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* Sri Lankan government to amend laws related to funding of NGOs
Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 06:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 25, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka plans to amend laws related to providing funds to Non Government Organizations (NGOs) in the country.

The laws will be amended in a manner that would provide the government with a legal mandate to closely scrutinize funding received by NGOs.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made these comments at a meeting with media heads yesterday at Temple Trees, local media reported.

The President has made this comment in response to a statement by an editor of a newspaper that there was no transparency when it comes to funds received or spent by NGOs in the country.

The President had responded saying that it was difficult for the government to trace the origins of funds received by NGOs under the existing laws. External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has added at the meeting that under the laws that existed before 1977, NGOs should reveal their funding sources and how those funds were spent, but it is not so under the current laws.

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