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    • Protest for land in Pottuvil 

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      Media Team
      (Colombo: Veritè Research, 1/11/2018)
      The entry contains writeups pertaining to the manner in which the Tamil press covered the protest by families of Pottuvil urging their lands to be released. The entry also includes images of newspaper articles on the issue.
    • Mano Ganesan: Food Insecurity 

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      (www.factcheck.lk , 1/12/2023)
      CORRECT: Food insecurity in Sri Lanka is highest in the estate sector at 51%, while it is 43% in the urban sector and 34% in the rural sector. The World Bank has reported that the country’s poverty rate has climbed to 26% ...
    • Eran Wickramaratne: Excise taxes 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/12/2024)
      PARTLY TRUE: The government, despite taking the path of revenue-based stabilisation, has fallen significantly short of its targets. For instance, excise revenues have fallen short by approximately 43%, with collection at ...
    • Lasantha Alagiyawanna: LPG Standards 

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      FactCheck
      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/13/2022)
      FALSE: This [LP gas] problem arose - especially this problem of the butane and propane composition - [because] the composition is not mentioned in the standards that have been formulated by the SLSI. - Lasantha Alagiyawanna, ...
    • College of Community Physicians: COVID-19 Burials 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/14/2021)
      TRUE: WHO, CDC and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control had issued clear and extensive guidelines on handling dead bodies confirmed or suspected as having COVID-19… all these global pandemic control ...
    • Keheliya Rambukwella: GDP growth 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/15/2020)
      TRUE: When President Mahinda Rajapaksa took over the country in 2005, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was USD 20 billion. In ten years, we increased the GDP to USD 80 billion. - Keheliya Rambukwella, Dinamina, 4 December 2019
    • Keheliya Rambukwella: GDP Growth 

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      Media Team
      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/16/2020)
      TRUE: When President Mahinda Rajapaksa took over the country in 2005, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was USD 20 billion. In ten years, we increased the GDP to USD 80 billion. - Keheliya Rambukwella, Dinamina, 4 December 2019
    • Political participation of women 

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      Media Team
      (Colombo: Veritè Research, 1/18/2019)
      Dinamina and Divaina report on a statement made by Sudharma Kulathunga, an executive member of the organisation ‘Women for Justice’. The entry also includes newspaper images of the said issue.
    • Labour participation of women in the North 

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      Media Team
      (Colombo: Veritè Research, 1/18/2019)
      The entry contains writeups in Sinhala, Tamil and English pertaining to statement of the Governor of the Northern Province, Suren Raghavan on January 16, 2019. He stated that most of the women in the North are only teachers ...
    • Bandula Gunawardana: Debt 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/20/2022)
      FALSE: The debt stood at 2 trillion when Mahinda Rajapaksa took over the country. It stood at 7 trillion at the time he handed over the country. The debt only rose by 5 trillion in [those] 10 years. [But] The debt stood ...
    • Ashok Abeysinghe: Government Revenue Estimates 

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      (www.factcheck.lk , 1/20/2023)
      FALSE: …The [2023] budget presented this time is seeking the highest revenue in the entire history of Sri Lanka. Compared to last year, this year’s revenue shows an increase of 70%. In Sri Lanka, at no point has the revenue ...
    • Patali Champika Ranawaka: Money Printing 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/21/2021)
      TRUE: Rs. 130 billion rupees has been printed from November 1 to December 1. - Patali Champika Ranawaka, Aruna, 11 December 2020
    • Sajith Premadasa: Women in politics 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/24/2020)
      TRUE: …[we] have not been able to increase representation [of women] in parliament. Even today, representation of women in our parliament is at a level of 5.8%. Our government was able to increase representation of women ...
    • Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Misinformation on disability data 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/27/2020)
      FALSE: In Sri Lanka, 20 percent of children are having a mental or physical disability. - Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President’s Official Twitter Page, 25 January 2020
    • Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Foreign Loans 

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      FactCheck
      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/27/2022)
      FALSE: I have not taken a cent in foreign loans during my two years in office. - Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Newswire, 7 January 2022,
    • Kanchana Wijesekera: Electricity Generation Cost 

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      FactCheck
      (www.factcheck.lk , 1/27/2023)
      PARTLY TRUE: If we are in a situation where there is no rainfall, provided that we are able to obtain all the coal we need by April, we would be able to provide electricity all 24 hours of the day, without interruptions…That ...
    • Moves to remove law on submiting family background of female migrant workers 

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      Media Team
      (Colombo: Veritè Research, 1/28/2020)
      The manner in which Sinhala and Tamil press reported on the moves by the government to remove laws where women who seek jobs abroad have to provide details of family background.
    • Ajith Nivard Cabraal: Foreign Reserves 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/28/2021)
      TRUE: We had USD 8.2 billion in reserves… When the good governance government handed us the government, there was only USD 7.6 billion in reserves. - Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Mawbima, 7 January 2021
    • Udaya Gammanpila: National anthem in Tamil 

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      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/30/2020)
      FALSE: [According to Article 7 of the constitution] Sri Lanka's national anthem is "Sri Lanka Maatha"… if anything other than the words of "Sri Lanka Maatha" contained in the third schedule is considered to be the national ...
    • Nihal Thalduwa: Criticism of the President 

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      FactCheck
      (www.factcheck.lk, 1/5/2022)
      FALSE: It is prohibited to publish and exchange statements that insult the president on social media or any other media. The police is vested with the authority to take legal action against those who do so. – SSP Nihal ...