The Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said his office will take action against complaints on misuse of public resources. He said this while making the key note at the launch of the election monitoring report held in Bandaranaike Memorial Institute Conference Hall recently. He commended the efforts of PPPR Team of Transparency International Sri Lanka and stated that being aware of misuse of public resources should not limit to election time and stressed the need for a ...
March 24, 2015admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka’s Election monitoring exercise the Programme for Protection of Public Resources (PPPR) recommends the authorities to introduce laws to ensure that public resources are not used for election campaigning purposes with or without payments as it disrupts public life and creates an unfair advantage towards those with power and influence. As a monitoring body that was directly involved in the electoral process, the PPPR recommends that the Sri Lankan election authority needs to ...
March 23, 2015admin
Except for two candidates Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maithripala Sirisena all other candidates received near zero coverage and the state media acted in a highly arbitrary and haughty manner even paid no respect and attention to the Election Commissioner’s guidelines and warnings during the last Presidential Election said media monitoring team of the TISL. This was revealed at the launch of PPPR final report Electoral Integrity which captured the many instances of misuse of public resources/funds and manipulation ...
March 22, 2015admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is deeply disturbed by the rising concerns raised over controversial deals made in bond markets in recent weeks by a firm connected to the son-in-law of the present Governor of the Central Bank. TISL welcomes the steps taken by both the President and the Prime Minister in appointing two separate committees to probe into the allegations. TISL is of the view that there is a clear case of insider dealing which ...
March 18, 2015admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) held a Sambashana discussion on importance of Right to Information laws in Sri Lanka at the center of Jaffna on the 28th February 2015. This discussion was part of TISL advocacy campaign to built the capacity of the public on RTI regulations. A large crowd was in attendance at the discussion. Former head of law faculty in Open University Yasodara Kathiragamathampi, Dr. Someswaran of the University of Jaffna and Shan Wijethunge Senior ...
March 4, 2015admin
Transparency International Sri Lanka launched the report Electoral Integrity based on highlights of Presidential Election monitoring on the 25th February 2015 at the Committee room B of BMICH. This event was organized by Programme for Protection of Public Resources (PPPR) an initiative taken up by Transparency International of Sri Lanka (TISL) in order to combat corruption and for the protection of public resources. The report was officially handed over to Mahinda Deshapriya the Election Commissioner by ...
March 2, 2015admin
A Review of the Abuse of State Resources and Selected Integrity Issues during 2015 Presidential Election in Sri Lanka January 8th 2015 marked the sixth Presidential election of the Democratic Socialists Republic of Sri Lanka. This was the first election conducted under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution which removed the two term limitation imposed on the office of the President. This was also the election that witnessed unprecedented levels of misuse of public resources amounting to ...
February 26, 2015admin
A study done by Transparency International Sri Lanka revealed that 95% of the General Public thinks they have an entitlement to the right to obtain information they attempt to seek but it was also revealed that 49.6% of respondents were not aware of a right called “Right to information”. Read Full report: Sinhala | Tamil | English
February 24, 2015admin
TISL representatives along with the committee members of Free Media Movement met Gayantha Karunathilaka Minister of Media and Mass Communication on the 27th January 2015 to request the government to expedite the process of introducing new legislations on Right to Information. TISL representatives requested the government to prepare the Right to Information act in line with international standers and make available space for civil society to involved in the bill drafting process. Meanwhile, the FMM members presented ...
February 13, 2015admin