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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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Sri Lanka Inflation: Economic Emergency Causes Prices of Essential Goods to Soar
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Published on CGTN Sri Lanka is under a state of emergency with rising costs and fears over the economy. And the President's proposals are igniting controversy. Roel Raymond reports. The price of essential items has increased greatly in Sri Lanka,...
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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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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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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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Debt Default Danger: Alarmist or Imminent?
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Published in The Morning LK Will the Government of Sri Lanka default on its obligations to service its mountain of debt over the next couple of years, including two bond repayments of a total of $ 1.5 billion due in...
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Real Question Is Not Whether SL Should Go to IMF or Not
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Published in The Island The real question is not whether Sri Lanka should go to the IMF or not. What is important is going to the IMF with confidence after having analysed the fiscal situation, with a convincing plan, Executive...
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