Advocacy 2014-16


Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) will commence its Program to Protect Public Resources (PPPR) which monitors and investigates abuse and misuse of public property by political parties, candidates, officials and public institutions during the forthcoming Parliament election 2015. The Program to Protect Public Resources will be formally launched on 13th July 2015. TISL’s present initiative is a continuation of the election monitoring activities conducted during the General Elections, the Presidential Elections and Provincial Elections since 2001. The ... Read More
July 7, 2015admin


TISL conducted 'Good Governance’ workshop at the Management Training Institute in Wakwella for Internal Auditors and Investigative Officers employed in all local government authorities in Galle District. The aim of the workshop was to promote transparency and accountability in governance at the Provincial level. The workshop covered varying topics including how to provide better service to the public and the importance of abiding by the regulatory framework, duties and responsibilities in relation to good governance in the ... Read More
June 24, 2015admin


On an invitation made by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) State sector leading Trade Union leaders participated in a two day workshop at Kaluthara to identify gaps and weaknesses of Public Service Commission (PSC) in order to improve the quality its services rendered to the hundreds of public officials in the state sector. This was the first time that more than 30 Trade Union leaders gathered in one place to discuss on PSC and it activities. ... Read More
June 22, 2015admin


Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) calls on the Government to urgently work toward the adoption of the Right to Information (RTI) and Audit Bill, which has been approved by the Cabinet, before the Parliament is dissolved. TISL welcomes the decision made by the government not to pass these Bills as urgent bills as decided initially, giving way to the concerns expressed by a number of stakeholders. However, we urge the government not to postpone the Bills ... Read More
May 13, 2015admin


For over ten years, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has worked closely with Sri Lanka’s journalistic community, recognizing the sector’s vital role in promoting good governance and its function as a message multiplier. TISL has conducted number of trainings to enhance the capacity of national and regional journalists in investigative journalism. TISL has commenced another programme to train the journalist on Election Reporting with the support of world renowned media support agency Internews. As part of the ... Read More
May 11, 2015admin


Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, salutes the proactive nature in which the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is currently operating, after years of suppression and political interference. Based on an increasing number of complaints, the CIABOC has initiated several investigations and probes against allegations of large scale corruption running into billions of rupees by high ranking officials and politicians, some of whom ... Read More
April 23, 2015admin


The three member panel who officiated at the Public Tribunal on controversial Port City Project in its final conclusion remarks requested the government to immediately stop the project. They took this decision after listening to evidence given by various organaisations and individuals.   වරාය නගරය ව්‍යාපෘතිය-මහජන විනිශ්චය සභාව වරාය නගර ව්‍යාපෘතිය පිළිබඳ සාක්ෂි සහ තොරතුරු විමසීමේ zමහජන විනිශ්චය සභාවක්Z 2015-04-09) පෙරවරුවේ කොළඹ මහජන පුස්ථකාලීය ශාලාවේදී පැවැත්විණි. ත්‍රිපුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක් ඉදිරියේ පැවැති මෙම විනිශ්චය සභාව හමුවේ වරාය නගර ව්‍යාපෘතිය ... Read More
April 20, 2015admin


While commending the efforts made by the new Government in addressing past allegations of bribery and corruption, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) urges authorities to expedite their investigations while maintaining the highest standards of transparency and due procedure. As the country reaches the final staged of the 100 day program, it is important to move forward from investigations to prosecutions followed by convictions according to existing laws, to restore public’s  faith in the rule of law ... Read More
April 8, 2015admin


The Minister of Public Administration and Good Governance Karu Jayasuriya requested Transparency International(TISL) Sri Lanka to work closely with the Ministry to improve the efficiency and independence of the Public Service Commission once its scope of work is determined by the  under the 19th amendment. The Minister also sought the suggestions and support to make the commission more effective. He made this request when TISL representatives met with him to introduce findings of a study done ... Read More
March 29, 2015admin