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Opportunities to Protect Public Interest in Public Infrastructure: A Review of Regulatory Frameworks in Sri Lanka.

Investment into infrastructure is vital for development. However, in the context of weak governance, public investment into large and complex infrastructure can become a fertile ground for corruption and results in unsustainable, costly, and poor-quality infrastructure that fails to meet the intended objectives.

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පොදු යටිතල පහසුකම් තුළ මහජන සුබසිද්ධිය සුරැකීමට ඇති අවස්ථා: ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නියාමන රාමු පිළිබඳ සමාලෝචනයක්

යටිතලපහසුකම් සඳහා කරන ආයෝජනයන් රටක සංවර්ධනයට අතිශයින් වැදගත් වේ. කෙසේ වෙතත් දුර්වල පාලනයක් පවතින සන්දර්භයක් තුළ මහා පරිමාණ සහ සංකීර්ණ යටිතලපහසුකම් සංවර්ධන ව්‍යපෘති දුෂණයන්ට ඉතා හිතකර පසුබිමක් බවට පත්විය හැකි අතරම අපේක්ෂිත අරමුණු සාක්ෂාත් කරගැනීමට අපොහොසත් වන අධික පිරිවැයක් සහිත, ගුණාත්මක භාවයෙන් පහළ යටිතලපහසුකම් බිහිවීමටද එකී ආයෝජනයන් හේතු විය හැක.

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அரச உட்கட்டமைப்பு வசதிகள் மீது பொதுமக்களுக்குரிய நலன்களை பாதுகாப்பதற்கான வாய்ப்புக்கள்: இலங்கையின் ஒழுங்கு முறைச்சட்டகங்கள் பற்றிய மீளாய்வு

உட்கட்டமைப்பில் முதலீடு செய்வது அபிவிருத்திக்கு இன்றியமையாதது. எவ்வாறாயினும், பலவீனமான ஆளுகையின் பின்னணியில், பெரிய மற்றும் பல்கூட்டு உட்கட்டமைப்பிற்கான அரச முதலீடு ஊழலுக்கான வளமான களமாக மாறி, விளைவாக நீடுறுதியல்லாத, செலவுகூடிய மற்றும் குறைதரமான உள்கட்டமைப்பை ஏற்படுத்துவதோடு உத்தேசித்த நோக்கங்களை நிறைவேற்றத் தவறிவிடுகிறது.

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W(h)ither Environmental Governance: Limited Access to Information Undermines Meaningful Participation in Development Projects

There is a surge in public agitation against environmental destruction caused by ongoing development projects in Sri Lanka. The surfacing of environmental issues after construction has commenced is highly problematic for two reasons. First, the construction may have already caused damage to the environment, which may be irreversible in certain cases. Second, the revising of original project plans to mitigate environmental damages can result in delays and increased costs.

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Reviewing the Data Dissemination Practices of Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics

In 2014 a data dissemination policy was introduced by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in Sri Lanka. The DCS is the primary agency responsible for the collection, compilation and dissemination of official statistics.

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Public Report on the 2021 Budget: Assessment on whether the expenditure allocations and taxation policies are in line with the government’s policy

This is the second report in a series of two reports on Sri Lanka’s central government budget for the year 2021. The report assesses whether the expenditure allocations and taxation policies are in line with the government’s policy.

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“පොදු දත්ත” පුද්ගලීකරණය කිරීම: ශ්‍රී ලංකා රේගුව උදාහරණයක් ලෙස

ජාත්‍යන්තර වෙළඳ දත්ත පොදු දේපලකි. සැබෑ කරුණු මත පදනම් වූ ප්‍රතිපත්ති සැලසුම් කිරීමට, ව්‍යාපාරවලට වඩාත් නිවැරදි තීරණ ගැනීමට, ආර්ථික හා සමාජීය කරුණු පිළිබඳ මහජන පර්යේෂණ සඳහා පෙළඹවීමට සහ ජනතාවට රජයේ වගවීම වැඩි දියුණු කිරීමට දත්ත සඳහා ප්‍රවේශය අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වේ. එහෙත්, ශ්‍රී ලංකා රේගුවේ දත්ත බෙදා හැරීමේ ප්‍රතිපත්තිය දත්ත පොදු භාණ්ඩ ලෙස දැකීමට පටහැනි ආකාරයෙන් සකස් වී ඇත. කලාපීය හා ගෝලීය ප්‍රවණතාව වන්නේ මෙම දත්ත වලට ඇති ප්‍රවේශය පහසු කිරීම වුව ද, ලංකාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් යාවත්කාලීන දත්ත සොයා ගැනීම පහසු නොවන අතරම ඒවා නොමිලයේ ලබා ගත නොහැක.

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Privatisation of Public Data: Sri Lanka Customs as a Case in Point

International trade data is a public good. Yet, SLC’s data dissemination policy is currently at odds with seeing the trade data it collects as a public good.

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Reducing the Gap in Understanding Sri Lanka’s Gender Gap

Sri Lanka recorded the largest ranking decline of 89 places in the Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI) from its introduction in 2006 to 2019/20.

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Briefing Note: Navigating Sri Lanka’s Debt

The published information on debt underestimates Sri Lanka’s overall external public debt burden and its distribution amongst external lenders. This problem arises because Sri Lanka’s reporting of external debt is limited to debt held directly by the central government and excludes debt held by state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This reporting problem is especially evident when estimating Sri Lanka’s overall debt obligations to China, since much of Sri Lanka’s debt from China is placed on the books of Sri Lanka’s SOEs. It also exposes a loophole by which debt statistics can be manipulated, and even miscounted, in the midst of such manipulations.

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