Tagged with corruption

Empowering citizens to fight corruption

Daily Mirror January 8, 2015 marked a turning point in the course of the Sri Lanka’s political history. A powerful President who was held in high regard for defeating the LTTE was rejected by the public at large. They instead placed their faith in the hands of the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena.    The catchy … Continue reading

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Who guards the yahapalana guards?

A wild goose chase (Original Title – Island Editorial) Sri Lanka must be the country with the highest number of anti-corruption campaigners in the world. If one kicks a wayside bush, at least a dozen anti-corruption activists will be thrown out, as they say. These knights in shining armour sitting astride swift, white steeds, embark … Continue reading

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Floods, Landslides, Disasters and Corruption

Daily Mirror Editorial Pre-monsoonal rains by May 26 have resulted in 16 deaths and 138,292 persons from 35,129 families being displaced. The monsoon proper has not even commenced, but the number of deaths and displaced continue to rise   According to the Disaster Management Centre, in May 2016, 301,602 people were affected by the floods and … Continue reading

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Flogging a lame horse

Island Editorial It has been reported that the government is planning to legislate for the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to be vested with powers to deal with the private sector as well. This is something long overdue. We have, over the past several years, pointed out, in this space, the … Continue reading

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