By Asoka Obeyesekere, Executive Director, Transparency International Sri Lanka
Reading a MP’s asset declaration is one of the most empowering feelings a citizen can have. Larger than life characters have to disclose their worth in a document which they can be prosecuted for falsifying – it is in that sense the ... Read More
The Right to Information (RTI) Act comes into effect on 3rd February, 2017 bringing with it a promise – of open government, of citizens’ active participation in governance, and of accountability to the sovereign people of the country.
The government last week gazetted the categories of public authorities that fall within ... Read More
The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday (11th October 2016) approved the Open Government Partnership’s National Action Plan submitted by Mangala Samaraweera the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Cabinet of Ministers has also decided to establish a Steering Committee chaired by the President and Prime Minister and comprised of ... Read More