Verité in the News

A Look Back at Manthri.lk: Are Politicians keeping their promises?
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Image Credits : Groundviews Featured on - Readme.lk By - Mahesh De Andrado We initially took a look at Manthri.lk back in 2014. At the time, it was a platform used to analyze and summarize the work done by each...
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The Thajudeen saga: Murder cover-up trial set to begin in October
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Taken from - Sunday Observer By Anurangi Singh and Aanya Wipulasena On the night of May 17, 2012, the Sri Lankan rugby captain was found dead in his burning car near Shalika Hall on Park Road, Colombo 05. The death...
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Disaster Management in Sri Lanka
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A report was released very recently titled, Disaster Management in Sri Lanka: A CASE STUDY OF ADMINISTRATIVE FAILURES. The Economics Research Team of Verité Research compiled this study. The purpose of this piece is to use some of the details...
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Dead end in Trinco-5 case?
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Taken from - Sunday Observer Photo Courtesy - Sunday Observer The dismissal of 13 security forces personnel by the Trincomalee magistrate, could mark the end of the road in terms of achieving justice for the five young boys brutally slain...
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Disastrous handling of Sri Lanka’s disaster management, probe reveals
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Taken from - economynext Photo Courtesy - economynext Since 2005, there have been more disasters in Sri Lanka than meetings of the National Council for Disaster Management (NCDM), the apex body responsible for handling calamities, a new study by Verité...
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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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