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Chinese debt is not Sri Lanka’s biggest problem – Verité Research
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Taken from News1st Written by Staff Writer Colombo (News 1st) – New information has come to light revealing that loans from China are not the main source of the debt trap that Sri Lanka is caught in at present. Director of Verité...
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Chinese loans not main source of debt trap, says think tank
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Taken from Daily Mirror Funds borrowed through ISBs at higher rates outweigh loans from China ISB debt growth caused by shift from concessional debt to commercial debt  Price of debt  more crucial than quantity of debt- Verité Research By Shabiya...
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Reporting on identity in the Sri Lankan media: Ethics and errors
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Taken from Groundviews ‘It was a Muslim youth who got them involved in the [drug] trade.’ ‘A Tamil man who tried to enter Singapore with forged documents has been arrested.’ It is not uncommon to read headlines of this nature...
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RTI Commission directs CB to reveal 2015, 2016 EPF deals
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Taken from Sunday Times The Right to Information Commission this week directed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to release information in respect of Government securities market transactions of the EPF during 2015 and 2016, including primary market transactions...
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Belt and Road Initiative spurs Sri Lanka’s growth
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Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan addressing the gathering . Pix: Courtesy BCIS Taken from Sunday Observer  BY VISHWA AUWARDS Sri Lanka is one of the first countries to join with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) said the Chinese Ambassador in...
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High risk of political control in Sri Lankan media, study finds
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Taken from EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT –Print media owners in Sri Lanka have the most political affiliations, the Media Ownership Monitor, a database of mass media owners, has revealed. Nine out of 12, or 75 percent of print media owners, have direct...
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Broken promises from budget pledges: Verite Research
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Taken from Sunday Observer By Quintus Perera   The Government has performed poorly in executing budget proposals or promises, for, in its total pledges to disburse Rs. 149,350 million during 2018, only 8 per cent of these promises have been...
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Sacked Sri Lanka PM given ‘deadline’ to vacate residence
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Ranil Wickremesinghe (centre) urged the Speaker to convene parliament so he can prove his majority [Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters] Taken from Al Jazeera As political crisis worsens, president suspends parliament and Wickremesinghe's opponents threaten to storm residence. by Rathindra Kuruwita & Zaheena...
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Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa
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Taken from Al Jazeera Maithripala Sirisena (right) appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa (left) at a rushed ceremony in Colombo [AFP]Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn in as prime minister after the country's president sacked incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a...
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Sri Lankan media ownership laid bare with new transparency tool
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Taken from LBO October 26, 2018 (LBO) – Reporters without Borders and Sri Lanka’s Verite Research have launched a web portal that aims to inform the public about media ownership, and possible inherent biases that may be present in media...
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