Advocacy 2014-16

07

Jul2015
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) will commence 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 Parliament election 2015. The Program to Protect Public Resources will be formally launched on 13th July 2015. TISL’s present initiative is a continuation of the election monitoring activities conducted during the General Elections, ... Read More
July 7, 2015admin

24

Jun2015
TISL conducted 'Good Governance’ workshop at the Management Training Institute in Wakwella for Internal Auditors and Investigative Officers employed in all local government authorities in Galle District. The aim of the workshop was to promote transparency and accountability in governance at the Provincial level. The workshop covered varying topics including how to provide better service to the public and the importance of abiding by the regulatory framework, duties ... Read More
June 24, 2015admin

22

Jun2015
On an invitation made by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) State sector leading Trade Union leaders participated in a two day workshop at Kaluthara to identify gaps and weaknesses of Public Service Commission (PSC) in order to improve the quality its services rendered to the hundreds of public officials in the state sector. This was the first time that more than 30 Trade Union leaders gathered in ... Read More
June 22, 2015admin

13

May2015
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) calls on the Government to urgently work toward the adoption of the Right to Information (RTI) and Audit Bill, which has been approved by the Cabinet, before the Parliament is dissolved. TISL welcomes the decision made by the government not to pass these Bills as urgent bills as decided initially, giving way to the concerns expressed by a number of stakeholders. However, ... Read More
May 13, 2015admin

11

May2015
For over ten years, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has worked closely with Sri Lanka’s journalistic community, recognizing the sector’s vital role in promoting good governance and its function as a message multiplier. TISL has conducted number of trainings to enhance the capacity of national and regional journalists in investigative journalism. TISL has commenced another programme to train the journalist on Election Reporting with the support of ... Read More
May 11, 2015admin

23

Apr2015
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, salutes the proactive nature in which the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is currently operating, after years of suppression and political interference. Based on an increasing number of complaints, the CIABOC has initiated several investigations and probes against allegations of large scale corruption running into billions of rupees ... Read More
April 23, 2015admin

20

Apr2015
The three member panel who officiated at the Public Tribunal on controversial Port City Project in its final conclusion remarks requested the government to immediately stop the project. They took this decision after listening to evidence given by various organaisations and individuals.   වරාය නගරය ව්‍යාපෘතිය-මහජන විනිශ්චය සභාව වරාය නගර ව්‍යාපෘතිය පිළිබඳ සාක්ෂි සහ තොරතුරු විමසීමේ zමහජන විනිශ්චය සභාවක්Z 2015-04-09) පෙරවරුවේ කොළඹ මහජන පුස්ථකාලීය ශාලාවේදී පැවැත්විණි. ත්‍රිපුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක් ... Read More
April 20, 2015admin

08

Apr2015
While commending the efforts made by the new Government in addressing past allegations of bribery and corruption, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) urges authorities to expedite their investigations while maintaining the highest standards of transparency and due procedure. As the country reaches the final staged of the 100 day program, it is important to move forward from investigations to prosecutions followed by convictions according to existing laws, ... Read More
April 8, 2015admin

29

Mar2015
The Minister of Public Administration and Good Governance Karu Jayasuriya requested Transparency International(TISL) Sri Lanka to work closely with the Ministry to improve the efficiency and independence of the Public Service Commission once its scope of work is determined by the  under the 19th amendment. The Minister also sought the suggestions and support to make the commission more effective. He made this request when TISL representatives met ... Read More
March 29, 2015admin