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இலங்கையில் அனர்த்த முகாமைத்துவம்

இலங்கையின் அனர்த்த முகாமைத்துவ கட்டமைப்பில் காணப்படும் நிர்வாக இடைவெளிகள் தொடர்பாக வெரிட்டே ரிசர்ச் நடத்திய ஆய்வின் முடிவுகளை இந்த விளக்கவுரை ஆவணப்படுத்துகிறது. தகவல் அறியும் சட்டத்தை பயன்படுத்தி பெறப்பட்ட தகவல்களைக் கொண்டு இவ் ஆய்வு  நடாத்தப்பட்டது.

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තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිය – දැනුවත් කිරීමේ තොරතුරු සංග‍්‍රහය

වසර 2016 අගෝස්තු මස ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පාර්ලිමෙන්තුව විසින් 2016 අංක 12 දරණ තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිය පිළිබද පණත සම්මත කරන ලදී. පුරවැසියන්ට රාජ්‍ය තොරතුරු වෙත ප‍්‍රවේශ වීමට අවස්ථාව ලබාදීම හරහා ඔවුන්ව කි‍්‍රයාකාරී ජන ජීවිතයකට හුරු කිරීමත්, ඒ තුළින් රජය සහ රාජ්‍ය ආයතන තම එදිනෙදා කටයුතුවල දී වඩාත් විනිවිද භාවයෙන් සහ වගවීමෙන් කි‍්‍රයා කරන සංස්කෘතියක් නිර්මානය කිරීමත් පණත හඳුන්වාදීමේ අරමුණ විය.

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Disaster Management in Sri Lanka

This briefing note documents the findings of an investigation carried out by Verité Research on the administrative gaps within Sri Lanka’s disaster management framework. The investigation was conducted using the instrument of Right to Information (RTI).

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Explaining Sri Lanka’s New Emergency Regulations on ‘Publication’

The President issued a set of Emergency Regulations on 22 April 2019 in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka. This briefing note explains the contents of the Emergency Regulations concerning the ‘control of publications’, and certain other regulations relevant to publication.

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Cabinet Decision to Ban Women from Purchasing Liquor is Unconstitutional

The Cabinet decision to withdraw Excise Notification No.02/2018 is unconstitutional. The Notification removes the ban on the sale of liquor to women within the premises of a tavern. This brief explains why the Cabinet decision constitutes an imminent infringement of the fundamental right to equal protection.

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The Public Debate on the Sale of Liquor to Women is Misinformed

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 President and the cabinet responded by  asking for the amendments to be reversed. This reversal is widely believed to have  reinstated the previous prohibition on women purchasing liquor. Verité Research finds  both these views to be poorly-informed.

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Reforming the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act

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 process. It also summarises the proposed reforms of the MMDA and other legislation.

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Does the Disqualification of Candidates Invalidate Nomination Papers?

The recent Court of Appeal judgement on SLFP MP Geetha Kumarasinghe’s disqualification from Parliament due to her dual citizenship has sparked a debate on whether the disqualification of candidates invalidates nomination papers. This briefing note discusses this issue and argues that nomination papers cannot be invalidated on the basis that a candidate is disqualified from being elected to parliament.

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The Limits of the Presidential Portfolio and its Implications for the Office on Missing Persons

This brief, published by our legal team, analyses the limitations on the powers of the Executive President to assign subjects and functions to Ministers under the 19th Amendment (19A) to the Constitution. In particular, this paper argues that the Constitution and the 19th Amendment prohibit the President from assigning the subject of the Office on Missing Persons Act (OMP) to himself, and consequently from appointing the date on which the provisions of the OMP Act comes into operation.

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19th Amendment – The Wins, the Losses and the In-betweens

This brief analyses some of the changes made to the original 19th Amendment Bill during deliberations at the Committee State in Parliament. It also assesses the final version of the Amendment in terms of its delivery on the people’s expectations with respect to democratising and depoliticising governance.

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