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Patterns and Risks of Religious Violence Against Christians (October 2020 – October 2021)

Ethno-religious violence has persisted in post-war Sri Lanka irrespective of changes to the country’s political leadership. The current study unpacks the macro-level and micro-level patterns of religious violence against Christians. For this purpose, Verité Research analysed incidents of religious violence that were recorded by the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka.

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CSO Sustainability Index 2020: Asia Region Report

The Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) assesses the sustainability of the CSO sector across several countries in different regions around the world. Since its inception in 1997, it has expanded and currently covers a total of 73 countries in 2020, including 24 in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, 32 in Sub-Saharan Africa; 8 in the Middle East and North Africa; and Mexico.

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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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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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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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