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Balancing short and long term interests vital for Sri Lanka in 2020 (Commentary)
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Taken from - Mongabay By Nalaka Gunawardene Image courtesy - Nalinka Abeysinghe Sri Lanka enters 2020 at a time of political transition. With a new president in office and a parliamentary election due in the next few months, public and...
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Sri Lanka hereditary legislators may top the House of Lords
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Taken from - economynext Out of 225 members of Sri Lanka’s parliament, 102 members are from political families, whose ancestors of close relatives have also been in the house, a legislator has said, which if correct, tops the hereditary peers...
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Sri Lanka should set up professional debt management unit: Academic
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Taken from - DailyMirror By Nishel Fernando As Sri Lanka increasingly indicates characteristics of a debt trap scenario, an academic urges the government to consider setting-up a professional debt management unit to manage the debt efficiently. “A typical debt trap...
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“Plan to fail” perfectly sums up Sri Lanka’s power sector crisis
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Taken from - DailyMirror Image courtesy - DailyMirror As the authorities continue to practice the “plan to fail” approach based on outdated planning models incentivised by emergency power purchases, experts and academics warn another power crisis could materialise in 2023,...
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Sri Lanka’s Hill Country Tamils marginalized despite ending statelessness: report
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Taken from - economynext Sri Lanka’s ‘Hill Country Tamils’, who for generations produced its main agricultural export, Ceylon tea, remains marginalised despite gaining formal citizenship requring remedies, a new study said. ” . . . the mere granting of ‘formal...
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Experts call for clear energy policies
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Taken from - Sunday Observer By Lalin Fernandopulle The energy sector - much like many other sectors in the economy, is in shambles with lack of, direction, consistency and clarity in policy, thereby plunging the country further into the abyss,...
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A Look Back at Manthri.lk: Are Politicians keeping their promises?
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Image Credits : Groundviews Featured on - Readme.lk By - Mahesh De Andrado We initially took a look at Manthri.lk back in 2014. At the time, it was a platform used to analyze and summarize the work done by each...
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The Thajudeen saga: Murder cover-up trial set to begin in October
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Taken from - Sunday Observer By Anurangi Singh and Aanya Wipulasena On the night of May 17, 2012, the Sri Lankan rugby captain was found dead in his burning car near Shalika Hall on Park Road, Colombo 05. The death...
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Disaster Management in Sri Lanka
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A report was released very recently titled, Disaster Management in Sri Lanka: A CASE STUDY OF ADMINISTRATIVE FAILURES. The Economics Research Team of Verité Research compiled this study. The purpose of this piece is to use some of the details...
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Dead end in Trinco-5 case?
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Taken from - Sunday Observer Photo Courtesy - Sunday Observer The dismissal of 13 security forces personnel by the Trincomalee magistrate, could mark the end of the road in terms of achieving justice for the five young boys brutally slain...
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