Why values matter and how to nurture them in business

Ronnie Peiris retires at the end of 2017, having held senior leadership positions as JKH’s Group Finance Director and at Pan-African mining firm Anglo American previously. At a time when companies are under pressure to grow shareholder returns, he discusses why people matter and lays bare the moral compass that has helped him navigate the complexities of modern business

International trade in ancient Sri Lanka

Situated strategically, athwart the principal sea trade route in the Indian Ocean, the island of Sri Lanka could not but be a part of international commerce. Over millennia, this helped shape the country’s economy, culture and society. Although, historically, agriculture remained the mainstay of the economy, the sheer volume of trade had its effect