Over 500 public officials and CBO representatives from 82 ‘grama niladhari ‘ divisions in Polpithigama in the Kurunegala district were trained at 26 Workshops on Anti-Corruption and Good Governance conducted by TISL’s TISl’s Capacity Building Unit (CBU) .
Divisional Secretary- Polpithigama, R.M.Rathnayaka, Asst. Div Secretary, R.P.G. Podineris & TISL’s Sandun Gunawardana(TISL) were the resource persons.
A two-day Basic Training Programme on Anti-corruption and Good Governance for elected members and office staff of Polpithigama Pradeshiya Sabha was held on 24 & 25 November 2009.
The topics discussed were:
– What is corruption? -What are the causes of Corruption? -Consequences of the corruption – The Image of the corrupt person
Commissioner of Local Government, Kurunegala – ….. Weerasekara, TISL CBU Programme Coordinator, Sandun Gunawardane addressed the gathering.
A secondary training progamme for selected participants who actively took part in basic training took place at Ibbagamuwa Training Centre on 26 & 27 November. These participants voluntarily came forward to draft an Action Plan aimed at curbing corruption in their area. A group of 40 participants including Pradeshiya Sabha ministers, public officials and CBO representatives took part.
Ethics and principles of public officials, legal aspects of corruption, complaining mechanism, efficiency & productivity were among the topics discussed.
Among the resource persons were Bribery Commisisoner Director-General Lakshmi Jayawickrama, Commissioner of Local Government- Kurunegala,….Weerasekera, Divisional Secretary – Kurunegala, Nimal Kotuwala Gedara ( (Divisional Secretary- Polpithigama, R.M.Rathnayaka & Assistant Div Secretary, R.P.G. Podineris participated as resource persons.
TISL Capacity Building Unit joined Helvitas to conduct a two- day workshop on the theme of ‘Strengthening Transparency, Integrity and Accountability’ for Peace Co-existence Committees on 14 & 15 November in Batticaloa.