Parliament should have a formula for regulating cigarettes

Parliament should have a formula for regulating cigarettes
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Variations in the tobacco excise tax affects Rs. 10s of billions in government revenue. Taxation and pricing has been inconsistent. The lack of a consistent method allows wide discretion to officials in determining the tax. Parliament should adopt a formula...
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Silent Suppression: Restrictions on Religious Freedoms of Christians 1994 – 2014
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This research study on religious discrimination and violence targeting Christians in Sri Lanka is based on over 20 years of reports gathered by the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka. The methodology used was created by Verité Research in...
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Provincial Council Elections 2014
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Sri Lanka’s Western and Southern provinces went to the polls on 29 March 2014. The report analyses political party performance across using historical, polling division and preferential vote data sets. It also uses socio-economic data to assess the the impact...
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CSO Sustainability Index 2014 Sri Lanka
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The Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) has been used since 1997 to assess the sustainability of the CSO sector. The Index has expanded considerably since its inception – it went from covering 18 countries in the Europe and Eurasia...
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Sri Lanka’s International Trade: Performance and Prognosis
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Sri Lanka's International Trade: Performance and Prognosis analyses Sri Lanka's international trade with special reference to its trade deficit, apparel sector and tea exports. It also analyses and evaluates the policies and structural issues Sri Lanka's trade faces.
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Education inequality and affirmative action: Towards a better estimation
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The working paper was presented at the CEPA Annual Poverty Symposium held in September 2013. The education sector had witnessed an overall decline in terms of budgetary allocations, and was also subject to inequality in distribution of educational opportunities within...
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LLRC Implementation Monitor – Status of Implementation Vol.1 No.1: Land Dispute Resolution
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Analyses the level of implementation of all LLRC recommendations relating to land dispute resolution.
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Provincial Council Elections 2013
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Three of Sri Lanka’s nine provinces, the Central (CP), North-Western (NWP) and Northern Provinces (NP), went to polls in September 2013. These provinces, when combined together, account for about a quarter of the island’s Sinhala and Muslim populations and over...
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