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TISL to Monitor Misuse of State Property during Presidential Election 2015

TISL to Monitor Misuse of State Property during Presidential Election 2015

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has commenced its Program to Protect Public Resources (PPPR) which monitors and investigates abuse and misuse of public property by political parties, candidates, officials and public institutions during the forthcoming Presidential election 2015. TISL’s present initiative is a continuation of the election monitoring activities conducted during the General Elections, the [...]

GLOBAL ORGANISATIONS JOIN TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDING SAFETY FOR CIVIL SOCIETY IN SRI LANKA

GLOBAL ORGANISATIONS JOIN TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDING SAFETY FOR CIVIL SOCIETY IN SRI LANKA

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SRI LANKA RECEIVED DEATH THREATS FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS TO TRAIN JOURNALISTS The Committee to Protect Journalists, Front Line Defenders, the International Press Institute, and Reporters without Borders join with the anti-corruption movement Transparency International to express concern about the escalating intimidation of civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists and call on the [...]

SAARC Heads urged to control Corruption

SAARC Heads urged to control Corruption

Transparency International’s Regional Director and Heads of South Asian Chapters have urged the Heads of governments in the SAARC countries to re-affirm prioritize and take concrete steps to further advance accountable governance and corruption control at the SAARC Summit later this month. In a joint letter, they have specifically told them to reiterate that corruption [...]

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNS HARASSMENT OF ITS CHAPTER IN SRI LANKA

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNS HARASSMENT OF ITS CHAPTER IN SRI LANKA

Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, condemns the continued harassment of its chapter in Sri Lanka, including a growing number of death threats to the staff, and demands the government investigate. Transparency International Sri Lanka’s work is centred on fighting corruption in Sri Lanka. To this end it has monitored elections, trained local government officials [...]

Journalists and TISL Senior Staff Members threatened

Journalists and TISL Senior Staff Members threatened

Journalists and staff members of the Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) made complaints to the Inspector General of Police on the threats they received for conducting an event to award certificates to the trained Investigative Journalists in Colombo recently. As part of its regular programme of work, TISL organized a series of training programmes for [...]

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 [...]

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