It is a national need to protect the whistleblowers. Concerted effort in one voice by the citizens would enable it to become a fundamental right at this juncture when a constitutional reform process is underway, the former Auditor General SC Mayadunne said. He made this declaration on 26 July while addressing the press conference to mark the launch of the policy on encouragement and protection of whistleblowers. He called for action to develop this policy to be an Act of parliament ...
August 4, 2016admin
TISL along with March 12 Movement (M12M) have completed training of more than 110 members of Youth Parliament under the National Youth Council during last two months to improve their capacity to fight against corruption using newly adopted mechanisms and tools such as Right to Information (RTI). Five workshops were conducted during last two months to train Youth Parliamentarians. They were given training to identify what is corruption, how its effect the development of the country ...
August 4, 2016admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka put their weight behind the Combined Trade Union Alliance of the Auditor General’s Department to strengthen their struggle to have the National Audit Bill passed by Parliament without amendments as it was long overdue. After a lengthy process running in to 14 years a committee led by the Auditor General, and assisted by several experts and the Attorney General, completed the final ...
July 5, 2016admin
Transparency International Legal arm ALAC with the collaboration of the Ministry of Pubic Administration and Good governance has developed a Hand book for Investigative officer in state institutions. In Sri Lanka over 50 Ministries have established internal investigation units. Objective of those units are to investigate all the irregularities and malpractices taking place in the Ministry or the institutions under the Ministry. The investigations are commonly commence once a concern citizen makes a complaint ...
June 29, 2016admin
Sri Lanka became a signatory to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in October 2015. Little is still understood about the OGP. Pushpi Weerakoon, OGP Civil Society (CSO) Coordinator, explains what it means and how it works practically: OGP CSO Coordinator Pushpi Weerakoon and Chairman of the Stolen Assets Recovery Task Force- J.C. Weliamuna with President Maithripala Sirisena at the London Anti-Corruption Summit where Sri Lanka jointly pledged with ...
June 21, 2016admin
Despite enquiries confirming fraud of 169 million Rupees happened at Reconciliation and Development Agency (RADA), Coalition against Corruption (CAC) alleges that authorities are not taking necessary steps to conclude the enquiry and take legal action against the accused Saman Rathanpriya joint convener of the Coalition against Corruption speaking at a media briefing questioned whether the reason for government not to take necessary action is because accused are allies of the government? Initial investigations has revealed that Rs ...
March 31, 2016admin
Dear Hon. Member of Parliament, RTI Bill 2015 - Seven key areas for improvement Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the Sri Lankan chapter of the global movement against corruption and the only civil society organization specifically mandated to combat corruption and promote good governance in Sri Lanka. Since its inception in 1999, TISL has championed the passing of RTI legislation, acknowledging its value in fighting corruption, but also in building trust between citizens and the state. TISL ...
December 21, 2015admin
Asoka Obeysekere Executive Director of the TISL presented an amendment bill to Maithreepala Sirisena the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to empower the media and the public to scrutinise and discuss the asset declarations of senior public servants. The Declaration of Asset and Liabilities Act empowers any person to obtain, on payment of 750 rupees, the asset declaration of a public servant falling ...
December 12, 2015admin
Former Ravaya Editor Victor Ivan is the winner of the National Integrity Award (NIA) 2015 awarded by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL). He received the award from Maithreepala Sirisena the President of Democratic Socialists Republic of Sri Lanka at function held in Independence Square on 09th December. The NIA is annually presented as part of TISL’s effort to curb bribery and corruption, and promote integrity and good governance. The award is given to individuals and organisations ...
December 12, 2015admin