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From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Sri Lanka lacks lquote sufficient organised public outrage to bring about any meaningful changes, say civil advocacy groups, about the abuse of public property during the April elections.
ldblquote What we lack in Sri Lanka is sufficient organised public outrage,
dblquote said Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, from the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), at the launch of a final report on Abuses of Public Resources during the April poll.rn

rnThe report is the outcome of collaboration between the Institute of Human Rights, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) and CMEV.rn

rnldblquote Sri Lanka,
dblquote said Saravanamuttu, ldblquote needs to focus into something that can impact changes.
dblquote rn

rnThe report records five main types of abuses of public property including the use of State vehicles, property, employees and foreign aid for election campaigning. The study highlights that the public media institutions were misused for partisan propaganda.rn

rnldblquote The abu