Two prominent members of the Transparency International Sri Lanka its chairman and senior lawyer J. C. Weliamuna and leading investigator B.A.W. Abeywardane were part of the Board of Inquiry which found shocking details of corruption running into billions of dollars at Sri Lankan airlines under the former government. The Board of Inquiry headed by J. C. Weliamuna found instances of gross abuse of power,manipulations of service contracting, ...
Institutional Development 2014-16
April 6, 2015admin
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SRI LANKA RECEIVED DEATH THREATS FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS TO TRAIN JOURNALISTS The Committee to Protect Journalists, Front Line Defenders, the International Press Institute, and Reporters without Borders join with the anti-corruption movement Transparency International to express concern about the escalating intimidation of civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists and call on the Sri Lankan authorities to take firm action to protect the safety of civil society. 2014 has been marked by a steady escalation ...
November 21, 2014admin
Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, condemns the continued harassment of its chapter in Sri Lanka, including a growing number of death threats to the staff, and demands the government investigate. Transparency International Sri Lanka’s work is centred on fighting corruption in Sri Lanka. To this end it has monitored elections, trained local government officials on budget transparency and has run a series of workshops to train journalists how to uncover corruption in the both the ...
November 4, 2014admin
Journalists and staff members of the Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) made complaints to the Inspector General of Police on the threats they received for conducting an event to award certificates to the trained Investigative Journalists in Colombo recently. As part of its regular programme of work, TISL organized a series of training programmes for journalists to build their capacity on investigative journalism. All resource persons and participants were Sri Lankans. At the completion of the ...
October 22, 2014admin
At this year’s annual membership meeting in Berlin, the Transparency International movement elected José Ugaz, a former president of the movement’s chapter in Peru and a leading anti-corruption lawyer, as the new chair. This is the first time in the organisation’s 21-year history that a leader of one of Transparency International’s chapters has been chosen to lead the movement. Read More: http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/new_leadership_at_transparency_international
October 21, 2014admin
We wish to inform you that our website - www.tisrilanka.org - has been hacked yesterday and there is strong a possibility of creating a bogus website by the hackers to misinform the public and tarnish TISL' image. TI Sri Lanka has been under threat since last June and this could be a work of a coward person/organization who is trying silence our voice against corruption. We will keep our site visitors informed once the website is fully ...
September 8, 2014haritha
TISL has invited the two writers who contributed biased and one-sided stories to Ceylon Today newspaper to respect evidence based strategic interventions to promote good governance and eradicate corruption from the country. Further TISL invites anyone wishing to know about TISL to visit its office and collect information on what TISL do and enlighten themselves rather than ignoring basic media ethics and write biased one-sided articles. TISL ...
August 7, 2014haritha
Move by the Defence Ministry to ban Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from holding press conferences workshops and issuing media releases was an illegal decision said the Civil Society Collective (CSC) on Wednesday 09th July 2014. Speaking on behalf of the CSC J.C.Weliamuna Chairperson of the Transparency International Sri Lanka said the NGO’s will continue to ignore the ban and continue with ...
July 9, 2014haritha
Over the past few years Sri Lanka's civil society organizations have been facing a most challenging task in discharging their responsibilities and l obligations. These challenges have led to a situation which has resulted in weakening the spirit of both civil society activists and the organizations themselves. It has also challenged the democratic framework and good governance. In the recent past civil society activists and organizations ...
July 9, 2014haritha