Verité in the News

Disinformation in Sri Lanka: An overview
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Featured image courtesy EPThinkTank/Alswart Editor’s Note: This discussion note was prepared in the run up to the Digital Disinformation Forum, held on June 26 and 27. Excerpts of this were used in a moderated discussion on the media’s efforts to build...
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සිය දිවි නසා ගැනිම් සහ ජනමාධ්‍ය වගකීම
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පසුගිය සති කිහිපයට අදාළව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සාමාන්‍ය ජන සමාජය අතරින් වාර්තා වූ අනුවේදනීය පුවත් අතර ස්ථාන කිහිපයකදීම සිදුකරගෙන ඇති සියදිවි නසාගැනීම් පිළිබඳ පුවත්, සමාජය තුළ ප්‍රබල කම්පනයක් ඇතිකර ඇති බවත් පෙනෙන්නට තිබේ. ඒ එක් එක් සිදුවීම් වලට අදාළව මේ රටේ...
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Violence against Sri Lanka Christians widespread; backed by state officials: report
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Violence and discrimination against minority Christians is widespread in Sri Lanka with the support of state officials and institutions at the local level, a think tank that analysed data over two decades has said. "The figure suggests that, for the...
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Religious violence in Sri Lanka has chronic nature: Verité
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Religious violence in Sri Lanka is not a post-war phenomenon and has persisted over a much longer period of time, Verité Research said in a report. The think tank studied a dataset between 1994 and 2014 compiled by the National...
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Geetha’s disqualification does not invalidate nomination papers: Verité
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Verité Research argues that the disqualification of a candidate does not invalidate nomination papers due to two main reasons. Releasing a research note, the firm argues that a Returning Officer is not authorized under the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA) to...
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Why A Leaked Counterterrorism Policy Has Civil Society Spooked
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“It’s not something one easily forgets,” says Ruki Fernando, as he recalls his arrest and detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), in 2014. Fernando was on a fact-finding mission in Kilinochchi, investigating a spate of PTA-related arrests in...
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The Objectification of Women in the Sri Lankan Press
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This post by Deepanjalie Abeywardana 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. Sri Lanka’s media continues to deviate from established standards of...
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Implications for Office on Missing Persons from Presidential powers: Verite
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Sri Lanka’s nineteenth amendment (19A) to the constitution which placed limitations on the powers of the President have implications on the operation of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP), a research report showed. Research conducted by the head of legal...
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Changes to Electronic Transactions Act Soon
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Amendments to the Electronic Transactions Act of 2006 that are to be gazetted shortly will boost online as well as cross-border trade by providing greater clarity for e-commerce, according to Director and Legal Advisor at the Information and Communication Technology...
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