Economy SL

Fighting corruption still a voter priority: Survey
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Taken from - DailyFT Image courtesy - DailyFT By Uditha Jayasinghe Fighting corruption remains a high priority among voters despite the change of Government and no party making it their main campaign platform ahead of the Parliamentary Election, a well-known...
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Invest in skills today to thrive tomorrow
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Taken from - DailyFT Image courtesy - DailyFT By Zahra Ansary July 15th is World Youth Skills Day, one of the UN International days of observance which was initiated by none than Sri Lanka. Established in November 2014, the representative...
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Verité Research launches first phase of a new public finance platform
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Taken from - DailyFT Verité Research has launched the first phase of publicfinance.lk, an online platform that will eventually be a one-stop-shop for all public finance related information in Sri Lanka. The beta version features initial insights and analyses on...
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SL’s Budget openness: Improved but still below global benchmark
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Taken from - AdaDerana Sri Lanka has been placed at 54th position among 117 nations in terms of budget transparency and accountability, according to the Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2019, which was released recently. The OBS, conducted by International Budget...
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SL Budget openness improves, but still below global benchmark
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Taken from - DailyFT Sri Lanka’s Budget openness has improved past the global average but is still third in South Asia and well below the level that indicates enough material is being published to support informed public debate, Verité Research...
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Sri Lanka budget transparency below minimum on international survey: think tank
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Taken from - Economynext Sri Lanka’s budget transparency is below minimum standard on a international comparison set by a Open Budget Survey, which measures 117 countries, though some improvements had been made over the years, a think tank has said....
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Govt. exceeds borrowing limits by Rs 120 bn
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Taken from - news1st COLOMBO (News1st) : The government has exceeded its legal borrowing limits for the first quarter of 2020 by Rs 120 billion, a Colombo-based think tank has said. The Vote on Account, passed in October last year,...
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Govt initiatives to reduce interest rates and boost economy
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Taken from - DailyNews The government was acting in a manner to boost the economy and to reduce interest rates said, Verite Research Economist Deshal De Mel. He warned that due to a large informal sector the impact of COVID...
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Economists debate over best response to fight COVID-19 while keeping economies less hurt
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Taken from - DailyMirror Two economists recently vacillated between the current suppression strategy practiced by the Sri Lankan government by way of curfews and lockdowns and a mitigation strategy practiced in some East Asian countries to see which offered the...
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People first, economy next, says top economist
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Taken from - DailyMirror By Shabiya Ali Ahlam As Sri Lanka is witnessing its economy coming to an almost stagnant state due to the unavoidable measures taken by the government to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a leading economist in...
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