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Sri Lanka-China FTA offers higher gains to Sri Lankan exports: study
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COLOMBO, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lanka-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would result in higher gains for Sri Lankan exports compared to products imported from China which are already entering the country duty free, local media reported Saturday, quoting...
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Tobacco policy: Mitigating influence of vested interests
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Sri Lanka ratified the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in November 2003. The FCTC is a global treaty developed in response to the health consequences of tobacco consumption and the formidable power exerted by the...
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Access for key exportable products needed in Sri Lanka-China FTA: Verité
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For Sri Lanka to benefit from the planned free trade deal with China, it needs to reduce barriers for its small number of key exportable products, a new study has said. This is because a limited number of products contribute...
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The hidden side of cigarette pricing
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The media in Sri Lanka has often misrepresented the cigarette industry and cigarette taxes in favour of the monopoly producer Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC). In June 2017, Verité Research (VR) published an Insight titled ‘Who’s responsible for ‘Alternative facts on...
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Allocation of funds to the OMP
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Sri Lanka’s national budget for 2018 allocated Rs. 1.4 billion to the Office on Missing Persons (OMP).[i] The allocation was viewed as a positive step towards supporting reconciliation mechanisms in Sri Lanka. However, a closer look reveals that the allocation...
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Verité Research launches results of the Open Budget Survey 2017
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Budget Openness: Sri Lanka Needs Higher Standards Today is the global release of the latest Open Budget Survey, which scores 115 countries on the openness of their budget process. The Open Budget Survey (OBS) is the world’s only independent, comparative...
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SL – China FTA would result in higher gains for Sri Lankan exports: Study
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Sri Lanka – China FTA would result in higher gains for Sri Lankan exports compared to products imported from China which are already entering Sri Lanka duty free, a recent study showed. The study carried out by the Economics Research...
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Extremism Gains Ground In Sri Lanka
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The logjam is creating ground for extremist thinking on both sides of the ethnic divide  COLOMBO: Nine years after the war between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in May 2009, reconciliation...
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Logjam in ethnic reconciliation spurs extremism in Sri Lanka
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Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 20: Nine years after the war between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in May 2009, reconciliation between Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils still appears to...
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