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Country: Sri Lanka
Action Plan: Sri Lanka National Action Plan 2016-2018
IRM Report: Sri Lanka Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 (Year 1)
Year Action Plan: 2016
Start Date: 8/1/2016  |  End Date: 6/30/2018

From the Action Plan

 
Regulation of Political Campaign Financing Commitment: Strengthen the anti-corruption framework to increase constructive public participation Freedom from corruption is a crucial and inseparable element of open government, and must be approached from the dual perspective of apprehension and prevention. The acknowledgment of the prevalence of corruption in the state sector and elsewhere serves as a necessary precedent to addressing the problem in a comprehensive fashion. A multi-stakeholder approach is necessary to ensure the method of addressing the problem is representative and participatory, while ensuring a strong legislative framework that is compliant with Sri Lanka’s UNCAC obligations. Timeline: August 2016- June 2018 The enactment and implementation of the RTI Act Lead Agency Office of the President, CIABOC (Independent Commission) Other Actors FCID, Attorney-General’s Department, All organizations and coalitions interested in anti-corruption efforts (Civil Society, Private Sector) Issues to be Addressed 1. To ensure conformity with the Constitution (Article 156A) and State’s UNCAC obligations, including the need for the inclusion of the private sector in the anti-corruption framework as referred to in Milestone 1. 2. To ensure coordination and information sharing among various anti-corruption agencies. 3. Lack of an assessment and the findings to be published on the requirement for a cadre of independent investigators on corruption issues. 4. Lack of a national corruption prevention strategy. 5. Need to regulate political campaign financing including disclosure of donors and resource providers. 6. Inability to disseminate asset declarations available to the public. 7. Address the disconnection in the mandate of corruption investigation and money laundering investigations. 8. The need to amend section 17 of the CIABOC Act to share information between corruption investigation bodies. Main Objective To strengthen the anti-corruption framework and facilitate tri partite; public, private, civil society oversight and ownership of anti-corruption efforts. OGP Challenge Improve public service deliveries, economical and effective management of state resources, constructive civic engagement in public decision making mechanisms and increase public integrity. OGP Principles Transparency Accountability Public Participation6. Government to amendment the election laws to include a disclosure (declarations register) of the quantum and sources of campaign contributions. New Jan. 2017 Dec. 2018

Lead Institution: Office of the President, CIABOC (Independent Commission)


Support Institution: FCID, Attorney-General’s Department, All organizations and coalitions interested in anti-corruption efforts (Civil Society, Private Sector)

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From the IRM Review

 

Year IRM Progress Report Published: 2018

For commitment details, see the full report: English | Sinhala | Tamil
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