Minister Samaraweera is correct: Sri Lanka’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index has increased by 34 places
Sri Lanka’s rank in the World Press Freedom Index has moved from 165 to 131
Divaina | September 28, 2018
Posted on: 12 October, 2018
Minister Fernando is correct: the economy has added 500,000 jobs in the last three years.
Employment has increased from 7.7 million in 2014 to 8.2 million in 2017.
Daily News | October 3, 2018
Posted on: 11 October, 2018
The Minister of Finance stated that tax income on cigarettes had reduced by Rs.18 billion due to reduced cigarette sales; the data proves him wrong.
A tax income of 1,800 crore (Rs. 18 billion) has been lost due to reduced cigarette sales.
Lankadeepa | September 12, 2018
Posted on: 4 October, 2018
Official data supports President Sirisena’s claim about homicides but not about rape cases.
The number of murders in Sri Lanka in 2008 was 1,378. In 2010, the number was 741; in 2013, it was 586; in 2014, it was 548; and in 2015 it was 476.
Lankadeepa, Divaina | July 12, 2018
Posted on: 28 September, 2018
Prime Minister quotes the Mercer Quality of Living City Rankings correctly
Colombo was the highest ranked South Asian city, but still only stood at 137 out of 231 cities. At least 15 Asian cities are in the bottom 50 of this ranking.
Daily News | July 10, 2018
Posted on: 19 September, 2018
President’s statement: true if he said “South” Asia
A recent survey on independence of the judiciary shows that Sri Lanka is ranked amongst the highest among Asian countries.
Daily News | July 28, 2018
Posted on: 17 September, 2018