Category: Press Releases

TISL Press Releases

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Jul2017
The recent re-emergence of the uncomfortable nexus between politicians and business was witnessed before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Bond Issuance.  This nexus maybe sociologically complex, but the solution is far more straightforward. The government needs to expeditiously introduce a mandatory register of financial interest for all MPs, which would ... Read More
July 28, 2017admin
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19

Jun2017
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is concerned by the recent gazette notification, which has erroneously in law placed the National Lotteries Board under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. TISL calls for the the error to be expediently remedied by regazetting the National Lotteries Board under the Finance Ministry as per ... Read More
June 19, 2017admin
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08

May2017
Reports that a senior Customs investigation officer Assistant Superintendent W.M.R.P. Wijekoon has been sent on compulsory leave on allegations of leaking information to the media, have raised concerns over the protection of whistleblowers. Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is concerned that the provision within the Right to Information (RTI) Act which ... Read More
May 8, 2017admin
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03

May2017
Across the globe, journalists on the front-line of the fight against corruption are facing persecution. Although Sri Lanka has seen a marginal improvement in our overall global score on the World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Paris based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the country is still ranked 141st out of ... Read More
May 3, 2017admin