Natural Disaster Insurance Coverage

Natural Disaster Insurance Coverage
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Despite an increasing number of natural disasters in recent years, Sri Lanka suffers from a limited uptake of natural disaster insurance coverage. Sri Lanka's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are especially vulnerable to the impact of such disasters. While there...
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ස්වභාවික ආපදා රක්ෂණාවරණය
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ඉහළ යමින් පවතින ස්වභාවික ආපදාවන්  කුඩා හා මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ ව්‍යාපාරයන් මුහුණ දෙන විශාල අභියෝගයකි. ආපදා රක්ෂණ ආවරණයන් යනු එවන් ආපදාවන්ගෙන් වූ  හානියෙන් පසු සිය ව්‍යාපාර නැවත ගොඩ නගා ගැනීමට ඇති ප්‍රයෝජනවත් මෙවලමකි.    එහෙත් ලංකාවේ ආපදා රක්ෂනාවරණ අනුපාතය ඉතා පහල මට්ටමක...
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The Public Debate on the Sale of Liquor to Women is Misinformed
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On 10 January 2018, the Minister of Finance and Mass Media amended Excise Notification  No.666 of 31 December 1979. It is widely believed that by this act the Minister revoked a  prohibition on the sale of liquor to women. The...
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Sri Lanka’s economic competitiveness: a microcosm of its politics?
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The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), ranks the competitiveness of economies. The GCI score is calculated using two types of indicators: objective (or measurable) indicators and sentiment (or subjective) indicators. While Sri Lanka has experienced a steady increase in the objective...
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Reforming the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act
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This brief is a primer on the ongoing debate concerning the proposed reform of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). The brief contains information on the background of the debate, and the key stakeholders involved in the proposed reform...
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Sri Lanka: Resolution 30/1 Implementation Monitor: Statistical & Analytical Review No. 3
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This is Verité Research's latest study on the Sri Lankan government's commitments on reconciliation and accountability. The ongoing UNHRC Session began on 26 February 2018, and will include a discussion on Sri Lanka's progress in this regard. This report analyses...
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Mapping Sri Lanka’s Political Parties
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The original version of this report was commissioned by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to assist in its work in Sri Lanka with the Sri Lankan parliament and political parties. The opinions expressed and contents of this report are not...
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The new Ministers of Finance: Will their budget keep its promises?
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Analysis of past budgets reveal large deviations between budgeted allocations and actual expenditure. This shows that expectations set by the government during the budget speech are not honoured. This Insight analyses budgeting on social services and the rural economy to...
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A Legal & Institutional Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Justice System for Children
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Criminal justice institutions re-victimise children. This report details the legal and institutional challenges impeding justice for children in Sri Lanka. The report also details specific recommendations to divert children away from the justice system, and prevent institutionalisation being a matter...
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Right to Information: Discourse and Compliance in Sri Lanka
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The report Right to Information: Discourse and Compliance in Sri Lanka was compiled in collaboration between Verité Research and Democracy Reporting International (DRI). Verité Research analysed the right to information in the Sri Lankan context while Democracy Reporting International detailed...
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