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* Transparency International Sri Lanka launches platform to track progress of government's anti-corruption commitment
Mon, Oct 15, 2018, 11:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 15, Colombo: The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) today launched an online platform to track the progress that has been made in key anti-corruption commitments made by the government.

Releasing a statement TISL said Government of Sri Lanka represented by President Maithripala Sirisena was a participant among the 43 governments and six international organizations at the Anti-Corruption Summit held in London in May 2016.

The Sri Lankan government has made several broad-based pledges at the Anti-Corruption Summit, which resulted in a bold Global Declaration Against Corruption, according to the TISL statement.

The three pledges that will be tracked through the online platform are the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), tackling grand corruption & money laundering and the protection of victims and witnesses. These broad pledges are further broken down into a total of 47 articles covering a wide range of commitments to combat corruption.

Asoka Obeyesekere, Executive Director at TISL said, the watchdog hopes that the tracker will serve as a tool to promote accountability in the government to fulfill their anti-corruption commitments.

"Sri Lanka is unique in constitutionally enshrining our commitment to implementing the UN Convention against Corruption. As corruption also continues to feature prominently in the public discourse, we hope the data that will be provided through the tracker will empower the public and other stakeholders to focus their efforts in the fight against corruption," Obeysekara said.

The tracker can be accessed at


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