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IN PURSUIT OF “ABSOLUTE INTEGRITY” Identifying Causes for Police Corruption in Sri Lanka

A Public opinion poll conducted by Transparency International (2001-2002) reflected that the Police is perceived to be the most corrupt public institution in the region including Sri Lanka. Taking into account the fact that the Police Department itself, due to its workload and other restrictions has no time and facilities to keep a tab on the pulse of its work which has an impact upon the public, TISL has taken this challenge to venture into this area of study. The sole objective of this research exercise was to identify the possible causes for such perception, with a view to improving the system and set in place sustainable accountability mechanisms. This report can be identified as a tool which can be used for favourable changes to be brought in by the policy makers.


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