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    • Farmers' Pulse Survey July 2021 - Infographics 

      Econ, Team (Verité Research, 2021-08-25)
      These infographics are based on the 7 key findings of the Farmers’ Pulse survey July, 2021. In April 2021 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced a ban on the importation of chemical fertiliser in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, ...
    • Provincial Council Receipts and Expenditure in 2020 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2021-11-02)
      The finance commission makes an annual recommendation on the allocation of funds required to meet the needs of provincial councils to the government. The Western Province has the highest absolute value, and the North Central ...
    • Financing of the Budget Deficit, 2010 to 2022 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2021-11-23)
      The following infographic depicts the financing of the budget deficit from 2010 to 2022 estimates as presented in the 2022 budget.
    • Public Report on the 2022 Budget: Assessment of the Fiscal, Financial and Economic Assumptions used in the Budget Estimates - Infographics 

      de Silva, Dinuk; Mubarak, Faiq; Musammil, Miflal; Hanifa, Hafsa; Siyambalapitiya, Sumini (2021-12)
      The 2022 budget was presented to the parliament on November 12, 2021, outlining the government’s proposals to raise public funds through taxation and proposals for expenditure during the year. These proposals form the ...
    • Over Estimation of Social Security Contribution 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2021-12-10)
      Budget 2022 proposed a Social Security Contribution (SSC) tax to rebuild the Sri Lankas Economy from the COVID- 19 pandemic. SSC is charged at 2.5% on an annual turnover exceeding LKR 120 million. This tax is proposed to ...
    • Costs of Doing a Job For Urban Women In Sri Lanka - Infographics 2022 

      Econ Team (2022)
      This IKR entry contains infographics done to disseminate the findings of the report "Costs of Doing a Job for Urban Women in Sri Lanka". The study found that the cost of doing a job is 1.6 times the compensation they ...
    • CIPE06 Budget Promises: 2021 End Year Assessment Infographics 

      Econ Team (2022)
      For the end year assessment of the 2021 budget, 37 RTI requests were filed to 28 implementing government agencies for information on Expenditure Proposals and Verité filed 12 RTI requests with 9 implementing government ...
    • Syndicated Surveys: Mood of the Nation - Round 01 2022 

      Econ Team (Verité Research, 2022-01)
      Syndicated Surveys by Verité Research which gauge public sentiment on Sri Lankans' various social and political viewpoints. The data is collected through a telephone interview and a nationwide randomised sample of around ...
    • The Government Spent Only 10.6% of The Itukama COVID-19 Fund Balance 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2022-01-10)
      On the 23rd of March 2020, President Gotabaya Rajapaksha initiated the “Itukama” COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund. The fund’s purpose was to “strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread ...
    • Expenditure on the Education Sector : Regional Comparison 

      Econ Team (2022-01-24)
      The UN has dedicated the 24th of January as the International Day of Education in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Sri Lankas’ Education Expenditure has been lagging behind regional peers. ...
    • Sources of Financing for Top 5 Ministries That Received the Highest Allocation in the 2022 Budget 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2022-01-25)
      Based on the 2022 approved Budget estimates in 2020, 87% of government expenditure was financed via domestic sources and 13% was financed via foreign sources. In 2021 91% of expenditure is estimated to be financed domestically ...
    • Relief Package: What it Entails and How Will it be Financed? 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2022-02-01)
      In response to rising living cost with inflation rate of 12.1%1 in December 2021, the cabinet of ministers approved a relief package amounting to LKR 229 billion on the 3rd of January 2022. The following infographic depicts ...
    • How much Does Sri Lanka Allocate for the Defense Sector ? 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-02-03)
      The allocation for the Ministry of Defense is significantly higher than the allocation for Ministry of Health over the years in Sri Lanka. Over the last two years allocation for Ministry Defense has been more than doubled. ...
    • Sri Lanka’s Short-Term Outflows Exceed Usable Reserves 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-02-15)
      Sri Lanka’s gross official reserves have been consistently declining since June 2019 and as of January 2022, usable foreign exchange reserves stand at USD 792 Mn, while the twelve-month outflows at end of 2021 stand at USD ...
    • Ownership of Sri Lanka’s Outstanding Foreign Debt in 2020 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-02-15)
      Sri Lanka owes approximately 40% of its total central government debt to foreign creditors in the form of bilateral debt, multilateral debt and financial markets. The infographic shows the distribution of ownership of the ...
    • Earnings from Tourism: Are we getting it right? 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2022-03)
      Sri Lanka is expecting the earnings from tourism to play a significant role in driving the recovery of Sri Lanka’s foreign currency. However, there are important concerns accuracy of the estimated earnings from tourism. ...
    • Sri Lanka’s Imports Were 4% Higher in 2021 When Compared to 2019 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-03-03)
      Sri Lanka’s Imports have grown by 4%, (USD 700 Million) from 2019 to 2021. One of the main contributors for this growth is the increase in the Medical and Pharmaceuticals imports by 60% which amounts to USD 330 Million. ...
    • Is the Pandemic the Sole Cause for the Depletion in Sri Lanka’s Foreign Reserves? 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-03-10)
      Sri Lanka’s usable foreign reserves fell from USD 7,642 MN in 2019 to USD 1,579 MN by the end of 2021. When compared with Sri Lanka’s regional peers during the pandemic, the decline in its reserves appears to only have ...
    • Shrinking Tax Base Increases Tax Burden on Existing Taxpayers 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-03-30)
      The income tax per person is calculated as the total government revenue from income tax (including PAYE) divided by the total registered taxpayers for income tax which includes Individual Tax Payers and Employees paying ...
    • Composition of Sri Lanka's Gross Official Reserves 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-04-05)
      The reported gross official reserves as of February 2022 stood at USD 2,311 MN, out of which 98% (USD 2,242 MN) consisted of short-term swaps maturing within 12 months. Whilst the quantity of reserves is important it is ...