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 in The Print New Delhi: Sri Lanka has been hit by a serious economic emergency even as it struggles to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Dwindling foreign exchange reserves, a sinking currency and soaring food inflation have come together to create...
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Tax Amnesty: The New Tax Scandal
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Published in the DailyFT Sri Lanka’s overall tax system of indirect taxes means that the poor disproportionately pay more in taxes than a wealthier family. The Finance Bill codifies this  The gazetted Finance Bill is an unfair piece of legislation...
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Quantifying COVID Clean-up of Air Quality in Colombo
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Published in the Daily Mirror Among the many tragic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some positive offshoots as well. One of them is the improvement of Colombo’s air quality as a result of restricted movement to prevent...
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Good Food for the Rich
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Published in The Sunday Times As Sri Lanka banned the usage and import of chemical fertiliser for agriculture production – for both domestic agriculture and plantation agriculture -, I too received many requests from some of my regular readers to...
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Sri Lanka Declares Economic Emergency – Nishan de Mel on Al Jazeera Inside Story
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Executive Director Nishan de Mel appears on Al Jazeera's Inside Story segment alongside State Minister Ajith Nivaard Cabraal and MP Harsha de Silva to discuss the sudden depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee and the recent forex crisis.
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රසායනික පොහොර නැතිකම වැඩිපුර දැනෙන්නේ කාට ද? – Nishan de Mel on Pathikada
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Executive Director joins Pathikada on News1st to discuss the Farmers' Pulse survey regarding the chemical fertilizer ban in Sri Lanka.
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IMF or No IMF, Sri Lanka Needs Economic Analysis and Plan Going Forward
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Published in The Island Whatever Sri Lanka decides about dealing with its debt and paying its way through the world, the country needs to formulate a very good economic analysis and a publicly-backed plan that will establishc credibility of the...
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Effectiveness of Tax Amnesty in Sri Lanka
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Published in the DailyFT On 9 July 2021, the government gazetted a new finance bill aimed to indemnify individuals who voluntarily disclose their hitherto undisclosed income—that is to a provide a tax amnesty. A tax amnesty is a limited-time opportunity...
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