Daily FT, Colombo, Sri Lanka

I spent six weeks in Sri Lanka where the Daily FT gave me paid work experience filling in as a senior journalist during the 2014-15 Presidential election campaign. The Daily FT is an English language national daily paper specialising in business and political news. It has both a print and an online digital edition.

Publication: Daily FT
Reach: National business daily (print + digital)
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Period: 8 December 2014 – 9 January 2015
Beats: Business & Politics
Stories: News, features, interviews, subediting
Role: Paid work experience as fulltime journalist
09 December 2014

FRONT PAGE: SAARC event: http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/09/cooperation-can-create-a-community-of-countries/

10 December 2014

FRONT PAGE: Mahathir moots Malaysian model: http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/10/mahathir-moots-malaysian-model/

12 December 2014

FRONT PAGE: Google launches Streetview: http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/12/google-launches-street-view-in-sri-lanka-gears-up-to-capture-gorgeous-geography/

Hambantota heralded as a high-growth high-tech hub:
http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/12/hambantota-heralded-as-a-high-growth-high-tech-hub/

16 December 2014
17 December 2014

18 December 2014

SPREAD: Momentum Forum Panel Discussion on development: http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/18/momentum-forum-moves-development-discussion-forward/

23 December 2014 

Social enterprise: http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/23/sri-lanka-soliciting-legal-solutions-for-social-enterprise-sector/

Sri Lankan technology turns stock trading future ready:
http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/23/sri-lankan-technology-turns-stock-trading-future-ready/

 24 December 2014

FRONT PAGE: Maithri & Ranil address business leaders: http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/24/maithri-ranil-answer-biz-concerns-shed-key-insights/

UNITE Forum: http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/24/cheers-for-change/

SPREAD: Ranil’s speech: http://www.ft.lk/2014/12/24/ranil-outlines-way-foward-for-country-biz/

01 January 2015
03 January 2015
FRONT PAGE:  Central Bank Governor Cabraal says platform set for stronger economic growth:
http://www.ft.lk/2015/01/03/cabraal-says-platform-set-for-stronger-economic-growth/
06 January 2015
FRONT PAGE: High highway costs are reasonable: Minister’s Secretary: http://www.ft.lk/2015/01/06/high-highway-costs-are-reasonable-ministry-secy/
08 January 2015
OP ED FEATURE ON ELECTION: Mahinda, Maithripala and does my vote matter? http://www.ft.lk/2015/01/08/mahinda-maithripala-and-does-my-vote-matter/
13 January 2015 
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Marisa is a globetrotting freelance writer, journalist and editor with cat for hire (her, not the cat). She is usually based in Melbourne but is currently flouncing around in Perth for a week for the Inaugural 2018 KSP - Varuna Foundation Fellowship. She will be at Melbourne's Continuum and online running a Writers' Bloc course in the coming weeks.

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