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The Foundation for Economic Freedom in Sri Lanka (FEFSL)

The Foundation for Economic Freedom in Sri Lanka is an independent, non partisan, non-profit organization recently incorporated under Sri Lankan law. The Project Director is Dr. Harsha de Silva, M.P. and a leading Economist wit an international recognition.

FEFSL is instrumental in producing the first Sri Lankan Perceived Economic Opportunity Index (PEOI).

FEFSL undertakes comprehensive dialogue with the people of Sri Lanka to promote greater economic freedom in the post-war development phase in the country.


Business Development Service Consultancy

BDS is offering consultancy and advocacy. BDS with the concept "Education Opens the Door to Freedom" encourage youth to be free as they are able to, in order to be responsible civic conscious citizens who will become worthy partners of a thriving liberal democracy.
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Centre for Policy Alternatives

CPA is an independent, non-partisan organization. Its target group consists of the intelligentsia from politics, civil society and media.

CPA programmes are implemented through 5 units - legal and constitutional, media, conflict and peace, polling and translation. Monitoring of election related violence is conducted through the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), formed together with the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Coalition against Political Violence. CPA functions as its secretariat.

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Institute for Democracy & Leadership

The concept of IDL was a brainchild of late Hon. Lalith Athulathmudali, frontline politician of the United National Party and one the top liberal intellectuals Sri Lanka has ever produced. IDL is a volunteer group of intellectuals and professionals with liberal background. With a close-knit structure, IDL has built a strong network of youth organizations to carry forward the message of liberalism at grass root level.
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United National Party

United National Party is the oldest, single largest political party in Sri Lanka.


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Prescription for Bangladesh’s Readymade Garments Sector Reform
Nevertheless, substandard working environments, low wages and lack of worker organizations are ever reoccurring issues. The wider and underlying problem is a lack of law enforcement. Unless factory owners, workers, business associations, international buyers and the government are made more accountable and obliged to follow the rule of law, the workers will not benefit from new or stricter regulations. Read more...
Bangladesh 2013 – A Year of Political Crossroads
Since February 2013, Bangladesh has witnessed an increased level of political confrontation and disturbance, manifested into nationwide strikes, commonly called hartals. The hartal days are gripped with street violence between those supporting the strikes and the police force, and damaging and destroying of property. Scores of city dwellers across the country have been injured, and the number of deaths is close to 100. More strikes and violence are envisaged in the coming weeks and months writes Siegfried Herzog, Regional Director FNF South Asia. Read more...
Afghanistan 2014: The Incentives of Afghanistan’s Neighbours & other Major Actors
Ever since the announcement by the US and Germany of the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, various commentators have expressed fears that the situation could lead to a replay of the chaos and violence after 1989. The incentives of major actors have changed dramatically since then, and it is important to understand those changed incentives if the international community is to avoid – or manage – a conflict after 2014. Read More...
India: Violence Against Women. Current Challenges and Future Trends
Violence against women in India is an issue rooted in societal norms and economic dependence. Discriminatory practices are underlined by laws favoring men. Inadequate policing and judicial practices deny female victims proper protection and justice. Although female participation in public life is increasing and laws have been amended, India still has a long way to go to make Indian women equal citizens in their own country. Read more...
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