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 the 180 countries surveyed. This survey is based on an evaluation of factors including pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of ...
May 3, 2017admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) encourages all political parties, trade unions and other entities celebrating May Day, to refrain from misusing public property. Reports indicate that large numbers of buses and public transportation including trains, are to be used to transport participants to the various May Day rallies being held across the island. Any usage of public property should be in accordance with the relevant procedures outlined by the public authority from which such property is being ...
April 28, 2017admin
The March 12th (M12) Movement- a group of civil society organizations which advocates for a clean, corruption-free political culture in Sri Lanka- held a public awareness meeting in Matara on the 3rd of April, as part of a country-wide citizen’s march. The M12 Movement, which is chaired by the People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL), raises public awareness on the need to elect clean political representatives who uphold the values of good governance, transparency ...
April 5, 2017admin
As part of a regional series for the Global Corruption Barometer, Transparency International spoke to nearly 22,000 people about their recent experiences with corruption in 16 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region. This report comes at a key moment when many governments in the region are preparing their agendas to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set out development priorities for 2030 which include, among others, reducing corruption and bribery ...
March 7, 2017admin
Sri Lanka’s score in the Corruption Perception Index has marginally declined as per the 2016 data released today by Transparency International, the global movement against corruption. The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranks countries according to the perceived level of public sector corruption where Sri Lanka is ranked 95th out of 176 counties with a poor score of 36. The ranks are based on a scoring system that ranges between 0 (public sector perceived as highly corrupt) ...
January 25, 2017admin
Transparency International is a leading global player in the fight against corruption. This includes looking at ways local organizations battling corruption can be strengthened. Therefore, it’s local chapter, Transparency International Sri Lanka is focusing it’s attention on how the Bribery Commission can be strengthened. This will be done through a survey on public perceptions of how the Commission has performed over the past three years. We would therefore appreciate your own views on the Commission’s ...
October 5, 2016admin
It is a national need to protect the whistleblowers. Concerted effort in one voice by the citizens would enable it to become a fundamental right at this juncture when a constitutional reform process is underway, the former Auditor General SC Mayadunne said. He made this declaration on 26 July while addressing the press conference to mark the launch of the policy on encouragement and protection of whistleblowers. He called for action to develop this policy to be an Act of parliament ...
August 4, 2016admin
TISL along with March 12 Movement (M12M) have completed training of more than 110 members of Youth Parliament under the National Youth Council during last two months to improve their capacity to fight against corruption using newly adopted mechanisms and tools such as Right to Information (RTI). Five workshops were conducted during last two months to train Youth Parliamentarians. They were given training to identify what is corruption, how its effect the development of the country ...
August 4, 2016admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka put their weight behind the Combined Trade Union Alliance of the Auditor General’s Department to strengthen their struggle to have the National Audit Bill passed by Parliament without amendments as it was long overdue. After a lengthy process running in to 14 years a committee led by the Auditor General, and assisted by several experts and the Attorney General, completed the final draft. The Audit Bill which will strengthen the Parliament’s authority ...
July 5, 2016admin