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 made these remarks in reference to two articles published recently ...
Institutional Development 2014-16
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 their activities. This ban is a severe blow to civil society and the freedom of ...
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 faced numerous threats and intimidations. Due to fear or reprisal ...
July 9, 2014haritha
“Though threats from unforeseen elements are looming large we will not get buckled under but continue our efforts to promote accountability, good governance and integrity in the country,” said TISL Executive Director S. Ranugge ` addressing the TISL Members’ Day held on 27th June 2014. “TISL has always played an active and constructive role in advocating for government transparency and accountability, but currently our work is under serious threat. More specifically, over the past few weeks, ...
July 1, 2014haritha
Despite organised elements continuing to disrupt the movements of Transparency International SrI Lanka (TISL) it stood firm and held the Annual General Meeting and the Members' Day programme successfully as scheduled on the 27th June 2014. Both events were well attended and the Board members and the members of the TISL gave overwhelming support to the continuation of its activities to strengthen anti-corruption structures and processes and envisioning a nation that upholds integrity. They firmly advocate ...
Management of the Global Tower Hotel in Welwatta last friday (27th) ordered Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the national chapter of the Global Movement against Corruption to cancel its Annual General Meeting few hours prior to commencement of the meeting. The AGM was scheduled to be held at the Global Towers where all arrangements had been made, including the full payment to the venue. However, TISL staff was informed by the management of the Global Towers ...
It is with deep sorrow that we inform all well-wishers of Transparency International Sri Lanka the passing of our former colleague and beloved friend, Sanjaya Senanayaka. Sanjaya served as the Communications Head of TISL for a brief period in 2009 and was an important force in developing TISL ‘s communication strategies. Even after his resignation from TISL, Sanjaya continued to be a great asset to the organization always taking up assignments and supporting the cause of ...
May 22, 2014haritha