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Sri Lanka’s consumption could have recovered with smaller stimulus
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Taken from economynext Image courtesy DailyFT Sri Lanka could have achieved a revival in consumer demand with a smaller stimulus, as the country tends to go through a cyclical revival in the wake of shocks, an economist said, amid concerns...
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Export sector needs better strategies to propel growth
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Originally published in - Sunday Observer Sri Lanka needs to work out better strategies in accordance with local and global developments to propel growth without lowering set targets. The country’s export sector in particular is not in sync sufficiently to...
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Thirteen MPs ‘silent’ during Parliamentary debates last year
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Originally published in - DailyNews Thirteen MPs had either not spoken or had spoken only once during debates in Parliament last year, a statisticalanalysis by ‘Manthri.lk’ website run by Verité Research revealed. The analysis was based on Parliament Hansard reports...
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Poison In The Air: Monitoring Sri Lanka’s Air Quality
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Early last November, Colombo woke up to an unusual smog lingering over the city. At first, many thought it was a mist brought about by the impending cold weather. But by late morning, news had begun to filter through that...
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Balancing short and long term interests vital for Sri Lanka in 2020 (Commentary)
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Taken from - Mongabay By Nalaka Gunawardene Image courtesy - Nalinka Abeysinghe Sri Lanka enters 2020 at a time of political transition. With a new president in office and a parliamentary election due in the next few months, public and...
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Sri Lanka hereditary legislators may top the House of Lords
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Taken from - economynext Out of 225 members of Sri Lanka’s parliament, 102 members are from political families, whose ancestors of close relatives have also been in the house, a legislator has said, which if correct, tops the hereditary peers...
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Sri Lanka should set up professional debt management unit: Academic
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Taken from - DailyMirror By Nishel Fernando As Sri Lanka increasingly indicates characteristics of a debt trap scenario, an academic urges the government to consider setting-up a professional debt management unit to manage the debt efficiently. “A typical debt trap...
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“Plan to fail” perfectly sums up Sri Lanka’s power sector crisis
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Taken from - DailyMirror Image courtesy - DailyMirror As the authorities continue to practice the “plan to fail” approach based on outdated planning models incentivised by emergency power purchases, experts and academics warn another power crisis could materialise in 2023,...
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Sri Lanka’s Hill Country Tamils marginalized despite ending statelessness: report
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Taken from - economynext Sri Lanka’s ‘Hill Country Tamils’, who for generations produced its main agricultural export, Ceylon tea, remains marginalised despite gaining formal citizenship requring remedies, a new study said. ” . . . the mere granting of ‘formal...
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Experts call for clear energy policies
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Taken from - Sunday Observer By Lalin Fernandopulle The energy sector - much like many other sectors in the economy, is in shambles with lack of, direction, consistency and clarity in policy, thereby plunging the country further into the abyss,...
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