Verité Research

​Verité Research is a private think tank that provides strategic analysis for Asia. Its main research and advisory divisions are in economics, politics, law and media. Based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Verité Research has conducted research for the private sector, the United Nations, multilateral agencies, diplomatic missions, government departments and civil society actors.

Contrasting coverage on COVID-19 (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 40)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: Contrasting coverage on COVID-19 Ban on cattle slaughter: Milking historical sentiments The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press reporting in the vernacular press. The Media Analysis is emailed to subscri...

20A: Legitimacy in the balance (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 39)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: 20A: Legitimacy in the balance The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press reporting in the vernacular press. The Media Analysis is emailed to subscribers every week. For inquiries, email

20A: Anomalies, continuities and flexibilities take centre stage (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 38)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: 20A: Anomalies, continuities and flexibilities take centre stage The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press reporting in the vernacular press. The Media Analysis is emailed to subscribers every week. For inq...

20A on a bumpy road (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 37)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: 20A on a bumpy road The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press reporting in the vernacular press. The Media Analysis is emailed to subscribers every week. For inquiries, email  

Constitutional reform: Pendulum swing gathers momentum (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 35 & 36)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: Constitutional reform: Pendulum swing gathers momentum Coverage on Sinharaja: From conservation to construction Jayasekara: Shift in discourse on MP suitability The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press re...

Contrasting coverage on COVID-19 (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 40)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: Contrasting coverage on COVID-19 Ban on cattle slaughter: Milking historical sentiments The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press reporting in the vernacular press. The Media Analysis is emailed to subscri...

20A: Legitimacy in the balance (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 39)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: 20A: Legitimacy in the balance The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press reporting in the vernacular press. The Media Analysis is emailed to subscribers every week. For inquiries, email

20A: Anomalies, continuities and flexibilities take centre stage (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 38)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: 20A: Anomalies, continuities and flexibilities take centre stage The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press reporting in the vernacular press. The Media Analysis is emailed to subscribers every week. For inq...

20A on a bumpy road (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 37)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: 20A on a bumpy road The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press reporting in the vernacular press. The Media Analysis is emailed to subscribers every week. For inquiries, email  

Constitutional reform: Pendulum swing gathers momentum (The Media Analysis Vol.10, No. 35 & 36)

The Media Analysis is a subscription based product that analyses the three main issues in the Sinhala press in a given week. In this issue we analyse: Constitutional reform: Pendulum swing gathers momentum Coverage on Sinharaja: From conservation to construction Jayasekara: Shift in discourse on MP suitability The Media Analysis observes how the press frames reportages and includes a gap analysis where reportages from the Sinhala and Tamil press are compared and contrasted. Differences between the two are often significant, and gives readers an insight into the major trends in press re...

Does the Disqualification of Candidates Invalidate Nomination Papers?

​The recent Court of Appeal judgement on SLFP MP Geetha Kumarasinghe's disqualification from Parliament due to her dual citizenship has sparked a debate on whether the disqualification of candidates invalidates nomination papers. This briefing note discusses this issue and argues that nomination papers cannot be invalidated on the basis that a candidate is disqualified from being elected to parliament.

Sri Lanka: LLRC Implementation Monitor - Review No. 4

​This is Verité Research's latest study on the Sri Lankan government's commitments on reconciliation and accountability. The report assesses progress in the fulfillment of 36 commitments made in UNHRC Resolution 30/1 (co-sponsored by Sri Lanka) and in the implementation of 189 recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

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