Category: Position Papers

TISL Position Papers


Under the 17th Amendment to the Constitution the President appointed the Constitutional Council (CC) on 25 March 2002 followed by the setting up of several independent commissions. In March 2005, six positions of the Constitutional Council fell vacant due to the expiry of their terms. Although five members were named, the ... Read More
August 28, 2008haritha


Irregular and politically motivated appointments have demoralised the Sri Lanka Foreign Service. Urgent action needed to restore integrity and efficiency of the foreign service. TISL Position Paper issued recently analyses the governance issues in the Sri Lankan Foreign Service recuitment pocess. "Appointments to the Foreign Service are a subject of debate ... Read More
June 11, 2008haritha


This is the second Position Paper published under the Ministerial Expenditure Monitoring project of Transparency International Sri Lanka. The analysis and comments are based on the findings of the project to date on the legal and financial implications involved in maintaining a large cabinet in Sri Lanka within the current ... Read More
May 22, 2008haritha


Transparency International defines political corruption as “the misuse of political power for private benefit, in particular the benefits of power, status and wealth”1. According to the definition, it takes two basic forms: corrupt accumulation and extraction and corruption for power preservation and expansion and includes situations where loopholes in national ... Read More
March 24, 2008haritha