.

Does the North need more entertainment? Tourism is one of the most game-changing opportunity for the North. Game changing because for those visitors with eyes to see and ears to hear it opens a wide window to all the other non-tourism opportunities in this province. Read more on how the Northern Province can be developed for tourism and entertainment.


A UNESCO report on Adult Learning and Education highlighted that counties in the Asia Pacific are behind the global average in allocating resources and formulating policies for Adult Learning. As a country with a rapidly aging population Sri Lanka will need to find new ways of economic expansion in the future. Adult learning could help with this — and here’s how.


Data protection laws have existed for around twenty years in other countries — but Sri Lanka is just getting started.  A question that arises is how did we manage all this time without such laws in Sri Lanka? Do we need to further complicate corporate administration? The short answer to that question is yes, compliance to such laws are necessary and will only benefit an organisation. After all, we do not operate in isolation and as we increase our global presence, adequate protection of personal data is going to be paramount. Here’s a quick introduction to Sri Lanka’s proposed Data Protection Act.



Does education and entrepreneurship go hand in hand? Governments across the world have recognised the importance of State intervention to encourage private sector innovation towards strengthening entrepreneurships in order to capitalise on comparative and competitive advantages. Viraj Liyanage is a researcher in entrepreneurship development, and argues that entrepreneurship should begin with practical education through creativity at primary, and continue upward until university.


Rice can apparently contain small amounts of arsenic — and studies now claim that warmer temperatures will increase arsenic levels in rice. Arsenic occurs naturally in the soil, though its concentration is higher in areas that have historically used arsenic-based herbicides or where irrigation water contains arsenic. When farmers grow crops like rice under flooded conditions, arsenic is drawn out of the soil and into the water. You can read more about the study, here.


What more would you like to read about? Let us know in the comments.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Aisha Nazim

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