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Right to Information: Discourse and Compliance in Sri Lanka
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Right to Information: Discourse and Compliance Verité Research, together with Democracy Reporting International (DRI) launched a paper titled ‘Right to Information: Discourse and Compliance’, on the 27th of February at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute. The paper presented practical recommendations for the implementation of the RTI Act. The seminar included a...
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Facilitating Trademark Registration
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Facilitating Trademark Registration: Towards creating globally recognised Sri Lankan brands Sri Lankan businesses go through a lengthy and costly process to register their trademarks abroad. As a solution, the Government of Sri Lanka decided to join the Madrid Protocol. This is a centralised global system that simplifies the process Sri...
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Agri exports: What’s holding Sri Lanka back?
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The effects of domestic NTBs on agricultural export growth A study by Verité Research (VR) together with the Lanka Fruit and Vegetables Producers, Processors and Exporters Association (LFVPPEA) found that domestic barriers faced by Sri Lankan exporters at the border of their own country to be a significant problem. These...
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E- Procurement : Enabling business through efficient systems
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Governments deliver important social and economic goods to citizens using public procurement.  The Sri Lankan government spent approximately 597 billion rupees through public procurement in 2015. This is about 5.3% of its GDP, and 26% of total government expenditure. However, the public procurement process in Sri Lanka suffers from inefficiencies....
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Manthri.lk launches parliamentary rankings of the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka
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Manthri.lk, Sri Lanka's pioneering provider of parliamentary monitoring services, launched the rankings for the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka on the 21st of July at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute Auditorium. Manthri.lk is a trilingual web platform that monitors parliamentary activity in addition to providing analysis on key parliamentary topics. The...
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Taking paper out of Sri Lanka’s “Paperless” Trade Accepting Electronic Documents & Signatures
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Taking paper out of Sri Lanka’s “Paperless” Trade Accepting Electronic Documents & Signatures Paperless Trade: Two decades of effort with little success Paperless trade refers to “a trade process, where all the contracts and documentation is handled electronically with little or no use of manual documents being required”. There are...
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