Research 2014-16


Public Service Commission (PSC) in Sri Lanka is very critical to well-functioning public service as this institution promotes and safeguards the merit principle in recruitment, promotion, and career management of public servants. Therefore, it may be argued that the PSC is the ultimate source of accountability for the public bureaucracy and de facto a core institution of accountability. However, in recent years, the PSC's image has been seriously tarnished due to the perception of excessive politicization ... Read More
July 5, 2015admin


The right to be free from torture and inhuman and degrading treatment is a basic guarantee, recognized universally and without limitation. It is a right if assailed intrinsically affects the dignity of a person. Governance, in its processes of decision-making and implementation of policy for the benefit of the people, is regularly involved in decisions and actions which affect the dignity of people. As such basic rights are constitutionally guaranteed as a check on government ... Read More
June 4, 2015admin


According to a study done by Transparency International Sri Lanka, to assess citizen’s perception of the progress made in the 100 day program of the present government, 62% of the respondents stated that the government’s tackling of corruption failed to meet their expectations. Meanwhile, 32% of the respondents said that they are somewhat satisfied with the government’s actions against corruption while only 6% was found it satisfactory. Transparency International Sri Lanka, the local chapter of the global ... Read More
April 20, 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


A study done by Transparency International Sri Lanka revealed that 95% of the General Public thinks they have an entitlement to the right to obtain information they attempt to seek but it was also  revealed that 49.6% of respondents were not aware of a right called “Right to information”. Read Full report: Sinhala    |    Tamil    |    English
February 24, 2015admin


Public accountability of public finance, is one of the cardinal principles of a participatory parliamentary democracy1, which historically, in constitutional traditions are closely connected to civil liberties. As such, full control over public finance is constitutionally vested in Parliament.2 Financial oversight of the public purse is facilitated by the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE), and the Committee on Public Accounts (PAC). This position paper examines the workings of COPE. Click here to Download Full Position Paper:  English
July 29, 2014haritha


                  “A TISL study has claimed that women have faced the highest instances of corruption in obtaining legal services. The Police and the Judiciary need to take special note of the fact, and take preventative and remedial measures to purge their institutions. After all, they are the implementing and remedial agencies of the law", said Professor Maithree Wicramasinghe, Director, Center for Studies, University of Kelaniya. “Sri Lanka signed and ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption in ... Read More
June 30, 2014


Dr. Udan Fernando visiting academic, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Open University of Sri Lanka said that Transparency International Sri Lanka needs to be congratulated for its commitment to speak out when a great majority is not speaking either out of fear or due to self-censorship. He said this while making the keynote address at the launch of the Sri Lanka Governance Report 2012-2013, at BMICH on 29th May, 2014. Governance Report is the only ... Read More
June 4, 2014


Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) released its latest report the only publication that exclusively focuses on the status of governance in Sri Lanka ‘The Sri Lanka Governance Report 2012/13’ last Thursday 29th May 2014. The first copy of the report was officially handed over to the chief guest Royal Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka H.E. Ms.Grete Lochen by Executive Director of TISL S. Ranugge at a ceremony held in BMICH. The Governance Report is a regular publication ... Read More
June 2, 2014haritha