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Concessional Financing Is Not without Controversy – Report
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Published in the Sunday Observer Explicitly evaluating whether loans are concessional or adverse considering the combined consequence of the grant element and cost escalation on the tied element/unsolicited proposal would be advantageous for Sri Lanka.  By contrast, at present only...
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Government urged to take pragmatic view on debt management
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Published in The Island By Sanath Nanayakkare If Sri Lanka has the right policy mix to effectively carry on with its debt rollover and to maintain a surplus in its current account, the country can demonstrate that it has entered...
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Quality Development for Quality Growth and Quality Life
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Published in -DailyNews The year 2021 marks the 70th Anniversary of the San Francisco Peace Conference in which the late former President (then Finance Minister) J.R. Jayewardene made a historic speech supporting Japan’s cause after the World War II, quoting...
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Govt. should focus on reserve quality: Former CB Chief
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Published in DailyFT   Former Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy   Warns overreliance on swaps and inter-governmental financing could create more problems down the road  Acknowledges current challenges but says strategy needed to deal with debt for next five...
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Urgent need for multifaceted approach to counter gender-discriminatory labour laws
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Published in DailyFT The Advocata Institute’s panel discussion on “Gender discriminatory labour laws in Sri Lanka” took place at the Taj Samudra Longdon Room on 5 March. Panelists at the discussion were Minister of Justice M.U.M. Ali Sabry, Former Department...
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The Chinese ‘debt trap’ is a myth
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Published in -DailyNews China, we are told, inveigles poorer countries into taking out loan after loan to build expensive infrastructure that they can’t afford and that will yield few benefits, all with the end goal of Beijing eventually taking control...
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Call to ensure credible implementation of budget-2021 proposals
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Featured in: The Island In the lead up to the highly anticipated 2021 budget, Verité Research recently announced the latest results and recommendations of their annual budget monitoring study, which tracks the government’s performance and openness on key promises made...
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කොරෝනා වෛරසය, ආචාරධර්ම සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ “ජඩමාධ්‍ය”: මාධ්‍යවේදියෙකුට ඔබේ දර්ශන පටිගත කළ හැකිද?
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පළවූයේ: බීබීසී සිංහල රූ හිමිකාරීත්වය බීබීසි සිංහල සේවය සහ දක්වා ඇති වෙනත් ආයතන සතුය ප‍්‍රධාන රූපය අවන්ත ආටිගලගේ කාටූනයකි යම් හෙයකින් ඔබට කොරෝනා වෛරසය ආසාදනය වුවහොත්, එසේත් නැතිනම් ආසාදිත පුද්ගලයෙකු ඇසුරු කිරීම නිසා නිරෝධායනයට යොමු වීමට සිදු වුවහොත් මාධ්‍යවේදියෙකුට අවසර...
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ප්‍රසූත නිවාඩුව කප්පාදු කිරීමේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආණ්ඩුවේ තීරණය “මාතෘත්වයට නිගාවක්”
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පළවූයේ: බීබීසී සිංහල රූ හිමිකාරීත්වය බීබීසි සිංහල සේවය සහ දක්වා ඇති වෙනත් ආයතන සතුය "මාතෘ සුරක්ෂිතතාව (Maternity protection) මූලික මානව අයිතිවාසිකමක් වන අතර, පවුල සහ රැකියාව සම්බන්ධ පූර්ණ ප්‍රතිපත්ති සකස් කිරීමේ දී අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම ඇතුළත් කළ යුතු අංගයකි. වැඩපොළේ දී කාන්තාව...
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Cost of extending maternity benefits to private sector only Rs. 4.2 b: Verité
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Taken from - DailyFT Government expenditure of Rs. 4.2 billion annually would enable maternity leave benefits to be extended across the economy, and incentivise the private sector to employ more women, Verité Research stated yesterday, recommending this be included in...
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