We are a public service platform that monitors a select sample of Sri Lankan media (Sinhala, Tamil, and English) to identify, and fact-check statements attributed to high-level decision-makers in public office on subjects of public interest. The main objective of FactCheck.lk is to improve the space of public understanding and information in Sri Lanka and thereby help to hold decision-makers accountable for their public statements as reported in the media.
The FactCheck.lk platform is run by Verité Research. Well-wishers are invited to contribute with research or financial inputs. We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first year of the platform, up to 30 April 2019, was financially supported by a grant from International Media Support (IMS). Subsequently, Internews has provided further support.
In June 2023, FactCheck.lk received the Global Fact Check Fund BUILD grant, administered by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). This grant aims to support fact-checking organisations in expanding or improving their online presence.
Verité Research maintains the platform during the gaps in financial support and invites contributions from all those who value fact-checking.
FactCheck.lk is a verified signatory of the IFCN at the Poynter Institute. IFCN promotes basic fact-checking standards through its code of principles.
If you believe FactCheck.lk is in violation of the IFCN code of principles, you can inform the IFCN of your concerns here.
To learn more about Verité Research’s other work, visit https://www.veriteresearch.org/.