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Sri Lanka parliament committee slams failures in public finance management
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Taken from economynext A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee overseeing public spending has criticised the finance ministry for delays and inadequacies in providing information, and said that alteration in budget proposals owing to faulty estimates are failures of public finance management....
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Arrest of writer Sathkumara sparks debate on freedom of expression
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Taken from - DailyMirror Photo Courtesy - DailyMirror On April 1, award-winning author and poet Shakthika Sathkumara was arrested and remanded on contrived charges of inciting religious hatred, a move that has been decried by artists, academics and free-speech advocates...
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Succeeding in 4IR era: Opportunities and challenges for Sri Lanka
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Taken from - DailyMirror Image Courtesy - DailyMirror The Institute of Policy Studies’ (IPS) New Thinkers Symposium saw researchers from several think tanks presenting their work on broad topics under the theme of technology and economic transformation. They highlighted the...
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Sri Lanka made ‘poor progress’ in rights resolution observes local think-tank
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Taken from TheWeek Colombo, Mar 20 (PTI) Sri Lanka has made "poor progress" by implementing only 6 of the 36 commitments it made as part a UNHRC resolution adopted in 2015 to address human rights concerns, a local think tank...
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UNHRC Resolution, Guided by India, to Give Breather to Sri Lankan Government
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Taken from TheWire Photo Courtesy - Reuters The Geneva-based body will adopt a new resolution that will give time till 2021 for the Sri Lankan government to fully implement commitments it made four years ago on transitional justice and accountability....
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Sri Lanka only partly met UN promise to release military-held land, study finds
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Taken from economynext Sri Lanka’s military has only partially fulfilled promises to the United Nations to release lands occupied during its war against Tamil Tiger separatists, delaying resettlement of refugees in the north where unemployment remains high, a new study...
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NCE applauds methods introduced to promote key export sectors
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Taken from DailyNews Photo Courtesy -  DailyNews The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) welcomed the national budget 2019, as it reflects the government policy of pursuing an outward oriented growth strategy to better garner set economic targets....
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Call for Keynesian type intervention to boost economy
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Taken from DailyNews Photo Courtesy - DailyNews A strong call was presented for a Keynesian model intervention to boost the economy at the CA Budget Forum held on Saturday in Colombo. Dr Nishan De Mel addressing the forum, urged for...
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Sri Lanka has fulfilled a quarter of 2018 budget proposals
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Sri Lanka has completed just over a quarter of the proposals made in he 2018 budget so far, State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne said. "Implementation of Budget 2018 is at 27.6 percent completed, 64.2 percent in-progress and only 8.2 percent...
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Govt moves from hand outs to empower people
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Taken from DailyNews The government has shifted from a culture of providing handouts to a culture of empowering people through the 2019 Budget to be entrepreneurs contributing to the economy, said Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera at a post budget discussion...
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