Category: Position Papers/ Legislative Briefs

TISL Position Papers


During the past weeks, a serious political debate has evolved in regard to the government’s decision to borrow US$500 Million facilitated by selected private international banks. Since the debate raised several governance issues, including the transparency of borrowing procedures, TISL has decided to issue this Position Paper. This paper is ... Read More
September 12, 2007haritha


Background Sri Lanka’s past history of insulating its public service from political interference has not been admirable. Framers of both the First Republican Constitution, (The 1972 Constitution) and the Second Republican Constitution (The 1978 Constitution) removed provisions in the Independence Constitution that attempted to provide protection for an independent public service. ... Read More
May 16, 2006haritha


Why a new law The existing law on Declaration of Assets and Liabilities is complex and ineffective. There is no provide for any effective mechanism to follow up and prosecute offenders or to recover the stolen assets by state officials.The Law is weak on several aspects including the burden of proof. ... Read More
February 16, 2006haritha


Sri Lanka has an unfortunate trend of having jumbo cabinets since the late 1980s. Though not seen ex facie as a matter affecting the accountability of the system of government, the public and intellectuals have generally been critical of the concept of a large Cabinet and prefers a small Cabinet.Rationale ... Read More
January 17, 2006haritha