September 2021

A Byproduct of Intervention
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Published in Dairy News Australia Throughout this pandemic, governments across the world have launched an unprecedented number of stimulus efforts, aimed at keeping local economies afloat. At large, these packages have helped to sustain consumer spending and keep commodity markets...
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Sri Lanka’s Right to Information – Subhashini Abeysinghe on LMDtv
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Improved access to information can lead to more informed, data-driven decision-making and better outcomes for the country. Watch Research Director Subhashini Abeysinghe discuss the importance of the RTI Act with LMDtv.
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Manthri.lk Names Top 10 Performing MPs of Current Parliament
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Published in NewsWire Ten Parliamentarians have been identified as top performers having diligently carried out their respective duties during the one-year tenure of the 9th Parliament of Sri Lanka, which was completed in August 2021. According to a survey conducted...
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Top Panel Sounds Alarm, Insists it’s Time for Urgent Economic Reforms
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Published in the DailyFT Sri Lanka facing one of the worst economic crises in its history Pandemic only exacerbated existing economic weaknesses; roots lie in unsustainable debt, fiscal indiscipline and low rates of growth  To emerge from crisis, comprehensive and...
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ආනයන රෙගුලාසි පැනවීම – Nishan de Mel on Hiru Evening Newscast
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Executive Director Nishan de Mel speaks to Hiru News on the recently imposed import restrictions and their effect on government revenue, advocating ultimately for sound and critical policy analysis.
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Sri Lanka Inflation: Economic Emergency Causes Prices of Essential Goods to Soar – Nishan de Mel on CGTN News
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Executive Director speaks to CGTN News about the systemic causes of commodity hoarding and how an economic state of emergency can heighten the crises brought on by commodity hoarding.
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Sri Lanka Inflation: Economic Emergency Causes Prices of Essential Goods to Soar
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Published on CGTN Sri Lanka is under a state of emergency with rising costs and fears over the economy. And the President's proposals are igniting controversy. Roel Raymond reports. The price of essential items has increased greatly in Sri Lanka,...
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විදේශ විනිමය අනුපාතය – Nishan de Mel on Hiru Evening NewsCast
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Executive Director Nishan de Mel speaks to Hiru Evening News on the Central Bank's valuation of foreign exchange rates and how it could potentially lead to a deepening of the foreign exchange crisis Sri Lanka is facing.
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All We Need Is the Air That We Breathe
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Published in GroundViews Today is the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies “Tiny, invisible particles of pollution penetrate deep into our lungs, bloodstream and bodies. These pollutants are responsible for about one-third of deaths from stroke, chronic respiratory...
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How Sri Lanka’s Overnight Flip to Total Organic Farming has led to an Economic Disaster
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Published on The Print President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was forced to impose an economic emergency on 31 August to contain soaring food inflation, and currency devaluation and forex reserves crisis. Sri Lanka has been hit by a serious economic emergency even...
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