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Charting a Path for Debt Sustainability in Sri Lanka

Since December 2018 Sri Lanka has been subject to three notches down in rating by S&P, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings. This situation is a historical first for Sri Lanka. While many of Sri Lanka’s key macroeconomic indicators have, in the past recorded more negative levels, Sri Lanka has never in the past, been evaluated as being at such a serious level of risk, in terms of defaulting on its debt.

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Quantifying the COVID Clean-up of Air Quality in Colombo

Increased exposure to healthier air is a positive note among the many tragic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. As movement was restricted to prevent the spread of the disease, air quality in Colombo drastically improved leading to a 60% reduction in the average duration that people in Colombo were exposed to unhealthy air.

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CSO Sustainability Index 2020: Sri Lanka Country Report

The Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) assesses the sustainability of the CSO sector across several countries in different regions around the world.

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Racial Profiling and Language Polarisation in Sri Lankan Media: A Problem Highlighted by “Ethics Eye” and “The Divide”

This research brief introduces two ailments in the Sri Lankan media that have negative social ramifications on minorities: (1) racial profiling; and (2) language polarisation.

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Gender-Responsive Budgeting: Evaluating Key Performance Indicators

This report assesses the extent to which the government has implemented 12 gender-related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These KPIs were developed by the former Ministry of Women and Child Affairs towards achieving Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.

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ස්ත්‍රී පුරුෂ සමාජභාවයට අනුකූල වූ අයවැයකරණය: ප්‍රධාන කාර්ය සාධන දර්ශක පිළිබඳ ඇගැයීම

ස්ත්‍රී පුරුෂ සමාජභාවය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රධාන කාර්ය සාධන දර්ශකයන් (ප්‍ර.කා.සා.ද.)12 ක් රජය කොතරම් දුරට ක්‍රියාත්මක කර ඇත්ද යන්න පිළිබඳව මෙම වාර්තාව ඇගැයීමට ලක් කරයි.

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பால்நிலை பொறுப்பு வரவு செலவுத்திட்டத் தயாரிப்பு: பிரதான செயலாற்றுகை சுட்டிகளை மதிப்பிடுதல

இந்த அறிக்கை அரசாங்கம் பாலினம் தொடர்பான 12 முக்கிய செயல்திறன் குறிகாட்டிகளை (KPIs) எந்த அளவிற்கு செயல்படுத்தியுள்ளது என்பதை மதிப்பீடு செய்கிறது.

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Making Public Data Public: Sri Lanka Misses its Own Targets While India Races Ahead

Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) is the primary government agency responsible for collecting data, producing useful statistics, and disseminating it.

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පොදු දත්ත පොදු කිරීම: ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සිය ඉලක්කය වෙත යාමට අසමත් වෙද්දී ඉන්දියාව එය අභිබවා යයි

සංඛ්‍යාන තොරතුරු නිසි කලකට උත්පාදනය කිරීම හා ලබා දීම අතින් ‘කලාපීය පුරෝගාමියා’ බවට පත් වීම ජනලේඛන හා සංඛ්‍යාලේඛන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අරමුණ වේ. මෙම විදසුන පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ ජනතාවට දත්ත ලබා ගැනීමට ඇති පහසුව, ඉක්මණ සහ පිරිවැය අතින් ජනලේඛන හා සංඛ්‍යාලේඛන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව, සිය දැක්ම සාක්‍ෂාත් කර ගැනීමට අසමත් වී ඇති බවයි. එහෙත්, පහසුව, ඉක්මණ සහ පිරිවැය අතින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අභිබවා යමින් ජනලේඛන හා සංඛ්‍යාලේඛන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ දැක්මට අනුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අත්කර ගැනීමට ප්‍රයත්න දරන කලාපිය පුරෝගාමියාගේ තත්වයට ඉන්දියාවට පත් වෙමින් ඇත.

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Better Moderation of Hate Speech on Social Media: A Sri Lankan Case Study for Reputational-Cost Approaches

As social media becomes more involved in personal, business, and political relations, it has become increasingly important to prevent the spread of hate speech and disinformation on social media. At present, hate speech and disinformation is moderated on social media by: (1) voluntary self-regulation by service providers, and (2) government regulation that imposes obligations and liability on users and service providers. In light of the numerous lapses in content moderation and the ever present of risk of censorship through government regulation of social media, several questions have arisen on how content moderation can be improved.

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