Category: News Room

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Aug2018
On July 24, 2018, Transparency International Sri Lanka's (TISL) Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre brought to the attention of the Minister of Sports Hon. Faiszer Mustapha, a potential incident of abuse of power, as per a complaint we had received regarding the selections process for the tennis squad for the Asian Games 2018. Media reports published on July ... Read More
August 2, 2018haritha
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Jun2018
TISL has prepared a Legislative Brief on the National Audit Bill, with the aim of strengthening public auditing mechanism detailed in the Bill, whilst maintaining accountability and transparency. The trilingual Brief contains detailed analysis of provisions under four main topics : surcharging power, appeal process, investigative power of the Auditor ... Read More
June 30, 2018admin
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May2018
In the aftermath of the revelations about Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera MP receiving money from a company controlled by Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) wishes to once again raise the need to introduce interest registers for members of parliament and other public representatives as an important step towards preventing corruption. TISL has consistently highlighted the ... Read More
May 30, 2018haritha
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Mar2018
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is extremely concerned over amended provisions in the gazetted National Audit Bill. There are three major areas of concern - 1. the surcharge powers, being the power to recover monies related to any fraud, negligence, misappropriation or corruption, have been vested in the Chief Accounting Officers (e.g. Secretary to a Ministry or Department Head) instead of the Auditor General 2. Vast discretionary powers have been vested in Chief Accounting Officers in determining the final surcharge 3. Persons ... Read More
March 22, 2018haritha