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 to the ...
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 other countries to use OGP as a tool for ...
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 within the scope of this act. This includes all ...
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 ...
TISL recognized Kotte Naga Viharadipathi, Rev. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero of his lifetime commitment to promote good governance, integrity and anti – corruption with the National Integrity Award of Excellence at the NIA 2015 presentation. It was posthumously awarded to the highly respected Sobitha Thero by Maithreepala Sirisena the President of the Democratic socialists Republic of Sri Lanka. Chairman Lakshan Dias, former chairman J.C.Weliamuna and Executive Director of TISL Asoka Obeysekere accompanied the President. The award was jointly ...
Thousands of Politicians, government officials, trade union leaders, civil society leaders and professionals took to the streets in Colombo Yesterday to voice against corruption and bribery. The TISL and CIABOC led walk attracted all walks of life and they displayed banners chanted slogans against the corruption. After the walk a National event was held in Independence Square to mark the United Nations Anti – Corruption day under the patronage of the President Maithreepala Sirisena. The walk will ...
December 11, 2015admin
The Declaration of Assets & Liabilities is a global best practice designed to address issues relating to abuse of power, corruption, and misuse of State resources. It aims to increase public accountability and transparency by pushing public office bearers to not just declare their assets and liabilities but also to declare how they have amassed their wealth. The Assets and Liabilities Act of Sri Lanka however, while making provisions for individuals to request for this information ...
December 7, 2015admin