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Sri Lanka: Resolution 30/1 Implementation Monitor: Statistical & Analytical Review No. 6

This is Verité Research’s latest study on the Sri Lanka government’s progress in fulfilling the commitments on reconciliation and accountability in UNHRC Resolution 30/1. At the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in February 2020, Sri Lanka informed of its decision to withdraw from co-sponsoring Resolution 40/1 of 2019, and its preceding Resolutions 34/1 of March 2017, and 30/1 of October 2015.

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Strengthening the presidency; Weakening the democracy: A brief analysis of the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka

On 22 October 2020, the Twentieth Amendment (20A) to the Constitution of Sri Lanka was enacted.[i] The 20A reversed much of the reforms introduced by the preceding Nineteenth Amendment (19A) to the Constitution, with the primary effect of the 20A being the consolidation of power in the office of the executive president. This article explores the 20A and is divided into two main sections. Firstly, it will briefly set out the background to the passage of the 20A. Second, the features of the 20A will be discussed in respect of their implications on governance and the constitution.

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CSO Sustainability Index 2019: Sri Lanka Country Report

The 2019 Civil Society Organization (CSO) Sustainability Index for Asia was published in December this year. This index has been assessing the civil society sector in Sri Lanka since 2014. The sixth edition of the Index reports on the state of CSO sectors in nine countries in Asia.

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CSO Sustainability Index 2019: Asia Report

The 2019 Civil Society Organization (CSO) Sustainability Index for Asia was published in December this year. This index has been assessing the civil society sector in Sri Lanka since 2014. The sixth edition of the Index reports on the state of CSO sectors in nine countries in Asia.

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Does the Sri Lankan media exploit parliamentary candidates during elections?

The pricing data of media institutions reveals that the media discriminates against the democratic process by charging higher rates for political ads than commercial ads, during election periods.

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Sri Lanka: Online Child Sexual Exploitation Legal Gap Analysis

The study provides a legal gap analysis by examining the legislative and policy framework pertaining to online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) in Sri Lanka. It provides an overview of OCSE globally and in Sri Lanka.

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Condemned but not Deterred: Torture in Sri Lanka

‘Condemned but not Deterred: Torture in Sri Lanka’ is the latest study by Verité Research on the issue of systemic torture and deaths in custody in Sri Lanka. The Briefing Note focuses on four of the latest judgments on torture and deaths in custody of the Supreme Court with emphasis on key observations made by the court in condemning the State’s inaction in preventing such acts by law enforcement authorities. It then goes on to identify three crucial issues emanating from the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence, and analyses how these issues impede deterrence and ultimately serve to hinder the meaningful elimination of torture in Sri Lanka.

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CSO Sustainability Index 2019 : 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. Since its inception in 1997, it has expanded from covering 18 countries in the Europe and Eurasia Region, to covering a total of 73 countries in 2019, in regions including the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

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Sri Lanka: Resolution 30/1 Implementation Monitor: Statistical & Analytical Review No. 5

This is Verité Research’s latest study on the Sri Lankan government’s commitments on reconciliation and accountability. The 43rd UNHRC Session began in February 2020, and Sri Lanka’s progress in implementing Resolution 30/1 was taken up on 27 February 2020.

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Flawed rationale behind EPF re-entering the stock market

At the end of 2018, the EPF resolved to re-enter the stock market despite substantial losses and allegations of mismanagement on EPF’s equity investments in the past. The EPF provides two reasons for the decision: (i) that members will benefit from higher returns; (ii) that the increase in EPF loanable funds will soon outstrip government requirements for additional borrowing. This Insight proves that both these reasons are analytically flawed.

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