Coordination among Anti-Corruption Agencies (LK0018)
Action Plan: Sri Lanka National Action Plan 2016-2018
Action Plan Cycle: 2016
Lead Institution: Office of the President, CIABOC (Independent Commission)
Support Institution(s): FCID, Attorney-General’s Department, All organizations and coalitions interested in anti-corruption efforts (Civil Society, Private Sector)
Policy AreasAnti-Corruption Institutions, Private Sector, Public Participation
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 Participation5.
a) Government to establish an ad hoc multi-stakeholder committee comprising of government, civil society and the private sector in consultation with CIABOC to review the mandates of existing corruption investigation agencies to ensure the avoidance of duplication of efforts, enhanced information sharing (e.g. amendment to s.17 CIABOC Act) and specialized and independent investigations into allegations of corruption.
New August 2016 Dec. 2016
b) Multi-stakeholder committee on corruption investigation agency mandates to publish its findings in the public domain. New Jan. 2017 August 2017
c) Government and CIABOC to implement recommendations of the multi-stakeholder committee on corruption investigation agency mandates and each agency to annually publicly report on instances of duplication. New August 2017 June 2018
d) Civil society to publicly monitor progress of implementation of the findings of such committee. New August 2017 June 2018
Sri Lanka's Commitments
Integrity officers to decrease bribery and corruption
LK0024, 2019, Capacity Building
Asset declaration system
LK0025, 2019, Asset Disclosure
Increase use of RTI
LK0026, 2019, E-Government
citizen participation in health
LK0027, 2019, E-Government
Campaign against youth drug use
LK0028, 2019, Education
LK0029, 2019, E-Government
Agriculture support policy
LK0030, 2019, Capacity Building
Participation for persons with disabilities
LK0031, 2019, Land & Spatial Planning
Disability rights bill
LK0032, 2019, Legislation & Regulation
Disaster management planning
LK0033, 2019, Capacity Building
nationak environmental policy
LK0034, 2019, Environment and Climate
LK0035, 2019, Capacity Building
local service delivery
LK0036, 2019, E-Government
feedback on public bus
LK0037, 2019, E-Government
implementing UN convention on the rights of the child in a participatory manner
LK0038, 2019, Legislation & Regulation
Improving public access to preventive and curative strategies to combat Chronic Kidney Disease
LK0001, 2016, Health
Transparent Policy to Provide Safe and Affordable Medicines for All
LK0002, 2016, Capacity Building
National Health Performance
LK0003, 2016, Capacity Building
Ensuring transparency and impartiality in teacher recruitment policy and process in Sri Lanka
LK0004, 2016, Capacity Building
Enhance the services of Government Information Center (GIC- 1919) for Inclusive, Transparent, accountable and Efficient Governance, using ICT as enabler
LK0005, 2016, Capacity Building
Promote the Open Data Concept and delivering the benefits to Citizens through ICT
LK0006, 2016, Capacity Building
National Environmental Act (NEA) Amendments
LK0007, 2016, Capacity Building
LK0008, 2016, Capacity Building
Flora and Fauna Protection
LK0009, 2016, Capacity Building
Transparent and Accountable Procurement System for Local Authorities in Sri Lanka
LK0010, 2016, Capacity Building
Local Authority Procurement System Implementation
LK0011, 2016, Legislation & Regulation
Annual Work Plan of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs to include a transparent and accountable process to implement selected Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Concluding Observations.
LK0012, 2016, Gender
CEDAW Implementation – Accountability
LK0013, 2016, Gender
CEDAW – Inclusion
LK0014, 2016, Gender
Strengthening Women Participation in the political decision making process at the local level
LK0015, 2016, Capacity Building
Strengthen the anti-corruption framework to increase constructive public participation
LK0016, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
LK0017, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Coordination among Anti-Corruption Agencies
LK0018, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Corruption and Money Laundering
LK0019, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
LK0020, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Disseminate Asset Declaration
LK0021, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
The enactment and implementation of the RTI Act
LK0022, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
LK0023, 2016, Legislation & Regulation