Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Five police officers arrested over deaths of two Jaffna University students
-- [35 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Telecom wins government fiber optic broadband deal
-- [1 hour and 8 minutes ago]
'Living Heritage' event to showcase and promote heritage of Sri Lankan capital Colombo
-- [1 hour and 23 minutes ago]
India - Sri Lanka joint military training exercise 'Mithra Shakthi' 2016 begins next week
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka expects GSP+ between March and May 2017 if current reforms continued
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation increases to 4.7 percent in September 2016
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs arrests Chinese national attempting to smuggle gems worth over Rs. 11 million
-- [9 hours ago]
Industrial and Technology Development super zone to be established in Kalutara
-- [9 hours ago]
Court lifts enjoining order against 'Usaviya Nihandai' documentary
-- [9 hours ago]
President's permission is mandatory in clearing forests, moving earth

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.