March 2019

Resolution 30/1: Four Years on, 6/36 Completed – Part 02
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Part II: Rights, the Rule of Law & International Engagement UNHRC Resolution 30/1. By co-sponsoring Resolution 30/1 in 2015, Sri Lanka committed to a range of measures on human rights, accountability and reconciliation. Sri Lanka’s progress in fulfilling its commitments...
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Resolution 30/1: Four Years on, 6/36 Completed – Part 01
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Part I: Transitional Justice, Reconciliation and Power Sharing: In 2015, Sri Lanka co-sponsored United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution 30/1 and committed to a range of measures on human rights, accountability and reconciliation. Sri Lanka’s progress in fulfilling its...
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Sri Lanka only partly met UN promise to release military-held land, study finds
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Taken from economynext Sri Lanka’s military has only partially fulfilled promises to the United Nations to release lands occupied during its war against Tamil Tiger separatists, delaying resettlement of refugees in the north where unemployment remains high, a new study...
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NCE applauds methods introduced to promote key export sectors
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Taken from DailyNews Photo Courtesy -  DailyNews The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) welcomed the national budget 2019, as it reflects the government policy of pursuing an outward oriented growth strategy to better garner set economic targets....
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Call for Keynesian type intervention to boost economy
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Taken from DailyNews Photo Courtesy - DailyNews A strong call was presented for a Keynesian model intervention to boost the economy at the CA Budget Forum held on Saturday in Colombo. Dr Nishan De Mel addressing the forum, urged for...
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Sri Lanka has fulfilled a quarter of 2018 budget proposals
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Sri Lanka has completed just over a quarter of the proposals made in he 2018 budget so far, State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne said. "Implementation of Budget 2018 is at 27.6 percent completed, 64.2 percent in-progress and only 8.2 percent...
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Sri Lanka needs a professional debt management office-Dr. Nishan de Mel
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Taken from News1st Written by Staff Writer The Annual Budget seminar organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka was held in Colombo this morning (March 09). Chief Executive Officer of Verité Research, Dr. Nishan de Mel stressed...
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Govt moves from hand outs to empower people
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Taken from DailyNews The government has shifted from a culture of providing handouts to a culture of empowering people through the 2019 Budget to be entrepreneurs contributing to the economy, said Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera at a post budget discussion...
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Recipe for SOE reform
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Taken from DailyFT Image Courtesy - DailyFT Combined losses of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) rose to Rs. 87 billion in 2017, a new report said, calling for the Government to compile a comprehensive list of all SOEs and set basic reporting...
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THIRTEEN MPs MUM IN 2018
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Taken from DailyNews By Disna Mudalige Thirteen MPs had not spoken during Parliamentary debates last year, a statistical analysis by ‘Manthri.lk’ website revealed. The website said its claim was based on Parliament Hanzard reports from January to December last year....
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