Transparency International Srilanka (TISL) is developing a manual and tool kit on Investigative Journalism. The manual will be co-authored by Anuruddha Bahal of Cobra Post and Ranga Kalansooriya with the assistance of the TISL editorial committee.
Senior Journalists and Editors took part in a peer review of the first draft of the manual and the tool kit which has been co- funded by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung of Germany. TISL aims to train provincial and mid career journalists using this manual and the tool kit.
Addressing senior journalists at the peer review meeting, TISL Deputy Executive Director Rukshana Nanayakkara said that though TISL is not directly involved in investigations into corruption it looks into the systemic issues of governance and integrity.
“We believe in not working independently but as a whole team. We think it’s best to train journalists who in turn will work with us to expose corruption and promote good governance” he added. Last year TISL held training workshops for journalists which were highly successful.
S.A.Mohomed of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung also spoke at the peer review meeting which was facilitated by Ranga Kalansooriya and Dilrukshi Handunetti.