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Oct2016

Fireworks at COPE

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Fireworks ensued at the meeting of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) yesterday, with Chairman of the oversight body stepping aside in protest against UNP members allegedly exerting undue influence on a draft report on the Central Bank Treasury Bond issue and delaying the report’s presentation to Parliament, which was ... Read More
October 25, 2016admin
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Oct2016
Director General of Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe tendered her resignation yesterday, as the fallout continues from President Maithripala Sirisena’s furious outburst against Government agencies investigating corruption last week.... Read More
October 18, 2016admin
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Jul2016
A Sri Lankan team of legal experts are planning to make recommendations to the government calling for the expansion of powers of the key institutions looking into bribery and corruption and the police’s new financial crimes division.  The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) requires an enhancement ... Read More
July 4, 2016admin
RTI

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Jun2016
by Nalaka Gunawardene ( June 25, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) On June 24, 2016, Parliament unanimously adopted the Right to Information (RTI) law. This marks the culmination of over two decades of advocacy by civil society groups and journalists. It also fulfills a key promise of the yahapalana government. Passing the law ... Read More
June 27, 2016admin