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RTI Commission directs CB to reveal 2015, 2016 EPF deals
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Taken from Sunday Times The Right to Information Commission this week directed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to release information in respect of Government securities market transactions of the EPF during 2015 and 2016, including primary market transactions...
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Belt and Road Initiative spurs Sri Lanka’s growth
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Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan addressing the gathering . Pix: Courtesy BCIS Taken from Sunday Observer  BY VISHWA AUWARDS Sri Lanka is one of the first countries to join with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) said the Chinese Ambassador in...
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High risk of political control in Sri Lankan media, study finds
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Taken from EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT –Print media owners in Sri Lanka have the most political affiliations, the Media Ownership Monitor, a database of mass media owners, has revealed. Nine out of 12, or 75 percent of print media owners, have direct...
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Broken promises from budget pledges: Verite Research
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Taken from Sunday Observer By Quintus Perera   The Government has performed poorly in executing budget proposals or promises, for, in its total pledges to disburse Rs. 149,350 million during 2018, only 8 per cent of these promises have been...
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Sacked Sri Lanka PM given ‘deadline’ to vacate residence
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Ranil Wickremesinghe (centre) urged the Speaker to convene parliament so he can prove his majority [Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters] Taken from Al Jazeera As political crisis worsens, president suspends parliament and Wickremesinghe's opponents threaten to storm residence. by Rathindra Kuruwita & Zaheena...
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Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa
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Taken from Al Jazeera Maithripala Sirisena (right) appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa (left) at a rushed ceremony in Colombo [AFP]Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn in as prime minister after the country's president sacked incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a...
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Sri Lankan media ownership laid bare with new transparency tool
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Taken from LBO October 26, 2018 (LBO) – Reporters without Borders and Sri Lanka’s Verite Research have launched a web portal that aims to inform the public about media ownership, and possible inherent biases that may be present in media...
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මොළ හෝදන ලංකාවේ මාධ්‍ය හිමිකමේ තිත්ත ඇත්ත මෙන්න
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Taken from Lanka A News මෙරට මුද්‍රිත මාධ්‍ය ආයතනවලින් සියයට 79 කට යම් දේශපාලනඥයකුගේ හිමිකමක් හෝ වක්‍රාකාර බලපෑමක් පවතින බව අනාවරණවී තිබෙනවා. ඒ sri-lanka.mom-rsf.orgවෙබ් අඩවිය හා දේශ සීමා විරහිත මාධ්‍යවේදීන් සිදුකළ අනාවරණයකට අනුවයි. එමෙන්ම මෙරට ජනමාධ්‍ය පරිහරණය කරන පිරිසෙන් සියයට 75...
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MEDIA OWNERSHIP IN SRI LANKA: AUDIENCE CONCENTRATION IS VESTED IN THE HANDS OF A FEW OWNERS
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Taken from Sri Lanka Brief 23 individuals own 44 of the most popular media outlets in the country. The owners of 2 outlets in the online medium remains unknown. The top 4 owners in the mediums of print, television and...
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REPORT:THE MEDIA REGULATOR OF SRI LANKA, THE GOVT HAS ITS OWN 30 PLUS MEDIA OUTLETS
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Taken from Sri Lanka Brief In the media space, the state’s dual role as both an owner and a regulator means it is a player in the game as well as a referee and a rule-maker. With ownership of at...
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