Civic Engagement 2014-16



Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption committed towards the promotion of principles of good governance and the elimination of corruption in all sectors and spheres in Sri Lanka. Initiated in 1999, TISL has worked with elected and public officials at the national and local level, media, youth, academics, policy makers and the citizenry at large on advocating for stronger accountability and transparency practices in governance by ... Read More
March 16, 2016admin


TISL made a verbal presentation to the Public Representation Committee on Constitutional Reforms and presented 12 proposals on the 04th March 2016. TISL is to hand over its written submissions within two weeks. One of the proposals is to amend the composition of the Constitutional Council by having more civil society representations to make it more independent. At present the Constitutional Council consists of seven Members of Parliament and only three representatives from the civil society. “This ... Read More
March 4, 2016admin


Transparency International Sri Lanka’s legal arm Shelter for Integrity the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) has so far received 20350 complaints from the public who have experienced corruption while obtaining a service from a State institution. ALACS provide the public with the opportunity to seek legal advice free of charge when they have experienced corruption while obtaining a service from a State institution. These centers provide information on available mechanisms to pursue complaints, and also ... Read More
December 18, 2015admin


TISL’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC)  Matara branch office conducted a two-day training programme for University Students of Ruhuna in order to empower them on Social Media Activism especially in their fight against corruption .The workshop was held at “Solis Hotel –Matara on 16th & 17 October 2105 and attended by 25 participants. The workshop covered a brief introduction to corruption and its wider implication on society especially the youth Localy. International examples were also ... Read More
October 22, 2015admin


Transparency International Sri Lanka is currently conducting survey to find out whether the voters were satisfied with the arrangement made by Election commissioner during the election. This survey will cover more than 13 communities including people living in slums. Main objectives of the survey are to measure voter satisfaction with the service the election commissioner provides and understand the level of engagement with voting process, obstacle to voting and finding the gaps and address the identified ... Read More
October 6, 2015admin


A one-day workshop on Conducting Internal Investigations to Ensure Good Governance, organized by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Administration was held on 29th May 2015 at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Public Administration, Local Government and Democratic Governance. The Internal Investigative officers of the Ministry took part in the workshop. The workshop was conducted on a request made by the secretary of the ministry J.Dadallage. Additional secretary of ... Read More
June 4, 2015admin


Susari Sevana the legal arm of the Transparency International Sri Lanka conducted another legal clinic in Galwalagodakanda community hall in Poddala with the participation of over 65 villagers on the 16th May 2015. Rajika Wijethunge Southern Province coordinator of Legal Aid Commission and TISL’ Southern Provionce coordinator lawyer Thushani Kandilpana along with several lawyers conducted the clinic. Most prominently featured grievance in the clinic was non issuance of land permits by the Land Reclamation Commission(LRC). Although the villagers ... Read More
May 20, 2015admin


The Shelter for Integrity, Transparency International Sri Lanka’s Legal arm conducted another  Whistle-blower training programme in Matara for civil society organisations of Matara and Galle recently. The Training programme held at the Sarvodaya auditorium in Matara The participants were encouraged to make complaints on injustices faced from Police and political interferences in water supply. They were breifed to raise their voice against politica interference in when presenting the land deeds. The ALAC resource team stressed the importance ... Read More
May 7, 2015admin


Members of the Transparency international Sri Lanka (TISL) met with the Chamber of Commerce, Vavuniya to discuss the issues which affect owners of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the area on the 9th of March 2015.The meeting took place in Vavuniya. This was the first step to find out the problems faced by proprietors of SMEs in the region. At the discussion one of the primary problems identified by the Chamber of Commerce was pertaining ... Read More
March 12, 2015admin