Verité Research Sri Lanka Economic Policy Group recommends immediately reinstating PAYE and WHT tax collection methods and implementing the formula on cigarette taxation
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These are immediate simple efficiency measures that will increase tax collection by LKR 229 BN for 2023, and proportionately for the rest of 2022.  Sri Lanka ran out of foreign currency reserves and suspended debt re-payment in April 2022. People’s...
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Sri Lanka’s Plunge Into Organic Farming Brings Disaster
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Published in The New York Times The economically troubled country banned chemical fertilizers without preparing farmers, prompting a surge in food prices and worries about shortages. RATNAPURA, Sri Lanka — This year’s crop worries M.D. Somadasa. For four decades, he...
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Sri Lanka should draw up own program and negotiate with IMF: de Mel
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Published in EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka should come up with a credible economic program of its own and go the International Monetary Fund instead of allowing the agency to device the plan, Nishan de Mel, head of Verete Research,...
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Manthri.lk names Top 5 active MPs in Parliament during September
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Published in NewsWire A survey conducted by Mathri.lk has revealed the top five politicians who were the most active during the Parliament sessions held in September. As per the survey report, four Parliament sessions were held in September 2021. Following...
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The Growing Dangers of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Published in GroundViews It was a horrifying and sickening case. A 15 year old child was groomed online and sexually abused by dozens of men including a local government politician, a Buddhist monk, a Navy medical officer and a former...
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Verité Research highlights key takeaways from Budget 2022
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Published in The Island Verité Research hosted an expert commentary on the budget speech immediately after it was presented to parliament on November 12, 2021. The commentary focused on the promises stated in the budget speech along with analytical insights...
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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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