As politicians quote misleading data www.factcheck.lk is an online platform that verifies this.
From their website:
“We are a non-profit platform that monitors a select sample of Sri Lankan print media (Sinhala, Tamil, and English) to identify and fact check statements attributed to high-level decision makers in public office on subjects of public interest. The main objective of FactCheck is to improve the space of public understanding and information in Sri Lanka and thereby help to hold decision makers accountable for their public statements as reported in the media.
The FactCheck platform is run by Verité Research. Well-wishers are invited to contribute with research or financial inputs. We can be contacted at [email protected]. The first year of the platform, up to 30 April 2019, was financially supported by a grant from International Media Support (IMS).
To learn more about Verité Research’s other work, check out the following:
The Media Analysis