Advocacy 2014-16

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Jun2014
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) conducted a well- designed two day Train the Trainer (ToT) programme to groom more than 30 youth leaders on basic methods of good governance, and anti – corruption initiatives. The workshop supported by TISL’s Youth Integrity Project (YIP) was held in Maharagama Youth Service Centre. The programme was conducted with the collaboration of Sri Lanka Youth association (SLY).  Prior to the training developed a curriculum was developed by TISL and SLY ... Read More
June 4, 2014

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Jun2014
Corruption remains a grave a challenge to the promotion of good governance, sustainable development, democracy, peace and stability. When the public feels that their government is stealing from the people, it leads to an erosion of trust and confidence in public institutions said Royal Norwegian Ambassador for Sri Lanka, H E. Ms. Grete Løchen. When institutions charged with exercising scrutiny and control, such as audit institutions, parliaments, ombudsmen, and the judiciary and police are not delivering ... Read More
June 3, 2014

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Jun2014
More than fifty media personnel representing both electronic and print media throughout the island were trained on Investigative Journalism by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) recently. The workshops were held during last few weeks in various locations and the programme included presentations on Concepts & methodologies on Investigative Journalism, Ethics, Investigative Journalism and Anti-corruption, Sources, Safety and electronics trails. The participants were trained on writing of an investigative story based reconciliation process in Sri Lanka. In addition, ... Read More
June 3, 2014

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May2014
Samurdhi Officers in Walpita Gampaha District promised to carry out local development projects more transparent and accountable manner after they participated in an awareness building program on anti-corruption interventions on Thursday 22nd May, 2014. The awareness program was organized by “Shelter for Integrity” legal arm of Transparency International Sri Lanka. As government servants, Samurdhi Officers play a major role in the grass root development to uplift the livelihoods to a better level. The “Samurdhi” program was ... Read More
May 27, 2014

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May2014
The Coalition against Corruption lodged a complaint with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIBABOC) regarding fraudulent acts mounting to more than Rs.2, 700 million in Laksala. They, in their petition to the Bribery Commission, has stressed that these fraudulent activities are taking place under the blessings of the Chairman of Laksala Anil Koswatte and its high ranked officials. In the complaint to the CIABOC, it is noted that Auditor General’s reports in ... Read More
May 26, 2014

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May2014
Civil Society leaders, who participated for anti-corruption training conducted in Badulla on 29 April, 2014 expressed their highest interest of adopting an anti-corruption policy into their organizations and building civil society coalition against corruption. All participants accepted that having a common anti-corruption policy for civil societies is an advantage for their involvements against corruption. Mr Milan Perera, Executive Secretary of PIPS, said that “public trust on civil society organization works has decreased due to some corrupt ... Read More
May 20, 2014

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Apr2014
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) conducted a well- designed four day Train the Trainer (ToT) program to groom 18 senior journalists on basic methods of Investigative Journalism (IJ). The workshop was held at Avani Beach Hotel in Bentota. Through the trained pool of IJ trainers, TISL will develop and build the essential skills of other prospective trainers including those currently engaged in the craft and other stakeholder groups in their respective localities. Apart from that these trainers ... Read More
April 2, 2014