Verite Research Background Fact Sheet on the 2020 Parliamentary Election

July 2020: General Election Insights & Information

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July 2020

General Election 2020 updated it’s website to give voters an interactive space to assess the past records of the MPs in the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Access it here distributed awards to the top performing MPs, based on their performance in the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka. Awards were based on best overall performance, best performance in the district, and highest attendance in parliament. Some MPs used these awards in their election campaigns, as shown below. 

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As shown below, released infographics with insights from the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Ethics Eye

thics Eye monitored the air time provided by the main TV stations in the country to the main contenders of the General Election 2020.

Read the full analysis here

The pricing data of media institutions reveals that the media discriminates against the democratic process by charging higher rates for political ads than commercial ads, during election periods.

Our latest Insight analyses the implications of such discriminatory prices, while highlighting the gaps in media regulation that allow for such practices.

Read our Insight here

Below are some infographics done by the Legal team, based on relevant discussions on the General Election 2020.

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During elections,  political parties make a lot of promises in their manifestos.

What is the impact of these promises on fiscal balances?

Click here to find out

On 8th May 2020, Mawbima reported former MP Udaya Gammanpila making the above comment.

To evaluate these claims FactCheck referred to the special statistical appendix of the 2019 Central Bank of Sri Lanka Annual Report.

Read the full FactCheck here

Press Citations
Seventy one of previous Parliament have family members in politics –
Change? Let’s start from the Cabinet
2020 ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මහ මැතිවරණය: ඡන්ද විමසීම කවදාද? අපේක්ෂකයෝ කවුද? අලුත් මුහුණු මොනවාද? කාන්තා ඉල්ලීම් කවරේද?
Parliament performance of Prime Ministerial candidates
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