Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) along with the Commission for Inquire in to Allegation of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) in Sri Lanka Yesterday began a poster, leaflet and sticker capaign to educate the masses on anti - corruption day activities. This campaign is a prelude to the National event to be held in Independence Square to mark the United Nations Anti – Corruption day which falls on December 09th. Several civil society organaisations and trade unions ...
December 3, 2015admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) with support from the European Union held Sambashana discussion in Jaffna on ‘Challenges Faced by Northern Voters”’ on 13 November 2015. This discussion was organised to address the high number of rejected votes from the Northern Province at the last General Elections held in August 2015, where the Northern Province had the highest number of rejected votes in relation to the number of votes cast in the region. The discussion addressed ...
November 20, 2015admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) along with the Commission for Inquire in to Allegation of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) have organaised a National event to be held in Independence Square to mark the United Nations Anti – Corruption day which falls on December 09th. Several civil society organaisations and trade unions too expressed willingness to join a special walk and an awareness programme. The walk and the awareness programme will be held under the patronage of ...
November 18, 2015admin
Investigative Journalists and trained Journalists in investigative Journalism formed a network to purse the Investigative Journalism in Sri Lanka and to affiliate with Global networks to improve the capacities of the journalists. This network was established when more than 60 journalists participated in a meeting held in Sri Lanka Press Institute to discuss the importance of raising investigative journalism in the country. Transparency International Sri Lanka has decided to facilitate and host the secretarial functions of ...
November 15, 2015admin
TISL has reliably informed that government has taken a decision to table the Right to Information draft bill in Cabinet next week and obtain its approval week after before tabling in Parliament. Transparency International as a movement is a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the right to information and the mechanism that entails. We were closely involved in the development of the draft bill and 03 of our members represented the drafting committee. We do poses ...
November 5, 2015admin
A Transparency International report from London put Sri Lanka in the high risk category for corruption in the defence and security sector. Sri Lanka’s GI Ranking in Band E places it in the very high risk category for corruption in the defence and security sector. The country scored Band E across four risk areas: Political, Finance, Operations and Procurement. Operations scored slightly higher in Band D. While newly elected President Maithipala Sririsena has overseen a series of ...
November 4, 2015admin
More Than 900 world's leading investigative reporters, top data journalists, and experts in collaboration, teaching and training met at the 9th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer, Norway on 08th to 11th October 2015. Lillehammer is a small city in the countryside north of Oslo, best known as the host city of the Winter Olympics in 1994. The conference venue was the impressive Radisson Blu Hotel. The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is the world's largest international ...
October 20, 2015admin
Trained Journalists investigative Journalism and Election Reporting met in Colombo and formed a network to affiliate with Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) to improve their skills in journalism. This network was established when more than 75 journalists participated in a meeting held in Sri Lanka Press Institute on 02nd October 2015. TISL convened this meeting to give away certificates to trainees who successfully completed Election Reporting training programme. At this meeting Shan Wijethunge senior manager of TISL ...
October 5, 2015admin
TISL conducted a two day training workshop for trade union activist on how they should act against corruption at Tangerine Hotel recently. Thirty trade union activist representing Education, Health and transport sector participated at this workshop. They were trained types of corruption, corruption prevention mechanisms ,role of the whistle blowers in mitigating corruption and the role can play by a union leader in prevention of corruption at the workshop. Asoka Pieris a senior SLAS officer who was the former secretary to ...
October 1, 2015admin