Verité in the News

Sri Lanka’s export problem is not concentration but composition: Verité
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Sept 13, 2017 (LBO) –  Sri Lanka’s export product composition is heavily concentrated in the United States and the United Kingdom while having very limited success in terms of Asian markets, particularly Japan, a new study says. In terms of product...
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EIAs are bedrock of environmental management, says expert
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Verité Research hosted EIA expert Joshua C. Gellers, who presented his early research findings on the quality of Environmental Impact Assessments in Sri Lanka. The speaker’s project examines the extent to which EIAs for projects funded by emerging donors differ...
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‘Politicians never hit by strikes’
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Very critical institutions, such as those in the health and petroleum sectors, must resort to strike action once other settlement mechanisms are exhausted.. If not  the people have to suffer and not the politicians, Director, Economics, Verite Research Dr. Nishan...
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The Gloves Are Off: Reactions to Ben Emmerson’s Statement on Torture, Counterterrorism
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Featured image courtesy Colombo Gazette On July 14, 2017 the Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, Ben Emmerson released a statement at the end of his visit to Sri Lanka, where he met with detainees, activists, and the Attorney General, the Chief...
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What’s Happening With Constitutional Reforms?
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https://assets.roar.media/Life/2015/01/a> only spoke of amendments to the existing constitution. In the Parliamentary election that followed in August of that year, the UNP reiterated its promise of a brand new constitution in its own manifesto. Two years later, the two constituent parties...
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Top experts share insights at LKI’s foreign policy conference
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In light of the new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed last month, which is the first FTA Sri Lanka has signed in over a decade, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will hold a seminar titled “Expand your Business Opportunities...
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Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute concludes first Foreign Policy conference
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A landmark dialogue on the theme of ‘Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy: Choices in a Changing World’ was recently held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI). The two-day event drew established experts and new voices...
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Sri Lankan government gives high priority to develop ICT
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July 13, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka gives high priority to develop the ICT, as the sector has become the fourth largest export earner, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said. "ICT is changing our world including Sri...
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Global economic issues –a focus at major LKI forum
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Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Foreign Affairs and chairman of LKI, delivering the opening address, presenting his vision for the future of Sri Lanka's foreign policy. The seminar on 'Emerging Issues in the Indian Ocean' began with a session on 'Emerging...
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Verité Research works with regional businesses to address policy issues
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Verité Research is a private interdisciplinary think tank engaging in strategic analysis and policy reform. This year, Verité will be working with regional chambers and businesses to address policy issues through research-based advocacy and Right to Information (RTI) requests. Accordingly,...
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