A set of ‘Golden Rules’ developed by TISL which proposes a framework for more accountable and transparent governance structure for the Non Profit sector in Sri Lanka was presented to a representative gathering of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) recently at a forum held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. Representatives from 21 CSOs participated. TISL [...]
[singlepic id=73 w=150 h=200 float=left]The initiative taken by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) to enhance corporate governance and financial stability in the wake of recent happenings in Sri Lanka received a positive response and a firm commitment at a recent discussion of professionals chaired by Financial Sector Specialist and former Managing Director of the National [...]
Local business leaders, financial regulators, economists and civil society leaders called on the Sri Lankan Government to strengthen financial investigating bodies in the light of recent scandals that have rocked the public’s faith in financial institutions. This was discussed at a roundtable gathering held on 26th February 2009 at the BMICH. The discussion was facilitated [...]
Governance Report 2008 released by TISL was described as “an excellent read and a fine compilation of analytical articles” by senior journalist, Editor-in-Chief –’Sunday Island’` Manik de Silva at a discussion held at SLFI on Thursday, 29 January 2009. Governance issues have been brought out eloquently in the Report, he said.
Investigative journalist Thusitha Pitigala and a government school teacher from Anuradhapura, S Priyantha Fernando were the winners of the National Integrity Award 2008 organised by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) held for the fifth successive year at the BMICH on 9 December. The Officer-in-Charge, Potuhera police station, Deshabandu Senaratne won a Special Mention.
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) which brings people together to end the devastating impact of bribery and corruption organized the national Anti-Corruption Cartoon competition 2008 to create awareness on the need to curb corruption and promote integrity. The response to the competition was overwhelming with over 1,000 entries being received under two categories [...]
The Transparency International Integrity Awards were created to recognize the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption. The Integrity Award winners are a source of inspiration to the anti-corruption movement because their actions echo a common message: that corruption is surmountable. Corruption continues to rob the poorest of this world [...]
NIA 2008 Winners Thusitha Pitigala Thusitha Pitigala is the producer of ‘Vimarshana’, the investigative programme broadcast over SirasaTV daily. A student activist from the days he was an undergraduate in the Kelaniya University, he led a lone battle against the dictatorial attitude of the university hierarchy insisting that each student should have the right to express his [...]
In Sri Lanka there is no attempt being made to identify and encourage investigative journalists. There was no effort being made even at institutional level to at least permit them to spend more time on such work. There was no scheme to provide them with transport even when they were on unsafe assignments. The media [...]
Transparency International Sri Lanka has organized a Pocket People’s Platform (PPP) on 08th November 2008 with a view to facilitate a participatory approach to address governance issues within a community problem in Hali-Ela, Badulla in Uva province.