Chief Epidemiologist Samaraweera misclassifies COVID-19 spread in SL
“If positive cases are reported without the origin, then it can be identified as a community transmission.
Daily Mirror | November 9, 2020
Posted on: 19 December, 2020
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa miscalculates by engaging the wrong base
In the first seven months of 2020, the government's tax revenue was reduced by 40.9 percent in comparison with that same period last year.
Divaina | October 7, 2020
Posted on: 3 December, 2020
MP Dissanayake correctly exposes foreign debt payment exposure
We have to pay close to USD 400 million a month in [foreign] debt.
Lankadeepa | October 12, 2020
Posted on: 26 November, 2020
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa fails to account for the accounting method
“…the budget deficit which my government brought down to 5.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2014, has increased to over 9.6 percent of the GDP by 2019…
2020 Appropriation Bill | November 13, 2020
Posted on: 19 November, 2020
President Rajapaksa: Sends right message on cost of the post
"The Postal Department is currently running at a loss of about Rs 6 billion. It generates an income of Rs 8 billion annually. The department’s expenditure runs to about Rs 14 billion on account of having overtime payments, the salaries and other costs."
Dinamina | September 30, 2020
Posted on: 12 November, 2020
Former Prime Minister Wickremesinghe: Incorrect claims with some correct figures
When I was the Prime Minister, the government revenue was LKR 150,000 million. The revenue last month was LKR 50,000 million. LKR 90,000 million is needed to pay the salaries and pensions of the public servants.
Divaina | August 3, 2020
Posted on: 5 November, 2020
MP Wigneswaran overstates the unemployment disparity in war affected areas
“Unemployment in our war-affected areas have exceeded 10% while the national average proportion of unemployment is less than 6%.”
Daily FT | September 12, 2020
Posted on: 29 October, 2020
NFF: Accurate on attrition of auditor general in proposed 20A
The provision under which companies registered under the Registrar of Companies and of which the government is the majority shareholder, have been removed from the audit process of the Auditor General
Statement from the NFF | October 2, 2020
Posted on: 22 October, 2020
MP Amarasuriya calls out Sri Lanka’s low rank on female labour force participation
…according to the 2009 [sic, 2019] Annual Report from the Central Bank, the female labour force participation rate of Sri Lanka was 34.5%. It was 73% for men... We have one of the lowest female labour force participation rates in the world.
Official Facebook Page | September 10, 2020
Posted on: 14 October, 2020
Minister Peiris misrepresents effect of 19A on presidential immunity
As long as 19A is in force, the president has to waste his time in courts… That is why immunity is needed…
Aruna | September 8, 2020
Posted on: 7 October, 2020