Filed under Corruption and Cheat

“Real revenue opportunity” only in Natural Disasters

Daily Mirror Citizen Participatory Audit Novel approach for State accountability (Original Title) In spite of the fact Sri Lanka had ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, had endorsed freedom of information legislation and had established different sorts of anti-corruption agencies, corruption is still perceived as one of the biggest problems that is currently being … Continue reading

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Devani worthy of emulation

Island By Ashley de Vos The Gampaha District forest officer Devani Jayathilaka took a stand against the construction of a playground in the Kadolkele mangrove swamp off the Negombo Lagoon. It is well known that mangroves are the breeding grounds and the refuge for most fish species till they are old enough to venture into … Continue reading

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Botswana’s Patriots and Sri Lanka’s Plunderers

Botswana’s Example (Island People’s Opinion Page) When Botswana, a landlocked country in Africa, gained independence in 1966, more than half the population lived in poverty. Much of the country is covered in desert. The current population is 2.3 million. Since the 1970s, diamonds have been mined in Botswana and the government charges very high taxes … Continue reading

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Public sector lets down the people of Sri Lanka?

Daily FT  The cycle of corruption continues in the public sector Last week shocked every Sri Lankan when the global media revealed the Rs. 17 billion scandal at SriLankan airlines on the purchase of aircraft from Airbus. Given that the investigation was done at a global level, the credibility of the facts are strong on … Continue reading

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Soaring corruption and Need for Resurrection of DSC

Island Editorial/ Opinion Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called upon the government to demand compensation from Airbus for having bribed a SriLankan Airlines executive and his wife to clinch aircraft sales. One cannot but agree with him. Sri Lanka must sue Airbus. Now that the aircraft manufacturing giant has paid USD 4 billion in … Continue reading

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