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NEW LEADERSHIP AT TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

NEW LEADERSHIP AT TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

At this year’s annual membership meeting in Berlin, the Transparency International movement elected José Ugaz, a former president of the movement’s chapter in Peru and a leading anti-corruption lawyer, as the new chair. This is the first time in the organisation’s 21-year history that a leader of one of Transparency International’s chapters has been chosen [...]

Threatened journalists form Network of Investigative Journalist

Threatened journalists form Network of Investigative Journalist

Following threats by an organized group to stop an awards presentation ceremony to investigative journalists arranged by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), those present formed themselves into an ‘Investigative Journalists Action Committee’ and requested the President and the government to hold an investigation immediately and arrest those responsible. Following is the full text of the [...]

Badulla public show keen interest on RTI

Badulla public show keen interest on RTI

The enthusiasm and interest shown by the public in Badulla to learn more of Right to Information was overwhelming at the TISL’s outreach programme Sambhashana held in Badulla recently. This was the second time a Sambhashana discussion was held outside Colombo and was a huge success with over 150 participants including religious leaders, CBO leaders [...]

‘Be fair and independent’ – TISL appeals to government Officials

‘Be fair and independent’ – TISL appeals to government Officials

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has appealed to public officials to support the Elections Commissioner to hold a free and fair election in UVA Province by being independent and accountable while on election duty. Meanwhile, TISL also appeals to the candidates and political parties in the fray to obey election laws with the highest respect [...]

TISL campaigns for Right to Information

TISL campaigns for Right to Information

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) will soon spearhead a campaign to revive the demand for a Right to Information (RTI) Act. A survey will first be conducted to evaluate public opinion on RTI and a Coalition of Civil Organizations will also be formed to take the message to villages. Professionals, leading media personnel and TISL [...]

HACKED

HACKED

We wish to inform you that our website – www.tisrilanka.org – has been hacked yesterday and there is strong a possibility of creating a bogus website by the hackers to misinform the public and tarnish TISL’ image. TI Sri Lanka has been under threat since last June and this could be a work of a [...]

TISL request MPs to form Alliance against Corruption

TISL request MPs to form Alliance against Corruption

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has requested Opposition MPs to form a Coalition against Corruption to tackle the emerging threat which will affect the entire nation. The request was made when TISL, along with Coalition against Corruption (CAC), met with Opposition MPs last Tuesday. MP’s led by United National Party leadership council chairman Karu Jayasuriya [...]

Government officials pledge to take action against Corruption

Government officials pledge to take action against Corruption

Government officials of the divisional secretariat of Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte will take action in their official capacity to minimize corruption and fraud when implementing development projects of the area. They gave this assurance at a discussion with representatives of Transparency International Sri Lanka’s Shelter for Integrity , the legal aid centre recently. They made this [...]

TISL held Legal Clinic in Battcaloa

TISL held Legal Clinic in Battcaloa

Transparency International Sri Lanka’s legal arm Shelter for Integrity Batticaloa branch held a mobile legal clinic recently in divisional secretariat office Kaluwanchikudi Batticaloa to help the victims due to the corruption in the area. The legal clinic received more than 70 complaints. Out of total number of complaints received 75% of the complaints were on [...]

Action Plan against Corruption in Public Sector Developed

Action Plan against Corruption in Public Sector Developed

Members of the Coalition against Corruption developed an action plan to expand its capacity to unearth corruption, frauds and malpractices in the public sector in order to mitigate corruption in Sri Lanka. Apart from revealing the corruption and fraud issues they have decided to share that information with relevant institutes including Parliament and CIABOC for [...]

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