An article has been circulating online and on social media with a title alleging “Many lakhs embezzled at Anti-Corruption Organisation TISL! Executive Director and Senior Officer Accused!!” (translated from Sinhala). This article which makes no mention of an author, contains many falsehoods and there has been no attempt to connect with TISL to obtain any comment on the matter prior to publication. The incident referred to pertains to an act of misappropriation which was internally detected ...
December 11, 2020haritha
Dear Editor, Further to your article titled 'Dept. probes TISL official working sans valid visa' on the Daily News front page dated 27 January 2017, we wish to place on record our disappointment that the Daily News has titled the article with a claim that the TISL official was working without a valid visa. Having provided the relevant law for your reference, Gazette 10/896 of 23 February 1956 (under the Immigrants and Emigrants Act), which demonstrates the ...
January 30, 2017admin
Dear Editor, Further to your article titled 'Several Activists Leave Transparency International' on today's Daily Mirror front page dated 26 January 2017, we wish to place on record our disappointment that the Daily Mirror did not seek a comment or clarification from Transparency International Sri Lanka. We further wish to state that certain employee contracts, such as the referenced Senior Manager's, have not been renewed due to several factors, including the actions of employees done in bad faith and ...
January 27, 2017admin
Dear Sir, I am writing to correct an article published about Transparency International Sri Lanka in the Sunday Leader this week. Transparency International is not undertaking a review of TISL, as the headline and article suggested (Amidst allegations of corruption, Transparency International’s Sri Lanka Chapter under review) and the final paragraph about the reasons for the audit is untrue. Transparency International is the Secretariat that provides support for the Transparency International anti-corruption movement that has more than 100 chapters ...
December 18, 2016admin
Two prominent members of the Transparency International Sri Lanka its chairman and senior lawyer J. C. Weliamuna and leading investigator B.A.W. Abeywardane were part of the Board of Inquiry which found shocking details of corruption running into billions of dollars at Sri Lankan airlines under the former government. The Board of Inquiry headed by J. C. Weliamuna found instances of gross abuse of power,manipulations of service contracting, recruitment of unqualified staff and major security breaches. The Weliamuna ...
April 6, 2015admin
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SRI LANKA RECEIVED DEATH THREATS FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS TO TRAIN JOURNALISTS The Committee to Protect Journalists, Front Line Defenders, the International Press Institute, and Reporters without Borders join with the anti-corruption movement Transparency International to express concern about the escalating intimidation of civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists and call on the Sri Lankan authorities to take firm action to protect the safety of civil society. 2014 has been marked by a steady escalation ...
November 21, 2014admin
Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, condemns the continued harassment of its chapter in Sri Lanka, including a growing number of death threats to the staff, and demands the government investigate. Transparency International Sri Lanka’s work is centred on fighting corruption in Sri Lanka. To this end it has monitored elections, trained local government officials on budget transparency and has run a series of workshops to train journalists how to uncover corruption in the both the ...
November 4, 2014admin
Journalists and staff members of the Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) made complaints to the Inspector General of Police on the threats they received for conducting an event to award certificates to the trained Investigative Journalists in Colombo recently. As part of its regular programme of work, TISL organized a series of training programmes for journalists to build their capacity on investigative journalism. All resource persons and participants were Sri Lankans. At the completion of the ...
October 22, 2014admin
At this year’s annual membership meeting in Berlin, the Transparency International movement elected José Ugaz, a former president of the movement’s chapter in Peru and a leading anti-corruption lawyer, as the new chair. This is the first time in the organisation’s 21-year history that a leader of one of Transparency International’s chapters has been chosen to lead the movement. Read More: http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/new_leadership_at_transparency_international
October 21, 2014admin