Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) notes with grave concern the attempt by the Government to rush through the 18th Amendment to the Constitution by presenting it as an urgent Bill in Parliament. By doing so the people have been deprived of the opportunity to discuss and debate a matter of vital importance.
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has requested the President Mahinda Rajapakse to take immediate steps to appoint suitable persons and reestablish the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) in accordance with the provisions underlined in the Constitution.
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has requested the Hon. Speaker and the leaders of the political parties represented in Parliament to select two members of the Opposition to head the two vital financial committees of COPE and PAC.
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) expresses its deep concern on the decision by the Government to insist that media personnel should declare their assets by the end of April. It questions the rationale of this decision at this point in time.
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) vehemently condemns the attack on MTV/MBC offices by a gang this afternoon. Citing this attack as yet another blow to media freedom in the country, TISL Deputy Executive Director, Rukshana Nanayakkara said that when media should feel free to present news and views independently particularly with just a fortnight for [...]
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) appeals to all parties concerned to create an environment conducive to the holding of a free and fair Presidential Election on Tuesday, 26 January. TISL Executive Director, J C Weliamuna states in a media release: “We are at the end of a vigorous Presidential Election campaign which was marred by [...]
More than 160 Complaints have been received by Transparency International Sri Lanka’s Program for Protection of Public Resources (PPPR) against the misuse of public resources by certain candidates and their party members as of 10th January 2010.
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) expresses its displeasure over the failure to apprehended any person responsible for the assassination of Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of the Sunday Leader and the first Journalist to win the International integrity award of Transparency International. After the assassination, President Mahinda Rajapakse ordered Inspector General of Police to conducta full investigation [...]