Verité in the News

Abuse of ICCPR Act has ‘chilling effect’ on fundamental freedoms
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Taken from - Sunday Observer Image Courtesy - Sunday Observer Legal experts point out that the ICCPR Act under which a fiction writer and a Muslim woman wearing a kaftan featuring the helm of a ship were recently arrested, has...
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New fake news/hate speech laws: Are they really necessary?
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Taken from - republicnext Image courtesy - republicnext Earlier this week, the Government announced fresh moves to curtail the spread of fake news. The Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday (5) approved a revision to the country’s Penal Code and Criminal...
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Reactions to the presidential pardon of Sri Lankan rightwing religious leader
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Taken from - GlobalVoices Image Courtesy - GlobalVoices This post originally appeared on Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. An edited version is published below as part of a content sharing agreement with Global Voices. The photos,...
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UN launches open platform to support Sri Lanka’s policy making
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Taken from - LBO Image Courtesy - LBO United Nations in Sri Lanka together with Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, launched UNLOCKED; an innovative and inclusive platform to support policy development. UNLOCKED provides future changemakers the opportunity to...
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Experts warn of gaps in disaster preparedness; urge for a more proactive framework
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Taken from - TimesOnline Image Courtesy - SundayTimes By Asiri Fernando The National Council for Disaster Management (NCDM), the countries apex body for disaster management has only met 13 times since it's inception in 2005. The critical decision making body...
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UN launches platform to support policy development in Sri Lanka
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Taken from - Colombogazette Image Courtesy - Colombogazette The United Nations in Sri Lanka together with Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, today launched UNLOCKED; an innovative and inclusive platform to support policy development. UNLOCKED provides future changemakers the...
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Government launches e-Procurement system
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Taken from - DailyFT Image Courtesy - DailyFt By Uditha Jayasinghe The Finance Ministry yesterday launched the Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) system, which aims to improve transparency and competitiveness as well as save public funds when goods and services are...
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Next Hambantota? Welcome to the Chinese-funded US$1.4 billion Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka
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Taken from - Sunday China Morning Post When the sun goes down, Galle Face Green – the seaside urban park south of the financial district of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital – fills up with life. As makeshift stalls selling everything...
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Explaining Sri Lanka’s new Emergency Regulations on ‘publication’
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Taken From - DailyFT Sri Lanka’s President issued a new set of Emergency Regulations on 22 April. This note explains the contents of Emergency Regulation 15, which concerns the ‘control of publications’, and certain other regulations relevant to publication. There...
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‘ප‍්‍රකාශනයට’ බලපැවැත්වෙන ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවේ නව හිදිසි නීති රෙගුලාසි මොනවා ද?
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යොමුව - Vikalpa 2019 අප්‍රේල් 22 වන දින සිට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් නව හදිසි නීති රෙගුලාසි මාලාවක් නිකුත් කර ඇත. මෙම ලිපිය හරහා ‘ප්‍රකාශනයන් පාලනයට’ ( control of publications ) බලපැවැත්වෙන අංක 15 දරන හදිසි නීති රෙගුලාසියේ අන්තර්ගතයන් සහ...
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