UN launches open platform to support Sri Lanka’s policy making

UN launches open platform to support Sri Lanka’s policy making
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Taken from - LBO Image Courtesy - LBO United Nations in Sri Lanka together with Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, launched UNLOCKED; an innovative and inclusive platform to support policy development. UNLOCKED provides future changemakers the opportunity to...
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Experts warn of gaps in disaster preparedness; urge for a more proactive framework
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Taken from - TimesOnline Image Courtesy - SundayTimes By Asiri Fernando The National Council for Disaster Management (NCDM), the countries apex body for disaster management has only met 13 times since it's inception in 2005. The critical decision making body...
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Government launches e-Procurement system
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Taken from - DailyFT Image Courtesy - DailyFt By Uditha Jayasinghe The Finance Ministry yesterday launched the Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) system, which aims to improve transparency and competitiveness as well as save public funds when goods and services are...
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Sri Lanka parliament committee slams failures in public finance management
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Taken from economynext A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee overseeing public spending has criticised the finance ministry for delays and inadequacies in providing information, and said that alteration in budget proposals owing to faulty estimates are failures of public finance management....
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Succeeding in 4IR era: Opportunities and challenges for Sri Lanka
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Taken from - DailyMirror Image Courtesy - DailyMirror The Institute of Policy Studies’ (IPS) New Thinkers Symposium saw researchers from several think tanks presenting their work on broad topics under the theme of technology and economic transformation. They highlighted the...
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NCE applauds methods introduced to promote key export sectors
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Taken from DailyNews Photo Courtesy -  DailyNews The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) welcomed the national budget 2019, as it reflects the government policy of pursuing an outward oriented growth strategy to better garner set economic targets....
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Call for Keynesian type intervention to boost economy
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Taken from DailyNews Photo Courtesy - DailyNews A strong call was presented for a Keynesian model intervention to boost the economy at the CA Budget Forum held on Saturday in Colombo. Dr Nishan De Mel addressing the forum, urged for...
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Sri Lanka has fulfilled a quarter of 2018 budget proposals
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Sri Lanka has completed just over a quarter of the proposals made in he 2018 budget so far, State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne said. "Implementation of Budget 2018 is at 27.6 percent completed, 64.2 percent in-progress and only 8.2 percent...
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Sri Lanka needs a professional debt management office-Dr. Nishan de Mel
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Taken from News1st Written by Staff Writer The Annual Budget seminar organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka was held in Colombo this morning (March 09). Chief Executive Officer of Verité Research, Dr. Nishan de Mel stressed...
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Govt moves from hand outs to empower people
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Taken from DailyNews The government has shifted from a culture of providing handouts to a culture of empowering people through the 2019 Budget to be entrepreneurs contributing to the economy, said Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera at a post budget discussion...
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