October 2020

Impact of COVID-19 Response on Unemployment in Sri Lanka
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Goal number eight of the Sustainable Development Goals is set out as “Decent work and economic growth.” This goal recognizes that economic growth is not just an end, but also a means in itself of generating jobs – productive and...
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Due Process during COVID-19 in Sri Lanka
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On 11 March 2020, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Sri Lanka, the first diagnosis of COVID-19 was reported on 27 January 2020. Indication of the spread of the virus was visible...
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Cost of extending maternity benefits to private sector only Rs. 4.2 b: Verité
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Taken from - DailyFT Government expenditure of Rs. 4.2 billion annually would enable maternity leave benefits to be extended across the economy, and incentivise the private sector to employ more women, Verité Research stated yesterday, recommending this be included in...
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Eminent economists urge decisive action to prevent emerging debt crisis
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Taken from - DailyFT A panel of eminent economists on Wednesday urged that the Government take credible and decisive action to prevent a painful debt crisis in Sri Lanka. Key insights were shared at the ‘Deep Dive,’ organised by the...
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