Keeping track of the fight against corruption

Keeping track of the fight against corruption

Written by Staff Writer

16 Oct, 2018 | 2:37 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Transparency International Sri Lanka, launched an online tracker system, to monitor the sri lankan government’s anti corruption pledges and to inform their advocacy strategy.

During the 2016 anti corruption summit held in London, the government of Sri Lanka made five pledges towards combatting corruption in the country.

Speaking to News 1st on the matter, Executive Director of Transparency International Sri Lanka, Asoka Obeyesekara stated that Sri Lanka is probably the only country in the world to constitutionally recognize the implementation of the commitments under the UN convention against corruption.

He continued to say that there are 71 such commitments out of which 39 are mandatory, adding that out of the mandatory commitments eight were completed.

The first pledge was about Sri lanka’s commitment to implement the UN covention against corruption. The second pledge was on tackling corruption and money laundering, while the third focused on implementing a victims and witness protection in Sri lanka.

 

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