As Transparency International reported earlier UNCAC sets new standards and marks a breakthrough in the facilitation of returning stolen assets. Under the new convention such issues could be addressed with effective remedies, while placing international obligations upon State parties to minimize corruption within their jurisdiction. Its success requires political will and a commitment to monitor implementation.TI very strongly supports the Committee’s inclusion (which can be found in the draft UN General Assembly resolution to adopt the Convention) of a decision to designate December 9th as the annual International Anti-Corruption Day.
TISL regrets that the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has failed to play a role in the drafting process of this important convention. TISL, on numerous occasions, requested the GOSL to contribute to the evolution of this convention so that the people of Sri Lanka will have ownership of the convention whilst the government displays its commitment to combat corruption
TISL welcomes the international convention against corruption and urges the GOSL to be one of the first signatories to the convention. We are confident that the President, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers will consider this as an opportunity to express their commitment to curb corruption globally while minimizing corruption from within.